Consider this a casting call without headshots, a couch, or lecherous expectations.
Last year I wrote a blogging parody entitled “Say the Things” which poked fun at my obsession with comments. Several bloggers from across the country submitted clips and participated in the goofy music video that accompanied the song.
Well, I’m thrilled to announce that my next parody is finally ready for the airwaves. This time, I’m taking some jabs at the notion that blogging provides an easy path to riches and freebies. As before, I’m hoping bloggers (and even non-bloggers) want to take part.
WHAT is it?
The parody is called “Blog Star” and it’s written to Nickelback’s “Rock Star.” While I wrote the lyrics, I did the world a favor and hired a professional singer to make it come to life.
I’m looking for people who are open to lip-synching and sending me their high-quality videos so I can lace them together for a video. I’ll be editing in the same fashion as Nickelback’s music video, which you can see below for reference and to get ideas.
WHO can participate?
If you possess a video camera, self confidence, and a creative spirit, you’re in! See the antics in the video above? That’s what I’m after. I just want something fun, engaging, and goofy. Once you confirm that you want to be in the video, I’ll send you the lyrics and an MP3 recording to work from.
Then, you’ll simply lipsynch the parts and/or stanzas you want to do and send me the high-quality video clip. It’s easy!
HOW can I be a part of this?
Just leave a comment here and I’ll be in touch! Don’t publicly list your email address. Just be sure to add your real email in the required field when leaving your comment. I’m the only one who’s able to see it so rest assured that no spammers will contact you until the day I sell all of your personal information for fast cash (kidding).
WHAT do I have to do?
Do whatever you want!
I expect to have a LOT of participants so almost everyone will only appear for a line or even half a line (just like the original video). This in mind, you certainly don’t have to lip synch the entire song. You could just extract a few stanzas that appeal to you and act ‘em out while lipsynching in true rock star fashion. Because I expect multiple submissions for each stanza, it’s best to send a few to boost your chances of being included. I’ll be lacing the video together based on the nature of the submission, video quality, energy, creativity, etc.
Know that I’m not expecting cinematic marvels, just creative people having fun. Even if you’re just dancing away in your living room, that’s great. It’d be better if you were outside or did something creative that related to the part you were singing, but I’m cool either way!
BUT I’m not a blogger!
So what?! If you want in and you can hit me up with something awesome, you’re in!
HOW can I reserve a stanza?
If after you get the song and lyric sheet you have an AMAZINGLY creative or awesome idea for a particular verse, contact me right away. I just might reserve it for you!
WHAT happens now?
Right now, I’m just taking names so we can collectively kick ass. I need to see how many want in so I know how to best divvy up the proverbial pie. I’m hoping to have all the participants nailed down by the end of this week so I can allow a week or two for everyone to film and submit their videos.
The process is pretty simple:
1. Let me know you’re interested by commenting below or emailing me direct.
2. After a quick introductory email I’ll send you the lyrics sheet and MP3 recording to work from.
3. You’ll do something incredibly creative and awesome.
4. Once I get your video, I’ll edit it and embed it into the track.
5. When all of the videos have been placed and all lyrics lipsynched, the world will be rocked.
6. You’ll get noticed by a talent scout.
7. For a mime troupe.
8. You’ll get rich pretending to break out of small fake boxes.
9. People will hate you because you’re a mime.
10. You won’t care because mimes like you make mad bank.
I’m hoping to have a few dozen participants, each with a few lines, and considering how creative you’ve all been with the Take Me With You campaign, I know we can knock this out of the park.
Have questions? Post below and I’ll answer them so others can see the reply.
Ready to rock? Post below and I’ll be in touch.
Thank you in advance for playing along, it’s gonna be great, I promise. I honestly can’t wait to see what you all come up with.