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  • SSS Production Squad: REVISED "I Want My Heaven Now!"

    Ladies and gentlemen, also featuring all the way from jolly old England, legendary internet sensation Mark Longworth on guest vocals! [cue applause, girls fainting] Let's give him a big, warm SSS welcome [cue more applause, occasional outbursts of people yelling, "yeah Mark!].

    And I'd also like to thank Gibson guitars for being the best lending library on the planet. Yes, that's a 2014 Les Paul Standard and a 2015 Thunderbird bass.

    Enjoy! It took me frickin' forever to shoot/edit this.

    Here's the edited version based on the suggestions made here (mostly Goobers).

    Last edited by Anderton; 12-18-2014, 10:14 PM.
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  • #2
    That's a really great video. You obviously put a hell of a lot of work into it

    Song's not bad, too
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    • #3
      i think this is one of your better ones, Craig. nicely done!



      I have a couple thoughts, but one that jumps out at me... why not eliminate the lyrics overlayed on the video? now that you've got some interesting visuals going, the text just makes it seem a little cheezy. IMHO, it would have a more professional sheen without them.

      I also don't like the initial lyrics, up to "time is short, why do I spend it on fools..." (I do like that and what follows).

      but, e.g. "why do I keep on giving without getting something back in return" -- I don't believe that's true. is it?
      Last edited by Goober(s); 12-15-2014, 04:53 PM.

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      • #4
        First, thanks for comments on the video. I'm looking for those as well. I'm undecided about the text. Sometimes it seems like too much and sometimes it seems to underscore a point. Besides, who wants to see my face all the time? Maybe the solution is to use them sparingly. I'll be interested to see what others have to say, I've only done lyric videos and not "live action" ones so any reality tests are welcome.

        As to the initial lyrics, well, I get plenty back from y'all and Gibson. Unfortunately, that's not the totality of my world. Besides, I have to set up a reason to go away...
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        • #5
          Wel that is very damned cool Bro! Great song, really cool video approach as well. You voiced concern about the text...It would be cool if it was in like cartoon text bubbles....Kudos over all Maestro!
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          • #6
            Goobers, I watched it again and I think you're right. But I think if I leave some words in, like when the rest of the screen is black, it would be better than all words or no words. But, that's the beauty of this approach - I can do another version, post it, and get more feedback.

            I like the idea of cartoon bubbles in a couple places, too Not sure how I would do that in Vegas, but hey, I can give it a shot.

            This again shows why exposing my videos to a group of people whose opinions I trust is so valuable...
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            • #7
              Actually, Craig, I have one small criticism

              My vocal is mixed too loud in the pre-choruses. It seems to be drowning out yours. I'd rather it was the other way round

              That is all
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              • #8
                I think the vocals are executed and mixed quite perfectly, so stifle yourself Englishman!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MarkydeSad View Post
                  Actually, Craig, I have one small criticism

                  My vocal is mixed too loud in the pre-choruses. It seems to be drowning out yours. I'd rather it was the other way round

                  That is all
                  It's mixed the way I want it - the object is to add variety, which wouldn't happen if I drowned out your vocal. If I just wanted another me, I could have done it myself .

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Anderton View Post

                    It's mixed the way I want it - the object is to add variety, which wouldn't happen if I drowned out your vocal. If I just wanted another me, I could have done it myself .
                    In that case I'll shut up
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AlamoJoe View Post
                      I think the vocals are executed and mixed quite perfectly, so stifle yourself Englishman!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MarkydeSad View Post
                        Actually, Craig, I have one small criticism

                        My vocal is mixed too loud in the pre-choruses. It seems to be drowning out yours. I'd rather it was the other way round

                        That is all

                        your voice, mixed high, gives it a professional sheen. you sing like a pro bro, get over it!

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                        • #13
                          HAHAHAHA! I'd think I got Mark's Irish up a bit...Except he is English!! HA! I happen to think you have a great voice and it sounded great just the way Craig mixed it. So there!! Curse away Redcoat!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AlamoJoe View Post
                            HAHAHAHA! I'd think I got Mark's Irish up a bit...Except he is English!! HA! I happen to think you have a great voice and it sounded great just the way Craig mixed it. So there!! Curse away Redcoat!
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                            • #15
                              Great finished product, Craig!
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