I never thought I'd have to admit this to anyone outside of the small group of people who SHARE my addiction, but... well... it's become an issue.
You see, I'm addicted to those stupid "Teen" movies. Movies like "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Dude, Where's My Car" and the like. Yes, yes, I know I should be hanging my head in shame, but it's stupid, silly fun. Turn the brain off for two hours fun. You know what I'm talking about. Guilty Pleasure Fun.
So it was this GPF that let me to investigate the movie "Sky High" after archanglrobriel talked about it in HIS eljay. Looking at the cast led me to ANOTHER teen movie called "Undiscovered" that opens this weekend. It's the "young musician has to choose between falling in love and getting famous" story line. Dunno if I'll see it (I don't have any Teen Movie Guilty Pleasure Partners in California yet), but in the corner of the page there was a link to the "Undiscovered Talent Contest" -- I became intrigued.
It was silly. You videotape yourself singing one of the songs from the movie and send it in. They even provided vocal free mp3s for you.
I was intrigued.
But, being me, I couldn't do it simply, no.
Monday morning, I got up and went to work. I recorded the song. This was the first time I didn't do it in one take. I punched in sections that weren't to my liking, edited stuff down, processed, re-processed. After about 2 hours I had a pretty decent version of it recorded. Then I went to town with the cam-corder, recording me singing the thing in four different locations around the house and yard. Another 2.5 hours gone.
Then I sat down to edit.
All in all, I spent about thirteen hours on it (minus a trip to Red Robin with Turk and Carla) and I uploaded the thing at 11:47 on the 15th. The deadline was midnight.
So to make a long story short (too late), today I got a phone call FROM LIONSGATE FILMS. Yeah, from the Film Company themselves. The nice man informed me that I made it into the top 10 videos submitted.
So what does this mean? Well, first of all, it means I win a freaking DV camera! How's that for sexy? Second, it means that I have to take that DV camera and film my friends pimping me so that WHEN THEY PUT MY VIDEO ONLINE people will be convinced to vote for it.
So, if I'm voted number one, I win a walk-on roll (Read that EXTRA) in an upcoming LionsGate film, and four hours of recording time in a studio, with a producer and everything.
Why do you care about this? Cause I'm going to be begging all of you to vote for me shortly. :)
And so, my Guilty Pleasure becomes exposed not only to my friends, but to the whole world.
Here's the video (~2.5 meg Quicktime file) if you want to see it. It's not fantabulous. Keep in mind it's only 13 or so hours of work. It's cheesy. No laughing at me where I can hear you. :) And yes, it really is me singing, even if the lips don't always synch up.
So Dorky I'm Famous
P.S. If you're not San Jose Local and want to be a part of the pimping, make a video of yourself pimping me with your cameraphone and email it to Klae (at) ObeyYour.tv and I'll try to figure out how to include it. :)