Weezer Video: Pork and Beans
Okay, so you know that “music video from a prominent band” I mentioned?
As some of you have no doubt surmised, it was Weezer, for their single Pork and Beans. That is really us, but since it was shot in HD and then downscaled to YouTube I’ve been cut out of almost every shot.
Fun fact: they apparently wanted Star Wars Kid initially; when that didn’t pan out, they called us. Works for me!
We also managed to talk them into letting us do the lightsaber effects for the video ourselves, although ultimately I did all the lightsabers and Ryan did all the drumsticks (which they wanted in red and then changed).
That is *really* everyone it’s supposed to be. Doing the shoot was incredibly surreal given that we had all seen and enjoyed each others’ videos, and everyone there was incredibly cool and fun to talk to. (And yes, they’d all seen the South Park episode they were in.)We all exchanged e-mails, which may just turn out to be your high school yearbook “K.I.T.!!!” gesture, but hopefully not.
Anyway, we all had a great time and even though we’re not in there for much of it, we’re proud to be a part of it and we hope it gets a bazillion views.