As you may know, I am a Video Editor – and one of the things (probably the main thing) that inspired me to work in television post production was actually music videos.
Music videos are one of my favourite things in the world and I spent hours and I MEAN literally hours when I was growing up watching them Even now in the modern world, I can find myself getting lost on YouTube watching music videos for hours on end – they are an addiction.
This month we are looking at a band that I actually only really started to like BECAUSE of their music videos. I couldn’t really stand their music when they first came out but then I started to watch their videos and it was much after Under The Cork Tree came out but much before the next album, I became a fan but this happened because of the videos (and still am as this site is dedicated to one of my favourite set of lyrics by them) – Fall Out Boy.
Fall Out Boy – I Don’t Care
Why did you choose this particular video?
This is not my favourite Fall Out Boy video by far but there is a lot to watch and when you get to the end and realise there is a twist, that always fascinated me and made me want to watch it more.
So, what is the narrative?
After a show the other band in the dressing room say they are not rock n roll enough so they go around causing havoc and mayhem….or do they?
Favourite parts of the video?
The main part of the video is that there is a lot of havoc going on and these are intertwined at a fast pace and this means that there is a lot to keep track of. I like this because it works to the pace of the song. My favourite part of this havoc is Pete Wentz messing with a mime artist, it has such comedy value it always makes me laugh.
I really like the colour grading on this video as well – if you look at the parts when they are out and about causing havoc they have a real faded look with a hint of green or blue to the colour and when you look at the performance part the colours are richer. To me, this feels like a metaphor that the performance is a true version of the band and the other parts are ideologies of what you expect a rock band to be.
My favourite part of the whole video is the end when the twist is revealed, when I first watched this video I wasn’t expecting them to be masks with musicians underneath and it was a pretty cool concept and made you want to rewatch the video to see the havoc that they have deliberately caused to drag the bands name through the mud. My favourite reveal is Pete Wentz is actually Mark Hoppus. Not because he is from Blink 182 but because they take the mickey out of Andy Hurley height and when he is revealed he grows in size (Andy is just under 5’6 and Mark Hoppus is just under 6′) .