..or: In bed with Robert Pattinson, so to speak
Phew! I almost had to get myself some liquid courage before posting this. Unfortunately I am a teetolar to the core. Ok.
! warning: video could be considered rated "R"
if you're nit-picking !
So... before you watch, a little faq won't hurt...
(video, embed code and else below)The Top-3 Funeral Piles
What kind of video is this?
It's a little animated musicclip featuring another song of mine, called "Bedtime Stories". I am both musician and artist, so I love to do such things when I have some spare time. And ever since I had played around with my computer programs to make that animated clip for "One Wolf / Jacob's Song" (which was my first experiment in animating), I was eager to improve in that. The result is still raw, since it is all handmade, pic by pic. The song is taken from my album "Do The Right Thing", by the way.
What is it about?"
Bedtime Stories" is a tender lullaby/love song.
Imagine two enamoreds at bedtime, not willing to close their eyes and sleep, like they don't want to miss a single moment together. The line "tell me bedtime stories" is supposed to mean "seduce me", of course. When I wrote this song I tried to make it sound somewhat sexy, but ended up just sweet. Now with this clip it's getting pretty close to what I had intended in the first place.
So why is Robert Pattinson in it?
Pay attention! Didn't I just say, I wanted it to be sexy? ;-)
No, seriously: In the video I tried to illustrate just a girl's dream (that's why the guy is vanishing again and again). And since every girl seems to be dreaming of Rob these days, well... I just felt his face is the most pleasant, intense, natural and expressive face I could get to model the male character in my little story. (in the end though, the girl still has that one polaroid she took of him - so it is left to your imagination whether she's been really just dreaming or not...)
What's it about the "R" rating?
Are you serious?
Apart from the fact that the whole scene takes place in a bed, plus dearest Rob being naked all the time... no. I mean, this is not pornographic or something. Maybe the worst part of it is that he is having a cigarette at one point.
But just in case your 11-year-old robsessed sister is sitting next you, or your super-catholic twicrack granny is looking over your shoulder, you might want to come back later and watch the video without their company first...
Why do you apologize to Rob in the beginning?
Because I truly respect him as a incredibly gifted artist. And though I assume he has a real good sense of humour, I wanted to state that clearly. I didn't lie when I said that I admire him for his singing in the first place (his rendition of "Let me sign" is heartbreaking!). It is not his fault that he's hot too, right?
Click the image below to be taken to the vid in good quality.
Will open in its own tiny popup window. Enjoy!
And please leave a comment here if you don't mind...
(Just in case the link doesn't work for some reason - after receiving encouragement from my favourite fellow Twilight blogger - it's now on youtube too.)
Want to put it on your blog or website?
No prob, I'd appreciate that. Please help yourself with the embed code below (good quality), or get another one at youtube (not so good).
(Just if you do so, be so kind as to not forget to credit. Thanks in advance!)
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