Fandom: Happy Feet
Music: Rock This Party by Bob Sinclair
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Description: This vid about the all-singing, all-dancing penguins from Happy Feet was the 1st of three Club Vivid 2007 dancey vids I made this year, and its also my favourite of the three.
"Rock This Party" got some pretty high rotation on radio around the end of 2006 in Australia, sampling a guilty pleasure from my nightclubbing nights in the nineties - "Gonna Make you Sweat/Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Music Factory. And I still don't know what possessed me to make a vid to Happy Feet for it, but Im glad it I did because it turned out far better that even I thought it would. I also don't remember what possessed me to barstardize the MTV logo for my own evil purposes, but I think its going to appear on every dancey type vid I make from now on. ;)
Perhaps crazier was the attempt at lip-sync (or beak-sync in this case) of which there is a lot - the whole song isn't synced but the majority of it is. In a lot of cases the beak is either open or shut, which made life a bit easier & although its not 100% perfect, the physical performances of the penguins singing the lines helped immeasuarbly to sell the illusion they were singing the words. And while Lovelace, Mumble & Ramon share the male parts of the song...only Gloria does the female section, so there was some continuity there.
I hope you had fun watching (and if you were at CV, actually dancing to) the vid!
*additional notes: I had already started cutting this vid before Club Vivid was asking for vids, so I decided to make it available for that...it was actually ready by the end of March. And if you're wondering what on earth possessed me to put my hand up for three dance vids is the fact that somewhere down the track Im planning to have a shindig using movie vids that are "party friendly". So I decided to pull my finger out & cut a few myself.