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 Title: Please Please Please Let Met Get What I Want
Artist: The Smiths
Source: Infomercials
Vidders: Joyo and [livejournal.com profile] absolutedestiny /[personal profile] absolutedestiny 

Summary: Isn't there a better way?

Made for Vividcon Premieres 2013

Download: here (31.4 MB)


Ian moved to the States back in January, and we've been staying with my parents.  My dad leaves the TV on when he's at home, so Ian began his crash course in American daytime TV.  One day, an ad came on for Comfy Seat.  He was TOTALLY FASCINATED.  A whole new world of marketing unfolded before his eyes.

He started looking at a subreddit devoted to animated gifs of people from infomercials basically ruining everything.  We started talking and joking and the rest is kind of a blur. I think the song was his idea originally. Basically, we went into some kind of shared coma and when we came to there was a premiere project file and over 100 infomercials on my computer. I cannot remember who said "omg lets send it to premiere".  I remember demanding the credits had a phone number, and a price.

The actual editing was about two short evenings.  We worked in passes.  I can recall moments like "NO! MORE TRAGIC!" and "Well, Melina does say she likes getting lighter vids for Premieres".  And giggling.  Lots of giggling.

And guys:  Towels are really difficult. I think all of us have been there. 

Date: 2013-08-23 03:08 am (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Default)
From: [personal profile] grammarwoman
I giggled so hard at this, you have no idea. Bravo to you both! :D

Date: 2013-08-23 05:00 am (UTC)
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
I loved everything you made this year, but this one really stood out to me: a whole new world to vid! A world of FAIL! A world of confusing towels, radioactively stinky feet, and inconvenient EVERYTHING. So many levels to the hilarity!

Date: 2013-08-24 03:11 am (UTC)
laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Won't somebody think of the helpless lettuce-choppers!

Date: 2013-08-23 05:45 am (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: The captain, wearing an upturned pitcher on his head, gazes critically into the mirror. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
The only vid in Premieres that made me cry. Lord knows it would be the first time! Her expression! The dog frolicking in perfect fulfillment!

Date: 2013-08-23 11:53 am (UTC)
giandujakiss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giandujakiss
Oh my god, that's brilliant - and the final credit shot is just perfect.

Date: 2013-08-24 07:21 am (UTC)
caltha: Close-up photo of a knife embedded in a spread of playing cards. (Default)
From: [personal profile] caltha
THAT WAS AMAZING.

I downloaded it and didn't tell my AMV-watching housemate what the fandom was, just that absolutedestiny was a co-vidder.

My usually super stoic, unimpressed housemate started giggling from the very first shots AND THEN JUST KEPT GIGGLING and we both actually said "oh man that was amazing" like three times in a row after it ended.

So yeah. That was amazing. Thank you for sharing it! :D

Date: 2013-08-25 12:51 am (UTC)
alpheratz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alpheratz
Truly life-affirming. God, I hope so much someone forwards this link to Morrissey. You are a genius.

Date: 2013-08-28 01:32 am (UTC)
semielliptical: deanna troi winking (st:tng:troi)
From: [personal profile] semielliptical
Ahahaha!! Fabulous. :D

Date: 2013-09-08 08:59 pm (UTC)
fennishjournal: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fennishjournal
I cannot imagine the mental pain you must have gone through to produce this beauty but let me tell you: It was worth it! Seriously, though, I used to think infomercials were this work of the devil but from now on I'm gonna watch them as comedy and hum your song in the background.

Date: 2013-09-22 03:15 pm (UTC)
isis: (craptastic squid by scarah)
From: [personal profile] isis
Hee! I salute you for managing to watch all those infomercials.

Date: 2014-03-05 06:12 pm (UTC)
kuwdora: Pooka - card 60, brian froud (Default)
From: [personal profile] kuwdora
so apparently i never got to this half of premieres on the dvds because I didn't know this existed.

this vid holds so much truth and hope and tragedy, i can't even.

towels. so difficult.

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