Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Monday, 3 February 2014

Video Killed The Radio Star

Well now this is interesting coz I was a video star WAY before I was a radio star and that’s not how the songs goes though so you’re just going to have to bare with me. I actually don’t even know what it has to do with what I’m going to show you but sure, bare with me regardless. Also if you think I’m going to show you my girly bits well I can tell you here and now that this is not that type of website and you won’t be seeing me naked. Unless of course you’re hot and available! CALL ME!

So as you might have seen last week, I’ve started rebooting my videos on YouTube. Rebooting is all the rage in Hollywood these days so I said to meself that I may as well get in on the act and here I am!

The first video to get an updating is my first appearance on the All Ireland Talent Show in 2009. This used to be split into 2 separate parts on YouTube but I had the original so I thought I’d fit in all me bits from that day. This was filmed in late 2008 believe it or not. You wouldn’t think I was that old with my youthful good looks would you?

Well take a look and don’t forget to like, comment and share and other YouTubey things! God bless!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Horse Inside

Sometimes ya have to make parody videos while the thing you’re talkin’ about is popular and so that’s why I made this! It’s about the whole horsemeat thing that’s been goin’ on and I thought it’d be funny to make the video and see how it goes. I used the Rubberbandit’s song Horse Outside coz it was kinda the obvious choice to make a parody about horsemeat of. I was testin’ out me new wall in the spare room for green screenin’ but sadly it didn’t work out and so I had to make big changes in the edit. Ah well. Turned out alright. People love a bit of Supermarket Sweep.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Ah Here Leave It Out

This video is hauntin’ me at the moment. The idea came when I was listenin’ to it and thought “What if I used a sample on one of my songs the way Britney says Britney bitch on this one” coz it’s from Gimme More or something and then it dawned on me. I’d use Ah Here Leave It Out coz that’s what everyone was goin’ around sayin’ at the time and so I did a bit of YouTube rippin’ on the original and through the sample in on top of what what I’d recorded. Dr Dre actually hasn’t a patch on my production skills.

Anyway, since I uploaded this people shout Ah Here Leave It Out at me all the time, so much so that it’s now banned in Dignity. It’s gas when Americans watch it coz they don’t have a clue what’s goin’ on!

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Santy Baby

I’d always planned to do something called the 12 days of Christmas in the run up to the big day last year but could never get the time to get it done so in the end I decided to just do this one video! It was a toss up between this and my version of All I Want For Christmas Is You and I chose this. I got me new pyjamas in Penney’s and went downstairs to the Christmas tree in Dignity, set up the camera on me own and filmed it! LOL. See I’m multi-talented!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I’m Too Sexy

I’d always planned to get a puppet for makin videos coz sometimes it’s not that easy to go and get dressed and then go and shoot a video! I thought if I could have someone to just do it instead of me it’d be so easy and that’s where the idea for this came from. The song was recorded ages and so it was just a case of putting them together to see what’d happen. I ended up makin a little appearance in the video meself. Bet ya can’t even notice the jump when the shot changes and I sneak back in to operate the puppet!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

We Are Never Getting Back Together

The very first time I saw the video for the original Taylor Swift song I knew I wanted to make a parody. I sat down to write it and it came so easily! God that sounds filthy! Anyway we just went about recordin it and more ideas were comin as we were writtin and we ended up with what I think is one of the best videos we’ve ever done! Go me!

Monday, 11 March 2013

Empire State Of Ya

This was a little bit different to the other ones I’ve done because the video was filmed way before the song was written! I always knew what way the video was gonna be though and I didn’t wanna do one where I sing the song which a lot of the videos are so this one was a bit different. We’d a good laugh with it though. Actually I did. My poor camera man was in an awful mood with me but feck him! LOL. Yeah it was a little stab at these Irish rappers, some of who are good like that chap from The Original Rudeboys and some are AWFUL and think they’re the reincarnation of Tupac! So it was a bit of a pisstake of them!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Good Times

Sometimes when I write a song I know I want a video for it but don’t have any idea what the video is gonna be. I think I’ll go and shoot something and put it together after to see how it turns out and that’s exactly what I did with this. I never planned anything. I just went downstairs to Dignity and started shootin after the Saturday Show one night. At the end, I was walkin upstairs and I said “I have about 4 times the amount of footage I need” and that’s where the idea for the 4 way split came from! This video has been up on the screens in Dignity since it went live!

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Give Me Chicken Nuggets

I was actually afraid at how this song would go because the Madonna, Nicki Minaj and MIA version wasn’t that much of a hit. I think the album was a total bomb but ah well. I liked it though and I loved the video so I just thought how do we replicate that as easy as possible and this is what we came up with. It was actually simple enough really and involved me lookin a bit like Madonna and shakin me pom poms! SIMPLES!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Gypsy Wedding

This is the song that took my parodies to another level! Before this I was happy with a couple of thousand views at most. I think Hard Knock Life had about 10,000 and the rest were all less than 3000. Some of the non-parody ones were around the 20,000 mark. This one shattered that and all the parodies have since gone mental. Most of them are over 10,000 now!! It also help me get about 500,000 views in the last 6 months of 2012.

The idea was so simple. I’m a big fan of Nicki Minaj so when I got a chance to do one of her songs I ran at it. Starships was huge when it was out and I’d just been watchin loads of My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and so I combined them. What’s mad is the outfits are only on my front and there was nothing behind me! LOL. It was just material we attached to me bra and knickers!

When the video went live we got some amount of feedback and comments. Lots of travellers were unhappy at what I was sayin in the video but a load of them got in touch to say they loved it. My own traveller friends loved it and started spreadin it around. I got a tweet off Thelma Madine from My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings saying she loved it and she showed it to the girls on Thelma’s Gypsy Girls. Was lovely I must say. I’ve even been told that DJs in the Canaries have been playin it!! Ya know you’ve made it when they’re playin ya in the Canaries!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Never Gonna Drink Again

This is a song I’d been performin in me live shows a while but I’d never done a video for. I’d always planned to and even attempted it at some other stage but in the end it never happened so I decided to just go for it and this came about. It was a simple enough one actually coz it just involved me pretendin to be drunk which I’m great at. We kinda played off the idea that it was a sequel to Aldi Vodka!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bleeding Crazy

Carly Rae Jepsen was a big hit last summer with Call Me Maybe and it took me a little while to get into it and then it hit me with a bang. I wanted to make a video for it and couldn’t think of anything that’d work and suddenly I came up with Bleeding Crazy and the stalker idea. This is where JP follows me around bein a pervert. It was filmed in Waterford’s Viking Triangle in the middle of tourist season so ya can imagine the looks we were gettin off the yanks! The fight scene at the end went a bit wrong at one stage when I hit him in the leg with a bottle!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Out Of It

This one was such a rush job! I had the song written, recorded and produced, video shot and edited all within about 5 hours, the Monday after Loreen won the Eurovision with it. It was such a simple one actually. We just tried to mimic her performance from the Eurovision a bit and go all kinds of mad. Was a laugh actually. Although it was rainin which you can’t actually see so I got REAL wet!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Thelma Made Me Beautiful

This song has a very special place in my heart coz the person who it’s about actually asked me for a song! It’s about Thelma Madine who ya might recognise as the dressmaker from My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. She was my video of Gypsy Wedding and loved it so much that she showed it to all the girls from Thelma’s Gypsy Girls. She was tweetin me and asked for a song and this is what I came up with! Really enjoyed makin this. Interestin fact is that we just made the dress from bits of material we had and put lights in it! LOL. Clearly Thelma would do much better!

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Do They Know It’s Christmas

Ah this was fun. We decided to do a group video in Dignity with me, Charmin, Diva and the Glee club and this is what we came up with! It was a bit of fun actually and we wanted to make it is cheesy as possible. Each of the vocals had to be recorded separately and then layered over each other! Look at me bein technical. The video was simple enough actually. We used some live footage of us performin the Glee version that night on the show and then recorded the extra bits.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Wear Suncream

This one is as old as they come. I think I wrote it about 6 or 7 years ago and it was based off something I’d heard on FM104 in 1999 by JimJim Nugent who’s now the breakfast presenter. I basically used the old reliable WWJD? or What Would Joanna Do? and changed it all up a bit. This was probably one of the hardest videos we ever had to shoot and edit because every single line was a separate take and then they all had to be put back together with the original song! Was a mess. Think it took me 10 hours to do in total and that’s on top of the 2 hour shoot. Ya might notice it starts to turn to dusk at the end.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Pot Noodle

This is one of those strange songs that I was kinda hummin to meself for a while before I thought “There’s a song in there”. I’d be walkin through Tesco and suddenly be goin “POT NOODLE!" and so one night I got home from me late night shoppin and wrote it. The idea was pretty simple. We wanted to make it a little bit like an ad but then it’d turn into a sex line which is what happens at the end. The bit where I was hungry and heated it up with the car engine was actually a lot tougher to film than it looked! Ya might notice the lightin got a lot better in this video than the last ones. We’d bought a flood light to help us out with that! Go Woodies!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Northside

This song is OLD! Most of the songs I make videos for are actually brand new and written with the video in mind. Actually only 5 of my parody videos so far are songs that I wrote without videos in mind, some a few years ago (Northside, Santy Baby, Wear Suncream, I’m Too Sexy and Never Gonna Drink Again). The main reason we did this was to actually try to green screen something! I found a great background video and thought it’d be great to use and the only thing that kinda fitted it was Northside so that’s where the idea came from. Wasn’t totally happy with the effects but for a first effort it was grand like!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Medjugorje

This video was actually shot the same night as Last Friday Night however it was a lot more thrown together. Was a bit of an afterthought really but it actually turned out okay which I was delighted about. The idea had been there a few weeks and people were a bit weary of doin something religious so we never really planned it. Eventually we just decided to go for it and it turned out okay! Don’t think it was that offensive, even when Diva shows up as the Virgin Mary at the end!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Last Friday Night

This is probably one of me favourites coz I like when the videos tell the stories instead of the songs. We basically just saw the Katy Perry video and thought we’d copy what she’d done, right down to the outfit at the start. Again we just thought if Joanna wrote this what would she have done and that’s where it came from. Poor Pepsi actually got painted green for it but she’s a good sport so fair play to her. That brace thing I was wearin left some mark on my face for about 2 days!