An attempt to start a tradition of dancing in hotel rooms. The first video was Dancing to Taylor Swift. Making videos with others is harder than it looks because you have to group brainstorm which results in a lot of “that’s stupid” and then the project gets abandoned. I almost didn’t get to make this video because we couldn’t decide which song to dance to, time was running short, and my sister didn’t want to dance (probably because it was “stupid”) so all the pressure laid on my shoulders. Right before we had to check out of the hotel, I got desperate and picked a random song and did some random things and hoped that it would turn out okay. And of course it didn’t, IMO, because I see here all I’m doing are stretches and pacing around instead of actual dancing. After two takes I felt that was all the energy I could spare (had to preserve energy for the sightseeing adventure of Old Quebec City).
A few days later, I viewed the footage with a fresh set of eyes and, to my dismay, thought it was utterly unusable. Then I had an idea: why not EDIT the video using the best bits instead of the usual one-take video? Wow, what a grand idea. An idea so grand and ambitious that it just made me procrastinate. And then it struck me – split screen! No editing required. Now that’s more my style!
This song “Bruce Lee (The Micronauts Remix)” by UNDERWORLD is a song I know from dancing at clubs back in the day when I was young and fit. Like I said before, it was a random song I had with me. At the beginning of the video, “Head On” by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN started to play and I quickly skipped ahead. Can you imagine if I had made a dancing video to that song instead? Cuz I can’t. Like, how would I dance to that song? Well, I checked out the official music video and I guess I could dance like a stripper for that one.
I could type out an entire commentary on this video, so I won’t. Just know that I had trouble breathing behind that scarf. It kept falling so, in order to keep it up, I had to tie it so tight around my neck that it was choking me. But I had to wear that scarf, I suppose, to pay homage to YouTube videos of Industrial Dancing with gas masks.