We're making a music video for the 80’s classic new-wave hit that never was: “Albino Raindrops.”
**Update: Holy Raindrops!! We're funded! We've reached our bottom-line-minimum goal! Thanks so much, pledgeroonies! And for those of you who were planning on getting around to contributing, don't let this stop you. The page is up through to December 4th, and the more we have to spend, the better and more professional and "80's Awesome" the vid will be! No pledge is too small, for reals! Thanks so much!
**And a huge shout-out and Special Thanks to Craig Maynard Scott for editing our pitch video (found right here on this page.) Thank you, Maynard, you are awesome!!
Here’s the story:
In October 2008, a well-known blogger shared some journal entries from her early college years. Nestled among the wonderfully cringe-worthy sentiments was this priceless gem: “Is it snow, or just albino raindrops? Can’t tell.”
Reading this, Pat knew what must be done. Donning his Flock of Seagulls wig (which was alarmingly close at hand), he swiftly penned the 80’s classic new-wave hit that never was: “Albino Raindrops.”
The song sat harmlessly in a notebook until one December night when an epic snowstorm shut Portland down. Pat used the evening to record the song in GarageBand and sent it to the blogger’s husband, who happens to be a high school friend. The blogger loved the song and asked to post it, but Pat balked, feeling the recording quality wasn’t good enough.
The whole thing was essentially forgotten until summer 2010, when, while disruptively cracking wise at an outdoor screening of the quintessential 80’s film “Pretty In Pink,” Pat and director-comedian Sue Ball hatched an evil plan to shoot their own 80’s classic, in the form of a music video for Albino Raindrops.
Since then, the song’s been re-recorded, we’ve gotten an enthusiastic “thumbs-up” from the blogger, and the project is now well underway with many talented folks on board, including Gary Turnier as director of photography.
We’re all seasoned in our respective artistic fields and are excited to combine forces to create something truly satisfying and kick-ass for you all. To do it right, we’ll need a minimum of $1,250 for camera, lighting, and other necessary equipment rental (the main expenses), some skilled labor, hair and make-up professionals and supplies, necessary wardrobe, video editing (another biggie), and to feed our cast and crew.
Listen, gang: We feel like we deserve another crack at the eighties. We’re going back in, damn it!
Join us, won’t you?
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An MP3 of the song, a mental high five, and the words “Can we sit with you guys at lunch?” texted to your phone.
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The above, a download of the finished video, an actual high five, a cast photo, and a thank you in the credits.
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All of the above, a handwritten personal love note, and a DVD of the finished video with some outtakes, quotes, and other fun stuff.
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All of the above, a special thank you in the credits, and the personal note will be sealed with a heavily-lipsticked kiss, PLUS you will also receive an actual fresh and unused tube of said lipstick.
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All of the above and a special commemorative coffee mug.
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All of the above and a special commemorative t-shirt.
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All of the above, and a personalized video thank-you dance and song from the filming crew.
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All of the above, a producer's credit, plus video footage of Sue Ball walking in to varying establishments dressed as Molly Ringwald, professing to, in fact, be Molly, and scoffing at "the doubters."
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All of the above and Pat will write and record a song on the topic of your choice. Includes consultations in person (if we happen to be in the same town) or by phone.
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