Music Video: MSI - Shut Me Up Directed by Johnen Vasquez

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Mystech, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Mystech Adult Supervision Required Registered Senior Member

    I'm admittedly a little out of the loop when it comes to newer (as in made in the last 10 years or so) music, but a friend turned me on to MSI recently, and I was surprised to find that one of their videos was directed by goth-subculture super star, Jhonen Vasquez.

    Vasquez was, in the mid-late 90s well known for his underground comic titles "Johnny The Homicidal Maniac", "Squee", and "I Feel Sick", which were essentially required reading for any self respecting (hating?) high-school aged goth. He later went on to work with nickelodeon and create the work he's probably best known for, the cartoon show "Invader Zim".

    Anyhow I hadn't heard anything from Jhonen (mostly because I was hoping for a return to comic work) since Zim was canned and figured he basically dropped off the planet 'till I found this MSI Video.

    This video is extremely well done and it's quite exciting how well Jhonen's visual aesthetic translates to live action. Many of the shots wherein a foot or hand zooms in from out of frame, or wherein we get a strangely angled close-up using a wide angled lens, making for a sense of extreme foreshortening bordering on fish-eye seem like they could have come directly from the panels of his earlier comic work, and really seem to scream of his presence in the video's production.

    I strongly recommend a viewing with a critical eye, it's sure to bring back waves of nostalgia for anyone who wore white makeup and black clothes to school in the mid 90s. - shut me up
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  3. Killjoy Propelling The Farce!! Valued Senior Member

    Sounds like DEVO.
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