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PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:02 pm
by ShelLuser
Hi gang,

Most likely many of you may already know this one but today I came across this for the first time and considering that I really liked it figured I might as well share the stuff here.

PSY (aka Park Jae-Sang) is a South Korean rapper / singer and his latest album features a number called Gangnam style (link) which is not only a catchy tune (IMO) the videoclip itself is also fun to look at.

IMO that clip also parodies a little how silly some of the modern videoclips actually are. I love the part where PSY and 2 female dancers walk in a huge wind of paper and other junk where the dancers have visible trouble keeping the stuff out of their faces and PSY obviously sings on as if nothing is wrong.

AND the video clip features an explosion too, what else do you need? ;-)

Another cool feat is the official Making off Gangnam style (link). This really gives you a good image of how silly some moves and scenes look when you take away the music.

I also love the way the crew around PSY often can't help laughing out loud (like that female dancer in the merry-go-round). Feels much more relaxed and normal. Way less arrogant than some of the hip Western "big" artists.

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:19 pm
by sporkles
Cool! The toilet zoom-out had me laughing, for sure! :lol:

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:20 pm
by sporkles
I can't believe how cool this is! I've played it several times already, and got my kid sister completely hooked. I think we, as musicians, have a tendency to take music a little too seriously, and forget that it can (and should?) be fun too!

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:24 pm
by ShelLuser
I think the guy is quite the artist, and not just in music.

Because of this I started to check out some of his other video's and I although I don't like all the music there I think some video's are plain out brilliant.

Take for example: Korea M/V (link).

The "one camera shot" technique is IMO awesomely performed. Sure; it could all be fake and it could all be edited and glued together later. Something tells me its not.

Also note that I'm not revealing "spoilers" perse since at a later time it becomes more clear.

It consists of massively long "1 camera" shots. Now, if you'll look closely you'll see people running near the edges of the screen as soon as he well passed the second "gate". The same people which you'll then see appear later on in the second "section".

And this process repeats itself several times it seems.

Again: it could be a trick, it could be faked. But I get the impression this is a brilliant executed technique to give the impression of a huge crowd (it is large) while you're actually using the same cast over and over.

It tries its best (does a good job too) to keep your attention in the middle and glimpses to left and right would first think its all part of the video.

I think it's plain out brilliant.

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:03 am
by nuxnamon
Nice. I'm hooked.. Finally someone that gets my dancing. Seriously :mrgreen:

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:22 am
by 3dot...
there's a lot of people there that's for sure..
kinda reminds me of this true 1 shot clip :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY

the 1st clip was funny as heck.. well produced.. attention to details..

I really don't like the over-editing in these clips...
also the 2nd clip.. some very very very bad shots.. no sense of shadows etc.
some stuff doesn't stick.. there's no staying power... while the song and vocalist are peaking (near the end) ...
you see some folks just not really into him walking on the side..
also there's a guy with a stills cam visible in the shot..
amateur town...

highly unlikely that the 2 clips were directed by the same guy..

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:39 am
by delicioso
ShelLuser wrote:PSY (aka Park Jae-Sang) is a South Korean rapper / singer and his latest album features a number called Gangnam style (link) which is not only a catchy tune (IMO) the videoclip itself is also fun to look at.
Damn. Already almost 22 million views on youtube. 8O

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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:53 am
by humnumb
Op Op Op Op Oppan GANGNAM STYLE!!!

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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:53 am
by h4nc0
He (and the co-producer) well deserves the success imo. crazy workaholics.

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Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:59 pm
by delicioso
h4nc0 wrote:He (and the co-producer) well deserves the success imo. crazy workaholics.
Do you know them, h4nc0? Who's the co-producer?

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:11 pm
by h4nc0
delicioso wrote:
h4nc0 wrote:He (and the co-producer) well deserves the success imo. crazy workaholics.
Do you know them, h4nc0? Who's the co-producer?
co-producer's name is yoo gun hyung, both are close friends. :)

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:26 pm
by delicioso
h4nc0 wrote:
delicioso wrote:
h4nc0 wrote:He (and the co-producer) well deserves the success imo. crazy workaholics.
Do you know them, h4nc0? Who's the co-producer?
co-producer's name is yoo gun hyung, both are close friends. :)
Cool. Do you happen to know what they use to produce?

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Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:37 am
by h4nc0
delicioso wrote:Cool. Do you happen to know what they use to produce?
logic and PT I believe. You know it's funny. He and I were talking about whatever synth/sequencer one uses does not matter at all just a week ago. LOL.

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:12 pm
by delicioso
h4nc0 wrote:
delicioso wrote:Cool. Do you happen to know what they use to produce?
logic and PT I believe. You know it's funny. He and I were talking about whatever synth/sequencer one uses does not matter at all just a week ago. LOL.
For sure. I was just curious.

Re: PSY 'Gangnam style' - K-Pop

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:25 pm
by humnumb
Looks like he puts on one hell of a live show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cKc1rkZwf8