Author Topic: Is this the cleverest Video of the Year (and it's only January)? BOGGIE - PARFÜM  (Read 7033 times)

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http://www.slrlounge.com/singer-gets-photoshop-makeover-music-video


SINGER GETS DRAMATIC
PHOTOSHOP MAKEOVER
DURING MUSIC VIDEO



The dimly lit, dull, imperfect, ‘BEFORE’ Boggie


Everyone knows that 98% (not an exact percentage) of magazine covers and videos of models, actors, entertainers and the like are touched up in Photoshop. It’s an industry standard to have the airbrush sweep over the imperfections of a person and, whoosh, make them look perfectly plastic-y. We’ve talked about it here, we’ve debated it, criticized it and we sit at our computers daily with the images of our clients and do it ourselves.

Now, we can watch it in real time (sort of) as well. French-Hungarian singer, Boggie, gets artificially enhanced in her 3 minute video, ‘Nouveau Parfum,’ directed by Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy. Using a Photoshop-like software, you see a fresh face Boggie slowly being morphed into a fully made up, glowy specimen, ready for public consumption.



The glowy, ‘perfect Barbie’ Boggie


The lyrics of the song, roughly (since I really didn’t pay much attention in French class) translates to: “Which I choose? Why I choose? Who wants me to choose? I’m not their product, Of beauty, preciousness. They can not change me. Peerless, nonpareil. The new fragrance is myself, new perfume. Or mascara, blush, lipstick, lipsticks, lip liners, eye shadow, foundation, nail, pressed powder and I do not want it…”

See for yourself:


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZwmo_2DOz0[/youtube]
BOGGIE: NOUVEAU PARFUM (In French)
Also see it in VIMEO (In French)
http://vimeo.com/83502019


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qrGOi41iwE[/youtube]
BOGGIE: PARFÜM (In Hungarian)
Also see it in VIMEO (In Hungarian)
http://vimeo.com/83514695



The video is a simulation, there isn’t a software program out there that can correct like this on a moving image, but as there is more and more of an outcry against the gratuitous usage of Photoshop, the message of this video is, perhaps, that it’s time the public put its foot down against the media’s false portrayal of what a star/model/person in the spotlight should look like.

It seems that recently there have been numerous anti-Photoshop/retouching campaigns, this one included, to drive the masses toward denouncing the perpetuation of the industry standard’s of beauty. From Photoshop free magazines to complete breakdowns on how much magazines actually retouch their stars, is this going to make a dent on the current heavy handed Photoshop practices?




also see:
http://digg.com/video/watch-as-the-singer-of-this-music-video-photoshops-herself-in-real-time

A FACE TO BE RECKONED WITH
Watch As The Singer Of This Music Video Photoshops Herself In Real Time

A hundred gold doubloons to whoever can figure out how this video was made. We're stumped.
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Looks interesting, I'll check out the video when I get home tonight.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Very moving video. I could have done without the ads for skin tighteners, though!
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Very moving video. I could have done without the ads for skin tighteners, though!


Did Youtube do that, Lee? Too much!  ::)

Well, you can see either version (French or Hungarian) on vimeo--no ads. Yet. I think!

I find the video--or rather, the two videos--are beyond clever, and not only because of the pretended live-photoshop. Please note, NEITHER of the two language versions is dubbed--rather, the lips move correctly with the French or Hungarian words.

Boggie (real name Csemer Boglárka) is originally from Budapest, and the video team is Hungarian, so--you know what Einstein, Enrico Fermi and Leó Szilárd used to say about the Hungarians...

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Wow,  really liked the video!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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She's so talented! In language, music, and graphic arts!
May 2019 be better for us all.

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Wow,  really liked the video!


She's so talented! In language, music, and graphic arts!


I'm so glad you both liked it! And yes, I think Boggie and her video team are very talented--and very, very clever.

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NOUVEAU PARFUM LYRIC
Boggie


Soit Prada, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Cartier, Azarro, Sisley, Escada, Gucci, Naf Naf, Nina Ricci, Lancôme, Kenzo et encore, encore

Soit Bruno Banani, La Bastidane, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, Burberry et Thierry Mugler, Bourjois, Chloé, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino et je n'en sais plus

Lequel je choisis?
Pourquoi je choisis?
Qui veut que je choisisse?
Je ne suis pas leur produit

De beauté, d'préciosité
Ils ne peuvent pas me changer
Sans pareille, nonpareille,
Le nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même, nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même
Le nouveau parfum
Le nouveau parfum

Soit Roberto Cavalli, Bulgari, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabana, Paco Rabanne et
Soit Lacoste Tommy Hilfiger, Yves Saint Laurent et je n'en sais plus

Lequel je choisis?
Pourquoi je choisis?
Qui veut que je choisisse?
Je ne suis pas leur produit

De beauté, d'préciosité
Ils ne peuvent pas me changer
Sans pareille, nonpareille,
Le nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même, nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même
Le nouveau parfum

De beauté, d'préciosité
Ils ne peuvent pas me changer
Sans pareille, nonpareille,
Le nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même, nouveau parfum, c'est moi-même
Le nouveau parfum
Le nouveau parfum
Le nouveau parfum



http://www.verselib.com/nouveau-parfum-lyrics-boggie/A87D1F


Anybody know Hungarian?  ::) :laugh:


"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"