Slap Chop remix video – “I Am A Target”

Posted by on May 16, 2009 in Journal, News | 4 Comments

Long story short:
– I was inspired by Steve Porter’s Slap Chop infomercial remix featuring Vince Offer of ShamWow! fame.
– Decided it was necessary to create a State Shirt Slap Chop remix. And submit it to SongFight. And create a music video. In 7 days. Here are the results.

MP3 of the song “I Am A Target”

Here’s the music video/remix video. Click here to watch in HD!

Long story long:

The last week was a unique learning experience for me. I had just heard Steve Porter’s remix of the Slap Chop infomercial. It’s pretty great. That got me thinking, how do you even create a youtube video remix? It took a few minutes playing around to realize that Ableton Live is a great place to start.

So I just kinda started piecing together parts of the original Slap Chop commercial, and found that some of the voice samples were downright somber when taken out of context. Started to write a song around the samples and quickly realized that this track could work out well as a SongFight entry. After some guitar, piano, synths, drums and vocals, the song was finished in a few hours.

Then some weird-ass crazy shit happened. I must have gone to sleep and had a crazy dream about being an infomercial salesman or something, because I woke up knowing that I needed to buy a blue apron and a shitty 13″ television in order to build a music video for the song. Total budget = $26! I borrowed a sweet Panasonic HVX200 and started shooting. Angela Heine shot some of the outdoor footage. Editing was done in Final Cut.

Overall it was a pretty fun experience to put together a song and accompanying video in just one week. Weird thing is I didn’t set out to do any of this, it just sorta happened. I need a beer (or four) now.

4 Comments

  1. fluffy
    May 16, 2009

    That was pretty enjoyable.

  2. Orange
    May 20, 2009

    I found your music through this video. Now im in love with your music. :)

  3. AtkinsRobots
    June 3, 2009

    Took me a while to get into it but ended up really enjoying it. I was waiting for you to use “No more boring life” as the climax but I realized that wasn’t where you were going with it.

  4. stateshirt
    June 11, 2009

    several people have asked for lyrics, so i have posted them here:

    http://www.stateshirt.com/songs/i-am-a-target-slap-chop-infomercial-remix/

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