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We're venturing (clumsily) into another medium! Video! Here it is!

Killjoys, Make Some Noise!


I know there's room for much improvement, but we're quite happy with it for our first piece of video work! :D I actually picked up After Effects for the first time just to be able to edit this video — to fix the colors and add the text and lasers and stuff. It was fun!

Happy anniversary, Danger Days! On November 22, 2010 My Chemical Romance introduced the world of the fabulous killjoys. One year later, we're still here singing it to the world in our own way!


Some background info
:note: For those of you who aren't familiar with this usage of the term killjoys — it's based on the My Chemical Romance album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. A description that was given on this very informative post goes like this:

"The killjoys are the survivalists, the one trying to bring the truth, no matter how bad it is, thus being a "killjoy" in the literal sense, destroying the notion that everything is perfect as BL/i portrays it to be. Their world is dirty, fast, colorful and violent – abandoned buildings, graffiti, brightly colored masks, ray guns and biker jackets. It is unknown if the killjoys are the heroes or the villains – they are just trying to survive and get the truth out there."

I believe the truth that my friends and I constantly uplift is this: It's okay to be you. It's okay to be weird. It's okay to have fun by doing silly things. Other people's opinion of you shouldn't matter, and you should always strive to make yourself happy above all others. You will find people out there who will love you for who you are. Friends never let friends do stupid things — alone. Be yourself and be kind. Things will get better. They did for us, and they can for you.


Shoot outtakes!
First of all, to introduce ourselves again, here's our cast:



:iconballistashark: Melo is Flutter Shark
:iconhana181: Aki is Noodle Kid
:iconbehindinfinity: Jin is Death Berry
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel is Kombat Kibble

KILLJOYS MAKE SOME NOISE by behindinfinity
We've also got this group shot at the ruins!



:iconhuzafan: Erving is Dr. Kow
:iconweakman: Dom is Count Badmullet
Bok is Wolfman
:iconheartserenade: Rayson is Skeletor


Before the shoot, there was a lot we had to do! We had to put our costumes together and make props and plan out a storyboard which we never did, and listed down scene ideas which we didn't use.


My mask and my gun, which is named BANANARCHY.

The mask is a random mask base that I cut to shape to resemble a harlequin mask, also painted with the common diamond pattern but in the bold red and blue to mirror the accent colors of my jacket. I put some red splatters too, as a vague reference to Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

My gun was an old Nintendo Zapper, which I customized. One day I just suddenly remembered that I used to have one of those Zappers, and when I compared photos of it to MCR's ray guns, and saw they were rather similar. I chose yellow as the base color so it'd match my shoes. And to go with the fruity theme of my name, I named it BANANARCHY. Hahaha!

(Special thanks to Zychez of My Little Prince Shop — they have excellent cosplay wigs — for helping me acquire the Zapper!)


Here's what the Zapper looked like before I customized it. Hoping to add the circular trigger guard (as seen in MCR's ray guns) in the future!


I added the patches, which I got from an old piece of clothing I got from years ago. (I knew there was a reason I didn't want to throw it out!) One is a smiley face with a bullet hole. It reminded me a lot of Watchmen, and I felt the struggles and conflict from the comic could somehow relate to the world of California 2019. Like the ambiguity of who the good and bad guys are, and the questions of whether these big corporations are making the world a better place or screwing it up. And Rorschach can be considered similar to killjoys, if you think about how he wanted to get the truth out there no matter how ugly it is.

The other patch is of a spider on a backdrop of colorful rings (that make me think of Lifesaver candies), which of course is an allusion to the iconic Danger Days American Widow. (But like, on a sugar high or something.)

I let the jacket look messy, battered and weathered because it would suit the post-apocalyptic world more than one that looked brand new.


Check out that badass strawberry print on my bandana. Aww yeah.


My shoes are the Osaka Jika Tabi from Japonista Sole. They're one of my favorite pairs of shoes, and since a lot of my friends have Japonista Sole tabi shoes too, we decided to use them for the video. It fits in with the hints of Japanese inspiration in Danger Days visuals.

There's actually a lot more to my design for my character, as well as choosing Death Berry as a name. If you'd like, you may read about that in my Tumblr post over here :pointr: behindinfinity.tumblr.com/post/13113664935/the-story-behind-death-berry There is a lot of cheese in there. :cheese: :heart:


Here's a mask I found when it was around Halloween. I thought it would make a good base for a Draculoid mask.


I simply had to paint it a bit it to look more like the dracs in MCR videos.

And now for the shoot! We went to our friend's family-owned property away from the city. It was an awesome location for simulating a post-apocalyptic world. The ancestral ruins were pretty creepy and dangerous at parts, but altogether very cool.


While I shoot Miguel's solo portrait, the dracs hang out on the seesaws.


Despite all the fighting in the video, we're all friends when we're not filming.


The return of Metal Nurse Macho as Flutter Shark


Duuuuude look at that evil-looking abandoned pool. The water was actually that green and I'm afraid to think of what might be living in its murky depths.


Miguel and I were sweating our asses off in our leather jackets but hey, we gotta commit. I actually didn't notice all that much until we were just standing around idly while other people were being filmed. Still. Totally worth it.


Giving my jagged smile. NGREEEEE.


KITTY!
(All of us kinda react this way to cats)


Dr. Dom a,k.a. Count Badmullet demonstrating why he is named as such.


It started to rain after a while, but it didn't dampen our spirits. Hey, it made for some cool lighting in the video!

After shooting is when it hit us — all the fatigue from running around and doing fight choreography and the heat and the water deprivation and the dirt and being around ruins all day. So we set off to find refreshments and we found sanctuary in...


7-11!


I had a Mountain Dew Slurpee and oh god it was the best-tasting Slurpee of my life.
By the way have I mentioned how I love these huge display fridges, especially when the stuff inside is very colorful?
Yeah.


I love how my friends never tire of photobombing. It was just supposed to be me and Aki in this picture.
Making good use of my little point-and-shoot camera for snapshots. I still love my trusty old DSLR for shoots but this small one is great for documenting little moments. And I love how it's royal blue.


I, umm. Yeah. Man, the photo of that Jacob guy. The way it's put on the tumbler is reeeeaaalllyyyy not flattering. I don't even.

And then we went back to the house that served as our base, got out of our sweaty clothes and got ready for dinner.


Drops of balsamic vinegar on olive oil. We dipped our focaccia bread in this. Mmmm.


Rayson looking all saintly in the lighting.


ONION RING PRISM POWER, MAKE UP~!

And I wasn't to take many other photos because DINNER WAS EXCELLENT. Everything was so good. Also I was starting to pass out from being so tired from the shoot. (But I repeat — Totally worth ittttt.)


This, though, I had to have. Cherry piiiieeee! I don't think I've ever seen any place that serves sweet cherry pie here in Manila so I was like WHY DO THEY HAVE THIS IN ANGELES. ALSO THIS IS DELICIOUS.

It's not over yet! Now I present our blooper reel! Yeah, even our outtakes come in video form now! Part of the reason is that I've got my newish little point-and-shoot camera to make these documentations so convenient. The rest of the clips were shot by Erving with Foodtrip's 7D, and I just put everything together. :D


Click here to watch the video!


Hope you guys enjoyed all that! We certainly had a CRIMINAL amount of fun with all this!


Celebratory toast to MCR! Three cheers! (None for Noodle Kid for being underage)
And once again, happy anniversary to Danger Days! And our thanks to My Chemical Romance for being an incredible inspiration to us in so many ways.



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:iconjakefrisch:
jakefrisch Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
that was amazing. it's so nice to see quality work from talented and passionate people. quick question: what type of paint did you use for the zapper?
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:iconorehime:
orehime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
LOL you guys this is awesome!
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:iconcatherinehuang:
catherinehuang Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
wow. I wish I could join your groups. You guys are so cool!!!!!!!!!!
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Tsubasa-Seiko Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
It looks awesome!!
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CatchingKeys Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like so much fun. You guys made a great video!
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:iconandrewhurleys:
andrewhurleys Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you guys, are legitimately my heroes.
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senshi-sun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
You guys must have had so much fun making this.
Although you might have gotten a few weird looks in the 7-11.

Now I want to get my own zapper!
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joseeibarra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
haaha i love it and i love your props jin ^^
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:iconphotograffy:
photograffy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice...nice..really nice...hahahah...you guys really made a quality mv...next thing we know you are building a production studio...and I hope I get hired! Hhahaha...just go easy on the requirements, ahhahaha^_^
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Trixus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I downloaded the video.. >> I just love it.
And your outfits you wore in it are awesome D:
Keep up the great work.
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Rysicup Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great job for a first video attempt! I've never heard this song by MCR but it's a great message. ^_^ You guys look like you had so much fun.
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gravity9812 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
WOOOW AWESOME !! good job guys XD
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MqvzaAndGx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... You are so fucking cool. And made me realize I need a killjoy-name. I'm soo going to make some killjoy clothes now. You are a great inspiration.
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Hana181 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can has no celebratory drink puu puu. :< =))))))

the kittyyyy <3 evil miguel shot it xDDDD =))
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
I'll sneak you some later.

OH SO IT WAS THAT KITTY. He keeps saying it was just foam and it hit very lightly but POOR KITTY.
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Hana181 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=))) YAY :)))

YEAH THAT KITTY. I WAS LOOKING AT IT THEN LIK "HERE KITTYYYY- BAM!"
then it ran away. DDDDDDDD: =)))
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:iconballistashark:
BallistaShark Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
No, you can't. We don't condone under-age drinking. Hehehehe. XD
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:iconhana181:
Hana181 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PAPA MELO MODE =))))))
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AmiDesu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha you guys are so adorable xDD Great job with this!!
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nocturnalartist03 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!! and I am guilty in Reacting with Cats whenever i see one i just forget everything that's happening around and say "KITTY!!" then back to normal life haha....
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Sky-Lyre Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shizzbucket I have the same hat as Kombat Kibble
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savvyxbobxangel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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maidenofwar Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
oh how you're video made me smile...
amazing! :D
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
Aww, glad to hear it! :)
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:icondeathberry-chama:
Deathberry-Chama Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the After Effects look so AWSOME ! I can hardly believe that was your first time doing them... ! *-*
Lol, Noodle Kid looks awsome, so do you, Jin ! *-* (I lol'd hard at Nurse Macho singing some Shakira song XD)

I wanna be a killjoy too ! D:
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
I want to keep learning to get better! What I do is practice + YouTube tutorials! Hahah!

Aw, thank you! We joke around that Noodle Kid and I are siblings!

Go for it!
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Deathberry-Chama Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nyahaa ! I also do that except for other things like games, origami and etc.

You're welcome ! But Noodle Kid really looks like you ! You sure you guys aren't siblings... ? e_e

Nyaha, I think I will ! Have any tips for clothes building and/or ideas ? x3 (You're so great at that kind of stuff that I think it's best to ask something to you than to try on my own, lol)
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
YouTube is awesome for learning!

Hahah, we even like a lot of the same things so it's like we could be!

I think a killjoy outfit should reflect your personality so it's best if you come up with one yourself! Here was my process :pointr: [link]
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Deathberry-Chama Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, yep ! x3

Oh, that's so cool ! <3

Oooh, thank you ! *-*

Hey, I just noticed that my username on dA is Deathberry and you said that you like the word Deathberry *0* (omg, you like my username, lol jk). Still, I had no idea that Deathberry had all that Ichigo thing. :O
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by-Rukia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and, just i can see in this olive oil "Mickey Mouse?
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Yes, there's a hidden Mickey!
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:iconby-rukia:
by-Rukia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a ha ha ha, so it isn't just me >8'D
btw, I love you're shoes :aww:
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by-Rukia Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THROM THE SACRIFICE!


just man? dangerous.
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DarkWolfChan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVED IT WELL DONE <3 ^_^
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icevalkyrie7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha sweet!
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MysticFireBlood Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ^_^
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ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
My god, you guys, I can't help but love every bit of this. XDDD
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011   General Artist
Always great to hear from people who appreciate our odd sense of humor! 8D
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Myroux Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
KIIIIITTTTTTYYYYYY
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purple-freak04 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Photographer
NICE SAGA, YO!!

totally epic \m/
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TomatoBisque Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I laughed heartily and mightily. Also, best part: Jin says, "OH SHIT." *fight scene* xDDD Watched it like 6 times hahaha <3 great job. Looks like you had a lot of fun : D
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Good to hear it! \o/

Hahah I'm such a pottymouth! Expletives in the video, (bleeped out) expletives in the bloopers!
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TomatoBisque Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha don't worry, I am too c: my mother always threatens to wash my mouth out with soap :DD
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TorraZwei Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Your outfits look great! And makes me really want to get a pair of those shoes lol! Loved the video, great job for your first time making a video like that =)
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JacenSolo01 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Artist
haha, that was very...........asian XD

( it's a compliment by the way ;D )
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
Well we're all Asian so we decided to embrace it! That's why one of our dracs is wearing white hakama pants instead of slacks, and they're all in white karate gi instead of blazers. XD
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JacenSolo01 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Artist
and it is so wonderful,

but then I suppose I'm not the first ''I wish I was asian'' kind of westerner

damn, I feel like a fangirl now XD


at any rate, please keep being awesome AND showing the world ;D
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greentomatoes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I swear its not legal to be as awesome as you guys XD But i was wondering, where did you film all this? with all the abandoned buildings and stuff?
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:iconbehindinfinity:
behindinfinity Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011   General Artist
It's actually the property of Flutter Shark's family in a place outside the city. :) When I pitched this video idea to my friends, he offered it as a location because it would fit the concept. We were all really excited when we got there because it looked awesome!
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greentomatoes Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Oh right~ Well it fits brilliantly and looks awesome! XD
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