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Reply #90 posted 04/14/09 10:45pm

RenHoek

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I agree whole heartedly that this vid was utter crap! I can't believe how many people are on here giving that shit props!!! You've GOT TO BE JOKING!!! PEOPLE has this distinct lack of recent video brilliance caused you all to go stupid!

The ChocBox video is a too-dark, nonsensical, Batman/Matrix ripoff that utterly wastes the talent of Q-tip (A Hip-Hop legend!).

What pisses me off most is here's another chance gone WASTED! Prince had a chance to enthrall new fans with his work which has been brilliant but then he puts out shite like this!

disbelief
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Reply #91 posted 04/14/09 10:47pm

ThreadBare

Horrible song, even worse video.
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Reply #92 posted 04/14/09 11:43pm

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ufoclub said:

Rorywan said:

And they should know never to use the RED camera for greenscreen work.


What did you mean by this? Curious. I do homemade greenscreen work:

http://www.youtube.com/wa...oD-xqUHLrs



Hi, The red camera is great if you can't afford film. either 35, 16mm. You can now fit proper film lenses onto the camera which really improve the results. However, for green screen the image is too sharp, to get a clean edge for keying is difficult. It breaks into pixels when you zoom it up, giving a jagged line which has to be gotten rid of. On film the image has a soft organic line which looks realistic when keyed. Thats why a lot of RED/HD cam digital FX work will be glowy or have the edges hidden in shadow. Great tool for particular jobs. Not for big Fx work.
mind you, this looks cheap.. IMHO!

Hope this is some help.
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Reply #93 posted 04/15/09 12:30am

udo

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Why o why:

Is it against the rules to link to the video at the lotusflow3r site.
Yet is it Ok to do so when it is hosted elsewhere?
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill... If you don't believe me or don't get it, I don't have time to try to convince you, sorry.
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Reply #94 posted 04/15/09 12:39am

BoySimon

Prince wouldn't know what Orwellian meant if it came up and oversaw him in a totalitarian fashion. He might know what Blade Runner is, but that's about it. A horrible presumption, but one I'm willing to back up with a face to face discussion with Prince about Nineteen Eighty Four and all other things 'Orwellian'... should he choose to counter my assumption.
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Reply #95 posted 04/15/09 1:21am

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Chocolate Box is not a great Prince video,

there are too little Prince content, it must have been very easy for Prince to make those few screen shots of him sucking a lollipop,

He can do better videos, hopefully.
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Reply #96 posted 04/15/09 1:42am

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NuPwrSoul said:

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:


falloff falloff falloff

So what kind of J-O-B did Bria have? lol


have or give? smile



Lawd hammercy! lol
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Reply #97 posted 04/15/09 1:46am

pplrain

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

stanleylieber said:



this. 100% agreement with this part of your post.

it seemed to be building a sort of narrative and then they just stand there and listen to prince sing.

And she doesn't eat Prince's chocolates! lol


eek None for you Supa... wink
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Reply #98 posted 04/15/09 2:05am

PEJ

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NuPwrSoul said:

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:


falloff falloff falloff

So what kind of J-O-B did Bria have? lol


have or give? smile

eek
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Reply #99 posted 04/15/09 3:03am

LittleNicci

BoySimon said:

Prince wouldn't know what Orwellian meant if it came up and oversaw him in a totalitarian fashion. He might know what Blade Runner is, but that's about it. A horrible presumption, but one I'm willing to back up with a face to face discussion with Prince about Nineteen Eighty Four and all other things 'Orwellian'... should he choose to counter my assumption.


U underestimate P and U should not do that cos U will end up with egg on yr face, he reads plenty and knows lots probably more than we do so diss the man !!!!
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Reply #100 posted 04/15/09 3:04am

LittleNicci

RenHoek said:

I agree whole heartedly that this vid was utter crap! I can't believe how many people are on here giving that shit props!!! You've GOT TO BE JOKING!!! PEOPLE has this distinct lack of recent video brilliance caused you all to go stupid!

The ChocBox video is a too-dark, nonsensical, Batman/Matrix ripoff that utterly wastes the talent of Q-tip (A Hip-Hop legend!).

What pisses me off most is here's another chance gone WASTED! Prince had a chance to enthrall new fans with his work which has been brilliant but then he puts out shite like this!

disbelief


The video is great I like it - but ok you don't thats your opinion. But it aint really about videos' thats a bonus, its about the music and thats just great
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Reply #101 posted 04/15/09 3:09am

LittleNicci

Lotus2unfld said:[quote]

worhol said:

That press release does not change the fact that this was a horrible conceptual video that lacks originality and makes zero sense with the song. Somebody got green screen happy and forgot to listen to the song itself. Prince gave the go ahead on a bad idea and possibly wants to add a part 2??

I beg to differ, The message in the video is deep. Life is like a box of chocolates ...you never know what your gonna get. However, Prince has a box of surprises in store...


I think you could be right there - lets wait and hope all will be revealed or at least as much as P wants us to see.
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Reply #102 posted 04/15/09 3:15am

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I'm not sure I can say the video is "horrible". Obviously a lot of work went into it, and in many wasy it's beautiful. However, it is confusing, and thematically, what does it have to do with Prince? The video is so un-Prince like. When was Prince a hollywood cgi action flick? There was never anything 1984 or BLADE Runner-esque about Prince's ideas or aesthetics.
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Reply #103 posted 04/15/09 3:18am

LittleNicci

Barbefunkoramaque said:

Rorywan said:




I assumed he directed it too!
At least then there would be a reason for it's shitness.



biggrin


All I noticed was that his hip was bothering him as he turned and walked away in the end.


Just watched it again and can't quite see that there is anything there to allude to his hip hurting thats just his pimping stomp walk.
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Reply #104 posted 04/15/09 3:21am

japanrocks

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Fulltank? After making that horrible video, they should change their name to Half-A-Tank or Empty Tank


You again, pathetic. Stop trolling and leave this site. Or il make sure your name changes to "hiroshima is gone for good"
[Edited 4/14/09 10:49am]


wow.....what a zinger! why don't you respond to the thread instead of hurling wimpy insults
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Reply #105 posted 04/15/09 3:25am

SoulAlive

The video isn't very good but let's be honest...Prince isn't really known for outstanding music videos lol
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Reply #106 posted 04/15/09 3:34am

BoySimon

Yeah, but I'm willing to stand face to face with him and take him on as far as 'Orwellian' is concerned. See me? I reckon he don't know shit... what about you? What does 'Orwellian' mean?
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Reply #107 posted 04/15/09 3:35am

alwayslate

I guess it's no worse then anything else he's done lately. I managed to watch about 45 seconds of it. That's all I could stand.
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Reply #108 posted 04/15/09 5:57am

Tame

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Sounds cool..I wish I could see it. cool
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight...
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Reply #109 posted 04/15/09 6:26am

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It's fantastic! I mean, kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic!!
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Reply #110 posted 04/15/09 6:50am

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They could've left out the Matrix crap.
It doesn't fit the song.
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Reply #111 posted 04/15/09 7:00am

DMSRCMC12

Prince makes the worst videos-I think he likes it that way!
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Reply #112 posted 04/15/09 7:03am

unkleg

Lovesymbol2 said:



You again, pathetic. Stop trolling and leave this site. Or il make sure your name changes to "hiroshima is gone for good"
[Edited 4/14/09 10:49am]


I suggest you take a look at the aftermath of Hiroshima before making such crass remarks.
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Reply #113 posted 04/15/09 7:32am

Rorywan

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robertes71 said:

It's fantastic! I mean, kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic!!



u need to get out more.

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Reply #114 posted 04/15/09 7:53am

PissedwithMone
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Phone Rings
Prince: Hello

Laurence Fishburne: Hey Prince, its Fishburne

Prince: Good to hear you. What's Up?

Larry:Hey, I'm digging the video to Choclate Box. But I can't figure out the plot ending. How bout giving me the plot.

Prince: laughes and hangs up .

Larry: That little smurf think he's smart. I'll get him back just wait till I do the next Matrix. He's gonna want the plot. lol lol lol

Funny! I like it. Can you believe I thought the video was about Prince and me on Myspace. lmao! I sure felt like I was caught up in the matrix.
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Reply #115 posted 04/15/09 8:51am

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eye saw it and it was in the vein of The Matrix...Prince appeared 2 b a 4ce of some sort...strange video and quite honestly eye don't c how it pertains 2 what the songs means.
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Reply #116 posted 04/15/09 9:06am

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When I first heard this song my thoughts were that "BOX of Chocolates was a reference to- Forrest GUMP...saying ....Life's like a box of chocolates, you just don't know .....ect.

With the bitter and the sweet and the variety ... can't make out all the rap though ?
sweet for my sweet, sugar for my honey.
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Reply #117 posted 04/15/09 11:03am

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pplrain said:

SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:


And she doesn't eat Prince's chocolates! lol


eek None for you Supa... wink

It's OK, I don't want Princes testicles anyway lol
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Reply #118 posted 04/15/09 11:09am

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Rorywan said:

robertes71 said:

It's fantastic! I mean, kick-you-in-the-crotch, spit-on-your-neck fantastic!!



u need to get out more.

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U need to get a life.

eek Who over the age of 12 cares about videos anymore. CBox is not any worst then all of the other videos that are out now and P never really had great videos anyway.
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Reply #119 posted 04/15/09 11:10am

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BigDaddyHQ said:

MyNameIsPiper said:

This in no way meant to be a smart-ass question; I just happened to be pondering it today: How would y'all direct the video?


vid would have opened with a girl (the one from the Crimson & Clover vid) answering her front door. A delivery man gives her a package... after he gives it to her, he turns away and we can see its Q-Tip with a smirk on his face. When she opens it inside... its a box of chocolate with a card. The cover of the card is the MPLSound album cover. She opens it and it says, "A New Universe Awaits."

She taste a bit of chocolate and starts to trip out. She feels herself shooting through a hyperspace dimension with disco jelly fish flying all over the place. When she lands she finds herself in another universe wearing some slick clothes. The setting is identical to the current video. Across from her is Q-Tip in militaristic gear (think a Gramaton Cleric from the movie Equalibrium) and a platoon of droid troopers... this is CGI. On the blimp over head is Prince and he starts up, "I got a box...". Q-Tip (showing some actual menacing emotion) begins to approach the girl... she turns and leaps off the roof landing on the ground 20 stories down ala Matrix style... and the chase is on.

She drop kicks a guy riding a futuristic cycle off his bike... leaps on,.. puts on some shades and takes off. The shot would cut to Q-Tip on a bike following her. All the while, this blimp ominously is over head with Prince doing his thing. The lights of the streets would be dazzling and reflecting off their bikes as they go on a high speed chase. Their rear lights leaving trails around corners... over jumps... through intersections. The whole idea is to keep the energy high and the editing fast paced.

She tries to beat the traffic at one intersection but doesn't make it... so she leaps off into the air as her bike explodes behind. She lands and runs into the nearest building and its like some sort of trap hallway. She navigates over and under a bunch of laser lights during Q-Tips rap break. When she gets through it and runs through another door... she finds herself in a futuristic night club looking place. She looks around the room and she sees a bunch of those CGI droids from earlier.... and standing in the middle is Prince. He's dressed in an all white version of Q-Tips uniform with one of his white guitars strapped from his shoulder. Just as Q-Tip runs in behind her.. Prince starts singing his line, "So what's the deal..." He kinda 'hams' up the performance as she stands there in shock.

Then the whole room starts spinning from her perspective with the lights flashing, Q-Tip laughing at her... and Prince making the 'funk faces' rocking out the guitar getting closer and closer to her. (I'd have Prince do a guitar heavy remix for the scene). I'ld even throw in a shot or two of the droids dancing. She begins to get dazed and passes out as Prince reaches for her saying the last, "I got a box...."

She will wake up on her couch... out of breath... half the chocolates would be gone. Her doorbell would ring and when she stumbles to answer... its Prince and you can see a limo behind him parked in front of the house. "Did you get my box of chocolates?" And we see him walking in from the outside as the camera pans to see Q-Tip as the chauffeur. The limo pulls off and fades away into the other dimension.

To be continued....


i would make the video like this


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