Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tenacious D - "To Be the Best"


Talk about rockin gigs-- Director Jeremy Konner had me jump in on this celeb filled music video featuring none other than Tenacious D through Partizan.
Signed by the D ! (+Kyle drew me back a doodle)

This video had a lot of locations and setups to work with and a great cadre of cameos including Val Kilmer, Maria Menunos, Dave Grohl, Josh Groban, Yoshiki, Jimmy Kimmel-- many of whom weren't confirmed yet at the time of boarding. Hence, Val Kilmer looks nothing like my stock "celebrity friend" rendition at Jack's mansion.

Location scouts help quite a bit for reference, scale, and blocking in shots--
interspersed here with storyboard comparison:
Approaching the top, Pacific Palisades
Fittingly spooky asylum space for Karl's scene

"Ah Scoresa-za..."
A funny great detail

(Likeness comparison)
(A dramatic & heroic death scene for Val)

A view from the top
Oceanfront/ statue heiney view

Kyle's beard was pretty convincing!
The recording studio
A trek to the outdoor
training path
Smog city day

Mansion interior hall

The two dapper men I drew while on the set-- 
"Hollywood Jack" in regalia
 incl. Val Kilmer signature~
Our triumphant director~

 ©2012 Sony Music Entertainment


Anonymous said...

Super funny video! So cool that you get to work with these guys Chris. Keep up the great work!

-The Real Travis

gabylan said...

he is the demon!!