Re Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton
 
 
Studio: nahton
 
Review Count: 33
Average Rating: 5.0 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 5 minutes 0 seconds
 
Posted on: January 11, 2008
 
 
Film Description
Nahton Studios presents a music video of a comedic song by Jonathan Coulton


If you are normally turned off by music videos allow me to note 2 things:
1 - There is narrative to the video and it is not a stock "music video"
2 - The reviewers thus far seem to think it is funny (which is a good thing as that was my intent and it hopefully means I did the song justice because it is truly a great song)

Jonathan Coulton is a music artist (out of NYC ) without a contract that makes a living out of publishing his songs on the web and live performances. He is a big Creative Commons proponent and encourages people to make video's of his songs posts them on his website.He just made more news recently because Valve commissioned him to write a song that was used in the Portal game that is part of the Half Life 2 Orange Box. His website is here: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/

Breaking news: This video has been accepted to be featured on Jonathan's website:
http://www.jonathancoulton.com/songdetails/Re%20Your%20Brains#

Mod Credits (Full mod credits are in spoiler section and on movie end credits)




***SPOILER SECTION *** (Don't read until after viewing)

As it reads on Jonathan Coulton's website:

If Hollywood has taught us anything, it???s that being trapped in a mall surrounded by a million zombies would be really

troublesome. But how much more annoying would it be if the head zombie used to be your co-worker, and he was kind of a prick

even before he got infected? And now he???s right outside and he just keeps talking and talking - still the same jackass, only

now he wants to eat your brains?


Full Mod Credits:

WPoe aka Mr Poe - Zombie Make-up
Rysto - Animated Zombies, Changed Billboard prop, City Props
Tripmills - Billboard Changer
Tarison - Blue Screen
MarvellousGuppiMovies - Dead Zombie, Lowered Floor Bluescreen
Biggstrek - All cars all scenes, Transition Overlays
Danisky - Sets as Setdressing, All Scenes
JohanSturk - Food Props
FraasMovies - Bluescreen Floors, Mall Set
BudBundysMullet - Guitar
Dr House - 80's Office
Lizard - Floor Tiles
 
Featured Reviews
- anothernewdawn

I usually HATE TMO music videos, but goddayum - how can you not fall in love with this?

This was just freaking brilliant in thought, word, deed, and execution - technical issues never even crossed my mind (not an easy thing to make me forget), and with such clever visuals to match the lyrics, I laughed out loud a half dozen times.

Absolutely OUTSTANDING, just-plain-good fun.

Film the hell on, Nahton!


A_N_D

Posted on March 2, 2008
- atpproductions

�??Your Brains by Jonathan Coultan�?? �?? by Nahton. Official ATP Productions review by Sparky1512 and Trewill7.

CONCEPT

Your Brains is a song written and performed by Jonathan Coultan �?? interpreted visually by Nahton. The song is comical in nature, the main theme (as if the title wasn�??t obvious) being the acquisition of human brains by a horde of zombies. As a movie concept this would have been awful, but as a song / music video it was great.
We very much liked the set up of the main character singing and the story that unfolds surrounding the afore mention acquisition of grey matter.

INTERPRETATION

Was excellent. With a song of this nature and topic, the main theme / content was always going to be zombies and human brains. But the way Nahton skilfully takes particular words, lines and lyrics and transposes them into a visual representation of the message is very clever.

It was clearly a good move by Nahton in the first place, to select this particular song as it lends itself so beautifully to being turned into a music video.

VISUALS

Overall, the video aspect was good �?? particularly freecam work and choices of static shots. Great use of the zombie makeup and zombie props and good scene selection. We thought that there could have been a little more set dressing to emphasis certain elements though.

Editing was tight and served its purpose well. Scenes that involved multiple zombie characters were well crafted and well cut to give the desired effect.

MUSIC

Although this was strictly speaking nothing to do with Nahton (in that he did not write or perform it) he did select it, and what a great choice of song it is. The piece itself is very well written and performed, has a catchy upbeat tune and hilarious lyrics that had us in stitches whilst watching/listening (again this humour was emphasised by the visual video elements.

OVERALL

A catchy, funny, well-written song complimented and enhanced by a well-directed, well thought out and well executed video. We at ATP thought this was great.

Cheers - ATP

Posted on January 19, 2008
- jase180

There is not a word i can think of that describes how awesome this is. Just fantastic...

Posted on January 16, 2008
- K4ownzall

WINNER OF THE K4 NETWORK AWARD and the WHO's YOUR DADDY AWARD!!! ===K4===

Posted on January 13, 2008
- josephkw

Oh no! Not another downloadable movie from Nahton! You're eating up my hard drive (and brain). This was sheer brilliance! I love how you hid the surprise at the start. The images worked with the lyrics PERFECTLY! No wonder this was featured at Coulton's website; I can't think of a better music vid even if using live (or unlive) actors. Let me wrap this review up 'cause I can't wait to watch this again!

Posted on January 12, 2008
 
Reviews
- BeatyBeaks

This is not funny. It is an awesome music video! Too bad he doesn't have a contract, but it's good for you. Loved the music, mods, costumes, etc. Where did you get that guitar? The whole movie was terrific! Keep filming!

-Please rate my new comedy, "Alpha Male".

Thanks.

Posted on November 2, 2008
- cecil_evans

all we wanna do is eat your brains.
this is the inevitable outcome of being stuck in a cubicle all day long, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year... quit your jobs, all of you, before it's too late.

Posted on June 27, 2008
- Norriefpb

OMFG! I can't believe I didn't comment on this before. I'm such a dickwad.
I LOVE this song, and I love this video of it.
What can I say? Sorry :(

Posted on June 13, 2008
- anothernewdawn

I usually HATE TMO music videos, but goddayum - how can you not fall in love with this?

This was just freaking brilliant in thought, word, deed, and execution - technical issues never even crossed my mind (not an easy thing to make me forget), and with such clever visuals to match the lyrics, I laughed out loud a half dozen times.

Absolutely OUTSTANDING, just-plain-good fun.

Film the hell on, Nahton!


A_N_D

Posted on March 2, 2008
- gavcity

Words at me are not present. Only music :-). Really funny and vigorous musical video. I recommend... Simply for an entertainment.

Posted on February 13, 2008
- gavcity

Words at me are not present. Only music :-). Really funny and vigorous musical video. I recommend... Simply for an entertainment.

Posted on February 13, 2008
- mrbatchy

Nice movie... LOOOVED IT... VERY AMUSING

Posted on February 5, 2008
- andy_inc

LOL, nice video =D Matched the lyrics well. Hey, they're not being unreasonable guys, so why not let them in =D

Posted on January 28, 2008
- rjb2112

This is a very good video to a great song! :)

Posted on January 27, 2008
- Primaer

Very enjoyable Music Video, great song and bunch of good movie ideas (loved the scne with the headless zombie on the street and the text to it). Great job!

Posted on January 23, 2008
- frosty_frost09

Holy crap, that was funny. Great song, and I loved how the visuals matched the audio. Great film :)

Posted on January 23, 2008
- shade13films

Fantastic! Flawless! Loved every minute. The flesh eating zombies are bad, but when it's the ones that are after your brain you're in trouble.

Posted on January 22, 2008
- Victaa

hahahaha, that was great, loved the song. The video was great too. Defintely bookmarking this one!
If you have time could you rate my film Iron Belly?

Posted on January 21, 2008
- CaptainStrider

Superb, an excellent music vid, Great mods choices and choice of shots. But what makes this really great is that the editing is timed so well to the music.

I'm gonna have to watch this again, tis addictive.
Strider Out!

Posted on January 21, 2008
- Jenniza

Very funny stuff. I really enjoyed this. Thank you. I think you captured his music perfectly in film. It worked well as a music video/comedy.

Posted on January 20, 2008
- atpproductions

�??Your Brains by Jonathan Coultan�?? �?? by Nahton. Official ATP Productions review by Sparky1512 and Trewill7.

CONCEPT

Your Brains is a song written and performed by Jonathan Coultan �?? interpreted visually by Nahton. The song is comical in nature, the main theme (as if the title wasn�??t obvious) being the acquisition of human brains by a horde of zombies. As a movie concept this would have been awful, but as a song / music video it was great.
We very much liked the set up of the main character singing and the story that unfolds surrounding the afore mention acquisition of grey matter.

INTERPRETATION

Was excellent. With a song of this nature and topic, the main theme / content was always going to be zombies and human brains. But the way Nahton skilfully takes particular words, lines and lyrics and transposes them into a visual representation of the message is very clever.

It was clearly a good move by Nahton in the first place, to select this particular song as it lends itself so beautifully to being turned into a music video.

VISUALS

Overall, the video aspect was good �?? particularly freecam work and choices of static shots. Great use of the zombie makeup and zombie props and good scene selection. We thought that there could have been a little more set dressing to emphasis certain elements though.

Editing was tight and served its purpose well. Scenes that involved multiple zombie characters were well crafted and well cut to give the desired effect.

MUSIC

Although this was strictly speaking nothing to do with Nahton (in that he did not write or perform it) he did select it, and what a great choice of song it is. The piece itself is very well written and performed, has a catchy upbeat tune and hilarious lyrics that had us in stitches whilst watching/listening (again this humour was emphasised by the visual video elements.

OVERALL

A catchy, funny, well-written song complimented and enhanced by a well-directed, well thought out and well executed video. We at ATP thought this was great.

Cheers - ATP

Posted on January 19, 2008
- timothy_richmond_3

An astonishing, hilarious, and satirical take on zombies, musical style. I really love the way you made that guy dance while talking on the phone. And the billboard! (he he!) :D Great, silly fun, with wonderful music, singing, and make-up!

Posted on January 19, 2008
- Slit518

It was a good music video, I enjoyed how it flowed with the scenes in which were applied.

Posted on January 18, 2008
- jase180

There is not a word i can think of that describes how awesome this is. Just fantastic...

Posted on January 16, 2008
- killer_actress

Wow, this is a really cool music video. Way to go!

Posted on January 15, 2008
- OlliEntertainment

Great movie..

Film on!!

Posted on January 14, 2008
- rileyman

A fun little music video that's well edited to match the lyrics. It kept a smile on my face throughout. The mix of set dressing, costumes, backdrops, and overlays kept it entertaining. Sound quality of the music was just fine.

The opening had me worried, with the couple of shots that had a blue floor. And I felt a few places had some awkward cuts. This was cruising along at a "mid-to-high 4 stars" until the rather innovative bit with the zombie and the guitar -- probably one of the best uses of the "gun crazy" scene (or whatever that scene is called in-game) I've seen!

So with that, the decent set dressing, and overall fun nature of this video, this reaches a border-line 5 stars for me.

Posted on January 13, 2008
- K4ownzall

WINNER OF THE K4 NETWORK AWARD and the WHO's YOUR DADDY AWARD!!! ===K4===

Posted on January 13, 2008
- RavensFan_09

The idea is genious and the execution was flawless. Great silly music vid!

Posted on January 13, 2008
- sisch

Loved it!
A great song, and you found the perfect images for it - just great work!
This gets downloaded into my "All time favs" folder!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- josephkw

Oh no! Not another downloadable movie from Nahton! You're eating up my hard drive (and brain). This was sheer brilliance! I love how you hid the surprise at the start. The images worked with the lyrics PERFECTLY! No wonder this was featured at Coulton's website; I can't think of a better music vid even if using live (or unlive) actors. Let me wrap this review up 'cause I can't wait to watch this again!

Posted on January 12, 2008
- nukester

A fun light-hearted music video that showcased your ability for editting and creation. Great use of an original music and overall cool camera angles makes this one of the better music videos!!!

Nuke Well

Posted on January 12, 2008
- derbyrams

That was f'ing hilarious dude. Holy sh**!
HEHEHE! LOL! I loved all the lyrics, "All we want is to eat your brains" made me laugh out loud several times. An excellent music video dude.
The scenes were chosen very well and it was edited in a very professional way.
Great work overall.
Very nice, overall one of the finest music videos i have seen on TMO.
Can't wait to see more work from ya dude. You have a lot of talent.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- rysto

Not a big fan of the video films but this one was rather well done! Good timing and scene work helped alot with this video. Great job.

Posted on January 12, 2008
- zuckerman

Fantastic! Your stuff keeps getting better and better, John. I enjoyed the hell out of that. Although, I'm not so sure that it has the exact effect that you probably want because now I wanna go outside and eat someone's brain.

Posted on January 11, 2008
- filipekholmstudios

Plz watch and review my latest movie: The Extra-Terrestrial. Thx.

Posted on January 11, 2008
- thebiz

Funny and very well scripted music video. Poe's makeup looks very good. This combined with "Punk" classifies you as the true king of the amusing zombie flicks. Good work.

Posted on January 11, 2008
- BiggsTrek

Simply put: that was hilarious! It's a great song, and you did a superb job with the "machinmation" to match! Well worth all the time and effort.

And I loved the little guitar riff.... fun stuff!

EXCELLENT!

(ps: I think I work with that guy...)

Posted on January 11, 2008