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    Last night I saw the "Jump" video on VH1 Classic. The lady DJ said that in a time when artist were spending millions of dollars on videos. Van Halen's budget for the vid was $600. She mentioned that EVH said that most of that went to the purchase of beer.

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    ...And the Jump video has the production value of $600 with most of it spent on beer. A classic due to the time and song for sure. But when we look back on the history this is a band that sells millions it makes sense they spend $600 to produce a video for fans.

    Just think if they get back with DLR two tickets, t-shirts and party supplies will cost as much as the jump video. As VH fans we love their videos but if we are honest, excluding "Right Now" and maybe "Poundcake" the band has never understood the concept of videos. I know some may argue "Hot for Teacher" was a great video but really nothing that a couple of HS kids couldn't put together.
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    Originally posted by AVH Blues:
    [QBgreat video but really nothing that a couple of HS kids couldn't put together.[/QB]
    And thats just what makes it great!
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    I like most of VH's vids they never swung from MTV's nuts too hard in that dept. A couple of HS kids is right. It's obvious making vids was a pain in the ass thus the major effort that went into the vids for the multi platinum 5150 album

    VH vids have a certain charm to them whether it be Jump, Teacher, Panama, Dreams, When It's Love, Unchained, So This Is Love, Best of Both Worlds. Sometimes less is more. Never have seen Pretty Women in it's entirety. I still have to get those early promo vids from the first album that were shot at the Starwood
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    Pair of Van Halen tickets with either Dave or Sammy: $150.00

    A t-shirt that has the VH logo on it: $45.00

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    Wow, good one Eddymon! The priceless is right [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by EVH FANATIC:
    Last night I saw the "Jump" video on VH1 Classic. The lady DJ said that in a time when artist were spending millions of dollars on videos. Van Halen's budget for the vid was $600. She mentioned that EVH said that most of that went to the purchase of beer.
    I can't believe anyone still believes that story. I guess all the cameramen, editors, grips, lighting guys, electricians, and assorted other people all worked for beer. And the studio space, well I guess they just gave a security guard some beer if they could sneak in for a couple of hours. Must have traded beer for some film stock. And the lab, shoot, everyone knows they will process your film for free if you throw a six pack their way.

    An perfect example of a classic Van Halen lie that people take for fact.

    [ January 10, 2003, 05:26 PM: Message edited by: Grover ]

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    Yeh I always figured the same thing. It looks like it was shot cheap, and compared to most videos it probably WAS shot cheap, but $600 ?

    Don't think so!
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    I dont know guys, $600 in late 83 early 84 was like $ 1300 Today.

    Either way, a great video no matter how much was spent.

 

 

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