Talk:Videos

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Webcam videos...specifically, Hovering Sombrero[edit | edit source]

So I was watching the Hovering Sombrero video and during the clip where Dan Miller looks like he's playing along with the song, a clip of Weinkauf, and a clip of the drummer, it looks ridiculously similar to my school of East Stroudsburg...does anyone know where the location is of this? Not the airport part...the part...safnkasdgad...I think you know what I'm talking about. --farmanimalsrock

Filming Locations[edit | edit source]

I left this on the main talk page, but there was no response, so I thought Id chuck it up here too:

"So are we documenting the filming locations of any of the videos on TMBW? Just thought seeing as its not hard to tell where they're all filmed:

  • Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head: N 8th St, Williamsburg
  • Don't Let's Start: Tent of Tomorrow, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
  • Ana Ng: supposeldy a Fireman Training Grounds, Long Island
  • They'll Need a Crane: Bethesda Terrace, Central Park
  • Birdhouse in Your Soul: 31 Chambers St, Manhatten
  • The Statue Got Me High: Sepulveda Dam, Los Angeles Rivers

etc --AnklePants 15:16, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

"They Might Be Giants have made 13 music videos..."[edit | edit source]

TMBG's new Facts page on tmbg.com contains the above statement, that TMBG have made thirteen videos. The first twelve are easy to figure out, they're the first twelve videos on the Direct From Brooklyn set. Which video, however, do you think TMBG's considering the thirteenth; Boss Of Me or Experimental Film? Arguments for Boss- It stars TMBG, and therefore, they were at least somewhat involved in the making of the video. Arguments against Boss- TMBG hasn't mentioned it much since the filming, and chose not to include it on the Direct From Brooklyn DVD set that was released two years after the video was filmed. Arguments for Experimental Film- TMBG themselves promoted it like crazy through interviews, newsletters, etc. Arguments against Experimental Film- It was animated, and therefore it's likely TMBG didn't have that much input on the video (much like they had zero input on the two Tiny Toon videos). Look over the statement once again, "They Might Be Giants have made 13 videos."

So, what do all of you think? Which is the real thirteenth video? -CapitalQtalk ♪ 23:37, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I realize that it's a little late to weigh in on this one, but i'd never noticed this discussion. I'm pretty sure that TMBG didn't so much choose to not include Boss of Me on Direct From Brooklyn as They did choose not to pay the exorbatent publishing fee that Fox would have imposed, had They included it. I asked about that back when it was coming out. -TDK 17:41, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
I think the thirteenth video is Damn Good Times. Nya --badqueso 02:15, 14 December 2006 (UTC)
I'd say Boss of Me, as They didn't make the Experimental Film video. I suppose it could be Scott Bower as well. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 09:20, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Assuming Venue Songs is technically one video, I'd count it. --Dunklekuh81 15:26, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Would the video for With The Dark be counted as a "main" video? Because it came out after the facts page and all... Akagi 05:29, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

I would say that it's just as official as the video for Bloodmobile. ~ magbatz 05:31, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
I'd say a little more official, since theymightbegiants.com has it featured on the main page, and it was promoted by TMBG extensively. It's as official as the video for Experimental Film. :] -CapitalQtalk ♪ 15:03, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

boss of me[edit | edit source]

The Boss Of Me video has been removed from YouTube.67.40.165.113 03:06, 11 May 2007 (UTC)


Well I guess I found another.

Google Video[edit | edit source]

We need to put them on there because not only is it a larger screen, it's downloadable. --Dunklekuh81 21:41, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Huh? We have Google Video videos on here already. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 22:02, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I know that. I mean we should put some on there that aren't already on it. Mostly because they are downloadable --Dunklekuh81 01:31, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
The fact that they are downloadable is why we shouldn't put them on there, TMBG still makes money from the sales of DVDs like Direct From Brooklyn. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:37, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Actually, that's a good point. Sorry if I've been annoying.

See, I can't even remember to put a time stamp. So don't listen to me, I'm full of it.

Experimental film[edit | edit source]

I have been adding the Experimental Film to the Main Music Videos section recently, and it keeps getting reverted. i would like to explain my reasoning. Experimental Film is one of TMBG's most famous songs, and the Homestar video is the official video. I would like to know if there is any specific consensus on what videos belong on that section. I know that the first 12 are on the Direct From Brooklyn DVD, and that it says on tmbg.com that they have made 13 videos, but can we be certain the 13th is Boss of me. I'f write more, but my computer is acting up.71.34.51.189 01:42, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

This is discussed three sections above on this talk page. The section lists the 13 filmed music videos by the band, or the ones "they have made" as you said. Experimental Film is featured lower on the page. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 01:45, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I had to use the search feature of my browser to find it. Venue songs? A highly unlikely place for an Experimental Film to dwell. Just because it was on the site I wouldn't put it there. Maybe between the puppet jam stuff and "other" videos. I'd rather move I'm All You Can Think About and Damn Good Times as well, especially the latter, since it is much older and totally unrelated to the Venue Songs project. - Whirrrlwind (Woosh!) 11:06, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hmmmm[edit | edit source]

So YouTube videos from the Direct from Brooklyn DVD are okay, but videos from the Here Come The ABCs DVD aren't. Strange...

I think (read:I'M NOT SURE) it's more of a matter of copyright. Bar/None just put out the videos on YouTube, didn't they? I suppose that means it's alright. But Disney...well, I don't really need to say anything about Disney and their copyrights, do I? --WhatIsThatThing 04:17, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

TMBG's videos had been distributed for almost two decades prior to the Direct from Brooklyn DVD. Here Come the ABCs videos, however, were created FOR a DVD, and if they were uploaded by anyone but Disney or TMBG or another official source, are unwelcome. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 04:29, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

which category?[edit | edit source]

Hmmm, in which section does the video for And Mom And Kid belong (if anywhere)? Limabeans ( · ) 05:25, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

It should probably be somewhere on the page. The only place I can think of is under Misc. Animated in "other." Kinetic text is animation, right? -Apollo (oh no!) 21:17, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
another one is Atlanta. doesn't really fit into 'YouTube Exclusives' because it was on the podcast. Limabeans ( · ) 23:29, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

vimeo[edit | edit source]

viemo isn't supposed to replace youtube here (at least for the time being), just myspace video. -- 19:37, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

iMovie slideshow vs. actual video[edit | edit source]

I feel like there needs to be two separate sections on the page for the YT exclusives; one for the slideshow videos, and one for the actual videos. It would also be nice if there were some way to sort by album. ~ veggieman 16:06, 5 September 2013 (EDT)

Integrating videos better[edit | edit source]

I like the fact that there's a "Videos" page so we can get to them all in one place, but I think they can also be integrated better into the rest of the site.

Here are three changes to get to that goal (but unfortunately these are ones I don't know how to do myself):

  1. A new category called "Songs with official videos".
  2. A "Video" or "Videos" link in the standard song template under "other links", so we can have an editable/comment-able/history-keeping page devoted to the video of each song that has one.
  3. A "Video" column in the track listing for each album

--Nehushtan (talk) 18:07, 28 September 2013 (EDT)

Live In Berlin?[edit | edit source]

Should the Live In Berlin DVD be listed on this page? -Joltman (talk) 16:25, 5 April 2016 (EDT)