Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Summer School: Giving my first pair of raw denim their first wash

-My first videos were relatively well-received mainly on the basis that they were marginally funny. You know what's a hard subject to make funny? Washing your jeans. A few people, upon seeing the great still-shot a few posts down, expressed excitement about the coming video, and to them, I am sorry. A combination of lack of forethought, planning, vision, concept, skill, etc. has left me with a video that I think is kind of bad. Sorry. BUT! The jeans did come out of the Pacific looking great, so maybe it's still worth sharing, even if it does wander about not knowing if it should be funny, artsy or neither.

eyefivestyle.com | Naked & Famous Ocean Soak from angelo spagnolo on Vimeo.
-Early on I committed to a kind of dumb and tedious editing decision about the split screen, which I realized about halfway through was a terrible idea, but lacked the motivation to go back and fix. Like everything, this was definitely a learning experience, which taught me that even on non-consequential videoblog posts a plan of action is terribly necessary. I've had quite a bit of video experience, but mostly in the realm of editing, and since I'm planning on upgrading my camera and doing some more video posts in the future, I definitely need some more content/shooting practice.
-In other denim news, I did just get a new pair of Baldwin 77s, so I'll be posting some more coherent denim-related content on DenimDebate in the next couple weeks.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

damn it turned out great dude...sexy vid btw ;)

Alexander said...

Give us a rundown on those Baldwins when you get your hands on them. I was thinking of buying a pair of the 77's myself.

Michael said...

So the scratching-with-a-rock didn't work very well?

Rashidi said...

great video. I'm still too scared to wash mine. I'm assuming because the water wasn't hot, they didn't shrink up any, right?

Angelo said...

Yeah there was no shrinkage, and because I wore them for a few hours afterwards they stretched a teensy bit, which I was actually trying for because mine are super tight.

Anonymous said...

cause i think i checked denim debate but didn't see it... how many sizes down did u get this?? i want to get naked and famous but seeing how tight ur pair are ...i've hesitated...thx

Ryan said...

damn good video, I always come away with good advice. and btw what's the name of this remix?

Angelo said...

Anon: I didn't size down at all, this is my usual size (32,) they were super tight when I got them but they stretched a bit. Mine are the Skinny Guy, which is the slimmest cut they make, so you might want to check out the Slim Guy or the Weird Guy (which I've heard is actually their most natural fit.)

Ryan: I don't know the name of the individual track, but it's from Sky High, the official Kanye remix album by DJ Benzi and Plain Pat.