Content of music videos

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Big E

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Recently in Vegas, I purchased 3 months worth of videos for my upcoming prom season. I had done my homework and looked up the months I wanted online so when I was at the booth, I told them what I wanted and was on my way.

Later on I was looking over the sleeves and noticed that on one DVD out of 56 tracks there were only 13 that did not have a content warning. On another one, out of 58 tracks there are only 5 that are not labeled.

I know I should have looked them over before buying but my thoughts are starting lean towards getting out of the video market for that reason. A couple of years ago, I did a prom in Montana and after I left it came out in the paper that ALL my videos were pornographic...same videos I run here in Oklahoma so I just wrote the comments off as people that don't get out very often....you know HICKS!!!!

I try very hard to run a clean show but the DVDs I just bought sure don't lend itself to that end. Just wanted to make a comment about how far down the tubes music videos have gone lately...

Rant over...next?
 

djbrian

DJ Brian Anderson
I doubt I will be playing T-Pain's Cyclone video at any of my proms this Spring. The lap dancers are a little provocative.
 

CMB

Active Member
Big E,

Bottom Line...you have to watch the videos yourself and make the call on if they are playable at a show. Promo is a little label happy when it comes to those eyes. I flag the videos that are XXX so that I won't make a mistake in the heat of a moment. By the way, I rip the DVDs and store the videos I need on the hardrive. It makes it so much easier than spinning DVDs.
 

AJ Andrews

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What is the procedure for this

Casey,
Can you give me a brief "how to" on your procedure for doing this? I want to do the same thing. Is there a program you use to burn and play or is as easy as using I-Tunes?

Thanks for your help

AJ
 

drrockwood

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None of the video services can edit the videos enough (and keep original content) to take out the questionable content. Nearly all Urban videos have hoochie mamas all over the video that cannot be edited out or the the song would be mutilated. We can't even play a number one video like "Low" by Flo Rida because of content (AAARRRGG!).

It would be nice if the video companies would remake/remix the videos to make them more family/kid friendly. They could hire some of the Video DJ's that are very well known for changing the video content to knock out the XXX video content and keep the original song intact. I know of a few of these VJ's that do this and have put together some awesome fun videos. An example is "Walk It Out" by Unk, one VJ I know replaced content with scenes from Happy Feet, Family Guy, Shrek ... etc., and made it look fun and cool at the same time. It takes about 20 hours to re-edit a video in this way, so it would not be practical for us to do it ourselves. The reason this does not happen, is the legal end of getting rights to use different clips (from movies, TV shows,... etc) and the costs of doing that. But, someone could put of a great argument that it is a great way to promote those movies and TV shows. I do know this, whoever comes up with a solution to this problem, will make a fortune!!!

As far as ripping videos into the computer, you can use #1 DVD Ripper and/or SmartRipper programs to do that. For playing videos, look up Tricerasoft's Swift Elite 4.0 video software, it allows for you to play mp3's, karaoke, and videos. It has the ability for you to press a button that replaces the video with an ambient while your playing it.
 

Goodknightdj

Word of Web (WOW) DJ
I guess that's why I don't do school dances anymore. The kids want all the latest stuff but all the latest stuff is full of content their parents and the school administrators don't want them to see/hear.

The only answer I have for this is just stop buying and playing this crap that is being put out. A message can also be sent back to the subscription companies if you just send back the CDs and DVDs with the material on it.

Maybe that is the stand we need to take as DJs. Stop buying the crap and stop playing the crap.
 

mthaxton

Upstate NY DJ
This is one fo the reasons I use Tricerasoft. The program has a nice little button that if you get a video that has questionable content it turns the video off and plays the music and you can use your other visuals in place of the video.

Mike
 

djmm

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This is one fo the reasons I use Tricerasoft. The program has a nice little button that if you get a video that has questionable content it turns the video off and plays the music and you can use your other visuals in place of the video.
Yes, PCDJVJ does this as well... great feature to have for sure.

Scott
 
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