Budget Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video rocks!

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It is Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video night at planet5D! Tonight, the Bui Brothers sent in this awesome one shot Canon EOS 5D Mark II music video “Good Life” Music Video with Paul Dateh and Ken Belcher. But not only do we get a cool music video done all in one take, we get the behind the scenes video to show how these wacky planet5D friends filmed the video.

“Shot with a handful of friends and 17 bucks. The Bui Brothers and 99 dollar music videos bring you the world premiere of Paul Dateh and Ken Belcher's “Good Life””

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And here is the “how to” video they shot along with the music video (yes it was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II video as well).

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(Photo credit: snap from the video)


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  2. more proof the bui bros are overhyped tools. if i was the artist i’d be demanding a refund. my 5 year old sister has created more interesing vid with her fisher price camera. pathetic.

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      Everyone is entitled to their opinion I guess… I enjoyed the video and the song and I happen to think the Bui Brothers are doing some really cool work.

  3. Couldn’t disagree more, have seen great work by the Bui brothers and they have photographed and vid some of my favorite internet personalities. I agree with one thing though, once people start hating like this it means they have arrived..congrats Bui Brothers…

  4. “more proof the bui bros are overhyped tools.”

    Let me translate – “I am a jealous 13-year old girl who is downright angry about the fact that I can’t do anything creative. I WANT TO MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO but I’m a no talent troll lurking here at Planet 5D and all I really have to offer is my jealous troll rage.”

    In other words – the video rocks. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I’m not being a hater, promise, I dig the Bui Brothers work. But $17. Really! What that suggests is they took advantage of people who donated sets, location, set design, artists, extras, prop-makers, crew…. Yet there is no mention of these people that I saw. The real cost is surely more than $17, I feel that is bit disingenuous.

    Other than that, great video, great concept, cool choreography.

    1. Adam… no offense taken at all. I don’t expect everyone to read all the info on each video they come across and visit the original site (99dollarmusicvideos.com) to find out what it’s about, so I’ll explain here:

      Actually EVERYONE who had anything to do with it is credited at the end of the music video, including New American Standard who provided the location and some of the lighting, all the extras… and the Neighborhood Youth Association who helped make the little props.

      The point of the $99 Music Video website is to show that people can make cool/interesting/artistic/etc. videos on a super tight budget using just $99 AND the resources they have around them. To say we “took advantage” is not accurate and we definitely mention them ALL.

      The $99 includes anything that was purchased for the shoot. It was mainly paint and markers and a little paper. Everything else (which actually was just the location and some more paint and paper) was stuff Paul found at home or from friends… except the city background which was painted onto part of the white seamless roll from New American Standard.

      Other than that, thanks for the compliments! :)

  6. Overhyped Tools?

    Just a month ago I attended a $35 Photography seminar that Vu Bui put on in Hawaii. $35, and it turned into a near 7-hour instruction and shoot fest.

    Even though I had an old, crap camera, they were very patient and accommodating of my very rusty shooting skills. I have since devoured their free instructional videos, and their numerous online tips, and blog posts.

    The Bui Brother’s work and their contribution to the community has rekindled my hobbyist love of photography. And they’re really nice, fun guys, on top of that.

    I guess the question I have to ask is – What have you done for the community at large?

    One thing I sort of will agree with you on, though. The “hype” – I’d prefer to call it “buzz”, is large. I’m already trying to see if I can get the brothers for an Anniversary shoot for me and my wife, because I get the real feeling that by this time next year I won’t be able to afford them.

    And when that happens, I couldn’t be happier for them.

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