Video Mods is a new show on MTV 2 melding machinima and music video to hit that all-important computer-game playing demographic. Actually good to see the U.S. cabler continuing to take on new animation trends. Reversioning contemporary promos may not be as interesting as reimagining early effects-deprived music videos but it’s a start.
- Video Mods clips include:
- Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz: “Get Low (MTV2 Video Mod)”
- The Von Bondies: “Cmon Cmon (MTV2 Video Mod)”
- Fountains of Wayne: “Stacey’s Mom (MTV2 Video Mod)”
- Evanescence: “Everybody’s Fool (MTV2 Video Mod)”
“Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too: video games and music videos all in one morphed mix. MTV2’s Video Mods transforms music videos by injecting a unique video game environment and featuring characters from one or even a few video games. On deck for the premiere episode of Video Mods: Lil’ Jon’s “Get Low” gets recreated by the video game Fight Club; Evanescence’s “Everybody’s Fool” reconstructed by BloodRayne 2; the Fountains of Wayne’s hit “Stacey’s Mom” featuring the Sims 2; and the Von Bondies video “Cmon Cmon” overhauled by Tribes: Vengeance. In upcoming episodes, MTV2 Video Mods tackles Black Eyed Peas, New Found Glory, The Darkness, Christina Milian, Ying Yang Twins and The Vines videos and games like SSX 3, Outlaw Golf 2, Jade Empire, Fight Night and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude.
Airs Saturday biweekly, starting September 18, on U.S. MTV2.