Music Spotlight: Yes, Yet Another Call Me Maybe Viral Video
Seriously, is there any group that hasn’t made a “Call Me Maybe” video? The US Olympic Swim Team, Sesame Street and Cookie Monster, Harvard’s Baseball Team…there’s even a Corgi (‘Corgi Rae Jepsen’) “Call Me Maybe” video. So, are we sick and tired/over and down with these? No way.
In the spotlight today is the “Call Me Maybe” video featuring US Marines. Put together by Eric Raum, the video was shot quickly so as not to keep the Marines from their work, and was shot with the cooperation of the Marine command in Kandahar as a morale booster. Each group of Marines featured was only available for an hour, so Raum and Randy Moresi had to teach the song – and the moves – in a very short time.
Says Raum on his official site:
I wanted to note here that this didn’t cost anything to make, was filmed on a lunch break, and had a great impact on the morale of not only the service members in the video, but those we’ve shared it with since. It is important to take a break and have some fun every once and a while, whether you’re back in the states hanging with friends and family, or serving your country under the unrelenting Afghanistan sun.”