Dustin McLean dustin@dustfilms.com
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Q: How did you come up with the idea for the "literal music videos"?

A: I didn't come up with the concept on my own, it was basically an in-office joke that started at SuperNews, when writer Jonah Ray started playing silly 80s music videos on YouTube and commenting on how ridiculous they were. We would sing along to the videos and make fun of them. I believe it was lead animator Steve Olson who suggested that someone should record a full song like that and then put it back on YouTube. I was just the one who got around to writing a few of them, then I just performed and uploading the first one, which started it all. I had no idea it would be so popular!
Q: When will you make some more "literal videos"?

A: I try to make a new one every few months or so. I have so many other live-action projects I'm working on, I usually forget to think about new "literal videos". There are many other people out there doing them now, which is great! But sometimes I'll think of a song I want to do and then discover that someone already did it.
Q: Did you create the "Total Eclipse Of The Heart: Literal Version"?

A: Nope. That was created by someone else (For a while it was the #1 most requested song for me to do, I just didn't feel like doing that one) All of my official literal music videos can be found here on the site!
Q: Do you take "literal video" requests?

A: I make so few of them and I already have a pretty long list of songs I'd like to do, but feel free to send me songs suggestions! Just don't feel bad if I don't make it, because chances are slim.
Q: Do you sing all of your "literal videos" and how do you sound like the original singers?

A: Yes, I do sing all of them myself. I don't how I do it, I just enjoy doing impressions of singers!
Q: Are you available for freelance animation or music?

A: Not really, I prefer to focus on directing live-action. But I'm always open to looking at a project to see if it interests me!
Q: Do you have a mailing list?

A: Yes! Just email me and let me know you want to be added.
Q: Can you send me an mp3 of that one song from that one thing you did?

A: Sure! Just email me and I'll send it to you. [UPDATE: Due to people stealing and profiting off of my work, I am no longer sending out any of the "literal video" songs. Hope you understand, sorry!]
Q: What is "SuperNews!"?

A: It was an animated TV show on Current TV. You can watch full episodes online!