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Oct 222010
 

After much discussion (see comments below), the plans for Alex’s birthday video have taken shape! Here are the answers to some FAQ:

WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT?
Alex Lambert will be turning 20 on December 10th… a pretty big deal, since he’ll officially be out of his teens, right? Since everyone wanted to do something special for his birthday, two of Alex’s biggest fans, Lauren and Shelby, came up with an idea: to collect a bunch of multimedia submissions and edit them together into one awesome birthday video!

WHAT’S THE DEADLINE?
Shelby will need time to assemble and edit the video (between her busy school schedule), so the deadline is strictly NOVEMBER 22nd – one month from today. But don’t be slackers and leave it to the last minute! Get your submissions in early!

WHAT SHOULD I SEND?
Your contribution can include one or more of the following:

  • A birthday clip: a short video clip in which you wish Alex a Happy Birthday… like what you’d write in a birthday card.
  • A mahalo clip: since Alex always ended his vlogs with “mahalo” (“thank you” in Hawaiian), a short video clip in which you say “mahalo” to Alex, for whatever you feel thankful to him for.
  • A clip of you singing “I Didn’t Know”: for the braver souls out there, sing a cover of Alex’s “I Didn’t Know” (to be assembled into a montage).
  • Any form of fan art: collages, photographs, arts and crafts, drawings/doodles/paintings, digital art, etc.
  • A short written message: a few lines with your special message.

HOW LONG/WHAT SIZE SHOULD THE VIDEO CLIPS BE?
Each clip should be just a few seconds long – say Happy Birthday or Mahalo and a few words as your personal brief message. Save your videos in a common format appropriate for Internet streaming (e.g.: .mp4, .avi, .mov). Since you’ll be sending the files by e-mail, keep each clip under 10 MB (you can send a maximum of 10 MB/email to Yahoo, though your own e-mail provider may limit you even more). You may need to play with various settings to get the video down to 10 MB, depending on what software/device you’re using. A good bet for the less technologically savvy is to use your cell phone to record your video, ’cause this will keep the file size down (though the quality won’t be great). Don’t hesitate to ask us for help if you need it!

WHERE SHOULD I SEND WHAT I MAKE?
Send your videos, fan art, photos or messages to alexlambertvideo@yahoo.com.

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
For starters, actually SEND something, and don’t just say you will, then forget about it! And spread the word! Alex’s brother Trevor and former band member Alex Treharne have already said they’re in – so there’s NO EXCUSE for the rest of you!!!

I’M STILL CONFUSED!
luvalexlambert1 summed it up nicely in the comments:
“I guess we are making this harder than it really is. from my understanding, we just send at least one short video clip to alexlambertvideo@yahoo.com and it will get put into a video of a mix/collage of many clips and pics from different fans. im probably just gonna say mahalo with my alex lambert hat, hoodie, and tshirt.
*im just being creative and having fun with it! my favorite singer on earth is gonna see this so for me, it has to be extra special :silly: ”

For more info, or help with recording or uploading video, contact Lauren (@lerram) or Shelby (@BrokenStrings86), or Alex Fansite admins Kassandra or Molly.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!

  79 Responses to “Birthday Video for Alex Lambert!”

Comments (79)
  1. Aww, come on Phillip, you have to give the “male fan” perspective to the video. We need that to balance out all the “sweet, sugary” stuff sent in by all the girls. :tongue: hee hee :lol:
    P.S. Yea, what Janet said, too. lol
    Haha, Janet, you kill me. Your lucky your husband understands, and laughs about it.

  2. LOL, I love the peer pressure! C’mon Phil!! Everybody’s doin it, DO IT, DO IT, DO IT!!! Haha, really though it would be cool to have some guys on it, like Janet said.

    Also, love, love, love all the changes on the site!! Especially the pics on the banner! You guys do such an awesome job on here! :wink:

  3. lol just remember you don’t have to be on camera. You could make fan art with a little message and your name, etc…anything really will do. Get creative! :sideways:

  4. Yal r awesome…keepin me on my toes and pressuring me…haha…but on another note…go check out JB’s new shirt design @ the store site….aaaahhhh this one might be my favorite…LEGIT!!! Mahalo!!;)

  5. @Lauren – have you thought about trying to get Ben and/or Kara and/or Gig on board?? That would be really awesome! (Sebastian, the Lights, the Purple Melons, etc. too!!). After all, they can be considered fans too, right?)  

    @Marianne the birthday wishes can be from friends and fans. Making this up as I go. Would you mind tweeting the Melons, Kara, and Ben? Since the twins don’t have a twitter account maybe the Melons can pass the message to them. Oliver Lee doesn’t have an account either. I’ll take care of Gig, Samuel, Sebastian and Alex T. Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Phillip: On another note…go check out JB’s new shirt design @ the store site….aaaahhhh this one might be my favorite…LEGIT!!! Mahalo!!;)  

    I agree, the new shirt is HILARIOUS, I want one right now!!

  7. Whoa! the site is looking great! Love the photos and he totally looks rather different now compared to some pics from a few months ago…

    So regarding the Bday video, I wasnt planning on it but Im feeling the pressure too! So yeah I’ll do something… not a vid, coz oh well, I’m totally vain and will never be satisfied! :tongue:

  8. i have a question that i hope someone will be able to answer… besides the notice of the iicd website, has iicd or hulu made any kind of announcement like a video or something when it ended? and were the dreamers talking about it the last few days? do they still live there? have any of the dreamers said anything about then ending of iicd via video or twitter etc????

  9. sadie: i have a question that i hope someone will be able to answer… besides the notice of the iicd website, has iicd or hulu made any kind of announcement like a video or something when it ended? and were the dreamers talking about it the last few days? do they still live there? have any of the dreamers said anything about then ending of iicd via video or twitter etc????  

    The only official announcement from IICD was the little blurb at the end of the last episode and the message currently on the IICD website, “Thanks for being a part of season 1, get ready for season 2 starting in 2011.” All cast members have mentioned the ending, but have not given any specifics. At this time, no one is living in the dream house.

    Currently:
    Alex is in TX visiting and will be coming back to LA soon.
    Ben is driving back to LA from NY and should be there soon.
    Gig is in NJ and might be coming back to LA.
    Kara has moved into an apartment in LA.

    Sooo, in short, all the cast seem to be remaining in California, but no confirmations on whether any of them or the show as we know it will be returning in 2011. Hope that helps!

  10. Luh-jit adj. :cool:

    That Jessica is soooo creative!

    Love it!

  11. I got a feeling Alex is working on another killer song by the sound of his latest tweets. I’m particularly interested in “Run…with the wind or without it.” There’s a lot you can do with a lyric like that.

  12. Well, with the great outcome of “New World” (his other Texas track), I can only imagine the epicness that will come with this new song. Now if only I could hear it I’d be a happy camper! :cool:

  13. @Lauren – Sorry so late – gone, literally, all day! I’ll tweet the Melons, Kara and Ben w/short explanation and link to here.

  14. 2Molly-Alex is a much better witer than people give him credit for.New World is def. album worthy,and I think would be a perfect change-up on a Pop/R&B album. BUT THATS UP TO EXECS,NOT US;hopefully they will allow at least a solo write,or 2 of Alex’s-unlike what’s happened with Lee-they’ve really compromised his sound,IMO,and I highly doubt he co-wrote the new single in reality-maybe a word or two.That lead single is def. straight pop,and Lee is in NO way marketable as a Pop Star.I think they should have introduced him as traditional Rock a la Springstein,Daughtry,etc.-cuz he has that feel and looks the part.If I were an RCA exec i would have marketed Lee that way immediately/not this nonsense,BUT I hope they market Lee the other way long term…

  15. At the rate Alex is writing his songs, he should have enough songs for a second album by the time the first one comes out. :w00t:
    @Molly, I would be a happy camper too, if I could hear some songs again. Boy we were so spoiled. :sad:

  16. I think it speaks to Alex’s character and dedication that even during his “break” he continues to work and make music. I can’t wait to buy everything he puts out. :wink:

  17. Me too, Molly. I would like to have every song he sings.

  18. GollyMolly: I think it speaks to Alex’s character and dedication that even during his “break” he continues to work and make music. I can’t wait to buy everything he puts out.   

    Me too…these withdrawals are killin’ me! :cwy:

  19. @LindaW: Here’s a hint for your, er…problem. The archives here are a fabulous resource when you need an Alex “fix”. I just went back through the month of June, and watched a few of his Vlogs (the handstand, and the one where he’s so excited about leaving for NYC the next day–all the while flirting with Veronica); part of an episode (where he talks with Michael about his difficulty dealing with the Hulu criticism) and some live stream footage captured.

    It helps… :smile:

  20. Diane: @LindaW: Here’s a hint for your, er…problem. The archives here are a fabulous resource when you need an Alex “fix”. I just went back through the month of June, and watched a few of his Vlogs (the handstand, and the one where he’s so excited about leaving for NYC the next day–all the while flirting with Veronica); part of an episode (where he talks with Michael about his difficulty dealing with the Hulu criticism) and some live stream footage captured.It helps…   (Reply)

    Diane, you took the words right out of my mouth. :lol:
    They do help (some).
    I have been watching old vlogs.

  21. Hey everyone. I emailed Alex’s brothers Trevor and Trenton regarding the video, and Trevor is in. I heard back from Trenton, he asked what he can do, and I haven’t heard back. Spread the word, everyone! :biggrin:

  22. Shelby – Great idea! I’m working on mine. Waiting for my tee shirt to arrive. I’ll get it out to you as soon as I can.

  23. Diane: @LindaW:Here’s a hint for your, er…problem.The archives here are a fabulous resource when you need an Alex “fix”.I just went back through the month of June, and watched a few of his Vlogs (the handstand, and the one where he’s so excited about leaving for NYC the next day–all the while flirting with Veronica); part of an episode (where he talks with Michael about his difficulty dealing with the Hulu criticism) and some live stream footage.It helps…   

    Ha ha, yeah I was scouring the Hulu clips yesterday…some good stuff, I forgot about, like this.. so funny..Alex had only been there for 3 days..

    http://thumbnails.huluim.com/102/50047102/159211_145x80_generated.jpg

    welp, link wont paste right, but its on page 34 on the clips section on the Hulu site. :/ Its the clip where Ben was pretending to be a HULU exec. and interviewing Alex :)

  24. Y’all are AWESOME..
    i’m definitely gonna make a contribution.
    well,
    better set “THE MASTER PLAN” for B-boy ALEX. ^^

    P.S. and when is the deadline 4 this?

    MAHALO! :biggrin: G-LUCK EVERY1! :wink:

  25. LAUREN: I sent something to that email address to see if you guys could even open the attachment (I was having problems)…did you get it…and If you can open it, I need to make a couple corrections and resend… Let me know. Thanks :smile:

  26. LindaW: LAUREN: I sent something to that email address to see if you guys could even open the attachment (I was having problems)…did you get it…and If you can open it, I need to make a couple corrections and resend… Let me know. Thanks :smile:   

    Linda, so your comment doesn’t get lost in the shuffle (I think just Shelby’s manning the e-mail address, and she might not check back here right away) send another email to the same address w/out the attachment, with you question :smile: Good to hear you’re on it!

  27. Kassandra:
    Linda, so your comment doesn’t get lost in the shuffle (I think just Shelby’s manning the e-mail address, and she might not check back here right away) send another email to the same address w/out the attachment, with you question Good to hear you’re on it!  

    I will, now that I read the requirements above though, I am not sure its gonna work its like a 2.5 minute montage video thingy…I guess we will see. Thanks Kass.

  28. MARKed ON YOUR CALENDAR!!
    cause we’ll gonna give ALEX, A BIRTHDAY GIFT HE’LL BE KEEPING HIS EYES REALLY WIDE OPEN!! :biggrin: :wink:

    P.S. Is there any chance that we can see the vid after it was given to Alex? or by any chance a video of him watching it? :happy: well, just askin’

    G-LUCK EVERY1 WE’LL ALL GONNA NEED IT AND HAVE FUN!! :heart:

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