Production date: 6 July 2006
Playout date: 6/7/2006
Camera: Logitech webcam
Post Production: None
Location: Jazdow Office
Soundtrack notes: “The Power of Love”, karaoke version mp3.
This is the video where, inspired by the Russian Proverb “Don’t have 100 roubles, but have 100 friends”, in order to get one hundred subscribers (which seemed a tall order at the time, but there are 32 times that number now!) Viktor dropped a hundred rouble note in the fish tank and the fish ate it. He then goes on to sing the Power of Love, but gets interrupted as ever by a phone call.
Unfortunately the voice was too loud for the microphone settings.
Now I like to think Huliganov.TV is a place people can come to get all the “insider secrets” on my films, and so here’s a couple for this film.
1. It was not 100 Russian roubles (worth about 4 dollars) it was 100 Belarusian roubles (worth a few cents) I put in the tank,
2. The fish didn’t actually consume the note, I fished it out again afterwards. This was just to prevent the printers inks from contaminating the water.
2 thoughts on “On the Power of Love and the Weakness of Money”
Can I ask another “insider secret”? Was the telephone call contrived? I think it was a fine oportunity for VDH to show off his Russian Language.
Hi Peter, it was in fact not contrived. I don’t remember having ever used that technique so far although I have thought of it. Because it added “Russian authenticity” I left it in. Good question!