Today marks the opening of my new blog, and the dawn of a brand-new Year!
There is tons of stuff for me to share, and some of which I’ll be sharing will…
The three videos that came out of Thriller - “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, and “Thriller” - were all part of my original concept for the album. I was determined to present this music as visually as possible. At the time I would look at what people were doing with video, and I couldn’t understand why so much of it seemed so primitive and week.
I saw kids watching and accepting boring videos because they had no alternatives. My goal is to do the best I can in every area, so why work hard on an album and then produce a terrible video? I wanted something that would glue you to the set, something you’d want to watch over and over.
The idea from the beginning was to give people quality. So I wanted to be a pioneer in this relatively new medium and make the best short music movies we could make. I don’t even like to call them videos. On the set I explained that we were doing a film, and that was how I approached it. — Michael Jackson