Constipation Camp Interview
How about a brief introduction of yourself?
My name is GRiND, a long time horror/exploitation and hard-rock/metal fanatic. I dabble in Audio/Video editing and scream for a metal band.
What inspired you to make your mixtape? (review here)
In the late 90’s a buddy of mine used to get weird vhs tapes, some were random stuff like Tard Spasm, some were oldschool video mixtapes like Evil Video. That started me collecting VHS/DVDr-dupes from sites on the internet. Now about ten years later, after
watching Fucked Up Movie (and later Retard-O-Tron), I decided to mix my love for underground music with my love of underground films, steering away from the real gross-out porn and mondo stuff.
How do you get the clips?
From my personal collection of VHS and DVDs and my massive collection of XViD rips from the best sites offering that kind of thing. I meticulously selected a soundtrack of a few favorite songs.
How long did it take to get all the clips?
I had a week off at Thanksgiving ’08 so I cut, clipped, converted over 100 scenes, and mostly assembled them in three days. Spent another week tightening and cutting what I didn’t like seeing over and over. Then I sat on it for months and edited it down some more. I used Nanddub or Tmpgenc to clip, NeroVision to edit, and DVD Architect to make the DVD.
Were there any clips you didn’t use? (if so, which ones!)
Lots! ET Porn for one (no shit, really)… some I cut after seeing them other mixtapes after I made mine. Some are now in CCV2, others will remain in the dark, starving and alone.
Was there anything you thought was too harsh to include?
Well I designed my mixtape to be friendly to groups of average youngsters. I wanted to blow there mind, but not rape their soul. So I weened away from real-death and gross porn. I wanted you to be able to put this on at parties where even the less-initiated could enjoy it and maybe become interested in the video madness out there. The only clips included I found that made people really squirm uncomfortably are the vagina stabbing and the severed-dick-toss.
The presentation is slick, how long did it take to edit the mixtape?
About a week and a half total. I tweeked it here and there for months before release though.
Do you have a favourite clip from your mixtape(s)?
I like the Bloody Birthday/Death From Above 1979 mix. Julie Brown was so hot and the song is catchy as hell!
Dellamorte Dellamore, JC’s The Thing, Deadbeat at Dawn, Zombi 2 and From Beyond, to name a few.
Will there be more mixtapes from you? If yes, what can we expect in the next mixtape?
Oh yeah, I got two new CCV’s nearly complete. Also 2 other themed tapes in the works.
Anything else you’d like to add?
You can visit me on myspace.com/constipationcampvideo or bad-good.org for news and updates, friends get to see links to grab them on torrent. Never pay for my tapes or sell them please! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for watching!
Our thanks go out to GRiND for taking the time to answer our questions, keep up the good work Sir!