In 1985, Austrian musician Falco released his song “Rock Me Amadeus.” The song became a huge hit, reaching the top of the charts in several countries.
In 1986, the song was used as the basis for a music video, which was directed by Steve Barron. The video features Falco performing the song in a variety of settings, including a castle, a nightclub, and a stadium.
The video was a massive success, helping to propel the song to
The making of the “Rock Me Amadeus” music video
The making of the “Rock Me Amadeus” music video was a very involved process. First, the concept for the video was created. Then, a storyboard was created to map out the action in the video. Next, a cast and crew were assembled to bring the video to life. Finally, the video was shot and edited.
The end result was a highly-stylized and energetic music video that helped propel Falco’s song to the top of the charts.
The song “Rock Me Amadeus”
“Rock Me Amadeus” is a song by Falco, an Austrian pop rock singer-songwriter. It was Falco’s only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. In 1986, the song won the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. The song is written in an ironic style, poking fun at composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and how his classical music was destroyed and then later reborn as rock and roll.
The music video for “Rock Me Amadeus” was directed by Brian Grant and shot on location in Vienna, Austria. It features Falco performing the song in various locations around the city, including in front of the Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
The video’s director, Michael Hausman
Michael Hausman was born in New York and began his film career directing music videos. In 1984, he received critical acclaim for his work on the ground-breaking video “Like a Virgin” by Madonna. Hausman’s other notable music video credits include “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco, “Addicted to Love” by Robert Palmer, and “She Bop” by Cyndi Lauper.
Hausman has also directed commercials for clients such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kodak, and Nissan. In addition to his work in advertising, Hausman has directed two feature films: “Love Streams”, starring Tim Robbins and Australian actress Greta Scacchi, and “My New Gun”, starring Diane Lane and Stephen Dorff.
The video’s producer, Bob Ezrin
In an interview with the Today Show, Bob Ezrin, the video’s producer, said that the song’screator, Falco, had wanted to make a video that would be unlike any other music video that had been made before. To do this, Ezrin brought in a team of directors and cinematographers who had experience making movies, not music videos.
Ezrin also wanted to make sure that the video would be visually interesting and would stand out from other music videos that were being made at the time. To do this, he used a lot of special effects and editing techniques that were not common in music videos at the time.
The resulting video was a huge success, winning multiple awards and becoming one of the most popular music videos of all time.
The video’s budget
The music video for “Rock Me Amadeus” was one of the most expensive music videos ever made at the time, with a budget of over $1 million. The video was shot in various locations around Vienna and featured a number of famous landmarks, including the Vienna State Opera House and the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel.
The video’s shoot
The music video for “Rock Me Amadeus” was shot in early 1986 in New York City. It was directed by Tom Kuntz, who would go on to have a long career directing commercials and music videos. The video features Falco, dressed as Mozart, lip-syncing the song while performing various antics around New York.
The video was a huge success, and helped propel “Rock Me Amadeus” to the top of the charts in the United States. It won several awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Music Video, and is frequently cited as one of the best music videos of all time.
The video’s editing
The “Rock Me Amadeus” music video was directed by Bob Giraldi, who is known for his work on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and “Billie Jean” videos. The video was edited by Larry Balsamo, who also worked on Jackson’s “Thriller” video.
The video’s release
The music video for “Rock Me Amadeus” was released in 1986, and it quickly became a sensation. The video, which was directed by Michael Gornick, featured a number of famous landmarks from around the world, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Eiffel Tower. The video also featured a large number of extras, all of whom were dressed in period costume.
The video’s success
Despite its low budget, the “Rock Me Amadeus” music video was an instant success. It was directed by Steve Barron, who also directed videos for a-ha, Michael Jackson, and Duran Duran. The video was shot in Vienna, Austria, and featured Falco pretending to be various historical figures, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The video’s legacy
The “Rock Me Amadeus” music video was one of the most popular music videos of the 1980s. The video was directed by Tamara Davis and featured footage of Falco performing in various locations around Vienna, Austria.
The video was nominated for several awards, including Best Male Video at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards. It won the award for Best Editing at the 1986 Billboard Music Video Awards.
The video has been credited with helping to launch Falco’s career and is considered one of the most influential music videos of the 1980s.