555 (music video)

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555 (music video)
555 Production Photo with Jim Adkins and Mike Gill from Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CdO8dU1vjB8/?hl=en
Director: Jim Adkins & Michael Gill [1]

The 555 music video is a concept video from the band Jimmy Eat World and their album Surviving. The video was directed by Jim Adkins and Mike Gill [1] [2] The video was inspired by Rick Springfield’s “Bop ‘Till You Drop” video [3] [4]

When Gill passed away in 2022 05 Jim Adkins shared a photo of Mike behind the camera directing this video on an Instagram post, where he goes on to describe the video as "his favorite" the band has produced. [5] The Something Loud (music video) was dedicated to Gill. [6]

Filming Details

In an interview with The Ringer, Zach Lind the theme is "'a science-fiction postapocalyptic nightmare filled with clones and an evil galactic master,' played by Jim Adkins, looking like he fell face first into a bag of bleached flour." [7] Also involved were Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola, make-up artist Renae Goodhew, Steve Javors as grip on the production staff, and Mr. Mark Jude Sullivan as a minion. [3]

See Also


Something Loud (music video)


  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-TZiVVaTE&t=4s, 555, Jimmy Eat World, 2019-10-17, YouTube, YouTube, 2022-06-13,
  2. https://twitter.com/goosegill/status/1185099008223531009, Gill, Mike, 2019-10-18, Twitter.com, Twitter.com, 2022-06-13, It was an honor to co-direct and cut the new video for @jimmyeatworld along side their very own Jim Adkins who conceptualized this fever dream! #GalacticOverlord #KLARRG #minions #surviving #555 youtube.com Jimmy Eat World - 555 (Official Video) "555" comes from Jimmy Eat World's new album 'Surviving,' out now: http://smarturl .it/Surviving?iQid=ytDirected by: Jim Adkins & Michael GillWatch "All The W... 1:43 AM · Oct 18, 2019·Twitter for iPhone,
  3. 3.0 3.1 https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2019/10/sophia-and-michael-help-shoot-jimmy-eat-world-555-music-video/, Sophia and Michael help shoot Jimmy Eat World “555” music video, Epstein, Michael J., 2019-10-18, Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein, 2022-06-13, Sophia and Michael help shoot Jimmy Eat World “555” music video October 18, 2019 by Michael J. Epstein We had the great pleasure of working with directors Michael Gill and Jimmy Eat World's Jim Adkins to bring to life Jim's Overseer KLARRG and his minions (portrayed by Mr. Mark Jude Sullivan). We handled lights and camera. Make-up artist Renae Goodhew brought KLARRG and his minions physical manifestation. From the band: “I’ve always liked the Rick Springfield video for ‘Bop ‘Till You Drop’. A reptilian overlord managing his minions gets overthrown by his workforce.” Adkins says when speaking of “555”. “He’s kind of trying to keep them in line, but one guy breaks into song and mass rebellion ensues. From the overlord’s perspective, that day was a pretty bad day. I always thought that was funny. So ‘555’ sees me cast as a galactic evil master, overseeing an army of cloned species doing my bidding – this is the only life they know, joining me in song in this post-apocalyptic dystopia.” Michael Gill also notes thanks to: Steve Javors on random grip duties (Steve also took some great bts photographs which should see the light of day sometime soon). Special thanks to those who helped us in our search for various galactic items: J.C. Reifenberg, Kat Sheridan, Russell Wayne Groves. Oh and thanks Reid Nicewonder for letting us use your place to prep! I am not sure who the artist is who created this fantastic image based on the video, but we love it, too!,
  4. https://recommendedlisten.com/post/188458732533/video-jimmy-eat-world-555, Video: Jimmy Eat World - “555″, 2019-10-19, Recommended Listen, Recommended Listen, 2022-06-13, October 19th, 2019 Video: Jimmy Eat World - “555″ Directed by: Jim Adkins & Michael Gill Jimmy Eat World’s newly released album Surviving lives up to its title in seeing the emotive rock pioneers at their strongest with it being another consistency in their long, impressive catalog. While it’s a familiar in the way its loudest edges recall that of their Bleed American and Futures eras, don’t discount the Mesa quartet for simply retreading familiar ground either, as there’s few new tricks to be heard in the band’s sonic dimensions as its rippers dive into ’80s arena rock stomp, elevate emotions, and song like “555″, a listen that folds in particles of today’s dark pop beats and aerial synth explorations. Nothing about its music video – which if memory serves correct, marks singer Jim Adkins directorial debut alongside co-director Michael Gill – stays in the usual lane of your average Jimmy Eat World visuals where we’re usually seeing them in performance mode. This one shows off Adkins’ sci-fi side, in it being inspired by Rick Springfield’s “Bop ‘Till You Drop” video in portraying him as reptilian overload with clone population singing mindlessly alongside him. “I’m doing the things I’ve been told everyday / Then why does it feel like I’m moving in place?,” its chorus takes on an eerier presence when placed against this altered world doom. This nightmare, however, isn’t all that far-fetched in our modern world if you think about it… Jimmy Eat World’s Surviving is available now on RCA Records. (Source: altpress.com),
  5. https://www.instagram.com/p/CdO8dU1vjB8/?hl=en, Adkins, Jim, 2022-05-06, Instagram.com, Instagram.com, 2022-06-13, jimadkins's profile picture jimadkins Verified I’ve known Mike Gill since about 1999. His band, The Damn Personals toured with us during one short but core-memory-producing tour of the east coast. His willingness to make my concept for the 555 video his life for about a month yielded hands down my favorite video of ours. We were days away from starting to shoot another project when I found out he had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. Still letting the fact he’s not with us anymore just sit there, and looking at it with curiosity. Doesn’t seem real. My deepest condolences to his family, his girlfriend and to all the other band people out there who still carry a special piece of 99-00 with Mike in it. We will all miss you @goosegill 5w,
  6. https://vanyaland.com/2022/05/18/michael-gill-to-be-remembered-at-a-celebration-of-his-life-in-cambridge/, Michael Gill to be remembered at a celebration of his life in Cambridge, O'Connor Marottaon, Michael, 2022-05-18, Vanyaland, Vanyaland, 2022-06-13, Michael Gill to be remembered at a celebration of his life in Cambridge By Michael O'Connor Marottaon May 18, 2022 Photo Credit: Chase Lisbon The Boston music scene is still reeling from the sudden and unexpected death of Michael Gill, who died on May 6 of natural causes at the age of 45. Now his massive circle of friends, collaborators, and acquaintances are coming together to honor the beloved filmmaker, videographer, musician and ally to everyone he ever met with a gathering in Cambridge. “’Let’s Get Faced’ a Celebration of Life for Michael Gill,” takes place at The Middle East in Central Square, one of Gill’s longtime haunts before his relocation to Los Angeles a few years ago, on June 5. “He would have wanted us all to get faced in his honor so that is what we are going to do,” writes organizer Abigail Taylor on the Facebook event page. “Join us at the Middle East upstairs, restaurant and patio for a night of unabashed joy. We will sing stupid songs. We will dance stupid dances. We will hug one another until our arms hurt. Please invite people as we know we don’t know everyone he knew.” And Gill seemingly knew everyone. As news of his passing circulated on social media on May 6, a flurry of tributes poured in from those expressing shock, sadness, and condolences. Some praised Gill’s time as drummer for Boston indie pioneers The Damn Personals as well as The Murder Mile and Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts; others cited his direction of music videos and other visual content for the likes of Freezepop (who he also performed live with), Guster, Dropkick Murphys, Jittery Jack, Mission of Burma, and Jimmy Eat World; and others referenced his skills in filmmaking, editing, and documentation, with a resume that includes 2010’s Nobody’s Robots: a Farewell to Piebald, 2013’s Fat, 2019’s The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, and Road To Ruane, the unfinished but oft-discussed documentary about Boston music impresario Billy Ruane. Gill’s list of credits and affiliations was long, but the one common thread in everyone’s post was about the type of friend and person he was. Many shared personal anecdotes about randomly bumping into him around Allston and Cambridge, kickstarting endless nights out on the town and cementing memories, and his bandmates and colleagues offered photos and stories of life on the road and time spent on tour. His generosity, sense of humor, and genuine demeanor highlighted each post. The volume of tributes and “Mike Gill knows everybody” posts were so plentiful, his longtime friend, collaborator, and confidant Sean Drinkwater joked that “if nothing else I’ll take some solace in the fact that it seems like Michael was more popular than David Bowie.” In 2017, Gill relocated to Los Angeles, where he became a lifeline for those back in the Boston music scene, quickly acclimating himself to his new home and easily adjusting to a West Coast lifestyle. New Englanders who went out to Southern California often ran into Gill, and he took pride in showing old friends his new city. One person who we spoke with after Gill’s death said going out to Los Angeles and meeting up with him to hang out for however many days “was just something you did.” Now friends will be meeting up in his honor. In addition to the June gathering in Central Square, another event with live music is currently being planned for later in the year. In the meantime, donations in Michael Gill’s memory can be made to Against Malaria, The Life You Can Save, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or UNICEF. Check out some of his tireless work below.,
  7. https://www.theringer.com/music/2019/11/5/20948766/jimmy-eat-world-interview-jim-adkins-zach-lind-surviving-new-album, How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off, Laven, Scott, 2019-11-05, Theringer.com, The Ringer, 2021-03-07,

External Links


Behind The Scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXvZmvcJPck&feature=youtu.be