Work (music video)

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Work (music video)

Director: Marc Webb

The Work music video is a concept video from the band Jimmy Eat World and their album Futures.

Filming Details

This video features footage of the band playing intercut with interviews from students at Madison West High School in Madison, Wisconsin. The students who talk about their futures and their lives after graduation. [1] [2] The students are shown during the school day and also after school, doing things such as skateboarding, smashing television sets, and going to parties. The video also features the band playing under a tree in a field in the mountains just outside Los Angeles. [3] The music video's director, Marc Webb, grew up in Madison and attended Madison West High School where the student interviews were filmed. [4]

A CD for the work single released in 2005-03 included the Styrofoam remix of Drugs or Me and an acoustic version of Work, as well as the song's music video.[5]

See Also



  1., Are We Not Sensitive? We Are (Arena) Emo, Sanneh, Kelefa, 2005-04-16,,, 2021-03-07, The band's lead singer, Jim Adkins, will turn 30 in November, yet his songs are unabashedly teen-centric: the music video for "Work," the band's current single, includes a series of interviews with high school students fretting about graduation.,
  2., How Jimmy Eat World Survived Emo Rock and Stopped Writing Themselves Off, Laven, Scott, 2019-11-05,, The Ringer, 2021-03-07,
  3., For The Record: Quick News On Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Vince Neil, Gang Of Four & More, 2004-12-16,,, 2021-03-07,
  4., SUMMER IN THE SPOTLIGHT MADISON-RAISED DIRECTOR MARC WEBB SAVORS THE SLOW-BUILDING SUCCESS OF HIS FEATURE FILM DEBUT, '(500) DAYS OF SUMMER', Thomas, Rob, 2009-08-09,,, 2021-03-07, He directed videos for everyone from Fergie to My Chemical Romance, from Daniel Powter to Regina Spektor. He shot the video for Jimmy Eat World's "Work" at his alma mater. And he started pursuing feature film ideas.,
  5. Work 9880673, Jimmy Eat World, 2005, Interscope Records, 2021-03-07,

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