Data & Picard

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A Pogo remix of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Details below. Temba, his arms wide! In Tamarian this signifies the giving of a gift, first heard in the excellent episode Darmok. Data & Picard is my tribute to one of the greatest TV series of all time. It is an original track featuring the voices of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander Data (Brent Spiner), accompanied by a music video I shot entirely in my living room with a green screen and lights. The track opens with the Klingon Victory Song, followed by a remix of Data singing Che Gelida Manina in the episode 'In Theory'. This episode was the first ever to be directed by Patrick Stewart and I didn't realize this until after the track was finished. I sourced the Ben Nye makeup that was used to turn Spiner into Data, and a replica of the iconic Star Fleet uniform. Unfortunately I couldn't get the contact lenses in and I could only get the uniform in red, so I spent a huge amount of time changing the colour of my eyes and uniform in post. The video was shot in Slog 4k ProRes HQ using a Sony A7SII and an Atomos Ninja Flame. Lights included 3x Arri 800w Tungstens, 2x Socanland LED banks to light the screen, and one 2000w Blonde to simulate sunlight. BIG thanks to the guys at HD Rentals in Perth for helping me out. Thanks to everybody for your amazing support! POGO Contact: Twitter: iTunes: Bandcamp: SoundCloud:


Alejandro Bonilla : Whoops, almost didn't watch this today

SimCaesar : The green screen is dead-on effective because you did an absolutely amazing job of nailing the lighting in every shot to match the background. This is so good on so many levels.

Justin Pulford : My friends make fun of me for replaying a single song over and over and then I look in the comments and realize I'm not so bad.

nathanel1313 : As others have already praised the make up, lighting, green screen postprocessing and obviously the song itself, I would like to praise your acting skills. You are doing really good impersonation of Picard, despite the obvious physical appearance differences, and your Data is absolutely pheonamenal! I can't find words to describe how good it is for me. Head movements, eye movements, forehead, everything. Great job, thank you for that.

George D. Marsack : Thumbs up if you've watched this over 25 times (and counting)!

Sonja : You are proof that nerds indeed can be cool!

Thomas McMahan : This is truly insane. The amount of work you put into this...especially the lighting. I've never seen anyone pull of lighting for green screen work perfectly....and changing your eyes and uniform to yellow in POST?! Geeze man. Talk about time and talent.

Jenkem Muhdikken : I'd definitely support you being added to the new Picard Star Trek series coming up Pogo. You'd fit right in judging by this video. They should give you an opportunity to audition for a role at least if nothing else.

Jose Rosales : My mom has heard me play this song for the 50th time she’s begun talks about going to rehab

Jimmy John : Pogo dances like I do when im in the shower.... Absolutely love it.

Ari Finkelman : This song violates the Prime DIrective

Gabriel Barrett : All I can say is that your mannerisms are perfect for both Data and Picard. And also that it boggles the mind you did the eyes and yellow outfit in post. Every time I watch this you remind me of why Star Trek is so good. Thank you for that.

sasquatchpatch : I seriously think you should get cast as Data in the new Picard series.

Ken K : Everybody sing along! 1-7-3-4-6-7-3-2-1-4-7-6-Charlie-3-2-7-8-9-7-7-7-6-4-3-Tango-7-3-2-Victor-7-3-1-1-7-8-8-8-7-3-2-4-7-6-7-8-9-7-6-4-3-7-6

DevinDTV : most impressed by the Data facial expressions being so perfect

Les Grossman : Dude, are you gonna audition for data in the new TNG movie?

blinkfan305 : Watching this makes me so thankful for Patrick Stewart. He's one of the most talented actors I've ever seen. POGO's just nailed so many things in this music video. Well done.

Zephyr López Cervilla : Magnificent impersonations of Data and Jean-Luc Picard. The latter one would have been even greater had you bothered to shave your scalp.

Vindicator Jones : As someone who works in post production and has seen some very sloppy lighting/greenscreening footage by so called "professionals" your lighting technique is incredible. You backlit correctly and your coloured bounce light was on point. As far as compositing, it is very rare for me to see anyone do a near perfect job, but damn... you nailed it.. My only criticism , and believe me, this is nit picking at its highest, is slightly too much bloom on some of the "outdoor" shots. But seriously, that is REALLY nitpicking.. If one of my guys had run this past me for approval, I would have congratulated them.. But seeing as your not a pro, and did this at home, you sir are a freaking legend. Well done.

Gear Bonz : Yuh know, in the academy I didn't know I needed this until I listened, so now I share to all the new cadets Gg bro lol

lez king : What magic is this, that it keeps drawing me back? I'm sure it's not the "Dad dancing" that's doing it - But well done!!

Rio Petersen : This song is on Spotify! On my playlist for sure now!

Knight Wise : Whenever I feel down or blue .. this song NEVER fails to raise my spirits. It's brilliant !

Rerez : I'm addicted to this song now. I can't stop.

Dariia Vorobiova : in faith i DO love thee! :) Damn this is amazing!!.. Was listening to your tracks for years, but never knew you were also a talented actor!

Gear Bonz : Also, awesome green screen work, legit pro level stuff

Black Terminal : I vote Pogo to do the theme music for the new Picard series. Thumb up if you agree.

steve cryptid : Thumbs up if you think Pogo would be a good young picard

Archie Akers04 : I genuinely can't stop listening to this. I have listened to it at least one hundred times and I still find it amazing.

Jack Hazard : I swear I click on this by accident, Best accident of my life.

Ginger Bella : This has become a constant earworm... just so brilliant!

Steven Borck : If I'm remembering correctly, the part where Picard is saying a long string of numbers and letters was actually data speaking, just using Picard's voice. Fun little easter egg.

athashalfling : Still loving it in 2019

Lexi Laios : This guy has AMAZING work ethic. Everything is perfect.

DarkJustice6983 : Not matter how many time's I watch this. I keep expecting Picard to say " Indeed Number 1!" Not Hmmm!!!!!

Polumathēs : Steven Crowder brought me here

djlink111 : was watching S.T.T.N.G. yesterday and stubled on the episode where the "moving from sentence to sentence topic to topic it was quite hypnotic" clip came from S6Ep25 "timescape" @ 3:30

Anduril : Whoa! You did the Data eyes and uniform color all in post? That most have been time consuming!

Steve : I love you pogo. This song has brought so much joy to my life

Blaine Reid : ...everyday, for 6!

Gallopin' Galumphus : ♫ Shere Khan, Shere Kahn ♫ Wasn't that the tiger in "Jungle Book?"

Disent Design : your data make up is too disturbing and this is perhaps the nerdiest thing ive ever seen...and Ive seen some shit brah

antwan1357 : It creeps me out and yet it it entertains me at the same time.

gerryjtierney : By all the gods, present and past, this is the best video on Youtube.

episodenull : I've seen multi-million dollar Hollywood productions with less convincing lighting and compositing than this. You should do this professionally, if you don't already.

Streel83 : I could watch data dancing all day. It's quite hypnotic.

Malicious Muppet : You changed your uniform color and eye color in post? jesus, man. that mustve been like completing halo 2 on legendary. it payed off well!!

Diana Nolla : I can’t believe you changed your uniform/eye colour in post production...This is disgustingly well done. Already purchased on iTunes <3

Robert N. Adams : I love how Pogo nailed the mannerisms of Data.