[Trans] 130703 Kim Junsu Proves His Vocal Talent With A ‘Les Miserables’-esque Music Video

[Trans] 130703 Kim Junsu Proves His Vocal Talent With A ‘Les Miserables’-esque Music Video


JYJ’s Kim Junsu, seen as the greatest vocalist amongst idol groups, has released a one-take live music video, the first of its kind in Korea, and proved the power of his vocal talent yet again.

Having pre-released ’11 o’clock, its adequacy’, an acoustic ballad track from Kim Junsu’s upcoming second solo album, Kim Junsu worked with LoenTV to create a special video. Differentiated from most music videos that have a pre-recorded audio track added to the video, Kim Junsu created his music video by recording his singing voice on set.

In order to create the best video possible and accentuate the emotions carried by his voice, Kim Junsu sang the song from beginning to end in one take, unlike most videos that cut up the song into sections and record the music video in many takes.

Kim Junsu wore a special microphone with his outfit, as well as an in-ear in his left ear while filming the music video. A piano instrumental began playing halfway through the song in the in-ear and till then, he had been singing without any background music.

The production crew explained that the music video was created in a similar way as the musical movie ‘Les Miserables’, which recorded all the voices live on set to maximize the emotions expressed by the actors.

The music video was filmed near the coast in Daebu-do, Ansan. The equipment was set up at 6am and filming began at 7am. Kim Junsu sang the song from beginning to end three times, and filming ended in a mere hour.

A representative of LoenTV stated, “We filmed the music video live in one take because we wanted to portray Kim Junsu’s emotions and vocal tone. His melodious but plaintive voice fused with the sound of birds and the wind to create a fantasy atmosphere.”

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[Trans] 130701 [JYJ MW] Part 3: Seeing JYJ’s Fan Expo Through Numbers

[Trans] 130701 [JYJ MW] Part 3: Seeing JYJ’s Fan Expo Through Numbers

– 17,000 participants, an economic impact of 10 billion Won, a commercialization of 0 Won
– Said to have created a new business domain


A scene from the art gallery of the JYJ fan expo

JYJ held their ’2013 JYJ Membership Week’ fan expo from the 27th till the 30th of June at SETEC in Seoul. The ‘JYJ Membership Week’ is a large-scale fan expo held by C-JeS Entertainment for those signed up for the JYJ membership program.

The reason why JYJ’s fan expo has garnered so much attention is because it has shifted the paradigm away from that of fanmeets, concerts and handshake events held by other entertainment agencies. They haven’t stopped at just singing and acting, but they have also utilized artwork and technology to create various attractions for fans. JYJ began their fan expos last year and have placed their focus on new projects and creating a connection with their fans. They have received positive feedback for creating a new economically innovative paradigm for the Hallyu culture.

# 0

The ’2013 JYJ Membership Week’ event refused all offers from corporations and public institutions, and did not sell any MD goods. C-JeS Entertainment created an event with ’0 Won’ commercialization, with free fanmeets and art galleries. C-JeS Entertainment stated, “With the growth of Hallyu comes the need for new contents. By providing events such as free fanmeets, we have created a space for JYJ to spend time with their fans without a commercialized aspect, creating a stronger loyalty from fans and increasing JYJ’s value.”

# 3000

JYJ took the 3,000 pyeong space at SETEC, located in Daechi-dong, Seoul, and created three different spaces to share JYJ-related contents and JYJ’s own artwork.

The first area held a fanmeet open to fans chosen through a lottery system. The second area was a Media Facade square that featured a media facade, cafeteria and a sticker photo zone. The third area was an art gallery and concert hall that featured artwork created by JYJ and a screening of JYJ’s Tokyo Dome concert.


The ’2013 JYJ Membership Week’ event was attended by 17,000 fans. Thanks to the 4,000 Japanese fans who were visiting Korea for the event, Myeongdong’s Lotte Hotel experienced a rare treat. The shopping districts that had been suffering due to the depreciation of the Yen and the decrease of Japanese tourists were smiling once again thanks to these fans. It was later said that the Japanese fans also embarked on a tour that took them around Myeongdong and Gangnam. During the ’2012 JYJ Membership Week’ event, JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment rented 3,500 hotel rooms in Seoul, Incheon and Suwon, and prepared 250 buses and 300 guides for Japanese fans attending the event. It was stated that this year’s event included similar preparations. Last year’s event attracted a total of 22,000 fans, including 7,024 Japanese fans, to break the record of the most foreigners flying to Korea to attend a single event.

#10 billion

The ’2013 JYJ Membership Week’ event is said to have created an extraordinary secondary economic impact because of the 4,000 Japanese fans who visited Korea for four days for the event. Although no commercial activity took place in the JYJ fan expo, the amount of money spent by fans on food and shopping is said to be around 10 billion Won. Last year’s ’2012 JYJ Membership Week’ event had overseas fans staying for three days and even if the lowest costs are taken into consideration, around 500,000 Won if each fan required eight meals during their stay in Korea, it can be estimated that each fan spent around 2 million Won, including the money they spent on their shopping expenditures. CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We will be donated all the money raised through an auction of JYJ’s artwork, and we will keep creating spaces for stars and their fans to connect and become one.”

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[Trans] 130701 [JYJ MW] Part 2: What’s Different… The Fusion Of Science Technology And Service

[Trans] 130701 [JYJ MW] Part 2: What’s Different… The Fusion Of Science Technology And Service

– A large-scale introduction of new technology through the fanmeet and art gallery… second movers emerge


A moment from the free fanmeet of the JYJ fan expo

The ’2013 JYJ Membership Week’ fan expo created new economically innovative contents, using JYJ’s singing and acting as its basis. At the center of it lies IT technology and the mindset of creating fan service that communicates with fans. Aya (Female, 24), who participated in the event, said, “I liked the JYJ art gallery because it showcased artwork created by the members and allowed us to connect with their emotions. The various artwork on display made me feel like they were with me the whole time.” A blogger who visited the fan expo commented, “I walked through a tunnel of screens that expressed JYJ’s words of welcome through videos. I didn’t know this at the time because I was lost in the videos, but an audio track was played to sync with the video messages.”


A photo of JYJ singing during the JYJ fan expo

# vs Concert

JYJ’s fan expo screened footage from JYJ’s recent concert instead of holding an actual concert. Fans could attend a screening by reserving a seat beforehand at the ticket booth, and the concert was shown up to nine times a day at the Concert Hall section of the expo.


The concert hall had a large screen, surround sound system and an extravagant lighting set that mirrored an actual concert stage. Footage from JYJ’s Tokyo Dome concert in April was shown, giving Korean fans an opportunity to watch a 10,500 Yen (approximately 124,000 Won) Japanese concert for free.


JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong plays a game with his fans during the JYJ fan expo

# vs Fanmeet

A fanmeet with JYJ was held on the 29th and 30th for members who had been chosen through a lottery system. JYJ met, talked and played games with 4,000 fans across the two days. JYJ did their best in all of the programs to create happy memories for their fans, and added performances by the group and each member to complete a fanmeet that lasted over two hours. JYJ stated, “We’re so happy that this has become a festival for us to have fun and create new memories, and we’ll repay your love with more activities. We truly feel the love you give us, and we hope this will become an opportunity for the fans to feel our sincerity.”

JYJ’s fans met JYJ for free, without having to pay an entry free or buy MD goods. Through a gift coupon service, fans were able to exchange coupons for drinks, snacks, and various goods. Fans (official members) who were unable to attend the fanmeet will be sent a free DVD of the fanmeet and the event did not accept any gifts or wreaths.


A picture from the art gallery at the JYJ fan expo

# vs Art Gallery

JYJ’s fan expo featured a Media Facade (A fusion of ‘Facade’ and ‘Media’, in which media is heightened by LED lights shone on the side of walls)and an art gallery that featured artwork created by the members of JYJ.

The main feature of JYJ’s fan expo was that JYJ participated from beginning to end, starting with the planning process. Taking JYJ’s opinions into consideration, the fan expo incorporated a humanistic aspect to IT technology and large-scale projects. In order to create a space to connect with fans, JYJ featured artwork they had created themselves through a ‘JYJ Art Gallery’ to add a more analogy aspect to their expo.

Lee Jae Eun, the head of the PR department of C-JeS Entertainment, stated, “The JYJ fan expo’s economically innovative ideas have become a hot topic in the entertainment industry, even becoming a model for other Korean entertainment businesses to follow,” and “It has given us the opportunity to create a new fanmeet culture that is being called a brand new kind of Hallyu service by fans.”

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120703 East Coast Outages Could Last Most Of The Week

East Coast Outages Could Last Most Of The Week
Aftermath of deadly storms leaves millions with stifling homes, spoiled food

A grocery store employee piles bags of ice for free distribution in Bethesda, Md., on Monday to help community members affected by Friday’s storm. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press

Millions of people in a swath of states along the East Coast and farther west went into a third sweltering day without power today after a round of summer storms that killed more than a dozen people.

The outages left many to contend with stifling homes and spoiled food over the weekend as temperatures approached or exceeded 38 degrees C/100.4 degrees F.

Some two million customers from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Illinois were without power Monday morning. Utilities warned that many neighborhoods could remain in the dark for much of the week, if not beyond.

Since Friday, severe weather has been blamed for at least 18 deaths, most from trees falling on homes and cars.

‘They kind of forgot about us out here’
— resident Eric NessonThe power outages had prompted concerns of traffic problems as commuters took to roads with darkened stoplights. But throughout northern Virginia, there was less traffic than normal in many places Monday as federal workers took advantage of liberal leave that was put in place for the day.

Some drivers resorted to ingenuity to get to work. On a residential street in suburban Falls Church, Va., just outside Washington, downed trees blocked the road on either side. Enterprising neighbours used chain saws to cut a makeshift path on one side, but the other remained completely blocked by a massive oak tree.

 A university student finds refuge — and an electrical outlet — in the air-conditioned Westfield Montgomery mall in Silver Spring, Md. on July 2. Power outages in the area continue to affect thousands of people in the midst of a summer heatwave. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)Landscapers in Maryland dismantle a red oak tree that was blown over in last Friday’s deadly storm. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

A series of severe storms knocked out power all along the U.S. East Coast over the weekend, forcing many people to seek reprieve from oppressive heat in public spaces like this fountain at Washington Square Park in New York on July 1, 2012. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Storm-damaged trees litter the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on June 30, 2012. Storms over the weekend knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes in the D.C. area. More than a dozen people were killed as a round of summer storms hit East Coast states. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Power outages left many people from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Illinois struggling to cope with high temperatures and spoiling food following powerful weekend storms. Here, two men navigate the darkened hallway of a storm-damaged building in Riverdale, Maryland. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Major League Baseball player Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals takes shelter in the dugout during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia on July 1. (Tami Chappell/Reuters)
A man looking to escape the heat soaks in a fountain at Washington Square Park in New York. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)
People survey storm damage in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Washington, D.C. on June 30. Power outages caused by downed trees left in the wake of a series of storms left millions without power in several East Coast states. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Tiger Woods wipes his brow during the trophy presentation after winning the AT&T National golf tournament in Bethesda, Maryland on July 1, 2012. Temperatures during the tournament climbed near 40 degrees. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
People lie on the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York on June 30. (Eric Thayer/Reuters).Still, residents took the aggravation with good humor. Posted on the oak tree was a sign saying: “Free firewood you haul.” The tree lay across a smashed Ford pickup truck, with a sign reading: “For SALE. Recently lowered.”

Meanwhile, coast guard officials say they have suspended the search for a man who disappeared early Saturday while boating during the storm off Maryland.

A grocery store employee piles bags of ice for free distribution in Bethesda, Md., on Monday to help community members affected by Friday’s storm. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)On Sunday night in North Carolina, a 77-year-old man was killed when strong winds collapsed a Pitt County barn where he was parking an all-terrain vehicle, authorities said. In neighboring Beaufort County, a couple was killed when a tree fell on the golf cart they were driving. Officials said trees fell onto dozens of houses, and two hangars were destroyed at an airport in Beaufort County.

The damage was mostly blamed on straight-line winds, which are strong gusts pushed ahead of fast-moving thunderstorms like a wall of wind.

Elsewhere, at least six of the dead were killed in Virginia, including a 90-year-old woman asleep in her bed when a tree slammed into her home. Two young cousins in New Jersey were killed when a tree fell on their tent while camping. Two were killed in Maryland, one in Ohio, one in Kentucky and one in Washington.

In West Virginia, authorities said one person died early Sunday when the all-terrain vehicle they were riding hit a tree that had fallen over a road.

For survivors, it was a challenge to stay cool over the weekend.

Atlanta set a record with a high of 40 C, while the temperature hit 37C /98.6F at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just outside the nation’s capital.

With no air conditioning, officials urged residents to check on their elderly relatives and neighbors. It was tough to find a free pump at gas stations that did have power, and lines of cars snaked around fast-food drive-thrus.

Ontario sends help
Power restoration was spotty. Several people interviewed by The Associated Press said they remained without power even though the lights were on at neighbors’ homes across the street. In Maryland, Gov. O’Malley promised he would push utility companies to get electricity restored as quickly as possible.

“No one will have his boot further up Pepco’s and BGE’s backsides than I will,” O’Malley said Sunday afternoon, referring to the two main utilities serving Maryland.

Aid from across the border was expected from Ontario’s Hydro One power utility, which has assisted in the past when natural disasters caused widespread blackouts in the U.S.

Hydro One announced Sunday that about 200 workers would be sent to the Baltimore, Virginia and Washington regions to assist in restoring electricity to affected areas.

“Hydro One crews have a long-standing history of assisting neighbouring utilities when help is needed the most, and this time is no exception,” Len McMillan, Hydro One’s vice-president of lines and forestry, said in a statement.

“Our crews are ready and willing to do what they do best — help restore power quickly and safely to impacted customers.”

The Canadian crews are expected to get working in the affected areas as early as Tuesday.

Hydro One has a history of providing assistance to U.S. cities following significant power outages. For example, the power utility helped utilities in Vermont in February 2010 after a massive winter storm crippled power, and in 2008, crews helped out in Ohio after Hurricane Ike caused massive blackouts.

With files from CBC News
© The Associated Press, 2012

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Please keep those affected by the cruel heat and power outages in your prayers.