Videography

Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us

Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us was the bands first music video, it was first shown at the release party for I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002.

Vampires Will Never Hurt You

I’m Not Okay (I Promise) (Greg Kaplan Version)

I’m Not Okay (I Promise) (Marc Webb Version)

The second version of I’m Not Okay (I Promise) directed by Marc Webb is often considered to be the bands first music video.

Helena

“The video experience was really great. It had a great mix of dancing and rock music, and it’s something that for me I had never seen before and to be a part of it was really special. Doing it in this beautiful church was very inspiring, and what the song is about, the meaning of the song. I think everything just really came together right on that video and to me, that’s very rare for that to happen.”
Ray Toro – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

The Ghost Of You

The Ghost Of You is perhaps the bands most elaborate and most expensive music video to date. Costing $300,000 to make, the video was shot more like a movie.

“We shot a movie and just edited it to be a video. It’s like if you put ‘Sleeping Child’ and ‘The Actor’ together to make one long music video, it still would top that.”

Welcome To The Black Parade

The Video for Welcome to the Black Parade was the first music video the band made with director Samuel Bayer, most famously known for his work on Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and various Greenday videos.

“This was the most insane video we have ever made, up to this point we had done ‘Ghost Of You’, and that was a big production, this was the biggest. I remember walking onto the set and just seeing this completely destroyed city. We shot it in a hanger where they used to build space shuttles. It was really amazing, director Sam Bayer did an amazing job. It was kind of one of these really great moments where its like a boyhood dream, ‘Ziggy Stardust’ fantasy kinda happened that day and it was really amazing.”
Gerard Way – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

Famous Last Words

“This actually took place later in the night from filming ‘Welcome To The Black Parade’. We just kinda moved everything outside, iced our knees and stuff like that, and then got right back out there and burned everything to the ground. Yet another perilous adventure. A lot of us got hurt and burnt during this video filming, all for your enjoyment.”
Frank Iero – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

I Don’t Love You

“We got reacquainted with Mark Webb who did our first two videos, and it was really great seeing him again and doing this video. There was a couple of things where he wanted me to throw a guitar through a plate glass window but the glass was tempered. I don’t know if anybody’s ever tried to break tempered glass with a guitar, it’s really fucking hard and you can’t do it unless you rig it with explosives, so there was C4 and we actually blew everything up with C4 on that video. Thank you Mark.”
Frank Iero – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

Teenagers

“It’s just shot in this school, but one of the interesting things is that there’s somebody in particular, one of out long time fans is a friend of ours name Tommy and he’s the person choking me out at the end. I remember really having to convince him to choke me out because he didn’t want to injure me or anything. When pay attention to that shot, it was like the 5th run I think and I really finally got him to choke me, so thanks Tommy. He really got in there, he was like ‘I don’t want to hurt you’, I was like ‘I don’t care, just do it. Then the switch was flipped and he went for it.”
Gerard Way – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

Desolation Row

“One of the great things about this video is that we got to work with Zack Snyder, the director of the Watchmen, and all these amazing people that had worked on the film. I think that Zach worked for free, I know a lot of people worked for free just to make this amazing video for us. We had said to him that we really wanted it set in the world of the Watchmen and I think that was one of the things that was the most exciting to him about it. So, we’re literally kind of playing in that early 80’s, Nixon-era world of the Watchmen. It was a lot of fun.”
Gerard Way – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

Na Na Na

“This was the most fun I’ve ever had making a video. It was a lot of hard work to get to the point where we were all running around the desert together with rayguns and muscle cars, and my hero Grant Morrison chasing after us and trying to kill us and all this stuff happening. I’ll never forget at the end of the day, I remember the stand off. We were all standing there and we were all facing each other. I’ve never been so proud to be with these guys doing art together and that’s why this one is always going to be special to me.”
Gerard Way – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

Sing

“It was kinda a squeal to ‘Na Na Na’. It was never really planned that way. Once we did the trailer for ‘Na Na Na’, which originally wasn’t even intended to be a full video or a single, then we had to complete that story. When ‘Sing’ came about we got a lot of ideas for how to finish it, do a second part, do a darker installment of the story. We all talked about it and then we got to do with an amazing director named Paul Brown. It was probably the easiest shoot we’ve ever had I think.”
Gerard Way – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

“That’s the wild thing. There was a lot of physical stuff in it, but it was so easy to do. We were just having such a blast. Paul’s a sweetheart and a really great director.”
Ray Toro – Kerrang! TV – November 2010

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