A Painfully Accurate Shot-For-Shot Remake of the 1983 Music Video for “Separate Ways” by Journey

Los Angeles producer/writer Katie King and her friends made a painfully accurate shot-for-shot remake of the 1983 music video for “Separate Ways” by Journey. It’s quite impressive.

Katie writes about her inspiration for the remake:

I’ve been intrigued by Journey since college, when some roommates and I stumbled across Journey’s Behind the Music special on Vh1 and realized that Journey really had written “the soundtrack of our lives.” The video for Separate Ways is one of the best/worst of all time, and this year for my birthday I gathered together some fun and talented friends to attempt a shot-by-shot recreation. Shot in 1.5 days with a limited budget that went entirely towards wigs, jean jackets and pizza, the results were so inspiring we had to capture some of the behind the scenes magic as well. I think Steve Perry would be proud?

Katie even created a “making of” behind-the-scenes video, done in the style of the VH1 series Behind the Music.

Here’s the original “Separate Ways” music video by Journey.