Month: April 2011

AMV: Grounded With a Gundam

Anime - Gundam Wing Audio - Tangled "Grounded For Life" Web Promo Completed March 2011 Premiered April 22, 2011 link This was made specifically to troll a prescreener at the Anime Boston contest, who loves Gundam but hates Gundam Wing with a passion, and has been known to rant on the subject at length. I made my regular two submissions, and the coordinator allowed me to submit this as a third under a fake name to hide my participation. Finding the audio was a little bit difficult, but once I saw Tangled in the theater and then checked out some of the web advertisements for the movie, this one jumped out at me as something that could be quite funny. When I was planning it out, I'd have sworn there was at least one shot of Relena actually brushing her hair that I wanted to use for the repeating line, but my memory was apparently faulty, so I had to use the very silly hair toss shot, just multi-flipped in a minor homage to dwchang's I Just Can't Wait To Be King. It got the desired rant, and enough of a laugh that it got included in the contest showing as a non-competing video.

IC: Iron Chef Idol 4 – The X-Files

Anime - Ghost in the Shell Song - macchinainterna - X-Files Theme Completed November 2010 Premiered April 10, 2011 link This was the segment I edited for the fourth edition of Iron Chef Idol. Thankfully, the song I got given by FC was both very editable and immediately suggested a video concept: parodying the original video. In accordance with the ICI rules, this was edited in two hours, and still works pretty nicely as a video.

IC: Online Iron Chef 4.0 Round 1 – Save the Girl

Anime - Project A-Ko Song - The Postmarks - No One Said This Would Be Easy Completed April 2011 Premiered April 9, 2011 link This was my video for the first round of Brad's Online Iron Chef tournament in the match against jade_eyed_angel. Brad handed us an interesting song that I know I'd never heard before, but immediately made me think of an adventure story, which managed to work pretty nicely with the source that came up in the roll, Project A-Ko. I won this match by a narrow 3-2 margin.

AMV: Fraternization

Anime - You're Under Arrest Song - Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know Completed March 2011 Premiered April 3, 2011 link This was a fun little experiment with bringing a show's subtext into full text, in this case, taking the friendship between Natsuki and Miyuki into a full lesbian relationship. I've wanted to use the song for a while, ever since I heard it on the radio several years ago, but always pictured it as a "girl loves bad boy" song, like the original music video showed. When I went looking for a song to do the video to, it suddenly struck me that the gender of the singer's significant other is never specified, so it could also be interpreted as a girl taking pride in a lesbian partnership over other people's objections. I'd also been looking for an excuse to make myself sit down and watch YUA for a while, since I owned all four box sets of season 1, but had only watched the first one before getting distracted with some other show. Now I need to watch the other two seasons (which I also own), which I didn't include here because of the major art shift. This video was entered at Tekkoshocon IX and Anime Boston 2011, but didn't make the finals at either.