New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko)

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New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko)

Postby Otohiko » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:14 pm

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New Video by Otohiko (Corndog Vidvids)
Anime: Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya; Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
Music: Noize MC - Вселенная бесконечна? (The Universe Is Endless?)
Genre: Character Profile, Sentimental


Good evening hippies,

A creatively-named new video from me, using a brand new song from the creatively named new album (yes, that is exactly what it's called) by one of my favourite Russian aritsts, Noize MC. The video is primarily for a Russian audience, obviously, but the version uploaded here is an MKV file that includes "soft" subtitles for your enjoyment.

As is always the case with me, it's really just a personal project. The editing is straightforward and the video is designed mostly to reflect my mood and current obsessions with anime/music in the most straightforward and easy way, not to win any awards or anything. It's about as pretentious as its title, really!
A word of caution: video is full of spoilers, and it also relies on knowing the actual anime - otherwise it looks pretty random.

For the lazy among you (there will be no .org preview), here are youtube links:
YOUTUBE: ENGLISH SUBTITLES
YOUTUBE: NO SUBTITLES (Russian)




BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONNAIRE:

1) Are you an adept of Haruhiism, have seen all of the Haruhi anime released to date and enjoy things to do with Haruhi lore? (yes/no)
2) Do you enjoy / could you enjoy Russian alternative/rap music? (yes/no)
3) Do you enjoy simple ("oldschool") videos that do not feature anything technically interesting and rely almost completely on basic cuts/fades? (yes/no)

If you've answered NO to ANY of the above questions, you will probably not like this video.
(No, really! In fact I explicitly discourage you from watching it if that's the case.)















BUT WAIT, DON'T GO ANYWHERE!

If you don't like that video, I have a whole 4 more videos that you will probably also not like!

As some of you might know, this isn't the first (and definitely not the last) video that I've made to Russian music, and a few of my other ones have floated around for a while and even gained me a bit of notoriety. So to celebrate the release of my new video, I've also re-uploaded all 4 of my previous Russian videos, in the best-available quality I've had and with brand new "soft" English subtitles in MKV format. Some of you might find a new appreciation (or intense dislike) for them, now that you can understand what the heck they were actually saying.

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RPBP IV: MAMA (2005)
Anime: FLCL
Music: Kin-Dza-Dza - Unofficial Movie Soundtrack
Genre: Awesomecore, Fun, Other


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Return / Returning (2007)
Anime: Serial Experiments Lain
Music: Джан Ку - Кукла / Jan Coo - Doll (Grunge/Psychedelic)
Genre: Character Profile, Serious


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Tori (2007)
Anime: Beyond the Clouds: A Promise Made in Our Early Days
Music: Пилот - Меня среди них нет / PilOt - I Am Not Among Them (Acoustic/Alternative Rock)
Genre: Sentimental, Romance


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Sheep Go To Heaven (2007)
Anime: A Girl That Leapt Through Time
Music: Zdog si Zdub - Miorica (Moldovan Folk-Punk)
Genre: Fun, Other, Awesomecore



Alright, that's it from me. If you ended up watching any of that, much thanks! And may the bear be with you :bear:
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby Ileia » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:19 pm

I'll take two of each!

Edit:
Srsly, though. I think this has replaced Sheep Go to Heaven as my favorite video of yours. I know you kept saying it was cheesy, but I don't think that at all. Like I told you before, it's just very dynamic, each segment is perfectly in tune with the accompanying music. I will say that the translated lyrics go a long way in making the video more enjoyable, so I appreciate that you added them for us. :up:


Hopefully this means you'll edit more, because I want to see more! :O
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby Pwolf » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Excellent. A serious Haruhi video for once as well. :up:
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby DriftRoot » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:36 pm

1) Are you an adept of Haruhiism, have seen all of the Haruhi anime released to date and enjoy things to do with Haruhi lore? (yes/no)
2) Do you enjoy / could you enjoy Russian alternative/rap music? (yes/no)
3) Do you enjoy simple ("oldschool") videos that do not feature anything technically interesting and rely almost completely on basic cuts/fades? (YES/no)

And yet I still enjoyed the video, it's a miracle!

I always liked your editing style, Otohiko This was neat, to see it spread out over these five videos and get an idea of the different uses you put it to. Return/Returning was my favorite of the bunch, editing and effects fit the song and video exceptionally well. RPBP IV: MAMA I just...well...my least favorite, a little too "Other" for me. But still done with great panache! Ending of Sheep Go to Heaven really got me - I'm going to be subtitling my life with (BAM) for awhile, I think. :asd:
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby Kairih » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:21 am

Really amazing, I love this video. ;) :up:
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby Taite » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:47 am

I spent the first time watching it focusing on the lyrics and their relation to the scenes, and the second time around I focused more on the editing and sync (since I can't do both at once.)
Seriously, probably my favorite Haruhi video now.

It's actually a really interesting 'hypothesis', what was presented in the lyrics, and that fits this anime so well. The accompanying scenes were perfectly chosen to show that, but also to create a serious atmosphere that you don't typically see in Haruhi amvs, and that made it all more enjoyable.
I also really appreciate the simplicity of this video. I just love that raw, natural sync and impact you get when you choose the right clips that have the right motion, and you don't have to add flashes or blurs or whatever. It was just perfectly simple, and I really liked that.

Solid all across the board-- neat concept, good atmosphere, simple, well done editing, nice sync. Mmmm :up:
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Postby macchinainterna » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:58 pm

Love the new video George! d('.'d)

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Postby kyle_m » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:32 pm

круть :up:

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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby S.A. Robert » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:16 am

Приятно увидеть на этом ресурсе, клипы на русскую музыку =)
На Меланхолия Харухи клип больше всего понравился.
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Postby Emong » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:41 pm

Cool story development, that is to say, the clip selection was nicely crafted. I did feel like the audio and the video were detached during the verses but that's probably merely due to me disliking the music :P
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby lynit » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:41 am

omg. new oto videos. WHY DO YOU NEVER TELL ME ABOUT THESE THINGS?!
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby iGREASE » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:30 am

That was pretty cool. :up:

Too bad there isn't a version without singing in it.

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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby Otohiko » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:28 am

Responsewhoring time!

Ileia wrote:Hopefully this means you'll edit more, because I want to see more! :O


Thanks Ileia, I'm really glad you enjoyed this one! I was iffy on whether this one would, you know, appeal to anyone in my usual editing circle, but you were the first person to tell me otherwise. And my concern with cheesiness was mostly the lyric sync I guess - it's not something I usually do with my videos except for comedy (as seen in Sheep for example), so it feels cheesy when I start doing a lot of it. Glad it worked for you.

And yeah, I'm gonna try to pick up the pace on editing more this year. It helps that I've actually started watching anime again and enjoying it :uhoh:

Pwolf wrote:Excellent. A serious Haruhi video for once as well. :up:


Thanks! This is actually like, the 3rd Haruhi video I've tried to do, and all my ideas have been "serious". For some reason I guess I like the serious aspects of the anime more than the silly stuff :P

DriftRoot wrote:And yet I still enjoyed the video, it's a miracle!

I always liked your editing style, Otohiko This was neat, to see it spread out over these five videos and get an idea of the different uses you put it to. Return/Returning was my favorite of the bunch, editing and effects fit the song and video exceptionally well. RPBP IV: MAMA I just...well...my least favorite, a little too "Other" for me. But still done with great panache! Ending of Sheep Go to Heaven really got me - I'm going to be subtitling my life with (BAM) for awhile, I think. :asd:


(BAM) :mrgreen:
Thanks for checking out all of them, appreciate you taking a chance with them. Considering the whole purpose of MAMA was to amuse myself and experiment on people's sanity, I think even if you end up really hating that video, it's not an unreasonable reaction. In fact you're welcome to kick me for this sort of experimentation.

And I guess your note about my editing style also proves that, for better or worse, it hasn't really changed that much in the last 4-5 years. Not that I'm unhappy with that :P


Kairih wrote:Really amazing, I love this video. ;) :up:


Thank you! Glad you liked it :)

Taite wrote:I spent the first time watching it focusing on the lyrics and their relation to the scenes, and the second time around I focused more on the editing and sync (since I can't do both at once.)
Seriously, probably my favorite Haruhi video now.

It's actually a really interesting 'hypothesis', what was presented in the lyrics, and that fits this anime so well. The accompanying scenes were perfectly chosen to show that, but also to create a serious atmosphere that you don't typically see in Haruhi amvs, and that made it all more enjoyable.
I also really appreciate the simplicity of this video. I just love that raw, natural sync and impact you get when you choose the right clips that have the right motion, and you don't have to add flashes or blurs or whatever. It was just perfectly simple, and I really liked that.

Solid all across the board-- neat concept, good atmosphere, simple, well done editing, nice sync. Mmmm :up:


Thanks for taking the time with that! It does have to be at least a little odd when you have lyrics that you have to read, so I guess watching it twice works well. Also really glad that you noticed the "right motion" thing - that was something I really wanted to focus the editing on. The show is really kind of static a lot of the time, so I either had to choose that carefully or fake it a little. Either way, thanks for liking the simpleness! That's something I really like in your vids too :)

And yeah, the 'hypothesis' is really something the series is playing around with a bit already (and is explored all the more in the novels, apparently), to the point where for a while I suspected that the artist might've been watching Haruhi when he wrote the song, haha.

macchinainterna wrote:Love the new video George! d('.'d)


Yay thanks Chuck |:>

kyle_m wrote:круть :up:


Пасиб )

S.A. Robert wrote:Приятно увидеть на этом ресурсе, клипы на русскую музыку =)
На Меланхолия Харухи клип больше всего понравился.


Эт я издавна продвигаю :up:
Кстати, надеюсь вскоре клип будет в оценочной на amvnews. Посмотрим что наши скажут.
Спасибо!

Emong wrote:Cool story development, that is to say, the clip selection was nicely crafted. I did feel like the audio and the video were detached during the verses but that's probably merely due to me disliking the music :P


Haha, fair enough - I figured the music would be kind of a dividing factor. Especially with foreign-language music, that's always a risk. Thanks for checking it out though, glad you liked the layout at least!

`Eclipse wrote:omg. new oto videos. WHY DO YOU NEVER TELL ME ABOUT THESE THINGS?!
/downloads


Cause you weren't on IRC or the .org when I was finishing it?
We shall see what you thought of it, I guess!

iGREASE wrote:That was pretty cool. :up:

Too bad there isn't a version without singing in it.


Haha, but the lyric sync is like half the point! I do see what you mean though, especially since the vocals don't particularly matter if you need subtitles for lyrics anyway. Don't think there is an instrumental version of this though...

Thanks!
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby lloyd9988 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:27 am

Otohiko wrote:1) Are you an adept of Haruhiism, have seen all of the Haruhi anime released to date and enjoy things to do with Haruhi lore? (yes/no)
2) Do you enjoy / could you enjoy Russian alternative/rap music? (yes/no)
3) Do you enjoy simple ("oldschool") videos that do not feature anything technically interesting and rely almost completely on basic cuts/fades? (yes/no)


1) Yus and Yus :3
2) Yus . . .
3) Yus . . .

. . .

*Watches*

. . .

Spoiler :
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Wasn't as epic as the above picture but definitely enjoyed the video :dino:
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Re: New Video + 4 old videos! (aka. from Russia with Otohiko

Postby KiTo~chan » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:43 am

Loved the new vid ^^ it's like the lyrics (or at least what the subs tell me the lyrics are) were written specifically for Haruhi. I need to see the movie now. Also I've never heard any Russian music, and I don't normally care for rap, but I liked the way this sounded. So thanks for sharing it with us.
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