Where's Scott when you need him
Weird... I'm currently writing an e-mail to Ian right now...
Back on subject: Wow. I'm really impressed with the DDR vids that I've seen so far! Wahoo! Way awesome. I still remember Mike & Meri's faces when I said, "Hsien said that you could have a track. But... It's 'Smoke.' You've got no choice." We sat down and I played the track for them from my 2nd Mix CD. We downloaded the lyrics 'cause we hadn't a friggin' clue what they were. Man, the three of us were entirely clueless about what the video could POSSIBLY be about. If you don't know what everyone's complaining about, check out the lyrics. Sheesh!
But, somehow they made an awesome vid.
Funny thing is, there really aren't many effects. Couple of arrows and such. With a "dance" vid, I think that effects are okay, 'cause it's supposed to be flashy. Depends on the type of videos. Me, I prefer the dramatic kinds. The ones where effects are seamless and invisible. But... DDR is all about flash, so it's okay.
You want to see an awesome dramatic video that has NO effects in it? A real "old school" video that just completely kicks ass? Check out the second video listed here, the Trigun one. I watched that one go through many changes and developments and while I still don't think it's absolutely perfect (nuthin' is, of course), WOW. I just hope to be that good some day. That video ACCOMPLISHES what I've always tried to do, and failed.
At least, in my own opinion. It might not be your cup o' tea, but I definately recommend it.
Peace, everyone. And don't give the 'launcher too much credence. He's just trying to yank everyone's chain.