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  • Member: Lostboy
  • Title: Rainbow Connection
  • Premiered: 2005-09-24
  • Category:
    • Sentimental
  • Song:
    • Utah State That One Choir Rainbow Connection
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 11, AWA 2005 AMV *MASTERS* CONTEST (2005-09-23)
    • MTAC 6 (6th Period), MTAC International AMV Contest (2006-04-22)
  • Comments: This is among my very finest videos.

    I wanted to make something sincere. I wanted ot make a video in the way that WIlly Wonka wanted to make chocolate. No, not with little orange men. With love, whimsicality, and pure imagination. So after weeks of listening to lots of music and just generally brainstorming, I thought of Rainbow Connection. I went on iTunes to see what various renditions existed, and that's when I found this obscure college choir's beautiful a-cappella version of the song.

    The video was a joy to make, really. It had its challenges, but I loved the song and I used sources that I loved, as well. So the rough spots were met with a smile. The toughest thing was finding Spirit of Wonder in DVD quality. It was no longer available on DVD when I looked for it, and all I had was a grainy VHS. Fortunately, I found it for download with bittorrent, but it was slow going. I finally got that clip of Miss China looking out the window laid into the track on the day of the deadline.

    I was also happy to be able ot include scenes from my favorite animation ever: Disney's "The Rescuers." In fact, the video opens and closes on Disney scenes. The rain on the leaves is from "Bambi" and the rainbow over the coastal city is from "The Rescuers."

    Anyway, the video can speak for itself from here on. I hope you enjoy it.


    AWARDS:
    1.) Winner of the Anime Weekend Atlanta Master's Award (2005)
    2.) Best of Show, MTAC 6th Period (Middle Tennessee Anime Con, 2006)

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