Video Information


  • Member: HorrorPhD
  • Studio: Dr. Raven Productions
  • Title: Dare To Be Anime
  • Premiered: 2006-05-05
  • Categories:
    • Comedy
    • Fun
  • Song:
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic Dare to Be Stupid
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Expo 2006, Anime Expo 2006 (2006-07-01)
    • PortConMaine 2006, Anime Music Video Contest (2006-07-01)
    • AVCon 2006, AVCon 2006 AVMV Competition (2006-07-15)
    • Anime Evolution 2006, Anime Evolution 2006 AMV Contest (2006-08-19)
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 12, AWA 12 EXPOSITION CONTEST (2006-09-22)
    • MAniFest 2006, MAniFest AMV Competition (2006-09-23)
    • Genericon XX, Genericon XX AMV Contest (2007-01-28)
  • Comments: ***1ST PLACE/BEST IN SHOW - Anime Iowa 2006***
    ***BEST COMEDY - AVCon 2006***
    ***2ND PLACE - Mechacon 2006***
    ***FAN FAVOURITE RUNNER-UP - Manifest 2006***
    ***BEST COMEDY - Ohayoncon 2007***
    ***BEST COMEDY & VIEWER'S CHOICE - Genericon 2007***

    **Anime Expo 2006 Comedy Finalist**

    Plain and simple...the mother of all lyric synch videos. As close to a literal lyric interpretation of this song as I could manage.

    As is usual for me...very light on the effects usage. A few crossfades here and there and a couple of overlays...oh yeah, and I did play a few clips backwards a *few* times. ::whistles innocently::

    A grand total of 21 sources were used for this project - some more than others, but 21 are represented here, even if just for a single clip.

    My goal in this was to provide some semblance of entertainment value...ranging anywhere from laugh out loud funny to mildly amusing all the way down to the joy one might receive from deleting it from their hard drive.

    In other words...I took a break from my usual dramatic routine and did something just for fun.

    Special Thanks/Acknowledgements:

    To my betas: JudgeHolden, JubJub2 & Elifantboy. Thanks for all the encouragement and suggestions!

    And a very special thanks to Rina (Jade_eyed_angel). I kinda sorta made this with you in thanks for being the wacky source of inspiration...oh yeah...and for the toilet paper. :P

    Clips rendered with VDubMod and edited entirely in Ulead Video Studio 9. Letterboxed for effect and to preserve the aspect ratio of the many sources. Encoded for distribution with DivX.

    WARNING: Contains lip flap. I'm well aware of it, and come from the school of thought that doesn't mind it. This is NOT a lip synch video...some of the clips come pretty close, but it was NOT my intention. You've been warned. If you're of the opinion that a character's mouth shouldn't move unless they're lip may want to avoid this video.

    UPDATE: I've received a few comments about the inability to play this video. This video will work just fine if you use VLC to play it...but it WILL choke WMP. So please, I beg you, go dl a version of VLC. You won't regret it. Not only will it play this video, but it will also play pretty much everything else on the org. And for your convenience...I've even included a link...cuz I'm nice like that.

    VLC Media Player

    Problems viewing? Questions? PM me or send an email to

    Thanks and enjoy! Constructive feedback appreciated, no flames, please. :D

Opinions (7)

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