- Member: Metro
- Studio: metro productions
- Title: A Bebop XMas
- Premiered: 2002-11-11
- Nat King Cole The Christmas Song
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...
Jack Frost nipping at your nose...
Faye beating the craip out of some poor fool...
Now you might not think that a christmas song is not suited to an action video, and your probably right, but that didn't stop this poor newb from attempting just that. My first experience with gratuitous violence and Christams carols can be traced to my experience with online games. During tournament and league play I would often find myself humming Christmas carols in an effort to calm myself down. Once i started making amvs (this is my second) it only seemed natural to take that experience and transcribe it to video.
Originally i was going to use white Christmas, but the song was so gosh darn slow, and the quality was not the best. I Decided to use Nat King Cole's The Christmas Song. This carol not only has a rich musical accompaniment, but also rich and very visual vocals.
Now for the video footage....
...Cowboy Bebop, 'nough said
Editing was a breeze. It was really, really, easy, especially compared to my first project which took many months and many revisions. Part of the reason the video came together so easy was because i had already planned out the video and story boarded 90% of the scenes. And to my surprise, the scenes I planned out actually worked with the video o_O. Also, the video didn't require any special effects. I did use alot of overlays and fade transitions but these were easy to put together and matches the tempo of the music in most of the video. I'm dissatisfied with one of the overlay/fade transitions, but it doesn't hinder the video that much. The hardest part of the video was timing the action sequence during the music interlude, and even that was rather easy
So there we go, we have an Action video put to a Christmas Carol, only its not all action. I had to put in some drama type scenes to help carry the song and match the lyrics. But I didn't want to have depressing dramatic theme to my video so i picked scenes that either eluded to or were in contrast to the lyrics.
I wanted to make a fun video. My goal with this video was to leave a smile on the face of the viewer, and I hope that my audience has as much fun watching this video as I had making it.
I'm very pleased that my Video was shown during the CSUN AMV Contest, and I hope that all who attended the contest enjoyed the music video viewing