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  • Member: Ray Stanz
  • Title: Akira - Meds
  • Premiered: 2006-09-17
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
  • Song:
    • Placebo Meds
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Connichi 2006, Connichi 2006 AMV Contest (2006-09-16)
  • Comments: I made this video for the Connichi AMV Contest 2006 in germany. I started working for it early enough but there were a lot of problems with finishing it. I'm still glad it worked out and I was able to present this video.

    When I first got the new Placebo album Meds this song really inspired me for making an Akira video.
    The lyrics "Baby did you forget to take your meds?" and the rising chaos of the song itself made me first think of Tetsuo who slowly looses control about himself throughout Akira.
    I tried to edit in the same way, as the music gets more dramatic and chaotic the scenes show the same, a Tetsuo who gets more and more into his worst nightmare. This is how the video was mainly meaint to develop: Fom Calm to Louad/Chaotic.

    In the first scenes you can see that I played some of them backwards. This is to show the unstoppable development of the whole mess. The scenery goes backwards but as the music goes on nothing can change it's course but Tetsuo himself. The point is that he didn't do that so he is causing himself to loose every control.

    I wanted to develop from the very beginning, I mean from Tetsuo's childhood. He is the one who looks back at himself and asks how all this went so wrong. As the chorus sets in (sung by Alison "VV" Mosshartwith) you can see his worse conditions. The "Sex and drugs and complications part"(very creative name for that part xD) Tetsuo gets to the point where he would have been able to change something if he'd just had taken his pills. For these who don't know Akira that good or haven't fully understood it: These pills that he didn't take in the film were to let him control his force. But as you can see from those 'old' children they have some side effeckts thats why Tetsuo doesn't take them and loses control about his forces.

    From now on the song shows a clear pattern of rising tension. You see that Tetsuo is now wanting to get more and more force so he does very brutal actions. His struggle with Kaneda show that he is again rebelling even against his best friend, just becuase he(Tetsuo) has always been the little kid. As the last and most chaotic part starts his body is also beginning to lose the human shape.


    In this video I tried not to use too much effeckts and a too high amount of things shown in a short time because it's a weakness of myself to do too much about a scene so it looses all it's content. This gives people no chance to understand what I want to show because my style is too hectic. No one(better not everyone) sits there with the lyrics in his hands and watching amvs to understand them at the first time. The lyrics aren't that hard to understand and (I hope) the scenes can be connected to the song even if you haven't already read the lyrics.

    I wanted to work a full week on this video but I first started to do much and then too days I continued editing the video because I played too much with my clan. This was my biggest fault throughout making this video becuase I even know that I can best work on my videos when diconnecting myself from the internet and then working on them. For the Connichi AMV Contest I sent a bad version that had errors I wouldn't have been able to fix in time :( Thirty minutes after sending the video I found out how to remove the pixelation when slowing down scenes in Premiere(flicker removal) and I first really saw what I did wrong with the resolution. I wanted to have the video in a more wide format but I realized too late that I forgot to crop the black bars :( If you choose the resolution I did, Windows Media Player "adds" them by itself. I was experiencing this a lot because of editing low resolution footage (psx/n64-> for n64 it was my tv card but I'm still glad with it :P).

    All in all a new AMV came to be and I hope you enjoy it :)

    ps. Great thanks to Warheart for giving me his opinion on the style of my amv this helped me really much and also thanks to Streicher who tought me how to comprimize the audio :)


    Placebo - Meds Lyrics

    I was alone, Falling free,
    Trying my best not to forget
    What happened to us,
    What happened to me,
    What happened as I let it slip.

    I was confused by the powers that be,
    Forgetting names and faces.
    Passersby were looking at me
    As if they could erase it

    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?

    I was alone,
    Staring over the ledge,
    Trying my best not to forget
    All manner of joy
    All manner of glee
    And our one heroic pledge

    How it mattered to us,
    How it mattered to me,
    And the consequences

    I was confused,
    By the birds and the bees
    Forgetting if I meant it

    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?

    And the Sex and the drugs and the complications
    And the Sex and the drugs and the complications
    And the Sex and the drugs and the complications
    And the Sex and the drugs and the complications

    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?
    Baby did you forget to take your meds?

    I was alone,
    Falling free,
    Trying my best not to forget

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    * Attention *
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    This video is in xvid so you need at least divX to play it -> http://www.divx.com/

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