- Member: Otohiko
- Title: Batwards Seagull Orange
- Premiered: 2006-11-23
- Captain Beefheart Bat Chain Puller
"I'd always thought music was too formal, and I thought 'well, I'll get into this and fix it'." (1973)
"The largest living land mammal is the absent mind." (1971)
"They're about to poke their genitals into our cream cheese moon right now. That's my eye; the moon is part of me. Why don't they poke it in the sun? They're not very daring." (1969)
-Don Van Vliet (aka. Captain Beefheart)-
note - video encoded with x.264 video codec
Good evening hippies.
Please adjust your chemical balances as appropriate before watching. If your judgement is presently unimpaired, please reconsider viewing.
This "video" consists of a lot of awesome footage in shapes of no particular importance, forming intricate and not-so-intricate patterns on what essentially becomes a psychovisual canvas that can be interpreted and misinterpreted at the viewer's discretion - set to a DADA-ROCK tune by none other than the genius Captain Beefheart, appearing in an AMV for the very first time.
Now pay attention:
OTOHIKO'S 3RD THEORY OF PSYCHOTIC VIDEOGRAPHY:
IF A VIDEO HAS ALL THE EFFECTS AND TAKES A LONG TIME TO RENDER AND ENCODE IN X.264, IT HAS TO BE AWESOME!1111one
How it actually happened:
About a month ago, I started a dead-end project with Ghost in the Shell 2. I finally got sick of the footage just sitting around my HD, but when I got to deleting it, it just felt like a waste deleting it after all the preparation.
So, what the hell. I fired up Premiere. Next question was the song. I shuffled my playlist through about 5 random songs. Had I worse (or better) judgement, one of these songs could have been used for the video instead: PilOt - Limita, Dio - Don't Talk to Strangers, Vienna Teng - Recessional, DDT - Svin'ya na Raduge (Pig on a Rainbow). Be thankful that they weren't.
I messed around for an hour, rendered for another 3, showed the result to Orwell.
Orwell didn't leave me alone since then, and a lot of hours and renders later, here we have this.
This one's been called a "failed experiment" that I was originally not planning to upload.
Unfortunately, I kept coming back to it and adding more and more layers/effects, until the beast took over 12 hours to render, at which point I decided that it HAD to be screwed up enough to warrant a release.
That said, it may compromise my plans for a 'real', effort-laden Captain Beefheart video that I'm hoping to do. I think this genius artist deserves a much better introduction to AMVs... but at least this will do his oddity justice.
Mushroom House Mk.II
Pentium IV 3.06 (dual-core)
2048Mb DDR RAM
80 + 120Gb HDs
128Mb BFG GeForce 6600OC
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi
Sennheiser HD515 headset
Adobe Premiere 6.5, AviSynth, VirtualDubMod
x.264 video codec
Special thanks to Orwell for both bat/betatesting and consistent poking to get this released.
If you have complaints about having had to watch this video, it's entirely his fault. (Jasper is entirely blameless this time).