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  • Members: Manganate, milkmandan
  • Studio: Striped Hat Films
  • Title: The Shadow of Cells
  • Premiered: 2007-05-07
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • The Servant Cells
  • Anime:
  • Comments: This was my second AMV ever but my first "official" one. My first actual AMV was a demonstration in disaster but maybe one day I dig it out, spruce it up, and actually post it up, might even resubmit it for premiering somewhere.

    The song used in this video is called "Cells" by a British group known as The Servant. The instrumental version of this song was used in the Sin City trailers and after I heard the actual song I knew it had be used in a Serial Experiments: Lain AMV.

    Ripping the video from DVD and getting it into a format that I could use comfortably took about a week. This process was actually done on my brother's computer (milkmandan) because he had way more drive space than me at the time, so he ripped for me while I uninstalled every computer game imagineable as well as deleting hundreds of episodes of Naruto (quite a liberating experience)

    During the process of creating the video I cut and remixed the song to take out a chorus and a couple repetitive verses at the end. I just felt that certain sections of the song were too repetitious and would lull the audience to sleep if I didn't splice it a little. The actual editting itself only took about 20 hours stretched across 4 days of work.

    I submitted the video to Fanime Con 2007 where it was honored with Judge's Choice 1st place in the Experimental category and Audience's Choice 3rd place in the Experimental category.

    As of right now it is still being "processed" for Anime Expo 2007.

    Song lyrics are as follows:

    It'll all click when the mortgage clears
    All our fears will disappear
    Now you go to bed
    I'm staying here
    I've got another level that I want to clear
    My skin feels like orange peel
    My eyes have been vacuum-sealed
    My organs move like a squirm of eels
    We should be more adventurous with our meals
    They annoy me those who employ me
    They could destroy me
    They should enjoy me
    We eat chinese off our knees
    And look for each other in the TV screen

    The sun goes up and the sun goes down
    I drag myself into the town
    All I do I want to do with you
    Everyday I'm at my desk
    At my desk I'm like the rest
    All I do I want to do with you

    On the city's skin they move on mass
    Like a rash on the back of a manky cat
    Now in I go like a fool
    I can't resist dipping in the pool
    I watch them watch me I watch them too
    Across the street across the room
    I dress myself like a charcoal sketch
    My eyes are brown and my hair's a mess
    They annoy me those who employ me
    They could destroy me
    They should enjoy me
    We eat chinese off our knees
    And look for each other in the TV screen

    The sun goes up and the sun goes down
    I drag myself into the town
    All I do I want to do with you
    Everyday I'm at my desk
    At my desk I'm like the rest
    All I do I want to do with you
    The sun goes up..

    The cells I am at the moment will soon die
    But I will be here
    Oh I'll still be here
    The cells I am at the moment will soon die
    But I will be here
    Oh I'll still be here

    The sun goes upů

    Everyday everyday everyday...

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