- Member: Romuska
- Studio: Bears and Rabbits Videos
- Title: State of Humanity (V2)
- Premiered: 2007-06-20
- Bjork Joga
- Anime Expo 2007, Anime Expo 2007 AMV Contest (2007-06-29)
UPDATE: Aug 8, 2007
I apologize for the long delay in uploading this video. I have not been able to upload the video via FTP and I got a PM suggesting that I upload the video via Rapidshare. I have no idea why I didn't think of this before hand. Although I would prefer to have the video availible through a Local download, this will have to do until I can find out what the hell is going on with the whole FTP thing. Again I'm sorry it took so long.
This is now the second video that I've put on this or any site. This is also the third video I've submitted to Anime Expo's AMV Contest and the second video to make the semifinals.
It's yet another video that I've had in my mind for quite a while now that I was finally able to complete. The concept is pretty simple, show the beautiful imagery of Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell 1 & 2 to a unique song. I couldn't think of any other song that went better with the tone I was looking for better than Joga by Bjork. I'm wouldn't call my self a fan of Bjork but I've always liked this song.
Oddly enough, the most trouble I had during the making of this video wasn't the editing process, but it was getting a working copy of Ghost in the Shell 2. As some of you know, GoFish Productions was responsible for the U.S. distribution of GITS2 and they screwed up royally when it finally came time for the DVD release. Even though the film does not contain an English dub, a proper English subtitle translation was not provided on the DVD. Only closed captioning for the hearin impared. Supposedly all subsequent DVD's shipped out after the first pressing contained a proper subtitle translation, but I got two copies of second pressing of GITS2 and neither one of them had proper subtitles.
This shouldn't have mattered much since the subtitles weren't going to be present on the DVD anyway, but I'm a big fan of this film and I wanted to show my support by purchasing the DVD and so far I've been let down numerous times. Because of all of the purchasing and returning, I winded up working on this video a little late. After a while I just said $%@! it and decided to go ahead and make the video. I'll just have to buy the European DVD.
Anyway, about the video itself, I wanted to capture the strange and haunting feel of the GITS movies and I feel I accomplished that. I apologize for the frame rate. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to submit the higher quality DV version because the file is too big.
So enjoy and let me know what you think.