- Member: Chaos Angel
- Studio: Eclipsing Saturn Studios
- Title: Bran-New Oh My Goddess Video
- Premiered: 2003-03-12
- The Pillows Bran-New Love Song
While listening to Bran-New Love Song one day, I began to think about how well the music fit Oh My Goddess. It's a two-minute long instrumental piece that goes through a few different moods. It begins rather happily and lightly, gets a little heavier, but still light, then turns a bit more intense, then really gets heavy, and then turns light again. Rather like the series. It starts off light and funny, then at ep 4, it gets a bit more serious, then ep 5 gets really heavy, then at the end, it's light and happy again.
I decided to go with this flow and tried to tell the story of Oh My Goddess to this music.
While I believe it stands on it's own for the most part, their are portiuons where it may help to have seen the series in order to understand exactly what is going on. I tried to tell the story with the visuals, and I think it worked mostly, but some people may find it helpful to watch the series.
Massive spoilers in this video.
For technical notes and my own opinions, continue reading. If you would rather form your own opinions on the video before viewing mine, go straight to the bottom and download before reading any further.
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While I began and ended with the idea of telling the story set to music, at one point in the editing process, I wanted to do a video where I tweak the storyline a bit and create my own narrative. I don't like it when a video relies too much on prior knowledge myself (which I did try to avoid as best I could), so the idea of making my own narrative intrigued me. However, the idea I wanted to go for did not work well with the visuals (specifically, the facial expressions of the characters), so I trashed it.
I tried to keep it simple, just as the series is rather uncomplicated and straightforward. However, I did use digital effects at one point to really pick up the intensity on the upswing to the really heavy section near the end. Personally, I think that the section following the digital effects (you'll know it when you see it, it's the sync-strobe) is a bit light on the visuals and could stand to be a bit heavier in order to correspond better to the mood of the music. Originally, I wanted to do scene composites via the rubberbands, but i could not think of anything that would really work for the second layer of images, so I left it as it is rather than spoil what I already had with images that were chosen haphazardly. I may go back and tweak it later, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
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I hope you enjoy the video! ^_^