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  • Member: purplepolecat
  • Title: Dance Commander
  • Premiered: 2008-01-01
  • Categories:
    • Comedy
    • Fun
  • Song:
    • Electric Six Dance Commander
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Sakura-Con 2008, Sakura-Con AMV/OVA Contest (2008-03-28)
    • Tekkoshocon VI, Tekkoshocon VI AMV Contest (2008-04-11)
  • Comments: When I first heard this song, I started thinking about which anime character most resembled the "dance commander". At first I thought Gendo, but then I decided Ilpalazzo had the right combination of serious authority figure and goofball. The video was a lot of fun to make because Excel Saga, particularly Excel herself, is so damn genki, and fanatical in her support of Ilpalazzo. I did 80% of it in one weekend, but ended up fiddling with it for about a month.

    There's a lot of lip sync in here, and I tried to get a lot of matching gestures to make it more realistic.

    There are a few jokes in here that are easier to appreciate if you are familiar with the series, e.g. Pedro's signature wail of "Noooo" has been changed to "Alright", and Ilpallazzo's guitar skills are considerably improved.

    You may notice that a couple of the scenes (the army guys, and Nabeshin running from the helicopter) look a little stretched. This is because that episode was done in letterboxed 16:9 instead of 4:3, so I had the choice of leaving the letterboxing in (which looked crap), stretching the frame, or cropping the edges. I opted for a little stretching and a little cropping.

    This was made with Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Premiere barely crashed at all !

    The short closing sequence was my first experiment with After Effects, so it's pretty basic.

    Lyrics:
    You must obey the dance commander
    Givin' out the order for fun
    You must obey the dance commander
    You know that he's the only one
    Who gives the orders here,
    Alright
    Who gives the orders here,
    Alright

    It would be awesome
    If we could dance-a
    It would be awesome, yeah
    Let's take the chance-a
    It would be awesome, yeah
    Let's start the show
    Because you never know
    You never know
    You never know until you go

    Alright
    Alright

    ...who gives the orders here
    Alright
    ...who gives the orders here
    Alright

    The lines are drawn, the orders are in
    The dance commander's ready to sin
    Radio message from HQ
    Dance commander, we love you.

    Let's get this party started right, y'all.
    Let's get this party started right.

    I went to the store to get more
    Fire... to start the war
    Everybody in this club is whack
    I feel like I'm headed straight for a heart attack

    Girls are pretty
    Girls are nice
    Take your chances
    Roll the dice.
    Take your chances...

    It would be awesome
    If we could dance-a
    It would be awesome, yeah
    Let's take the chance-a
    It would be awesome, yeah
    Let's start the show
    Because you never know
    You never know
    You never know until you go

    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever

    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever
    I wanna make it last forever

    Ooo, baby!

    Alright
    Alright

    You must obey the dance commander
    You must obey the dance commander
    You must obey the dance commander
    You must obey the dance commander

    Come on!
    Come on, come on, come on, come on
    Come on...

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