Video Information


  • Member: DayWalker B.
  • Studio: Chronicle Studios
  • Title: Don't Open Your Eyes
  • Premiered: 2008-03-30
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  • Song:
    • Nine Inch Nails Happiness in slaverY
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Well, this is the project I've been working on during holidays.
    I had some rendering and encoding problems that delayed the process, but all in all it took me roughly two weeks to complete this AMV.
    I've always wanted to use Ghost in the Shell in an AMV (I did use it in previous betas, but not for a serious full AMV thus far) and chose this movie, because I had the DVD lying around. :) It also seemed to be a pretty good match with this song by NIN, so I just opened up Vegas, started editing and gave it a try. Not an easy song to edit to, as I noticed later on, but anyhow...
    This video is basically about the future society as it appears in the anime, revolving around the main character Batou (a kind of cyborg) as an example. He is being confronted with criminals, hackers and suicidal cyborgs along the way as he's researching on a very special case... creepy stuff. O: Obviously, there is some ethical content in this AMV too (e.g. the loss of identity and uncertainty of reality), which can be found in the sources as well. :P

    Hopefully that short description as well as the title of the video will make this AMV a bit more accessible to the viewers. :)
    However, if you choose to download this vid, then I hope you enjoy it and leave some feedback afterwards if possible.

    Program(s) used: Sony Vegas 7.0d, VirtualDubMod, AviSynth 2.5, zarx264gui.

    MP4 Specs:
    Container: MPEG-4
    Video Track: 2612 kbps / 848x480 @ 25.000 fps
    Codec: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Audio Track: MPEG-4 AAC LC / 44100Hz, 188 kb/s, stereo
    Duration: 4:24.520
    File Size: 88.3 MB (90,438 KB / 92,608,585 bytes)

    Note: The big file size is (probably) mainly due to the lots of noise I added, which hurt the compressibility of the video.


    Nine Inch Nails - Happiness in Slavery

    Slave screams he thinks he knows what he wants
    slave screams thinks he has something to say
    slave screams he hears but doesn't want to listen
    slave screams he's being beat into submission

    don't open your eyes you won't like what you see
    the devils of truth steal the souls of the free
    don't open your eyes take it from me
    I have found
    you can find
    happiness in slavery

    slave screams he spends his life learning conformity
    slave screams he claims he has his own identity
    slave screams he's going to cause the system to fall
    slave screams but he's glad to be chained to that wall

    don't open your eyes you won't like what you see
    the blind have been blessed with security
    don't open your eyes take it from me
    I have found
    you can find
    happiness in slavery

    I don't know what I am I don't know where I've been
    human junk just words and so much skin
    stick my hands through the cage of this endless routine
    just some flesh caught in this big broken machine...


    By the way, if you can't view the local .mp4, I'd suggest you getting VLC or KMPlayer.
    Alternatively, I will be soon uploading an XviD-version for those whose computer cannot handle the high resolution .mp4. [update: indirect link.]

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