- Member: drewaconclusion
- Studio: "It's a Trap!" Productions
- Title: ROD vs TF2
- Premiered: 2008-06-16
- Mastgrr Duty Calls for 162bpm
- Animethon 15, Animethon 15's AMV Contest (2008-09-08)
- Anime Banzai 2008, Anime Banzai 2008 AMV Contest (2008-10-25)
- Youmacon 2008, Youmacon 2008 AMV Contest (2008-11-01)
- Nekocon XI, Nekocon IX AMV Contest Submission Deadline (2008-11-07)
This video was featured as track #19 in the VG5 Project.
Some time ago I was watching the Meet the Character videos for Team Fortress 2 and had the funny idea to make a video of TF2 characters fighting a battle against the characters of Read Or Die. Actually, I thought of it more as a challenge to create some sort of coherent narrative using the Meet the Character videos; since there's only about 8 minutes of footage there.
Anyhow, a few weeks passed and I didn't really take the idea seriously until I heard Mastgrr's remix of "Duty Calls" from the TF2 soundtrack (it can be found at http://dutycallsfor162bpm.ytmnd.com/ ). Then the idea came back to mind since I had found a song I felt would be good to edit the idea to. Once I had the song in hand, I went through a few cycles of different approaches for the fictitious battle, but finally settled on the one you'll see below.
At any rate, the video chronicles a day long battle between the two groups that goes from dawn 'til nightfall. I think that about sums up all I want to say about this video. I hope all of you get a kick out of it! Also, keep watching during the credits for some additional fun stuff.
Best Action @ Youmacon 2008
Most Original Concept @ Youmacon 2008
1st Place, Action @ Nekocon IX