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  • Member: pink haze
  • Title: Premeditation
  • Premiered: 2008-11-05
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Horror
  • Song:
    • Darren Hayes Neverland
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  • Comments: Like the song? www.darrenhayes.com

    This one's dark. Polar opposite of my last, bright-happy-uplifting music video. I found this song really startling and disturbing (in a good way) when I first heard it, and thought it'd work for some complex lyric-sync. I've made a few plot-revisions and character-adjustments to get PMK to better fit the song and my own tastes, so prior knowledge of the anime isn't necessary for viewing (well, you might miss a few symbolic references and such).
    Warning: It's a 'lil bloody.

    Note: Tetsu's and Suzu's masters look pretty much the same to me, so I used scenes with them interchangeably--they're one person in the music video.

    The story: In case you don't feel like figuring it out yourself (why not? That's the best part! Stop! Don't read this!), here's the premise. The vid centers on Tetsu and Suzu, who play the roles of children who are tempted to kill their evil father. One wants it more than anything, but conscience plagues him. The other can commit murder without guilt, but deep down he loves his father. So they are both torn.

    For effects, I delved into color-correction using gradient overlays made in Photoshop and other methods. Because of that I did a lot of my planning in Photoshop, editing groups of screenshots from segments of the music video to see how they'd look together with different color-schemes and lighting. This is a great supplement to storyboarding. ^^

    Programs: Premiere 6 and Photoshop
    Time: 4 months (I work so slowly)

    Lyrics:

    Long ago, when Mercury descended high on the moon
    Far below, where little hands are making shapes in the room
    The shadows, they dance and they cheer up this place
    The face that's staring through a tiny crack in the door
    Eyes so wide, he's never seen a women fall on the floor
    I swear daddy's killed her this time

    Should I make a rocket?
    Should I try to fly away?
    Should I make a hammer?
    Should I try to smash his face?
    Should I make a bullet?
    Should I try to shoot the gun?
    I'm sure the judge will let me off real soon

    Long ago, when Saturn tried to find a way past the sun
    Deep inside, a little boy is turning pain into fun
    The pencils, the crayons, the paint colors run
    The plans are forming slowly made with scissors and glue
    Eyes so wide, he's telling mommy all the things he can do
    He'll sketch a contraption to save them for sure

    He can draw an alien
    He can come and take them home
    He can draw a cartoon
    He can draw a safety hatch
    He can draw a hot bath
    He can plug a toaster in
    And wait till daddy's nice and warm and toss it in

    And then when he's gone
    There's a neverland of fun

    Take a loaded gun
    Take a shot of rum
    Take a poison rat
    There's a lesson in that
    No more closing fists
    No more face to hit
    No more bloody nose or apologetic roses

    Long ago, when Mercury descended high on the moon
    Should I make a rocket?
    Should I try to fly away?
    Far below, little hands are making shapes in the room
    Should I make a hammer?
    Should I try to smash his face?
    Long ago, when Saturn tried to find a way past the sun
    Should I draw a cartoon?
    Should I draw an alien?
    Deep inside, a little boy is turning pain into fun
    Should I draw a hot bath?
    Should I throw the toaster in?

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    Lastly, I (shyly and with much embarrassment) dedicate this to Aeri, who was (quite unwittingly) my muse while I worked on this. I received a lot of inspiration from her "Faith" AMV, and watched it whenever I found myself doubting that PMK could be used to make great music videos. ...I know, Aeri makes a beautiful tribute to optimism and I take the same anime and twist it into pure tragedy. Alas!

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