- Member: SamuraiJake
- Studio: Samurai Jake
- Title: 9 Witches
- Premiered: 2009-08-30
- Shane Acker "9" Theatrical Trailer
- Youmacon 2009, Youmacon 2009 Music Video Contest (2009-10-31)
This AMV trailer is for a film simply called “9” which is directed by Shane Acker (not Tim Burton as commonly thought) and also not the other “9” movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Good; now that we have that out of the way, I’ll gladly describe my creative process with this.
The story of the movie centers around a post-apocalyptic world where humans are kaput…except for these 9 small creatures, that resemble sock puppets, with supernaturally placed souls. Their conflict is trying to rebuild the world despite dangerous machine monsters that try to kill them. It’s based on a short CGI film of the same name that must have impressed its producers so much that it’s been remade with a much larger budget, a feat of accomplishment that I too want to achieve.
Well after seeing the trailer and also the original short film, I kept wondering what kind of anime would look totally different than any other animes that other editors would attempt. Then unintentionally Burton’s name came up with a description on ANN (Anime News Network) for something called “Tweeny Witches” I started watching it and very quickly found this to be the most creative choice for the project; it’s also a very cool little anime. There’s no dumb fanservice, mecha, or any other typical clichés in the show other than saving the world, but it’s a refreshingly different anime and I definitely recommend it. Plus, like I said it worked quite well on this project on most of its themes and the editing was a fun challenge to assemble.