- Member: TheNanashi
- Studio: Nanashi Studios
- Title: Beauty of Motion
- Premiered: 2003-05-31
- Character Profile
- Prodigy Mozart Master Mix
- JACON 2003 Music Video Contest, JACON 2003 Music Video Contest (2003-05-30)
This is the first video I worked on after completing The Organ Breakdown. I picked up Initial D, fell in love with it and now I want to make music videos with it. The series is sooo good, in my opinion. Maybe it is cuz I'm a car nut and an actual racer.
Anyway, about the video...it was created with Adobe Premiere 6.0(now 6.5) on my 800Mhz AMD Athlon with 512 MB of RAM. This video took a long time to do because of various technical issues. The DVDs were ripping bad, codecs weren't working, crappy workflow etc., etc. But aside from the various problems, my idea for the video came out the way I wanted it to, so I am pleased with it.
I usually go deep with my videos and this one is no exception. I had a concept and whether people will get that or not remians to be seen. I am a racer and I love cars, so the idea for the video came out when I was at this autocross meet here in Orlando and I was about to go through my test run of the course. Well I put on some Bach, "Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D" and "Branderburg Concerto No. 3 in G" to be exact, and while I was driving through the course really slow just making mental notes, I felt this strange connection between the music and the way the car was moving and how I was moving. So when I got back from the meet, the thought of cars in motion had not left my brain so I started thinking about Initial D, so I came up with the idea to try and show the connection between car, driver, the road, and the overall motion of what is going on. The mechanics of racing so to speak. There are thousands of parts all moving together to make your car run and when you have a driver that is in tune with the car as well, it just looks so fluid. So the video is about the fluid motion of racing/driving.
There is a bit a lip syncing, but nothing special, only like 2 words, and the aged film thing was just a filter, and to give certain parts of the video a connection with the old style of music and to create a new momentum.
I chose the "Mozart Master Mix", because it was the best techno remix of any classical piece I've heard so far. Plus I got the same feeling while I was listening to it in my car and I had the intention of speeding the video up. One part I'm not happy with is the ending of the video, it ends very abruptly. The song is nearly 9 minutes in length and I had to cut it down, well cutting it down was extremely difficult and then trying to stop the progress of the video was impossible. I tried everything, fade outs didn't work, nothing I tried, and trust me, I tried at least 30 different endings. So what I did was say "fuck it" and just made the car stop to a beat and cut it out. Showing that this "motion" is over, then I put that little extra clip at the end to add some closure...whatever. I know I failed in that department and I should have realized that before I started making this video, cuz I had the entire video planned and written down except for the end. Oh well, I'm satisfied and now it is done.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy it and give Initial D a shot.