- Member: NightMistress85
- Title: War Games
- Premiered: 2011-11-19
- Dimmu Borgir Gateways (Instrumental)
This is my winning video for the AnimeUSA 2011 Iron Editor competition sans the secret source (which was the Halo movie). The theme was War is Hell. I sure had a hell of a time making this one. Before making this video I didn't think I was capable of making an amv with no lyrics. I always use lyrics as a guide to pretty much do the work for me, but I gave it a shot anyway and it all started to come together. I'm really glad that I gave it a try. The goal was to incorporate several aspects of war from the action to the weapons to the explosions, and most importantly to the suffering and sacrifice that goes along with it. War is anything BUT a game. I was thrilled to successfully defend my title. I never would have imagined I'd be a 2-time Iron Editor champ (especially against formidable competition) but there it is!
The music is by Dimmu Borgir, a Norwegian Death Metal band. I knew nothing about them until my brother made me take a listen as I was searching for some ideas. I'm not into this genre normally, but when I heard the instrumental of their song "Gateways", something just clicked and I knew this would work. Now I'm a fan (of their instrumentals at least ~_^).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Sound of the Sky (Sora no woto)