Video Information


  • Member: Heero_Yuy84
  • Title: Fallout
  • Premiered: 2003-07-16
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  • Song:
    • Aquabats! The Radiation Song
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  • Comments: Hooboy...where to start on this one?

    OK...first thing off the bat, this idea first started to form itself a LONG time back, when flipping through mp3s and hearing 'The Radiation Song' by The Aquabats!
    Shortly thereafter, I started mentally laying out a vid (which, for the record, was considerably different from the final result...the first layout had no use of CCA, Evangelion, or Nadesico, and also included use of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Gundam 0083, Zeta Gundam, Candidate For Goddess and Invader Zim. However, the idea evolved as resources either
    a) Became available
    b) Were determined as unusable/more conveniently replaced by an onhand source.
    Thus resulting in this product.

    Some notes on the vid itself:
    -While Brolly was hands-down as the Humungus, Takashi's status as Benji, the tapdancing mutant boy, was debatable for a while. At first I doubted being able to pull off the syncing for his lines...then I just said 'Hell with it!' and doctored him up frame by frame...the end result, while not spectacular, I don't think turned out half-bad.
    -The use of a Second Impact shot at 'Makes a lovely bubbly sound' was, I confess, kind of a low-grade fallback. I looked through what I'd completed so far...and, considering that was the final clip to complete it, and the earlier clip had been a shot of the Second Impact as seen from space, I figured it would work. (I hate to sound like I rushed this near the end...I didn't mean for it to seem that's just this thing was taking up a substantial amount of space in the comp at the time, and, having started work on the contribution for the RHPS project, it seemed to be in the better interests of the comp. space to try and finish 'Fallout')
    -The explosions during the instrumentals - In a kind of ironic twist, while I had found a series of great matches for the lyrics, it dawned on me that, given a random 'For fun' vid, I was at a loss as to how to handle the instrumentals. So, for lack of a better option, I went for scenes that looked like nukes going off. The first set turned out pretty well though.
    -The brief flashes of Gendou during the second instrumental. I don't know why, but part of me wanted to attach a face to the voice saying 'Oh yeah' and 'Right!' (I think that's what the second is saying...could be wrong) considering most of those shots were from EVA, using Ikari seemed fitting.
    -The soundclip over the credits - This was indirectly nodding back to my first monstrosity (which closed with a shot of Anavel Gato being dubbed with Dieter's "Do you want to touch my monkey? Touch my monkey!") When that had first started, it was initially going to be a running gag throughout the vids...dubbing another random odd saying over Gato, but...after that first one, just didn't seem to get around to it. Whether or not the 'random quote over the credits' thing will endure this time, not sure, but hoping so.

    That said, overall, I'm kind of mixed...on one hand, I realize this one has its flaws, and, given time, I might turn back to improve it, on the other, this still has some moments that I'm pleased turned out as well as they did.

    Now then...having completed rambling...enjoy the show

    P.S. Sorry for not having the link up sooner...I planned to upload last night...then I remembered I was on a 56k connection...I'll try and have it up here ASAP.

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