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  • Member: Bahamut God
  • Studio: Production Team Eos
  • Title: Close To Home
  • Premiered: 2003-01-15
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Our Lady Peace Somewhere Out There
  • Anime:
  • Comments: ---Intro---

    Ok, here is some info about this video. This is a dramatic video, that explores the relationship between Vash and Meryl, and how the loss of Rem had blinded Vash. I'll try to spill my guts about the videos artistic merits in the spoiler section. If you want to try to figure it out on your own, stop after basic info. Maybe after you watch it, you can go back and see if you found something different.

    ---Basic Info---

    I finished this video many many many months before I put it on-line. However, because I felt I had a chance to have this video show at Anime Expo, I sat on it. I submitted this video, along with my Coconuts video to Ax. While my coconuts video did get in (A video I hate with a passion now) this did not. I felt better about it once I saw the contest as, because the other videos in the drama category were quite good.

    The story behind the story is a bit odd for this video. At first I ripped all of Trigun with the idea of doing a Millie/Wolfwood video. When I ripped all the footage, put it in the editor, and dropped my song in, I realized very quickly that I just did not have enough footage with out creating it my self with some very creative editing, something I did not want to do at the time, to make that video. So I figured since it took a month or more to rip the footage, I might as do something with it. So, I started work on a different video using a song called Amy Hit The Atmosphere by Counting Crows. The simple catch being that when Rem (amy?) hit the atmosphere she exploded... (in that one scene that's in my video)

    However, I found that while the words did seem to work perfect for the dramatic feeling of the show, it was often too abstract for anyone but to understand, which is a mistake I have made it in the past. (My Tower of Babel video, which no one understands) I found this song by Our Lady Peace, and I liked the sound of it better. It seemed easier to edit to (more beats) and still had a powerful dramatic message that worked for Trigun. However, deep into the project (like 3 months in) I found that it was just as abstract, or perhaps even more so. It was to late to go back at that point, and I really liked what I had, even if I ran the risk of alienating everyone else.

    I still want to make the definitive Trigun Drama video, I may try again at this...


    --Editing Software/Effects--

    I used Final Cut Pro 3 for this video. Um, it was on my (now old) G4 800 mhz lamp imac. No really speical effects for anything. There was some fancy lip coverings though. The one scene in the beginning with Rem was really hard to do. She does not say anything in the video, but the real footage had here flapping away. It was not a simple mater of a lip cover because of the roses, so I had to do it frame by frame. When a rose goes over here mouth, it will disappear if you look closely. ^_^'' I also used a blue screen fillter for the last scence, where we see Rem and Vash in the sunset. I also used an effect of panning still pictures, because there just was not enough footage of Rem, so I tried to create some, and keep it from getting to boring. That's it, other than some simple fades. Pretty old school really.

    ---Lyrics--

    Last time I talked to you
    You were lonely and out of place
    You were looking down on me
    Lost out in space

    We laid underneath the stars
    Strung out and feeling brave
    I watched the red orange glow
    I watched you float away


    Down here in the atmosphere
    Garbage and city lights
    You've gone to save your tired soul
    You've gone to save our lives

    I turned on the radio
    To find you on satellite
    I'm waiting for the sky to fall
    I'm waiting for a sign

    And all we are
    Is all so far

    You're falling back to me
    The star that I can see yeah
    I know your out there, somewhere out there
    You're falling out of reach
    Defying gravity yeah
    I know you're out there, somewhere out there

    Hope you remember me
    When you're home sick and need a change
    I miss your purple hair
    I miss the way you taste
    I know you'll come back some day
    On a bed of nails I wait
    I'm praying that you don't burn out or fade away

    And all we are
    Is all so far

    You're falling back to me
    The star that I can see yeah
    I know your out there, somewhere out there
    Defying gravity yeah
    I know you're out there, somewhere out there

    You're falling back to me
    The star that I can see
    I know your out there, ohhh
    Your falling out of reach
    Defying gravity
    I know you're out there, somewhere out there

    Your falling back to me
    The star that I can see yeah
    I know your out there, somewhere out there
    Your falling out of reach
    Defying gravity yeah
    I know you're out there, somewhere out there

    You're falling back to me
    I know, I know
    You're falling out of reach ohhhhhh
    I know...

    ---video spoilers-- ^_^;;

    Ok, the video is about how Vash spends all his time waiting for Rem (or Lem, I'm not really sure, even to this day) however, Meril is right there the whole time. It's first shows Rem, and how important she was to his life, and slowly, then introduces Merial, as a sort of equal. The ending is how Vash realizes what he has been missing.

    The important scene that SHOULD telegraph what is going to happen in the video is where the lyrics go "I'm waiting for the sky to fall, I'm waiting for a Sign" and Vash has his back turned to that which he is looking for. He keeps waiting for something to happen to him, when in fact finds that Merali is the very thing he is looking for.

    The whole end to the video, is Vash coming to his senses. As Meril fights for his life, and uses the line "No on has the right to take anthers life" (or something close to that) Vash finally gets the point. We then go into a flash back of all the times Meril was there for him, supported him, and was basically caring for him, flash by. Then, he remembers a very specific incident. After he ---TRIGUN SPOLER NEXT LINE!!---







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    --Should be safe to look now--




    he had a dream of Rem, but when he woke up, it was Meril who was caring for him.

    If you can't tell by now, I'm very PRO Meril and Vash couple, though I like Millie more my self. ^_^;;; Of course, there is more to the video, but that much should point you in the general direction to unlock the videos meaning. If you find something you find in the video, let me know and I'll let you know wether it was on purpose or not. ^_^;;;

    Hope you enjoy, and Long live the Golden Donut.

Opinions (13)

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  • 9.27
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  • 9.45
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  • 9.27

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