- Member: blaidd
- Studio: Paper Tiger Productions
- Title: Break My...
- Premiered: 2003-08-24
- Matthew Wilder Break My Stride
- AnimeIowa 2003, AnimeIowa 2003 (2003-08-22)
- Otakon (Summer '04), Otakon (Summer '04) (2004-07-30)
If you're even vaguely familiar with the song and series in question, you should have an idea what this one will be about. Hence the categories. :)
It's just a little lip-synching to a popular 80's song, along with just a touch of the good ol' ultra-violence. Pretty straightforward in execution, methinks.
I thought the "story" presented by the partitioning of the characters (Pai/Parvati/Yakumo) appropriate, along with the increasing levels of... ah... tension, as it were. So everybody has their own interpretation of the lines in question (with the sanjiyan's being closest to the song's original intent, I think).
I tried to keep the action onscreen pretty continuous despite the lip-synching, and hope I managed at least a fair job of it.
I had originally started this last year, but only got a few clips done (around the China line). Some time later I got about half of the middle/Parvati section done, and then finished it between Otakon and AnimeIowa this year (a bit less than 2 weeks), just barely making the AI deadline.
Pity it didn't get shown in the initial viewing.
On the whole I'm pleased with the end result. Working with a relatively short series turned out much easier than the previous 3 videos -- or maybe it was because of the limits I'd set on the various sections. In any event for the most part there was not an overwelming amount of footage to consider for any given line of the song, so it was easy to grab the exact clip I wanted with a minimal amount of searching. On the technical side, there is one brief (a few frames) clip that used some masking, and other than that only simple cuts and fades between clips. Editing done in Photoshop and Premier, with final encode done through TMpeg.
I guess not enough of the AI audience was familiar with the song and/or the anime, as they did not seem to anticipate the inevitible Yakumo section, though they finally caught on after his choruses started...
Huh. I'm surprised no one has done a video to this song... or at least no one seems to have properly attributed it...