- Member: downwithpants
- Studio: (amateur)
- Title: Heaven is Falling
- Premiered: 2003-09-02
- Red Hot Chili Peppers This is the Place
Tagline: It's not pretty being a bounty hunter.
As an action amv, this video is a bit better if you raise the volume. Especially if you have good speakers.
This one was a pain in the ass to edit. I won't go into detail why, but letís just say it has to do with editing a 2 gig video file with Windows Movie Maker. Yet even with all these difficulties, I somehow managed to sort clips and edit the movie in a week and a half (usually takes me a month or more). Please donít screw me on effort because of how quick it took. I spent some days duking it out with WMM for over 10 hours, and probably wound up spending 40-50 hours on it. The song was ringing in my ears by the fourth day (third day of editing.) I had the video finished by the 6th day, but when I watched it, it was unbearably boring. So I spent my 7-11th day redoing the boring sections, and this is what I wound up with.
I used more fades than cuts, because I remember someone remarking that cuts can be inappropriate at sometimes. Previously I reserved fades for only when it was dramatic, or it was absolutely necessary for the continuity of the AMV. This is my second stab at lip sync. And this time I actually edited the video to fit the lips to the lyrics. (First time I just tried to let the clip play out and match up as best it could.)
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of my favorite bands, but it is pretty hard to do an AMV with their songs, because:
1. Anthony Kiedis often uses nonsensical lyrics
2. In many songs, a few chords are repeated throughout the majority of the piece, making it hard for the editor to keep the video interesting
3. The Chili Pepperís music is driven by a rock and roll attitude that you donít find in many animes.
One Chili Pepper AMV that I thought was well done is Sheolís Red Aeroplane.
Anyways, back to my video, ďThis is the PlaceĒ is one of my favorite songs on the By the Way album. Iím surprised it didnít make the airways because it is very catchy and a great song to listen to. But I finally found an anime that would fit the song when I watched CB: The Movie.
There were no direct major influences. I havenít watched any CB Movie AMVs yet. But because I was doing just a straight action AMV, I thought about some good action AMVs Iíve seen when I got stuck on some parts.
Although, not really an influence, the Excel Pop-up Video inspired me to reedit my video after I saw how much my video sucked compared to it. It still sucks compared to it after reediting, just not as much.
Oh well, enjoy and, as always, opinions are highly appreciated!
Hmm, local link isn't showing video information: