- Member: Vlad G Pohnert
- Title: We Want You!
- Premiered: 2003-08-08
- Village People In The Navy
- Cowboy Bebop
- Dirty Pair OVA (Original Dirty Pair)
- Gall Force
- Giant Robo
- Gunbuster (Aim for the Top!)
- Irresponsible Captain Tylor
- Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA
- Kimagure Orange Road (TV)
- Martian Successor Nadesico
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water (TV)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Original, TV)
- Otakon 2003 (10 year Anniversary), Otakon 2003 (10 year Anniversary) (2003-08-08)
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 9 (Professional), Anime Weekend Atlanta 9 (Professional) (2003-09-26)
About one and a half years ago, I got this ideas for a parody video advertising a futuristic Navy done to the Village People's song In the Navy. Since I was already working on several music videos at the time, I decided to put the idea on the back burner. Over the remainder of that year, I got more and more concepts for the video until finally I decided to do it this year.
I really wanted to utilize everything in the song along with the clapping and the dialogue. At first I was only going to use Captain Tylor but then it hit me that why not feature different fleets using various animes. Originally I was going to include Macross the series, but since the animation is much older it just did not fit in and so I settled with the chosen four animes.
I wanted to do something wild and funny for the clapping and came up with a crazy idea of using images against a Navy logo background. The idea here was kind of like in older recruitment commercials that would show people in the armed forces addressing the audience to join and hence the various anime stills. I also added the clapping and waving sequence and had to build then frame by frame to get the it to sync correctly. All this and the composition was done using a combination of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere and a crazy amount of hours! For the dialogue, I chose the tough looking marine form Captain Tylor since most of his dialogue in the series seems more like a series of "complaints" and hence it fit perfectly. Ironically, I had to this point never done proper lip syncing and was rather pleased with the results.
In the end, the video is more of a parody of recruitment adds rather than just a pour comedy and turned out rather well and was a lot of fun to work on.
- Runnerup for Best Comedy
AWA 9 (2003)
- Best Various
- Best in Show & Otaku Choice