- Member: Kusoyaro
- Studio: Kusoyaro Productions
- Title: Paint It Black
- Premiered: 2003-10-22
- Inkubus Sukkubus Paint it Black
It just so happened that, the weekend I was planning to go down to visit my girlfriend in Florida, JACO was having a big Halloween party. And not only that, Joey Snackpants was running a Halloween-themed AMV contest at the party! Well, I just couldn't resist. I found out about this only a week before the deadline, though, so I knew that I had to whip something up really quickly. The only thing I had on my shelf that would work with a Halloween theme was Shamanic Princess. About 4 years back, when I was in college, I was downloading Incubus mp3s on Napster, and I ended up with a file called "Incubus Succubus - Paint it Black.mp3". It turned out to be a cover of the Rolling Stones classic by a goth band called Inkubus Sukkubus, and I always thought it would work well with Shamanic Princess, though I never got around to doing it. Well, with only 4 or 5 days to edit and no other potential ideas, I set to work on this video that had been in my head for years.
I was originally going to collaborate on this video with Brian Palacios (Akimbo of More Than Toast Productions), but he didn't have the source, and I didn't have the connection or hosting space to get the files to him.
The editing was painful. I just couldn't get into the video, and really had no motivation whatsoever. I never liked the anime much, and don't remember why I even bought it. I couldn't remember much of the plot, so I mostly just used random scenes. I sort of forced myself through it, and the end result was a video that I'm really not all that proud of. There are a few moments I like, but overall it's just kind of meh and pointless.
For the first time, I used black flashes instead of white ones...because it's supposed to be all dark and Halloweeny, I guess. Oooh, look at me, all artistic and crap :P