- Member: badmartialarts
- Studio: Bad Martial Arts
- Title: C.C.D.D. (Chibodee Crockett Dream Denial)
- Premiered: 2004-01-25
- System of a Down ADD
Well, my first video. Hopefully, not my last.
This video was more an exercise in learning the ropes of editing. But it seemed like a good idea at the time. Watching the video now, I am somewhat pleased with the results, but I see the video as more of a starting point than as a true work of genius, or anything pretentious as that.
The basic concept was simple. I'm a (somewhat) large fan of System of a Down, and a (somewhat) fan of G Gundam. Putting the two together was almost obvious to me, as I listened to the lyrics of A.D.D. (American Dream Denial). The lyrics talk about the American government losing sight of the dreams of the American people. What better character to portray the loss of dreams than Chibodee Crockett, the Neo-American Gundam fighter with an American dream bigger than any anime character I've seen. Being the best, and paying the price. I tried to show Chibodee in doubt and anguish, and his resolutions, with as much lyric sync as possible. But, since I'm a n00b, it didn't come out perfect....oh, there I go again.
Anyway, be critical and scathing. I can use any constructive criticism I can get, as I attempt to improve.
Encoded using XviD, according to AbsoluteDestiny's guide, so it should work with just DivX codecs....*should* being the operative word.
Note: I have some trouble with the audio....it randomly plays, or not. Did not notice this before....not sure if it's my system, or not. Clicking ahead in the file kicks the audio in, for some reason....