- Member: Kusoyaro
- Studio: Kusoyaro Productions
- Title: Kyoto Kombat
- Premiered: 1999-10-01
- The Immmortals Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
In a way, this was the first full-length video I ever did. A friend saw me watching some AMVs once, and he said "Hey, I have some software that can do that!" So he gave me his copy of Ulead Media Studio that he wasn't using, and I let it sit on my hard drive for months. Then one morning during summer vacation I was really bored so I opened it up out of curiosity. I started messing with some Rurouni Kenshin MPEGs I had downloaded off the web. Within 3 hours I had whipped out a 40-second video to the intro of "Senselessness" by Fulflej.
I decided to try a full-length song and picked the Mortal Kombat theme by The Immortals out of my mp3 directory. I got to work, and 24 sleepless hours later, I had completed one of the crappiest music videos ever created. It was so pixellated you could barely see half of the action, and it had more subtitles than your average episode of Child's Toy. But I liked it...and that's what started everything.
Months later, after I had a few more videos under my belt, I decided to redo this one using captures from fansubs rather than web MPEGs (not a HUGE leap in quality, but still better).
So this is what I came up with. I thought it was super-badass when I completed it, but looking back I could have done a lot better. Now that the DVDs are coming out, maybe I'll redo it one more time and get it RIGHT.
On a weird side-note, I probably hear more about this video than any other video I've made :P