- Member: Songbird21
- Studio: QuickSilver Studios
- Title: Chuunin Kombat
- Premiered: 2004-02-16
- KMFDM Mortal Kombat Theme
AWARD(S) WON- Anime Central 2004-1st place, Action catagory and 1st runner up for best in show.
(Thank you so much to the judges!)
(EDIT: apparently I messed up. This is not the Utah Saints verion of the song. This version is by KMFDM. My apologies for the misinformation.)
MY RANTING AND RAVING: It took 2 and a half months to make this one! There are over 330 clips in this baby! Capturing and cleaning up the footage alone took almost 3 weeks.
Okay, now I know I have another Mortal Kombat vid, but that one was a super cut down version and was meant as something cute. Defiantly NOT true with this one. This vid is the full Utah Saints version of the Mortal Kombat theme and it's nothing but serious action.
I wanted to do this to Naruto, but I didn't want to do it to the whole series. I knew other people might do that (Proven by the fact that someone premiered another Naruto MK vid about a month ago [SHI-MA-TA!!!! *Kicks dirt*.]). So I devoted the vid to the Chuunin exam arc only. Nothing in this vid is from outside the C.E arc.
EFFECTS: I've never shoved so many effects into one vid. Lens flares, light pulses, color inverts, transparencies, text overlays, find edges.......... Trust me though, I didn't over do it. It all works with the material.
LIP SYNCH: There's only 3 lip synch sections, but they are well done. (In my humble opinion)
The first thing I did when planning this vid was spend well over 2 hours agonizing over who would play each "character" in the song. Finally I chose this casting lineup and I think it works really well. I even consulted a friend who's an expert in MK to tell me the character's personalities.
I really got over obsessive (Apologizes to sweet and understanding hubby.)with this vid. There's lots of sound effects in the song. I worked VERY hard to pick scenes that match them.
I feel I must explain the end. For those of you who don't know, a female friend of Naruto's was severely wounded during the Chuunin exam preliminary fights. The blood he touches is hers. He promises to beat the jerk who hurt her. I couldn't figure out anything else to do with the end. For such a super fast beat song, the end of MK is very anti-climatic. So I thought I'd get a little drama in there.
On a side note, this vid introduces my new studio bumper. I animated it myself. It came out pretty good for my first animation. I got the sound effects from various sources and I voiced the girl myself. It's meant to be silly. I hope you guys like it.
Anyhoo. Please review. ^_^