- Member: VegettoEX
- Title: Three Outta Four Ain't Bad
- Premiered: 2004-07-30
- Papaya Pink Dinosaur
HONORABLE MENTION: Otakon 2004 AMV Contest; Upbeat/Rhythm Category
He's pink, he likes candy, and he likes to play.
... OK, so he's not a dinosaur.
But three outta four ain't bad.
And thus sums up the concept of this video. It's nothing more than utterly absurd fun at the expense / with the help of my all-time favorite show, DragonBall Z. There is so much footage to work with in this show, and it seems like no-one wants to take advantage of it. Sure, DBZ has tons of amazing action and drama... but what about the dancing? Dear god, the DANCING! Perhaps I'll eventually go back and make an all-out, all-character DBZ dance video (*makes mental note*), but this could be seen as the trial version of that. Majin Buu (specifically, Fat "Mr." Buu) is all over the place dancing and playing around. He is also quite fond of candy (which includes innocently turning entire populations of humans into candy, but that's besides the matter). He also quite enjoys the playing of games.
Oh dear god.
It's a terrible idea, and probably a terrible video. In fact, Meri tried to convince me for the longest time that I shouldn't make it; it just seems like one of those reeeeally bad "I'm fourteen years old, I just got into AMVs, and I think I'm the funniest person alive!" type of qualities to it. In the end... it made a few thousand people laugh their asses off at a convention, so I guess it served its purpose.
Besides, the idea would have rotted my brain out if I didn't go ahead and make it. I actually had the idea back before the last DDR project, but I didn't put it up as high on my queue of "wanted tracks" because I didn't have the hard drive space necessary at the time.
I don't know if there's really anything else I can say about the video. Don't get me wrong; I'd LOVE to... but it's just a silly, fun, utterly absurd dance video! I actually did have a ton of fun making it. Like I mentioned, it's all about exploiting the footage that's available to you... it was neat to do something different with DBZ.
Major thanks to anyone at Otakon who enjoyed the video in any respect (especially the 10 of you who voted it for "Best of Show"... what the Hell were you people thinking?! :P). It was kinda trippy to be up against someone like Hsien in my first Otakon contest, but I was very happy with the results in the category. Next year I'm definitely going to try and submit something with a little more artistic value than this one... ^^;;
I hope you enjoy the video, and don't let anyone ever tell you DBZ videos are overdone >.>
*** EQUIPMENT USED ***
Video was digitally ripped from DVD source, IVTC-ed, edited with MotionJPEG files, exported from original VOB sources to HuffyUV AVI format.
Various Majin Buu DBZ DVDs
DDR 4th Mix OST
HP Pavilion (850 mHz, 128 MB RAM, 40 + 120 GB hard drive)
Adobe Premiere 5.1
*** TECHNICAL INFO ***
25.8 MB - MPEG encoded 352x240, 23.976 fps, 2000 kbps 2-pass VBR (300 min, 3000 max), 192 kbps (44 kHz) stereo sound