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  • Member: Beowulf
  • Studio: Hype-Odermic Studios
  • Title: Keep Breathing Remastered
  • Premiered: 2004-10-21
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Radiohead Exit Music (for a Film)
  • Anime:
  • Comments: This is a remake of my 2nd video "Keep Breathing". That video has always had a special spot in my heart and it bugged me as the years went on that the video was incredibly flawed. Terrible capture quality (DivX source :P), awful sound quality complete with pops and scratches, and overall very sloppy editing.

    This new version uses DVD source and has all its editing cleaned up. This is the video I wanted to make but didn't have the ability or patience at the time. That said, I changed as little as possible because, in my opinion, the video's concept and overall ideas are very good. All I did in this version was tighten up the execution of those ideas.

    About the video: This video is the story of Tetsuo, my favorite anime character. Akira is probably the best anime film of all time and one of the best films of all time in my opinion, and I always get into a deep, introspective, melancholy mood after watching it. I tried to capture that same feeling in this video. It uses very awkward editing techniques and styles that have since become extinct at the time of this writing, so please consider it a throwback to simpler days of videos and try to watch it on its own terms.

    About the song: The song "Exit Music (For A Film)" was written for the movie "Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet", so the lyrics are about the relationship of said characters. However, everything else about the song (mood, pacing, building, style) fit Akira perfectly in my opinion, so the video often progresses despite the lyrical content. There are points of lyric synch that are for the most part downplayed but for the most part, the lyrics of this song don't have much to do with the video.

    On a personal note, I made this video originally in response to problems with women (ahh the joys of being 16). It was the closest I've come to a direct emotional purge through a video as I started editing about 30 seconds after I hung up the phone.

    For those interested in what the lyrics are, you can find them below. Radiohead, and particularly Thom York are legendary for being completely unintelligible and that holds true here.

    Wake from your sleep,
    the drying of your tears,
    Today we escape, we escape.

    Pack and get dressed
    before your father hears us,
    before all hell breaks loose.

    Breathe, keep breathing,
    don't lose your nerve.
    Breathe, keep breathing,
    I can't do this alone.

    Sing us a song,
    a song to keep us warm,
    there's such a chill, such a chill.

    And you can laugh a spineless laugh,
    we hope your rules and wisdom choke you.

    And now we are one
    in everlasting peace,

    we hope that you choke, that you choke,
    we hope that you choke, that you choke,
    we hope that you choke, that you choke.

    Please watch at night time in fullscreen at maximum volume. Enjoy!

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