Video Information


  • Member: SarahtheBoring
  • Studio: Ultraviolet Light Productions
  • Title: Cutting-Room Floor 2004
  • Premiered: 2005-01-01
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  • Songs:
    • Flock of Seagulls I Ran
    • Led Zeppelin The Immigrant Song
    • The Beatles Revolution 1
  • Anime:
  • Comments: So the .org has this rule that you have to enter every video you've made. These are finished, although small, videos whipped up in a few hours each - not what I'd call proper AMVs, but in the interest of honesty I guess I should.

    The listing is for a set of three, since let's be real, entering all of them separately is a waste of space.

    1. Dry Vikings
    Trigun Opening Sequence / Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song"
    Straight song drop, no editing.
    After I foisted Trigun off on my sister (watch this, dammit!! it rocks!!!), she said that the ending song reminded her of this song - mostly at the beginning. I thought it would be entertaining. It was. Particularly "...overlorrrrrrds...," although the "how we calmed the tides of war" is pretty neat, too.

    2. You Say You Want a Revolution...
    Revolutionary Girl Utena Opening Sequence / The Beatles, "Revolution 1"
    Song drop with time change, no video editing.
    Done on the same day as #1. Some time ago I'd had the idea for another parody video using this song, because, well, I'm easily amused. But that was never finished. The song was speeded up for this, because a) it's more stupidly funny and b) it's a fairly slow song, so it wouldn't have gotten anywhere within 1:30 otherwise. It crunches the first 2:25 (minus the false-start intro) in the space of an OP sequence. So. May the ghost of John Lennon smite me on the spot.

    And the only even slightly proper AMV among them:

    3. Budget Constraints (Besides, It's Difficult to Get a Driver's License When You've Been Legally Dead for 70 Years)
    Descendants of Darkness (Yami no Matsuei) / Flock of Seagulls, "I Ran"
    While making a real YnM AMV (Danse Macabre), it occurred to me that while the Shinigami can teleport, they almost never do so. Tsuzuki comments early on that they can't teleport when mortals can see them, but they seem to hardly ever do it even when nobody's watching. As a matter of fact, I noted, they get nearly everywhere on foot. And then I started to notice how much running is in this series. A lot. A whole lot.

    I had the footage prepped already, and for about an hour (naturally, late at night when I had work the next day) I found all the running scenes and compiled them into a quasi-AMV. There was really only one background song that could be used. Yes, indeed. The song got edited down a bit, but the whole thing still runs for 2:44, including the little dorky closing stinger bit.

    Since the shots are in chronological order and the editing has nothing to do with the music (though there are some Dark Side of the Moon-type coincidences), I can't call it an AMV proper. But it amused me. Still does, actually. In that "omg, what possessed me to do this" sort of way.


    I had these uploaded to my own web space after they were made and posted them on LiveJournal to entertain/annoy people, but I'm not going to officially distribute them. Just for fun. But we have to document everything, so here you go, world, more noise in the signal.

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