- Member: LoopyChew
- Studio: Laserchicken Productions
- Title: Butterfly
- Premiered: 2002-04-02
- Character Profile
- Smile.dk Butterfly
- Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (2002-08-09)
NOTE: Be wary if you suffer from epilepsy, there's some flashy-light-thingies in here. I don't think much will happen, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
I'm surprised nobody has thought of this video yet. One day, out of the blue, I was listening to this song for about the billionth time (it used to get LOTS of airplay on my MP3 player, and still gets quite a bit) when it hit me--this song IS Rurouni Kenshin. One glance at the lyrics will tell you that. After reading through the Kyoto finale, I planned out a simple outline of key fight scenes (I'm one for energetic fights, and RK is full of that), as well as general ideas as to what footage I'd use for the verses.
And then I waited for all of the DVDs to come out.
You see, I kindasorta had this idea there since last June. ^_^; Granted, I didn't have my video editing platform back then, but that didn't stop me from eventually collecting footage.
Along the way, I accidentally produced my first music video ("Knock Down the Walls"--try it, you might like it!), and applied the subsequent knowledge I got from making that (and trying out other videos) into this one. Timing was key; I'm from the school of Speed-Up-the-Clip-if-it-Looks-Right-and-it's-the-Only-Way-to-Get-it-to-Come-In-on-Time thinking. (Luckily, it doesn't happen much.) The video is a direct DVD rip at full resolution and reduced only when exporting, for maximum quality. The audio is taken from an MP3, unfortunately; I have no idea where to get the CD, especially given a lack of credit cards. (Do forgive me.)
I like to call this video "Kyoto Kombat: Annihilation," since the fights were ripped off^W^W inspired heavily by Kusoyaro's vid. Outside of that, it's a Meiji-samurai-pseudo-techno-romance AMV. I'm not kidding. And it was pretty hard, editing so that only Kenshin, Kaoru, and whoever Kenshin was fighting at the time appeared in the fights.
But it's done. And I like it. And I hope you will, too.
Josh of Ninja Cracker Studios graciously volunteered to host my vid, but it appears to be down now. I seriously need to find me a webhost, but my DVD habit is costing me greatly enough.
Money scene (the shot that played in my head that told me that I HAD to do this vid): Just about all the action scenes. In particular, that one scene with Kenshin sheathing and redrawing his sword against Saito. Knowing that could be synched with "Ay-ay-ay" sent shivers down my spine.
Other random trivia: I worked on the action scenes and ending first, then I went back and did the verse/bridge melody sections. And despite fights appearing out of order, I actually worked on them in chronological order. The opening atmosphere-setting shots are pretty obviously the last thing I did. (Least, I think it's obvious.)