- Member: Paul Kievits
- Studio: Outside lines studios
- Title: Technoshock
- Premiered: 2002-09-10
- Muse Execution commentary
- Studio Project: PANDA Contest, Studio Project: PANDA Contest (2002-07-15)
- AWA Exposition Contest, AWA Exposition Contest (2002-09-27)
- Aya Returns Anime Music Video Competition, Aya Returns Anime Music Video Competition (2002-11-02)
- Martyr Productions *winter* contest, Martyr Productions *winter* contest (2002-11-16)
- CSUN Anime AMV contest, CSUN Anime AMV contest (2002-11-30)
- MindWarp 2002 Fall/Winter AMV Contest, MindWarp 2002 Fall/Winter AMV Contest (2003-01-31)
- Anime 2003, Anime 2003 (2003-02-21)
What the hell is this video? To start with a really big step up from my video "The world's strongest". This video incorporated everything I learned while editing that video with a side-order of new inspiration. It's pretty much "another action video" with a different editing style and a very different perspective on how to build things.
The thing most people will notice about this video is the song and the high paced editing. The song is absolutely mental, just an amazing collaboration of noise with a fat bass riff. Something which works perfectly with an somewhat alternative action video. Some people dislike the music but ... meh, what do they know? AbsoluteDestiny had a memorable remark about the song whilst he was helping me encode: "well, MP3 is never perfect and this song has sooo much noise it's just not designed for mp3 compression". Heh
The editing style is heavily inspired by Scott Melzer's "This is DBZ life" (which is pretty much still one of the most amazing videos I've ever seen). The fast paced editing style kind of stuck and made it's way into this video. I still think his video is way better though, the depth of that video is really incredible. Not to butcher my own video of course, this video is still pretty fun in it's own right.
I need to thank one person in particular for helping me on this video: Ian Roberts AKA AbsoluteDestiny. I can not believe how much I whined and bothered him with technical questions, yet he never left his cool and was always nice and patient with me. Also was the first to critique my video and was incredibly helpful and supportive about ridding it of mistakes. My thanks goes out to you. The other people I would like to thank are the band members from MUSE for filling the world with such great music and helping me get my inspiration.
That's pretty much all I have to say. A picture says more than 1000 words so just download the video and judge for yourself.