- Member: AquaSky
- Studio: Aqua Sky Productions
- Title: Quid Pro Quo
- Premiered: 2005-06-26
- Clerks X The Flying Car
- METROCON 2005 AMV Competition, METROCON 2005 AMV Competition (2005-06-24)
- AFO6 AMV, AFO6 AMV (2005-08-05)
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 11, AWA 2005 AMV *EXPOSITION* (2005-09-23)
This is a video I'd been wanting to do for a while. It's a comedy piece about what exactly one would be willing to trade for the flying car. And like all deals, there are a few catches involved, to say the least.
Being a long-time fan of Clerks, I made sure to pick up a copy of Clerks X when it was released. So I was browsing through the extras and came across this short, and the wheels in my mind started turning. As luck would have it, I had just begun reading Yami No Matsuei (Descendants of Darkness) a week or so beforehand. Thus, the idea was born.
Believe it or not, this has been one of my most labor-intensive videos to date. Part of this is due to the considerable amount of lip-sync, and also needing to alter a few scenes by removing characters/altering backgrounds/masking lip flap. And the source footage needed some intensive filtering. So it was certainly a challenge, but I'm happy with the result, so it was worthwhile.
"Quid pro quo" literally means "something for something". It's most often in the context of business dealings - you give something in order to get what you want in return. As you'll see, however, do make sure to read the fine print first.
This video contains some risque humor, including yaoi. There's nothing graphic, however, if you're easily offended by that sort of humor, you may want to refrain from downloading.
Awards received :
"Best Comedy" at Metrocon 2005
"Best Comedy/Parody" at Anime Festival Orlando 2005
"Best Lip-Synch" in the 2006 AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewer's Choice Awards