- Member: AbsoluteDestiny
- Studio: Zettai Unmei Anime
- Title: Shameless Rock Video
- Premiered: 2002-05-27
- Deep Purple Speed King
Oh boy, did I have fun making this video :D :D :D :D
This video is both a mockery and a homage to the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll themes of the late 60s and early 70s using footage from the fantastic anime series FLCL (Furi Kuri).
I was listening to this song around 6 months ago and I imagined this video. It was a downward spiral from that moment :3
The video is pure self-indulgence on my part but it should be funny and exciting for everyone else too. I've parodied various effects and styles that were common to 70s visual media and I've tried to recreate visual components for many of the effects in the music.
I think I've discovered the Adobe Premiere Whammy Bar ^_^;;
The effects are secndary, though - all I was trying to do was to match the feeling of the original video... the effects were just a means to an end, usually.
Anyway, I think there's something here for most amv fans - at the very least you can stare at it and go "wah????"
Oh, it seems to have won a few awards too, which is cool.
Best "Fun" Video - Anime Expo 2002
Best Action - Mindwarpet Spring/Summer Contest 2002
Best Editing - Mindwarpet Spring/Summer Contest 2002
Best Special Effects - Mindwarpet Spring/Summer Contest 2002
Best Overall Video - Mindwarpet Spring/Summer Contest 2002
Grand Prize - Anime Weekend Atlanta 8 Video Art Expo contest
Best Action Video - AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards 2003
Best Digital Effects - AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards 2003
Most Inovative Video - AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards 2003
Video of the Year - AnimeMusicVideos.org Viewers Choice Awards 2003
The video was made over a period of around 6 months but there's not 6 months of work here - probably more like 6 weeks worth.
This is actually an edited version of the song. The original is around 6 minutes long, but I didn't want it to drag on. So, I've actually removed two verses, half a solo and a chorus ^_^;;;
The video was edited using Adobe Premiere 6 with extra visual elements produced in Adobe Photoshop 5.
The footage was taken directly from the 6-dvd Japanese release of the series with only 1 lossy compression. Thank you Avisynth ^_^
The opening voice is a sample of the character Vasquez from the cult James Cameron film "Aliens".
The psychadelia effect was created especially for this video but it's now GPL'd and available for your own use ^^. It is a virtualdub plugin which I asked my friend if he'd kindly write for me and it turned out to be fantastic. So, a big thank you to Tom Ford for making it and Donald Graft who's source code was used to develop the effect. The effect is actually a combination of Tom Ford's Hue Cycle and Luminance Band filters and you can get them from here:
The words "Rock 'n' Roll Bitch" that appear on Mamimi's cigarette were added by me using photoshop - it originally read "Never knows best".
Similarly the magazine at the end of the video originally said "Fooly Cooly" under the picture but now has the title "Shameless Rock".
Oh and if you happen to think that I copied anything from any other video, I haven't - because I still haven't seen any FLCL amvs yet except my own ^_^;;;;
Further thanks go to Marco (turboneko) and many others for beta testing the video for me and EK (Big Big Truck) for pointing me to some cool fonts.
Song Lyrics (not that they're particularly important):
Good Golly, said little Miss Molly
When she was rockin' in the house of blue light
Tutti Frutti was oh so rooty
When she was rockin' to the east and west
Lucille was oh so real
When she didn't do her daddy's will
Come on baby, drive me crazy--do it, do it
I'm a speed king you gotta hear me sing
I'm a speed king see me fly
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