- Member: Vlad G Pohnert
- Title: FLASH!
- Premiered: 2011-04-22
- Character Profile
- Queen Flash Gordon Theme
- Sakura-Con 2011, Sakura-Con 2011 AMV Contest (2011-04-22)
- Kawaii Kon, Video Art Showcase Theater [VAST] Video Art Contest (2011-04-30)
- Anime North 2011, Anime North Music Video Competition 2011 (2011-05-27)
This was as very fun video to work on. Not only do I love the song, but I've always loved the long time hero Flash Gordon.
The video parodies Flash Gordon in several ways. Firstly the video itself is a parody of both the Trailer and story from the 1989s Movie "Flash Gordon". The movie itself was very cheesy but managed to gain a huge cult following. I wanted to reflect that in the video itself as much as possible. The trailer features the song with snips of dialogue and I wanted to preserve that feel with my own selections of dialogue from the movie.
The music used is from Queen who did the sound track for the movie. The soundtrack itself become much more known then the actual movie and the song Flash remains one of Queens greatest songs! And YES, the opening dialogue is actually part of the song itself on the soundtrack. I just shortened it a bit to get rid of some parts that I felt would make it too long
Secondly, I also wanted to parody the character of Flash. Surprisingly, Kamina from Gurren Lagann shares a LOT of characteristics of Flash Gordon and so I centered the video around his character. Turns out the match was more then perfect and enabled mt to have fun with both the character and story.
I only did the timing of the video in Premiere and all the rest was don in After Effects with the help of Photoshop. The video used a lot of lip sync and several areas of rotoscoping.
From the response this video has gotten, I thing people have found it to be a lot of fun and I’m happy about that!
- Technical Award
Kawaii Kon 2011
- Best Video in Showcase
- Jury Prize (Judges' Award)
Anime Central 2011
- Best Upbeat/Dance
Anime North 2011
- Northern Lights – Best in Show Award