Video Information


  • Member: silver_moon
  • Studio: Dark Moon Studios
  • Title: Shadows
  • Premiered: 2003-01-04
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  • Song:
    • Lifehouse Spin
  • Anime:
  • Comments: *WARNING*: Spoilers for Cowboy Bebop. If you haven't watched the series, view at your own risk.

    The Project:

    This project has been my longest so far. I took about three months to make this, mostly due to the frame-by-frame editing I did. I also spent a long time on the planning, and the syncing also took me longer than normal. The song has a beat that I found difficult to edit to, and it was a challenge.

    The Effects:

    By deleting backgrounds of frames, I made silhouettes of Bebop characters and incorporated them throughout the video. Plain overlays were getting overused and typical, so I dediced to do something a little different. The silhouettes were also tied into the theme of the video, so I like how they turned out. They took me somewhere around 13 or 14 hours to make, but I think they were worth the effort. I didn't use too many other effects, just a couple overlays and one of my traditional zoom-overlay effects. I tried to concentrate on the video development and action syncing mostly.


    The theme of this video isn't incredibly original for a Bebop video. It's a serious drama video about Spike and Julia. There is something of a storyline and development throughout the video, however. The shadows or silhouettes I made are supposed to represent the "shadows" of Spike's past.

    The Lyrics:

    I'd rather chase your shadow all my life
    Than be afraid of my own.
    I'd rather be with you
    I'd rather not know where I'll be than
    Be alone and convinced that I know

    When the world keeps spinning round
    My world's upside down
    You and I wouldn't change a thing
    I've got nothing else to lose
    I lost it all when I found you
    And I wouldn't change a thing
    No, you and I wouldn't change a thing

    Everything I know has let me down
    So I will just let go
    Let you turn me inside out
    'Cause I know I'm not sure
    about anything
    But you wouldn't have it any other way


    Spinning turning watching burning
    All my life has found its meaning
    Walking crawling climbing falling
    All my life has found its meaning

    You and I wouldn't change a thing
    No, you and I wouldn't change a thing



    I'm not sure if I like this video or not yet. It has some of my best efforts in it, but I worked on it for such a long time that I'm almost sick of it by now. By hopefully you will like it, anyway.

    Note: this video is encoded with the XviD codec. This version is compatible with DivX, so you don't need the XviD codec to play it.

    Enjoy. ^_^

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