- Member: Vialana
- Title: The Red Dragon Three-Step
- Premiered: 2007-08-20
- Michael Andrews Liquid Spear Waltz
Right, So I've been wanting to do a vid like this for Cowboy Bebop for ages.
It's very likely been done before ... and probably done better too. Still, I wanted to have a shot at depicting one of my favoured aspects of this oh so amazing series.
You might get the impression in the vid that I don't like Vicious. Not true - I love him and his total evilness. I also loved the heart-wrenching depiction of the three old comrades - Spike, Vicious and Julia - that we only caught glimpses of through the series. I wish I could have been able to add more sights of the 'happier' times in the early days, but I think I still managed to imply enough for all the angst and conflict to make your heart pang.
On to details ...
Instrumentals are hard to work with. You'd think they'd be easier considering all you have to concentrate on is the rising and falling melody and the tempo.
Anyone who says that is lying and likely never done a vid to an instrumental piece before.
Getting the emotion to fit to the corresponding music is so hard but very worthwhile when you finally succeed - which I think I did, if I may say so.
Everything about this vid is intentionally done. The structure, beat, theme and name are all intertwined.
I'm finally actually quite pleased with my quality as well ... admittedly yes it could possibly do with a bit more tweaking, but I don't want to do too much and overdo it.
Anyway, it's short (really short!) and angsty and entertaining, so enjoy!
*NOTE* It has been pointed out that some of the more technical aspects of this vid are not up to scratch. Upon reviewing on different computers with different audio and visual set-ups I have to agree and am currently working to fix these problems ... audio especially ... I really need to invest in some new speakers or, quite possibly, ears.
*NOTE the 2nd* Finally reuploaded this AMV. I'm still not 100% happy with my fiddling, but it's the best I can do with what I have to work with at the moment. The sound has improved, which is mostly what I was hoping for.