did an anime vid post
which, coupled with another incident that I will relate in a bit, got me digging around for more anime vids. I downloaded a bunch of stuff recced here and there, found a lot of them lacking, picked a couple to mention...only to find that they were mentioned in thefourthvine
's post in the first place. Why did I even bother?
In any case, the incident I wanted to mention was my rediscovery of the lovely vid Euphoria
by Koop, the Rah Xephon AMV that used "Must Be Dreaming" by Frou Frou. Definitely one of my favorites. But at the same time I was wowed by another vid by Koop, Waking Hour
, based on The Place Promised In Our Early Days (movie by creator of Voices of a Distant Star) featuring the song "gravity" by Vienna Teng. OMG I am so in love with this AMV. So what if I've never seen the movie? I might not even want to, because this is just so gorgeous. *____*
In any case, the stuff I liked out of the recced stuff (I'm sure everyone and their mother has seen them, but I'm not much into AMVs most of the time so they were new to me. ^^):
Multifandom: Elvis vs Anime
(view at youtube
) by Premonition Studios, in which the vidder took the original MTV video Elvis vs JKL - A Little Less Conversation
, deleted all the live action people and inserted anime characters. Amazing how well it all works.
Multifandom: Right Now Someone is Reading This Title
by Doki Doki Productions (view at youtube
) is another one in which the vidder took Van Halen's music video
and redid it using anime footage. I definitely like the statements in the anime version better. :P
Noir: Die Another Day
by VicBond (view at youtube
) has great editing of action sequences. One of my biggest peeves with vids is when I don't feel the editing and cutting really syncs with the music. I love it when one does it this well.
Some SGA vids I was able to watch (Frankly, looking for good vids was frustrating because half of the vids only come as WMV and my computer mostly doesn't play them): Running Down a Dream
by Myrtle & Eunice Productions, a John character study to Tom Petty's song by the same name. Song is perfect, and the editing is top notch. Love the opening sequence muchly.
Two videos by tallulah71
(can be downloaded at website
Firestarter, using the song by Prodigy of the same name, based on The Long Goodbye
. Oh, it's exciting. The action! The betrayal! Elizabeth, you are too cool! Even the kiss is utilized very well. XD
Just Like You Imagined, using the song by Nine Inch Nails of the same name, based on The Siege
. Very ominous, great shots of everyone looking apprehensive. This didn't sync all the edits and shots with the music like how I usually prefer, but in this case it works. I like how at times the cuts seemed off beat and at other times jived perfectly with the music.Welcome Home
by Kanzeyori permetaform
is Elizabeth (mostly, but everyone crops up, of course) and Atlantis, set to Celtic music
. And it totally works. *_*
I want to mention The Writer
because it's a "constructed reality" vid made up of footage from something Joe Flanigan was in, something David Hewlitt was in, and SGA episodes. Frankly, I didn't get it. But the music (from American Beauty) works very well and the concept is cool. Just...the footage wasn't enough for me to construct a narrative. *shrugs* Also, it was a WMV file that actually played for me
. That alone deserves special mention.