As faithful blog readers will know I have been creating a number of video projects as of late. During all
the copious free time I had while I was unemployed, I spent some of
it on this Gundam AMV. I found out I
like Gundam a lot and I like the song I used (Mecha Mechanics by Whoremoans) a
lot. But this AMV just does not work out. I am not totally sure why, but I have
a theory. This video represents the ultimate “literal interpretation” theory of
AMV creation. AMVs subscribing to this school of thought try to match the
lyrics being spoken as close as possible to clips from the series. That school
of thought worked out well for me with the Homeworld and Saikano videos, but I feel I was too
slavish to lining clips up and consequently the video lacks a coherent theme. I
also just had a hard time finding clips for everything. I spent a lot more time
than I have on other videos trying to find things that would work.
I ended up not submitting this to any contests.
I have a couple comments on
various parts of the FMV. You can think of this as a textual director’s
00:13: Not sure how I feel about this 9/11 reference.
00:19: I really like this short clip and how it times up well with the
00:21-00:22: This is what I talked about above. These are clips of Gundams,
but it is not the models mentioned in the lyrics.
00:33-00:34: I love this joke
01:31-01:33: These clips do not work that great. I ran the first one in
reverse to look like it was going back into the water, but it looks
01:35: I think the next couple clips with the blue Zaku are the best
executed in the AMV.
02:01: I was not sure what to put here and this is the best I could come up
Overall, it is a bit disappointing spending a lot of time to produce
something that is not that great, but I learned a bit so it was not all a