This was one of three submissions to ConnectiCon XVIII (2021) and was a finalist in the FMV contest in the comedy category. You can watch it here.
Originally I wanted to take the comedy song “Wassup Holmes” and set it to Sherlock Hound, but after watching the anime I figured it was not going to work. I love the song, but I just could not find the clips in the anime to make it work. I therefore started to look for funny songs about detectives as I still wanted to make something. Luckily I found the Sherlock Holmes musical which fits nicely into the anime in an ironic fashion.
Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. It is not my favorite AMV, but it is humorous in parts and it was fun to make.
00:00 – 00:06: I like this intro, it helps set the stage for the tone of the whole AMV. I recall struggling a while to find what would work here.
00:25: I love the exploding flask scene. Just one of many with a great reaction from Watson.
00:42: I froze the face on this attacking guy because the lips flaps are distracting. It is noticeable if you look closely. I still think it was worth doing.
1:17 – 1:20: I never could get the timing on this right. You want Sherlock to hit the ground on the final beat, which I do achieve, but the preceding bumps our out of sync with the beat so it is a bit disjointed.
1:39: I love the cut to this person’s concerned face, but this clip could use a little more motion. Now a days I would add a subtle zoom in on the face.
2:06: The high note here timing up with the last of the trap spikes is probably the best section in this AMV.