Archive for November, 2011

25
Nov

Black Friday!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Music Video, Sherlock Holmes

Black Friday!

I hope all of you Americans out there enjoyed your Thanksgiving… and didn’t get trampled during Black Friday shopping.  I went into Jo-Ann’s Fabrics, thinking it was relatively safe, but there were more people in there than I’d ever seen before.  And their sales weren’t even that great…  Anyway, enough rambling, on to the music video!  This week, we have Here’s Where the Story Ends by Michelle.

Why is this video awesome?

This is another one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes videos.  It’s very obvious with this one that the author spent a lot of time making sure that her scene choices matched the lyrics AND the pacing of the song.  This is refreshing to see in a music video with live action footage.  I also love the references to Reichenbach during the repetitions of the “Here’s where the story ends” lyric.

What could have been done better?

The only real down side to this video is that it really requires some familiarity with the Granada series, although anyone who’d read the stories could probably figure out which scene represents what.  The non-Holmes-fan would be missing a lot here.  However, I’ve gotta say, that like the Silent Hill video I posted earlier, WATCH THE GRANADA SERIES.  It’s on Netflix, although you can also find full episodes on Youtube.

I hope you enjoyed the music video!

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18
Nov

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Anime, Music Video

Ain't No Rest for the Wicked

This Friday, I wanted to post a video that I saw at Yaoi-con… only to discover that putting Cowboy Bebop to “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” is a somewhat popular pastime, because I went through quite a few AMVs looking for it.  But, what I found was better!  So this week’s featured music video is Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked by CMarti70546.

Why is this video awesome?

Of all the Cowboy Bebop AMVs done to this song, this one had the best scene choice, by far.  I particularly like the montage of scenes during the last repetition of the chorus.  There’s also not required to have seen Cowboy Bebop in order to follow along, here.  This one also makes an attempt to lipsync, although that’s not one of the stronger aspects of this video.

What could have been done better?

The song quality is not very good and the video quality in several scenes is pretty pixelated.  Also, although the overall scene choice was great here, some of the other videos made use of the funnier scenes that this one passed up.

I hope you enjoyed the music video!

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11
Nov

Hey look! A Friday I’m actually awake for!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Music Video

Hey look!  A Friday I'm actually awake for!

No, we aren’t caught in a Groundhog Day-like loop of forever Thursdays…  I just forgot last week and spent the evening sleeping instead of posting a music video.  So, to make up for it, I bring you your weekly dose of wrong.  This week’s video is Mark It Up by Crunchy Cookie.

Why is this video awesome?

First, songs from Repo: The Genetic Opera are always awesome.  Setting them to cute woodland creatures is doubly awesome.  Round that out with superb scene choices and above-average lip synching and you have a video that I couldn’t NOT feature.  I especially love the little bit at 01:26.  *snerk*

What could be done better?

Like the other video by Crunchy Cookie that I featured, while the scene choice here is fantastic, the editing is sloppy.  The video ratio changes several times in less than two minutes.  It’s mind boggling, considering all the work that had to go into getting the timing right, that the vid author didn’t take a little more time in making sure that the scenes were all the same size.

I hope you enjoyed the music video!

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