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18
May

What do you want from me?

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Music Video

What do you want from me?

Well, Fanime is just around the corner and I’m sewing my little fingers off, so let’s get right into Music Video Friday, shall we?  This week’s video is “Mocha Chino & Omar – What Do You Want From Me” by Shade.

Why is this video awesome?

This crossover doesn’t rely on the painstaking editing to make two characters from different animations show up in the same frames (for most of it, there is some of this technique used), but the editing is still fantastic.  The source movies are two totally different styles and a couple of decades apart (so Rock And Rule doesn’t look nearly as polished as either of the Goofy Movies), but Shade made them fit together with clever filtering of the backgrounds.

What could have been done better?

There is only one brief scene that spoils the illusion that these characters all came from the same source material.  At 1:15 Mocha blurs in places.  It’s probably to remove something that didn’t “fit” with the scene, but the blurring is pretty obvious.  Maybe other footage of Mocha would have worked better in that spot if it could be done cleanly.

Hope you enjoyed the video!  I’m going back to sewing!

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16
May

And the rush to Fanime heats up!

   Posted by: Nuriko-chan    in Anime

And the rush to Fanime heats up!

So Ami and I are working hard on fun new things for our table at Fanime… and I’ve finished three new chibis for badges, stickers and magnets.

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Cute, huh?  😉

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11
May

Rock Off Challenge!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Music Video

Rock Off Challenge!

This week’s video is one of my favorites!  But it’s definitely NSFW or young, impressionable minds, so I’ve placed it behind the cut.  If you don’t mind some language and imagery (and are not at work), click the link below and follow me to awesomeness…

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4
May

Heartbreaker

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Music Video

Heartbreaker

Welcome back to music video Fridays!  So, our first music video for cross-over month is one of my absolute favorites – Heartbreaker by rotem270691.

Why is this video awesome?

The editing on this video is just superb.  The video maker took six completely unrelated animated movies, with totally different styles, and put them together so well that if you didn’t know any better, you’d think they were from the same movie.  The relationship choices are a little wacky (I certainly would never have thought of ANY of them), but this video makes them WORK.  Anya and Marina was especially inspired, I think.  And I absolutely love that Megara is used for the “I won’t be coming back alive” part.

What could have been done better?

You… got me on this one.  I’d have to stretch hard to come up with any constructive critique.  The only thing I can say is that sometimes one of the characters in a few of the scenes looks fuzzy, while the other looks in-focus with the scene.  However, this could be totally due to the quality of the source footage.  And that’s crazy nit-picking.

I hope you enjoyed the video!

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4
May

Aaaaaand, we’re back.

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in General

Aaaaaand, we're back.

Protean Geek is back!  Well, mostly.  We’ve got some photos to organize and a couple of pages to finish, and I’m still figuring out the whole social media thing, but hey, it’s a process.  Now, rather than just me rambling to myself, this site is a joint effort between me (Ami) and Nuriko – so we’re getting awesome art in the process!  And with two people, there will be lots of new geekiness here!

Of course, I’ll be returning to posting awesome music videos on Fridays.  To celebrate our new joint site, for the rest of the month I will be featuring my favorite cross-over videos.  So stay tuned!