Archive for June, 2012

22
Jun

He’ll Find You…

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Movies, Music Video

He'll Find You...

Nuriko and I are in Sacramento today and tomorrow for the body cast showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Repo! The Genetic Opera.  We’re definitely not Rocky virgins, but this is our first time seeing a live cast in a theater (our local showings have always been either in the park or in event centers) AND our first time seeing the full body cast for Repo!  And I’m so super excited that I can’t get enough Repo!  So, this week’s video is Spooky by mrRUTTO1.

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16
Jun

We have a Hulk. So there.

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Movies, Music Video

We have a Hulk.  So there.

This week’s music video is from everybody’s favorite new movie, The Avengers.  So, for your viewing pleasure, here’s Burn It to the Ground by TheNewPietroZaniniClip.

Why is this music video awesome?

I have high standards for action music videos.  All too often, makers fall into the trap of not pacing their scenes to match with the energy of the music.  I am glad to say, this video totally does NOT have that problem!  The editing is fantastic and maintains the high energy without.  Also, quite a few of the scenes have had little edits done to them in order to fit the beat of the song.  Plus, the footage chosen really highlights how awesome the Avengers are.

What could have been done better?

It seems like a few of the scenes were chosen just for pacing, rather than appropriateness for the lyrics.  In particular, I’m not sure why Hulk wasn’t chosen for the “batshit crazy” line, rather than Thor.  Also, despite the rest of the pacing being pretty much perfect, the scene at 1:28 goes on for FAR too long and doesn’t fit the progression of the song.

Hope you enjoyed the video!

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13
Jun

Fanime!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Anime, Conventions, Cosplay

Fanime!

A little late, but I caught the plague from someone at Fanime and am just now getting over it.  I gotta start working surgical masks into my costumes, somehow.

Anyway, we went to Fanime, we had a great time and we did really well in the artist alley!  I debuted some new plushie fish, including goldfish hairclips.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take pictures before we went and we totally sold out, so… pictures to come, once I make some more.

But on to the good stuff, cosplay!  Here’s just a small sample of the great cosplays we saw.

  • Jack Skellington! Jack Skellington! Definitely in the running for most awesome costume ever!
  • Dr. Girlfriend and Hunter - Venture Brothers Dr. Girlfriend and Hunter - Venture Brothers Venture Brothers cosplay!
  • Freckle and Ivy - Lackadaisy Freckle and Ivy - Lackadaisy So adorable, it's deadly! From my favorite webcomic - Lackadaisy!
  • Origami and Blue Rose - Tiger and Bunny Origami and Blue Rose - Tiger and Bunny And the winner for best Tiger and Bunny cosplay goes to...
  • Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Shiro - Deadman Wonderland Perfect Deadman Wonderland cosplay!
     

You can see the rest at our Facebook page!  Cosplayers, if any of these pics are of you, feel free to tag yourselves!  If you don’t want your picture displayed, just let us know and we’ll remove it.

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8
Jun

Ollo!

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Movies, Music Video

Ollo!

Welcome to music video Friday!  This week’s treat is “Sexy and I Know It” by Tabitha78.

Why is this video awesome?

While the scene choice and pacing of this music video is awesome, what really makes it stands out is how it showcases the source material.  The humor from both the Megamind movie and the LMFAO music are definitely used to their full extent.  It’s a great advertiser for the movie.  This video was what convinced me to give Megamind a try, as I had previously dismissed it as being too juvenile from the previews.  And boy, I was wrong and this music video was right.  If you haven’t seen Megamind, go now and Netflix it, Redbox it, whatever.  Just go!

What could have been done better?

A couple of the scenes have been slowed down, such as at 0:26.  I’m not a huge fan of this effect here, especially since the scenes are so short.  Other than that, this video is pure gold!

Hope you enjoyed the music video!

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1
Jun

A week late and a dollar short…

   Posted by: Ami noMiko    in Anime, Music Video

A week late and a dollar short...

Well, Fanime ate last week’s music video!  So, here is the video I intended to showcase last week and the last of the crossover music videos.  And this one is a freakin’ classic –  Tainted Donuts by E-ko!

Why is this video awesome?

Tainted Donuts premiered at AnimeExpo 2001, my second con ever.  Yes, read that sentence again.  2001.  This video is over a decade old, made during a time when amv makers had either two VCRs or a lot of very expensive equipment.  And yet, it still stands up well to the music videos made today.  Almost every scene has been either spliced between the two source materials (Cowboy Beebop and Trigun) or has had donuts added.  The subtitles in the beginning are a great touch!  Almost everything about this video makes the viewer think that it came from just one source.  And the pacing of the editing works wonderfully with the music in both the slower and action scenes.  Plus, the very last scene…  Unf!

What could have been done better?

I’m sure if this had been made today, some of the scene splicing could have been cleaned up a tiny bit, although the only scene that really needs it is the one at 1:37.  And perhaps the lipsyncing could have been tighter.  But really, this video is freaking amazing.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s music video!  Download it at AnimeMusicVideos.org (Members only).

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