Music Videos

I started making music videos in September 2001, with the initial intention of testing out the capture capabilities of the capture card I had just acquired. I set about creating my first AMV with very little experience of other works in this growing area of animation fandom but enjoying the process I endeavored to find out what other anime music videos were like.

I think at this point I watched Believe and wept :)

Anyway, after creating my first two videos there was a considerable gap where I didn't make anything - but I did review and study many videos by some excellent creators. Then, between easter and summer 2002 I created a number of videos which gained unexpected critical acclaim and, subsequently, numerous awards.

  1. Footage:
    Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
    Audio:
    Pop Culture by Madeon
    Duration:
    03:22:00
    Completed:
    6 months ago...

    Come on rock my world (for eruthros)

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  2. Oh No

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  3. Footage:
    My Vids (2002)
    Audio:
    Age Like Wine by Todd Snider
    Duration:
    00:01:46
    Completed:
    1 year ago...

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  4. Footage:
    Life of Pi (2012)
    Audio:
    Sleeping Ute by Grizzly Bear
    Duration:
    00:04:29
    Completed:
    1 year, 1 month ago...

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  5. Footage:
    Infomercials (2013)
    Audio:
    Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
    Duration:
    00:04:29
    Completed:
    1 year, 1 month ago...

    collaboration with Joyo

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  6. Footage:
    Mirror's Edge (2008)
    Audio:
    Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix) by deadmau5
    Duration:
    00:03:03
    Completed:
    1 year, 6 months ago...

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  7. Footage:
    Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) and The Legend of Korra (2012)
    Audio:
    Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
    Duration:
    00:03:44
    Completed:
    1 year, 12 months ago...

    for Voleuse with special thanks to Eunice and Big Big Truck

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  8. Footage:
    Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986)
    Audio:
    Say Aha (Tepr Edit) by Santigold
    Duration:
    00:04:18
    Completed:
    2 years ago...

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  9. Footage:
    The Navigator (1987)
    Audio:
    Atomic Bird by Yoko Kanno
    Duration:
    00:03:57
    Completed:
    2 years, 1 month ago...
  10. Footage:
    Batman (1989)
    Audio:
    Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight by Tiny Tim
    Duration:
    00:01:40
    Completed:
    2 years, 6 months ago...

    Things that bother you, never bother me!

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  11. Footage:
    Star Wars (1977), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    Audio:
    Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
    Duration:
    00:03:16
    Completed:
    2 years, 6 months ago...

    The criminal hi-jinx of the rebel scum. For colls, Festivids 2011/12

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  12. Footage:
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    Audio:
    The Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
    Duration:
    00:02:54
    Completed:
    2 years, 6 months ago...

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  13. Footage:
    Maru (まる) (2011)
    Audio:
    Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (pt 1) by James Brown
    Duration:
    00:01:30
    Completed:
    2 years, 7 months ago...

    For Gianduja Kiss, Festivids 2011/12

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  14. Footage:
    Rocky (1976) and Rocky II (1979)
    Audio:
    Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
    Duration:
    00:03:50
    Completed:
    2 years, 7 months ago...

    You live for the fight when it's all that you got.

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  15. Footage:
    Independence Day (1996)
    Audio:
    Doomsday by Nero
    Duration:
    00:02:55
    Completed:
    2 years, 7 months ago...

    Made during Festivids 2011/12 for fan_eunice.

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  16. Footage:
    Mary Poppins (1964)
    Audio:
    You Make Me Feel So Young by Frank Sinatra
    Duration:
    00:02:07
    Completed:
    2 years, 9 months ago...

    Made during Festivids 2011/12 for stephantom

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  17. Footage:
    Up (2009)
    Audio:
    May I Suggest by Susan Werner
    Duration:
    00:04:30
    Completed:
    3 years, 1 month ago...

    The best part of your life.

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  18. Tik Tok

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  19. Footage:
    Lilo and Stitch (2002)
    Audio:
    Beat Control by Tilly and the Wall
    Duration:
    00:02:44
    Completed:
    3 years, 6 months ago...

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  20. Footage:
    Son of Rambow (2007)
    Audio:
    Section 21 ("Together We're Heavy") and Section 22 ("Running Away") by The Polyphonic Spree
    Duration:
    00:04:03
    Completed:
    3 years, 11 months ago...

    Growing-up, imagination, friendship, making fun stuff.

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  21. Footage:
    15 (2003)
    Audio:
    Deep Kick by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Duration:
    00:05:54
    Completed:
    6 years, 10 months ago...

    brothersbloodcomradespartnerfamilycuzz

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  22. Footage:
    Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005)
    Audio:
    Rodeohead by Hard 'n' Phirm
    Duration:
    00:04:56
    Completed:
    7 years, 1 month ago...

    My interpretation of the canon of 'Firefly' told through bluegrass covers of Radiohead songs.

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  23. Footage:
    Gone With The Wind (1939)
    Audio:
    Beethoven's Fifth Gold Digger (KANYE WEST vs. BEETHOVEN vs. WALTER MURPHY) by A Plus D
    Duration:
    00:03:05
    Completed:
    7 years, 1 month ago...

    Scarlett O'Hara, proto-feminist? manipulator? tragic lovesick fool? Caution: blind appropriation causes unintended but entirely predictable race issues.

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  24. Footage:
    Alias (2001), Battlestar Gallactica (2004), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Veronica Mars (2004)
    Audio:
    I Enjoy Being a Girl by Sandra Allen
    Duration:
    00:03:39
    Completed:
    7 years, 12 months ago...

    Made for the Vividcon 2006 auction for Par Avion, a simple look at some role-model female TV characters.

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  25. Footage:
    Life on Mars (2006)
    Audio:
    There is Too Much Light In This Bar by Wammo
    Duration:
    00:03:23
    Completed:
    8 years ago...

    Sam Tyler is lost and confused in some distant pop culture nightmare.

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  26. Footage:
    Labyrinth (1986)
    Audio:
    Alice in Wonderland by John Moschitta
    Duration:
    00:01:11
    Completed:
    8 years, 1 month ago...

    A short parody made one lazy morning.

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  27. Footage:
    The Incredibles (2004)
    Audio:
    One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces by Ben Folds Five
    Duration:
    00:02:52
    Completed:
    8 years, 2 months ago...

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  28. Footage:
    Apocalypse Now (1977)
    Audio:
    Jungle Boogie by Kool and the Gang
    Duration:
    00:02:55
    Completed:
    8 years, 3 months ago...

    Tribal homo-eroticism, war and paranoia. Kurtz throws a hell of a party.

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  29. Thinking of You (Lord King Bad Vid)

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  30. A visual canon of exploitation movie revenge.

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  31. Footage:
    Old Boy (2003)
    Audio:
    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies by Faith No More
    Duration:
    00:03:02
    Completed:
    9 years, 8 months ago...

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  32. Footage:
    Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)
    Audio:
    Do You Realize?? by The Flaming Lips
    Duration:
    00:03:32
    Completed:
    9 years, 8 months ago...

    Coming of age nostalgia found within a surprisingly enchanting Miike movie.

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  33. Eternity In Black

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  34. Footage:
    Akira (1988)
    Audio:
    Rhythm and Police (K.O.G G3 Mix) by CJ Crew feat. Christian D
    Duration:
    00:01:30
    Completed:
    9 years, 10 months ago...

    My 3rd DDR Project vid, this time a collaboration with AMV editor Gambitt.

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  35. Colourful, silly, celebration of dance vid.

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  36. Footage:
    Noiseman Sound Insect (1997)
    Audio:
    Beg4Life by Dr. Mario
    Duration:
    00:00:54
    Completed:
    10 years, 1 month ago...

    Filling in for a multi-editor project again. This time giving me an excuse to vid Noiseman.

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  37. Footage:
    The Little Mermaid (1989)
    Audio:
    Purachina (Platinum) by Yoko Kanno & Maaya Sakamoto
    Duration:
    00:04:11
    Completed:
    10 years, 3 months ago...

    Noticing that Ariel was, effectively, an anime Magical Girl I made this vid to the 3rd Cardcaptor Sakura opening.

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  38. Childhood's End - 'The Children Project' Alternate Ending

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  39. Footage:
    Gunbuster (Aim for the Top) (1988)
    Audio:
    War by Vince DiCola
    Duration:
    00:04:57
    Completed:
    10 years, 7 months ago...

    Noriko's coming of age story told with giant robots and incredibly cheesy 80s synth. Pretty great, tbh.

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  40. The Magic of Flight

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  41. Footage:
    Original Art by Big Big Truck (2003)
    Audio:
    Original Voice Acting by AbsoluteDestiny, Kusoyaro, Akimbo
    Duration:
    00:11:45
    Completed:
    10 years, 10 months ago...

    A parody video made for a panel at Anime Weekend Atlanta about the preparations for that year's Iron Chef contest.

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  42. Footage:
    Shiki-Jitsu (2001)
    Audio:
    Burn by The Cure
    Duration:
    00:03:56
    Completed:
    10 years, 10 months ago...

    The first live action video. Very static editing-wise, really just a collection of colours and nicely framed character shots.

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  43. Footage:
    Comedy (Sweat Punch 3) (2002)
    Audio:
    Edward Scissorhands Medley by Danny Elfman
    Duration:
    00:04:34
    Completed:
    10 years, 11 months ago...

    Essentially a rewrite of an excellent but rare short animated feature, this video was made to show off this gorgeous footage and uses pretty much every scene from the anime. Didn't expect this to be so successful.

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  44. Footage:
    Cowboy Bebop (1998), Daicon IV Opening Animation (1983), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995), Perfect Blue (1998), Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997) and Sailor Moon (1992)
    Audio:
    Ninzaburo (Furuhata's Theme) by C.J. Crew feat Sledge
    Duration:
    00:01:48
    Completed:
    10 years, 11 months ago...

    First and last time I used 3D models in a vid. This was painful to make and it took a seriously long time too. The result was fun though and at least I can say I've tried making 3D and made something enjoyable.

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  45. North (Noir DVD 7 Omake)

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  46. Footage:
    Cowboy Bebop (1998), Di Gi Charat (1999), FLCL (2000), His and Her Circumstances (1998), Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) and Ranma ½ (1989)
    Audio:
    I.W.I.W.A.L. by Loudon Wainwright III
    Duration:
    00:03:14
    Completed:
    11 years ago...

    I had this video planned for ages and when I finally got around to making it I missed the Otakon deadline. Oh well, it went to AWA and was a big success!

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  47. Footage:
    Ghiblies (2003)
    Audio:
    Shimmy Shake by 720 Boyz
    Duration:
    00:00:15
    Completed:
    11 years ago...

    Another gap filler for a multi-editor project. They don't get much shorter than this.

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  48. Dinosaur Studios Experiment 2: Wired Hypnosis

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  49. Dinosaur Studios Experiment 1: City of the Rain Dogs

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  50. Footage:
    Saikano (2002)
    Audio:
    Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley
    Duration:
    00:04:32
    Completed:
    11 years, 3 months ago...

    Ill-fated teen romance and dreamland melodrama abound.

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  51. Macho Duck

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  52. Footage:
    Metropolis (1927) and Metropolis (Anime) (2001)
    Audio:
    Life on Mars? by David Bowie
    Duration:
    00:02:09
    Completed:
    11 years, 9 months ago...

    A critique of Rintaro's Metropolis and my first experiment with After Effects.

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  53. That Other Girl

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  54. Boys (DDR Project 2nd Mix Track 05)

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  55. Footage:
    His and Her Circumstances (1998) and Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
    Audio:
    To Cut A Long Story Short by Spandau Ballet
    Duration:
    00:03:00
    Completed:
    12 years ago...

    This video is a character profile of two characters from animations directed by Hideaki Anno done in the style of his post-Nadia work. As such, it's very stylised and not to everyone's taste. Despite being essentially an experimental video, it was very well received and is one of my favourites.

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  56. Gratuitous Porn Video

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  57. Footage:
    FLCL (2000)
    Audio:
    Speed King by Deep Purple
    Duration:
    00:04:32
    Completed:
    12 years, 2 months ago...

    This is the video that got me known among anime music video creators and it's something of an anthem video for me. FLCL is in my mind one of the finest Psychotronic works and this was a chance for me to play with its themes and have a lot of fun.

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  58. Footage:
    My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
    Audio:
    Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win! by Shiro Sagisu
    Duration:
    00:01:11
    Completed:
    12 years, 3 months ago...

    Made as a wedding gift for Marco and Christina of Turboneko Studios.

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  59. Blues Driven Naota (Instant Music Video)

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  60. Footage:
    Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
    Audio:
    After the End by Neon Genesis Evangelion Cast
    Duration:
    00:22:54
    Completed:
    12 years, 6 months ago...

    While doing various fansubs, I decided to give some visuals to the Evangelion Audio Drama. The translation was readily available on the internet but it was much more fun to watch it the way you would an episode. So using some really rudimentary Photoshop, I made effectively a slide show for the audio drama.

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  61. Footage:
    His and Her Circumstances (1998)
    Audio:
    Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters
    Duration:
    00:03:51
    Completed:
    13 years, 2 months ago...

    Kare Kano (as it is known) is such fun to make videos with due to the massive amounts of visual comedy. I later remastered this one a tiny tiny bit and added some, not particularly necessary, fancy additions and tweaked the timing a touch. Still a video I enjoy but technically flawed in many ways.

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  62. Footage:
    Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
    Audio:
    New Skin by Incubus
    Duration:
    00:04:04
    Completed:
    13 years, 3 months ago...

    My first amv. Vaguely about the 'Wired' addiction in Serial Experiments Lain. Made to test out a Pinnacle DC30 capture card that we were using for fansubbing.

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  63. Footage:
    Akira (1988)
    Audio:
    Breed by Nirvana
    Duration:
    00:03:03
    Completed:
    20 years, 9 months ago...

    This is technically my first vid. Made in 1993 using two VCRs, it no longer exits but I'm listing it here for nostalgia sake.

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