Kazuhiko's rule #1 for AMV creators... DO NOT USE SUBTITLED SOURCE MATERIAL! (This doesn't mean don't use subtitles, just don't use source video which still has fansubs which are completely irrelevant to your AMV on it)
Are there really AMV out there that make this mistake? --Vitenka
Vitenka's rule #1 - Know when your joke has run its course. Very well done for stopping the 'raining men' one before it stopped being funny.
DouglasReay thinks that the song "White Lightening" or "White Lightnin'" (which Google seems to think is by Waylon Jennings, the guy who did the Dukes of Hazard theme music, from his Clovis To Phoenix-The Early Years album) is just begging to have an AMV made from it.
Well, in North Carolina, way back in the hills Lived my old pappy and he had him a still He brewed white lightning until the sun went down And then he'd fill him a jug
And he'd pass it around Mighty, mighty pleasin' You're pappy's corn squeezin' White lightning
Yeah, the G-Men, T-Men, revenuers too Searchin' for the place where he made his brew They were lookin', tryin' to book him White lightning
Well, I asked my old pappy Why he called his brew White lightning, instead of mountain dew I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue Lightnin, started flashin' Thunder started clashin' White lightning
Yeah, the G-Men, T-Men, revenuers too Searchin' for the place where he made his brew They were lookin', tryin' to book him But my pappy kept on cookin' White lightning
Well, a city slicker came And he said: I'm tough I think I wanna taste that powerful stuff He took one slug and he drink it right down
And I heard him moanin' as he hit the ground Mighty, mighty pleasin' You're pappy's corn squeezin' White lightning
Yeah, the G-Men, T-Men, revenuers too Searchin' for the place where he made his brew They were lookin', tryin' to book him But my pappy kept on cookin'
Have a listen to [the tune] and see what you think.
What anime(s/pl) were you thinking of? Sounds like you have a good idea - go for it :) - SunKitten
I don't know nearly enough anime to do this myself. Do you think there are enough anime scenes of a) someone drinking and reacting to strong drink and b) white kill-o-zap power rays (technological or magical)? I just heard the song in the car coming to anime one week, and thought I'd mention it in case anyone felt inspired. :-) --DR
I'm sure there are, but - it kind of has to be inspiring to the person making it. To me it sounds like it'd be fun and good to watch but I have no urge to make it, whereas with It's Raining Men, that *needed* to be made (although someone else might well be different). In any case, if you haven't seen enough anime, you need to fix that now, while you can - then you've got no excuses ;) - SunKitten
Beware using the same white lightning sequence over and over again. X has a few you could use, but I'm not sure how to avoid it being reptitive. Another option might be to use the theme of the song (brewin moonshine) instead and see where that takes you. Then you could use the literal white lightning gag near the end? Or, as yet another alternative, it shouldn't be too terrible to turn the entire DukeOfHazard? intro sequence into an anime verison. There's plenty of innapropriate car shows. (I mean, you've got room in there for everything from YoureUnderArrest?, InitialD? right down to SpeedRacer? Intercut with bits of the original intro to make certain that people get the joke?) --Vitenka
Heh. Just read this title aloud. AMV rules! --Vitenka (Statements like that are why the EnglishLanguage is confusing. I meant it as an imperative, but it looks equally like te past tense with an implicit 'I'. Both work, I suppose.)