Yes, that’s right, I will be taking a break from doing the weekly podcasts in order to prepare for Youmacon. For those of you who don’t already know I run Youmacon’s Music Video Contest and am in charge of the Video/Audio Track department, where we show lots of fan created videos. Due to my duties and making sure we have the best content at the con I will need to take the time I normally dedicate to having these videos out and up for ya’ll in order to watch through TONs more AMVs and do video work for the con.
Don’t fret though, I will be posting featured videos to both the website ( http://twiamvs.ngsilver.com ) as well as my youtube feed, so there will not be a break in content, there just wont be podcast episodes. Also, I plan on releasing the promised AMV making process video where I go over what went into making my AWA Pro video sometime in October.
Next week (Sept 24th thru 28th) will continue as a normal TWIAMVs release schedule, with a Review Monday, Topic Tuesday, and Watch Wednesday podcasts followed by a Retro Thursday and Featured Friday blog post. However, after that there will not be a normal podcast release until November 12th, after I’ve recuperated from Youmacon.
Also, keep a look out for AWA related videos that I will be putting up after the con as I will be doing interviews and other recording at the event next week.
Finally, as a thank you for hitting that arbitrary 100 subscriber mark, I want to do a special TWIAMVs episode where I will dress up in whatever costume is the most popular. Please post your ideas in the comments below and the best ideas I’ll put up as a poll. The most popular choice will be the one I do.
You know, there is just something fun about watching a video that doesn’t take itself seriously. Yaaku’s Evangelion Complex is just such a video. For starters, the source choice being mostly Petit Eva and mixing in Chomeo’s Mama’s Boy, it just screams something fun.
What is really interesting with this video I find is the whole central joke of Shinji and Rei being a very odd couple. But what really draws you in is the editing work. The scene transitions are spot on and done in a way that it enhances the comedic effect.
The Gendo rape face at 1:10 doesn’t hurt either.
When I think about videos that used one of my favorite series, El Hazard, there is really only 1 video that comes to mind first. I wouldn’t say this is the best edited, best looking, best storytelling, or even the best video to ever use El Hazard, but Daniel Lemberg’s Star Hazard is for me the most memorable. Oh, and don’t let the last sentience fool you, it’s still good.
True, the lip sync isn’t all that great, but it’s enough to get the point across. The storytelling, well, it could be better done, but considering the source and song choice it is still pretty well done. The casting for me is what really does it. Each character is put to a character in the song and is kept throughout the video. Some of the choices are hilarious, especially if you know El Hazard as well.
In the end, this is just a really silly video with a really silly concept, and it’s just fun to watch. So stop paying attention to me and give the video a chance to shine on it’s own.
If my sister was as host as Ifurita, I’d have kissed her as well…