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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 'Anime Music Video' with very little experience of other works in this growing area of animation fandom but enjoying the process I endeavoured 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 creator. Then, between easter and summer 2002 I created a number of videos which gained unexpected critical acclaim and, subsequently, numerous awards.

Music Videos (most recent first)

Deep Kick

Video Source: 十五 (15) [movie 2003]

Song: Deep Kick

Artist: The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Editing Time: 2 or 3 weeks

Download: here

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This is teen life. (Warning: Explicit content)

Rodeohead

Video Sources: Firefly, Serenity

Song: Rodeohead

Artist: Hard n Phirm

Editing Time: Weeks? Months? From conception to completion was a long long time.

Download: here

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The entire canon of Firefly as told by bluegrass covers of Radiohead songs.

Gold Digger

Video Source: Gone With the Wind.

Song: Beethoven's Fifth Gold Digger

Artist: A plus D

Editing Time: A few weeks.

Download: here

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I Enjoy Being a Girl

Video Sources: Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Gallactica (2003), Firefly.

Song: I Enjoy Being a Girl

Artist: Sandra Allen

Editing Time: Ages... like maybe 2 months.

Download: here

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Too Much Light in this Bar

Video Source: Life on Mars

Song: There is Too Much Light in this Bar

Artist: Bob James

Editing Time: A weekend.

Download: here

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

One Angry Dwarf

Video Source: The Incredibles.

Song: One Angry Dwarf and Two Hundred Solemn Faces

Artist: Ben Folds Five

Editing Time: A weekend, maybe 4 days?

Download: here

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Syndrome feels overlooked, short-changed, looked down upon and mistreated. It's payback time.

Heart of Funkness

Video Source: Apolcaypse Now!

Song: Jungle Boogie

Artist: Kool and the Gang

Editing Time: A week.. ish

Download: here

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This is all about war equating to male sexual frustration, putting in as many phallic images, ejaculatory explosions and finally spiralling into some tribal, primal hell of fleshy frustrated insane homo-eroticism.... and animal slaughter... and dancing.

Alice in Wonderland

Video Source: Labyrinth

Song: Alice in Wonderland

Artist: John Moschitta

Editing Time: A morning

Download: here

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Alice is bored because her sister is reading a book when suddenly a rabbit in a white vest...

Thinking of You (LKBV)

Video Sources: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Song: Thinking of You

Artist: Hanson

Editing Time: An hour?

Download: here

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What an imaginary 12 year girl old might make of Sam and Frodo.

Revenge

Video Sources: Female Convict 701: Scorpion, Female Convict Scorpion: Jail house 41, Lady Snowblood, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Thriller - en grym film, Ms 45, Kill Bill 1 & 2.

Song: Night on Bare Mountain

Artist: Bob James

Editing Time: Eh. On and off for a while..

Download: here

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A profile of the aesthetics and violence of 30 years of exploitation cinema... with all that that implies.

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Video Source: Old Boy

Song: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

Artist: Faith no More

Editing Time: Three Days

Download: here

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I couldn't resist doing something with this movie although there are a lot more complex emotions than the ones shown in this video.

Realise

Video Source: Dead or Alive 2

Song: Do You Realize??

Artist: The Flaming Lips

Editing Time: Two days

Download: here

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Completely different kind of video for me. Both mushy and obscure.

Eternity in Black

Video Source: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Song: Paint it Black

Artist: The Rolling Stones

Editing Time: Half a day

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Not a great video by any means. Only after making it did I realise how the idea just wasn't going anywhere. Oh well, you live and learn.

DDR Project 5th Mix: Rhythm & Police

Video Source: Akira

Song: Rhythm and Police (K.O.G. G3 Mix)

Artist: CJ Crew feat. Christian D

Editing Time: A week or so

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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A collaborative effort with amv creator and graphic artist Gambitt - a dream collaboration and a fun video to work on.

Do It Right (Shake It)

Video Sources: Azumanga Daioh, The Blues Brothers, Cardcaptor Sakura, Kodomo no Omocha, Elf Princess Rane, FLCL,Full Moon Wo Sagashite, His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano), Interstella 5555, Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu, Popotan, Super GALS! Kotobuki Ran, Transformers: The Movie, Trigun, Weapon Of Choice (Original Music Video)

Song: Shake Your Tail Feather

Artist: Ray Charles and The Blues Brothers

Editing Time: Three weeks

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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Lots and lots of fun to make, this was a big smash at AWA Pro in 2004.

 Reflections of Style (penultimate section)

Video Source: Noiseman Sound Insect

Song: Kill You Now

Artist: Amon Tobin

Editing Time: A few hours

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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Again I was asked (rather last minute) to do a section for this multi-editor project. It was quite fun to be honest.

Magical Dreamer

Video Source: Disney's The Little Mermaid

Song: Purachina (Platinum)

Artist: Yoko Kanno and Maaya Sakamoto

Editing Time: 2 or 3 days

Download: here

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I made this video for the Disney category at Jacon 2004 and very much enjoyed making this lighthearted video.

Childhood's End - The Children Project Alternate Ending

Video Source: In the Evening of the Moonlit Night (Tsukiyo no Ban ni)

Song: Children

Artist: Robert Miles

Editing Time: A few hours

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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I was asked to do the end section of The Children Project and had this idea for a dark and eerie ending... the project coordinator didn't want to use it however, so here it it alone.

Aimfor Victory!

Video Source: Gunbuster (Aim for the Top!)

Song: War

Artist: Vince DiCola

Editing Time: 3 days

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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I love this show and I really wanted to make a cheesy nostalgic video using it, so this is it. It uses "War" from the Rocky IV soundtrack. Best viewed after seeing the show :)

Road to Iron Chef

Video Sources: Original Drawings by Big Big Truck

Song: Various

Artist: Various, Voice acting

Editing Time: About 3-5 days

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This is a collaborative work between Kusoyaro, Big Big Truck, Akimbo and me. It was made for the panel that Kusoyaro and I had at Anime Weekend Atlanta 9 and is a spoof on our supposed training for the Iron Chef contest that was to be held there.

Burn

Video Source: Shiki-Jitsu

Song: Burn

Artist: The Cure

Editing Time: 2 days

Download: here

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Shiki-Jitsu is a wonderful movie by Hideaki Anno with some surprising visuals. I couldn't resist making this video to it. This is my first Live Action video.

Noir 7 Omake - North

Video Source: Noir

Song: Kirei na Kanjou (Pure Emotions - Noir End Theme)

Artist: Akino Arai

Editing Time: A day or two

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This is my first commissioned video. It was made as a hidden extra for ADV's western release of Noir. It features on DVD volume 7.

Virtua Anime (DDR Project 4th Mix: Track 50)

Video Sources: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Sailor Moon R movie, Perfect Blue, Adolescence of Utena, Daicon IV, Cowboy Bebop

Song: Ninzaburo (Furuhata's Theme)

Artist: C.J. Crew feat Sledge

Editing Time: Approx 2 months (!)

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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3D!!! 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.

Storytelling - A Gothic Fairy Tale

Video Source: Comedy (Sweat Punch 3)

Song: Various tracks from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack.

Artist: Danny Elfman

Editing Time: Around 4 hours

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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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. A surprise success, this one.

I Wish I Was a Lesbian

Video Sources: FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, Ranma 1/2, Kare Kano, Di Gi Charat, Neon Genesis Evangleion

Song: I.W.I.W.A.L.

Artist: Loudon Wainwright III

Editing Time: Around 10 days

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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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!

AniMixPart 2 (Track 50)

Video Source: Ghiblies (episode 2)

Song: Shimmy Shake

Artist: 74 Boyz

Editing Time: About 10 mins

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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Erwan asked me if I could fill in a gap on the AniMix project, I said yes and threw this video together in about 10 mins.

DDDR Tack 23 - Macho Duck

Macho Duck

Video Sources: The Three Caballeros, Fun and Fancy Free and misc Donald Duck footage

Song: Macho Duck

Artist: DOMINO

Editing Time: I try not to think about it

I said I would help out... but this was above and beyond the call of duty. This was a collaboration between Nathan Bezner, Jeff Heller and me and was really just thrown together to get something to fill this video slot in the project. The final version can be found on the Disney Rave DDR DVD which has received some limited distro and convention play.

Memories of Love and Conflict

Video Source: SaiKano (She the Ultimate Weapon)

Song: Last Goodbye

Artist: Jeff Buckley

Editing Time: About a week

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This song was too good for me to pass up and finally an anime came along with a troubled relationship. Prettiness and forlorn romance in this one. Fans of the show may notice that this video contains an interpretation of the ending.

A Goddawful Small Affair

Video Sources: Metropolis (animated) and Metropolis (live action - Fritz Lang)

Song: Life on Mars

Artist: David Bowie

Editing Time: About 3 days

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This video is my addition to the MiniVideo Project that is unlikely to see the light of day. I love this song but knew that the second verse would be unmakeable, so I edited the song and made a little video. My first experiment in using After Effects.

That Other Girl

Video Source: Kodomo no Omocha

Song: I Still Have That Other Girl

Artist: Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach

Editing Time: A weekend

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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Shoujo heartbreak video to contemporary crooner music.

Miyazawa Rap!

Video Sources: His and Her Circumstances and Kodomo no Omocha

Song: Sana-rap 4

Artist: Kurata Sana

Editing Time: About 20 mins :)

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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I was bored one afternoon so decided to make Miyazawa, in her frustration of troubles at school, to sing as Sana-chan. Shoujo otaku only :)

DDR Project 2nd Mix Track 05: Boys

Video Source: Yami no Matsuei

Song: Boys

Artist: Smile.dk

Editing Time: 10 days

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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I was offered this track for the 2nd Mix DDR project as a backup editor and all I could think of as a concept was yaoi so I turned the evil badnasty from Yami no Matsuei into a transvestite who wants boys to be his boy. Don't worry, he gets what's coming to him in the end.

Arima Shinjikun

Video Sources: Neon Genesis Evangelion, His and Her Circumstances.

Song: To Cut a Long Story Short

Artist: Spandau Ballet

Editing Time: About 1 1/2 weeks.

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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Welcome to the Hideaki Anno Land. This video is a character profile of two characters from animations directed by Hideaki Anno done in the style of his post-Nadia work. It's the most stylistically individual video I've done yet - even moreso than Shameless Rock. Despite being essentially an experimental video, it was very well received and is one of my favourites.

Gratuitous Porn Video

Video Source: Ebichu Minds the House

Song: Monkeys

Artist: Mad Caddies

Editing time: A day

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A comedy video of diabolical proportions. This video was created for the Mindwarp Entertainment Awards: Adult Video category so there would be enough entries to make it a valid category. I still laugh at the last clip. This video is very wrong and the humour is merely pantomime but I do love it :)

Shameless Rock Video

Video Source: FLCL

Song: Speed King

Artist: Deep Purple

Editing Time: Approx 6 weeks

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This is the video that got me known amongst anime music video creators and it's probably the one I'll be remembered for. It's such an insane concept that I'm amazed I ever made it, but I'm obviously very glad that I did. It's the closest I've come to making a video where I can't find any faults in it - everything is by design and there is nothing I'd change. Whether you'll like it probably depends on if you are prone to headaches :)

With One Accord In A Flash

Video Source: My Neighbours the Yamadas

Song: Both of You, Dance Like You Want To Win!

Artist:

Editing Time: An afternoon

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This video is the most special video I've ever done as it was made as a wedding present for Marco and Cristina of Turboneko Studios. It's a video about the troubles and joys of married life and it's a Neon Genesis Evangelion homage ^_^;; Simple but dear.

Blues Driven Naota (Instant Music Video)

Video Source: FLCL

Artist: Foo Fighters

Editing Time: An afternoon :)

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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This video was made in order to demonstrate how music videos are made at a UK convention. The idea was i made the video and saved the timeline at various points through the creation so people could see how a video was put together. I really like the theme of this video, the relationship between Naota and Haruko and it's something I'm more than likely going to return to in a later video.

Poor Miyazawa, or Monkey Wrench

Video Source: His and Her Circumstances

Song: Monkey Wrench

Artist: Foo Fighters

Editing Time: 1 day initial video, 1 day remastering.

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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I enjoyed this video. 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 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.

Accelanation

Video Source: Serial Experiments Lain

Song: New Skin

Artist: Incubus

Editing Time: 1 day

Download: a-m-v.org (free registration required)

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The first one... hmm, not much in the way of detailed editing but a few visual manipulations that I enjoyed (such as the one above). The idea behind the video is to emphasise the post-modern and industrial elements of the show. Its not a bad video, really but nothing to write home about.