Wednesday, May 12, 2010

SH006 - Dragons of Blood

video: Pet Shop of Horrors
music: Iced Earth - "Dracula" (edit)
link: depositfiles [49.6 MB]
editor: Dazzle MovieStar
production date: June 2001

By this time I had gotten significant enough experience to know when a six-minute song was just not going to work on two subbed episodes' worth of source. Hence the cut, which drops this one, shock horror, to 5:27 while retaining the essential structure of the song. The traditional solution to this dilemma in the AMV community is twofold:

1) don't use a six-minute song in the first place
2) if you must, get the other extant volumes of the series

The first one was a nonstarter for obvious reasons; this video, like a lot of other SH videos, is a lot more of an Iced Earth video than it is Pet Shop of Horrors. If the music dominates, you can't change the music without killing the idea. (Additionally, the alternate idea for this source was Metallica's "House That Jack Built", which is even longer, more unwieldy, and less amenable to cutting.) The second got GTFed due to my budget at the time and the reality that the second PSoH tape was not for sale at the anime stores I was aware of at the time. I was not so committed an AMVer then that I would buy source for a video without the co-committant need to watch the show; now, on the other hand, AMVs are about the only reason I buy anime, and will pretty much go to the sole reason after I finish buying Monster and Yawara.

No comments:

Post a Comment