So I know an AMV is when an Anime is turned into a Music video, against a western song. So what is it called when one take a western machinima and sets it to a song from Japan?
Base song is this one:
Yes, the theme is every bit as dark as the slide the poster put the song to.
Proposed Choreography for video. Machinima engine is DCS: Heatblur F-14: https://youtu.be/P_FCuMAl8oA
Opening scene: (0:00 to 0:20) bedroom, soft cartoon style. Camera sees top of crib. with slowly rotating mobile over it. Dogtags are hanging off of them.
0:20: (First “ha!”) Cut to dawn carrier deck in the rain. Scene focus is F-14 taxiing towards front of carrier.
0:24: (Second “ha!”) Fast forward to wheel lock on catapult, nose drop
0:27 (Third Ha!) cut to afterburner lighting
0:30 (Fourth ha!) Time with Catapult shot
0:30 to 0:57 (Lyrics: “When I sleep… I’m resurrected”) Panoramic view of F-14 climbing to station keeping altitude, world brightening at the sun rises
0:58 (Lyrics: It Thunders…) View of large force of enemy aircraft come in
1:11-1:22 (Lyrics: Long nails/life fills my lungs) View of F-14 from the front underside: it has started climbing, the wings are sweeping back, and afterburner jets can be seen.
1:22 – 1:33 (Lyrics: I won’t leave anything behind…) View of Rio’s radar display. Large number of green pips on it. The pipper is going through them, marking them up.
1:33 (Lyrics: I’m only certain…) Return to external view, of F-14 from front lower quarter. Wings are fully back
1:46 (Lyrics: One day, on uncertain day…) Phoenix missile begin dropping off of the center section, four missiles one about every few seconds
1:57 – 2:07: (Lyrics: My personal goals are random…) Swirling dogfight: F-14 lobs a missile at a fighter, then (2:04) pulls hard right to notch an incoming, rolls nose down, to split S:
2:07 (Lyrics: Only to be able to die over again, on the “ni”) F-14 takes missile dead center and breaks up
2:10: (Start of heavy music) Jump cut to back on the carrier deck, same launch as before, but daylight.
2:10 – 2:22 (No lyrics) Catapult launch and climbout
2:22 (Lyrics: Patter rap) Cut to dogfight: Merge between fighters, tear past eachother
2:30 (Lyrics: ) Cut to F-14 destroyed by gun fire, return to carrier deck and launch, then merge
2:36-2:40 (Lyrics: whispers) F-14 falling from the sky, one or both wings on fire
2:40-3:05 (Lyrics: heavy music) Montage of destruction. Scenes cycle on about one every whole beat. Repeated catapult shots, missile impacts. F-14 killed by guns, one mid-air collision.
3:05-3:15 (Lyrics: pause in you are even more…) Overhead forward Quarter view: Burning F-14 descending as the pitch climbs. ditches in the water at ~3:13/3:14
3:15 (Lyrics: Looking up to the crimson…) F-14 on the catapult, daylight. View of engines with control wipeout. The burners light and it launches: catapult shot
3:23 (Lyrics: … yes by someone) Echo repeat of the climbing to altitude vista from first flight
3:30 (Lyrics: …only kind person) View of the RIO’s radar screen. Same enemy blips as before. the pipper is quickly moving through them putting lock bugs on them.
3:38 (Lyrics: One day, one uncertain day) Rapid missile launch, 6 Phoenix missiles launched 1 second between each
3:45 (Lyrics: I’ll be resurrected then…) perspective from behind F-14, launched one, then two smaller smoky missiles at closing fighters. Two go down.
3:51 (Lyrics: My personal goals are random… ) Quick guns pass during close on remaining two, then high break flares and chaff.
3:51 (Lyrics: Only to be able to die over again) Rolls in on last fighter, short scissor’s fight, then guns kill at 4:02 (on the again/ tame ni)
4:02 (Lyrics: A poem abut a puppet… ) Line is seen in the sky, descending towards the carrier
4:04: (Lyrics: drops on end of “misomerareta”) F-14 drops tanks and goes to full burner pointing towards the carrier
4:04-4:19 (Lyrics: “death at first sight” through “dreaming as light as napping”) Close in over the shoulder view of the F-14, showing the wings sweeping all the way back
4:20 (Lyrics: on start of “It’s soul is being enlarged”) pull back to behind the F-14. Burner jets are steaming out behind it. The canopy flies away
4:24: (Lyrics: on end of “It’s soul is being enlarged” ) The rear seat ejects. (ejection is during extended hold of “‘shii”) Camera stays with the ejected RIO as the F-14 vanishes into the distance.
4:24-4:40 (Heavy music) stays with tumbling RIO, camera looking towards the descending line and vanished aircraft, Chute opens and they stabilize .
4:41 (No lyrics: time with thunderclap) The line breaks into three jagged trails, no longer heading towards the carrier.
Now that that plot bunny is put to bed, tomorrow’s back onto the game. Ran into a show-stopper problem I wasn’t able to fix in Unity, so downloaded and installed Unreal Engine, and will try it there. Basically, the new Unity controller input engine would not ready any of my input devices, and I wasn’t able to find any way to get it to do anything. Tried the forums too, but got no response, so either it was blindingly obvious, and I just wasn’t seeing it, or it was so baffling that no comments were forthcoming.
But first, video card drivers downgrade time. nVidia GeForce driver version 471.11 has a bad habit of BSODing my PC when I wake it from sleep. Apparently, periodic BSOD’s are a known problem with that driver. Yay!