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You've Been Shot (Re-Encode)

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Published on Feb 1, 2012

The reason I re-encoded and re-uploaded this video was because some of the scenes that were really dark in the AMV initially came out crappy in the original upload. They looked fine in the editor after I added some brightness/contrast filtering, but for some reason, that filtering looked awful especially on YouTube. I went and tried some different filters to really make the video more vibrant, and that's what you see here, especially at parts like 3:17 3:26 3:42 3:57 (just watch the other video and compare)
This is also the version I submitted to Anime Boston.

*SPOILER WARNING*

If you enjoyed the music in this video, check out the band 3 at their new website that I made: http://www.theband3.com

This video follows Fair-Use Rules The video was only made for Artistic Expression, it is purely fan-made. This video is in no way associated with the musical artist or the film company. All rights belong to their respective owners.

My second AMV with a 3 song, (my first one here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFfN_K...) and I couldn't be happier with how it came out.

I actually started this last year, before the "Dogs of War" video, and for some reason just didn't finish it. I knew it was a good idea but for some reason I just couldn't get anywhere with it and was stuck. After a long break from it I went back and fixed up the parts I had started and began to add the rest. I quickly found my groove and had no problem finishing the video.

Now I knew this was going to be a good drama video because the song is very powerful and deals with a subject matter not often used in music. I knew the anime would be a perfect fit because of some very apparent literal connections to the lyrics, but also some emotional connections as well. I really tried hard to make the characters portray the emotions in the song, and I think I succeeded.

I put a spoiler warning on this AMV, but it really only spoils about half of the series, as there is a point in Gungrave where the series takes a strange supernatural turn, which didn't really fit with my video. But it does spoil a big turning point in the anime so it's worth mentioning for people who haven't seen it.

Also, there's a little easter egg in this video if you've seen Gungrave. Some of the scenes overlayed at the very end of the video (the ones that don't move so fast) have a different meaning if you can catch what scenes they are.

I definitely plan to enter this in the Anime Boston AMV contest this year, and possibly some other cons as well. I have high hopes for this AMV.

Lyrics: (courtesy of Lee Taggart)

You've been shot (shot, shot, shot...)
Full of holes
You feel your eyes about to close
And the clothes you're in
Seem paper thin
You feel the frost bite fangs sink in
'Cause it's cold outside
With no place to hide
Your blood out in the snow
And the people stare
But they're unaware
Of why you had to go

Just think of all the fun you've had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster's gun...

Paralyzed, but a pulse remains
To pump last thoughts
Through your dying brain
Remember Mom
Said alwys do your best
But now a bullet burns
Within your chest
And the sirens sound
Crowd gathers round
Like moths to flame they fly
Because they love blood's smell
But they're scared as hell
Of what it means to die...

Just think of all the fun you've had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster's gun...

I smell something burning
Like a flag, like a rubber tire
What you kids been cooking
That's got my kitchen full of fire
Well it's American stew
'Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We'll go to the barn
And we'll lay down low
And hide 'til all of the fires go

Just think of all the fun you've had
Breaking heads and acting bad
But now that all those days are done
Wound up on the other side
Of a gangster's gun...

American stew
'Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We'll go to the barn
And we'll lay down low
And hide 'til all of the fires go, oh
American stew
'Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye
We'll go to the barn
And we'll lay down low
And hide 'til all of the fires go, well
(American stew)
You been shot
('Cause we were sick of the pie)
Yeah
(Blood, white, and blue)
Oh yeah
(In the blink of an eye
We'll go to the barn)
You been shot
(And we'll lay down low)
Yeah
(And hide 'til all of the fires go)
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah
(American stew)
You been shot
('Cause we were sick of the pie
Blood, white, and blue
In the blink of an eye)
You been shot
(We'll go to the barn)
You been
You been

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