AMV Spotlight: Safety Dance

In the realm of AMVs (Anime Music Videos) there are a lot of categories to fill. Anything from dramatic, to upbeat, to sad, to epic can be subject of these little creations. Before that, let’s take a step back and really see what an AMV is all about.

An AMV, or Anime Music Video, is a fan-made creation that takes clips, photos, or other media from an anime or manga, and sets it to music. This is done exactly why you’d think it is, for entertainment. By removing all context from the video, and inserting their own audio, the creator is capable of telling their own story abstract of the original content.

With that out of the way, let’s talk about this particular AMV. I found this AMV while going through contest winners for an Upbeat category and, of course, noticed the title. Now, I’ve never seen an AMV make the Safety Dance look good as well as sound good, but this one managed by setting it to the Anime, Nichijou. The creator of this AMV is Shin, of www.animemusicvideos.org.

So, why is this a good AMV? Let’s check by comparison:
1) WE CAN DANCE IF WE WANT TO, WE CAN LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS BEHIND.
2) The light, upbeat tone keeps you entertained throughout the video, and setting it to an equally upbeat anime is really just hilarious.
3) The light use of filters for transition as opposed to dramatic effect avoids unnecessary clustering of effects, giving it a very polished and clean look.

Last but not least, do you think that this AMV could be improved? Did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments, and keep an eye out for next week’s spotlight either here or on the forums!

One comment to AMV Spotlight: Safety Dance

  • Brandon  says:

    for all ages, stories uualsly always good, interesting, you dont see what they show on any other cartoon or tv show or movie take bleach or Zero no tsukaima or naruto for instance, all with great stories and you never see anything like those on any type of television other than in japan. Funny depending on what your watching, for example sekirei or ah my buddha! are both funny but also serious at times. Plus im learning japanese so it actually helps alot to watch anime since it gives me help with pronunciation as well as learning new words

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