I always thought this video was amazing. Very well cut and definitely a favorite. While I was searching for it though, I came across another AMV that I might be loving even more. It’s Neon Genesis, this time set to Sæglópur by Sigur Ros.
The two songs are very different, but both videos do a fantastic job at capturing the feel of the series. It would be an understatement to say Evangelion had a profound effect on the consciousnesses of people all over the world. Fans really connected with the series and its characters, and videos like these definitely show it.
If you’re a fan of rap music then then you need to be listening to DJ D-Sharp’s Sharp State of Mind Radio. It’s a great podcast, highlighting a different producer every week with hilarious commentary throughout by D-Sharp and rappers Nerve and F.L.O. Very cool stuff. New episodes broadcast live from 11AM to 1 PM. Click here to listen.
We did the Old School music video with these guys (along with Mickey Factz and Rathmatixx), and we’ve filmed their performances, so we know first hand how cool it is to see them live. These guys definitely know how to put on a show.
DJ D-Sharp is spinning records almost 24/7. If you’re in the Bay Area and you want to dance, you’ve got to go see his live sets.
Destino is a surrealist short film originally conceived and storyboarded by artist Salvador Dali in 1945 as a collaboration with Walt Disney. The project was left unfinished until 2003. Both men were great admirers of each others work so it’s a shame they weren’t able to collaborate together more. A full length feature would have been fantastic.
But at least we have Destino, which is definitely a short film worth watching. I’m glad it’s finally seen the light of day.
Walt Disney found an unexpected artistic soul mate in Salvador Dali, who he may have met as early as 1937. “We have to keep breaking new trails,” Disney said at the time. “Ordinarily good story ideas don’t come easily and have to be fought for. Dali is communicative. He bubbles with ideas.”
At a dinner party held by movie mogul Jack Warner in 1945, the concept of collaboration between Disney and Dali began to evolve. Disney had been compiling short features for theatrical release. “Destino” was the name of a Mexican ballad that Disney had envisioned as a vehicle for a musical short film project. Dali was attracted to Destino’s title and the concept of destiny attracting two lovers. In late 1946, Dali began arriving at the Disney Studio every morning at eight-thirty and working until five at night. Twenty seconds of film, several paintings, various pen-and-ink drawings and many storyboards came out of this eight month period during which Dali was an employee of Walt Disney Studios. He hinted in his own newsletter, Dali News, that the collaborative film effort would “offer to the world the first vision of ‘psychological relief’.”
Destino (the Galician, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian word for “destiny”) was storyboarded by Disney studio artist John Hench and artist Salvador Dalí for eight months in late 1945 and 1946. . . Hench compiled a short animation test of about 18 seconds in the hopes of rekindling Disney’s interest in the project, but the production was no longer deemed financially viable and put on indefinite hiatus.
In 1999, Walt Disney’s nephew Roy E. Disney, while working on Fantasia 2000, unearthed the dormant project and decided to bring it back to life. Disney Studios France, the company’s small Parisian production department, was brought on board to complete the project. The short was produced by Baker Bloodworth and directed by French animator Dominique Monfréy in his first directorial role. A team of approximately 25 animators deciphered Dalí and Hench’s cryptic storyboards (with a little help from the journals of Dalí’s wife Gala Dalí and guidance from Hench himself), and finished Destino’s production. The end result is mostly traditional animation, including Hench’s original footage, but it also contains some computer animation. The 18 second original footage that is included in the finished product is the segment with the two tortoises (this original footage is referred to in Bette Midler’s host sequence for The Steadfast Tin Soldier in Fantasia 2000, as an “idea that featured baseball as a metaphor for life”).
Destino premiered on June 2, 2003 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France. The six-minute short follows the love story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has for a mortal female. The story continues as the female dances through surreal scenery inspired by Dalí’s paintings. There is no dialogue, but the soundtrack features a song by the Mexican composer Armando Dominguez.