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Jan 8, 2010 | 11:24 AM EST
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A Music video for the song "A Letter from God to Man" By Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobius Pip.
This was done for my Media A2 practical.

Comments are greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

[EDIT!] There be a youtube version now!
The quality is a bit lower and there a bit of desync, but the quality of sound is better!
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=x5e_vNNkbCI

[EDIT 2!] Alrighty! So I swapped the old swf for one with a bit better sound quality! Hope you enjoy!

[EDIT 3!] heres the lyrics!

~*~

Hey There, how, how's it going?
Long time no see.
I know I haven't been around much lately
But...it didn't seem like you wanted me to be
The last time I sent down a message you nailed it to the cross
So I figured I'd just leave you to it, let you be your own boss

But I've been keeping an eye on you, I have,
and it's amazing how you've grown.
With your technological advances and the problems you've overthrown,
And all the beautiful art you've created with such grace and such finesse,
But I admit there are a few things I'm afraid have impressed me less.

So I'm writing to apologize for all the horrors committed in my name,
Although that was never what I intended,
I feel I should take my share of the blame.
All the good I tried to do was corrupted
when organised religion got into full swing,
What I thought were quite clear messages were taken to unusual extremes.
My teachings taken out of context to meet the agendas of others,
Interpretations taken to many different ways and hidden meanings discovered

Religion became a tool, for the weak to control the strong
With all these new morals and ethics, survival of the fittest was gone
No longer could the biggest man simply take whatever he needed
'cause damnation was the price if certain rules were not heeded
Some of the deeds committed in my name
just made me wonder were I went wrong.
Back at the start when I created this, the foundation seemed so strong.
See all the elements were already here, long before I began,
I just kind of put it all together
I didn't really think out a long-term plan.

I made the sun an appropriate distance and laid the stars across the sky
So you could navigate the globe or simply watch the sun rise
I covered the earth with plants and fruits,
Some for sustenance and some for beauty
I made the sun shine and the clouds rain
so their maintenance wasn't your duty
I tried to give each creature its own attributes
without making them enveloped
I gave you all you all your own space to
grow and in your own way space to develop

I didn't know such development would cause rifts and jealousy
Cause you to war against each other and leave marks on this planet indelibly
You see, I wasn't really the creater, I was just the curator of nature
I want to get something straight with homosexuals right now: I don't hate ya
I was a simple being that happened to be the first to wield such powers
I just laid the ground, it was You that built the towers

It was You that invented bombs, and the fear that comes with them
And it was You that invented money, and the corrupt economic systems
You invented terms like just-war and terms like friendly fire
And it was You that didn't know
when to stop digging deeper, when to stop building higher
It was You that exhausted the resources I carefully laid out on this earth,
And it was You that even saw these
problems coming but accredited them little worth
It was You that used my teachings for your own personal gain
And it was You that committed such tragedies,
even though they were in my name

So I apologize for any mistakes I made, and when my words misconstrued
But this apology's to mother nature, cause I created you!
~*~

[EDIT 4!] Holy shit daily second!? Thank you!
[EDIT 5!] AND WEEKLY SECOND?!...!?!?!

Reviews


OdbarcOdbarc

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Have a 5/10, my good man.

Love the construction of the words in your song.
I think God would also like to point out that I deserve a bit more money from everyone else. It was in his post script. I hope you read it.

;)


Lankie responds:

ohhoho you joker you!
thanks for good things!


DexGogglesDexGoggles

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Well

i dont usually review music videos, i quite despise them to be honest, unless their good. you are an exception here because your flash was good, and it had a meaning that i found hilarious to be frank.

here we go.

Art: what art you inlcuded in this flash was either simplistic or dynamicaly detailed to draw the eye to the object. in this regard you did very well, all your pieces fit quite well with the message, and i do believe that if you had made anymore background objects your animation would have become worse, as this is not the kind of music that has a lot of imagery. it feels more parodic and wanting to get one and only one point across.

Animation: what little that i could see, (IE, the guns firing, the scene changes, the words appearing) were done with little errors, yet lacked a lot of character. now i really dont focus on animation for music videos, because the idea is to bring lyrics into images, and i will only focus on it if the artist specifically asks for it to be critqued in his video description. what you had was good enough for my tastes, but im sure you could have been more elabortae, such as the men killing each other, the mailman walking? if at all possible i would urge you to bring more of your work into 3rd person as it gives a lot of us onlookers something more to enjoy

Music/Audio: this is what keep it from a 10, i rewatched this video twice more to make sure i found out where the audio went to shite and the lyrics couldnt be understood. the second the eye appeared int he sky, the background audio starts getting extremely loud over time, the man himself's voice lessens in volume, and it gets worse as he talks fast and the beat picks up. i had to look up the lyrics seperately to understand the song after that, and the quality is terrible when he starts apologizing for his own mistakes then goes on to say what man has done wrong.

All in all, this is not bad. its not amazing either, but it is quite good and a pretty good edition to the flash portal. excellent job, lets flesh some more out


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Lankie responds:

Nice indepth review!

I'll admit the flaws, it isn't perfect. I would of liked to do more detailed animation but in all honesty I didn't have the time. There was a deadline I had to hit for this.
Not that i'm making excuses, I don't think im that talented beyond a few tweens and such.
sorry to hear about the sound quality/music. Its not to everyones taste and Im crap at getting good quality sound from flashes.

Thanks for the review though!


tekkentag8tekkentag8

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Brain out of whack.

Being atheist i don't believe in god (don't ask me why i enen watched this.) Also it was kinda rap, which i hate rap. More so the graphics were very poorly drawn. But something about the messages and the points it was making hooked me. I enjoyed it and it really got me thinking about things. Mostly a lot ifs and ifs. It doesn't get a 10 because of all of the previous things i mentioned about it that i don't agree with. I was debating on 8 or 9.


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Lankie responds:

I agree that I too arn't really into Hip hop, or that religious, but the message certainly packs a punch! Thanks for the review!


nostronostro

Rated 5 / 5 stars

well..

1 word: AWESOME ..nuff said


Lankie responds:

Thats a pretty good word!


Rakkar319Rakkar319

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa Very Nice

I like what you done, very intersting and the meaning was strong.

Nice job.


Lankie responds:

yaaay!