Ryan Davis Tribute video using Persona 4 the animation.

#1 Edited by Akyho (1698 posts) -

So I took up video editing as abit of a hobby after following the long running AMV Hell series. AMV Hell is Animated Music Video Hell, and can be summed up as anime video edited into a skit.

Small bite sized comedy matching audio to video for funny effect.

They run a small challenge thing recently as well as accepted clips for AMV Hell 7, 10 years of AMV Hell and I got a few clips accepted into it and hope they make an impression.

One of the clips I have been most proud of is my AMV Hell Challenge clip for the recently ended "Fandom" challenge. It was a pretty bad challenge filled with injokes and people saying "I like the clip...but the joke flew over my head, I don't know what this is about. Was there a fandom in this?"

However I never made this clip to win, I made it because I wanted to, I found it to be very therapeutic It helped me deal the loss of Ryan, I now feel like I can see how Vinny and Drew editing the "Thats Ryan." video as their tribute could have helped them in such a hard time. We are nearing the anniversary of Ryan's passing I thought its now the time to showcase it to fellow Giant Bomb fans and they should enjoy it.

Here is my little video and my little tribute to Ryan.

Link to Amazon to buy the song.


#2 Posted by Olqavtoras (232 posts) -

This is great, good job duder!

#3 Posted by two_socks (236 posts) -

That was rad duder! Awesome!

#4 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

I remember listening to the end of that one podcast just to hear that song a number of times. Especially sad to hear the "Ryan Vinny Jeff and Brad" given past and present shifts in the staff. Always good to see a tribute to Ryan <3

#5 Edited by Akyho (1698 posts) -

I must give thanks to not only Evan Brass who made the song waaaay back, thanks to the first Giant Bomb TV style video a community member( Mattgt128 ) made for GB waaaay back as well. Those two duders were contributing super early into GB life and now look at where GB has come in everything including community content? We also have such things as the Persona Golden Duder award! That I also used as part of the video. http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/supernormalstep/blog/persona-4-the-golden-duder-project-gb-crew-as-p4-c/96302/

If it was not for all these community duder projects I would not have made this one. This is a tribute to the community and GB as much as it is as tribute to Ryan. Keep it all up! Vinny and Drew get a special nod as I do love their video editing and even as a hobby of sorts for myself I fully get how much enjoyment you get out of video editing.

Original video by MattGT128 that helped inspire me.

#6 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2166 posts) -

TIL that AMV Hell is still going...

#7 Posted by Scratch (628 posts) -

Awesome job duder! Also, I totally forgot that song existed. That was such a long time ago. Good ol' days.

#8 Edited by Milkman (17328 posts) -

Wow, haven't heard that song in years. Brought back a lot of memories.

#9 Edited by Akyho (1698 posts) -

Thank you all for the kind words and glad I could help recall people's memories of past not only in memory of Ryan but also in memory of alot of things.

#10 Posted by Demoskinos (15157 posts) -

Man, I want that cookie Ryan had. Also, cool shit.

#11 Edited by Fallen189 (5052 posts) -

This website suffers every day in that dudes absence. He left a very big gap.

#12 Posted by slyspider (1370 posts) -

This song gets stuck in my head every now and then, years later. Awesome work on the video

#13 Edited by mrfluke (5347 posts) -

fuck, that original music video was the greatest. still heartbreaking knowing that he's not around anymore..

#14 Posted by shorthair (67 posts) -

That song is so good. Brings you right back. Makes you miss him a lot.

#15 Posted by Akyho (1698 posts) -

I am glad everyone has been enjoying my video, I spent many hours pouring over it and more than I should as I completed it in 5 hours including the sourcing of footage, however I spent a few more hours watching and rewatching trying to fine tune it until I just had to stop working on it. Needless to say much like the rest of you guys I too have this song stuck in my head as I listened to it for many many hours and the thing is? I still pour of my video deeply analyzing it and listening to the song. It is that good I cannot hate it after a few hundred times.

So anyone else interested in the full version here is where I found it. http://www.amazon.com/Giant-Bomb-Theme-Song/dp/B003NO72Y2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403497377&sr=8-1&keywords=Evan+brass

#16 Posted by Jedted (2415 posts) -

Nice tribute, i was expecting a bit more P4 stuff but that was fun to watch.

I kinda look at the whole P4-ER as a tribute to Ryan since he named the main character.

#17 Posted by Snail (8662 posts) -

I'm pretty sure that song was at (or near) the very top of my Last.fm scrobbles at one point. So fucking great.

Also cool job you did!

#18 Posted by ch3burashka (5256 posts) -

Best Original Music, indeed.

#19 Posted by Zero_ (1977 posts) -

Holy shit that song, that's old school. You know I hate to be that guy, but the days back then were so much more raw and crazy. I really do miss them and Ryan...

#20 Posted by SandwichApoc (87 posts) -

Nice work! And of course, if anyone brings up Giantbomb TV intros, gotta drop this 1980s version in here as well

#21 Posted by bilbomarks (69 posts) -

Totally forgot how amazing this was. :)

Nice work! And of course, if anyone brings up Giantbomb TV intros, gotta drop this 1980s version in here as well

#22 Edited by Jamin724 (223 posts) -
#23 Posted by Aeterna (1118 posts) -

Miss that duder. Thank you. :)

#24 Edited by 1337gmr (11 posts) -

I LOVE this site.

#25 Posted by 1337W422102 (1020 posts) -

Holy crap, I remember when they played that song on the Bombcast back in... what, 2008? Pure radness.

Bury my heart at Giant Bomb, duders. I love all you guys in a socially-acceptable heteronormative way (but I'm willing to make exceptions if that's too boring).

#26 Posted by Kiri90 (265 posts) -

What others have said: I love this site. I miss Ryan, of course. Great staff, great community, great site. Proud to be a duder.

#27 Posted by Akyho (1698 posts) -

I do not have much to say that I have not already said about Ryan and GB on this anniversary of a sad event . However I do wish to share one of my favoured Ryan moments, it was one I got to share in.

My side of that video was TNT starting up I had gotten Max Payne 3 and completed it, loved playing multiplayer. So I said to myself "I am going to try to get on TNT!" I did as you can see my name on the player list. So I had to move between rooms to see the stream and play my xbox. Due to the server issues and loooong load times I was watching the stream more. I think we had a few games and this happened. I was waiting to play listening to the guys through the house. I then hear Ryan going mental about pigeons what? So I walked through and was with an astonished Ryan and then two bobbing Pigeon heads. I was laughing hard in the door war as I saw this.

A personal memory I was able to share with Ryan in a weird way.

#28 Posted by fetchfox (1363 posts) -

Lovely done! Giant Bomb and Persona goes hand in hand.

#29 Posted by jonc151 (71 posts) -

when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

#30 Posted by Kittiah (38 posts) -

Oh wow, awesome work, duder!

Also, thanks for the link to the track on Amazon MP3, I heard it used as a musical interlude on one of the This Year Bombcast highlight compilations and always wanted a copy, and now my wish has been fulfilled. <3

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