AMV Cowboy Bebop: Spike and Vicious Final Fight
Published at : 03 Dec 2020
SPOILER WARNING: Final scene from Cowboy Bebop, watch it if you havent already.
This is my second AMV that I had planned to have done a year ago but other responsibilities and projects got in the way. In addition to that Vegas kept crashing for some reason so it made it hard to do a lot of editing all at once.
Anyway, for this AMV the song came first then the ideas. As soon as I heard Nicolas Repacs song La Pegre, off his album Swing - Swing, I knew that I had found the perfect song for a Cowboy Bebop AMV. I also knew that it would be perfect for the final fight between Spike and Vicious. I decided to go a different route in editing than last time. I wanted to use the narrative scene but make them match to elements in the music. This required me to do a lot, and I mean a freaking lot, of cleaver editing to get things to match right without losing the integrity of the original. When you watch it you might think I did nothing to it, that everything just fell into place perfectly, and that is exactly how I wanted it to appear. You will notice that all the sounds and action in the song correspond perfectly for what is going on in the scene and it will feel like this song was written for this final battle in Cowboy Bebop. Pay close attention to the song and the action and you will notice what sound I match things to: scene cuts in the animation, bullets firing, explosions, etc. It really takes more than one view to get a grasp of the whole thing.