I’m back with another remake, but the big news is something else this time, so let’s cut to the chase:
Samurai Robot is the 2021 remake of the original Samurai Robot (2011) with upgraded sound, drums, instruments, etc. It still features Yamato Man Stage from Mega Man 6 and The Steel Samurai from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. I lost some sounds when opening the old project, like the original robot voice saying “Samurai Robot”, so I had to replace those. The robot voice specifically I replaced by my own voice. Let’s hear it:
Now the bigger news is the video. I’ve been messing around with Adobe After Effects to create something that’s hopefully more interesting to watch and makes the song shine a bit more. It’s more work and takes considerably longer to render and upload, but I think it’s worth it.
The story behind that is actually rather amusing. Someone notified me that there’s a channel which uploaded one of my songs. Now I don’t really care much about that, although does bother me a bit if those people claim that they made the song. Still, especially with very small channels, it’s rarely worth the hassle, so I decided to not bother complaining about it.
But here’s the thing: I checked the video out and…it was so flashy, with sound waves and everything moving to the beat, that it made me think: Wouldn’t it be cool if my videos also looked like that? So I’ve been messing around – and although I couldn’t get exactly the same effects going, I feel it’s quite an upgrade. I would have liked to add even more, but what I did is already pushing my PC to its limit, so that’ll have to do for now – maybe I’ll try adding some more FX to future videos, but we gotta start somewhere, right? 😉
While I was at it, I also included an intro for the video, although it’s purely visual and doesn’t delay the song or anything. It’s actually mostly a template I got from motionarray.com – pretty amazing stuff.
OK that’s quite enough blabbering, let’s see what I got:
So how’s that? I hope you like it – I do intend to make this the basic template for future uploads. Not sure how I’ll handle medleys in the future, as showing which theme is currently playing is rather important to me, but playing around with Text feels a bit jarring in After Effects, so I don’t know how that will work yet.
Either way, since the whole song sounds about like some 80s/90s cartoon intro, I do want to upload a shorter “Cartoon Intro” version specifically. I still gotta adjust it a bit, but that should be the next upload. I feel it’s worth its own video, no? Would be funny to have its own animation for that, much like a good old cartoon intro. Anyone with the skill to do so is free to make their own video about it – just be sure to let me know, I totally wanna see that 😉