A Transformers Music Video Idea — A Girl Like You (Arcee)

Transformers 6x4 Vertical Picture Cards Arcee

Arcee

I’m just learning taking my very first steps in learning digital video manipulation. I’ve got to cover the spectrum of my blog namesake, Digital Citizen, and I haven’t yet done manipulation of video.

Here, I used my newly learned skill of how to capture a YouTube video to get a great source video by Jarek Zabczynski showing the female Transformer, Arcee. Then I took the sound out of it and made the soundtrack a song called A Girl Like You, by Edwyn Collins.

Why that song?

Well, ever since I first heard A Girl Like You in 1995, I immediately thought of the G1 Transformers toys and cartoons because of a sequence of sound effects within the song that sounds similar to Transformers transforming in the cartoon. Of course, with Arcee being the sole female Transformer at the time (or so I thought), the song had to be about her. However, making videos in the mid-1990s wasn’t quite the simple thing it is today in 2009.

Push ahead to mid-2009 and while I was making cards of Arcee like the one at right, as well as wallpapers, I recalled Edwyn Collins’ song. Later in the year that is now, in early November, I’m learning to do learn some digital video editing and voilà!

I’ve just turned my idea of 14 years into reality. I haven’t learned how to edit out some frames, like the credits to the Rihanna song in the original video so it’s not all right. However, I hope you like it!

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I’ve never known a girl like you before,
Now just like in a song from days of yore,
Here you come a-knock knocking on my door,
Well I’ve never met a girl like you before.

(Guitar Solo)

You give me just a taste so I want more,
Now my hands are bleeding and my knees are raw,
‘Cause now you got me crawling, crawling, on the floor.
And I`ve never known a girl like you before.

(Another guitar solo)

You made me acknowledge the devil in me
I hope to God I’m talking metaphorically,
Hope that I’m talking alegorically,
Know that I’m talking about the way I feel
And I`ve never known a girl like you before.
Never, never, never, never
Never known a girl like you before.

This old town’s changed so much.
Don’t feel like I belong,
Too many protest singers,
Not enough protest songs.
And now you’ve come along,
Yes you’ve come along,
And I’ve never met a girl like you before.

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 8.3

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