BUTAOTOME Video Resources

December 5th, 2009 – Kyoai

Original song: “U.N. Owen wa Kanojo na no ka?” from “Touhou Koumakyou”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp
Album: “Touhou Kaiten Mokuba”

I tried to find the materials I used to make this video from my HD,
but it seems that I deleted most of them as soon as I completed it…
Preservation is important.
For this PV, I only used Corel VideoStudio.
I borrowed free materials for the effects.

January 24th, 2010 – Machibito wa Kozu.

Original song: “Mannen Okigasa ni Gochuui wo” from “Touhou Seirensen”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp
Album: “Touhou Kaiten Mokuba”

I wanted to create a rainy season-like background with light colors,
so I used free photos and free software that allowed me
to process my own photos into a toy camera style. It was really useful!

Small items.
The rough texture gives them a Japanese feel.
Calm and intensity.

The song itself is not fast-paced, but it is composed of passionate emotions, so I wanted to express the two sides of “love” and “resentment” toward human beings from the point of view of an “abandoned umbrella”, which is the setting of Kogasa.
That’s why I’ve made her eye colors stand out in the lyrics and so on.

The images on the left and right were discarded. I wanted to make a scene where two Kogasas overlap and become one during the bass solo, but I thought it would be better not to show their faces, so I ended up with the scene below. The rapidly changing masks were meant to represent the changes in emotions.

The flowers that are dancing here and there are bellflowers.
In the language of flowers, their meaning is “unchanging love,” “sincerity,” and “obedience”.

“Thank you”
I’m glad I could draw a decent smile.
A postcard made for event distribution

April 1st, 2010 – Haruka Tooi Sora no Koe

Original song: “Muken no Kane ~ Infinite Nightmare” from “Double Spoiler”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp
Album: “Gensou Homo Ludens”

It’s a song with a refreshing feeling.
I placed the motifs so that the point of view is above the center, to give the feeling of looking up when watching the video.
The falling flowers are marguerites. It has a fresh atmosphere that fits the image of Aya in my mind.

Softwares used
PICMO (for puppet-like movement of human figures)
Motion Maker (for particle-like backgrounds and motions)
Corel Video Studio (for layers)

May 13th, 2010 – Higashi no Kuni no Waltz

Original song: “Necro-Fantasia” from “Touhou Youyoumu”
Arrangement: Comp / Lyrics: Ranko no Ane
Album: “Gensou Homo Ludens”

Stop Motion – The process of “kneading”, “molding”, and “photographing”

1. For the Renko and Merry scene, I was actually planning to move a couple of paper dolls.
I couldn’t get them to move very nicely, so I gave up.
2. This is how I move the clay dolls.
I used 7 pictures per second, so I had to make the movement in detail.
3. The flowers that came to mind when I thought of Yukari’s image were papavers. They aren’t papavers, but the poppies in the vacant lot were in full bloom, so I took some time-lapse photos on a sunny day.
4. I bought some hard clay for clay animation, and I tried paper mache from the 100 yen shop until I was able to make the doll stand up. I couldn’t get the expression out of it, so this was a removed shoot.
5. The scene of Yukari sleeping.
I made the futon out of kimono scraps. When I filled them with cotton, they were too fuzzy, so I just sewed them together.

Edit – The world as seen through editing

1. The walking clay animation on a frame material is transparent with the blue screen.
If you look closely, you can see that it doesn’t come out quite right, but the colors are a bit subdued, so it blends in with the background.
2. A 5-second clay animation I submitted to TOHO CLOCK.
By mixing hair gel, I made the moving water.

August 5th, 2010 – Panorama Girl

Original song: “Ouka no Koidzuka ~ Flower of Japan” from “Kioh Gyoku”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp
Album: “Long Skirt Panorama Girl”

Rough drawings for the video.
The unused cuts were put together on the CD in a comic book style.
Colored video material.
There is not enough information on these, so I used a layer of light as shown below.

Backgrounds and plants: Usagi Makura

October 7th, 2010 – Kakoinaki Yo wa Ichigo no Tsukikage

Original song: “Taketori Hishou ~ Lunatic Princess” from “Touhou Eiyashou”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp
Album: “Tasogare Elegy”

  1. The background is processed from a photo I took when I went to a historical site in Kagoshima Prefecture called Isogoten, the residence of Mitsuhisa Shimadzu.
  2. This is the same place. A large bamboo grove is also in the same location, which naturally created the image of a neon-colored Eientei.
  3. I was going to have Mokou all over the place, but for some reason, I only got one. She has a habit of sleeping sitting up, doesn’t she?
  4. Udonge with the lines erased to make her look like a paper cutout.
  5. This is an unused artwork of Mystia as the owner of the lamprey eel shop.
  6. Unused Tewi.

*Brief comment*
I drew Kaguya in a cold way rather than a cute way because I think she is a bit scary. There is something about high-class people that makes them scarier than youkai. The title and lyrics were written by Comp; “Boundless world (kakoinaki yo)” is the opposite of “Girl in the cage (kagome),” or rather, it’s like Kaguya has come out into the world outside of Eientei~

March 1st, 2011 – Touchuu Aika

Original song: “Japanese Saga” from “Touhou Gumon Shiki”
Arrangement and lyrics: Comp

BUTAOTOME created the opening movie for the hanafuda game “Koikoi Gensoukyou” by the doujin game circle BOXELL.
I was very happy because I love Akyuu, but I thought I would never have a chance to make a PV about her.

It was the first time for me to use After Effects, so when I think about it now, there are some rough spots.
Everything was new to me, and when I think about it now, the rough spots stand out…

There are so many story elements of “Koikoi Gensoukyou” that couldn’t be packed into the video, so I was bit frustrated.

For being a hanafuda game, the story is so meticulously constructed and full of love.

I’m not good at drawing,
so every time I make a video, I think that I should practice more and try to make it more attractive.

I’m also a bit of a self-taught beginner when it comes to video production,
so I don’t know the basics at all,
but if you’re interested in making a video,
I’d like to recommend that you try making one.
I’m sure you’ll be able to make something cool out of it.

Ranko no Ame

Hanafuda resources: Shiropuchi