To get that effect, I think basically all you have to do is split the clip into sections then apply a different zoom effect to each one. I never used this effect myself, but I'm pretty sure that's how you do it. Use the razor tool to split the clip then you can set the zoom effect under Motion in the Effects Control Panel. Choose a start and end point for the clip's motion then fiddle with the zoom button. Do this for each seperate clip segment. It should end up looking like the camera's shaking.
I think using a black-and-white effect could really add to the mood of this piece, especially in the middle somewhere.
What else is a really cool effect is when you do an overaly of a zoom effect. In other words, a clip that has a semi-transparent overlay that does a zoom effect over top of the original clip so that it looks like there's a zoom effect in the foreground and an un-modified clip in the background. I really hope you know what I'm talking about. In Yakumo's FF10 video "Fantasy Rollercoaster", he used this effect a lot. Give it a download, it's worth seeing if you haven't already seen it. I used this effect quite often in my current project and it's one of my favorite effects. I think this would be a good effect to use at the shot of Jenova at 1:45.
For the ghosts right after that.... hmmmm.... try doing a fade to black-and-white then fade back to colour in time to the music or something. Try that for the winged Kefka at 2:15 also.
For the lunatic pandora, I saw this black thing for a second. Was that intentional? I think it would look really good if you used the black overlay and went fade-to-black-overlay then back to the picture and repeated that a few times in time to the music.
Argh, this is hard to explain, and I probably just confused you more. Feel free to ask more questions.
Words of advice: if you know what you want done to a clip, do it. If you don't know how to do it, find a way to do it. That's a good part of what MV-making is about: getting ideas then making them happen. You have to make them happen, otherwise you won't be satisfied with the result. Usually the manual tells you all you need to know about effects. If you see a cool effect in a video and want to use it, think about what the effect is and how you can make it using the tools you have.
Wow, I jabbered a long time and I probably didn't make any sense... but I tried.
Very original video by the way... I have never seen an FF video quite like this one. And just a suggestion.... but I think it might be good for the video if you cut out some of the more repetitve parts in the middle. It's just a suggestion though, do whatever you want with your own artwork.
Hope this helped.
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