Your Life Story

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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Anicsi » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:09 am

This is a cool idea 8D

How you got into AMVs:
Phew, omg, my dark dark past lol When I was like 15 (so 9 years ago, time flies), I was active in an Anime forum. Especially a club called 'AAML', which centered around the epic love of Ash and Misty in Pokemon (I dare you to oppose me on this!!!!). Anyway, one of the members there showed us an AMV about them, and I wanted to make my own. So I started editing with WMM and shitty screenshots and pixelish footage. My, it was amazing!

How you came up with your screen name:
When I was 16, I spent a year in Venezuela, South America. Shortly before I left, I read an article in a newspaper about the only five surviving condors (you know, dat bird xD) in that country. One of them was named Anicsi, which means Moon Goddess, according to the article. I wanted a name that would have a bond to my experience there. Easy peasy, eh? xp

How you discovered the Org:
I was a n00b and I needed help. Google's your best friend.

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P)
I was in EndlessLifeStudios for a while. When the leaders decided to disband it, we were quite shocked and sad. A few of us wanted to stick together. We wanted to create a studio that wouldn't be so much about fame or perfection, but just a couple of friends editing together. We're all kinda crazy and some of us have quit editing, but we still spend time in the chats, and we can always ask for help regarding editing. The most important thing for us is trust. I know the people in the studio would never think of leaving to join a more prestigious studio. Call us cheesy, but that's why we're called Fidelity Studios, and I wouldn't change my studio mates for anything in the world :wink:

Favorite genre to edit and why:
Drama, Sentimental, Romance. Because I'm a raw editor mostly, and emotion and story is my way to go. I like tackling my problems or questions by turning my feelings into a video.

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!)
I have to say I've never been an effect whore. But of course the footage quality sucked and watermarks and tons of crossfades and generally too long scenes and... urgh *shivers*

First contest experience:
Otakon 2009? i think. Possibly. Unfortunately I couldn't be there myself.

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:
Generally the people here are very helpful when it comes to editing related questions. I don't know how many times Kionon saved my ass in the Mac section. I'll be eternally grateful.

Worst experience with the community:
I can't really say I've had a particularly bad experience on the org. I just don't like the competitive and elitist attitude of some people. I edit for fun. With friends. Of course I want to make it as good as I can, but there is a difference in mindset.

Why you edit: (If you don't edit anymore, explain yo'self!)
It's my way of emotional outlet. I've been editing less and less, though.

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers)
I have a list (yes, a list) of projects, I'd like to do. There are about 35 videos on that list. I write an idea down whenever I have it. But unfortunately, I don't think i'll complete even 5 percent of those. I've been getting a bit frustrated with editing lately. I'd like to become better in technical aspects and create more story-line focused works that I can call my own. But i don't have the time for that. Next year I'll graduate Uni and i'll be freaking busy. I don't know if i'll have the time to edit at all. So... we'll see.

Sorry, this got kinda long lol
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby CastielTheFallen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:34 am

How you got into AMVs:
Around 99-2000 I got Kazaa and started grabbing up fan videos. That pretty much started it all, after that I joined a forum called Proud-Saiyan. There, I met UnlimitedRice, MajinSteve87, and some other editors. Not to mention V37 and Shelton0088, who were my first mentors. Lurked around here for awhile from about 2000 to 2004 or so when I actually signed up.

How you came up with your screen name:
Vegeta119 - pretty self explanatory, one of my favorite anime characters is Vegeta. After that I just tacked a number that looked somewhat ok with it.
Arashinome - A name a very close friend Dayna gave me. Supposedly translates to "Eye of the Storm" in Japanese.
CastielTheFallen - My pen-name. I got it from (pretty obviously) Supernatural's "Castiel" character. An angel who rebels to save the world.

How you discovered the Org:
Honestly I barely remember, I think Rice linked me here at some point in 02

Tell me about your studio:
DZ Studios was originally a merger between 3 studios, My Own, an editor named SaY4cT, and KingDavid. We've since merged with BloodSugarProductions since I joined up with them to keep the studio name alive. Here's our current roster.


DZ Studios 2014 Roster

CastielTheFallen
NME (R.I.P Sam)
ZetZu (Honorary Mention for being original DZ; R.I.P)
XnoD
DcDeveloperX
ReggieSmalls
Qyll
Silk_SK
Muffin
DaCoolGohan
Gotegenks
Dax
Smanchez
Nicho Void
PieRowManiac
Kyle_m



Favorite genre to edit and why:
Action, Character Profile, Drama, Introspective, Comedy, Deep Story Based shit. Pretty much everything. But I love editing to Hip Hop in general, and a lot of rock.

Favorite newbie mistake you've made:
WMV.

First contest experience:
Never been to one, but I did win an honorable mention at Otafest in 07 and Cloudy With A Chance won AWA Expo at some point.

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:

All the great friends I've met through this community and hobby. I've created bonds that can only be broken by death.
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Worst experience with the community:
Losing Sam (NME)

Why you edit:

I do all things artistic, except drawing, I can't draw for shit. I consider AMVs art, thus I create. It's also a fun stress relieving hobby.

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers)

Editing goals - Create more videos. Get to work on my big Brad Sucks project (Pfft like that'll ever happen).
Non-editing goals - Get a mixtape or album out and book a show. I'm a rapper.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Bauzi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:54 pm

How you got into AMVs:
My best friend (Mac) and me started watching AMVs in summer 2001. It was the time when I started to get into anime via Dragon Ball. Since I had no cabel, I had hardly the chance to see my manga heroes in full colour. That's why we searched the net for some small clips (56k era!!!). It was always magic to see my favourite moments of DBZ fully animated and in colour. That's how we stumbled upon AMVs. They were awesome and so we decided to make something awesome too. Basic inspiration was to become as good/famous as the editors we admired.

How you came up with your screen name:
Some friend called me that way in school. I disliked it first. However after looking at my alternative nicknames, this was probably the best it could get. I love it now.

How you discovered the Org:
To be honest... We found the org quite early, but we were blocked to get into it because of the registration barrier. Back then you just didn't register everywhere on the net. I arrived here in 2004 I think.

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P)
First my and friend and me where a duo. Not single editors. We edited our videos under the pseudonym "Bauzi & Mac". Our tastes differed and we decided it would be best to just start a studio. It still stands under the principle of sharing knowledge, footage and hardware (PCs, harddrives) between friends. Of course we have more memebers today :)

Favorite genre to edit and why:
Creepy horror something. It's the thing I often enjoy the most. I guess it's because I was never afraid to look in my mind into the abyss of mankind. However most people would describe me as a funny and nice guy and that's true.

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!)
It's hard to pick. I really made them all. All of them. Including faux pass on the internet too.

First contest experience:
2005 AniNite. I didn't submit my newest AMV because I thought it would be too violent. Some people proofed me wrong xD

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:

I stepped back from my online pressence and focus to communicate with my country's local editors. I helped to build up a community here and it's really fun. This weekend I pledged a legion with a good friend to bring an AMV contest or convention into the biggest convention area in Austria. That would mean an AMV contest that could be viewed by thousands at the same time. We both had tears in our eyes, because we really care about the hobby and the community.

Worst experience with the community:
My first contact with the internet. I tell you something: Back in the day... people weren't nicer than today.

There was also a big controversy about some years ago me when I heavily criticized the biggest local AMV contest on how they judged videos. I was full of rage and of course my post was full of foul language. Years later I won the contest 3 times in a row and this year I will probably host and organize it for the second time now.

Why you edit: (If you don't edit anymore, explain yo'self!)
I always loved to tell stories and portrait characters and situations.

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers)
I work for a TV channel right now and I want to create many more TV shows. Right now I had 2 and one of them is still going. Right now we try to start a third one. It's hard, but it's fun.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Bauzi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:58 pm

Sry! I forgot to mention:
I owe everything to AMVs. It defines me in who I am. I would definatly be a worse person without it. This was a journey that will hopefully go on and that I will never forget. Without it I would be some random loser.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:50 pm

Bauzi wrote:Sry! I forgot to mention:
I owe everything to AMVs. It defines me in who I am. I would definatly be a worse person without it. This was a journey that will hopefully go on and that I will never forget. Without it I would be some random loser.


This.

I probably wouldn't have had any real ambition without amvs either.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby hasteroth » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:28 pm

How you got into AMVs: Kei-Kon in Victoria, BC. Saw the "AMV Smackdown" where they just took some AMVs (old and new) from the web and had us vote for our faves.
How you came up with your screen name: Pulled it out of my ass when making my Runescape account when I was 10, it stuck. I mostly go by Hacchin now though (Sanya-nya is the one to thank for that nickname)
How you discovered the Org:Found my way here while looking for an AMV I saw at Kei-Kon and impersonated Kei-Kon staff when I got into an argument over the smackdown (yeah that was me when I was 14, what do you want?).
Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P): Unless that little 2 person thing me and Kenzichu started forever ago counts, I never joined one cause I never bothered.
Favorite genre to edit and why: Romance, because hormones (I haven't edited since high school)
Favorite newbie mistake you've made: What's a mistake?
First contest experience: If you count the VCAs, I was nominated for best first video for The Only One For Me (I love that video but I cringe when I go back and watch it because man I was a hormonal teenager). Otherwise Otakuthon, I submitted my 15 Minutes of Fame video. Didn't win anything, missed the screenings anyways so whatevs.
Best experience you've had thus far with the community: Uhhhhhhhhh, I'm gonna have to say my best experiences in the AMV community were when Godix was still with us. He cracked me up and was something of a friend to me.
Worst experience with the community: Reda, need I say more?
Why you edit: Well I haven't since high-school because laziness.
Future goals: I'm a film student right now, and I have been seeing some mild freelance success as an editor and production sound mixer.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby CastielTheFallen » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:45 pm

hasteroth wrote:
[b]Worst experience with the community
:Everybody in DZ + Mitch

Fix'd. :bear:
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Pwolf » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:24 pm

But Mitch is so lovable D:
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby hasteroth » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:27 am

Mitch wasn't so bad.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby CastielTheFallen » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:21 pm

hasteroth wrote:Mitch wasn't so bad.

That's only because you don't know the extent to the part he played in that whole schmeal. It was for your own good though. :uhoh:
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby hasteroth » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:18 pm

CastielTheFallen wrote:
hasteroth wrote:Mitch wasn't so bad.

That's only because you don't know the extent to the part he played in that whole schmeal. It was for your own good though. :uhoh:

Way over that man.
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