My first amv 2002
This amv was made after I went to the Otakon AMV contest in 2002. I was inspired by alternatefutures - Light of Day video and Senta Millers - Path of Deus. I just recently saw Creed's video for My Sacrifice on VH1, yes VH1 actually use to play videos back then, and was inspired by that too. So I picked my favorite animes at the time and put this video together. I also dedicated to my grandfather who just passed away then.
My newest amv (May 4th 2014)
My latest amv I really wanted to get back into editing. I wanted to put together a video using Fairy Tail just because it's such an impactful anime. I heard Thousand Foot Krutch back in 2005 with Sierra Lorna's AMV Phenomenon, ever since then I've been listening to this band. I heard Courtesy Call and it just had the feel of Fairy Tail, it was dark at times and ralling at times. Fairy Tail is such a roller coast of anime and so is this song. While I was editing I just let the music take me on the ride. I have to say that ride was a lot of fun.
Have you ever looked back at some of your earliest videos after releasing a new one and just thought about how far you've come in editing?
I have looked at my earlier works. I think I have come a far way since my first amv. While back in my first amv I had the idea of a story, and a message in the video. The timing was off, bad source footage (*cough* cartoon network logo *cough*), lipsyncing attempt if you can call it that. Now the source footage is amazing looking thanks to help from technology, I think I have improved on my timing, and lipsync has gotten better over the years. This all just took practice and help from people I know here on the org. If it wasn't for their help, I don't think I would have improved as much as I have.
Do you like the direction you've taken your creativity in?
I like how I am able to tell a story or deliver a message in the video. Give my action videos what I would like to call "attitude". However I would love to know how some of these editors imagine up these special effects. I just don't have the creativity to come up with crazy effects or where I would put them in the video. Special Effects are my weak point.
Do you think you've improved a lot?
Well as I answered before I think I have improved in some areas, while in the special effect department I think I can still use a lot more improvement.
What changed for you between these two videos?
The thing that changed between these two videos is just my experience in editing. Knowing how to time stuff better, and getting better source footage. Being more paitent over the years. Not rushing my videos. Besides that the core is still there with storytelling and emotion in the video.
What programs did you use to make them?
I used Windows Movie Maker for my first AMV, my latest one and most of my videos from 2005 on Adobe Premiere 6.0.
Where do you think you will go after having finished your latest one?
I'm starting on my next amv for AWA now. I plan on being around for a while. I found my passion again, so only time will tell.
This has been an amazing thing to talk about. Great post macchinainterna.
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Anime Mid Atlantic AMV Contest Coordinator 2007-2011
Katsucon AMV Contest Coordinator 2010-2011
T-Mode Contest Coordinator 2013
Nekocon AMV Contest Coordinator 2014