Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

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Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:51 pm

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Stuff:
-please don't watch this in preview mode
-you have to watch it the whole way through
-some people don't know what Jethro Tull is
-some people will like this
-some people will hate this
-some people will have playback issues [60fps]
-some people may actually prefer the 30fps version ?
-some people won't watch this through to the end [6:05]
-It's kind of long, but give it a chance.
-inspired by [perhaps] my favorite composition of all time: Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull
-[This is my attempted at remastering the 1972 version]
-The Music is just a small excerpt from the ~45min piece... check out the full thing :)
-The Video is an experiment, much like most of my videos... check those out too... :|
-Basically, I wanted to make a video with just pictures... hence the title
-There is a pretty strong focus on lyric sync in the first half
-All I can say is:

Just sit back, and actually try to enjoy it...
...as you should with any AMV.


[wow, I hate writing descriptions... but that wasn't so painful >_>]

EDIT: won Best Artistic Endeavor at AWA Expo 2010
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=101540

Technical:
use CCCP beta for playback.
[60fps]

as always, any feedback would be appreciated.


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Last edited by Phantasmagoriat on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby dreamawake » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:13 pm

Cool stuff, I love me some Jethro Tull. Was listening to this and Aqualung last night. :up:
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:21 pm

The music and selection of pictures gave this video a great emotional feel. Not really sure it all the mega masking near the end was necessary for the overall feel (But it was very well done and I'm impressed by that :D ). It's always hard to keep people’s attention with this kind of video so it might possibly been a bit too long.

Stiff, quite decent in the end!

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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Cross/fade » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:42 am

The idea and the pic selection was great that is why it's easy to sink into the atmosphere you created but I have to agree with Vlad that it's a bit hard to stay focused on the same level throughout the whole thing. It could be a bit shorter than it is.
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Ingow » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:33 am

fuck yeah battle royale manga

anyway yes this was very good
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:00 pm

Arashinome wrote:Cool stuff, I love me some Jethro Tull. Was listening to this and Aqualung last night. :up:
Hell yeah, someone knows good music :wink:
I'll add that I like the first half of Thick as a Brick way more than the second, but Aqualung is classic 8-)



Vlad G Pohnert wrote:The music and selection of pictures gave this video a great emotional feel. Not really sure it all the mega masking near the end was necessary for the overall feel (But it was very well done and I'm impressed by that :D ). It's always hard to keep people’s attention with this kind of video so it might possibly been a bit too long.

Stiff, quite decent in the end!

Vlad
Thanks for your input Vlad :) and I thought you'd mention the masking :awesome:
Regarding the length, I was aware of the issue as soon as I started the video, but I wanted to give people a small taste of longer more progressive work-- similar to what you get when listening to Thick as a Brick in it's entirety. I find it's not very common to see video's take their time and lead to musical shifts for greater impact. This is something that I think is dying in amv's and even the music industry to a certain extent.



Cross/fade wrote:The idea and the pic selection was great that is why it's easy to sink into the atmosphere you created but I have to agree with Vlad that it's a bit hard to stay focused on the same level throughout the whole thing. It could be a bit shorter than it is.
It's good to know the atmosphere was there :D
I'll direct you to my response to Vlad regarding the video length.



Ingow wrote:fuck yeah battle royale manga

anyway yes this was very good
Thank :)
It makes my day knowing someone else recognized such epic manga :book:
Glad you liked it.
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Gaurry » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:08 pm

something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Rubeeh » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:25 pm

EFF YEH, I really liked this one the mood was there :up:
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Ikore » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:33 pm

Gaurry wrote:something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010
you should love the retro, dude :up:


pretty good indeed |:>
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Enigma » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:33 pm

Gaurry wrote:something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010

Needs moar M@D.


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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby EvaFan » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:48 am

I think the idea was cool and most of the pics used fit well but ehh... needed more dynamics and fx to make this more interesting and not feel like its draggin on towards the end. It was all right though and I enjoyed some of it for the mood.

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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:22 pm

Gaurry wrote:something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010
Using the same logic, the music was made in 1972, so I suppose that is not for 2010 either =/
While we all have our own preferences, I must say that is a very narrow point of view.
But thanks for watching.


Rubeeh wrote:EFF YEH, I really liked this one the mood was there :up:
Glad you liked it :)


Ikore wrote:
Gaurry wrote:something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010
you should love the retro, dude :up:


pretty good indeed |:>
Yeah, I suppose retro is a good way of looking at it. 8-)
Thanks for checking it out


Enigma wrote:
Gaurry wrote:something like this I saw in 2003-2005 =/ this vid not for 2010

Needs moar M@D.


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Well, let me know what you think :wink:


EvaFan wrote:I think the idea was cool and most of the pics used fit well but ehh... needed more dynamics and fx to make this more interesting and not feel like its draggin on towards the end. It was all right though and I enjoyed some of it for the mood.

3/5
Thanks for your input :)
I didn't want to drown it completely in fx. I just wanted it to be basic-- to be consistent with the title. But yeah, I know what you mean. That was one of the hardest parts about making this video. Thanks for checking it out.
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Enigma » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:20 pm

Forgot to post...fuck, but i thought it was pretty well done..nothing i'll come back to see tough.Great mood tough ^^
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Moonlight Soldier » Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:32 pm

There were shots in this that made me laugh out loud and then goo AWWWWWWWWW. Good stuff dude :up:
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Re: Just Pictures [AWA Expo Best Artistic Endeavor]

Postby Fizziks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:21 pm

Others are going to disagree with me, but personally I thought the length of this vid was fine. It's an enjoyable video, with an interesting and well-executed concept. :up:
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