gabberMD wrote:u already know my opinion nice job
l33tmeatwad wrote:I know we've had our differences in the past, but I really feel like I need to comment on this video, so I hope you don't take it the wrong way.
Overall, I think your technical are solid, you've definitely improved over time from what I've seen with your use of software and you effectively put it to use properly to help aid the atmosphere of videos. The color and other visual changes you made really helped to build the mood of the video and matched the song tone rather well. That said, I really have to wonder why you used two sources for this, as one would have been a much better choice. Also, the two shows you chose do not mesh well, and you leave the viewer wondering how the two shows are supposed to connect or compare, which never has a payoff. Another problem I had it doesn't really progress, it jumps right into these characters "being in love" and has no buildup, which really leaves the viewer with nothing to care about as they have no investment in caring for the characters unless they've seen the show before. This causes the video to peak early and leaves nothing for the viewer after the first minutes of the video.
Overall I'd say this video has strong technical, with weak story and emotion building execution, which makes for a very average video. It may sound a little harsh, but I like to keep it real with veteran editors. I know not every video any editor puts out will be a masterpiece, but I do like to give solid feedback to help editors view things from a different perspective and think about flaws they may not have noticed before (and I like others to do the same for me too ).
CodeZTM wrote:A really cute romance video.
The ToraDora fanboy in me wish it was JUST Toradora, but I'll take what I can get. I echo l33t's thoughts on the concept, although I still think videos can stand solid on mood/atmosphere alone, and this video has it. Your effects/coloring has gotten really fantastic over time, and it just really matches the flow/ebb of the music well. Nice scene selection and just a solid mood overall.
Emong wrote:I'm also wondering why you used two sources instead of one. Couldn't really see much connection there except that both have some really cute scenes in them. But I like what you did with the coloring etc. in order to make the visual look of the two sources blend together.
As for the sync choices, I was kind of hoping for more consistency in your use of cuts and fades. Though I admit this is kind of a personal annoyance, which always makes me go like "there were just four fades in a row and then...a cut? NOTHING CHANGED IN THE SONG SO Y U SYNC DIFFERENTLY?!" I also wasn't a fan of the white flashes. They looked kind plain compared to all the other coloring and lightning/contrast/whatever effects you had.
That said, I think it had a really cute and sort of intimate feel to it. And it would be all too easy to say it's just due to the anime/song combination! Nice job
Niwa wrote:Definetly a major improvements over the last betas I've gotten from you, and it's nice to see that most of the tweaks has been adjusted and refined. Still not quite fond of the sparkles in some scenes, they just won't blend too well with the footage except for the night scene in the middle. Some colouring still need some work as mentioned on our previous conversation, they just look too bland which could've been easily fixed with adjusting RGB curves or levels in After Effects, but most scenes looked fine in the end.
Keep it up
AimoAio wrote:The mood's definitely there, but like others have already mentioned, it's difficult to get into the AMV because it doesn't have a very strong concept and I think the problem was because you used two animes instead of focusing on one. The AMV starts off really well with a great mood buildup but it starts to disappear around midway and the later section just feels really random. But I know you had your own reasons for using two animes and the AMV did turn out really cute so it's okay.
The best part for me would probably be the section around 1:12-1:45 where the scenes were just perfect and it felt like you managed to convey the feelings of the guy exactly like the song suggests. I personally love the sparkles though like Niwa said, they could have been blended in better to make it seem more natural like they're part of the anime instead of something that was artificially created. Colouring looks fantastic as usual. You have really good technicals but I think some more work in scene selection in this would have made it much better. Still, pretty enjoyable though! Good work Drew! ^^
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