seasons wrote:Now, I know you didn't come in here for a lecture on that stuff so I'll get to the actual feedback. I thought it was a pretty good video. I've seen a lot of FLCL videos but never one so focused on Mamimi. So it was pretty unique in that respect. I thought you did a good job with how you paced it and where you applied the cuts. It synced with the music pretty well. I don't feel like the color effects added very much to the end product. And I wasn't really a big fan of the action scenes, which broke up the mellow flow of the video and felt out of place. That said, I still think it was a good AMV. You should make an entry for it here. You can at least post a Youtube link in that for anyone who wants to watch it.
Hope that you stick around and keep sharing your works with us.
Thank you so much. This one paragraph made the effort worthwhile.
I didn't write much because it's embarrassing to write paragraphs of text for an AMV that no one will probably ever read haha.
I resisted watching FLCL for like 8 years because it was so quirky and random and pure-100%-anime I couldn't get into it. While combing it for AMV footage, I discovered the series had a surprising amount of characterization below the surface (mainly that Haruko is actually the villain). This was the plot I picked up from the show but is almost certainly not true:
By the time I got to the end of the show, I was convinced Mamimi was the protagonist and that 80% of the show was a vivid hallucination brought on by her nicotine addictions and the trauma of getting dumped by her boyfriend for an American girlfriend. Haruko was a projection of who Mamimi actually wanted to be - a fast-talking, fast-romancing action hero who does whatever she wants, and Atomsk was the boyfriend she wished she could have - powerful, caring, and swings a wicked baseball bat. This is why, in the AMV, I tried to only show colors when she smoked a cigarette or colors that reminded her of the glow of a cigg (red, yellow). Addiction will often leave you feeling 'empty' or like something is missing, so I tried to remove the color either on her or around her.
I have a video entry up but it was pretty barren so I figured I'd just have you skip a link, I'll just copy this description into it I guess.
Obviously my interpretation isn't correct because a lot of things happen off-screen from Mamimi, but I felt like the series was much better when I watched it this way haha. Unfortunately it was very hard to translate this to the AMV, didn't go as well as I'd hoped. I will try to get the aspect ratio fixed for my next AMV definitely, my monitor is widescreen so I guess nothing looked off to me? I don't know how it works lol. Thank you so again for replying, I'll definitely keep trying and make my next video more consistent.