Loved this mvid for its simplicity---really brings back memories of old-school amv editing that happened back in the early 2000's. Back then, amv editors made great mvids because they focused on plot, synch and great song choice. You have all the elements of that here, so kudos to you for bringing back nostalgic memories for me
One thing that I absolutely cannot stand, however, is the song. (Which is totally not your fault---it's One Republic's for dropping the ball somewhere).
I *want* to love 'Counting Stars' ---love, love, love it----but it's ruined for me every time because of the high-pitched squeaking that shows up every 20-30 seconds. I'm assuming they screwed up when editing the song because they left in the guitar squeaks, which annoys the hell out of me whenever I hear it, so for me, I can't listen to it too often because it's like nails on a chalkboard for me. Did you notice it when editing? If you did, you must have balls of steel to be able to have to listen to that squeaking over and over again... -____-
Other than that, amazing job! I just wish I could watch it as many times as I wanted without having to take an ice-pick to the head because of that infernal squeaking!!
Edit: Subsequently, I noticed that around 2:03 there's a scene splice that shouldn't be there---the transition from the flying fish to Granmamare is off because a closer shot of her is there for a split second before it is replaced with the 'normal' longer shot of her