As the first Instrumentality project, Animasia, is wrapping up, it is time to open the second for those who missed the first, or were looking for a different kind of instrumental AMV project.
The concept behind "Around the World in 80 Minutes" is to follow the path of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days" with images and music. The AMV segments will represent the stops, while the connecting footage will stand in for the journey between each set of cities.
Before creating a section for this project, you will need to make a post in this thread stating which section you will be making, what song you will be using, and a brief description of your anime choice and video concept. If you decide after claiming a section that you will not be able to or no longer wish to complete it you should also give notice in this thread that you are releasing that section so another editor can claim it. I am also imposing a limit of one incomplete video claim per editor - i.e. no editor can claim a second section until finishing their first to the satisfaction of those actively involved in the project.
The sections available are (based on a list given to me by Kalium):
02 Port Said (head of the Suez Canal)
05 Hong Kong
07 Sandwich Islands
08 San Francisco
09 New York
The section for each city should use music and visuals from or clearly connected to or suggestive of the city it portrays.
For this project I am also allowing animation from all countries into this project. As long as at least one section of the ten has Japanese animation this project is within the .org rules on Anime content, and I can't ignore the fact that some of these places might be better covered by, for example, a Disney film (plot and historical innacuracies aside, the visuals in some are very good).
The other rules for this project are:
No graphic violence.
No hentai (don't know how anyone'd think hentai would fit anyhow, but I might as well explicitly ban it from the beginning).
No music that draws focus to English-language lyrics (word in other languages will be permitted if they match the city being shown).
All final submissions must be in a 16:9 aspect ratio, or suitable for cropping to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
A web page will soon be up under the "Anime Resources" section of my website (check the 'web' button under my sig). It will restate these rules and be updated if any major changes need to be made to the project guidelines as it progresses. It will also point to the FTP server and directory path that will be used for WIP and completed submussions when the sections reach a point where they can be shared and opinions may be gathered from the other participants in this project.
may seeds of dreams fall from my hands -
and by yours be pressed into the ground.