Lol XD Copycat, your AMVs are always so awesome and informative
Also, why you no have dolphins?!
Anyway. . . umm. . . never given an analysis on vids here before so I guess I'll give it a shot:
: Editing is superb as always. Most, if not, all your editing either goes unnoticed or enhances the video even more. Personally, if this doesn't move on to the next round, its just going to be a huge letdown. Its just plain good editing in general with internal synch and very good flow. The audio cuts go unnoticed as well and the color correction is amazing. Personally, the one thing I love about the video is the symbolism used(i.e. the flowers is the best example I can put). The one problem I had with it was a transition of mood, like at 0:55, it was a girl on some man and then, instantly, it went into action. Sequence of scenes was well placed. There were a few minor problems with the editing in my opinion, 0:27, I thought should've been not such a rough cut of the three scenes, instead, should've been a zoom-out of the first face and then a rough cut transition between the two and 1:18 I thought, at the black and white scenes, there should've been a black fade-out.
Overall, though, for a week of editing, this was an amazing AMV to watch and a great character profile.
P.S. Quick question: What was the name of the anime you used??
: Really liked the editing in most parts, but some parts were. . . Lacking, I guess is the best way I can put it. i.e., The sequence of scenes in some areas didn't make sense. I think the one thing that was holding this AMV was probably the fact that it was too focused on lyric synch and not the concept of the AMV. i.e. 0:45 & 1:48. Weirdest thing is that I thought the best time you synched your video was at 0:37 for some reason because I think that's probably when you had an idea of what kind of concept you were going to use but I think there just wasn't a follow-through with your concept throughout the rest of the video. Also, there is something that can be learned from Hayden's video that can be incorporated into your future videos: At 0:40, you did a zoom-in at a girl's face but the zoom-in was a bit rough because there was no follow through like there was with Hayden's video. i.e. Watch his part at 1:05 - 1:06 and you'll notice that he uses a blur during the zoom-in first then, he keeps his next scene that's fully zoomed-in blurred a little while adding a slight rotation and zooms out. <---- (Sorry
I'm teaching myself some new tricks in my next AMV). Anyway, just something to look up for the next AMV. 1:55 felt random because I don't know what its doing there. xD Also, Hayden pointed out some static scenes, like, I'm guessing at 1:08 - 1:10.
Lastly, some scenes were too dark 1:39 - 1:42. Like I thought it was good but could've been brighter with some color-correction. Anyway, despite what I said, I still did like this AMV because I seriously feel there's some unseen beauty in this AMV.
Also, this AMV does make me wanna watch Karas. ^_^ Sad to say, though, Riccardo, I don't think either one of us is going to make it to the quarter-finals. . . (Group D, we failed!) DX I refuse to let this failure to go unanswered >:O
: . . . Can I have someone else to review mine, I can't do it myself >.< All I know is that 2:14 - 2:16 was a crappy transition, the editing style was too rough, the shakes at 2:24 - 2:26 was lousy, the lip-synch at 3:10 wasn't effective enough, something felt off at 1:48 and the scenes following after and the cross-fade at 3:08 sucked. Oh, and I'm not making it to the next round. xD
: Nice! This was awesome xD Its an amazing parody AMV.
Anyway, going to be serious now. Scene selection was great, and editing was a bit rough in some areas (i.e. The hard-cut at 1:26; At 1:29, there were some choppy scenes; 2:03 - 2:08 the scene at 2:05 felt like it lasted too long; 1:33, probably could've added something there and the audio cuts at 2:24 & 2:44). Now, on to the awesome parts! Rationalism,the great destroyer! Loved it. xD Also, the lyric synch at 1:05 and 1:10 - 1:12, priceless.
Internal synch was amazing, 2:35 - 2:37 was just pure awesomeness, transition at 1:23 was great blah blah blah, don't let it go to your head that the editing was awesome as well. x'D Now, I could go on about the editing and awesome parody but I think anyone who watches this gets it.
P.S. Found the dolphins xD
Anyway, that's all I got to say so far, probably more I could've said but. . . I don't like going into too much detail unless I'm giving an opinion.
Now, if the judges judge on editing, it should be:Hayden
But if the judges judge on creativity, then I think it should be the opposite.
Either way, I can only see those two making it to the next round. . . (>:O <---- internally mad at myself for not doing better. xD Don't worry, it's normal)