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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby HaydenST » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:33 pm

Kinematics wrote:I've not seen the original, so I don't know if the psychedelic colors are part of the source or due to editing; I'm going to assume editing. Seemed to be well used as a way to emphasize the psychological aspect of the song.


This is one the source, yes so this is editing
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Copycat_Revolver » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:57 pm

Kinematics wrote:While I know Sekirei is well known for its fanservice shots, the panty shots at 0:55 and 1:54 just didn't seem to blend with the surrounding action...

First of all, this isn't Sekirei, it's Freezing which is pretty much nothing but naked combat. And the shot at 1:54 is there for a specific reason. ("back" as in "baby got back", a bit of a stretch for a joke, but hopefully somebody gets it)

Other than that I actually agree with most of your points. I had to make several concessions due to time restrictions and the lip sync in the beginning was done essentially from scratch right before the deadline. :|
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Kinematics » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:32 pm

Copycat_Revolver wrote:First of all, this isn't Sekirei, it's Freezing which is pretty much nothing but naked combat.


Had a feeling I should have looked up the name of the series instead of going by fuzzy memory. ("Always double check your sources.") :p Sorry for that flub.

Copycat_Revolver wrote:And the shot at 1:54 is there for a specific reason. ("back" as in "baby got back", a bit of a stretch for a joke, but hopefully somebody gets it)


And yes, I kinda got the sense that it was for that lyric match (though it took 2-3 watches before it really sunk in), but I was considering it more from the perspective of the video flow, where it was just dropped in in a way that didn't match what else was going on. There were a couple other jokes to match the lyrics, but they melded well with the video flow, so weren't an issue.
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby lloyd9988 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:16 pm

Kinematics wrote:[Lloyd9988] The Online AMV Iron Chef Tournament v4.0

Starts too early. Have a good 4 seconds of silence before the first rumble, probably shouldn't be more than 2.

Contrast/saturation levels at 0:23 are way too high.

Color tone impacts to match the beat from 0:25 onwards worked well, especially for transitioning to full color view for the video.

0:42-0:43 -- way too dark

Some ugly artifacting in 0:43-0:45 (possibly source?)

1:28 -- too bright

... I *really* coulda done without the eye removal surgery.. >.>

This video has a slightly different take on the "We're all here 'cause we lost control" portion of the lyric, where 'lost control' is past rather than present tense; ie: penance for past failure, rather than justification for current violence. However it only seems to hold onto that theme for a portion of the video, and falls back to the standard interpretation in the latter half. I think that split focus is what weakens your video the most, as there's not enough strength and focus in either half (after the introductory segments).


Yeah, lol, I pretty much agree with everything, especially with the last one. :P i.e. I wanted to focus on that story of losing control in jail but I guess I lost my main focus on the story or I couldn't find the right scenes?? Idk, but that was the part I was really struggling with was the later half. xD Anyway, thanks for your analysis, I'mma see if I can fix it up before I put it on the org. :P Also, That eye-removal surgery was totally necessary :awesome: (Actually, I should've gotten rid of it)
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Otohiko » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:20 pm

argh lloyd, why you make this so hard :x

On the one hand, I think your video is clearly the weakest of the group purely on technical qualities. On the other hand, I thought your video was the best thought-out and best-matched as far as sources and atmosphere go. This made for some agonizing inner debate as far as judging.

Good luck to you, group. Results soon :bear:
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby lloyd9988 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:21 am

Otohiko wrote:argh lloyd, why you make this so hard :x

On the one hand, I think your video is clearly the weakest of the group purely on technical qualities. On the other hand, I thought your video was the best thought-out and best-matched as far as sources and atmosphere go. This made for some agonizing inner debate as far as judging.

Good luck to you, group. Results soon :bear:


Because if it wasn't hard to judge, then I would've lost in Round 1. :awesome: Actually. . . I still think I should've lost back then. Oh, question, can I see the score-sheet on technicalities?? I wanna see what I can do to fix my technical mistakes. :P
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:41 pm

Group G Round 2 videos are up!
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby animAe » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:38 pm

Glad to be done with this round ^^ I was hoping not to get a action song but atleast the song was pretty decent!

I have my doubts on on who will make it to the next round from the group so I shall now rename my video entry as:

Evangelion 4.44: You Can (Not) Quicken :bear:
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Mally » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:20 pm

YAYUHHH!!! DONE! With Round 2.
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Centurione » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:56 am

Alright.

GROUP G TOTALLY ROCKS! :ying:
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Kinematics » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:07 pm

Round G-2

Another set of excellent videos.


[animAe] Test Subject

Errant lip flap at start, Misato. Other instances seemed to generally match up with intent, via subtitles.

Excellent beat sync.

Solid thematic development.

Very clean video. No significant banding in dark scenes or gradiant areas that I'd expect to see some in. Pretty nicely smoothed out. Might have improved slightly with a lower CRF.

Good motion on transitions (pans and zooms), making scenes flow well from one to the next.

Bit too dark around 1:21

Knife thrust action at 1:14 was lost


[Mally] Magical Girls of Angels

Very good beat sync, though not as sharp as animAe's.

Thematically loose. Didn't seem to have quite as solid a central focus.

Very clean video. Most of the video wasn't the sort to generate easily visible artifacts, anyway.

Most transitions naturally blended with the intended motion (as opposed to induced transition effects such as animAe's), but it seemed there still a fair few that were somewhat more abrupt than they needed to be.

Weakest aspect: central theme wasn't much stronger than a simple fight AMV


[SagexAMV] Madoka Guardian

Had the best story focus of the group. Maintained that focus all the way through.

Very smooth and well-placed transitions. Good use of zooms for impact. Never felt like there was a miss-step; was one continuous, smooth flow.

Noticeable banding (relatively speaking; barely worth commenting on for a lesser video). Still very good video quality, though.


[siny] The Encounter

Minor banding. Otherwise, pretty good video.

Synced on off-beat rather than on-beat, which helped give it a softer feel. Generally maintained pretty well (didn't notice anything out of sync, but it's also harder to tell with this sort of rhythm).

Used a lot of fade out/fade in, which made me feel like I was having to strain to keep my eyes focused on it. Greatest annoyance.

Color filters were nicely used. Helped keep a consistent feel from scene to scene.

Slight audio oddity around 1:48

While it had a continuous story, it felt like it wasn't quite holding its focus; rather, that a lot of generic/fight scenes filled in rather than everything fully contributing to the theme.

Weakest aspect: need every single scene chosen to be actively contributing to the overall theme.



Top picks:
[SagexAMV] Madoka Guardian
[animAe] Test Subject


This is another set where I expect judge scores to be near-tied. I listed a 1 and 2 above, but I can't say that either one was, overall, actually better than the other, and the other two are only very small steps below those two.
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Otohiko » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:24 pm

Kinematics wrote:
This is another set where I expect judge scores to be near-tied. I listed a 1 and 2 above, but I can't say that either one was, overall, actually better than the other, and the other two are only very small steps below those two.


Yup :amv:

Had some trouble voting in this round as well. I would also rank all the videos in this group very close to each other.
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby animAe » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:57 pm

Kinematics wrote:[animAe] Test Subject

Errant lip flap at start, Misato. Other instances seemed to generally match up with intent, via subtitles.


Heheh, I was hoping someone would notice this! A few minutes near the deadline, I noticed the video I sent to Yue came out with a weird blocky encode, so I quickly fixed the blockiness, resent it in, then fell asleep not noticing that I unmuted all my muted layers on accident T^T But yes, that Misato clip was not supposed to be there :sweat: Lesson learned to actually watch the video before submitting!

Spoiler :
Damnit Misato Dx
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby xDreww » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:41 am

animAe wrote:
Kinematics wrote:[animAe] Test Subject

Errant lip flap at start, Misato. Other instances seemed to generally match up with intent, via subtitles.


Heheh, I was hoping someone would notice this! A few minutes near the deadline, I noticed the video I sent to Yue came out with a weird blocky encode, so I quickly fixed the blockiness, resent it in, then fell asleep not noticing that I unmuted all my muted layers on accident T^T But yes, that Misato clip was not supposed to be there :sweat: Lesson learned to actually watch the video before submitting!

Spoiler :
Damnit Misato Dx
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NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!! TORLOLOL
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Re: The Quickening - Videos

Postby Mally » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:21 am

Fingers crossed. COME ON RESULTS!!!
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