This is a tough video for me, there were some things I liked and other things I hated. First I'll start with what I liked ^_^
I liked that you took the time to make this, it shows a lot about you. An 8 minute song is a crazy thing for an editor to tackle, so the video length is at least commendable. Second good thing I liked about this video was that I was able to get through it all. The visuals you showed and the places you went with the anime changed frequently enough to keep me watching and at some points in it I didn't even notice the editing; I was just watching what you showed me. That very rarely happens with an AMV it seems.
And now to the down points. First off the quality was very iffy. Many of the blacker scenes looked very washed out, and I know you mentioned you had some problems on the export, but those are things you need to work out before the actual release. Don't spend like...I dunno how long you spent on this...but lets just say a month. Don't spend a month editing a video and then take a day to release it because you just want to throw it out and let the fan mail pour in. You need to take the time to make sure every aspect of it is done correctly because people WILL notice these things. I don't know how many were in the video total, but I noticed at least 3 weird distortions, colors, etc that were obviously caused by your export.
Next, I was entertained up until about 3 minutes in because your editing changed up quite a bit, and I really kind of liked that, and I can totally understand because of how long the video is. I know you're going to want to change up a lot in a video this long as time passes. But you really lost me on the blurs, and the radial blurs, along with the black and white shit. It really felt like you were just throwing down everything you knew how to do at that point and it was painfully noticeable. I would rather see a really polished effect or style of editing throughout the video, but some elements in this were really strong whereas others felt painfully underdeveloped. The lack of consistency really started to get to me.
The song change at 5:20 is absolutely unbearable as well. The source continues but it feels like we're listening to an entirely different song. I'm not sure if thats due to your editing or if its just the song, but it felt really jagged and disjointed, so what I'd ultimately suggest is if it were possible, just cut your song off there if you can't edit with the change adequately.
Decent video, worth a watch if you can sit through it. It's 7:51 in length, plus credits.3/5
If you feel patient enough I would really encourage you to work with your export more and re-release this or switch out the mp4, so we don't have all that leftover video garbage in there.