Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter OP

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter OP

Postby kapparomeo » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:14 pm

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Video: Hard Bargain (a-m-v.org Preview)
Category: Action, Drama, Serious, Parody
Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Song: Howling
Artist: Abingdon Boys School
Creator: kapparomeo

Creating an AMV on this theme really wasn't so much a hobby as a necessity. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is chock-full of talk of forming contracts to gain special powers, the machinations of sinister agendas behind ambiguous parties, and the exaction of severe prices; some enterprising editor was going to make the link crossing these parallel shows sooner or later! :wink:

This AMV emulates the first opening sequence of Darker Than Black - if you're not familiar with that anime, here's a quick video to introduce you: [LINK]

I hope you find it enjoyable or intriguing, and critcism is always seriously considered.
Last edited by kapparomeo on Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby Kosmit » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:56 am

First of all, you don't have to type in all that info by hand - you can use the vidid tag:

Code: Select all

[vidid]181084[/vidid]

to get this:


The AMV itself is ok. It does emulate Darker Than Black's opening quite well, but on the other hand it lacks a bit in synch and dynamics.

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby kapparomeo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:36 pm

Huh. I've been a member of a-m-v.org for over a year and a half and yet I had no idea about that feature... that's really quite embarassing. :oops:

I take your point about dynamics. I'm not much of a graphic artist, and it shows - while the plain logo actually came out quite well in the end, bold, crisp and distinctive, I originally intended to have it be emitting a changing hue as the "Darker Than Black" title card does. Unfortunately, that was beyond my meagre Photoshop skills at present. Still, each of these videos that I make is a learning experience and I hope to make a step towards real proficiency each time.

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby angelx03 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:42 pm

Kosmit wrote:
The AMV itself is ok. It does emulate Darker Than Black's opening quite well, but on the other hand it lacks a bit in synch and dynamics.


....which is kind of funny considering I thought the original Darker than Black OP seem to fall short on sync and dynamics. :lol:

I can see where you were going with this video considering the lyrics which eerily matches the premise of Madoka Magica. It's pretty decent.
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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby kapparomeo » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:39 am

Bah. Maybe I should have held fire for a week before making this AMV - there are some shots in the latest episode that would have been a perfect fit:

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Alas, I've already deleted all my source files so it would have to be a rebuild from the ground up. Ah well - that particular shot is a bit short, it would be tough to make it scan anyway.

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby CodeZTM » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:26 am

I thought it was extremely well executed, but the part with the title was a tad disappointing. But as an opening, it was extremely believable. :up:

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby Chained(E)Studio » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:38 pm

Love this song and dark than black *~*
Think did an awesome job : )
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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby kapparomeo » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:00 pm

CodeZTM wrote:I thought it was extremely well executed, but the part with the title was a tad disappointing. But as an opening, it was extremely believable. :up:


Thanks for the positive comments; do you mean title as in the show's logo scrolling across the screen the start, or the credits sequence at the end?

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby SeNniN » Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:58 pm

It was nice, I think you did manage to create what you were going for here.
I'm not too fond of these kinds of animes, so I couldn't get into it, but editing wise, it was well put together. :up:
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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby kapparomeo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:39 pm

Unfortunately the YouTube stream link will no longer work - Sony Music, being enemies of joy, have just decided now to take exception to the AMV and have had it pulled. I'm particularly resentful because it's only a short edit of the song, less than half of the full version, and mutliple copies of the Darker Than Black OP are quite happily puttering around YouTube unmolested... :cry:

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby big boss93 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:31 am

Nice! Too bad you didn't wait eps 10 to come. That scene was perfect for your video! But it's still a good amv :D

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Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magica AMV- Darker Than Black Alter O

Postby S.A. Robert » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:29 pm

Good clip.
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