The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

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The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby CodeZTM » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:07 am

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Welcome to the Lip Flapper! Each week, we delve deep into the community and get a look into both individual members as well as group discussions on various issues that surround our hobby.
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This Week in "The Lip Flapper"

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Interview Spotlight

Judgeholden is a long time member, who is well known for his dramatic and fanservice/upbeat AMVs. Recently, he created Haters Gonna Hate, but is also known for Moe! We Got the Beat, Zombie Service, Out to Save the World and Disco Heaven. Go check out the rest of his work, as they're all extremely entertaining!

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Interview

Q: Thanks for joining me today! Why don't we get started and have you introduce yourself to the audience?


I am an otaku ... and I am unashamed to say so! I live in St. Paul Minnesota, a city that rolls up the sidewalks at 6pm and trows up the closed sign. :awesome: I have more in common with Vlad, then with you young whippersnappers. :dino:

Q: Well thanks for joining me today Judgeholden. Let's start things off and ask how you got involved in editing?


If you are looking to lay the blame ay someone's door steps, then it fully lies with Phade ... :uhoh: I had no idea that AMVs even existed until I met him at Anime Detour '04 (methinks). He ran an AMV room there (still does to this day), and I was like: "These things rock! Anime? Music? Together? It's like a Reese's Peanut-butter Cup for your eyes and ears! Mind blown!" Then I came here, and the first videos I downloaded were "Tainted Donuts" and "Engel" ... I think I pooped myself a little watching those two videos (of course, I could have been the Taco Bell I ate as well). A few months latter I started working on my first AMV.

Q: So care to share with us the secret style of Hana no judgeholden? Or in a less stupid way of saying it, care to less us know about your process of editing?


My process is rather mundane. Often it starts with hearing a random song and think ... "This could make a fun AMV" Then I think of an anime that "fits" with the song ... often I don't find that "Perfect combination", so I end up using a multi-anime approach. When I open Adobe, I often start at the part of the song that I have the clearest idea of what I want to do and finish that section first, then work around that section. Whatever section I am working on, I rework it many times until I am happy, then move on. Often, the last part I do is the beginning of the video, for it always seems to be the hardest part for me.

Q: You're well known for Fanservice and Fun/Upbeat videos. Is there something about these kind of videos that you like to edit most? At the same time, is there any advice you may have for potential editors into these genres?


Well, I just wanna have fun while editing, hence I like to edit things that are fun, actiony, and maybe a little humorous (and I like da girls). Anyway, my biggest piece of advice is to try to make yourself smile, then hope others at least grin from time to time.


Q: While you may be known for Fanservice and Fun/Upbeat videos, you also have done a lot of very fantastic dramatic work. Care to tell us a little bit about your drama AMV history?


Well, like many people I started doing Drama videos. When I do make a drama I feel I need to tell a story of some sort, so they end up being very story driven. Or try to "say" something like "A City Divided". But overall I don't consider my Dramas to be very good.

Q: On your profile, you mention that you are "The most easily forgotten editor on the Org". I dunno about that personally, but care to expand upon this?


This a joke from the last interview I did with Nate .... he started it with "Today we are here with Basher" :shock: ...

Q: You mentioned in your journal that you've thought about retiring from drama videos? Wwhy?


Cuz, I am not that good at them, plus I have more fun editing upbeat things.

Q: You've been a long time member of the community. What do you think about the org today as compared to when you first joined? Any interesting tales to tell?


Overall it's just less active. I could go on and on, but it's all been said a million times before ... but overall it's just not as fun of a community as it used to be ...

Q: Most of your AMVs have a similar theme in common, utilizing interesting and integrated effects into the world. Like in "Out to Save The World" with the brick wall and the GITS photographs, or in "Panty Raid 2" with the flames integrated into the character costumes. Care to explain about your methods of effects work, or just about your style in general?


You didn't mention the video I am most proud of, when I comes to blending effects into the world. The video that even Niotex said he wasn't sure how I did some of them (when it came out), and Impressed Decoy. :o



Simply put, I like to make my effects blend into the video. And since I do a lot of Multi-Anime stuff I like to have the scenes connected to one another, so this means a tons of rotoing (like Konata in the audiance of a Dead Girls concert). It also means doing things that people rail against in the forums, like STAR WIPES! :awesome: Disco Heaven has TONS of them, sometimes you have to stick to the man, and do what you feel works!

Q: Speaking of your AMVs, is there anything you're working on that we might be excited about seeing soon?


I am really moving towards doing "Something different" ... not unique, but just different. Every time I start an amv, I end up not doing what I really wanted to do, because the scenes did not exist and there was no way to really combine scenes to make the one I wanted ... So, I have decided to try my hand at C4D and start making the videos I really want to ... But, then they wouldn't really be AMVs? or would / will they be?


Q: Well thanks for joining me today Judgeholden. To end off the interview, any inspiring words of wisdom to offer our audience?


Try to have fun ... even I have a hard time taking that advice, so It must be good. =O


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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:09 am

CodeZTM wrote:
Q: On your profile, you mention that you are "The most easily forgotten editor on the Org". I dunno about that personally, but care to expand upon this?


This a joke from the last interview I did with Nate .... he started it with "Today we are here with Basher" :shock: ...

:rofl: If only I were that good

This interview :up:

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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:39 pm

great interview Judge, you are still one of my favorite editors of all time :)
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby ngsilver » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:02 pm

Great interview Bashar man. That was totally epic :up:
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby macchinainterna » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:18 pm

JudgeHolden wrote:But overall I don't consider my Dramas to be very good.


I call bullshit on that, Judge. Your drama videos were a big part of what inspired me to make my own videos. I loved that you could tell a dramatic story that didn't have to revolve around sappy teen romance every time. You explored a lot of different concepts and drew attention to some really great series through those videos (I would have never seen Kino's Journey or Madlax had it not been for your videos).

Beyond that, this was an great and to-the-point interview, Judge. :up: :up:
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:23 pm

I agree, your Haibane video made me cry... O.O
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby ReggieSmalls » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:00 pm

JudgeHolden is the greatest man who ever lived.
Am I the meanest? Sho'nuff !
Am I the prettiest? Sho'nuff !
Am I the baddest mofo low down around this town? Sho'nuff!
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby macchinainterna » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:03 pm

ReggieSmalls wrote:JudgeHolden is the greatest man who ever lived.
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby Shin-AMV » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:06 pm

JudgeWhoden what now? :ying:

good read. :up:
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby TritioAFB » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:37 pm

Interesting read. But you shouldn't retire from Drama just because you have the impression you're not good. It might be just time to take vacations and then return :up:
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:01 pm

I assume JudgeHolden was born in 219283018203812813028031 BV (Before Vlad).
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby Warlike Swans » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:05 pm

More editors need to come forward in defense of the Star-wipe! :D
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby Radical_Yue » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:38 pm

This interview consisted of words that I read. I found them to be quite pleasing.
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby Niotex » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:47 pm

JudgeHolden wrote:You didn't mention the video I am most proud of, when I comes to blending effects into the world. The video that even Niotex said he wasn't sure how I did some of them (when it came out), and Impressed Decoy. :o

At the time using Shake was somewhat unheard of, no real Windows side application that did that kind of tracking right out of the box. I'm totally covering all my bases here, have a reputation to uphold etc :uhoh:

Good read =]
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Re: The Lip Flapper : Volume 27 - JudgeHolden

Postby reigngoddess » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:04 pm

Pure awesomeness. This interview made me smile... a lot.
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