===========3rd January ==========
So here are the latest news from the froggies:
***** French online tournament *****
And the fight continues! The versus matches of the first round are now all done and the some results are already available there:
http://www.fantasy-movies.net/homenew/c ... php?id=25#
With Christmas and stuff, the tournament has been paused a bit, so participants have now to be patient … and yeah, I personally still waiting for the result of my own match ^^.
***** Iron Chef 15: the results! *****
Terrific music chosen by the winner of the previous edition, perfect proof of the natural sadism of the girls :p!
The participants were: Tyler, Atvaark, Nostromo, Kragdrim and …. Not Yonda. His computer preferred to burn its mother card rather than going through these intensive 24 hours of labour. So R_1 replaces him just in time for the fun.
This edition was broadcasted during all the 24 hours using a webcam, but no cameras in toilet nor shower, so no fun for stalkers :p.
And here are the results:
1/ Kragdrim with The Next Iron Chef
2/ ex aequo Tyler with Rodriguez Dreamy Sodomy
2/ ex aequo Atvaark with Made Of Sun
4/ R_1 with Bad Week-end
5/ Nostromo with Hypnostro
***** The foxhound MEP *****
Who the hell are these foxhound guys? Well, it’s a small group of French editors who have created their own studio recently, and they inaugurate it with a MEP:
Though it is perfectible, it was a quite nice 1st MEP. I think we can expect some good stuff from them soon ^^.
***** This month’s creator: Reznic *****
He is a creator I particularly want to introduce, since he is almost not coming on the org at all, but is IMHO the best improvement within French editors from last year.
The first videos Reznic delivered, “Lili”
were already showing great editing skills. Though technically quite simples, they all got a really deep ambient and quite unique source combination.
Indeed, almost all his videos use material that tends to be rarely used in AMVs, either concerning audio or video sources: Renaissance, TitanAE, Studio4C OVAs… in fact I often saw these videos without knowing the actual sources ^^”…
Concerning the songs used, they are quite various, though Reznic tends to use more electronic tracks.
He then did a quite incredible technical improvement by showing a really impressive AMV for the Japan Expo contest occurring at Paris: Exo-perfection
. The way sources were blended to obtain a really artistic and harmonious render was just great. Both the jury and the audience like the mood created - it finished at a quite good 11th rank. He recently obtained the 3rd place at the TGS contest too with “Butterfly’s rising”
His terrible bad habit of doing way-too long credits is not eradicated yet though ^^”!
Sadly, most of his videos are not available here, but you can download them either on foxhound studio website:
Or on his personal site:
Profile on the org: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... _id=751114
Small description of some of his works:
It reminds me a lot of a video from NetTroop russian guys. It focuses on artificial human beings, using FF and GITS Innocence films.
Done within 3 days, it shows us the story of a girl … on drugs. A really good flow here, and smart use of 2 very different sources.
Done for a contest where the theme was the 80’s, Reznic combined Roxette’s song with several animes, for very efficient result.