JOURNAL: Gene Starwind 21122 (Bryan )

  • Reflecting on the past as an editor... 2015-08-26 12:11:59 So over the past several days I've been reflecting on the past as an AMV Editor. Remembering all the good times I have had. Making AMV's with my friends in the basement, spending long hours and working on them non-stop on the weekends. Meeting new editors and helping them out. (Speaking of which I have to get to Bebop0083's beta tonight. Have not forgotten about you.) Entering AMV contests and the hope that maybe your video is good enough to make the cut. If not I'm rediscovering that fire I had as a young editor. It's been a long process over the past year trying to rediscover things and the passion I had for making these videos. I truely think Evolution was my first step back into editing the way I was in 2006. It used animes that I loved and was a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

    Speaking with my current studio members and doing all of this planning and interacting has brought back a lot of the fun I had in the past. It feels great supporting each other and talking about random things during our skype meetings.

    Here's to the future and many more great memories to come.

    Gene Starwind 21122
    Samurai Warriors Productions 
  • So hopefully I'll be able to get back to my AMV again this weekend... 2015-07-23 14:16:42 So I'm hoping I'll be able to work on my AMV again this weekend. I've been extremely stressed at work recently and have had no motivation what so ever. However, things are going better and the stress seems to be lifiting a little bit. Hoping to have my new AMV done for the Pro contest soon.

    Gene Starwind 21122 
  • Fighting the stress...working on a new AMV tonight... 2015-07-06 10:42:30 So I'm more determined than ever to start working on my new AMV tonight. Ever since releasing Evolution I've been emotionally drained because of work and my personal life. I really want to make a video again and don't want to disappear like I did the last time. So here's to working on a new AMV tonight after work.

    I hope to have something new for you guys soon...eventhough this will probably not be released until after AWA. So it may be another double release month in October.

    Gene Starwind 21122 
  • Finding the inspiration again... 2015-06-03 10:20:31 So after starting to realize how to deal with work and understanding it only matters about what I do there. I've been able to free my mind and have been feeling a lot better. I started working on the MEP again and hope to have my portion done soon.

    I realized that I should work at the pace that I am confortable with. Even if it is faster than others, I shouldn't let them bother me when they tell me to slow down. If I slow down I don't feel like I'm accomplishing things and it makes for a miserable day.

    Anyways it felt great editing last night. Here's to finishing this project and working on my AWA project too.

    Gene Starwind 21122
  • Still dealing with stress and the hang over from Evolution... 2015-05-28 07:05:57 So I've been dealing with a lot of stress here at work. I really just want to relax and start editing again. Then there is a part of me that is dealing with the hang over from working on Evoluton. I really thought this was going to be the video to launch me into the AMV Contests. It seems like recently over the past several weeks its been missing finals after finals. I just can't help but to scratch my head why?

    Then I read a post on the forum that contests no matter what you do will probably be bias. I try to hold my judges to a higher level of judging when it comes to the finalist. We have no control over the audience. The audience will vote for what they enjoyed the most as they should. As a judging staffing you have to put that biasness away. Sure the contests are for the con goers, but we have an obligation to the editors to be fair towards them.  
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