JOURNAL: DriftRoot (Lauren C.)

  • Edit 2015-05-16 18:02:45 *Rein

    ...bugs me, obviously.

    And one other thing! I have a new corgi named Rynne. She is not a replacement for Rhea, my beloved corgi who passed away in November at the age of 14. Rynne is a very nice dog, extremely smart, cuddly, etc., but she's not Rhea and that's ok - no dog ever will be. Today Rynne graduated from Puppy Kindergarten and was caught on film by yours truly climbing a vertical, 3' pen and squeezing out the top 4" gap in the wire like some kind of weasel. If she didn't have such short legs, it would be impossible. Maybe I should make that corgi AMV I never got to with her predecessor. 
  • Now 'Bustin is being blocked on YouTube... what the heck is going on? 2015-05-16 17:53:30 It hasn't been yanked totally like my Harlock AMV, but I got a notice that it's now being blocked in some countries (including the U.S.) due to FOUR different claims of copyright infringement. Is someone out to get my stuff or is this truly corporate panties getting in a bunch all of a sudden??

    They are going after all things Ghostbusters in "Germany, American Samoa (wtf?), the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Outlying Islands." That song is piled on with usage restrictions all of a sudden, plus my ONE use of the Stay Pufft Marshmallow Man has flagged it as using someone else's monetized content. Ghostbusters III ripple effects, I'm assuming. Did someone not inform someone at Sony that you WANT fans of your franchise to express their appreciation and spread the gospel? Yeesh...

    You know, it's a sad day when the only reliable places my videos can be viewed are those (at the moment) out of reach of copyright claimants who apparently have free reign to yank whatever they want off the world's #1 video site. 
  • No, seriously, what the heck?! 2015-04-09 20:45:16 Bare days after (awesomely and unexpectedly) winning "Best Concept" at Sakura-Con, I get this from YouTube:

    Due to a copyright takedown notice that we received, we had to take down your video from YouTube:
    Video title: Harlock Into Darkness - Space Pirate Captain Harlock AMV
    Video url:
    Takedown issued by: Jordany Herrera

  • What the heck? 2015-02-21 07:43:20 Harlock into Darkness QC: That's a real trailer%u2026but this is really your work?

    Is it too GOOD to be my work? Too BAD? Not "me?" I am so...baffled.

    But to answer the question... Yes - for better or for worse - that IS really my work. :| 
  • Tales from the Crypt 2015-02-13 18:47:52 In casual conversation the other day, I said, "I used to make AMVs." Well, I guess that's the end of it, then.

    Seriously, though, I've even managed to conjure up some new ideas lately, but they've gotten no further than vague song/lyric research and a wistful, "Yeah, that would be a great video." It's just so much WORK, making AMVs (mine, anyways). Not that I'm lazy, you see, but what kind of motivation must one have to sink hundreds of hours into something on a whim? Do tell, because I certainly don't have it. I've made more videos for work, this time it was a studio production with "real" lighting and equipment and whatnot. That's about it. Everyone says they're pleased with the result and that I did a marvelous job with the editing, but it's just "meh" to me. A tip of my hat to all the editors out there whom I admire - I wish I had your skills.

    Mostly what I've run into is a lack of understanding of how much time it takes to create custom graphics and whatnot. Creating a video from quality, pre-recorded footage is one thing; building a video on custom graphics and animations is quite another. My AMV adventures have helped enormously in this regard, but it still takes a great deal of time and effort. Honestly, I'd rather be making Sephiroth wink than illustrating the proper way to repair an automatic transmission - the latter is not nearly as much work, but the former is far more fun. 
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