- User Name: LCY84
- Member Since: Saturday, September 13, 2003, 8:55 AM
- Donation Level: Total Leech (Partaker)
- Name: Laurent Clermidy
- Studio: S.M.A.H.U.T. inc.
- Location: Montpellier, FRANCE
- Homepage: http://www.smahut.com
- Last Login: 2014-06-11 15:05:25
- Forum Info: Profile Posts (426)
- Journal: Last entry made on 2005-10-02 04:25:49
- Usefulness: 535.9 with
[average 119.8 of 230848 opinions; standard deviation 433 ]
- Profile: Okay it has been long time ago since i haven't make an update to my profile so here i go!
Firstly, let me present myself : I'm Laurent Clermidy, a french 21 years old amvmaker. I started to make amv on July 2003 just after seeing Kyoto Kombat by Hsien "Kusoyaro" Lee which was my fav amv since i watch believe by Kevin Calwell (the best amv ever IMO) and since this day I'm absolutely fan of amvs (my goal would be to dl all the amv in org ^^;).
I you don't know my amvs, i suggest you to download those (in order of preference) :
1.Into the fire
3.X00 : Kamui no yume
6.Bakumatsu no futatsu enbun
7.Love hina vs full metal panic ? fumoffu
10.Variations : Neko Mix
I don't include Hikaru no ikusa in this list 'cause I'm just lister as helper member (or maybe something like).
Moreover i really like meet some foreign creators on the internet like Zotto, JCD, SnhKnives, Decoy or Zest for example (you guys rocks) or most of french creators at conventions.
My studio (SMAHUT Inc.) is composed by some french creators like Dark-Krystal, Olw, yonestie or nicohellcat : I suggest you to visit their profiles if you like my AMVs because i think we have some similar styles. We have launched last year the Project5555, a multi-editor project based on the daft punk discovery's album; 2 of the 4 parts are online yet (Part1 and Part2) : we hope you will enjoy this project if you don't know it already.
Favourite creators : Kevin Caldwell of course, Vicbond007, Silver Moon, JCD and Tyler _yj.
I'm member of amvdefans (and one of the admins of amvdefans's), a french amv's website where you can find most of the french creators (Willow:--), Atvaark, Nostromo_vx, p0d, Roccket, Shiryu.23 or Wunjo for example) and I'm also member of fantasy-movies, a french association which aim is to promote amv in France; also some famous amvmakers in this association like Tyler_yj, Istiv [Hito], SmashLink or Enail for example.
I'm glad french amvs are more and more famous all around the org because i really think they deserve this ;)
How I rate AMVs
Originality : depending if the anime/song is used a lot on videos, and your ability to mix them together (ie, making a full fight amv with a heavy song is unoriginal but using a pretty nice anime with this same song is excellent) : the best example IMO there is loolipop sunshine and RRrrr. However, I'm not used to give bad ranks for this point.
Video quality :hehe, one point I'm exigent on. This rank will depend on the video compression, is the video deinterlaced or not and the aspect ratio correct or not. I'm not giving straight 10 here a lot. An example of perfect video quality IMO would be koop's euphoria HQ; if you're video quality is like this one, you will receive a 10 there from me.
Audio quality : hard point to judge (maybe really impossible without using an audio soft to distinguish good audio quality to excellent audio quality) : if your audio is well encoded (ie no weird songs in the audio or something else like that), you will easily receive 10 from me.
Action sync : I usually judge this point on how the important beats are synched or not with the video. That's easier to judge that point on an action video but not a problem with drama or others vids. A perfect synched song IMO would be majinkenshinamv's toushi or bleed the sky by Tsukin.
Lip sync : The rank I will give you for this category will depend on how the characters move the lips in rythm with the audio and if it seems to say the lyrics. An example of perfect lip sync IMO is istv's shounen bushidou or AD's I wish I was a lesbian.
Digital effects : hehe, one of my favourite points. This rank will depend on how the effects are realised and if they seems to be natural or absolutely not. Two reasons why i can give 10 there : your effects drive me crazy because that s the first time i saw this kind of effect, or your effects are not that exceptionnal but very well realised according to the song and the anime. A perfect example of perfect effects for the 2 points i noticed up would be G2's recollection.
Effort :Not that easy to rate this point. The rank here will depend on your global editing, if the scenes are well placed with the lyrics, the global sync, if there is a story on the amv or others points that show you worked it a lot on your amv. Perfect example of that would be e-ko's amv i think, but I'm not that perfectionnist, if I think you spend a lot of time on your amv I will easily give you 10.
Re-view : Easy : depending on how i like your amv and so how many times I watch it a week. I will usually don't give straight 10 there except if the vid is on my top10, but i usually give 9 or 8 maybe if your amv on my top100.
Overall : Depending on all the points noticed before (action sync, effects, lip, originality, etc). If I think your amv couldn't be better, then i will easily give 10; if not, the rank will depend on all the previous points.
I'm always reading the replies of the amv i give an opinion (if reply there is...) and i can edit this opinion. If you have any comment on my opinion for some points, don't hesitate and feel free to say me.
DVDs the SMAHUT Inc owns :
Videos participations in contests and awards won :
X00 : Kamui no yume : Conneko 2004
Japan Expo 6th Impact (ranked 6th on 54 participants)
Bakumatsu no futatsu enbun : AnimeEvolution 2004 AMV Contest
Supermoves : winner on an online tournament i don't remember the name...
Burning Flesh : Best drama award at Tekkoshocon 2005 contest
Into the fire : Best Drama (Judges Choice) at FanimeCon 2005
2nd at otafest 2005
Drama & Romance Award at Anime Mid Atlantic 2005
Runner-up at Animethon 2005 (sentimental/romance category)
Das Omen : Best Free Form (Judges Choice) at FanimeCon 2005
Action & Horror award at Anime-Mid Atlantic AMV Contest 2005
Judge's award at Anime-Mid Atlantic AMV Contest 2005
Best technical award at Kunicon Atlanta 2005
Runner-up at Animethon 2005 (Action category)
Some technical points :
I would like to thank Absolutedestiny and ermac for their amazing guide which introduced me to the avisynth's world ^^; but also blame them because by now I'm totally absorded by encoding and video quality in anime music videos :/
New computer (finally !)
AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (2,4Ghz)
1024Mo DDRam 3200 (400)
Geforce 6200 graphic card
1*250Go hard-drive Western Digital (serial ATA)
1*200Go hard-drive Western Digital (usb2)
audio : 2.1 altec lansing
DVD rom 16X/48X
DVD R/RW DL
17 inches TFT screen
Intel celron 1ghz
SDram 384Mo (133)
1*20Go Western digital (IDE)
1*80Go Seagate (IDE)
2 simple speakers
15 inches CRT screen
Soft. i usually use :
Adobe premiere 7.0 pro
Adobe after effects 6.5
Virtualdub of course
I am generally on irc on 2 chans (in the case you want to meet some french creators, me including) :
I hope you like my videos and you'll leave an opinion. Any comments on my videos are really appreciated (especially when they're well developed), good or bad feedbacks and I reply to all the opinions I receive ;).
*Working on the english version of the website*
Thanks for reading
Updated on June 28th, 2005.