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  • User Name: gambitt
  • Member Since: Wednesday, April 18, 2001, 11:25 PM
  • Donation Level: Total Leech (Plebian)
  • Name: Jeff Heller
  • Studio: Nightowl Pictures
  • Location: Central NJ, USA
  • Homepage: http://www.jhgfd.com/
  • Last Login: 2013-06-08 01:56:24
  • Forum Info: Profile        Posts (151)
  • Worthy Banners: 2 worthy banners
  • Journal: Last entry made on 2006-02-09 17:42:40
  • Usefulness: 206.5 with 147 opinions
    [average 119.8 of 230593 opinions; standard deviation 433.2 ]
  • Profile: Hi :)

    In case you haven't heard of me before, I go by the name of Jeff and I do AMVs with my friend Nate as part of Nightowl Pictures. I'm more often recognized for my work with digital effects in Adobe After Effects and Particle Illusion, working with many, many people I am honored to have as friends, but I started out doing dramatic and subtle videos.

    I'm currently a New Jersian, having graduated from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) with my bachelors degree in Graphic Design and Motion Graphics. I've been a fan of anime since the Saturday Anime showings on Sci-fi Channel and have worked on AMVs since 2001. A friend of mine in high school introduced me to Evangelion (which begun my descent into otakudom) and AMVs like "Used to Love Her" with Guns N Roses and Eva, and Fly By Night Design's "Spider."

    I then further descended into dorkdom by being the first to review 100 AMVs on this site. After a couple experiments in Premiere, I decided to put up and shut up and did Every Breath You Take Re-Edit, which was my first working experience with After Effects. Then that same summer, I had no money, lost my car to my sister, and had surgery done which had me woozy for a month. The stranded desperation led to my next video, Numb.

    I met Nate Bezner in the AMV.org chatroom and after helping him subtly on his Love is Flowers video, he offered to help with the guitar solos on Numb. As soon as it was finished, I was a member of Nightowl Pictures.

    We've won many awards, hosted panels drunk and always love to come out with something you'll never expect. Also thanks to Nate I was handed Brilliant2U, a track on the DDR Project (2nd mix) and then worked on Leading Cyber the following year for 4th mix. Both videos allowed me to go nuts with digital effects, and the fast-pace editing I picked up from MTV in the 80s led me to get comments like "OMFG"... which I still love hearing.

    I've worked on MEPs, hosted more panels on how to edit video, and am currently a staff member of AnimeUSA and Otakon. Because of a great professional relationship with Vicbond007, I've been given fantastic opportunities. My latest project, which has garnered the most acclaim of my entire career as an AMV creator, is the Otakon AMV Contest Intro. It's my tribute to Daicon IV, and if it is to be the last AMV I make, then I'm more than happy with that. It's been fun.

global average

  • Count230593
  • Originality8.47
  • Visual Quality8.37
  • Audio9.00
  • Action Sync8.45
  • Lip Sync8.24
  • Special Effects8.49
  • Effort8.60
  • Re-view-ability7.92
  • Overall8.43

average given

  • Count147
  • Originality7.87
  • Visual Quality8.07
  • Audio8.88
  • Action Sync7.66
  • Lip Sync7.66
  • Special Effects8.21
  • Effort7.46
  • Re-view-ability5.31
  • Overall7.73

average received

  • Count142
  • Originality8.85
  • Visual Quality8.58
  • Audio9.22
  • Action Sync9.01
  • Lip Sync8.62
  • Special Effects9.15
  • Effort9.20
  • Re-view-ability8.42
  • Overall9.00

10 FAVORITE ANIME

0.
Neon Genesis Evangelion (End of Evangelion)
0.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
1.
His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)
2.
Ah! My Goddess (OVA)
3.
FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
4.
Read Or Die (OVA)
5.
Child's Toy (Kodomo no Omocha / Kodocha)
6.
Otaku No Video
7.
Daicon Film
8.
Comic Party
9.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

My Videos (25)

  • AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005-09-23) (56 collaborators)
    [hits: 402574][opinions: 237]
    • ...There are 204 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 107 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Comedy
    • Fun
    • Parody
  • AMV.org commercial (2001-08-27)
    [hits: 1774][opinions: 0]
    • None None
    • Original Animation
    •  
  • Dance Dance Revolution Project 2: 2nd Mix (2002-09-20) (25 collaborators)
    [hits: 26102][opinions: 1]
    • ...There are 27 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 65 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • Dance Dance Revolution Project 3: 4th Mix (2003-09-26) (41 collaborators)
    [hits: 41940][opinions: 11]
    • ...There are 49 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 110 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • Dance Dance Revolution Project 4: 5th Mix (2004-09-24) (49 collaborators)
    [hits: 52360][opinions: 9]
    • ...There are 46 songs... (click title for full list)
    • ...There are 98 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • [hits: 2914][opinions: 0]
    • DJ Taka Leading Cyber
    • Macross Plus
    • Original Animation
    • Action
    • Dance
    • Fun
    • Other
  • DDR Project 5th Mix: Rhythm & Police (Akira) (2004-09-24) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 9069][opinions: 8]
    • CJ Crew feat. Christian D Rhythm and Police (K.O.G. G3 Mix)
    • Akira
    • Action
    • Dance
  • DDR Project Track 08: Stomp to My Beat (2002-09-27) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 4409][opinions: 5]
    • JS-16 Stomp to My Beat
    • Groundwork of FLCL
    • Original Animation
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • [hits: 10889][opinions: 10]
    • Naoki Brilliant2U
    • ...There are 8 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Action
    • Comedy
    • Dance
    • Fun
    • Other
    • Parody
  • Doomrider (DBZ AMV Project) (2005-03-01) (12 collaborators)
    [hits: 92382][opinions: 68]
    • Darude Sandstorm
    • DragonBall Z
    • Action
    • Instrumental
    • Serious
  • Ecoban (2004-09-25)
    [hits: 1179][opinions: 0]
    • Boards of Canada ROYGBIV
    • Original Photography
    • Dance
    • Other
  • [hits: 14110][opinions: 38]
    • The Police Every Breath You Take
    • His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)
    • Character Profile
    • Other
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Individuality (2005-05-13) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 6726][opinions: 6]
    • Chesney Hawkes The One and Only
    • Azumanga Daioh
    • Character Profile
    • Fun
    • Sentimental
  • Mad World (2003-08-08) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 47517][opinions: 83]
    • Gary Jules Mad World
    • FLCL (Fooly Cooly)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • Never Fall Apart (2007-07-20) (3 collaborators)
    [hits: 11816][opinions: 5]
    • Echo Image Will You Know?
    • Honey and Clover
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
  • Novem (2006-09-22) (7 collaborators)
    [hits: 20898][opinions: 8]
    • ...There are 10 songs... (click title for full list)
    • BECK, Mongolian Chop Squad
    • Black Heaven
    • Flame of Recca
    • GetBackers
    • Gravitation
    • Drama
    • Fun
    • Other
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Numb (Is There Anybody Out There?) (2001-09-22) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 24871][opinions: 62]
    • Pink Floyd Bring The Boys Back Home/Comfortably Numb
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion (Death & Rebirth)
    • Neon Genesis Evangelion (End of Evangelion)
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Serious
  • Playground Love (2003-09-27) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 34812][opinions: 68]
    • AIR Playground Love
    • His and Her Circumstances (Kare Kano)
    • Original Animation
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • [hits: 7160][opinions: 18]
    • Elbow Independent Woman
    • Azumanga Daioh
    • Comedy
    • Fun
  • [hits: 2764][opinions: 4]
    • Electric Light Orchestra Twilight
    • ...There are 7 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Other
    • Parody
    • Trailer
  • [hits: 1070][opinions: 0]
    • Electric Light Orchestra Twilight
    • ...There are 7 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Other
    • Parody
    • Trailer
  • [hits: 575][opinions: 0]
    • Electric Light Orchestra Twilight
    • ...There are 7 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Other
    • Parody
    • Trailer
  • [hits: 1959][opinions: 2]
    • Electric Light Orchestra Twilight
    • ...There are 9 anime...
    • (click title for full list)
    • Other
    • Parody
    • Trailer
  • TriEngel (2002-09-27) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 13909][opinions: 37]
    • Rammstein Engel
    • Trigun
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Warmth (Sometimes) (2005-10-03) (2 collaborators)
    [hits: 2075][opinions: 0]
    • My Bloody Valentine Sometimes
    • Spirited Away
    • Character Profile
    • Other
    • Sentimental
    • Serious