- User Name: Ildanach
- Member Since: Wednesday, July 18, 2001, 3:30 PM
- Name: K. Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai
- Homepage: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/legacy/member_info.php?user_id=37370
- Last Login: 2002-09-26 14:15:44
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- Profile: This is an old profile whose pass I only recently found. The full catalog of SH videos, besides the one listed here, can be found at http://www.animemusicvideos.org/legacy/member_info.php?user_id=37370.
However, that one isn't good about displaying the profile, so here it is:
Kai is a self-taught bass player who picked up some editing gear a while back and started inflicting a bizarre vision of reality on an unsupecting world. He practices a school of AMV editing known as Hasshin Ryu that throws out virtually everything prescribed by the various guides, but nonetheless produces videos in competition quality at an unbelievable rate of speed. It is NOT true that he has either a pact with the devil or a professional production studio at his disposal.
Kai believes in heavy metal, solid editing, and speaking his mind about things he disagrees with, including but not limited to slow AMV creation, heavy use of digital effects (aka "digital spackle"), cutting on beats by design, and any video software product made by Adobe.
Formerly, the only people who had learned to fear Kai's creations were those who were members of BAS, as small anime club in the frozen north of Maine. Now, though, nowhere is safe. Here are a few of the conventions whose AMV contests have been plagued by Kai's work -- and a few over which his threat still hangs....
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 3.14159
Anime Festival Orlando 3
Canadian National Anime Expo 2002
Nan Desu Kan 6
Anime Weekend Atlanta 8
Anime USA 2002
Sugoi Con 2002
This list will continue to grow, to the fear and travail of the AMV community, as time passes by and Kai keeps making videos.
computer: 500Mhz K7 x 128MB RAM; 20GB Maxtor
capture card: Dazzle DVC II (not functioning)
editing environment: Dazzle MovieStar (NOT a ghetto editor, so shut up)
audio capture tool: CDex
audio editor: Nero Wave
video effects tools: Virtual Dub
Kai is currently a member of a certain anime society in Cambridge, MA; if for some reason emailing firstname.lastname@example.org is inadequate to contact him, you can find him pretty easily at their Friday night showings. Biker types are for some reason rare in anime fandom; see the picture assocated with the profile linked above for a better clue.