- Member: Ashton
- Studio: Original Skin Studios
- Title: The Wanderers Dance
- Premiered: 2002-09-01
- Khachaturian Saber Dance
- **Martyr Productions Contest**, **Martyr Productions Contest** (2002-06-27)
- Middle Tennessee Anime Convention, Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (2002-08-09)
- Senpai Productions contest, Senpai Productions contest (2002-08-15)
- AWA Exposition Contest, AWA Exposition Contest (2002-09-27)
- AWA Professional Contest, AWA Professional Contest (2002-09-27)
This is my second video. It's a nice little thing I did mostly to experiment with editing techniques. It's pretty good I guess, so check it out. It took me about 60-65 hours to complete, and it's probably the most difficult one of done of my first three. It's kind of goofy.
I really had trouble with this vid for a number of reasons. First off, I was dealing with a very large series of anime. The Wanderers is 26 episodes long, and getting the VOB files to fit on my hard disk is a task in and of itself. I somehow complicated matters by deciding that it would be more space efficient if I simply encoded small tidbits that I liked into HuffYUV using Vdub. This ended up leaving tons of huge 10 second long AVI files on my disk that I eventually got sick of and erased. This left me unable to reproduce the vid into a new format/any kind of re-encode. This is the problem that causes the grainy look of the dissolves in the encode that I made available on the Internet.
The second part of my difficulty came in that I extracted half of those little HuffYUV clips from the VOBs in half frame rate and was forced to go back and re-encode all of them. This turned out to be a total pain and a waist of time. Itís half the reason the video took me so long.
A number of other complications came into play that I donít even want to think about right now because itís late at night and my brain is getting tired. I will say this however; this video is really hard up on contest category selection. Itís not really comedy, but itís kind of a little bit silly. I guess it best fits in the ďfunĒ category, if there is one, because itís really not all the comical, itís just crazy.
I just wanted to let you all know that I am adding an indirect link in the downloads section, but it's not actually a downloadable link. Instead, it will link you to a website where you can get information about a CD distrobution system that I know very little about other than to say that my video is availible throught this system.