- Member: Reigna
- Studio: Visualized Nightmare Studios
- Title: Lost Ones
- Premiered: 2006-02-16
- Anberlin Change the World (Lost Ones)
In the anime The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Takuya gives Hiroki an ultimatum at gunpoint: save Sayuri, or save the world. This AMV focuses on the second option.
It is about three friends who are constantly moving towards a common goal (the tower), not to fulfill a promise, but to change the world around them. Throughout the video, the themes of bonds, looking ahead to something, and moving towards an accomplishment are prevalent. There is symbolism, especially concerning the tower. The AMV is made much like how a story is written, complete with an introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. I found this to be appropriate, because the AMV is telling a story, a story about three people and their journey. This video is meant to also serve as a journey for the viewer themselves, which is reflected through the opening with the scene of the person entering the train station, and at the end, with the person leaving their platform. Like the train that the individual rides on, the video and it's characters move forward until they reach their final destination.
This concept had been stuck in my head since I was at Otakon 2005. I watched Beyond the Clouds while I was there, and walked out of the movie with Anberlin's song 'Change the World (Lost Ones) stuck in my head. After familiarizing myself a little more with Premiere, I set out to put my vision on the timeline. All in all, this video took me 120+ hours to complete. I was trying a lot of things for the first time, so it took me longer to adjust and make sure things were the way I wanted them to be. For a more detailed account on the production of this AMV, take a look at my journal on this site.
I should mention that this is my first anime music video.
Any comments, feedback, and/or opinions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and enjoy!
Finalist at Katsucon 12
Best Drama at AnimeBoston 2006