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  • Member: BasharOfTheAges
  • Title: I do ♥ Yuri
  • Premiered: 2006-02-25
  • Categories:
    • Comedy
    • Fun
    • Other
    • Romance
  • Song:
    • Creamy I do I do I do
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Llamacon 2006, Llamacon 2006 AMV Contest (2006-02-25)
    • Matsuricon, Matsuricon 2006 AMV Contest (2006-04-22)
    • Tora-Con, Tora-Con AMV Contest (2006-04-22)
    • Anime Boston 2006, Anime Boston 2006 AMV Contest (2006-05-26)
    • A-Kon 17, A-Kon 17 Amateur Anime Music Video Contest (2006-06-09)
    • ConnectiCon AMV Contest, ConnectiCon AMV Contest (2006-07-07)
    • ConnectiCon AMV Contest, ConnectiCon AMV Contest (2006-07-07)
    • Otakon, Otakon AMV Contest (2006-08-04)
  • Comments: What it is - A three-minute ride into the very depths of depravity, with a mint.

    At first I classified this video as a loli-yuri romp through Azumanga Diaoh... Then I realized how that made me sound and began to cry. Honestly, that's what it is. I had originally planned to make this a love triangle video with Sakaki going after Chiyo while Kaorin was chasing after Sakaki. While both lusts are there, I preferred to go with the less obvious one.

    As far as category is concerned, I'd say this is a romantic comedy in the most literal sense of the words. I'm scratching my head as to what categories I choose to enter it in from con to con. Romance fits very well by the sheer sense of the word, but I think (given an audience's overwhelming preference of comedy) it's almost cheating... Also, whenever romance is grouped with drama, this video fails to meet that connection.

    What it took - Everyone's respect for me as an individual...

    Premiere Pro 1.5 - the vast majority of the video.
    After Effects 5.0 - a sequence less than 20 seconds; you'll know it when you see it..
    Photoshop - removing lip flap, doctoring images, making masks, Hillarious
    outtakes


    Where it went (and how it did)

    I do Yuri premiered at Llamacon, a first year convention in western MA, in late February of 2006. Since then, I decided to send it on a U.S. tour in hopes of spreading the love.

    . . . . .Con . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Date . . . . . . . . .Result
    Llamacon 2006 . . . . . . . . . .02/25/06 . . . . . .Best Concept & 3rd place - Audience Favorite
    Sakura-con 2006 . . . . . . . . .03/24/06 . . . . . .Somehow missed the cut... I'm shocked.
    Matsuricon 2006 . . . . . . . . .04/22/06 . . . . . . Best Comedy, Best Technical, Fan Favorite
    Tora-Con 2006 . . . . . . . . . .04/22/06 . . . . . . Best Comedy
    Anime Boston 2006 . . . . . . . 05/26/06 . . . . . . Shown at finals - much laughing.
    A-kon 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06/09/06 . . . . . . Honorable Mention (Comedy)
    Anime Mid-Atlantic . . . . . . . .06/16/06 . . . . . Missed finals cut (6 awards in a contest that wanted non award winners... ::shock::)
    Connecticon . . . . . . . . . . . .07/07/06 . . . . . PWN'd by Mckeed
    Otakon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08/04/06 . . . . . Not competing

    What they've said:

    "You know, you're going to hell for that" - dokool

    "You're a bad, bad man... but this video is still cute." - kiarrens

    "I approve. Oh, JESUS, do I approve." - aielI_Ileia

    "I do ♥ this video" - FraChan

    What else can I say?

    I had a lot of fun making this. More than that, it allowed me to branch off in other directions. I used better source, more planning, and more effects than in the past - got introduced to new software with exciting new potential, and explored various avenues with Premiere that I had never fooled with before. Unlike in the past, finishing this video has left me with the desire to continue, not to stop and take a break for a while.

    This is the bit where I ask for Ops... Although I think it's all up to you. I think this work is far above what I've done before, but I'm not dumb enough to think it's perfect in any way. I've already been told I need to fix up the lip-synch a bit (by none other than the man who wrote the guide to lip-synch, Zarxrax), and I'm open to any technical complaints / issues / concerns (or how ever you want to classify your criticism) that you can give me.



    Oh, yea... Thanks. Just for watching, thanks.

Opinions (34)

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  • Overall
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