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  • Member: Aeri
  • Title: Letting Go
  • Premiered: 2006-02-27
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
  • Song:
    • Nightwish Nemo
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Animethon 13, Animethon 13 AMV Contest (2006-07-08)
  • Comments: Warning! Spoilers ahead!

    Now that that's out of the way:

    This video was a long time in coming. The process, from idea to creation, went something like this:

    1. Play Xenosaga I and II.
    2. Fall head over heels for Jr.
    3. Idea! Make a video in honor of the little rascal!
    4. Oh, that's right. No footage.
    5. Video goes on hold. Time passes. FMA takes over.
    6. Watch 'PishkinTheGreat's 'Xenosaga-The Will to Power'
    7. Obsession comes back swinging.
    8. Get off lazy butt and get footage.
    9. Sit down to start video. Charger for laptop breaks. Much swearing.
    10. Wait a week for new charger.
    11. Make video!

    Yep, that sounds about right.

    Anyway! On to the concept:

    The plan was to have two levels to this video. One, the obvious one, was going to be the story of Jr. (Rubedo) and his brother Albedo. The second level was the one that going to give me some trouble finding a piece of music to use. The emotion that I was trying to get across to viewers was that of loss, of wishing things could be the way they used to be. And when I heard Nightwish's 'Nemo', it just fit.

    And the story:

    Jr. and Albedo have had very complicated lives. The fact that they aren't human, that they weren't even -meant- to be human, already has them set apart from the majority of the population. On top of that, they were Variants, making them different even from their own kind, so to speak. And -then- there's the fact that they were conjoined twins until the seventh month of conception; they were bound to be closer than normal, even for brothers. Albedo spoke of them sharing the same soul. So when things fell apart, as they were bound to, they were hurt that much more for it. Albedo's fear of being left alone had completely taken him over, and he tried to create a new world so that he and his brother could be together again. But Jr., on the other hand, had tried to put everything behind him, to start a new life without the burden of guilt. Neither one ever truly succeeded, and so all they have left is the memories and dreams of how things were. That feeling that they're left with is why I decided on 'Nemo'.

    And the process:

    I put a lot of work into this piece; over the span of a week and some days I worked for over 80 hours, not including the exporting when everything was said and done. Most of that time was in 6-8 hour chunks where I sat down and didn't do anything but work on the video. Problems just kept popping up as I went along; the biggest one being the external hard-drive that I kept most of the Xenosaga footage on deciding suddenly to quit on me. I spent a whole day redownloading the footage and burning it all to CDs, since there was no way I was gonna fit all that onto my measly 20GB internal drive. I think the video would have taken a lot longer to make if I hadn't planned it out so thoroughly before-hand. The week before I got a new charger for my computer gave me plenty of time to work out what I wanted it to turn out like. There are still some parts that I want to fix, but I'll come back to those after I've had a break.

    ~~~~~

    Here are the lyrics:

    'Nemo'

    This is me for forever, one of the lost ones
    The one without a name, without an honest heart as compass
    This is me for forever, one without a name
    These lines the last endeavor to find the missing lifeline

    Oh how I wish for soothing rain
    All I wish is to dream again
    My loving heart lost in the dark
    For hope I'd give my everything

    My flower, withered between the pages two and three
    The once and forever bloom gone with my sins
    Walk the dark path, sleep with angels, call the past for help
    Touch me with your love and reveal to me my true name

    Oh how I wish for soothing rain
    All I wish is to dream again
    My loving heart lost in the dark
    For hope I'd give my everything

    Oh how I wish for soothing rain
    Oh how I wish to dream again
    Once and for all, and all for once
    Nemo my name forevermore

    Nemo sailing home
    Nemo letting go

    Oh how I wish for soothing rain
    All I wish is to dream again
    My loving heart lost in the dark
    For hope I`d give my everything

    Oh how I wish for soothing rain
    Oh how I wish to dream again
    Once and for all, and all for once
    Nemo my name forevermore

    My name forevermore

    ~~~~~

    I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed making it, and I'm grateful for any opinions you have about it!

    Finalist At Animethon 13.

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