- Member: KagatoAMV
- Studio: Studio Hybrid
- Title: Be My Friend
- Premiered: 2006-09-29
- Sia Breathe Me
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 12, AWA 12 EXPOSITION CONTEST (2006-09-22)
- Ani-Magic 2006, The 2006 Ani-Magic Anime Music Video Contests (2006-09-29)
- Another Anime Convention 2006, Another Anime Convention 2006 AMV Contest (2006-10-06)
- MikomiCon, Mikomicon AGMV Contest (2006-10-13)
This video is a first for me in two areas; it is the my first attempt at a romance video as well as the first time I used Full Motion Video from a video game, rather than anime footage.
I was lucky in that a friend of mine gave me a copy of FF8 for the PC after seeing my Seifer cosplay. The FMV was pretty easy to rip from the game CDs and was in 640x480 format, rather than the PS1's 320x240. This gave me considerably better source to work with.
One of the main challenges of this video was that there wasn't a lot of sentimental romatic moments to work with. I used some layering and in a few places used action clips in order to move the video along.
I really debated about some of the special effects. In a few places they may have ended up being more distracting, but I also wanted them to be consistant.
In the end, I hope I conveyed a sense of romance/sentimentality in this video. I'm really curious if I was successfull, please let me know what you think...