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  • Member: AthenAltena
  • Studio: Umi no Bara Productions
  • Title: Veritas Absentis
  • Premiered: 2007-01-01
  • Categories:
    • Drama
    • Instrumental
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Ceracryst Final Fantasy 7 Heart's Anxiety OC Remix
  • Anime:
  • Comments: This video was a challenge, to say the least. It was originally part a now defunct Instrumental Project but was continued after the cancellation of the project and was begun sometime around April or March. It changed significantly since the first beta to the final product

    As the title suggests (pseudo Latin for "Absence of Truth") this video is about truth and lack thereof as it exists in the Utena universe. The main conflicts are Utena's unwillingness to accept the death of Touga and Anthy's concealment of the horrible abuse she was subjected to at the hands of her brother.

    There were a lot of new techniques I tried out technically, including various box techniques and mixing to compliment the music. The section with the two TVs side by side in particular was a result of trying to match the static choppiness of one part with the very repetitive mallet instrument underneath in order to contrast them. I owe inspiration to Suberunker for his use of symbolism in "The Two Shall Meet", WUNETTI for his wonderful "Utena Symphony" project (who also helped inspire the title when I was having trouble coming up with a good one), various people on technical forums when it came to the mixing and to Ceracryst for making such an awesome remix of a Final Fantasy 7 track, though I'm sorry that I had to cut the mallet solo from the last minute or so. The only scene I could realistically see there was the car scene, and after some expirimenation I decided it didn't fit with the general mood the video well enough to be included. Not to mention my dramatic streak liked the image of Touga floating away as a closing shot.

    ~AA

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