Video Information

Information

  • Member: Fuze
  • Title: If Broken Was Easily Fixed
  • Premiered: 2007-02-15
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Sentimental
  • Song:
    • Coldplay Fix You
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • AMV RAW Ultimate Vengeance, Ultimate Vengeance (2007-02-22)
  • Comments: As some of you may have heard, this will be my last dramatic video for a while. I'm going to try to work on AMV's more action-oriented.

    The video revolves around Edward's feeling of hopelessness and at the same time his determination on putting things right again and returning to their original bodies. Edward and his brother Alphonse go on a journey to get back what they lost. They realize that they will have to sacrifice many things.

    Origin
    Well, this all started one day when I was talking to my girlfriend. I was frustrated because I could not find a good song for an AMV that I wanted to do. She suggested the song "Fix You" by Coldplay. When I first heard it, I immediately thought of Fullmetal Alchemist. "I'll do it", I said. I needed sources so I bought Coldplay's album "X&Y" and some Fullmetal Alchemist DVD's. Later, I won first place in the Fight Club at Majin Planet. The prize was two DVD's of my choice. Yeah, guess what I picked? It really helped.

    Story
    In the beginning of the video, the brothers' mother dies and they try to perform human transmutation to bring her back. Instead of reviving her, Al loses his entire body and Ed loses an arm and leg. With no reply from their father who they tried getting in contact with, they decide to leave their hometown and start on a journey. After burning down their house, they leave their childhood friend, Winry who is like a sister to them. The video starts to pick pace. I introduce the homunculus who were leading Ed and Al into their plan of creating the philosopher's stone for them. I showed Sloth, the homunculus that Ed and Al created. Feeling responsible for it, Ed fights Sloth and eventually defeats her. Their father comes in contact with Sloth and is sent to the other side of the gate. I also showed how Envy, a homunculus, was created by their father. Full of hatred, Envy wanted to seek revenge and almost kills Ed. Al, who's become the philosopher's stone, brings Ed's soul back to his body but Al disappears. Having realized this, Ed gives up his body to bring back Al. Al returns to his normal body and Ed wakes up in "our" world with his father. Ed was worried that him being alive meant that it did not work. However, those 4 years spent with his brother on their journey was the trade. 2 years pass but the Elric brothers are still trying to see each other. To make this short, the portal between the parallel worlds opens. On Ed's side, his father and Envy are used for the exchange. On Al's side, Wrath and Gluttony are used. Ed returns to his world but has to return to stop a uranium bomb from being reproduced. Al sneaks back with him and now how to go on another journey. The video ends in a sad way. =( You'll have to watch it to find out.

    Editing/Technical Stuff

    Programs Used: Sony Vegas 7.0, Adobe Photoshop CS, Exact Audio Copy, DVD Decrypter, MeGui
    Compression: 640x480 x264 , 192kbps AAC Audio
    File Size: 51.8 MB (54,333,414 bytes)


    Fix You lyrics

    When you try your best but you don't succeed
    When you get what you want but not what you need
    When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
    Stuck in reverse.

    And the tears come streaming down your face
    When you loose something you can't replace
    When you love someone but it goes to waste
    Could it be worse?

    Lights will guide you home
    And ignite your bones
    And I will try to fix you

    And high up above or down below
    When you're too in love to let it go
    But if you never try you'll never know
    Just what you're worth

    Tears stream, down your face
    When you lose something you cannot replace
    Tears stream down your face
    And I..

    Tears stream, down your face
    I promise you I will learn from the mistakes
    Tears stream down your face
    And I..



    This is an mp4 video so if you can't play it download the VLC player. This is my first time using this kind of compression so the quality might not be as good. ^_^;



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