- Member: kiarrens
- Studio: Tech Girl Productions
- Title: Arima's Pain
- Premiered: 2003-02-03
- GooGoo Dolls Iris
v 2.0 of Arima's Pain is hereby complete and ready for download! ^_^
Stats: I pulled the video from the USA release DVDs with DVD Decrypter, transformed them to AVS with DVD2AVI, and edited using adobe premiere 7.0. (I think it's 7.0... maybe 6.0....). Video was compressed using Virtual Dub and XviD. (For some reason the video plays upside down in WMP - just play it in DivX player and it should be fine.)
Version 1 of this video was the first AMV I ever made, and was created with the wonderful 2 VCR technique. Linear editing is evil. So, when I finally broke out of the stone age and learned premiere, I decided to remake this video. V2.0 is very different from the first, in that I changed most of the scenes, used some effects (mostly crossfades and black and white video flashes, along with a few multi-layer video sections).
About the content: This video is meant to be a character profile about Arima, his troubled past, and his relationship with Miyazawa. I've had some people ask me about the "flapping lips" at the beginning of the instrumental section, so let me put the argument to rest here: I MEANT TO. The entire instrumental section is meant to be Arima telling Miyazawa about his past, and hence him talking silently to her at the beginning and the end of it was intentional. Now that that's out of the way, this video took me about 6 months to create and is my favorite video to date.
Special thanks to... Sal, for being there. DOkool, for being my techie-bitch and the premiere l33t master. You pwn me. Craig, for fixing my computer. Dan, for teaching me how to use premiere. And, of course, Souchiro Arima, for the inspiration. ^^
The local download has been fixed to a version that is not upside down.