Video Information


  • Member: Nostromo_vx
  • Studio: XOST Prod
  • Title: Magic Pad
  • Premiered: 2007-07-07
  • Categories:
    • Dance
    • Fun
  • Song:
    • Mike Shiver & Ashkan Fardost Arise (Hammer & Funabashi Remix)
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Sac Anime 2007, Sac Anime 2007 (2007-07-14)
    • Animethon 14, Animethon 14 AMV Contest (2007-08-11)
    • Connichi 2007, Connichi 2007 AMV Contest X (2007-09-08)
    • MAniFest 2007, MAniFest 2007 AMV Competition (2007-09-14)
    • Nan Desu Kan 2007, NDK AMV Contest 2007 (2007-09-15)
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 13, AWA 13 Expo Contest (2007-09-21)
  • Comments: hey hey !!

    Still unable to comment my work but I'll try to do my best.

    I began last December, I finally found an awesome idea which would revolutionize AMVs !
    So, I began to run some tests and see what I could do.. result : It's impossible !
    Why : my computer can't keep up and I would need about 2 years to complete it.

    So, as usual, I started on something else trying to keep the main idea (not technically) to end up with a video that has nothing to do with what I imagined at the beginning... I'm getting used to it, it's the same every time...

    Six months of (discontinuous) work later, I'm done, I'm proud of it and it's my favourite video I've made !

    Now some explanation :

    Title : Magic Pad
    In fact, I came up with it when I was done with the timeline because I needed a title. It doesn't mean anything, but it's cool, and I suppose it's possible to find meaning.. you tell me ;)

    Music : Mike Shiver & Ashkan Fardost - Arise (Hammer & Funabashi Remix)
    I hesitated a long time before choosing this one. It's soft trance, a kind of music that compose a big half of my play-list.
    I know it won't fit everyone's taste but I really wanted to make a video with it.
    I remember the first time I listened to it, I played all day mixing 2 different versions with winamp.
    The original version of the remix (o_O) is 9:54 min so I had to edit it and create an ending because it was a club version and it didn't have any.
    I used the original version (Mike Shiver & Ashkan Fardost Vocal Mix) for this.

    Concerning video footage, I must say that I barely know or don't know about a half of it. I simply saw nice pictures that I imported in Premiere. The idea was to give a specific style by playing on colors and atmosphere to make something special.
    This is random editing with link attempts when I had the opportunity.
    I used a lot of OP/ED because this is where you find the best footage with dynamic cameras.

    Entirely made with Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and PaintShop Pro 8 for some image key.

    Making of :
    It's something I like to do since Always Hardcore, entirely cribbed from Whisper Of The Beast, which is useful for me when I want to see how I made some effects and in this case, it's also useful to get the name of the footage. This way, I don't have to add credits to the video.

    Update : 19/02/2008
    MP4 High Quality and Filtered version -- encoded by Mirkosp & Niwa Kun

    1st at Japan Expo 8th Impact
    Audience Choice Best of show at Sac Anime 2007
    Best Upbeat/Fun award at Animethon 2007
    Runner-up for Judges Best Overall at Animethon 2007
    Best Dance video at Connichi 2007 Free AMV Contest
    Category X at Nan Desu Kan 2007
    Editors' Best of Show at Nan Desu Kan 2007
    Best Action/Upbeat award at MAniFest 2007
    Best Technical award ay AWA XIII
    Best Use of Multiple Anime at VCA 2008
    Most Artistic Video at VCA 2008
    Video of the Year at VCA 2008

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