- Member: Infinity Squared
- Studio: amvience studios
- Title: Reaction
- Premiered: 2007-07-22
- Hybrid Blackout
WINNER: Action AMV AVCon 2007
WINNER: Action/Horror AMV Wai-Con 2007
Yuki made this video!
Yeah, that's what I named my new PC. It's the first computer I bought where my intention from the start was to have a rig to satisfy all my editing needs. And so the reason this video emerged was to test out Yuki's capabilities.
I've been working on a laptop to do all my editing since 2004. I originally got that laptop for my university stuff and though it was good and quite top of the range for its application at the time I bought it, it was never really made to edit on, and certainly after I got more into this hobby, it just became so cumbersomely slow. So it was a breath of fresh air when I got this video done. It's probably more effects filled than most of my previous work (not counting my "acid video" as some people have affectionately called Echoes of Sanity) and Yuki hardly broke the proverbial sweat.
Anyway, about the video itself. It's purely experimental. Some of the background effects are something which I put together within Vegas itself which were a combination of multiple filters put together in a certain way. Reason I used them was because all those filters would have killed my old computer. So yeah, you're seeing where I'm going with this. This video is one entire test run. To be honest with you, there's absolutely no point to this video. It's just a whole lot of explosions, external syncs with zooming frames and attempts at introducing effects that are similar to the graphics already present in the show to start with.
I've always loved this music and the moment I heard it, I knew I had to make a video to it. The question was what to? At the end of the day, it didn't matter really. As long as it had the energy and momentum, it was going to be good enough. Maybe you've noticed it or maybe you haven't, but I love progressive trance style music. The eventual build up of the music is much more effective in giving you a rush than a full on rock soundtrack. And so, I tried to follow the same atmosphere with the scene selection and pacing in the video side of things. Hopefully you'll feel that the second half becomes even more upbeat than the first. Because this particular version of the song is a club mix, I thought perhaps that the fade out ending sort of dulled that climax a bit, but I leave it to you to decide.
The x264 was a lot of fun to play with, mainly because I could encode blazingly fast when it would have taken me a good couple of hours previously to do it in my old computer (considering I had a fair bit of post-processing filters applied to it at the same time). I edited from PAL DVDs for this, and consequently when you return the video to its full anamorphic size, you would have reached a resolution 1024x576, but I thought that I'd be drastic with the size to quality ratio and put it to NTSC resolution instead.
Only the x264 is currently up. You could use CCCP to watch this. If there's enough of an outcry for an XviD or if I ever get enough time not to be lazy, then I might just put it up :P
No thanks to anyone... yeah that's right... NO ONE!