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  • Member: Aerialesque
  • Studio: Visualized Nightmare Studios
  • Title: Efflorescent Dawn
  • Premiered: 2007-10-16
  • Categories:
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
  • Song:
    • Angels and Airwaves The Adventure
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 13, AWA 13 Pro Contest (2007-09-21)
    • Youmacon 2007, Youmacon 2k7 AMV Contest (2007-11-02)
  • Comments: Description:
    So here's my video that I made for the AWA Pro Contest this year. The idea actually came to me around September of last year, but I didn't have all of the sources that I wanted, so I ended up waiting until recently to do it. "The Adventure," by Angels and Airwaves, is an amazing song full of so much emotion, and my main goal with this video was to create a video that matches the intensity of the song. I wanted to use the relationships of characters in different anime series to portray how strong the bonds between two people can be, and how it can be hard to live without them. Overall, I was going for a more positive, uplifting video, showing that no matter how tough things can get, it's always possible to pull through it all and have a new beginning.

    This video was quite the endeavor for me in a few different ways. I'd never worked with multiple anime in one video before, so it was kind of a challenge for me getting the sources to all blend without any of them seeming out of place. Plus, this was also my first try making a video on my own with the use of Adobe After Effects. I'd say that I spent more time on this video compared to any of my others, but mainly because I spent a ton of time messing around with AE until I could create exactly what I wanted to do as far as effects go. ;p

    Technical Notes:
    Programs used: Sony Vegas 6.0, After Effects Professional 7.0, Adobe Photoshop, Avisynth, VirtualDubMod

    x264 version is on local...I recommend only downloading the xvid if your computer can't handle the .mp4, which has a much smaller filesize and better quality.

    Special Thanks:
    I only had a few people beta test this video...thanks to Reigna for putting up with me spamming her with multiple betas and giving me some valuable criticism, and to kisanzi and Niwa-kun for taking a look at the version I sent to Pro and giving me a few pointers. Thanks guys!

    Contest Results:
    *AWA Pro - Nominated in Best of Show, Best Romance, and Best Technical.
    *Youmacon 2K7 AMV Contest - Winner: Best Romance, Best Technical.

    "The Adventure" - Angels and Airwaves
    I wanna have the same last dream again,
    the one where I wake up and I'm alive.
    Just as the four walls close me within,
    my eyes are opened up with pure sunlight.
    I'm the first to know,
    my dearest friends,
    even if your hope has burned with time,
    anything that's dead shall be re-grown,
    and your vicious pain, your warning sign,
    you will be fine.

    Hey, oh, here I am,
    and here we go, life's waiting to begin.

    Any type of love - it will be shown,
    like every single tree reach for the sky.
    If you're gonna fall,
    I'll let you know,
    that I will pick you up
    like you for I,
    I felt this thing,
    I can't replace.
    Where everyone was working for this goal.
    Where all the children left without a trace,
    only to come back, as pure as gold,
    To recite this all.

    Hey, oh, here I am,
    and here we go, life's waiting to begin.
    Tonight,
    hey, oh, here I am,
    and here we go, life's waiting to begin.
    Tonight,
    hey, oh, here I am,
    and here we go, life's waiting to begin.

    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me
    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me
    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me
    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me
    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me
    I cannot live, I can't breathe
    unless you do this with me

    Hey, oh, here I am (do this with me),
    and here we go, life's waiting to begin (do this with me).
    Hey, oh, here I am (do this with me).
    And here we go, life's waiting to begin,
    life's waiting to begin.


    Enjoy!

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