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  • Member: martypan
  • Title: Portrait of Grief
  • Premiered: 2008-04-25
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Three Days Grace Never Too Late
  • Anime:
  • Comments:
    Source: Kanon (2006)
    Songs: Never too late - Three Days Grace
    Ending-Theme: Kaisouroku - Key
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    Primary this should become another romance vid, but while making the amv I started to turn the project into a much darker, intensive one. Now it consider about the problem of being suicide or else forsaking ones life. Both main characters were taken along somehow and as far as possible I retained the real story of the Kanon remake, but there are some deviants in time and order. The story by itself is easy to understand.

    Yuuichi , an ordinary High School Student, meets his old childhood friend Mai while having a breeze at night. But something seems to be wrong with her. She doesn’t talk that much, eyballs Yuuichi with an evil face and to cap it all she’s carrying a long sword. Ever after Yuuichi worry about her and her properties. All along schoolmates whispers about her, only a brunette student, named Sayuri, carries about the shy armour-bearer too. Apparently, they’re good friends. One day Yuuichi ventures a first step and invites Mai to the big school ball to take her mind off, but suddenly there are ghosts everywhere and an utter chaos is going on. Where did they come from and more important, did Mai attract them?

    The source I got wasn’t that good, but quite acceptable for making a musicvideo. During the postprocessing I cleaned the footage with Deen and vmToon filters and of course I resized my material to 704x396 and gave a framerate of 24fps. A lot of dark sequences weren’t suitable to work with becuase of too many losses of quality, so I had to figured the good ones out. Eventuallity I converted my footage to lagarith lossless .avi files.

    To introduce the video, I add the first coming together and mixed it with Cool Edit (Pro). The ending song is called “Kaisouroku” by Key, you can find the whole thing on the AIR score/soundtrack. “Never Too Late” by Three Dace Grace fits excellent to the Mai-Arc, because her anger and his helpful lode come together and merge into one, so it was my first choice and a good reason to buy the CD, One X, though.

    Moreover I used following applications: Sony Vegas (7), AMVapp stuff (Virtual Dub, Avisynth, BeSweetGuy), Photoshop (CS2), TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress (for DivX-Output) and as already mentioned, Cool Edit Pro.

    Inspired by Sierra Lorna, I came under influences, because her vids intends me a lot.

    Actually, this amv has to be finished in December 07, but I wasn’t satisfied with the output at all, so I edited it over and over. At this I tracked many things, did up single frames, put different colour-effects together, created some lip synch sequences, removed objects (f.e. the rabbit ears), set keyframes (to make motion) and so on.
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    LYRICS (modified)
    This world will never be what I expected.
    And if I don't belong who would have guessed it...?
    I will not leave alone everything that I own
    to make you feel like it's not too late.
    It's never too late...

    Even if I say "It'll be all right,"
    still I hear you say you want to end your life...
    Now and again we try to just stay alive.
    Maybe we'll turn it all around,
    'cause it's not too late.
    It's never too late...

    The one we'll never see is the side reflected
    And if there's something wrong, who would have guessed it...?
    And I have left alone everything that I own...
    To make you feel like it's not too late.
    It's never too late...

    Even if I say "It'll be all right,"
    still I hear you say you want to end your life...
    Now and again we try to just stay alive.
    Maybe we'll turn it all around,
    'cause it's not too late.
    It's never too late...

    The world we knew won't come back...
    The time we've lost can't get back...
    The life we had won't be ours again...

    This world will never be what I expected.
    And if I don't belong...
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    Hope, there are people out there, who can enjoy, at least some Kanon or 3DG fans.


    WARNING: This amv contains many spoilers and some poignat shodowns!

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