- Member: Infinity Squared
- Studio: amvience studios
- Title: Pulsating Faith
- Premiered: 2007-12-16
- Vienna Teng Gravity
To put it simply, this is a direct rip off of Koopiskeva's Waking Hour. The more detailed version of the story is that this was my video on Round 3 of the Online Iron Chef AMV competition and that the little gimmick of that round was that the music chosen was to be from a fairly well known pre-existing AMV. Each editor had the choice of course, of whether they want to match what the original video of the song accomplished, or put your own interpretation of the music and go a totally different direction. I went with blatantly trying to copy Koop's style as much as I can with my source material. I lost, hence, Koop fails.
That's not to say I don't like this video. Heck, I was pleasantly surprised enough by what I was able to achieve in the span of 2 hours that here I am, listing it under my org catalogue as a proper release. It showed me that when you're sufficiently inpsired, and thoroughly enjoying the music, AMVs are still a major source of entertainment and satisfaction for me. In a sense because of the nature of the competition, I haven't had enough time to properly correlate the lyrics with my scene choices here, but the general atmosphere is what carried it for me. It also goes to show, I think, just how much Makoto Shinkai sort of recycles his ideas :P
Anyway, a word of thanks to AtomX for hosting the competition. I've been able to surprise myself in this round of what I could do in 2 hours and for the first time, I've actually started to enjoy Iron Chef competitions. Much congratulations to Mamo! as well. The need to kick your arse made me come up with this, I suppose. And I think a little bit of thanks goes to Koopiskeva... for actually making Waking Hour, and it being one of my favourite videos that inspired this one.
No fancy H264 encodes with this one. I think the XviD has done a fairly good job of maintaining the quality. Also, you may notice an inconsistency with the filename and the actual title of the video. This is deliberate, believe me... please?