- Member: fallout161
- Title: Memories of the Ghost
- Premiered: 2003-03-23
- Character Profile
- Eric Serra Lucia Di Lammermoor and The Diva Dance
Well I hope none of you were 'eagerly awaiting' my next video, because here it is... watch it once, and you probably won't remember it. What I'm trying to say is that it sucks.
I got halfway through this video last year around November or December, then abandoned it in order to waste my time losing that Tokyopop manga contest. (that is to say... I took a few months off from AMVs in order to work on my art.) I never deleted it, because I refused to abandon a video that I had already spent 20+ hours on. I finished it a week or two ago because I needed to have it (or something like it) for a class. Now it's totally off my chest, it's done, and I don't care how many problems it has, I'm not touching it anymore. NOW. A few words about the video.
The premise of the video:
The title of the video is Memories of the Ghost, and that's what it's supposed to be. In the opening scene, Motoko is supposedly dying. Throughout the video, she flashes back to other scenes leading up to her current situation. At the end, the video comes full circle and she remembers right up to the instant that her life began to flash before her eyes. I would've liked to make every "past" scene more apparent, possibly by giving it a sepia tone with After Effects, but I didn't want to take the time to seek out, install, and learn After Effects for that sole purpose.
I finally got my aspect ratio correct - the AMV keeps basically the same quality as the source footage (Ghost in the Shell) that I used. However, whenever I put the audio (The Diva Dance) into the Adobe Premiere 6.0 Timeline, it got crapified. Seriously... I played with every audio setting there was, and no matter what I did, no matter how many times I exported, the audio is at A LOW QUALITY. It glitches back and forth between slightly good quality and even worse quality, during the video, about 3 or 4 times. This is, no doubt, incredibly noticeable and annoying. Go ahead and give me bad marks in the Sound category, because I deserve it.
Secondly, the video is boring for the first 75% of it. This is because of the song I chose. The Diva Dance is a two-part techno opera and, simply put, the first 3 minutes or so is boring. But I refused to cut that part of the song out, because I love it and I feel the song is not as good without those first three minutes. Watch only the last 2 minutes if you want. It'll probably be better that way.
There's a little funny scene at the end of the video. I like throwing those in, even if they don't have anything to do with the rest of the video.