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  • Member: Melichan923
  • Title: My Only Love
  • Premiered: 2008-03-21
  • Categories:
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Jaci Velasquez Imagine Me Without You
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Boston 2008, AB 2008 AMV Contest (2008-03-21)
    • Tekkoshocon VI, Tekkoshocon VI AMV Contest (2008-04-11)
    • Tora-Con '08, Tora-Con 2008 AMV Contest (2008-04-26)
    • Matsuricon 2008, Matsuricon 2008 AMV Contest (2008-08-22)
    • Bakuretsucon 2008, Bakuretsucon 2008 AMV Contest (2008-10-23)
    • Youmacon 2008, Youmacon 2008 AMV Contest (2008-11-01)
  • Comments:

    PLEASE DO NOT RE-POST THIS ON YOUTUBE. ^_^ I really don't want any reposts.

    Date Completed: December 08, 2007
    Time spent making: My Only Love took me about two to three weeks to complete, working about four hours a day with some breaks on a couple of days each week.
    Programs used: Sony Vegas 6.0, Particle Illusion 3.0, AviSynth, and VirtualDubMod.
    Length: 4:10 not including credits and 4:40 including credits

    Conventions:
    - Anime Boston 2008 - Romance Finalist
    - Tekkoshocon 2008 - Winner of Best Romance!
    - ToraCon 2008 - Finalist for Romance
    - Matsuricon 2008 - Winner of Best Romance!
    - Bakuretsucon 2008 - Winner of Best Romance!
    - Youmacon 2008 - Winner of Best Romance!

    About the video and how I got the idea for it:
    This idea came to me one morning while I was in my room listening to music. When "Imagine Me Without You" by Jaci Velasquez started playing I immediately thought about Chi and Hideki. The part in the song that convinced me to make this video the most was, "When you caught me I was falling. Your love lifted me back on my feet. It was like you heard my calling, and you rushed to set me free. When I found you I was blessed, and I will never leave you. I need you." The scene that that part of the song brought to my mind was when Hideki caught Chi from falling after rushing to help her when she was lost and in trouble. He carried her and got them home, just as he did the first night. There are so many scenes in Chobits which described the lyrics and showed Chi's deep love for Hideki and also many scenes where Hideki was protecting her and saving her from dangerous situations. It's as if the song was made for the couple. I knew this project was a must.

    Effects and Editing:
    I went for mostly simple editing in this project since I didn't want to take away from the meaning of the video. I focused mostly on timing the cross-fades and matching up the lyrics perfectly. I chose the scenes that best went with the flow of the song and had the most emotion behind them. :) I used more effects during the instrumental part. I thought the ocean scene would be perfect to make it seem like they were remembering all the good times they had together, so cuts of certain scenes float around Chii and Hideki as they are underwater.

    Most difficult part:
    The ending was probably the hardest part. I wanted something beautiful and out there, but simple at the same time. I think I actually accomplished that. ^^

    Song Lyrics:
    "As long as stars shine down from heaven
    And the rivers run into the sea
    Til the end of time forever
    You're the only love I'll need

    In my life you're all that matters
    In my eyes the only truth I see
    When my hopes and dreams have shattered
    You're the one that's there for me

    When I found you I was blessed
    And I will never leave you, I need you

    Chorus:
    Imagine me without you
    I'd be lost and so confused
    I wouldn't last a day, I'd be afraid
    Without you there to see me through

    Imagine me without you
    Lord, you know it's just impossible
    Because of you, it's all brand new
    My life is now worthwhile
    I can't imagine me without you

    When you caught me I was falling
    You're love lifted me back on my feet
    It was like you heard my calling
    And you rushed to set me free

    When I found you I was blessed
    And I will never leave you, I need you

    Chorus

    When I found you I was blessed
    And I will never leave you, I need you oh

    Chorus

    I can't imagine me without you
    "

    Important note about downloading:
    Please download the MP4 file instead of the XviD if possible since it's smaller in size, will take less time for you to download, has better video and audio quality and plays a lot smoother. ^_^ It's very simple to get it to play on your computer (If for some reason you can't already). You can do either of the two below:

    Download the CCCP (Combined Community Codec Pack) here - This will allow you to play any type of file on any type of windows player. The codecs were put together by people who know a lot about codecs, so there will be absolutely no codec conflicting and nothing unsafe.

    If you prefer not to install codecs there are some media players out there that can play many different types of files without codecs. These types of players are great for any of you who watch soft-subbed anime footage! I suggest:

    VLC Player - Most commonly used for MP4, OGM, and MKV files, easy to use. I recommend this one.
    KMPlayer - Excellent player. It plays files without codecs and even allows you to change the style and words of softsubs.

    The local is the MP4 version and the indirect is a RapidShare link for the XviD. If the link expires for the XviD, please let me know and I will upload it ASAP.

    Again, I ask all of you who download my videos kindly, please, please do not upload them to other websites like YouTube. I would appreciate it so much if no one does that! ^_^

    I hope you enjoy the video! Any quick comments or opinions will make me happy.

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