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  • Member: Velho
  • Studio: Akatsuki
  • Title: Dark Desire
  • Premiered: 2008-04-02
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
  • Song:
    • Dream Theater Constant Motion
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • SakuraCon 2008, AMV Contest (2008-04-19)
    • Japan Expo 9ème Impact, Japan Expo International AMV Contest 2008 (2008-07-06)
  • Comments: It's been a while since my last AMV...
    Yes, NGE is overused... I know... but I don't care...

    Info
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    It was planned to be a dark, fast-paced and horroristic video.

    There is a story. It's mostly about Shinji and Asuka, and their darker selves. I don't
    want to write it down here, if you're going to watch this, you will find out (I hope...).

    There are a lot of motion, camera movements and other stuff in the vid, in symbol of the
    "constant motion", that everything is changing (like Asuka and Shinji's relationship),
    everything is in motion.

    Technical side
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    Well, it was 3 months of work to finish this vid. I've never worked this much in any vids than this... The effort is about 120% :)
    Avisynth filtering (especially cleaning up the footage...), x264 encoding in Megui, most parts of AE, they were all new to me, so it was a lot of time to found out how to do something...
    I know the song feels too long for some people, but I can't and didn't want to cut out more from it, so the originally 6:55 long song ended up at 4:29...


    Programs used: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects & Photoshop, Besweet, Megui, Avisynth, Virtualdub

    Thanks to the beta testers for telling me the mistakes and bugs and for the advices:
    Toma
    Yaaku
    Yashirou

    Lyrics:

    "Tunnel vision at blinding speed
    Controlling my thoughts, obsessing me
    Void of any uncertainty
    Throughout my very soul

    Lost illusions of mind control
    Resisting all hope of letting go
    Racing impulse of dark desire
    Drives me through the night

    I try to shut it down
    It leaves me in the dust
    No matter what I've found
    I can never get enough

    Frantic actions of insanity
    Impulsive laced profanity
    Long for elusive serenity
    Way out of my control

    Traveling through both space and time
    (Out of body, out of mind)
    Out of control
    My wheels in constant motion

    Spinning round and round it goes
    (I can't let up, I can't let go)
    Can't stop this flame from burning
    Forever more
    Into the night
    Blistering

    Focus here, focus there
    Cannot see the light
    (Falling down through the night)
    Sprawling everywhere

    Searching left, searching right
    (Panic setting in, I can no longer fight)
    When will this end?

    Accelerate, dislocate
    (Set to crash and burn, haven't got time to waste)
    Not planning to return

    Aggravate, agitate
    (When will I ever learn?)
    There's no way out of here
    Nowhere to turn

    Obsessive yearning
    Compulsive burning
    Still never learning
    Insane random thoughts
    Of neat disorder

    Scattered wasteland surrounding me
    Tattered memories of what used to be
    Apocalyptic mind debris
    Until we meet again

    Traveling through both space and time
    (Out of body, out of mind)
    Out of control
    My wheels in constant motion

    Spinning round and round it goes
    (I can't let up, I can't let go)
    Can't stop this flame from burning
    Forever more
    Into the night
    Blistering

    Traveling through both space and time
    (Out of body, out of mind)
    Out of control
    My wheels in constant motion

    Spinning round and round it goes
    (I can't let up, I can't let go)
    Can't stop this flame from burning
    Can't stop the wheels from turning

    Traveling through both space and time
    (You get yours, and I got mine)
    Out of control
    My wheels in constant motion

    Spinning round and round it goes
    (I can't let up, I can't let go)
    Can't stop this flame from burning
    Forever more
    Into the night
    Blistering"


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    The LOCAL version is encoded in H264 format and downloading this is recommended. If you want (or cannot play / don't like the mp4), you can download the XviD version via the DIRECT link (not much quality difference, but HUGE size differenve).

Opinions (6)

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  • Overall
  • 8.75
  • 9.75
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  • 9.25
  • 8.75
  • 9.50
  • 9.50
  • 9.00
  • 9.25

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