- Member: Hareoic
- Title: Higurashi - STILL At Large! (Still Alive FINAL REMAKE)
- Premiered: 2008-08-15
- Jonathan Coulton Still Alive
- AnimeIowa, AnimeIowa AMV Contest (2008-08-15)
Won second place in the Viewer's Choice category at Anime Iowa 2008.
Won Best in Show at Nebraskon 2008.
Okay, this is the last time I'm remaking this concept because it cannot be done better than this. I followed the initial concept as closely as I possibly could, got a few DVD quality sources for some footage, I know now that I really did fix the aspect ratio problem, I did something unexpected and clever with Photoshop, I saved it as the highest possible quality I could managed with Windows Movie Maker, and I did the lip syncing as best as I could with the tools I had (which, sadly, lacked a lip sync source that ran at the same frame rate) and overall I'm extremely pleased with it. All in all, it took three months of planning and one month of work.
Miyo Takano from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and GLaDOS from Portal share quite a few similarities. They're both creepy, they're both insane, they both kill people 'for science', they both lie and bend the truth, they’re both heartless, they’re both evil masterminds, and, of course, they're both 'still alive,' free to continue what they've been doing already (though the fact that Takano is still alive has more significance than GLaDOS not being destroyed).
Once again I'd like to thank those people who gave constructive criticism, my sister included, as you made this video possible. Now, on to new projects.
Edit: Remastered. Letterboxing only along the top and bottom this time, used much higher quality audio (should be easier to hear, for one), and saved it with an Xvid encode, so it should be easier to play now.