- Member: FaytxZen
- Title: Summer Memories
- Premiered: 2009-04-25
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- Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends
WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WATCHED CLANNAD AFTER STORY OR CLANNAD THE MOTION PICTURE.
Well, originally, this was an AMV I made for the Drama category of Anime Boston 09. However, it didn't make it past the pre-screening, but my other entry for Fun/Upbeat did (those who are going to AB, keep an eye out for it!). Enjoy!
EDITOR'S NOTE: Well, I had uploaded my other entry for review a week before the deadline and I was notified of some major issues with it and so to compensate I thought I would make another entry as a fallback plan. Although, schoolwork pretty much dominated all my time during the week and I scarcely had time to work on the said second entry. Then, the weekend came and I had three days to complete an entry...I ended up procrastinating. So, I whipped this up in a 6-7 hour session in the midst of Saturday night.
Though, don't take the time spent editing as a tip-off to what went into the planning and conceptualizing of the video itself. I had spent the bus rides to and from school listening to this song over and over, racking through ideas for effects and story. In the end, I settled with an exaggerated summarizing of the Clannad movie's plot.
Then, for effects, I just went the rather cliche, but effective idea of using white borders to distinguish the past and to lighten the mood to a euphoric time (tying in with the blissful memories of Tomoya and the rest up until Nagisa's death; also matching up with the AMV's name to some extent). At certain points, I also thought it would be nice to experiment with hard cuts and extensively mixing that in with overlays...interesting effect.
I'll probably be adding more to this later or revising it, but it's late and I'm sorta out of it- ;P