- Member: Vivaldi
- Studio: Intricate Vision Studio
- Title: Ta'veren skies[PE:2][R1][Tribute]
- Premiered: 2009-11-09
- Muse MK Ultra
This is my round 1 track for project editor. The theme was to create a tribute to a favorite anime. I chose last exile, as it has always belonged to a pantheon of anime I consider "The best". I also relatively recently bought the majority of the series for a separate amv project. So it was a logical choice. The source was slight overfiltered and linedarkened to make the footage fit better with the somewhat electronic, stark, nature of the song. There was slight cross-processing applied to get away from the usual "Grey-and-Blue" palette people tend to associate last exile with.
The song I chose —MK Ultra— was selected mostly for it sound. I have precious few songs I thought would work with last exile, and I'd been listening to the new muse album frequently. It wasn't until after the video was complete that I realized the lyrics are referring to the CIA's "MK Ultra" mind control project from the 60s. Seeing the lyrics in the view of non-consensual mind control experiments involving doses of LSD and Heroin changes the intended perspective of this amv....quite a bit. I fairly amused.
The 3D intro is more of a proof-of-concept for a more fleshed out idea I want to does eventually. It sucks pretty hard because of really poor planning on my part and a time crunch. I realized about 4 hours before deadline that I didn't have the types of scenes rendered that I actually needed. I worked with what I had, but I think the lack of proper scenes there makes it feel somewhat chintzy.
And that's about it.