- Member: Infinity Squared
- Studio: amvience studios
- Title: Sweet Iron
- Premiered: 2010-08-22
- BK & Nick Sentience Flash
- Perasma Sweet 2 Harmony
- The Caramel Club Mama Say Mama Sa
WINNER: Manifest 2010 Iron Chef AMV Competition
This is my Manifest 2010 Iron Chef AMV competition video. Edited in about 9 hours which includes clipping and rendering over the course of the convention weekend (itís a 24 hour challenge). You can see the sources from the video list above but Iíd like to point out that the secret ingredient was Sailor Moon and that it had to comply with the theme of Manifest this year which was Mecha vs Magic. There were four of us competing this year and as luck would have it, I won.
Thereís a bitter sweet tinge to this video as I see it. Firstly, a month ago when I entered the AVCon IC, we were all gathered together in the one apartment editing through the course of the night. That was a whole lot of fun and the experience well worth the nuisance of others there constantly harassing you about where you are with your video XD. Here though, I went straight home and did my editing from the comfort of my own room but ultimately, I edited alone with no one to sling lollies to in moments of frustration.
Then there was also the fact that in bygone years, it was I who ran this event. It was strange being on the other side of the microphone. Even stranger to be out the back waiting for my video to be played and fretting all hell and unable to sit down when it was actually on screen. I could have sworn my heart was going to explode out of my chest from beating so hard. The crowd cheering for it only made things worse XD.
And lastly, with this, Iíve now garnered recognition from every major convention in Australia. Manifest was the last despite being my home convention purely because I was the coordinator and ethically, I couldnít enter my videos to it. I guess it was never really my intention to ever get something from all the cons in this country but thereís a bit of me that feel that this represents some sort of conclusion. Then again, how could I say no to the rush of getting applause?
Aight to the video... this is a typical "crowd pleaser" AMV. I had originally opted for a more orchestral presentation but the music I really wanted to use was over 7 minutes long and in context of an IC comp, I did not think I would have been able to conjure up something that will keep people's attention. So I went with what I consider a "cheap" trick at getting attention, namely pandering to people's prejudices and/or misconceptions. If there's anything here which I will consider to not be blatantly appealing to a crowd's titular enjoyment, it'd be the subtle build up which from an editing point of view was probably what I did right the most :P