- Member: Infinity Squared
- Studio: amvience studios
- Title: Digital Addiction
- Premiered: 2011-02-22
- Saltwater Strange
WINNER: Best Action AI Con 2011
WINNER: Best Action/Upbeat SMASH! 2011
First video for 2011. As usual, this time of the year is AI Con and of course I just have to rush together a video to the competition. Wasn't too fussed about actually winning or anythin; it was created purely to participate but also just for the enjoyment of the editing experience.
It is a truth about me that I do like the odd challenge here and there to make sure I come up with something original and entertaining. The problem with those is that they're exactly that, a challenge and a challenge is never meant to be easy. This means there's a tendency to forget why I began editing to begin with or just further add to my "jaded editor" outlook especially when things aren't going my way.
This video is somewhat of a break from that. I've employed no new techniques in this video and not even any complex editing or effects, heck, more of my transitions are straight cuts rather than even a cross fade. It was just me listening and semi-dancing to the music while editing and getting excited when the right scene drops in to place. It's one of the most fun videos I've completed in recent times. Simple.
Anyway, title… absolutely nothing to do with the contents of the video. This is mainly just a retelling of the movie story. I just called it this way because I was speaking to a friend at the time and I think we were talking about Facebook and other things people can't seem to live without these days. Song is standard progressive trance and you'll find that the overall feel of this will be much the same as M Drive 1.0.
Edited this in about the span of a day not totally because I was late for the con deadline (which I was :P), but I think a lot of it was just the momentum of the music itself. I think with a song like this, you really benefit more from just going with the flow and going on continuously rather than editing in segments.