- Member: irriadin
- Title: Illusion
- Premiered: 2012-04-01
- Ume Sunshower
- AMV-France Online Contest, AMV-France Online Contest (2012-02-05)
- Anime Expo 2012, Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest (2012-06-29)
* Animazement 2012 - Best in Show
* #9 Overall ranking in AMV France Online Competition
Announcement Thread - YouTube Link
PLEASE don't preview, it kills my video (and me, inside).
For my third AMV, I really wanted to step up my presentation and overall thematic influence. Working to get the feeling I want the viewer to experience when watching my video and insuring that the effects scheme I use reinforce those feelings rather than just being there.
When I heard this song a few years ago, I immediately knew I had to make a music video with it. Sunshower has such a subdued power to it; at times filled with longing and melancholy, yet not without a certain amount of unabashed energy. I felt that Casshern Sins would suit it perfectly, reflecting Casshern’s emotional journey. Can he forgive himself, is his fate inevitable, will those around him scar him further or push him toward acceptance? All things I attempted to address (in a particularly roundabout way) in this video. The "story" in this video is presented in an intentionally fragmented way.
So watch and perhaps you’ll like what you see!
Major thanks to pink haze for being an invaluable resource for editing concepts and being a great beta tester.
Thanks to Yue and Kisanzi for giving me great advice on what to work on in the future.
Special Thanks also to:
Sony Vegas 9 + 11
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe After Effects CS5