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  • Member: l33tmeatwad
  • Studio: PixelBlended Studios
  • Title: Blackout Shooter
  • Premiered: 2012-12-23
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Breathe Carolina Blackout
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • AKROSS Con 2012, AKROSS Con 2012 (2012-09-15)
    • Ikkicon VII, AnimeFunTV AMV Contest @ IKKICON VII (2012-12-29)
    • SwampCon, SwampCon AMV Contest 2013 (2013-01-12)
    • MomoCon 2013, MomoCon's 1st Annual AMV Contest (2013-03-08)
    • Anime Island Convention, AICon AMV Competition 2013 (2013-03-16)
    • Sakura-Con 2013 AMV Contest, SC 2013 AMV Contest (2013-03-29)
    • Tekkoshocon X-2, Tekkoshocon X-2 AMV Contest (2013-04-05)
    • The Video Art Track at Anime Weekend Atlanta 19, The Music Video Exposition (2013-09-27)
    • Anime Salt Lake, Anime Salt Lake AMV Contest 2013 (2014-01-01)
  • Comments: This was an interesting project to start and is completely different than what I am used to releasing. I heard the song for the first time when Black Rock Shooter was airing and thought making a video with the song would be pretty fun. Obviously using the title creatively was part of it, but also the contrast from the verses to the chorus in the song gave me the idea of trying to display both worlds that were shown in the anime. Using the lower tone of the vocals in the verses for the real world storyline and the more intense chorus section for the action scenes was the basic idea of how I would construct the video. At times I felt a bit limited because the source material was not easy to twist into a continuous storyline. As some of you who have seen the series may have noticed I cut out one of the major characters. I initially tried to work everyone in but it was too much to display in the time frame, so I decided to make creative cuts. Overall I'm pleased with the result, it's no masterpiece but I hope it is entertaining and encourages people to watch the anime.

    Awards:
    IKKiCON VII AMV Contest [2nd Place Editor's Choice Action]
    IKKiCON VII AMV Contest [Runner-Up People's Choice Action]
    AICon 2013 AMV Contest [Best Overall]
    AICon 2013 AMV Contest [Best Action]
    Anime Salt Lake 2013 AMV Contest [Best Action]
    Zenkaikon 2013 AMV Contest [Coordinator's Choice & Viewer's Choice]

    Beta Testers/Feedback:
    irriadin
    snapxynith
    BecauseImBored1
    GuntherAMVs

    Special Thanks:
    PixelBlended Studios
    WarlikeSwans
    WarlikeCygnet

    Software Used:
    Notepad :)
    AviSynth
    VirtualDub
    Photoshop
    After Effects
    MeGUI (Encoding)

    Technical Details:
    The rough cut was done with AviSynth and I used After Effects to style the video. Photoshop was used to create the credits.

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