- Members: trythil, dwchang
- Title: DDR Project 4th Mix Track 12: era (hubris)
- Premiered: 2003-09-27
- TaQ era (nostalmix)
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 9, Anime Weekend Atlanta 9 (2003-09-26)
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DDR Project III / 4th Mix Track 12 - "era" ("hubris")
TaQ - era (nostalmix)
Tools: Heroine Virtual Cinelerra 1.1.6, Blender 2.2.7 + instinctive-blender patches, Film GIMP 0.16,
Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Macromedia Flash 5, VirtualDub 1.5.3, AVISynth 2.5.0, and StepMania 3.0 final :/
Kusoyaro (for giving me this opportunity in the first place),
dwchang (concepts galore and verbal abuse),
Fluxmeister (DDR graphics),
silver_moon (for giving me the idea to go back and re-do a significant part of the timeline),
suberunker (weird wacky ideas for end sequence),
Kazz (I'm pretty sure you gave me some suggestions, and you're in the Matroska file notes anyway :P ),
and VegettoEX (parts of his track so we could do a cool transition).
HQ download (direct):
Matroska container, created with mkvtoolnix 0.6.0
video: XviD (DivX5-compatible), 704x480 @ 4:3, 29.97fps
audio: MP3 using LAME encoder, stereo, 160 kbit/s CBR
additional: Video notes as Matroska text-file attachment
LQ download (local):
video: MPEG-1, 352x240 @ 4:3, 29.97fps
audio: MPEG layer II, stereo, 160 kbit/s CBR
It should be obvious, but you shouldn't download the high-quality version unless you can play back Matroska files.
Matroska players for Windows:
Media Player Classic -- http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82303&package_id=84358
This is my new favorite player :)
mplayer 1.0_rc3 (mingw32 port) - search the mplayer site for it (the location of the file isn't really fixed); it's unofficial but works pretty well.
The Core Media Player, http://www.corecoded.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=tcmp_home&file=download If you are using ffdshow to decode the XviD stream, you need to select "Use overlay mixer" in the "Codecs" section of the ffdshow configuration, otherwise TCMP will crash.
Matroska Playback Pack, http://matroska.free.fr/packs/Matroska_Pack_Full_v1.0.1.exe -- DirectShow filters for Matroska container files, which will work with any player that uses the DShow interfaces.
For GNU/Linux and UNIX systems (including Mac OS X), you can try mplayer 1.0_rc3. Be sure to compile it with Matroska support enabled; you will need libmatroska (at least 0.5.1) and a corresponding build of libebml. You can find both at Mosu's Matroska HOWTO: http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/
For updated information on Matroska-aware players, please visit the Matroska website.
Oh boy, where to begin with THIS one...
Sometime in late June I was told by Kusoyaro that Scott Melzer had to drop his DDR3 track, "Drop the Bomb", for personal reasons. Tim Park (dokidoki) had taken over that track, but somebody needed to take Tim's old track, "era".
Guess what I got asked to do :P
The one guideline I was given (besides project rules and technical guidelines) was "Make it pretty". I have no idea if I succeeded in this regard or not, but there ARE at least 4 layers of video work going on at any one second, and sometimes it hits 12 simultaneous layers, so I guess I must have either done my job or horribly jacked it up.
Probably the latter.
Shamanic Princess is a beautifully animated work; "era" is filled with screaming jungle beats and wacky out-of-this-world synthesized sounds. I have no idea why I thought they should go together, but...yeah...I guess it kinda worked.
The sequence of events in this track was inspired by Tiara's behavioral traits, particularly towards Lena. If you've seen Shamanic Princess, you'll know what I mean.
(UPDATE 9/27/2003 18:08 GMT -0500) OK, so DDR3 hasn't quite premiered yet (it will in 4 hours), but let's face it:
- if you're reading this you probably aren't going to be at the premiere, and thus won't be missing anything by seeing it
- if you're reading this AND are going to be at the premiere, you spoil yourself if you download and watch it
I do not, and cannot, claim any ownership to this AMV. However, I encourage anyone who might be interested in redistributing, reworking, or really doing whatever to this video to do so. I won't do anything.