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  • Member: Quiet Cannon
  • Studio: Loose Cannon Productions
  • Title: The World is Square
  • Premiered: 2003-07-27
  • Category:
    • Action
  • Song:
    • Offspring Special Delivery
  • Anime:
  • Comments: It’s time to see if watching hundreds of videos has taught me anything on how to make them. This is my first video which I made using every Squaresoft game I had access to. I got my inspiration to do this video from watching the video ‘Final Fantasy Tribute’ done to Offspring – Staring at the Sun, although that was about two years ago. Needless to say, I’ve had this idea in my mind for a long time, but lack of resources and experience prevented me from making it happen. I eventually did get a hold of the things I needed and under the motivation of boredom, I decided to see if I could create my own video.

    In making this video, I focused a lot on lyrics matching and timing. Since I had several games to choose from, I was usually able to get a good match (My favorite parts are when the lyrics are “And the voices told me to blow you away” and "You can't kill a man when he's got no hope"), although there were some lyrics that I couldn’t figure out what to use, so I just went with something random("If you hadn't sold me I'd still be away"). As for timing, I edited each clip to the exact frame to match the music. As a result, most of them went through some speed manipulation to shorten some longer clips to fit in the time space that I set for it. I also had some difficulty editing in the instramental areas with no lyrics, especially in the beginning, but in the end, I think it turned out pretty decent.

    I’m not sure how long it took to make this video since I put the project on hold for a few weeks while waiting for my computer to be upgraded. A lot of my time was spent trying to figure out how to use the editing programs. Since this is my first video and I just dove in without knowing much, it took me a while to understand it. I eventually figured out a few things, but still don’t know much about effects. I also spent a lot of time gathering footage for the video. Since I used some actual in game scenes, it often took several minutes to set up a shot that only lasted a few seconds. I also had a GameSpot DVD that I got from E3 that had footage of Final Fantasy X-2, so I had to download more programs and learn how to rip DVD footage. This really could have been a simple project, but I ran into several problems that made this more complicated than it should have been. Either way, it was a good learning experience.


    Programs used:
    PSmplay
    PSX Multi Converter
    FFX2mov
    ATI Multimedia Center (TV Tuner)
    DVD Decrypter
    DVD2AVI
    AVISynth
    Virtual Dub
    Adobe Premiere

    Lyrics:
    Hey now do you see me down the way
    Been watching you everyday
    In my car on your street is where I stay
    I know you better that way
    One day I'll be meeting you for real
    You'll feel bad like I feel

    It'll blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me
    And the voices told me to blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me

    Hey now well I'm knocking on your door
    This special delivery is yours
    My infatuation it's true
    Hello, I got something for you

    It'll blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me
    And the voices told me to blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me
    If you hadn't sold me I'd still be away
    You're right in front of me, you're right in front of me
    Then, I'll be on my way
    Breathing you okay

    Can't break from my sins
    Cannot pray.
    Can't break from my sins
    Cannot pray.


    But you can't kill a man when he's got no hope
    You can't kill a man when he's got no hope
    You can't kill a man when he's got no hope
    You can't kill a man when he's…
    God, help me

    It'll blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me
    And the voices told me to blow you away
    You're gonna fall for me, You're gonna fall for me
    If you hadn't sold me I'd still be away
    You're right in front of me, you're right in front of me
    Then, I'll be on my way
    Breathing you okay

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