- Member: Kai Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai/Kuroi Kenshi
- Title: lost in days of blood
- Premiered: 2003-09-08
- Sentenced Dead Moon Rising
Shin Hatsubai video #81 was made as a quick project before classes got too heavy in my first semester of graduate school. Despite this, it turned out pretty good.
This is the eighth Sentenced song I've had to enter into the catalog. C'mon, people, can't you see this band rocks?
The primary intent of this video was to create a spooky atmosphere rather than go and scare the crap out of people. It's closer to the 'horror' concept advanced in SH002 rather than the goresplatter horror concept of something like SH030. I tried to ZCoA Hikage (main character in this video) and Marou (long-haired dude)'s backstory, but the overriding concern of atmosphere may have made that a little obscured. If I did my job right, Hikage comes off as mentally tortured without viewers needing to watch the OVA in order to know *why*.
Something like one cut in five in this has effects applied to it. It's insane. Hopefully, they're not too noticeable. Such include horizontal flips, one 180-degree rotation, a few colorizes, two timed strobes, layering, and decelerations. IMO they work and stay mostly in the background, which is what they're supposed to do, especially in a video like this.
Shin Hats Self Grade: A-. I finally made an effects-heavy video where they don't get in the way, after long trying. Ya-hoo.
Stats: # clips: 160. avg length: 1.76 seconds. total time: 15 hours.