- Member: FoxJones
- Studio: Arctic Tribe
- Title: the Little While that We Are Here
- Premiered: 2004-03-16
- Yann Tiersen La noyée
- Conneko 2004, Conneko 2004 (2004-05-15)
One of positive surprises has been the anime Gunslinger Girl. When I first heard about it, I didn't really expect much from it. But when I finally got to see it, I really liked the show. There's just something done right with the mood and character desing. Of course this all made me want to make an AMV out of it. Then a friend of mine was listening this piece of music and mentioned to me that he'd like to see this made into an AMV. I listened it too, and it didn't take long for me to notice that I can hit two birds with one stone here.
Though this anime has more than enough footage of small arms combat, the choice of music steered me towards a different approach. I wanted to bring out the life between the missions. Like it is mentioned in the anime "Everyone is far from happy, although it isn't as much of a sad story here..". I could rant endlessly about my feelings during the creation and what my intentions were at the beginning and at the end of the project, but I better not. Lets just say that it's about the joys of spending meaningless time..
With this AMV I break 2 little things that I normally do otherwise. First is the title. When I normally use the name of the song or some variation of it, this time it seemed that the title needed to have in it what this AMV is about. Second is the use of digital effects, because this time using them really do add something to this work.
the file is XviD-encoded (february 2004 version) so even though it should be DivX-compatible you should keep your XviD-codecs up-to-date. If there's any problems do mail me and we'll see what can be done.
FoxJones - Arctic Tribe - Finland