- Member: Rozard
- Studio: Random Variable Productions
- Title: Can You Hear Me?
- Premiered: 2004-04-14
- Kenna Within Earshot
- JACON AMV Contest, JACON AMV Contest (2004-04-16)
- FanimeCon, FanimeCon (2004-05-28)
To be honest, about few months ago, I really didn't want to edit anything, and this video is supposed to resemble that feeling. That feeling is what bore this video.
I don't really know why, but there was a two month period where I did no editing at all. I never felt that I wanted to quit. In fact, the entire time, I really wanted to edit, but I just couldn't. It was one of the worst feelings I've experienced. I tried, and I believe succeeded, in recreating that feeling in this video. I've let quite a few of my friends beta test this, and the concensus is that it's akward. Many of them didn't really like it. One even said it scared him. I didn't tell any of them the reasoning behind this video until I pulled as much feedback from them as I could.
My object is not to make you hate this video, but if you do, then I realized that I could consider it a compliment, too. To hate the video to me means that you hate the feeling that I felt. To me, this video is the feeling in tangible form. If you hate it, then I can empathize. If you like the video, it's obviously a compliment. My main goal is to illicit some sort of reaction.
Someone suggested I label this a Horror video, but I reserve that for bloody and violent videos, while this is more disturbing. Well, I don't even know if I would go that far. I'm sure many people wouldn't consider this disturbing. One thing I believe everyone who has watched it has told me is that it made them feel uncomfortable, which is how I felt. This was very theraputic. It's the second fastest video I've ever edited in Premiere. It would have been shorter, but I started out editing the DVD footage instead of MJPEGs. Also, the filtering I did caused render times to skyrocket.
Anyhow, I'm just rambling now. I hope you feel something when you watch this. Something, anything.