- Member: donte_frazier
- Studio: Uchiha Productions
- Title: The Only One
- Premiered: 2004-04-19
- Character Profile
- Yellowcard Only One
- animecentral AMV Contest, animecentral AMV Contest (2004-05-14)
Well, here it is. My debut video.
In essence, this video actually began around four years ago. I know, I know. Four YEARS?! It didn't really begin four years ago so to say, but the seeds of AMV creation began then...
To be more specific, I first started watching AMVs around four years ago, when I first entered college. Ah, the joys of an OC3 connection. I remember being easily pleased back then, simply astounded by these little bursts of joy known as AMVs. Needless to say, the combination of the horrifically fast internet connection and ALOT of time gave me ample opportunity to download and watch MANY music videos that freshmen year. I think I ended up accumulating over 50+ that year alone.
Yep, I was quite a fan of AMVs, and it didn't really matter what the quality was like until later. Yup, I even had quite a few DBZ/Linkin Park Videos. I know, I know. Shame on me. But I was new, and these things were addicting in whatever form they came in.
Eventually, I decided that I really wanted to make one myself...but the sad reality was that I owned a Pentium Celeron processor with around 366Mhz (Yes, Mhz, not Ghz) of processing power. This was along with a mere 128Mb of Ram. There was no way anything remotely resembling an AMV was going to come out of my system.
So I became content with just watching AMVs on my PC, soaking up the talent and skill and countless hours of work that these people poured into it. I sampled all of the greats, though recently a favorite of mine has been dwchang, who's "Glory of Love" and "Evolution" videos inspired me enough to actually get off of my butt and create a video of my own.
Yup, I recently bought a new PC. A Pentium 4 2.6 Ghz with 512Mbs of Ram. Just enough to finally start creating my own AMVs. I have a ton of ideas, and I hope to bring them all to fruition in AMV form sooner or later. I just hope they don't suck too much... ;)
And so, I bring you my first video: "My Only One", using the anime series Rurouni Kenshin, set to Yellowcard's "Only One"
---------- Notes on The Video --------
I spent around +/- 70 hours working on this video. Now, take into account that this is basically all the time I spent searching My DVDs for footage, learning how to create AMVs (Much thanks to Ermac's READFAG guide), learning how to work Adobe Premiere & Avisynth, ripping footage, and learning the ropes in basic AMV creation, so I'm sure not all of that effort shows. But, by god, it was there.
I chose the song because I heard it a few days before I started working on the video, and thought it would go really well with my favorite series, Rurouni Kenshin. I chose Kenshin because, well, it's my favorite series. Simple enough. :)
I spent alot of time choosing the scenes to go with the song, so I hope it shows in my final product. I think it does...but many of my friends say I have no taste, so what do I know.
This video does cover up until the end of the Kyoto arc, so I guess you could say it contains spoiler scenes. Not anything much, though.
On an interesting note, I started out this video with the intention of making a hardcore action fighting video. It's funny how it turned out as pretty much a drama/romance video between Kenshin & Kaoru. My favorite AMVs have always been the romance ones, so I guess my personality just took control in the creation of this. Nevertheless, I'm pleased with how it came out.
Some of my favorite scenes occur near the end, and overall I think the video effectively builds upon each preceeding part pretty well.
I hope you enjoy it.
---------- Equipment Used --------
-Pentium 4 2.6 Ghz Processor
-Adobe Premiere Pro
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The creators of Rurouni Kenshin (The BEST anime ever!) :)