- Member: MeriC
- Studio: Temple O' Trunks
- Title: The Children Project - Track 13
- Premiered: 2004-04-20
- Robert Miles Children
This video segment is part of an entire AMV project, The Children Project
I decided to use the anime "One Piece" for my track since there are several episodes that focus on flashbacks showing us the lives of the series' main characters. They're all pretty gut-wrenching, so I figured it would make for some good drama, even though I only had a short amount of time to show the past for the four characters.
Each character/section also has his/her own stylistic "theme" to show that a new character is in the spotlight. The first character shown is Nami, and I decided to use a black, squiggle-ish outline effect going around the border of the frame. The feeling I wanted to get across in this segment was anger and chaos, since in the anime, Nami's "mother" is shot and killed. The next character shown is Zoro, and I used blending/transparency effects to show his closeness to his childhood friend/rival, Kuina. Next up was Sanji... I didn't really have any stylistic theme for him, so I just used pulsing black and white images as the effect in this section. Finally, I showed Luffy. I wanted to show a series of images leading up to the final main impact in his childhood, which was Shanks losing his arm to save Luffy. I used a scrolling bar timed to the beat going back and forth with the "main" scene in the background, while still images appeared on either side of the scrolling bar, also timed to the beat.
All in all, I had a lot of fun with this video, because it gave me a chance to try out new stylistic ideas. It also gave me the chance to tell the backstory of four characters in a short amount of time.