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  • Member: SQ
  • Studio: ANIMETRIC PRODUCTIONS
  • Title: Knives' View
  • Premiered: 2004-05-23
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
  • Song:
    • Deftones Change
  • Anime:
  • Comments: I worked my ass off on this. I "finished" it after months of work. I needed to go over and fix all the errors, but then I had to reformat my computer. I burned all the files to CD, but somehow something happened and I lost some of the project's files anyway so I can't finish the AMV.

    I don't think I was ever going to finish "My opus" anyway, so I give you the beta "finished version". I have no plans to actually finish this video, so please don't ask. Sorry for the wmv file. It was the only thing I could salvage, and all my beta files are wmv because I'm lazy...

    Hope you enjoy this anyway.

    TECHNICAL ASPECTS: fades
    white flashes
    fast cuts
    black flashes
    sped up footage
    slowed down footage
    zoom in
    zoom out
    RGB difference
    screen
    some lip masking
    Image pan
    posterize
    horizontal flip
    vertical flip
    played clips backwards
    White Alpha matte

    STORY ASPECTS:

    Lyrical reference:

    I = Knives
    You = Vash

    If you've seen the TV show, this AMV more or less tells the story backwards, and through Knives's point of view (hence the AMV's title).
    It begins with Knives and Vash as kids, and as Vash seems to change into a more "good willed" person, Knives doesn't want him to and thus tries to change Vash to be "bad" by torturing him, publically humiliation, etc.
    In the end, Vash still becomes a better person. And as Vash grows, he attempts to change Knives for the better. Unfortunately this ideas "Blows me away" (symbolically destroys knives). From then on, the AMV focuses on all of Vash's good deeds despite his crappy reputation.

    Despite the entire song being about change, the AMV is really about how people will never actually fully change. The deal is that Knives believes Vash(his brother) started out like him(evil) and then changed into something else. In actuality, this is not true. Vash was always his own person(thus good). Knives was wishing for a brother in arms and when he found he wasn't getting one, he tried to fabricate one. But in the end it all failed and each of them still wound up being themselves (one evil and one good).

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