- Member: downwithpants
- Studio: Drunken Panda Productions
- Title: The Winged Brothers
- Premiered: 2004-08-24
- Collective Soul Why, Pt. 2
This video is a character profile on Folken and Van. The video is aimed at people who have seen or know the story of The Vision of Escaflowne, and will probably be pretty confusing to watchers who haven't. Sorry, I try to make my videos as enjoyable to people who haven't watched the anime used as possible, but this one might not make much sense to such an audience.
This one took a while to make, but I worked in segments. The idea came in the summer of 2003, and I began working on it in December. I had chosen about half of the scenes when my computer became riddled with viruses and i had to restore the hard drive in late March. :( then I worked on another video for a while (Tomoe in the Moonlight) until May. Came back to this video and worked on it from May to July, stopped to study for the MCATs :p and finished it up in August.
I came across a lot of bugs from WMM and Virtualdub while making it. But they weren't huge bugs -- each solvable in less a day. Still made me want to inflict some unholy pain upon my computer.
Scene selection took the most effort in this vid. Mainly because I was trying to make the video as enjoyable to people who have and haven't watched Escaflowne, while keeping the video in the direction of the storyline I was trying to give it.
When making my first Vision of Escaflowne vid, Send this Smile, I wasn't able to show much of Folken, one of my favorite characters from the series. So I've been wanting to do a Folken vid for a while, and I'd always enjoyed Collective Soul's "Why, Pt. 2," which had workable lyrics for the video. The melody during the chorus is very step motion driven, while the verses feature a repeated rhythm on the same note. So I figured I'd show action during the chorus and advance the plot of the video with beat-synched scenes during the verses.
Hmm, well Excel Pop-up Video showed me how to change scenes while lip-synching. Mmm, otherwise, I picked up most other techniques from past experience and trial and error.
Bitrate: 2300 kbps
Codec: DivX-5 compatible Xvid
I like ops :)
If you saw this at AWA, please let me know how it looked and sounded. It's the first con I sent a video to, and I wasn't there, so I'd like to know how it went.