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  • Member: Fluxmeister
  • Title: Legend
  • Premiered: 2001-12-30
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Carl Orff Fortune plango vulnera
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Composition: Video Clips and Music

    Warning: This video contains violent imagery and blood.

    The Hakkenden is also known as "The Legend of the Dog Warriors," if
    you see it for sale. The show is much more centered on story than
    on random action, although there is plenty of action. The
    animation ranges from very well defined to "we let our kids draw
    this episode in 20 minutes" (episode 10 if you have seen the show).
    I enjoyed the show quite a bit (minus the sketchy episode 10, which
    may have been an artistic decision... :P)

    Video content notes:
    -------------------
    1 - I chose to denote this video as not having any spoilers.
    The video honestly does not have any real spoilers, but
    to take the video in without any idea of what the show is about
    may prove to be confusing at some points. If anything, I hope
    that people who have not seen the show will become interested
    in it based on what they see in the video, regardless of some
    likely confusion.

    2 - This is the first video I have ever made using "classical"
    music. This song, like "O fortuna," is from Carmina Burana. I
    chose to skip over "O fortuna" due to its already common use and
    the fact that the music has only 2 "high" points. I consider this
    video as an experiment, as it differs from my previous.

    3 - The end of the video comes very fast and I find that it leaves
    the viewer wanting more. (of course maybe you will see it differently)
    ... like, "what? it's over?"

    4 - The video is fast paced to sync to the music. If you start having
    seizures, remember I warned you! :P

    5 - The video is divided into 3 sections (as is the music technically)
    and presents 3 different aspects of the Hakkenden story. Some people
    may find that the second part of the video seems more like an intro
    than the first part. This decision was made to appropriately
    introduce the Aboshi character and present his role in the story.
    (Aboshi is the first character you see in the video)

    6 - The song used in the introduction is track 1 on OST2 of
    Escaflowne, in case you are curious.

    7 - Overall this was a great experience and am quite pleased with
    how the video turned out. (Especially the ending)

    Technical notes:
    ---------------
    1 - The audio from the CD was very very very quiet. I did some wav
    file hacking with it that included normalization and some volume
    increases.
    ...this may affect the sound quality at extreme volumes...

    2 - This is the first video where I heavily used the speed settings.
    Normally I avoid using speed changes (more than a couple times) due
    to my personal distaste for most 'speed-ups.' My opinion has changed
    a bit as I adapted the speed changes without producing something
    that looks too tacky. (you are welcome to argue that... haha)

    3 - Epilepsy warning, lots of scene changes! :P (warning #2)

    ... if I think of anything else I will add it ...

    Enjoy the Video! :)

Opinions (20)

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  • Synch
  • Lip
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  • Overall
  • 9.00
  • 8.75
  • 9.44
  • 9.13
  • 8.88
  • 8.44
  • 8.81

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