- Member: Coffee 54
- Studio: Crazy Vegeta Productions
- Title: Reflections in the Mirror
- Premiered: 2004-11-16
- Monster Magnet Silver Future
The video focus on four characters, Naruto, Neji, Sasuke, and Haku, all of whom share a common trait. They've all lost one, or both of there parents and had to cope with that loss. This video tells their four stories, linked by the visual hook of Haku's Ice Mirrors.
The hardest part of the 30 days project wasn't the technical aspect. Learning the program was actually pretty easy. The hard part was deciding which effects to put where. I ended up making all non-mirror effects character specific, for example, Neji uses Inverse Black and White because in the manga that's used as sort of a Byakugan eye view.
30 Days with Adobe After Effects:
This is a fairly strait forward project. I had 30 days (the lenght of the trial period) to learn AE, and put it to use. I figured in that time frame, two videos seemed a reasonable estimate. To prepare, all editting was done before hand. One remake, and one completely new piece. Oh, and on a side note, DBZ and Naruto may not be the most original choices, but I really just wanted to cut loose and have fun with this project. That said, I promise to do something more artistic if and when I do 30 Days With Discreet's Combustion. Special thanks have to go out to Zarxrax and his AE Guide, and to all those creators who loaded their videos with effects, without whom I would have had no idea of just what After Effect was capable.