- Member: novablast
- Studio: rednova studios
- Title: Girls with the Safety Off
- Premiered: 2004-11-17
- T.A.T.U How Soon Is Now?
I did this thinking it would show a simple story of a relationship triangle. While it is essentially the story between Kirika, Mirelle and Chloe, I attempted to reflect the melancholy tone that was consistent in the series. The guns ultimately rule the girls and it seems excessive, but if you haven't watched the series...give it a try, they are pretty trigger happy. Hence the title.
I used T.A.T.U.'s cover of The Smiths song, because I thought it was a good cover. It's much better than the love spit love version, and Julia belts it pretty well.
Eps 1- 25
I did not pull any spoilers. yippee!
The Logged Hours
I started this sometime after AnimeExpo...so possibly four months, on and off, of weekends and evenings.
Vegas was pretty stable throughout the whole process, but it could only take so many effects, and I had to trick it sometimes. The rendering time wasn't so bad either.
I did about 90% of the effects in Vegas. They have pretty good plug-ins that left me very little reason to venture off to AE. I did a lot of masking, matting, using filters and layers on no more than 5 video tracks, which is pretty good considering I was able to stay in Vegas. I used AE mostly for the beginning. In Photoshop, I touched up the graphics for the girl's intros and the ending. There is some lip syncing, but they were happy accidents.
All comments are appreciated. Enjoy.