- Member: Prodigi
- Studio: DZX Productions
- Title: Hollow
- Premiered: 2004-12-10
- Evanescence Haunted
Semi-Finalist for "Best Horror/Terror" category for the 2005 Viewers Choice Award's.
Runner-up in the "Infinite Chaos" Competition.
Special mention at GSSHS Talent Quest.
Third placing in Wai-Con 2005's AMV contest.
This video was started in late September 2004, and was finished a little over two months later on the 5th of December 2004, finally being released on the 10th. It is Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust set to the song "Haunted" by Evanescence. The video tells the story of the movie keeping true to most of the events, altering the timeline slightly in places to better fit the song. The video's original concept was to be Horror, but over time I chose to instead focus it on the Drama aspect of the movie. I must be emo. Because Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is fairly commonly used anime movie, many of the scenes i show have had heavy use in other videos, so i decided to put a good deal of editing to portray them in a slightly more original way. The final general concept of this video is Drama, with tinges of Horror and Action along the way.
Here I will sum up what effects I used, and why, to show that they're not just in there for the hell of it.
Transparent Red Flash - These flashes were used for two reasons. Firstly because I needed to follow the hard beats of the drums in the background, so I needed some kind of flash. Instead of using a full red flash, I made it 2/3 transparent so that you can still see what's happening in the background, but you also still acknowledge the flashes. The second reason for them was because they were a lead up to the first action scene (along with the "beeps") and so I used red to get the adrenaline pumping.
Zoom/Fade - This effect was used because it allowed the viewer to see the scene in two different ways. Instead of just holding a shot for a prolonged period of time, you have this zooming, fading effect where it's almost as if you're watching the scene from two different perspectives. From what I've gotten in feedback so far, it seems that this was most effective and enjoyed by viewers.
Red Tint - Aaah, the red tint. This was used during the guitar solo of the song, and I used the red to emphasise the drama in the events that ensued. This combined with the palely coloured overlays create a very dramatic effect, emphasising the feeling in what is happening to the characters. (mainly Borgoff, Meier, D, Charlotte, and Leila)
Ghosting - The ghosting effect used towards the effect (only on Leila) was for two reasons. Firstly it was to signify importance of what was happening. That singular moment in the movie is very important for Leila's character. It shows her change for the bounty hunter into the caring person she is, throwing away the reward for the things she loves more. Secondly it was to show that both things were happening at the same time, without having to resort to overlaying the two.