- Member: Dejana
- Studio: Starlight Palace
- Title: Avada Kedavra: The Anguish of the Survivors
- Premiered: 2002-01-25
- Offspring Gone Away
v.2.0 of this video, containing 100% subs-free footage captured entirely from DVDs, is now available: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=119954
The video link died when the server I was on at school was dismantled without my knowledge. Grr. >< I now have my own .net address and web space, but the horrendous quality of some of the video I used in this AMV now grates on me, so I won't be putting the link back up until I create a remastered version of the video. The good news is I'm well on my way to getting the DVDs I need to replace the bad footage, so it shouldn't take too long to get this back in business.
For posterity: This video was downloaded over 5,000 times while the link was active.
FYI: I am an AMATEUR. I like my work, but it might not be up to par for some people.
Whee! My first video! This is my first-ever MPEG music video, and my second full-length video overall! I had lots of ideas, but by total coincidence my first project happened to be "The Death Video," or "Depressing Video by Heather" according to my roommate. ^_~ Actually this video focuses not really on death scenes, but on the pain of loss felt by those who were close to the character that died. It does include death scenes, so obviously this video is full of spoilers! It is meant to be a very emotional video...if you consider it a tearjerker, I'll consider it a success. I am extremely happy with this video and I hope you enjoy it. Yes, it does include subtitles on some of the scenes, maybe someday if I have time I'll go back and clean them off, but for now, I have better things to do, and more videos to make, so just deal with it. =P
For some reason if you try to watch this video fullscreen it smushes the picture. You can maximize your player's window, but you can't fullscreen it. I dunno why.
Ok, that's the summary. If you want details, here goes.
I'm using Ulead VideoStudio, and boy is it a PAIN when it comes to matching the video to the audio. Precisely lining up the clips with the music they fit with is my passion and strong point when it comes to AMV's, and Ulead sure doesn't make it easy. But I think I managed to muddle through.
I had this video planned in my head ages before I started making it. And I pray this hasn't been done before by someone else because I'm really happy with the way the video turned out! ::crosses fingers::
It took me way longer than it should have to finish this video because I had to get back some tapes I'd lent to friends, and then for some reason when I rendered the video it kept making some clips all jumpy. Finally I figured out I was using a goofy format, so that fixed THAT problem.
Then I had some more issues with not having enough clips. I'm not made of money...I can't afford to run out and buy an anime that I know will go perfect in an AMV...I have to work with what I have. So you'll probably notice the video is a little heavy on one particular series. I hope that doesn't hurt the quality or overall emotion of the thing.
All in all, I managed to align the clips like I wanted. This is a sad video. Don't watch it if you want to be in a cheery mood. Don't say I didn't warn you! And please give me some comments, this is my first MPEG video and I want to know where my strengths are and what I can do to improve before I finish my next project!
Lesson Learned From This Video: My computer needs more RAM. =P