- Member: Kalean
- Studio: Twilight Dawn
- Title: Guarded
- Premiered: 2005-01-16
- Character Profile
- SR-71 Tomorrow
- Official Naruto Fan AMV Contest, Official Naruto Fan AMV Contest (2004-11-08)
So, long story short, Narutofan ( www.narutofan.com ) decided to host an AMV competition, and I decided to enter. The rules were simple. Make a Naruto video, specifically for the competition, and keep it under 40 megs final size. My source was scattered amongst various friends, and to complete the video on time, I ended up having to make the video backwards, starting at the end, and finishing at the beginning. Anyone who's ever used Adobe Premiere 6.x and tried to make a video backwards knows that it is NOT a good idea. As a result, the version I pushed onto Narutofan.com was just *slightly* off on some of the timing. Fortunately, I don't think they noticed that, as I got 8th place out of 400+ entries. The version I'm posting now is 512 x 384, as opposed to the 400 x 300 copy I sent to NarutoFan. Also opposed to that one, this one features 192 kbps mp3 audio, which was inserted into premiere correctly so as to avoid the evil 'mp3 track skips for no reason' glitch that 6.x had. So now the music goes off without a hitch, and after a slight amount of re-synching, the video is truly finished, and the timing seems pretty well on.
The song I used was "Tomorrow" by SR-71, a band I only recently became familiar with, but appreciate vastly. The song in particularr seemed to call out to me to make a Gaara and Naruto comparison video. Unfortunately, most of the obvious comparison footage didn't seem to work as I'd intended, so I let the song's lyrics carry the comparison for me. Or at least, that was my intention. Give it a watch, let me know what you think. Opinions are the most valuable resource.