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  • Member: dj_ultima_the_great
  • Title: Final Fantasy: Restless Dreams
  • Premiered: 2005-03-03
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Instrumental
    • Other
  • Songs:
    • Silent Hill 2 OST Theme of Laura
    • Silent Hill 2 OST Theme of Laura (reprise)
  • Anime:
  • Comments: My third music video.

    About the songs...I'm not sure what made me want to use two songs, but I think it turned out pretty good anyway. The Silent Hill theme has always been one of the more intriguing game themes for me. It just sounds so much more down to earth - it's not mindless screaming metal and it's not tinny synthesized techno. It's just good guitar music. Also, when I made my third video, I was on a spree of video-making, so I was willing to take any song that struck my fancy. Lucky for me I happened to stumble across Silent Hill music, eh? The only downside to using two songs is that it made the video longer, and that may make people lose interest easier. Of course, I wasn't thinking that at the time I made the video, so I shouldn't really worry about it.

    About the video...as this video is split into two sections, I treat this description as two separate parts.

    Section 1 - for "Theme of Laura (reprise)", I stayed far away from the action-oriented clips. I wanted something calming, serious, and maybe slightly mysterious. The editing was meant to have a gentle feel to it, with each clip slipping into the next one. Sometimes I think the transitions were a bit too harsh, but overall it was decent.

    I've had a few comments about how it doesn't make sense to end my first section with the end of FFIX, and then start the next one with the second to last cutscene of the same game. To be honest, I hadn't really considered the storyline error there; I was just thinking about what clip would flow the best into the next section. I just wanted something calm for the beginning of the SH2 theme, so I could have some contrast with the louder part that comes next.

    Section 2 - another complaint I got was with the storyline error in the Aeris scene at the beginning of the second section. People said it made no sense to show her praying after...you know what. I have no explanation for that. Just another case of what clip I thought flowed best. I tried to match the mood of the clips with the mood of the music, but I don't know how well I did with that. I think I did fairly well with timing, although sometimes it was on the off-beat. I didn't stay consistent and I think that hurt the video a bit. At the end, that clip of Kuja upset me, cuz I wanted it to extend through the end of the music, but it wasn't long enough. The limitations of WMM didn't really help either. So, I improvised with the Seifer clip, but that didn't help much.

    General notes...honestly, I don't know if this is better than my second video. They sit at about the same level in my book. The quality of the video is lacking and there's a logo or two to be found, but other than that, it's not too bad of a video. It's at least worth viewing.

    Miscellany...
    Program Used: Windows Movie Maker
    Hours Spent: 5-10
    Date Completed: 1/6/03...I think...

    Scores I would give in a review...
    Originality: 6/10
    Capture/Output Quality: 6/10
    Sound Quality: 7/10
    Action/Editing Sync: 7/10
    Effort: 7/10
    Overall: 6/10
    Re-viewablity: 6/10

    As always, Farewell, Good Luck, and Happy AMV-ing!


    - dj_ultima_the_great

    PS: *praises pinky* ^_^

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