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  • Member: slackergirl
  • Studio: Flying Nuts Productions
  • Title: This Lonely Place
  • Premiered: 2005-03-10
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Sarah McLachlan Fear (LunaSol Remix)
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • The Scoobs Awards AMV Contest, The Scoobs Awards AMV Contest (2005-03-28)
  • Comments: Well, this is my second attempt at an AMV. I have a real video editor that can do cross-fades and everything, so this vid is more polished than my first. I was even able to edit out lip flaps and add some effects!

    Thanks again to all my beta (and gamma) testers. You guys were a great help!
    Feel free to send any comments my way, and of course I always appreciate an opinion!

    Won judges favorite in the Scoobs AMV contest!
    I'm using way too many exclamation points!



    Optional Ranting About the Vid

    The story follows the basic plotline of CardCaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card (the 2nd movie), and as such technically has spoilers. However, if you are at all familiar with CCS, you know it had to have a happy ending, so I donít think it would ruin the movie if you havenít seen it. I gloss over some of the major plot points.

    The purpose of this vid was originally a character study of the sealed card (bubble-girl in the vid). Like all CCS villains she isnít really bad at heart. But unlike most CCS villains, her actions are more extreme because she is driven by her intense fear of loneliness. I wanted to get that across and I think Sarah McLachlanís ďFearĒ expresses that perfectly. However, thereís not enough material to make the vid entirely about the card, and the plot would be hard to follow, so I also include Sakura in my analysis. In the movie, she is similarly driven by a fear of loss, and it is her understanding of the cardís loneliness that, in the end, saves the day. I think this comes across pretty well.

    I worked very hard on this vid in my meager amount of spare time, and I hope it shows. (My testers tell me it does at least!) I started it last October (2004) and finished yesterday (3/09/05). It took longer than it might have since it was also my "learn how to use this editor" guinea pig. But I happen to be very fond of guinea pigs... I am very proud of it, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

    And to all you dial-up people out there, sorry for the large file size, but I just couldnít bear to see it in the smaller resolution. I smoothed and compressed as much as I could while maintaining quality.



    The song was edited down a little. Following are the lyrics in case you canít make them out:

    Morning smiles
    Like the face of a newborn child
    Innocent unknowing
    Winterís end
    Promises of a long lost friend
    Speaks to me of comfort

    But I fear, I have nothing to give
    I have so much to lose here in this lonely place
    Tangled up in our embrace
    Thereís nothing Iíd like better than to fall
    But I fear, I have nothing to give

    Wind in time
    Rapes the flower trembling on the vine
    And nothing yields to shelter
    From above
    They say temptation will destroy our love
    The never-ending hunger

    But I fear, I have nothing to give
    I have so much to lose here in this lonely place
    Tangled up in our embrace
    Thereís nothing Iíd like better than to fall
    But I fear, I have nothing to give
    But I fear, I have so much to lose


    7/18/2007
    Have just uploaded a smaller, more beautiful mp4 version of the vid, now available for local download! If you can't play mp4s, download the VLC player http://www.videolan.org/vlc/.

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