- Member: tuathaanwarrior
- Studio: Eternal Productions
- Title: Mad World
- Premiered: 2005-03-18
- Character Profile
- Gary Jules Mad World
- Kunicon (Atlanta), Kunicon (Atlanta) (2005-05-27)
- Otakon 2005 AMV Screenings/Contest, Otakon 2005 AMV Screenings/Contest (2005-08-19)
I've been working on this video for around one and a half months, and it is definitely a hell of a lot better than my last one. This video was the first time I used Adobe Premeire so it was kind of a learning experience, but I was very happy with the results.
The concept of the video was based largely on the story of Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien. **spoiler warning**In the show, the main character, Takayuki is dating Haruka (red hair) until she gets into an accident and falls into a coma. Takayuki is heartbroken and falls into a deep depression, until he is nursed back by Haruka's best friend, Mitsuki (blue hair). The two of them then fall in love and begin a relationship. However, after three years, Haruka wakes up from her coma, putting Takayuki in an odd situation where it seems like he has feelings for both Haruka and Mitsuki. **end spoiler**
The video itself is essentially a character profile of Takayuki and it essentially portrays him throughout the series. The song is absolutely perfect for him, and the anime so the concept was very easy for me. From the first time I heard the song, scenes were flying through my mind, and there werently really any parts where i struggled to find a good clip.
The concept of the video was also to try and keep things simple. I have seen way too many videos that have really cool looking effects but dont seem to bother with a story or anything like that. Therefore, the only effect I used in this video was fades (I did use a hell of a lot fo those though). This lack of effects was also partlybecuase of my inexperience at using Premeire. I had to use photoshop for one frame (when Takayuki dissapears), and because i didnt feel like learnign Photoshop as well as Premiere, I just had a friend (Pray4me) do it for me.
Becuase part of the concept was to keep it simple, the majority of my effort went into planning and storyboard. I actually spent about 2 weeks before starting the video on listening to the song and rewatching the anime to find the clips I wanted. I prolly watched the show 2 or 3 times in its entirity during this period. I also, storyboarded teh entire video on excel with the lyrics, times, and the clips i wanted to use. I even did this to the point that if you look at the quick flashing clips that I did on piano keys they are actually relevent. It started out with clips of Takayuki becuase he was the main character of the video. Then, if you look carefully, during the lyrics "I find it kind of funny" I had clips of Takayuki laughing or smiling and during the lyrics "I find it kind of sad" I had clips of Takayuki looking depressed. (note: this paragraph was actually what i wrote in a response to an op, but i figured itd be good here too)
I will be entering this video into Otakon so hopefully i can at least make the finals or something.
Also, thanks to Kenshin of RPGEternal for hosting it. *Note* you gotta scroll down a little for the link.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video, and no matter how you feel about it, opinions are always appreciated. : )