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Information

  • Member: Sierra Lorna
  • Studio: Premonition Studios
  • Title: Searching
  • Premiered: 2005-09-10
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Day of Fire Jacob's Dream
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 11, AWA 2005 AMV *PRO* CONTEST (2005-09-23)
  • Comments: My 17th Completed Video
    Programs used: Adobe Premiere 6, Photoshop

    The idea:
    I've been wanting to make a Wolf's Rain video ever since I saw the fansubs several years ago. It proved to be really hard for me to find a song that I liked that I thought suited it. I ended up deciding to not make one eventually because I decided the fansubs weren't good enough quality for me anyway. When the DVDs finally came out, I again tried to think of a song and idea I could do to make an AMV to it. Nothing came to mind until my sister, silver_moon started talking about making an AMV using the music from a new CD we bought, by a band called Day of Fire. I listened to the song again to let her know what I thought, and I suddenly realized how perfectly the song fit to Wolf's Rain. So I stole the song from her and made my own. ;) (No one try to kill me, she's still making her video, just with a different song.)

    The story:
    This AMV is about Kiba's search for Paradise. He spends his whole life searching for the place he's meant to be, because he feels something urging him in his heart that Paradise exists, but he doesn't know where to find it. Eventually, he finds what he's looking for, in the form of the flower maiden, Cheza. They finally find each other and create Paradise. I used the white flower as a symbol for Cheza.

    The editing/effects:
    I tried not to go too overboard on the effects this time. I ended up doing a couple of things in Photoshop, such as adding the fire in Kiba's eye, and one cutout. Mostly I just did some blurs and brightness filters.

    The version available here is slightly different from the version I entered in AWA Pro. I wanted to fix up a few things that I didn't get entirely done in time for the deadline. I fixed up a few effects and changed around a couple scenes, but that was pretty much it.

    The lyrics:
    Well it's time to head out
    Gotta find my place to rest
    Before the sun goes down
    In the darkness of the west

    If I rest my head
    Would I have to lay upon the stone?
    If I rest my head
    Would I lay to rest alone?

    Well it's time to head out
    Gotta find my place to rest
    Before the sun goes down
    In the darkness of the west

    If I climb those stairs
    Will I find my way back to home?
    If I climb those stairs
    Would I find my way alone?
    Alone...
    Alone...

    (There must be something real)
    (There must be something more)
    I'm searching, searching
    There must be something real
    Searching, searching…

    If I rest my head
    Would I have to lay upon the stone?
    If I rest my head
    would I lay to rest alone?
    If I climb those stairs
    Will I find my way back to home?
    If I climb those stairs
    Would I find my way alone?
    Alone...
    Alone...


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    Technical stuff:
    Format: .avi
    Video Codec: XviD (DivX compatible)
    Audio Codec: Lame mp3
    Resolution: 512 x 384
    Duration: 4:08
    File Size: 78.8 MB
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    Enjoy. ^_^

    Contest results
    AWA Pro:
    -Winner of Best Character Profile
    -Nominated for Best Drama

Opinions (40)

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  • Overall
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