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  • Member: Jnzk
  • Studio: Arctic Tribe
  • Title: Mayumi's Daughter
  • Premiered: 2005-09-17
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Horror
    • Instrumental
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Krzysztof Komeda Rosemary's Baby - Main Title
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Connichi 2005 AMV Contest, Connichi 2005 AMV Contest (2005-09-16)
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 11, AWA 2005 AMV *PRO* CONTEST (2005-09-23)
  • Comments: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Best Horror at AWA Pro 2005
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    About a year ago I saw "Rosemary's Baby" for the first time on late night TV. And it was awesome. As in truly great. The combination of horror and humor, masterful camerawork and excellent music all worked perfecly together to create an unforgettable experience. I could barely sleep that night as I was only thinking about the movie. Since then I've been trying to find and watch every 60s-70s era Roman Polanski film.

    A jump forward in time to summer 2005. I wanted to partake in the Connichi AMV contest, but had very few worthy ideas. Then while I was watching the last DVD of Boogiepop Phantom, I realized this would be my chance to make a Rosemary tribute. I love the haunting theme song sung by Mia Farrow, but it was rather hard to find the soundtrack at a reasonable price. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get it in time, but fortunately there was a Finnish online store that carried the record.

    Anyway, the AMV itself isn't terribly original, I'm afraid. It's basically a linear retelling of the story of Mayumi and her daughter Manako. Sad stuff, but what else do you expect from me? I promise to work on a comedy video next.

    I'm a little ashamed to admit that the part I liked working on the most was the credits sequence. Finding similar fonts to the ones they used in the movie and creating the TV effect were fun exercises. Shaky footage caused extra work, but I think it was worth it.

    Final words: Everyone should go see Rosemary's Baby. Preferably on the big screen. Now. No, wait, watch my video first!

    Playback: ffdshow & MatroskaSplitter or VLC.

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