- Member: Crafty_Shadow
- Title: Far Away
- Premiered: 2005-10-10
- Ayumi Hamasaki Catcher in the Light
- Anime Vegas 2005, Anime Vegas 2005 (2005-10-28)
- Youmacon 2k5 AMV Contest, Youmacon 2k5 AMV Contest (2005-11-11)
First Place at Youmacon 2k5 AMV Contest Action Category
I finally finished this project, and I'm pretty happy with the result. I started it back in August, and have had about one month of actual work on it. Making this video was a big challenge for me because of both the anime and song. I chose that combination because I find the song to fit a lot with the anime. It combines well gentle melody with action-packed sound, and changes its feel in an instance. I tried to use this to the full extent in my video, hopefully creating something a little different from what you're used to seeing. The anime itself is one of my favorites, and working with it was really fun, although a little hard due to its length. Also, because I can't afford to order the DVDs, I had to satisfy with downloaded footage (a 700MB DVD-rip, which I found good enough considering the anime's duration is of a little over 25 mins).
As the song is pretty short, I couldn't create a storyline so I tried to go with the song's mood. I wanted to picture Mikako and Noboru's parting, and how Mikako has to face with a war all by herself, distanced from her love. I won't be doing a more detailed explanation of the video, because I believe that the viewer has to find the meaning for himself. With this said, I wish you a nice time watching ^_^
I dedicate this video to my friend sQueeZe.