- Member: Kai Stromler
- Studio: Shin Hatsubai/Kuroi Kenshi
- Title: watashidachi no juunigatsu
- Premiered: 2001-12-07
- Linkin Park My December
Somebody got to this video four months before me, which pissed me off to no end when I found out. However, even though I haven't seen said vid, I'm pretty sure that whoever it was didn't grayscale all his source (the heaviest use of digital effects to this point in a Shin Hatsubai video), or use any Yumede. This video, Shin Hatsubai catalog number #23, was executed with Virtual Dub, TMPEG, SSA, and a LOT of fucking patience as gift art for BAS, which is why it was starred out on the todo list. I had already dedicated like nine hours of rendering time to doing a Love Hina ep in color when I decided to go all-B&W for that "It's A Wonderful Life" feel, which sucked cuz I'll never get those CPU cycles back. I was also not originally planning to mix animes, but there was too much cool stuff in my unsubbed files of Yumede to ignore, if not enough to make a full vid to the song. In the end, only like 2 or 3 clips made it in due to the usual demands of stylistic consistency. I didn't like the original version that much, but everyone I've shown it to really likes it.
Shin Hats Self-Grade: B. Source restrictions played havoc with this video from the very start, and I got tremendously lucky in not having to mix animes more. This is not even borderline convention-grade, but the less-critical BAS audience enjoyed it in exhibition.
Stats: #clips: 70. avg length: 3.67 sec. total time: 67 hours.
This is the only Shin Hatsubai video that has been re-edited post production. After watching it through, I realized that there was this little inclusion body of five frames that really messed everything up, so when I was working on the BAS winter '02 demo (demo #2), of which this was a part, I surgically removed those frames. Thankfully, they came at almost the end of the video and I didn't have to re-synch any hits. Both versions may or may not be in general circulation; the re-edited version does not have the opening title card or the "Merry Christmas" message at the end.
This video is now on local in its right place. There are some additional notes about the video and the production process (well, production mistakes, more accurately) that went into it here.