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  • Member: JudgeHolden
  • Title: The Purest Love
  • Premiered: 2005-11-12
  • Categories:
    • Drama
    • Other
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Johnny Cash Hurt
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Ohayocon, Ohayocon 2006 AMV Contest (2006-01-06)
  • Comments: Contests: Ohayo Con 2006 (Finalist for Best Drama / came in Third in audiance voting).

    THIS IS ENCODED WITH AVI >>>> IF YOU CAN'T PLAY AVI >>> THEN DON"T DOWNLOAD IT.

    WARNING! RED FLASHING LIGHTS! BEEP! BEEP! THIS IS NOT AN ACTION VIDEO! THIS IS A DRAMA NOT AN ACTION VIDEO PRETENDING TO BE A DRAMA! THIS IS NOT A HAPPY VIDEO! THIS IS NOT A VIDEO INTENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN! (Not that you will read this anyway, but I thought I'd give it a shot.)

    Let me start by saying that this Gunslinger Girl video is not going to be what you expect. You wonít see a single gunshot. You will only see the aftermath. I do this on purpose, and it is part of the way I tell the story. The action in GSG is not the focus of this video, and therefore might not be along the same lines as other GSG videos you have seen. If you have seen my other videos , then you know what to expect and I have just wasted your time. ;)

    If you have ever heard Johnny Cashís rendition of Hurt you quickly realize that that song is about addiction, specifically his addiction to heroin. I decided to use this theme of addiction, but instead of heroin as the addiction this time is love. Love, like an addiction can make us do things that we never thought we would do, and sometimes with tragic consequences. This is especially true when that love is not returned in the way we want it. This story places two relationships next to each other and explores them. Along with this exploration I tried to add a third element to the relationships and that is for you to discover, for I want you to think as you watch the video. If you donít like to think, then sit back and absorb the images, but you will be missing out.

    I tried to make the effects of this video transparent, and when they werenít I wanted them to flow with to the music. Instead of being separated from the music they hopefully became a part of it. An example of transparent effects happens at :52 when he is taking the picture within the picture, which becomes the picture. I might have achieved it since the beta testers thought it was part of the original anime. =) Therefore if you are looking for flying hexagons, flashing lights, and the like Ö I would look elsewhere.

    The last thing I will point out is the sound. The music gets really loud at the end and distorted Ö. It is supposed to be that way, which is how the original CD sounds. Cash wanted his listeners to be overwhelmed by the music, just as he was overwhelmed by his addiction. I hope the footage I used, coupled with the music achieves the same effect, at least a little. (BTW be careful about turning it up to loud at the start for the reason described earlier.)

    Well, I feel with this video that I am final comfortable with Final Cut Studio. I hope I have created a video that you will enjoy and that Cash would have been proud of. (Well, that sounded cheesy).

    IF YOU LEAVE A 1, PLEASE LEAVE AN INSULT!!!!!

    Hurt
    By Trent Reznor
    Performed by Johnny Cash
    I hurt myself today
    To see if I still feel
    I focus on the pain
    The only thing thatís real
    The needle tears a hole
    The old familiar sting
    Try to kill it all away
    But I remember everything
    What have I become?
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know
    Goes away in the end
    You could have it all
    My empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt
    I wear my crown of thorns
    On my liarís chair
    Full of broken thoughts
    I cannot repair
    Beneath the stain of time
    The feeling disappears
    You are someone else
    I am still right here
    What have I become?
    My sweetest friend
    Everyone I know
    Goes away in the end
    You could have it all
    My empire of dirt
    I will let you down
    I will make you hurt
    If I could start again
    A million miles away
    I would keep myself
    I would find a way



    And Thanks to JubJub2 and aielI_Ileia for Beta testing this video .....

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