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  • Member: DaCoolGohan
  • Studio: Cryptic Aura Studios
  • Title: Edge of the Earth
  • Premiered: 2005-11-16
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Drama
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • 30 Seconds to Mars Edge of the Earth
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Weekend Atlanta 13, AWA 13 Expo Contest (2007-09-21)
  • Comments: Well, I should have put these comments up a long time ago. It has been almost a month and I still didnít feel like it, so I am just going to do it.

    As some of you already know, this AMV stemmed off from my track on the 30 Seconds to Mars Multi-Editor Project. After the final mix was complete, I edited the Edge of the Earth track in about 3 days. I showed this track to a lot of people, and my friend told me that it should be turned into a full video. Originally it only had only Akira in it and that wasnít near enough footage to complete the video with the full song being 4:36 long and the Akira segment being one minute long and using most of the usable footage To keep the same flow of the action I wanted to stay with movies that dealt with the end of the world. I wanted to keep the theme of apocalypse to go along with the edge of the earth lyrics. I decided to include Spriggan and The End of Evangelion in addition to Akira.

    I spent around two months making this video, not straight through. I was busy with college starting and with work. Until the last week of making this video I only spent one or two days a week editing this video. I spent the most time on the Spriggan segment, taking me about a month to finish. The Evangelion middle segment, Akira ending segment and Evangelion end segment only took about two to three weeks to complete.

    The theme of the video was the end of the world, the apocalypse. Originally I wanted to have a more in-depth story but that got lost during the editing and it became mainly action. I sacrificed the story to make the video more enjoyable and the theme was lost while the action and fun factor went up. All-in-all, this was one of my most favorite videos, and probably one of the only videos I was completely satisfied with after completing it.

    When I set out to make this into a full video I wanted it to be my best flowing video. I decided to focus mainly on using layers upon layers with either transparencies or rubber-band fades. Some people have said that I used too much of the same editing style in the video, but I wanted to keep everything very similar throughout. I loved the end result and enjoyed making this video more than most of the other videos I have made in the past.

    The encode process for this video took about three days of playing with filters and with the Xvid encode. I ended up not liking the smaller version as much as I would have liked, so I released that for the local link. I made a Higher Quality version for a direct link on my website. I decided to do both so if you donít want to download the 124 MB version you can get the 85.3 MB Version.


    Awards:
    Action/Adventure Winner - Ikasucon 4: 2006




    Technical
    Video Codec: x264 (Get VLC Media Player Here)
    Video Quality: 1802 kbps
    Audio Codec: Nero ACC
    Audio Quality: 44100Hz 314 kbps
    Resolution: 640 x 352 (Wide Screen)
    Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
    Length: 05:16
    File Size: 79.8 MB (or 81,772 KB or 83,735,082 bytes)




    Lyrics:
    30 Seconds to Mars - Edge of the Earth

    You know enough to know the way
    Six billion people just one name (I found)
    I found tomorrow in today
    Apocalyptic and insane - my dreams will never change

    You wanna be the one in control
    You wanna be the one who's alive
    You wanna be the one who gets old
    It's not a matter of luck - it's just a matter of time

    Stand out on the edge of the earth

    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    Dive into the center of fate
    Walk right in the sight of the gun
    Look into this new future's face

    I know you know enough to say
    I know you know enough to play a game

    You wanna be the one in control
    You wanna be the one who's alive
    You wanna be the one who's old
    It's not a matter of luck, it's just a matter of time

    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    Dive into the center of fate
    Walk right in the sight of the gun
    Look into this new future's space

    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    Dive into the center of fate
    Walk right in the sight of the gun
    Look into this new future's face

    (Stand out on the edge of the earth)

    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    (Look into this new future's face)
    Stand out on the edge of the earth
    Dive into the center of fate
    Walk right in the sight of the gun
    Look into this new future's face

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