AKROSS Con 2016 - MrNosec - Numinous - THE INTERVIEW
Welcome to this new interview, about the finalists from the AKROSS Con 2016 contest. This time MrNosec as the main guest. Thanks for joining.
1) Would you mind to introduce yourself for the audience?
My name is Bruce Guerreiro, a 20 year old guy from Portugal, but I'm mostly known on the interwebz by my pseudonym "MrNosec".
I have been making AMVs since 2015, although I only made two AMVs so far, I'm quite proud of them and very grateful for the overall popularity and feedback my videos achieved in some parts of this huge community.
2) About your entry, what was your inspiration about it? Could you explain the concept?
When I was conceptualizing the video I wanted to present my own interpretation of the "Evangelion" series.
My aim was to create an experience with the power to invoke fear and trembling, yet create fascination and attraction. To successfully display the concept of death and rebirth I needed the audience to feel somewhat uneasy, to be subjected to an unearthly yet ominous apocalyptic feeling, and in designated portions of the video even discomfort to some extent, so that the torturous fight for survival could contrast that much more with the final release of death and relief of rebirth.
3) How did you realize about the contest? and how does it feel the experience in the actual contest?
I found out about the contest by seeing the logo at the end of some videos on youtube, back in 2014 and 2015, so I got curious and came to see what it was all about, but if you meant "how or where did I first see it being announced this year", then it was on the AMVnews frontpage.
Actually experiencing the contest for the very first time as a participant has been pretty great, the diversity is amazing, many editors from nearly 30 different countries make the contest much more interesting and diverse, which enables me to see a lot of feedback and acquire new perspectives on my own video. Of course there are the inevitable troll and hateful comments which can be found on nearly every video in this contest thus far, but I suppose those have their own charm aswell.
4) What are your current favorites entries?
I would have to go with "Clozufilu", "Nonsense", "I Knew You Were a Psycho"" and "Epiphany". There are many others I enjoy and some are even expertly well made in my opinion, but when it comes to my personal preference those are definitely my favorites.
5) Do you have some future projects?
I honestly have no clear idea on what I'll do next when it comes to AMVs, sometimes I get a cool notion but it has either been done to death or it's just too similar to an idea I liked from another popular video, so as always, I have zero plans, but I have no intentions of stopping.
6) Will you participate in AKROSS Con 2017?
I highly doubt I will have another video ready by then, but if that does happen, it's very likely I'll partake in this contest once again.
7) About your country, what's the perception about anime and amvs?
I only found out about it after I went to conventions where AMV contests are hosted, to see my video on a huge screen and how everyone reacted to it, but there's apparently thousands of teenagers and young adults that cosplay and are "obsessed" with anything anime, I was very surprised. They are also quite enthusiastic about AMVs, some to the point of finding my personal facebook to invite me to Portuguese AMV groups and ask me all sorts of things after watching my first AMV.
8) Many people from ZonaAMV and other communities will read this interview, any words for the fans you have there?
Despite it being the largest hispanic AMV community, I'm not sure if all that many members from ZonaAMV actually know about me since I'm fairly new to this, but to any possible fans and everyone reading, hi(!) and thank you for showing interest, I am aware that I'm extremely slow at making videos, my editing habits are sort of pedantic and sometimes even counterproductive, not to mention inspiration doesn't come all that often, but I hope you enjoy my future projects.
9) Any final words for the audience?
In order to avoid repeating half of my previous answer, I'll just make my last words a big "thank you" to everyone in the community, both to the editors that have inspired me and many others to make their own videos, but also to the viewers and critics alike who take the time to watch and comment on them, therefore giving purpose to what we editors do, because in the end, what's the point of making anything at all if it's not meant to be shared?