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  • drosophila
  • User Name: drosophila
  • Member Since: Sunday, February 26, 2006, 11:10 PM
  • Studio: Drosophila Studios
  • Homepage: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=AF6532A85EE6E623
  • Last Login: 2007-03-01 16:44:16
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  • Profile: I've been making music videos since early 2002. My first 8 videos were made within that year. Not bad. I have completed a total of 16 videos up to this point, but I do not feel I am making satisfactory progress for someone with this much experience.

    If I were to evaluate my skills over these years, I'd say I've gotten a little bit better at cutting, image-selection, syncing. I still have yet to use many effects. I have not mastered effects for several reasons: hardware, laziness, and focus. Some people like to focus on an all-out-special effects extravaganza, and more power to them if they succeed, whereas I like to focus on story, emotions, and ideas. The quailty of my editing and output are dependent on the capabilities of my machine, particularly the CPU, RAM, and storage-capacity. I create a mix of both anime and film music videos; as a result, only about a third of my videos are hosted on this site (all of them are up on YouTube however).

    AMV-creators have two methods of operation: brute force and long-term strategy. It's like going to war. With brute force, you send in your entire army, hoping that sheer number will beat the enemy. With long-term strategy, you take your time, plan-out fine details, before executing your plan. No one squarely falls within either camp, but the more accomplished creators tend to use the latter strategy. I myself don't have the patience, time, or such an attitude to use that strategy, so I tend towards the brute-force method. I have an idea, and I will execute it as soon and efficiently as possible. Such a method gurantees residues of sloppiness and minor errors due to a lack of forethought. However, the
    more times you shoot, the more likely you are to hit once in a while. I do believe that practice makes perfect, and if I make enough videos, I'll eventually learn some things without realizing that I've learned them.

    When I make a video, I find the work to be a bit tedious, but the final product to be rewarding. What I hope to accomplish in the long-run is a more polished look, more effects, action, and thematic cohesiveness. I hope you have fun viewing my vids. Comments are always welcome.

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  • Count231644
  • Originality8.47
  • Visual Quality8.37
  • Audio9.00
  • Action Sync8.45
  • Lip Sync8.24
  • Special Effects8.49
  • Effort8.60
  • Re-view-ability7.92
  • Overall8.43

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My Videos (3)

  • Jealous Guy (2007-01-07)
    [hits: 271][opinions: 0]
    • John Lennon Jealous Guy
    • Final Fantasy (VII): Advent Children (movie)
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Sentimental
    • Serious
  • Stargazing (2006-02-26)
    [hits: 385][opinions: 0]
    • Siouxsie and the Banshees Stargazer (Mambo Sun Remix)
    • Dead or Alive 4 (XBox 360)
    • Action
  • Monkey Man (2006-02-25)
    [hits: 579][opinions: 0]
    • KMFDM Urban Monkey Warfare
    • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
    • Action