- Member: Ingow
- Studio: Powerstorm Studios
- Title: Prisoner of Life
- Premiered: 2007-03-29
- Shade Empire Silver Fix
This is mainly a pure action video. I wanted to do this because I wanted to see
if it was still possible for me to do something other than drama editing. I gotta
admit that it was hard and that I still hate action sync. I like the outcome though
since, for my standards, I hit a nice amount of beats here. Of course, since this is
my first video in a while that required some serious action editing I'm still kinda
out of shape. But since I loved the song/anime combination I just went through
with it just to see if I could finish a video that's not as easy to edit as my last
projects. I'm also kinda trying to promote both the anime and the band here
so look into them if you enjoyed this video.
Aside from the action the video mainly portraits the hero of the series. Not much of a
storyline though, but I think that there are too many character profile scenes in here
to not put that down into the list of categories.
This video has been encoded in x264.
You will either need VLC or http://cccp-project.net/download.php to view it. If it still doesn't play for you send me a PM on the forums.
First off, yes I KNOW it's a fukken big file. Sorry for that. I would've never
thought that this would become my largest mp4 encode. Believe me, I already
had this down to 20MB and went through a lot of encoding processes to see how
much compression it could take. Turns out it pretty much can't go far at all.
The glow effects in the video, as well as the few clean fansub scenes get totally
screwed up once I compress it just a little bit more than usual. Since those
damages looked worse than the bad quality scenes of the fansubs I decided
that it wasn't worth it considering that there are people out there that put out
120MB mp4 encodes to show off their awesome DVD quality sources.
Btw the reason for the hardsubbed fansubs used is simply that I wasn't able to
get my hands on any RAWs or even DVDs. There's nothing on the series
except for the encodes and a few similar ones. Well, nothing I could find.
Yeah, I need to mention this seperately. I cut the song. Normally, I'd never
do that, but I swear this wasn't me being lazy. The last minute of the song is
a slow melodic fadeout, if it would've been 30secs or something I would've
ignored the fact that this ending doesn't work very well with the action in the
other 3minutes of the video. But I just couldn't skip from brutal fighting
scenes to one minute of lame vampire drama, especially since the series
doesn't really have all that many good drama scenes (or at least they're
not relevant to the main character/story). And as for lyric sync, I have
no idea. See, I bought the album and even in the damn booklet of the CD
there is only part of the songlyrics printed out (that's where I got the title
for this video from). On the whole internet I couldn't find the lyrics,
because Shade Empire is basically as unknown as a band as
Black Blood Brothers is as an anime.
So that sucked, on both audio and video I had only very few resources.
But from the lines that were in the booklet and from what I was able to
make out by listening I can at least say that it should fit the whole
vampire character profile thing.
I think that's all the facts that needed to be said.
Hope you enjoy!