- Member: ZephyrStar
- Title: daydream
- Premiered: 2007-04-15
- The Postal Service Such Great Heights
So while I was poking around in old file archives, I found the source files and project files for my original daydream AMV. For the sake of nostalgia, I tried to open one of the AE files up, and sure enough it still worked. I wondered if it would be possible to upscale/remaster the video to at least 720p. The 3d character shots could just be re-rendered at a larger size, but upscaling Azumanga Daioh was a bit more of a challenge. For each shot, I had to decide whether I would crop in on the shot, or whether I would scale it to fit the 1280x720 size, and then re-create parts of the background/characters that were missing. After I fiddled with my upscale script for a long time to get everything looking as nice as possible, and then re-rendered and re-built the 3d comps. I finished the video...
And then realized that Azumanga Daioh BDs exist.
Oh well, enjoy this bit of nostalgia with me, will you?
This is a pretty weird video.
I had the idea for this vid ever since picking up the Yotsuba To! manga, which is by the same author who created Azumanga Daioh, Kiyohiko Azuma. The little green-haired girl is Yotsuba, who is quite mischevious and full of energy, and I felt that she fit perfectly into the idea of the Azu characters having weird dreams.
I started work on this thing back in 2004, and got sidetracked with school and a lot of other things, so I didn't have the time then to finish the vid like I wanted to. I finally got around to finishing it in time for Acen 2007. All said and done, the video probably took me a month and a half of hard work to finish.
And no, there is nothing wrong with the sound...a couple of people have asked, the clicks and pops and static are part of the actual song :O
(omg winner best dance/upbeat Acen 2007)