Video Information


  • Member: Funky-kun
  • Studio: Fastass MaaFackaz
  • Title: Just for a Day
  • Premiered: 2008-05-31
  • Categories:
  • Song:
    • U2 Beautiful Day
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
  • Comments:
    Best Drama @ Bunkasai 2008 AMV Contest
    Best Drama @ Anime Mid Atlantic 2008 AMV Contest
    15 out of 207 @ Japan Expo 2008 AMV Contest
    Best Professional @ Metrocon 2008 AMV Contest
    Best Romance/Sentimental @ Anime Evolution 2008 AMV Contest
    Finalist in Video of the Year, Best use of Multiple Anime, Best Sentimental and Most Artistic @ VCA 09

    Some QCs

    # 2008-06-05 01:16:32it is art 5/5 ~Lok1990~
    # 2008-06-06 09:29:26beautiful idea,beautifully executed - I always wanted a good amv for this song and I'm glad you offered me one - 5/5 Full Metal Sempai
    # 2008-06-06 21:55:16Really beautiful vid, good work. -Sierra Lorna
    # 2008-07-09 17:10:15Your best vid so far :) 5/5 --AceMan
    # 2008-06-24 12:23:06im still crying....thanks!
    # 2008-08-02 23:37:09Filled with emotion. Truely Beautiful work of Art.
    # 2008-08-14 05:03:09Wow, it has been a while since I have been moved by an AMV, words cannot express how happy i am now!
    # 2009-01-11 03:41:06I haven't cried like that since the doctors told me my wife would be alright after her car accident. It was seriously touching in a positive way.

    The Idea, Song Choice

    The concept of the video is exclusively based on the great song. I wanted to edit a video on this song for a long time, so around November 2007 I began preparations for the video. Until February 2008 all I was doing was collecting footage. I got all the anime on DVDs from all my friends and Crafty Shadow sent me some great footage from game openings. When I approached the critical mass of footage I started converting it in lossless (only the scenes I needed, because I didn't have the 320gb portable HDD I have now xD). Sadly, nearly 75% of the scenes I converted didn't get used in the video, because there wasn't enough time to show all the scenes.

    Editing and Effects

    The plan for this video was to flow with the song, without having any storyline. Beautiful Day is one of these songs, which have a great emotional impact on me and can change my mood whenever I listen to it. Although the song is overall happy and relaxing, it has some extremely strong moments when emotions overwhelm me every time I listen to it. I wanted the video to reflect these feelings. The scene selection is based on the lyrics and the video changes flow as the song does. Most of the time spent on the video was due to editing and scene selection. The effects in this video tend to be "invisible" - no eye candy, just filters and color corrections, blurs, camera motions and montages. There really isn't anything more to say for the video, just watch it and let the feelings embrace you. :) And remember, enjoy life, even if just for a day. ;)

    Note: First time usage of "Till I Reach your Tomorrow" and second time usage of "EF - The Latter Tale" as source on the org, w00t. The first video using "EF - The Latter Tale" is The Gift by jasper-isis, go check it out, it's great! ;)

    Software used

    Adobe Premiere Pro 7.0
    Adobe AfterEffects 7.0
    Virtual Dub Mod


    The heart is a bloom
    Shoots up through the stony ground
    There's no room
    No space to rent in this town

    You're out of luck
    And the reason that you had to care
    The traffic is stuck
    And you're not moving anywhere

    You thought you'd found a friend
    To take you out of this place
    Someone you could lend a hand
    In return for grace

    It's a beautiful day
    Sky falls, you feel like
    It's a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away

    You're on the road
    But you've got no destination
    You're in the mud
    In the maze of her imagination

    You love this town
    Even if that doesn't ring true
    You've been all over
    And it's been all over you

    It's a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away
    It's a beautiful day

    Touch me
    Take me to that other place
    Teach me
    I know I'm not a hopeless case

    See the world in green and blue
    See China right in front of you
    See the canyons broken by cloud
    See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
    See the Bedouin fires at night
    See the oil fields at first light
    And see the bird with a leaf in her mouth
    After the flood all the colors came out

    It was a beautiful day
    Don't let it get away
    Beautiful day

    Touch me
    Take me to that other place
    Reach me
    I know I'm not a hopeless case

    What you don't have you don't need it now
    What you don't know you can feel it somehow
    What you don't have you don't need it now
    Don't need it now
    Was a beautiful day

    Special Thanks to

    Crafty Shadow, for the great amount of beta testing and for giving me awesome sources for the video.

    Arianda, Anateq, z1p0, theDarkSite and everyone else who supported me. ^^

    LOCAL: 640x360@24 fps, x264 ~2500kbps 3pass, nd aac 256kbps 44,1k in mp4 container
    indirect: 640x360@24 fps, XviD ~2800kbps 2pass, lame mp3 320kbps 44,1k in avi container

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