Video Information


  • Member: Sierra Lorna
  • Studio: Premonition Studios
  • Title: Sound Life
  • Premiered: 2003-05-25
  • Categories:
  • Song:
    • Edwin Alive
  • Anime:
  • Comments: My 8th completed video.
    Time spent: A few months
    Programs Used: Adobe Premiere 6.0, Adobe Photoshop 5.0

    I've been wanting to do a video that shows the dramatic side of Trigun for quite a long time. I began searching for the right song, and came across Edwin's "Alive", which had the right lyrics and speed for what I wanted to do. I then began planning, way back in October 2002. I spent much longer planning the video than actually editing it--I didn't need all that much editing time since it was all planned out anyway.

    The video mostly centers around Rem and Vash's memories of her. So, I called the video "Sound Life", after her song. I also centered around Planet Gunsmoke and how everyone was having a hard time living through life on the planet, including Vash.

    I didn't go too effects heavy, except for some colour/saturation effects, and a bit of frame-by-frame editing at the beginning and end of the video, with the red geranium petals.

    I didn't count there being lip sync in the video, because I only synced to two words in the whole video, in order to give you the idea that Vash is telling the story.

    I know the video's very long, but I didn't want to cut out any of the song because I had use for it all. The video itself is much more drawn-out compared to my other videos. I tried to have as tight syncing as possible while still maintaining the dramatic effect.

    The song has lyrics that seem to have an inner meaning to them. I tried to put that feel into my video as well:

    It feels so good to breathe the air.
    Another spin around the sun
    On this spec of life
    In the universe.
    The gift of love
    Is there for everyone.

    Angels working overtime,
    Day or night to hold the hands
    That play all alone.
    A baby's born pure to the world
    As the old man lays down his head and closes his eyes
    With nothing said.

    Every year, another promise is made.
    A pint of beer raised towards a better day.
    Lets find a star, a star to call our own
    And make a wish, maybe we can make it home.

    Ain't it good to be alive?
    To feel the sun, strong against your face.
    Strawberry blond waves of silky hair
    Spills over me like the milky way.

    Ain't it good to be alive?
    Ain't it good to be alive?

    Alive, alive….
    Alive, alive….

    Ain't it good to breathe the air?
    Another spin around the sun
    On this spec of light in the universe.
    A little piece of love in everyone.

    Ain't it good to be alive?
    Ain't it good to be alive?
    To feel the sun strong against your face.
    Spills over me like the milky way.

    Alive, alive…
    Alive, alive…

    Format: avi
    Video Codec: XviD (DivX compatible)
    Audio Codec: Lame mp3
    Resolution: 480 x 320
    Duration: 06:14
    File Size: 64.5 MB

    Please enjoy the video. ^_^

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