- Member: taiki
- Studio: 37
- Title: Revolution IIDX
- Premiered: 2004-12-03
- Osamu Kubota Presto
Well, after playing beatmania for YEARS, and it's subsequent sequel, beatmaniaIIDX, I always thought it'd be neat to replace the video with an AMV. in the last few days, I've finally gotten off my butt and done just that. This is more of a proof of concept video, atleast, it is to me. I know it's possible, I just didn't think *I* could do it.
I used Shoujo Kakumei Utena: The Movie for source video, because for some reason, when I heard the song I used, Presto, I always thought of this particular scene. I know I really should try a little harder when selecting source video, but I was interested in messing with overlays, transparency and so forth. I made a few mistakes when generating the matte image, but, oh well. There's always tommorow?
I tried to match the pace and style of the original video, but it didn't work out well. I wanted something that was close to matching, and that was that. So instead, I just took the scene and sped it up from the BPM of the background song used in that scene originally, Toki Ni Ai Wa, which was 115 bpm, and sped it up to about 135 BPM. My original goal was to use the VJ's cues for scene changes, and while that works when you're creating entirely new video, it kind of cramps you in when you're trying to make something from prefabbed video, you know? I know, there's all sorts of manipulation techniques, but I was more interested in the process of actually doing it. My next project, which will either be Love Is Orange, or Gradiusic Cyber, I'm not sure which, will probably try to follow in the VJ's foot steps. I did use the on screen notes as cues though, so I tried to use that to my advantage.