Video Information


  • Member: Takefuji
  • Studio: <*~*~*AMV's By Takefuji *~*~*>
  • Title: Red Sun Rising
  • Premiered: 2005-05-13
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  • Song:
    • Nightwish Higher than Hope
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  • Comments: whoohoo! My first full-length FullMetal Alchemist video! No more Movie Maker for Take-san! *party hardy*

    Alrighty. What to say about this vid . . . *spoilers ahead*

    I wanted to make an angsty FMA vid, and once I heard Higher than Hope I knew I found the right song. It had the dark atmosphere to it, and the right lyrics to match the series. Plus I'm a die-hard Nightwish fan.

    I wanted to focus on the darker side of the Hagaren series, emphasizing on the traumatic events that eventually lead up to a dramatic end. Starting off with the Elric brothers past, continuing with the loss of Hughes *SOB* and Roy's battle with Pride, and ending with the tragic concluding battle between Ed and Envy.

    I personally like how the timing worked out when I used scenes from the fight between Roy and Pride, when the lyrics are "Red sun rising . . ." and the clip is when Pride is stepping out of the fire and regenerating his flesh. The tone of the song at that point is a lot more dramatic, and I think it suits the scene very well. I did want to include more scenes with Roy and the military, like the ending scene with Terminator-Archer man, but seeing as how the filesize was 170+ MB, the song had to be cropped a wee bit and I couldn't add more Roy goodness.

    On a side note, I hate giant pixels. There are 3 scenes I used, one right at the beginning when Ed talks to Al and lowers his head, one when Ed binds Al's soul to the armour suit, and the one short scene of Envy about halfway through with the clips of all the Sins, were you can see like 3-4 boxes for a split second where theres motion in the video clip. It really isn't that bad, but it can get annoying when they don't go away no matter what you do >.>

    And my sister hates me for using a certain scene *cough*51*cough*Envy*cough*. Oh well.

    Overall I really like how this video turned out, and I think it's my best so far. Except for the beginning fade-in, the video quality is great and I cropped out all subtitles.


    Programs -Video Explosion Deluxe and VirtualDub
    Encoding - XviD
    Filesize - 65.3 MB
    Duration - 04:22 min


    Higher than Hope

    Time, it took the most of me
    And left me with no key
    To unlock the chest of remedy.
    Mother, the pain ain`t hurting me
    But the love that I feel
    When you hold me near.

    The hopes were high,
    The choirs were vast,
    Now my dreams are left to live through you

    Red Sun rising
    Drown without inhaling
    Within, the dark holds hard . . .

    An angel by my side
    But no Christ to end this war,
    To deliver my soul from the sword.
    Hope has shown me a scenery
    Paradise poetry
    With first snow I`ll be gone

    The hopes were high,
    The choirs were vast,
    Now my dreams are left to live through you

    Red Sun rising
    Drown without inhaling
    Within, the dark holds hard
    Red Sun rising
    Curtain falling
    Higher than Hope my cure lies . . .

    - Nightwish


    I hope you enjoy! Opinions are always appreciated!

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