- Member: AnimeGoddess103
- Studio: Pinky Productions 1 & 2
- Title: The Void of Empty Promises
- Premiered: 2005-06-10
- No Use For A Name Not Your Savior
The Void of Empty Promises
This is a Final Fantasy VIII video to the song Not Your Savior by No Use For A Name that came about of a friendly contest between me and my dear friend NekoBP .
So, one day I am just sitting on my computer like usual when nekoBp pops up and is like, "Let's have a video-making contest!" I agreed, of course, and we set out to make the rules.
The original rules were: 1) It had to be made with Final Fantasy VIII clips.
2) It had to be to the song Not Your Savior by No Use For A Name.
3) It had to be done within an hour (which, of course, was changed later on).
4) It had to have both opening and closing credits.
5) A certain picture of Squall we had found previous to this engagement had to be used within the video.
As we progressed through the video, we did, in fact, change the rules a bit, allowing more than an hour for the video. I think, total, I have spent close to 35 hours on this video. I worked non stop on it for two days, taking hardly any time to sleep, eat, and do the other neccessities of us living human beings.
This video is a fun video, with lots of fun effects used through out it. Nothing overly-colourful or blinding, just some simple cuts, flips, fuzzes, flashes, etc. I hope you enjoy it!!!
I used a new program on this video and I think that it turned out well. It was able to make clips go backwards, so of course I had fun with it.
You can see this new prgram at work at: 1) 00:23s - A Cloud effect was used over Squall and Zell throughout the weird part before the music.
2) 00:30s - A mirror effect was used over Zell to the weird man's voice goin all nutso like
3) 01:28 - Using the four different programs available to me, I was able to expand the movie camera clip in the credits to full screen. I know it is a bit fuzzy (a bit being a simple understatement) but you know it fits so well! I love it! ^^ I was quote proud of myself. Lol.
4) 01:57 - Here I made the clip of Squall saving Rinoa from the Garden backwards. it's awesome if you have my sense of humour, watching Squall fly off, leaving Rinoa waving her arm for him to return. =x
5) 02:08 - Here I took a picture of the Sword before Edea appeared and I inserted a ghostly rinoa in her place. Rinoa would have had colour, but to see the colour doing as I did was spooky and creepy, so I stuck witht he ghostly Rinoa. This was alot of work for such a small section of the video that hardly anyone recognizes, but it was indeed fun.
6) 02:52 - Another use of the backwards effect. Notice how she is not exciting and new... Because she is dissappearing... haha? Humour me please. Lol.
7) 02:56 - Here I had fun using a clip in reverse and it's normal counterpart and switching the two back and forth. You can see that, in reversing the clip, something happened and the clip was stretched some, but I rather like the affect it has on this part of the video.
8) 03:31 - Here i just did a simple overlay of Squall 'choking' atop Rinoa.
9) 03:50 - Another simple overlay of Squall and Seifer's fight atop the flashing faces of the beloved characters of Final Fantasy VIII.
My favorite part of the video is at 02:35 where Laguna and Raine flash over Laguna placing the ring on Raine's finger. I just love this part of the song and I think that it nudges me into liking this part of the video as well. I hope you enjoy it too!
This song really gets stuck in your head. So, incase you wanted to know, the lyrics are as follows:
Unlucky seventeen, already handed plans for the future
Glamour obsessed, told how to dress, and shown how to think
And I don't have a job, but I can show you how to be a slob
So many days, wasted and glazed
Sometimes I laugh aloud as I think about,
You asking me "Please can you help?"
Can't help my self
I'm not your savior, I'm not who you want me to be
A cowardly mistake I've made so many times before, refusing to
Cut my losses ties them with you, like a good boy I'll pretend
And promise not to do it again
Do you remember when, life was so simple and permanent?
Everyone's changed, "Everyone's cool", Everyone sucks
But I can't seem to complain, Exciting and new is just not there
You're getting scared
I'm not your savior, never thought I was anyway
I'm a void with empty promises that backs out late
Never said I'd change, taking back the words that we spoke
Like a fuel tank running dry, you'll believe it when I choke
You'll believe it when I choke
This was a really fun video to make, and I really enjoy it. it is one of my favorite videos I have ever made! It was definitely one of the funnest to make.
I want to thank NekoBP tons for all the help she gave me on the early stages of the video, and the ideas she gave me, even though some of them she didn't know of. Lol. Thank you alot!
Also I would like to think my sister, Brittany, for being so honest about my video and helping me make it better. Thank you Brittany.
And Finally, thank you for downloading this video! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!! And I would greatly appreciate it if you would leave me an opinion, whether it be bad, good, or helpful. I'd really like to know what you think so I can improve my next video!!! Thanks!