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  • Member: greydaze3
  • Studio: Honey Bee Productions
  • Title: Dreaming of You
  • Premiered: 2005-11-16
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  • Song:
    • They Might be Giants Ana Ng
  • Anime:
  • Comments: This is my first AMV ever. I have put in approximately 90-100 hours, although at least 20 of that was learning to use the various programs and scripts. All in all, this has been an enjoyable experience for me. Although grabbing the clips and getting them all to look deinterlaced (and saved) was boring and annoying (I had to delete The Sims 2 and Warcraft 3 to make room), putting them into the video and editing them has really brought out my creative side.

    I used Vegas 6.0, Virtual Dub Mod, and an array of other miscellaneous programs and scripts. The Masking was especially difficult, since I accidentally deleted Photoshop (and all my other Microsoft Office programs...) and had to use Paint and PhotoEditor to make them.

    I most likely would have quit after the first 30 or 40 hours if I weren't working on this as a birthday gift for my fiance. It is set to "our" song ("Ana Ng," by They Might Be Giants). And I used Ah! My Goddess, since it's the one Anime that I own which correlates a bit to our feelings for each other (namely, the feeling of destiny and our fated meeting).

    This is basically a look into Belldandy's dream. The "dream" doesn't start until 0:45 where I inserted a scene where Bell passes out. Up to that point, Bell and Kei don't actually see one another. I tried to use scenes in this first part of the video which show a correlation between their lives, as if they are two people destined to find one another even though they've never met. At the beginning of the video, there is more conflict, lonliness and longing. As the dream progresses, Bell and Kei are seen more and more together as a couple and the scenes begin to become calmer, more serene. This is especially so in the chorus.

    Anyone familiar with TMBG knows that their lyrics can be more than a little off-the-wall. For the most part, I've used lyrical synch. There is a part with lip synch in the middle which I have each character say half of (Keichi: "I don't want the world." Bell: "I just want your half"), but that's the only part with actual lip synching. There are a few parts with intention lip flap, but I tried to remove all the lip flap where it detracted from the plotline. Musical synch is also used, especially at the beginning and during the chorus.

    Make a hole with a gun perpendicular
    To the name of this town in a desk-top globe
    Exit wound in a foreign nation
    Showing the home of the one this was written for
    My apartment looks upside down from there
    Water spirals the wrong way out the sink
    And her voice is a backwards record
    It's like a whirlpool and it never ends

    Ana Ng and I are getting old
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
    Listen Ana hear my words
    They're the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you

    All alone at the '64 World's Fair
    Eighty dolls yelling "Small girl after all"
    Who was at the Dupont Pavilion?
    Why was the bench still warm? Who had been there?
    Or the time when the storm tangled up the wire
    To the horn on the pole at the bus depot
    And in back of the edge of hearing
    These are the words that the voice was repeating:

    Ana Ng and I are getting old
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
    Listen Ana hear my words
    They're the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you

    When I was driving once I saw this painted on a bridge:
    "I don't want the world, I just want your half"

    They don't need me here, and I know you're there (don't need me)
    Where the world goes by like the humid air (world goes by)
    And it sticks like a broken record
    Everything sticks like a broken record
    Everything sticks until it goes away (it goes home)
    And the truth is, we don't know anything (don't know)

    Ana Ng and I are getting old
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence
    Listen Ana hear my words
    They're the ones you would think I would say if there was a me for you

    (Repeat)
    (Repeat)


    Special thanks to:

    All the people who've helped me so much as I attempted to figure out how all these programs work,

    The creators of the great AMV tutorials on this site,

    And to my fiance, who always fills my life with hope, happiness and pleasant dreams.

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