Oct 152011
 

Anime – Various
Song – the HIATUS – Betelgeuse no Akari
Completed October 2011
Premiered October 15, 2011
Animemusicvideos.org link

This was the runner-up video in the AAC ’11 Extreme Iron Editor contest.

I can’t remember all of the challenges that were thrown at us; the one that sticks out was having to roll a d20 and add that many lens flares to the video. We rolled a 15, and there are 17 in the video.

Oct 142011
 

Anime – Various
Song – Two Steps From Hell – Dragon Rider
Completed October 2011
Premiered October 14, 2011
Animemusicvideos.org link

At Another Anime Convention 2011, OtakuForLife ran a workshop on AMVs and asked for people to bring betas for critique. Having nothing in progress at the time, and fearing that no one would be bringing anything, I spent about an hour and 45 minutes throwing together a short video with the sources I had on my hard drive for an Iron Chef match the next week.

There’s a lot of problems with it, given the short period it was put together in, but I kind of like it. It got a decent reaction at the workshop, too.

I like the idea, and may revisit it as a whole video someday, using the rest of the series that I didn’t have available at the time.

May 142011
 

Anime – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 1st
Song – Richard Cheese – Fell In Love With a Girl
Completed May 2011
Premiered May 14, 2011
Animemusicvideos.org link

This was my video for the second round of Brad’s Online Iron Chef Tournament 4, from my match against Ileia.

This was a very different song from what I expected, but I think I managed a decent silly romance video out of it, focusing on the only male character in the movie with significant screen time.

I unfortunately lost this match to Ileia’s spectacular video.

Apr 102011
 

Anime – Ghost in the Shell
Song – macchinainterna – X-Files Theme
Completed November 2010
Premiered April 10, 2011
Animemusicvideos.org link

This was the segment I edited for the fourth edition of Iron Chef Idol.

Thankfully, the song I got given by FC was both very editable and immediately suggested a video concept: parodying the original video.

In accordance with the ICI rules, this was edited in two hours, and still works pretty nicely as a video.

Apr 092011
 

Anime – Project A-Ko
Song – The Postmarks – No One Said This Would Be Easy
Completed April 2011
Premiered April 9, 2011
Animemusicvideos.org link

This was my video for the first round of Brad’s Online Iron Chef tournament in the match against jade_eyed_angel.

Brad handed us an interesting song that I know I’d never heard before, but immediately made me think of an adventure story, which managed to work pretty nicely with the source that came up in the roll, Project A-Ko.

I won this match by a narrow 3-2 margin.

Nov 162010
 

Anime – Various
Song – Debbie Allen – The Fight Song
Completed November 2010
Premiered November 16, 2010
Animemusicvideos.org link

This was my video from AAC’s EXTREME Iron Editor 2010 comptition, winning a three-way battle with Kiarrens and OtakuForLife.

I can’t remember the tortures the coordinators put us through this time around, and it’s probably for the better.

Nov 212009
 

Anime – Demonbane, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!, The Hobbit, School Days
Songs – DJ Mei Lwun – Nelly vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Country Grammar, Skye Sweetnam – Part Of Your World
Completed November 2009
Premiered November 21, 2009
AnimeMusicVideos.org link

The resulting videos from the EXTREME Iron Editor competition at Another Anime Con 2009.

It was a tag-team match between the Green Team (LantisEscudo & inthesto) and the Blue Team (Kiarrens & OtakuForLife).

The full details of the competition, including the tortures visited upon the editors by dokool and BasharOfTheAges:

*Extreme Challenge Summary*

First Source Revealed: Demonbane

Steady Hands – Alts are forced to play Operation with an eye-patch on until someone gets 3 pieces. (arm weights were, sadly, missing)

Winner – inthesto

Hypothermia Challenge – Both alts plunge their hands into ice water and keep them there. First to remove a hand loses. (this lasted 20 minutes, and resulted in 4 emptied cans of silly string as well as possible nerve damage. We forced them to switch off with their partners and immediately start editing.)

Winner – tie.

Second Source Revealed: Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight

On The Hunt – Alts are given a camera and a scavenger hunt list of cosplayers, staffers, and Guests and 20 min to take as many pictures as they can.

Winner – Kiarrens (but points were awarded per picture anyways)

Nice Boat Balloon Pop – Alts are presented with a pile of balloons – each of which has a piece of paper in it. All have phrases on them the alt has to call out after reading, until they find the correct one – Nice Boat! – The first one done wins.

Winner – Otaku4Life

Third Source Revealed: “Nice Boat” episode of School Days

One Ring To Bind Them
A) Alts must find the hidden box with their color on it (on Bashar’s Car) and return it to main stage.

*Lantis docked 20pts for unsportsmanlike conduct in taking both boxes, leaving otaku4life confused in the parking lot for 20 min.

B) Inside this box is a hello kitty lip-gloss ring locked by a pad lock. The keys to the padlocks are at the bottom of a vat of shaving cream. First to Unlock their box, wins part B.

Winner – Otaku4life

Final Source Revealed: The Hobbit (Rankin-Bass’s 1979 version)

A Little Trivia While We Render – A Little Retrospect is played. All editors name the AMVs used – 2 pts a piece.

*no real winner – just awarded points until we were done*

Oct 022009
 

Anime – Various
Song – Yoko Kanno – Take Off
Completed October 2008
Premiered October 18, 2008
AnimeMusicVideos.org link

This contest was EXTREEEEEEEEEEME!!!

After arriving with our lists of ten songs each, they were whittled down to one song from our original lists and two from our opponent’s original list.

Only then were we shown our primary video source: Detroit Metal City.

Over the course of the editing, there were several challenges thrown in. The ones I remember, in semi-order:

5 minutes with “beer goggles” on (Vaseline-smeared lab goggles)
Roll a d12, your opponent must use at least that many lens flares during the video (11 for Lantis, 12 for Kiarrens)
DDR for one song (Tsugaru, victory by Kiarrens), added source: BECK episode 21 (maybe a bit later?)
Do a cheesy transition NOW
5 minutes with no headphones
Added source: Bleach Live-Action Rock Musical
FAILed challenge: Guitar Hero (GH3 on 360 doesn’t like Rock Band guitars, so this one didn’t come off)
Run an errand for dokool: Go get the trophy from the green room (Lantis got back first)

In the end, Kiarrens won a well-deserved crushing victory.

Oct 022009
 

Anime – Various
Song – Danny Wilson – Mary’s Prayer
Completed May 2008
Premiered May 17, 2008
AnimeMusicVideos.org link

This was my entry at Acen’s AMV Wars Hentai competition. I’m not particularly proud of it, and it didn’t do very well, mainly because it isn’t hentai, like it was supposed to be. I don’t own any, and the H scenes in the provided secret ingredient (Dark Chapel Ep. 1) disturbed me enough I didn’t want to use them (call me a prude, but non-con and scat I find very off-putting). So it’s a non-hentai vid that uses a hentai source.

For the actual video, the song I used had been stuck in my head after I picked up a CD collection of eighties love songs, so given the theme of the secret ingredient and Mary being the theme of the song, I decided on nuns and priests as the theme of the video.

It’s a silly video, and a rush job, but it’s not terrible, either.

Since it contains no actual hentai footage, this video is also safe to be hosted on Local.