Anime - Various Song - Kurt Schneider & Sam Tsui - Summer Pop Medley Completed July 2011 Premiered July 14, 2011 Animemusicvideos.org link This was a collaboration between me and Replay Studios for the fourth round of Project OrgEditor. After deciding that we wanted to use a mashup song, Replay found the one we eventually decided on, and we came up with the overarching theme of "Summer" for the whole video, using a different anime for each segment. Replay edited the odd segments, and I edited the evens. This video finished fourth in the round and saw both of us eliminated.
Anime - Various Song - Parry Gripp - Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Completed June 2011 Premiered June 26, 2011 Animemusicvideos.org link This was my video for the third round of the 2011 edition of Project OrgEditor. The round's theme was "7-7-7" and we had to illustrate one of the Seven Deadly Sins or Seven Heavenly Virtues. The sins are a lot more fun and a lot more concrete than the virtues, so I decided to go with Gluttony. I remember hearing Parry Gripp's Nom song in one of the AMV Hells, and thought it'd be an easy, silly, fun video. I ended up raiding my entire collection of disks for potential clips, and even hitting up several friends for other shots. Overall, this was a lot of fun to make, and came in third in a round of 13 videos.
Anime - Various Song - Various Completed June 2011 Premiered June 16, 2011 Animemusicvideos.org link This was my video for the second round of Project OrgEditor's 2011 edition. The theme for the round was "After Story" and we were to show a conclusion, and then a continuation of a story. I decided to make something like the opening of a sequel to a game, which led to the game's "title" of "Operation Revolver: The Second Chamber." I completely ignored the storylines from the original series, and assigned each of the characters new roles for their earlier exploits, ten years ago in-story, and then moving on in a "Where Are They Now" type of montage. With the two younger girls, not having any scenes of them looking older, I decided to ramp up the "drama" factor by killing them off, one gloriously in battle, one after a depressive spiral. In retrospect, it was a bad decision to rely so much on text to tell the story, but by the time I realized that, it was too late to change the concept before the deadline. It ended up finishing 11th out of 15 videos, though one judge knocked it heavily because they hadn't seen the original series and thought understanding the original plots was necessary for understanding the video.
Anime - Various Song - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha OST - Drive Ignition Completed June 2011 Premiered June 7, 2011 Animemusicvideos.org link This was my video for the first round of the 2011 edition of Project Editor. The theme for the round was "Home Sweet Home" and we were to create an ad for the site we considered "home." As the Org is most certainly my AMV home, I decided to go with a fairly standard 30-second advertisement focusing on things the Org had to offer. I deliberately chose previous Project Editor-related pages on the Org as illustrations, including the coordinator - Code's user page, the page for Ileia's Finals-winning video RAH HEY!, and the stream of one of my favorite videos from the previous competition, Kitsuner's Deadlines. It was kind of dry and boring, and finished 11th in a round of 24 videos.
Anime - Various Song - Neil Norman - Amazing Stories Main Theme Completed August 2010 Premiered August 19, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link This was my entry in the Project NeoEditor bonus round, and finished first among the three entries submitted. Space Opera has been one of my favorite genres for a long time, and I wanted to pull in several different sources. Since the theme was to go from "slice of life" to "adventure," I decided on using Haruhi as a framing device, especially the Day of Saggitarius episode. The other sources were pretty much determined by "what do I have that's both space opera with BIG FLEETS that's also widescreen?" The music was inspired by a rather old Kusoyaro/RYS collaboration Amazing Stories, which I saw and loved the music to, since I never saw the series it was the theme to. The version I used is a slightly slower-paced version (1:10 from originally 1:03) from a collection of Sci-Fi theme songs. I had fun with this one, and I want to combine several great fleets in combat against each other again sometime.
Anime: Fafner Song: Les Miserables London Cast - Empty Chairs at Empty Tables Completed August 2010 Premiered August 7, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link This was my entry for the Project NeoEditor Final round. The round's theme was "Know Your Enemy." Code's instructions to us were: Create an AMV with a source and audio that you've always wanted to edit with. Show me who you are as an editor, and show me you can follow your editing dreams. Most importantly, show me your style! This video finished as Runner-Up to Ileia's incredible RAH HEY!
Source - Original footage Song - Steeleye Span - The Song Will Remain Completed July 2010 Premiered August 13, 2010 My Round 5 video for Project NeoEditor. This round’s theme: Create an AMV that shows your last day of life, as if you knew it was your last day of your life. This video finished second in a round of four videos.
Anime - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Song - Various Completed July 2010 Premiered July 19, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link My Round 4 video for Project NeoEditor. This round's theme: Memes. Take an internet meme and create something original. This video finished first in a round of seven videos, and also won Best Comedy at Bakuretsucon 2010.
Anime - Macross Song - John Powell - Test Drive Completed July 2010 Premiered July 10, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link My Round 3 video for Project NeoEditor. This round's theme: Create a video showing a variety of emotion moods, with at least two transitions between moods. This video came in third in a round of nine videos.
Anime - X TV & OVA Song - Flobots - Rise Completed June 2010 Premiered July 2, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link My Round 2 video for Project NeoEditor. This round's theme: Create a tribute video for another competitor (random pairings) based on their likes and dislikes. This came in fifth in a round of ten videos.