Month: October 2011

IC: Another Anime Con 2011 EXTREME Iron Editor

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.

IC: Demo Workshop Speedrun

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.

AMV: Mountains of Love

Anime - Heidi, Girl of the Alps Song - Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Completed September 2011 Premiered October 14, 2011 Animemusicvideos.org link This video was specifically made for the Theme category of Another Anime Con 2011, which was "70's Soul Train." Finding a source from the 1970's on DVD was difficult, since so few of them have enough nostalgia strength to get rereleased, and I was considering tracking down the Original Gundam DVDs before stumbling across Heidi. The song was a lot simpler, as I had a collection of 70's hits on CD from a previous project that didn't see completion, but several of the songs had potential. When I actually started planning it, I only scanned through the first two DVDs before deciding to make a romance video between Heidi and Peter. Not having read the book, I was completely unaware of Klara's later appearance or how large her role would become, so editing around her became more difficult as the video went along. Overall, this was a silly little romance video that came off decently, and ended up winning the category.