Author: LantisEscudo

Project NeoEditor Bonus Round: The Grand Fleet

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.

Project NeoEditor Round 6: Survivor’s Guilt

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!

Avatar: The Last Rainforest

Source - Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Audio - Avatar: "Beyond Imagination" TV Spot Completed June 2010 Premiered July 9, 2011 The idea for this one came from some webcomic's (probably Real Life or Schlock Mercenary, I don't remember now) note that James Cameron's Avatar was the best Ferngully remake ever. And so the parody trailer idea wouldn't leave my brain. Overall, a fun thing to make, though the lipsynch is absolutely terrible (too many distinct faces to make it look right, sadly).

AMV: Silhouettes

Anime - Revolutionary Girl Utena Song - The Birthday Massacre - Kill the Lights Completed March 2010 Premiered April 2, 2010 Animemusicvideos.org link The idea of Utena as a broken fairy tale was one that I kicked around in my head for a long time while I was planning this video. Unfortunately, the execution here (especially some of the mask edges) was kind of flawed, given how badly I rushed actually making this video before the Anime Boston deadline. In all, I spent about 19 hours straight on it, finishing about two hours before the deadline. I still like the silhouette effect I used here, and may use it again if I find the right place for it.

AMV: The Outer Sky

Anime - Wings of Honneamise Song - John Rubinstein - Corner of the Sky Completed February 2010 Premiered April 2, 2010 AnimeMusicVideos.org link When Anime Boston announced that the 2010 contest would be in HD, I only owned three anime Blu-Ray disks, so my selection of sources was a bit limited. I had just watched Wings of Honneamise the week before, so I settled on that very quickly. The song was a bit harder, but dumb luck in picking up a secondhand copy of the soundtrack to Pippen and hearing "Corner of the Sky" got me thinking about flying and the hurdles that Shitotsugh and his Space Navy compatriots overcame to get into space. I deliberately focused on the flying and his relationship with Requinni and cut out as much of the actual combat of the last act as I could, preferring to keep up the hopeful tone of the song. Conventions: Finalist at Anime Boston 2010 Winner, Best Character Profile - AWA Expo 2010