Category: Project Editor

Tis the Season (Project OrgEditor 2020 Round 3)

The theme for Round 3 of POE 2020 was "Tis the Season" where editors were supposed to highlight a holiday or season.

I had just seen the Christmas episode of a show the day before, so I landed on using the classic Christmas carol "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," set to as many Christmas episodes as I could find in my collection.

I generally hate Christmas music because of how overplayed so much of it is for two solid months of the year, so this was a hard video to edit. It still comes off pretty well, and it got some good comments from some of the other participants.

Anime - Various Anime
Audio - Andy Miller - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Completed October 2020 Link
YouTube Link

Dragon Slayer (Project OrgEditor 2020 Round 2)

The theme for Round 2 of POE 2020 was "The Thrill of the Chase."

Dragon’s Lair is a source that I’ve wanted to use for a while, but didn’t have a good idea for, but Dirk’s chase through the dungeon in search of the Princess felt like a good fit for this round’s theme.

This one was kind of rushed because of the one-week time limit, but still was a fun one to put together.

Video Source - Dragon's Lair
Audio - Naora Shibata PROJECT - Vampire Killer
Completed October 2020 Link
YouTube Link

…And Fancy Free (Project OrgEditor 2020 Round 1)

The theme for Round 1 of POE 2020 was “Parts of the Body.”

I had the idea several years ago of doing a multi-source parody of the opening title sequence from the movie Footloose, which fit the theme perfectly. With the time restriction, though, I went looking for the source that had the best variety of foot and leg shots and landed on Welcome to the Ballroom.

It got a decent reaction from the judges, and I enjoyed making it, so I’ll count that as a success.

Anime - Welcome to the Ballroom
Audio - Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Completed October 2020 Link
YouTube Link

Project OrgEditor Round 4: Collaboration

Anime - Various
Song - Kurt Schneider & Sam Tsui - Summer Pop Medley
Completed July 2011
Premiered July 14, 2011 Link
YouTube 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.

Project OrgEditor Round 3: Chow Down!

Anime - Various
Song - Parry Gripp - Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom
Completed June 2011
Premiered June 26, 2011 Link
YouTube 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.

Project OrgEditor Round 2: Operation Revolver

Anime - Various
Song - Various
Completed June 2011
Premiered June 16, 2011 Link
YouTube 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.

Project OrgEditor Round 1: Org Ad

Anime - Various
Song - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha OST - Drive Ignition
Completed June 2011
Premiered June 7, 2011 Link
YouTube 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.

Project NeoEditor Bonus Round: The Grand Fleet

Anime - Various
Song - Neil Norman - Amazing Stories Main Theme
Completed August 2010
Premiered August 19, 2010 Link
YouTube 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 Link
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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!