April 23, 2007

So wrong yet so right.

I think I'd like to try my hand at making an AMV (but not actually of the music variety). If I could refine it enough, I'd like to see if it could make the cut for AMV Hell 4.

The idea? Well, it's been attempted before.

But I want to do it with a different clip. It's a toss-up between a clip of Aisha from Outlaw Star on the bridge of her (for a short time) battleship, or Admiral Spoor in one of her many bizarre bridge scenes. I'm leaning toward the later.

Posted in Random Debris by: Will at 04:55 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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Oh boy... welcome to hell, boyo!  If you've never used Premiere and all the other things you have to have to make an AMV (like me with The Kanon Project {working title}), you'll be wanting to run your wrists through a tablesaw in NO time.

If you HAVE used the programs needed, then more power to you!

I've gotten past the 'hell' part of my AMV, and now it's in the 'grinding' part... maybe by the end of the month, the 'first draft' will be done.  Maybe.

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 24, 2007 03:27 PM (aIFaX)

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Heh, I haven't even met up with Virgil and started my decent.

I've never dabbled in this before, so I'm going to be searching out any FAQ's and how-to guides I can find.

I've got to figure out which software I want to use (and can afford). If there's something out there that makes life easier, but stings the pocketbook mightily, I may just suck it up and pay for it anyway. Of course that means I need to find other projects to get my money's worth out of the purchase.

Posted by: Will at April 25, 2007 07:42 AM (olS40)

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Hah, I finally found where I put this comment!  Will, if there's anything I can do to help you once you start trying to do this, lemme know.  After (almost) finishing my first AMV, I know (first hand) the big pitfalls that will bite you otherwise.  They bit me, and added three or four days worth of work to the project in the process, not to mention a lot of sanity.

I used Premiere, but I had a hand-me-down copy, so it didn't cost anything... otherwise, it would have cost an arm and a leg.  For a simple, easy viddy, you could use Windows Movie Maker... It's not bad, per se, just really, really dumb.

If you're a member of animemusicvideos.org, download the amvapp.  If you're not a member of amv.org, join up (it's free!), THEN download it (there may be a 2-week waiting period).  It is worth it's hard-drive space in gold.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 22, 2007 07:57 PM (aIFaX)

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I've had an account over at AMV.org for a couple years (but I visit so infrequently, I always forget my password). I've actually got a couple projects (not all AMV's) in mind if/when I can get myself out from under the stack of jobs at work. That, and now that summer is back, my dad is probably going to start asking for help with his car restoration on the weekends again.

You know, I'd meant to offer up my services with your beta. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Posted by: Will at May 23, 2007 08:21 AM (olS40)

5 Keep an eye out over at The Pond... the announcement will be made there.  ETA: Saturday.  I hope.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 24, 2007 12:18 AM (aIFaX)

6 Sweet.

Posted by: Will at May 24, 2007 10:29 AM (SOx9v)

7 It's gone gold!

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 26, 2007 08:54 PM (ccSyJ)

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