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Hi, I’m Xavier aka Nostro / Nostromo, Photographer and Video Editor from Paris.

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  1. jamie

    just wanted to say your videos are absolutely amazing and you are a real inspiration to me!

  2. terik

    Thx for your work dude ! Absolutly AMAZING !

    GJ,

    HF 🙂
    SENE Terik

  3. Kris from Germany

    Absolutely wonderful work! I repeat watching them over and over again. They also showed some videos on the last Animagic event here. Thanks for your hard work!

  4. Hidenka-chan

    Dear Nostromo!! I am a 16 year old girl from Hungary . I always look at your amvs and enjoy them, but it is probably the same for everybody who is writing to you. May I ask you a favor? Could you please send me an instrumental version of “Get a hold yourself -sugar jesus” which is your
    remixed version? I study at an art high school , there are 12 faculties and I am animation faculty . Me and my group are working on a Japanese competition, and we are making a metamorphosis animation. We are just thinking what kind of music we could use and we are hearing and seeing your amv and we love it! So we would be pleased if you could send to us the song. Here is my email address miwako(at)freemail.hu . Looking Forward Your Answers Your Hopeful Admirer :).

    • Hi,
      thx for your message, glad you like my work !

      I don’t have the instrumental version of the song. I’ve been working with the sugar jesus guy for the mix of the song for the AMV but he only mastered the full version (with vocals) of the song. If you need an instrumental, I could ask him to make one but it will require some work from him and I know that he’s been kinda busy lately.

      Let me know if I can do something to help.

  5. Kogu

    Random Question but how often do you receive videos that are dedicated to you?

    • Hm.. never I guess.

  6. Kogu

    usually when you see a Anime mix Music video and you see a certain clip that is not from the Op or Ed of the series but in fact from one of it’s episodes how do try to know the number for it?? (i’m asking this because I just watched an AMV and I asked the editor but it seems that she’s not replying it’s been about 8 days since I asked her)

    • Hafta watch the whole series.

  7. Kogu

    WHAT!? O_O”

  8. Kogu

    where do you usually find sources for new clips? or what are the methods,though please do remember that I’m not talking about from where you download them from 😮

    • It’s usually random, I see an AMV or a trailer, then I watch first ep and decide if I want to use it.

  9. Kogu

    Who is your favorite AMV editor?

    • Eake4 - Shilong Zhu

      ME!!!! Nah jokes, but my favourite is Nostromo not sure about his though

      • Kogu

        Haha really? lol well *hi fives* I’m on the same boat Nostromo is my absolute favorite!,He really is my number 1!! love him!! >___<

  10. SystemBD

    I just wanted to say that I find your work really outstanding and inspiring. The level of synesthesia you achieve in each of your videos leaves me impressed every time I watch them.

    • SystemBD

      I have to correct myself. Synesthesia is not something you can “achieve”, it is a conjunction of sensory pathways that you can “induce”. In this case, by a superb combination of audio and video.

  11. byebye

    Saluuut ^^
    C’est pas nouveau mais je tiens à te dire que j’admire particuliérement ton travail. Enfin perso je te complimenterais plutot sur ta maniére de travailler et les moyens utilisés (Premiere Pro + Paintshop pour de tels amv c’est vraiment pas évident ^^). 🙂 En tant que user de Premiere je sais ce que ça fait –” (quand je vois certaines de tes idées je me “WtF? comment il a pu y penser “) et je te remercie tu me motives face au “Vegas”iens lol
    Enfin fini le bavardage, je voulais aussi te demander (si ça te gêne pas) si t’as des conseils particuliers à me donner pour les effets, le travail sur PP ou les AMV en général (oui oui je veux t’exploiter et je te force la main :sourire: ); ça fait des années que j’en fait et je veux toujours faire mieux mais je commence à croire qu’il faut que j’essaie de nouvelles choses :'(
    To end this MERCI for your work!!!!!!! Et just continue 😀

  12. zZKuroichiZz

    Hey Norstomo i saw the comment with the receive videos that are dedicated to you. AND NO ONE MAKE A VIDEO FOR YOU ?

    Ok im not the best AMV maker but i PROMISE you i will make a AMV for you . I will send it you on your channel ^^. If you read some messages .

    Lg Kuro

  13. LadyInred23

    Hi.Nostromo.

    I listen nostromegamix trance 01 every day. It ‘s amazing . Good work . I am waiting for 2:) I want 2 !!!!!! 😉

  14. Midas

    I absolutely love your work. I am new to creating AMVs, so I was wondering if I might be able to get some pointers and suggested programs from a genius, such as yourself.

  15. Apos4x

    Tes amv c’est de l’Art en majuscule, rien d’autre à dire.

    J’aimerai savoir si tu as fait des études dans le domaine(audiovisuel/montage) ou si tu as commencé en simple amateur avant d’atteindre ce niveau?

    Quantum Ripples explose tout !

    • 100% amateur. J’ai étudié et je travaille dans l’électricité.

  16. Statchana

    You are, just, amazing. ♥

  17. please teach me make video. your biggest fan torront

  18. Jenner

    Just saw Quantum Ripples and was blown away! Fantastic work there! Now I have to watch some of your others, lol.

  19. decoy

    Nostromo are you going to reupload your amv to 60fps on youtube?

    • I’ll wait a bit to see if there’s a way to update old videos with 60fps.

      • Ok, looks like youtube kept the original files. Everything is now available in 60fps.

  20. Fabian

    Dear Nostromo,

    do you have a Spotify or Soundcloud account?

    I would gladly follow your playlists 🙂

    Best regards,
    Fabian

    • It’s pretty much random.
      Sometimes I discover something new on a Youtube video, I then look for more from the same artist and find some remixes and look for more from those remixers. As I look for more, I discover websites with other interesting artists etc…
      Just looking for a song that you like with “remix” on Soundcloud for example can get you good stuff.

  21. connor

    Your awesome! Love your videos. They have inspired me to make my own 🙂

  22. dency

    Dear Nostromo
    Musics in your AMVs makes me in a trance.(of course, videos too)
    How do you find those marvelous songs?

    • I subscribe to a lot of music channels on Youtube that usually send me to bandcamp (often with full album FLAC free download) or soundcloud accounts that I follow and end up showing new stuff from partner artists or remixers and so on, it never ends. I spend about 30 everyday checking out new sounds.
      Have a look at my Youtube or Soundcloud subcribe list : https://soundcloud.com/nostro-fr/following

      • DENCY

        Thank you for the reply! I’m sorry for my late thanks.
        I’ll check your channels. Your many following users will help me to expand my music library 🙂

        Wishing you further success!!

  23. Msag

    Hi Nostromo. I have a question unrelated to your amvs themselves but related to you as an editor and blogger/uploader of amvs.
    Do you deal with copyright issues regarding the footage or audio you use in your videos on a regular basis, enough to make you advise anyone who wants to set up a website dedicated to her work as an amv editor to not go for it, or far from it? Basically, I know how Youtube works since I used to edit and upload there a couple of years back, but you have a website and a vimeo account (that’s where I found you)… so I was wondering whether the “fair use” clause in your disclaimer is enough to prevent any strikes against you in places other than Youtube too? Sorry for the long comment, but I would really appreciate an answer, thanks!

    • So far I had to deal with 2 strikes from Youtube regarding audio. The first one was for my AMV HypnoStar which had its audio disabled twice and got a warning on the third time. I managed to get the audio back by sending the usual fair use disclaimer to Youtube but on the third time I decided to give up and asked to unlock the video so that I could delete it from my channel. One week later, the video got unlocked, the audio was back. I didn’t delete it and it’s still working fine to this day. The other video is one of my fireworks video, disabled audio, tried to remove the audio part that was causing the problem but it failed and I just gave up for now, I’ll have to upload it to Vimeo.
      Many of my videos have a content ID without consequence besides for Germany with GEMA blocking everything music related and some videos are unavailable for mobile users also (because why not, I guess…).
      Never had any issue copyright related on Vimeo nor on my website, maybe because I’m too small to get noticed (about 100 visits/day).

      • Msag

        I see. Thanks for the detailed reply 🙂 it feels strange to me though that you’re not getting any such copyright issues on vimeo as you did on youtube as vimeo seems to me the more… professional site? At least the site which has a more dedicated filmmaking community at any rate…
        Oh are you from Germany? I didn’t know that, so I don’t know the conventions of GEMA (except that my youtube amvs would almost always get blocked in Germany QQ)

        • Msag

          Oh wait never mind, I guess you meant GEMA blocking your videos the same way they did mine.

          • correct

  24. Seska1973

    Nostromo, your Okay? i am just an old AMV Fan since your “Ghost in the Shell” AMV

    • I’m fine thank you, what about you?

      • Seska1973

        Thank godness. Yes, i am fine too.

  25. JC2

    Hey MC2 Master,
    Your video about Japan is very well done !

    See you soon,
    Apprentice JC2.

  26. Perryix

    Hey Nostro,
    I have fallen in love with your videos lately and have been making some of my own…
    The only problem is that I want to enter into a contest in the upcoming months and I’m not allowed to have logos in my footage.
    I’m trying to create an AMV for the anime Erased but cant find anywhere that has either no logos or no subs. Is there anywhere where I can download RAW footage?
    Thanks,
    Perryix

    • Sorry can’t help you with that.
      There are ways to hide subs and logos but it can require a lot of work/time depending on the amount of footage you want to clean since it’s all manual processing (the way I do it.).

      • Perryix

        Thank you so much for the reply, no one has ever replied to me yet you did so in four minutes!
        I understand how you cannot help me in that way, but is the way you clean off logos through object removal?
        If so, would Slice X’s object removal work in removing these logos?
        THANKS YOU SO MUCH <3,
        Perryix

        • I don’t know this Slice X thing.
          As I said, my logo removal method is 100% manual, I make custom masks for each sequence, apply some clever tricks to hide the left-overs and when the result isn’t satisfying I sometimes even have to resort to frame by frame export to Photoshop.
          Since I usually do this for very short sequences it’s bearable but inapplicable for an entire 3 min video for example.

          • Perryix

            Thank you so much for the quick reply!
            Wow that must take a lot of work for all of your videos! I’ll try it out and see how it goes
            I cannot thank you enough for this information.
            Best Wishes,
            Perryix

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