I participated in the 15th french Iron Chef. An Iron Chef is a competition for AMV makers where participants are given a song that they have to work with for a limited time: French Iron Chef is usually 24 hours. Judges are in charge of deciding on the winner who then has to organize the next Iron Chef. I participated in 2 other Iron Chef in the past but this one was special cause unlike previous editions, it was organized IRL with all participants gathered in the same room, filmed and broadcast live online!
It was organized by Pioupiou who managed to convince editors such as Atvaark, Kragdrim, Tyler, R_1 and me to participate. When I accepted, I made her promise me that she would choose an interesting song to work with, something upbeat with rhythm that would fit a dynamic / fun AMV… yeah, right! When she revealed the song to us (Nat King Cole – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas), we thought it was a joke and started laughing but we quickly realized that it was serious. I was seriously thinking about packing my stuff and giving up but I remembered that we agreed that if I didn’t like the song, I would just pick an other one from my playlist and since everybody was there, the live stream was working and other editors were in the same situation as me, I couldn’t really just leave now.
I contacted Tyler who was 5 meters away by instant message and proposed him to work with Deck The House by Akufen. He agreed and we both started to prepare the audio mix. I also tried to convince Atvaark, Kragdrim and R_1 to do the same but they wanted to try to edit with the chosen song.
It was an interesting and fun experience, I managed to complete my video withing 11 hours while chatting with others and playing Wipeout on my PSP.
5th – me!
|Ai Yori Aoshi
Arjuna (Earth Girl Arjuna)
Black Lagoon (TV)
Demonbane (OAV) Dexter’s Laboratory
DJMAX 2 (Game)
Ef – A Fairy Tale Of The Two (Game)
Ergo Proxy (TV)
Fate/Stay Night (TV)
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV)
Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost In The Shell: GIG2
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Great Teacher Onizuka
Gun X Sword
Gunbuster 2 (Aim For The Top! 2)
Home Video Footage
Hoodwinked Innocent Venus (TV)
Jigoku Shoujo (TV)
|Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu (TV)
Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu DELUXE
Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu FINAL
Kamisama Kazoku (TV)
Lucky Star (TV)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya, The (TV)
Noein – Mou Hitori No Kimi E (TV)
Otogi-Jushi Akazukin (OAV)
Pale Cocoon (OAV)
Read Or Die – The TV (Read Or Dream)
Shakugan No Shana (TV)
Solty Rei (TV)
Suikoden II (Game)
Tales Of Eternia
Tales Of Phantasia (OVA)
Tales Of Symphonia (Game)
I prepared a lot of new footage (that I ended up keeping for Auriga) hoping I could use them on a nice song as promised by Pioupiou. So after completing my audio mix, I decided to just make a megamix of my previous AMVs and add some HypnoToad over it. I think it worked well.
Nat King Cole – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
Akufen – Deck The House
Nat King Cole is the song that you can hear at the beginning… and yeah it’s giga boring. That’s why I decided to use Akufen.
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