Summer AMV entered in Japan Expo 2012 AMV contest, got 6th place for general ranking and 2nd for public vote. I started this project last year, in August. I had to put it on standby between October and April in order to complete Galaxy Bounce 2012.
My original idea was to make the entire video using only eye zoom shots. It’s a very common type of scene that you can find in a lot of anime. I did manage to get a lot of those scenes but I quickly realized during editing that it would be very hard to merge them together unless they have the right trajectory, speed, length, animation and face expression. Considering this, it turned out that I only had enough to make a 1 minute sequence.
I decided to expand my concept to other types of scenes commonly found in anime such as arc shots, fast forward traveling, time freeze, sky pan and free fall.
Also, If you watch Galaxy Bounce 2012 carefully, you should recognize some scenes that were used as overlay on the screens in the beginning. I took them directly from the first export of Quantum Ripples that I did just before starting to work on GB 2012.
Huge footage list. Besides anime, you’ll find movies like Hackers and Stargate, games like DJ Max, Rez and Minecraft and also some 3D short films such as Akryls and Artificial Paradise Inc. that I put in the intro/outro. As you can imagine, footage selection required a lot of time in order to match the original concept of the video.
|Ah! My Goddess (Movie)||Dragon Crisis! (TV)||Naruto Shippuuden (TV)|
|Air||Eden (PC)||Night Wizard (TV)|
|Ar Tonelico (PS2)||Eden of the East: Paradise Lost (Movie)||Nitronic Rush (Game)|
|Artificial Paradise Inc. (3D)||Eden of the East: The King of Eden (Movie)||No.6 (TV)|
|Akryls (3D)||Ef – A Fairy Tale of the Two (Game)||Ore No Imouto (TV)|
|Amazing Nuts! (OAV)||Ef – The Latter Tale (Game)||Overdrive (Game)|
|Animatrix||Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (TV)||Ray (TV)|
|Ashita No Kimi (Game)||Fortune Arterial (PC)||Rez (Game)|
|Bakemonogatari (TV)||Fractale (TV)||Seitokai no Ichizon (TV)|
|Baldr Force EXE (Game)||Freedom (OAV)||Shakugan no Shana Second (TV)|
|Baldr Sky Dive1 Lost Memory (Game)||Futurama||Shikabane Hime: Aka (TV)|
|Beatmania IIDX 14th Gold (PS2)||Genius Party (Movie)||Shuffle! (PC)|
|Black Rock Shooter (Game)||Guilty Crown (TV)||Sora No Otoshimono|
|Broken Blade (Movie)||Gunbuster 2 (Aim for the Top! 2)||Stargate (Movie)|
|Byousoku 5 Centimeter||Gundam 00||Suzumiya Haruhi chan no Yuutsu|
|C – The Money of Soul (TV)||Gurren Lagann (TV)||To Aru Kagaku No Railgun|
|C³||Hackers (Movie)||Toki Wo Kakeru Shojo|
|Chaos;Head Noah (Xbox 360)||Heroman (TV)||True Tears|
|Clannad (TV)||Kamisama no Memochou||Twinkle Crusaders (PC)|
|Global Astroliner Gou (OVA)||Macross Frontier (TV)||Vexille (Movie)|
|Death Note (TV)||Mahoromatic: Summer Special||Xam’d: Lost Memories (TV)|
|DJ Max Black Square (PSP)||Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha||Yogurting (Game)|
|DJ Max Clazziquai Edition (PSP)||Minecraft (Game)||Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei|
D.I.M. – Is You (Le Castle Vania Remix)
I discovered both D.I.M. and Le Castle Vania with this song. D.I.M. isn’t really the kind of music I like but I had a look at Le Castle Vania’s other songs and remixes: heavy electro with dubstep influence, dynamic and original. Le Castle Vania is now on my top 10 farourite electro artists.