This AMV has been premiered at Japan Expo AMV Contest 2011 and got 6th place. It is part I of the Russ Chimes Project. The idea was to use the album Midnight Club EP by Russ Chimes which contains 3 tracks to make a 3 part AMV with Snowcrash, Reznic and me. We were planning on sending the 3 parts to the contest but Reznic couldn’t complete his part in time.
The 3 parts don’t have much in common besides the music artist and presentation style (intro/outro/credits) but you should see some scenes from other parts showing up at some point. My part doesn’t have a really complex editing nor special effects, it’s just a cool action AMV.
Freedom is one of the best anime series I’ve seen in the past 5 years. It’s from Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) and although it’s only 7 episodes long, the story is interesting, original and it is visually impressive for 3DCG. The animation is similar to the usual anime series: between 8 and 12 fps which makes it about as hard to interpolate to 60 fps as it is with regular 2D anime. I tried to be careful and not reveal too much of the story.
Russ Chimes – Never Look Back (Midnight Club EP Part I)
I discovered this song with the Midnight Club EP music video trilogy. It’s a 3 part short movie made to promote the album. The first part might be a bit disturbing to watch the first time because of the editing but it all makes sense when you watch part 2 and 3. It’s original, full of great ideas and worth watching in loop.
About the song itself, I’ve been thinking of doing something with it for a while and this 3 part project was the perfect opportunity. I did a bit of editing to make it shorter with new transitions, new ending and I also added a few sound effects and helped Snowcrash with his track.