I chose to work with the Padilion Remix of Just Hold On for Hidden Palace but I also really wanted to do something with the Identity Sequence version. I thought of making something quick by re-using my Hidden Palace footage, but I ended up making something completely new that became my most complex project.
I spent 3 months on this project. I had something pretty simple in mind when I started but the amount of footage that I managed to collect allowed me to go for a more advanced concept with lip-sync. This video made me use all the editing tricks that I learnt over the years.
I selected MMD videos with Hatsune Miku Append model and Append One Piece by Tda and Re:YaMa*. I’m not really a fan of Miku but this model looks really good and the dance motions from the videos I found were clean and perfect for editing. I like working with MMD footage and the next step could be to actually learn to how use MMD and do my own videos but I probably will never have time for that.
Due to the high number of effects and heavy use of nested sequences, the project file got really huge (65MB), even bigger than Auriga. Some parts are constructed over up to 10 video tracks and I had to do intermediate renders to simplify the management of composite effects and prevent Premiere from crashing too often. I had the pleasure of dealing with about all kinds of bugs and various glitches that Premiere could throw at me. It really slowed me down and could have made me lose everything if I didn’t have several layers of backup.
100% MMD footage, should I still call it AMV? It required a lot of work to blend all 26 videos together since they each are using different render, filters and lights not to mention various resolutions and frame-rates that I had to work with.
Lip-sync with 3D camera motion was a challenge but keeping Miku quiet for some shots was even harder.
Check out the making-of video.
|Ai Dee feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka [Official PV]||Yama_ko||Youtube|
|SweetDevil [Hatsune Miku]||CEL1881||NicoVideo|
|Leave in Summer, Yet you’re in my thoughts [Tda Hatsune Miku Formula]||Kasuga (春日)||NicoVideo|
|Soleil [PV] Miky-Rei||Miky-Rei||NicoVideo|
|Lamb [Tda White Dress Miku]||Kayla the Doodling Doctor||Youtube|
|Reality [Original MMDPV]||Miky-Rei||NicoVideo|
|Carry Me Off [Original PV]||WakamuraP||NicoVideo|
|Soleil [Original MV]||AO||NicoVideo|
|夏ワンピなミクさんが爽やか軽やかWAVEFILE Take.2||Mecha jellyfish (メカクラゲ)||NicoVideo|
|Soleil [MMD PV]||EnzoSama8a5||Youtube|
|Jizel – Heliosphere – Yuri Yuzriha [Hatsune Miku]||BIWAMASU (Shangri-La)||NicoVideo|
|ODDS&ENDS [Tda Hatsune Miku]||Ikuya Sakiya (十六夜咲哉)||Youtube|
|SPiCa [Tda Append Hatsune Miku]||?||?|
|Packaged [Tda Append Hatsune Miku PV]||dai（大坪ぬこ）@P||NicoVideo|
|Departures ～あなたにおくるアイの歌～[Tda Append Hatsune Miku]||Daiya||NicoVideo|
|Lamb. [Tda Hatsune Miku]||Yu Kurokawa (黒河優)||Youtube|
|Soleil [Tda Hatsune Miku]||teruma1123||Youtube|
|Story of the Voyager – Heliosphere – Yuri Yuzriha||BIWAMASU (Shangri-La)||NicoVideo|
|ミクで [ スーパー・ノヴァ supernova mu-cho Remix||RongSamaYou||Youtube|
zircon feat. Jillian Aversa – Just Hold On (Identity Sequence Version)
My favorite version of Just Hold On. I went with lip-sync featuring Miku which led me to increasing the speed of the song a bit in order to get a higher voice pitch, more fitting for Miku. Have a look at zircon’s website if you want more music from him and Jillian.