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TRANSCENDING LOVE:
Before and After

PREMIERE DATE:  September, 2003

VIDEO:   City Hunter, Cowboy Bebop 

                 & Macross Plus  

MUSIC:  Only An Ocean Away

                 by Sarah Brightman

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

DONE FOR:

AWA 2003 creator panel

 

Quite a few people have asked my about how I did some of the digital manipulation of my Music Video "Transcending Love" back in 2002, so I decided to make a special version for my and ErMaC's panel at AWA 2003. So in order to give some incite on how much digital manipulation I really did, I presented the original clips and background along with the final video composition. Ironically this project took me over 20 hours to complete since I had to re-sync the original footage to the manipulated final version. Pay close attention to all the filter manipulation that I did to the colors and skin tones of each character in order so they looked like they were in the same scene. In a few places I even manipulated the shadows of the characters so they matched that of the other. 
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WHAT ErMaC REALLY MEANS PREMIERE DATE:  September, 2003

VIDEO:   Various images from Internet  

MUSIC:  Voice Over & Music From 

                 "Music of Cosmos" Sountrack

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

DONE FOR:

AWA 2003 creator panel

 

This was more or less a joke I did for my Partner Justin (ErMaC Studios) at our panel at AWA 2003.

This is my explanation of what ErMaC means. I did this since a while back someone asked Justin What ErMaC means and he said it was a secret. Hence, I figure I'd do a humorous small presentation.

 
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BABYLON 5:
Land of Confusion

PREMIERE DATE:  September, 2003

VIDEO:  Babylon 5 Season 1

MUSIC:  Land of Confusion

                by Genesis

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe After Effects 5.5

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

CONTESTS / AWARDS:

AWA Expo 2003

 

Babylon 5 is personally my most favorite TV series of all time, and so I originally did this video way back in 1994 for a panel on Babylon 5. The video only used footage from season one since I felt that the first season portrait the station as a "Land of Confusion" the best.

Then about 4 weeks before AWA 2003, Quu put a challenge out to enter a Babylon 5 video into AWA's Expo contest since it's a "Video Arts Track" and not limited to anime. I have always enjoyed doing live action music videos and and made about 4 times the total verses anime music videos and so I'm quite comfortable in using live action. Since the original was made on two VCRs, I decided to remake it since I wanted to capture more of the dynamic feel of the song which was not possible with two VCRs. Although this video does not feature a lot of digital manipulation, it does contain one complex shot at the beginning where the scene changes via the "5" logo.

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DESTINED SOULS PREMIERE DATE:  September, 2003

VIDEO:  Captain Tylor TV & OVAs 

MUSIC:  Ship of Fools

                by Sarah Brightman

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

CONTESTS / AWARDS:

AWA Masters 2003

 

After spending so many hours on video projects with lots of digital manipulation, I wanted to go back to making a good sentimental basic video and I also wanted to portray my reason why I liked Captain Tylor so much. Most people see the series as a comedy, but I see it more so as a romance between the two characters of Justy Tylor and Yuriko Star, even more so in the OVAs. 

The concept for this video came to me about two months prior and I was very determined to do it. I started this video about one week before the original Master's deadline. I wanted to use an emotional and powerful song and decided on Ship of Fools since I find Sarah Brightman's songs emotionally captivating. 

I was very pleased with the results and feel that it conveys the emotions I wanted it to originally. The video itself uses clips in real time (none of them have been slowed down or sped up). Apart from the white outer haze for the flashbacks of  Yuriko and the final composition clip, the video is clips with cuts and fades only.

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DDR4: YOUNG FOREVER PREMIERE DATE:  September, 2003

VIDEO:  Ah! My Goddess & 

                Adventures of Mini Goddess   

MUSIC:  DDR4, Track 40

                Young Forever

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe After Effects 5.5

PROJECT:

Dance Dance Revolution (4th Mix)

Project 3 for AWA 9

When I picked my track for this year’s, DDR 4th mix project, I had already decided to use The Adventures of Mini Goddess. My idea was to have the Mini Goddesses lip-syncing all the vocals of the song and I worked and completed this prior to my trip to JACON.

When I came back, I wanted to originally just used clips from the Ah! My Goddess OVA series for the background, but decided that to make thing work and look better, I would incorporate the game elements into it.

Hence, I decided to segment the video into parts and use a DDR "pad" worth video and arrow effects in the instrumental places. I looked for a good image of the game pad and finally I downloaded a few very small images and used them as templates to completely made one from scratch in Photoshop. I then captured a ton of frames from both the OVA and Mini Goddess series to use inside the arrows and panels on the pad.

Suddenly, this project got more and more complex. The entire thing was done using After Effects and incorporates over 200 layers. In fact, it got so complicated that I almost lost track of all the layers I used.

So the end result was a track that was completely comprised of compositions with lots of effects and lip-syncing. Nothing like spending a good 200 hours on a DDR track!

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WE WANT YOU! PREMIERE DATE:  August, 2003

VIDEO:  Captain Tylor, Gunbuster,    

                 Project A-Ko, Nadia 

                and others 

MUSIC:  In the Navy

                by the Village People

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

                           Adobe After Effects 5.5

CONTESTS / AWARDS:

Otakon 2003

  - Runnerup for Best Comedy 

AWA Pro Contest 2003

  - Best Various

Kazecon 2003

  - Best in Show

  - Otaku Choice

About one and a half years ago, I got this ideas for a parody video advertising a futuristic Navy done to the Village People's song In the Navy. Since I was already working on  several music videos at the time, I decided to put the idea on the back burner. Over the remainder of that year, I got more and more concepts for the video until finally I decided to do it this year.

I really wanted to utilize everything in the song along with the clapping and the dialogue. At first I was only going to use Captain Tylor but then it hit me that why not feature different fleets using various animes. Originally I was going to include Macross the series, but since the animation is much older it just did not fit in and so I settled with the chosen four animes. 

I wanted to do something wild and funny for the clapping and came up with a crazy idea of using images against a Navy logo background. The idea here was kind of like in older recruitment commercials that would show people in the armed forces addressing the audience to join and hence the various anime stills. I also added the clapping and waving sequence and had to build then frame by frame to get the it to sync correctly. All this and the composition was done using a combination of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere and a crazy amount of hours! For the dialogue, I chose the tough looking marine form Captain Tylor since most of his dialogue in the series seems more like a series of "complaints" and hence it fit perfectly. Ironically, I had to this point never done proper lip syncing and was rather pleased with the results.

In the end, the video is more of a parody of recruitment adds rather than just a pour comedy and turned out rather well and was a lot of fun to work on.

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Disney DDR: Johnny B. Goode PREMIERE DATE:  May, 2003

VIDEO:  Tarzan The Movie (Disney)

                Black Heaven

MUSIC:  Disney DDR, Track 7:

                Johnny B. Goode

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

PROJECT:

Disney Dance Dance Revolution 

Project for JACON 2003

 

In the fall of 2002, I was invited to join the Disney DDR  project that would premiere at JACON 2003. Originally I had picked a different track to do, but as I worked on my concept, a idea came to me for the track of Johnny B. Goode. Since no one else picked it, I asked if I could switch my track and it was given to me.

My concept for this song was based on seeing only the theatrical trailer of Disney's Tarzan and the DVD covers of Black Heaven. I had this vision in my head of what I wanted to do but didn't have a clue if there was enough footage of what I wanted in both titles. I went out to my local video store and rented the Tarzan movie and the first three volumes of Black Heaven. As soon as I finished watching them, it seemed that there was enough footage after all. I started to edit and about half ways through it seemed like it was not going to work out. I decided to see if there was any other titles I could use and finally came back to what I had started with. I decided to keep working and then the idea hit me what finally became the finished video.

It was great fun doing this track and I got to work with an North American animated feature film as well.

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LOVE'S REFLECTIONS PREMIERE DATE:  May , 2003

VIDEO:  Ah! My Goddess OVA

MUSIC:  You Got It

                 By Roy Orbison

 

EQUIPMENT:  Dual PIII - 1 GHz 

                           Matrox RT2500 card

                           Adobe After Effects 5.5

                           Adobe Photoshop 6.0

                           Adobe Premiere 6.0

CONTESTS / AWARDS:

JACON 2003

  - Finalist

AnimeExpo 2003

  - Drama Finalist

AWA 9 Expo

AnimeNEXT 2003

I've been planning for quite a while to do a music video to Ah! My Goddess. Originally I planed to use a very upbeat song to the original concept I had in mind, but after listening to one of my most favorite songs from the 80s, “You Got It”, it hit me how perfect the song was to the video. This video focuses on the relationship of Belldandy and Keiichi and I feel it summarizes how Kenichi feels about Belldandy perfectly. I used the mirror from my original concept since Belldandy’s portal through which she travels is a mirror. All the scenes and clips seen in the mirror are revered since this is how reflections of us look like in the mirror when we look at ourselves. Also, I felt it symbolically represents the "reflections" of Belldandy and Keiichi's relationship.
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  Vlad G. Pohnert - October, 2003