Sunday, August 26, 2007

New AMV By Yours Truly

Welp, made a new AMV. This one is a bit different from the others I've done. The anime used in this one is Last Exile, which is probably my favorite anime ever (yes, even more than Eva, FLCL, Macross, and R.O.D.). The setting of the series is truly unique, a world where technology seems rooted in a steam-powered 1920's, complete with airships, muskets, and wingless airplanes called vanships. It's a great entry into the steampunk genre, which is one of my favs, due to the "alternate history" aspect. Anyway, from the Wiki:

The story revolves around Claus Valca and Lavie Head, a young courier pilot and his navigator, and their adventures in the floating world of Prester. In this romantic sky world based on stylized Victorian fashion and society, two countries, Anatole and Dysis (sometimes phonetically rendered as Anatoray and Disith), are engaged in a long and bloody war under the supervision of the mysterious Guild. Claus and Lavie, piloting their vanship (a small wingless aircraft) find themselves involved in a plot surrounding a mysterious little girl named Alvis Hamilton, whom they must deliver as "cargo" to the much-feared neutral battleship "Silvana".

The characters were designed be the brilliant Range Murata, and are my favorite designs so far in any anime. I've got a special love for Lavie, as she's got roughly the same haircut that MissSpeech did when we first met. Anyhoo, the video I've made focuses on 5 of the main characters (Claus, Lavie, Alvis, Alex, and Sophia), and how their destinies are intertwined. The song is "From Yesterday" by 30 Seconds to Mars. They're a bit more "emo" than I normally like, but it's a pretty awesome song, and fits nicely, I think. Anyway, let me know what you think!


Joey said...

Cool AMV, Joey like. What editing program are you using??

Greatmoose said...

Thanks, Joe! Currently I'm using Windows Movie Maker, but I think it's time to move on to something better. The little flubs and skips are due to some oddities that movie maker has, and I just can't seem to work around them.