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Saturday, May 12th, 2007
8:35 pm
Dreamz a'Luv Awards...

Hey there!

Dreamz a'Luv Fanvideo Awards (presented by SimbiAni) wants YOUR vids! Yes you! So c'mon and enter! What could you win? Why, some pretty cool pics, of course! Accepting ALL fandoms (and ships...) but especially hoping for the following:

Lion King, Balto, Anastasia! etc (um, theyre my namesake!)
Smallville - (Clark/Chloe, Clark/Lex, Chloe/Lana)
Lost - (Jack/Kate/Sawyer OT3ness)
LazyTown (Let's show the regular vidders that other LT vidders DO exist! I am NOT the only one, yo! LOL)
XMen movieverse - (Rogue/Iceman/Pyro OT3ness)
Spiderman movieverse - (Peter/MJ/Harry OT3ness)

And of course, my current obsessions -

and Heroes. Anything about teh show Heroes. Becuz. It is just that fascinating. Hehe.

NOTE: Plz try to avoid both Stargate SG1 & Atlantis, cuz I am waaay behind (seasons!) and dont want to be spoiled, thx!

Thank you all!

- SimbiAni

Monday, December 4th, 2006
12:44 pm
like sorrowful seagulls sang

Anime: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Artist: Blind Guardian
Song: Nightfall


.:No sign of life did flicker:.

on to the lyrics!Collapse )

Current Mood: artistic
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
8:14 pm
LiLMERMAiD : "Brave New Girl" by Britney Spears
*embedded yt hidden*Collapse )

Fandom/Song/Artist: LiLMERMAiD "Brave New Girl" by Britney Spears

Vidded by: SimbiAni Link to Site: http://dear.to/luv (with links to FileFront & YouTube) Details: Footage from my DVD :: 3mins44seconds :: 19MB/27MB :: WMV/XViD :: Notes: Download directions AND lyrics at site ^-^ Will gladly upload any vid to any temp site of your choice if those listed don't work for you! Just comment :D

Summary: Ariel has only one dream; and she's gonna make it come true. (Ariel/Eric) Behind The Scenes: Oct2006: *nostalgic sigh* Me & Ariel have history from wayyy back, hehe. She was my first obsession, right before LionKing, so she'll always have a special place in my heart, LoL. And so when they finally released the Special Edition DVD, it was all about the yayness! I knew I wanted to vid it, altho I wasnt sure to exactly what songs, I did have some in mind. Well, I started working on one of them, but I got vidder's block, and then I remembered this song, and that I'd considered vidding it (to a diff movie) before, but never got around to it. After a second glance at the lyrics, I realized this was more perfect for Ariel than any other song! And thus, inspiration struck! Enjoy! PS. Grr @ the wmv being slightly blurry. So I'm including a link for the xvid version also, which is a bit heavier in filesize. You can get the xvid codec here.

Any/all comments will be ADORED! *hugs for feedback* Thank you!

Recc'ed by: NestTheEchidna: "*Applauds* Bravo! Oh, I remember watching this movie and being obsessed with the song 'Part of Your World.' Awesome job on the video, once again! You're right, this is the perfect song for her =D" PrinceXan: "Fabulous video here! Oh, please make another one of Ariel. I'm also obsessed with her."


Current Mood: accomplished, veryvery muchly!
Thursday, September 14th, 2006
7:48 pm
Here's another video! I really liked this one, and tried to do more than just make a good video, but also tell a story in relation to the song (more so than normally).

The song is "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" by the band Looking Glass, and the footage is from Final Fantasy X.

You can check out my amv.org link, or a slightly lower res version on video.google (but make sure you watch it in original size so it doesn't become overly pixelated). Once yousendit fixes itself (the "send" button is no longer a link so it doesn't do anything), I'll have a yousendit link available for anyone interested.

Critique is highly welcomed, and enjoy!

Yuna (You're a Fine Girl)


Friday, September 8th, 2006
12:11 am
Hi, I'm new to the community here, so this is kind of my "welcoming" video.

"Semi-Charmed Life"

Footage from Final Fantasy VIII
Song by Third Eye Blind--Semi-Charmed Life

You can either download it at the yousendit link, or view it at video.google. Watch it in "original size" if you do the google link, though.

Critique is welcome (it's kind of rough in places, so there may be a "final" draft later).

Video Google


It's also up at animemusicvideos.org, and if anyone is interested I'll put the link up for it as well.
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
10:00 am
Call for vids!
Maybe someone is still watching this comm ... so, tzikeh is looking for vid recommendations for this year's vividcon theme show: God, the Devil, and Bob.

"I'm running a vid show called "God, the Devil, and Bob" - and I'm looking for vids about gods, devils, angels, and demons. These do not have to be limited to the Judeo-Christian types - if you have made / know of a vid about Odin, Sekhmet, or Shiva, I'm all over it. And if you think you can *make* a vid about an angel, a demon, a god, or a devil before the deadline of July 5, let me know that, too (but be *certain* you can do it, and with no guarantee that it will make it into the show).

You can drop your suggestions here: http://www.vividcon.com/suggest.cgi (be sure to check out the other vid shows which need suggestions too!); or you can email them to me."

Both live-action and anime vids are welcome! So if you know of any anime vids that are about gods, devils, angels and/or demons, that are excellent and should be exposed to a new audience, please get those recommendations to tzikeh by the end of this week so she can contact the vidders in time to get them on the list! Thanks!
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
4:53 pm
Justice League vids
Hi just found this community. If anyone's interested I made some vids to one of my favorite animated cartoons.

The first is a John and Shayera video

Song: Here without you
Summary: John will never stop loving Shayera, he thinks of her always...even when he's with Vixen.
Clips: season 1-5.

the second is Just a Shayera video

Song: Hit me with your best shot (thanks to asdv for that song!!!)
Character: Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol)
Summary: Go ahead hit her with your best shot
Clips: season 1-4
format: WMV

both can be found here: http://nicole9514.livejournal.com/25486.html

enjoy feedback would be loved. :)

Current Mood: blah
Thursday, December 29th, 2005
6:35 pm
Happy Holidays, I have vids to share! :D

Hello all, I just found this comm! So I thought I should drop a note in, before I go back and read every previous post, hehe. I have quite a few vids for a few animated movies, that hopefully you guys will enjoy.


"At The Beginning"
"Journey to the Past"
"Can't Get My Love Together"
"Tell Him"
"You're Beginning to Get to Me"
"Home For Christmas"


"There's a Hero..."
"Reach For The Light"


"I Like The Way You Love Me"

With perhaps others in the future :D

More vid details and lyrics for each vid available at site : http://dear.to/luv

Any/all feedback will be muchly appreciated! *hugs*



Current Mood: shareful
Monday, September 26th, 2005
11:20 am
Wow, many familiar names here, too bad I always find these places post-mortem (then again, small and quiet is good). Very interesting community, though. I'm very impressed with some of the works I've seen by people here. "Urban Ragnarok" is fantastic (but 1.10 was a bit over-produced, 1.00 is my favourite :), "The Fall" is always an inspiration, and "I Wish I Was a Lesbian" is fun. Well then. http://www.reimeika.ca/marco/latest.html I make very simple vids, mostly inspired by the older creators (c-ko, you know who...) They're also quite primitive because I have to write most effects myself (which is fun, but I'm not that interested in FX to begin with). I like my amvs, but then again, I'm part of a small minority :)
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
10:25 am
One more time! (so-called mod note!)
Okay. After some conversations here and there, I have conceded that a dead LJ community can serve as an archive, in a sense, even if there's no present-day interest. And so I'll leave this as-is. Revival posts are very welcome at any time, of course! Just noting that it has been quiet so that you don't think I'm completely clueless as a maintainer. ;)

So. Please post if you make or find anything relevant, any time - otherwise, enjoy what we've posted in the past. Thank you.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
4:36 pm
Mod note
This community has been temporarily reactivated by the request of a member so that something that was here could be backed up. If you have anything like this that needs to be done, please do it now, and also let me know when you're done so that I can close up shop again. I'd like to not have to revisit this embarrassing failure a second time, so please get it done now. :)

If I don't hear from anyone on this, then I'll close up at the end of August. That should be more than enough time.

Thanks a lot.
Saturday, March 12th, 2005
8:57 pm
new vid
"urban suite"
Music: Ryoji Ikeda - selections from 0ºC
Video: Boogiepop Phantom

I will make an encode with a smaller frame size later, in case some people have trouble playing back 640x480 XviD files. When I do this, it will be downloadable from my host and linked here.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
12:51 pm
Music videos

I was using animemusicvideo.org to put my videos up on, but because of their rule about it having to be anime a few of my videos are about to be taken off of there, and when asked where to take the videos too they mentioned this forum. So I figured I'd share them for anyone interested in viewing them.

Here are the links for the videos, they're both Ninja Turtles from the 2003. My favorite is "Star Turtles":

First there's "Donatello's Underground Mission" this is the second real music video I made... there are some parts that look choppy because of the slow motion effect. I'm still learning.

The second one is Star Turtles. Out of all of my music videos this is my favorite. It's using the song Star Trekkin, with the TMNT. The idea was mainly because of the old Star Trek TMNT toys, though I changed them up in the video. So using the 2003 TMNT I was able to make this video.

Please feel free to leave feedback. Thanks.

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, November 10th, 2004
10:00 pm
kaleidostar - ~aerial~
Quoth the video description:

Kaleidostar / TËЯRA - STARS (2nd NAOKI's style)

A quick two-day project, intended to help me teach myself Premiere Pro. As such, it's my first Premiere Pro project, aside from some experience at ACen 2004's Iron Chef competition.

This is an optimistic little video, chronicling Sora's entry into and rise in the Kaleido Stage. Two episodes and the opening animation. Woo.

No lyric sync intended or attempted :)

Adobe Premiere Pro, AVISynth v2.55, VirtualDub v1.5.4.1.


[edit: Local download is an XviD DivX5-compatible AVI file at 640x480. I may put up other encodes if I can get a host.]
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
7:25 pm
Fun mixed-source video (not by me ^_^;)
But I got permission to recommend it, so!
The Anime Tango by Flying Frog Studios - an ode to masochism with such diverse elements as Futurama and Inu Yasha. It's fun.

Current Mood: amused
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
2:39 pm
Brief introduction and technical question...
Hi, I'm Arkady, and you can't possibly know me from my vids since I haven't made any yet. (And I haven't really been actively downloading many AMVs since, oh, '02 or so, except for my recent hunt for good Utena (series!) vids. And I'm picky. -.-) But I wanted to say hi, because this looks like a delightful community.

So hi!

If anybody knows of any reliable, free-or-cheap ways (i.e., not buying Final Cut Pro) to inverse telecine DVD rips on Mac OSX, I will be very very surprised and happy. Happy because I haven't gotten anything to work (yet; going to download the mpeg-2 component once I have my new processor installed and see if it'll help to work from uncompressed rips) and surprised because the vid fandom seems to be so PC-oriented that I doubt anyone knows. But it is currently my major bugaboo.

Other than that, I like Utena (and some number of other animes) and I like AMVs. They're a very interesting genre.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
6:40 am
Nature Trail to Hell
My video, "Nature Bears From Hell," featuring "Happy Tree Friends," debuted at Anime Weekend Atlanta and is now online! Want to download it? Click one of the links below. (Download bandwidth varies. Find the one you like best.) Right-click and choose "Save Target," as streaming these would not work very well.


If you enjoy it, please consider posting a review on www.animemusicvideos.org.

Contains mostly American animation and only a 2-second cameo of anime.
As for spoilers? Not per se. I mean, the cute animals dying is the whole point of Happy Tree Friends. So seeing them die isn't a revelation. It's par for the course.

Speaking of which: DISCLAIMER: Heavy on cartoony gore. Not for the weak of stomach. Think Care Bears meets A Nightmare on Elm Street; then proceed at your own risk.


Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
8:24 pm
Title: ....
This is kind of a silly question, but I'm wondering about titles. Of course, this is more of a factor in AMVs than in fandoms where "[song]" or "[song]/[fandom]" are allowed as titles.

Is a good title important, as a viewer? Does it have a major impact on whether you decide to watch something? As an editor, how do you come up with them? Do you ever get stuck? Do you usually title a piece before or after it's done?

Offhand, I'm thinking that if you can write the theme or the point of the vid in one line, and then boil that down to a word or phrase, you have a serviceable title. But that can be boring (can it?), or just not work.

Thoughts, tricks of the trade, anything like that?

(I'm having a terrible time titling my current project, but that's mostly because it's vague. The word "vague" is in the one-line summary. That isn't helpful. My usual cop-out is to pick a line of the song that isn't the title and use that, but I've done that way too many times. As a viewer, it only ruins things if a) it's misspelled or b) in a serious video, is really generic - plug the name of a character into a song title, like "Bring [Character] to Life," and I run screaming. Of course, there are exceptions, but as a viewer I won't seek those out unless someone convinces me that they are, indeed, quite good.)

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
12:46 am
WAFF Vid...
Finished a new vid last week and it's available for download. A first attempt at a non-humor vid. Mad props to LaliaTK for lettng me leech her mad fast connection so my dial-up using butt could actually get vids online.

Anyway, here's the link:


Title: Someday Yukino...
Anime: KareKano (His and Her Circumstances)
Song: Bob Seger - "You'll Accomp'ny Me"
Time: 4:14
Format: Mpeg1

C&C welcome or whatnot

Current Mood: tired
Saturday, August 28th, 2004
2:49 am
Several Music Vid ideas in my head
I have three original music video ideas running through my head that I can't yet find an outlet for. I know what I want the story to look like, and I know what I want the animation style to look like. I don't want to use stereotypical (or "traditional") anime, I want the animation to be more in the style of Studio 4(degrees)C in their animated short "A Boy's Story" From the Animatrix, the animation from Kill Bill Vol.1, and Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit" music video.

The Songs I'm thinking of are Joeseph Hahn's DJ solo tracks "Cure For The Itch" and "Session" on Linkin Park's CDs Hybrid Theory and Meteora, and the Third is "Oblivion" by 30 Seconds to Mars. Is there anyone who wants to hook up and try doing a collaboration on this? Or perhaps can steer me towards some decent animation software?

Thanks a lot.

Current Mood: creative
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