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Sky Journey AMV

January 03, 2016 By: Nopy Category: AMVs

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It took longer than I thought it would, but I’ve finally finished my 3rd AMV. As the title implies, I went for a journey through the sky, hence the train at the beginning. It starts off with the crack of dawn before moving through the day and into the evening before finishing up with the starry night sky.

You can download the AMV from http://www.animemusicvideos.org/video/200053 or watch it below:

Some of the obstacles I faced making this AMV were: relearning video editing software, finding clips that fit, and of course the ever-elusive “free time”. Halfway through making the AMV, I thought to myself that I should’ve picked a song with a faster tempo, but it was all or nothing at that point. I’m also still figuring out how to do special effects right now so there’s nothing really fancy going on in this AMV, just some cross-dissolve and my first attempt at masking.

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Nopybot Productions: Project Start!

November 08, 2015 By: Nopy Category: Announcements

Some of you may be wondering where I disappeared off to after saying that I would come back to blogging. Well, the truth is that I got sidetracked with another project: Nopybot Productions.

Very few people know this, but 11 years ago I tried my hand at making AMVs. At the time I had no special software and my computer hard drive barely had enough space for several anime series. The result was that I could only use whatever anime I was watching at the time and had to split and merge clips with Avisplit and hope it matched the music. You can see the fruits of my labour below. The first clip is the very first AMV I made back in 2004 and the second clip was made a while later.

At the time I thought this was way too much work for what it was worth. It was also before the days of Youtube so the only way I could share my work was through animemusicvideos.org and hoping people would randomly view and rank my videos. I decided back then not to touch AMVs again until it became much easier to make something good.

Fast-forward more than a decade and nowadays I have software that can make professional movies, and more anime and hard drive space than I know what to do with. I have been spending the past few month learning about all the software available and putting together my 3rd AMV. It’s hard to say when my 3rd AMV will be out, but when I’m done I’ll post it here and officially launch Nopybot Productions.

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