For your enjoyment here.
My seventh AMV, submitted to Connecticon 2019 and PopCult Anime Con 2019,
but it made the finals at neither. A bit disappointing it never got traction as
I had hoped to shine some light on an anime that seems sadly forgotten despite
it not being that old. For reference the last AMV I could find using this on
Youtube was from 5/2017. It is even worse on animemusicvideos.org (9/2013).
That said I did operate under the delusion that it was “Martin” Successor
Nadesico for quite some time so, perhaps I needed the refresher. Not my
greatest work, but I am pretty happy with the end product.
Director’s notes: 00:13: I am pretty fond of Yurika’s introduction. I think
it establishes her character fairly succinctly.
00:14-00:16: Some unavoidable talking here, but it is hard to see on a first
00:34: This clip is a little awkward. I wanted to show Akito as a mech pilot
and tie it back to him meeting Yurika (you will notice he has the same shirt
on), but Akito is doing a fair bit of talking here so I had to freeze his face,
but keep the background movement. It works, but he has an odd sort of facial
impression because of it.
00:47-00:52: I like the music and visuals here. Good lull in the music with
a sharp upswing that I think is well complimented by the clips I selected.
01:09: There is more talking in the background here, but I wanted this clip
and it is hard to notice.
01:16: I really like the timing of the horns and the lasers hitting the
02:17: A similar thing is at play here with the drum and the shoulder
02:41-03:04: This is probably the weakest part of the AMV. I needed to play
up the relationship of Akito and Megumi in regards to Yurika, but I had a hard
time doing that.
03:13: I love this clip of Yurika struggling in zero-g. This episode had a
lot of scenes like this.
03:22: This is an AMV primarily about Yurika, but I really wanted as much
Yuri as I could get too.
04:11 Not sure about the ending card here. This is the last scene from the
show. It might be a bit much, but I kept it.