avatar Another Hiatus? Explaining myself and a possitive outlook on the future of the podcast.

The short of it:

1. Personal Life got in the way the past few months. Leading to less free time to work on episodes.2. AMV.org livestreams for the VCAs took all my free time last month.
3. Encoding errors and general crud on my PC ruined my workflow, making episodes take days rather then hours to produce.
4. I plan to take the next few weeks off to re-install windows and upgrade my system as well as get to know Adobe CS6 and update and streamline my workflow.
5. More content is still coming to the website while the podcast hiatus is going on, such as Shutocon report, Blooper Reel, Older Audio Podcast Eps, more blog posts.
6. I thank every one of my followers for their paitience as I work through and resolve the issues I have with the podcast. Without ya’ll thered be no point in doing this!
7. Please comment on what you would like to see in the future for TWIAMVs. Any suggestion, any comment, good or bad, I wanna hear it!

avatar Retro Thursday – Aluminum Studios – Dreams of Red

One of the videos I think back on that really captivated me in my early days of AMV and anime fandom was Dreams of Red by Aluminum Studios. Aluminum was one of the early editors that I followed and help shape me as an editor myself as their videos were part of the list that I tried to emulate the style from for my own AMVs. Not to mention that this was a video dealing with Sailor Moon, my first anime love, and made for a great character profile for Sailor Mars. These two items were both very interesting to see as at the time and even today it is rare to see a video using this source that is of such high quality.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this video is that it used a song by Sting that I really enjoyed. The music drew me in and then the video overlays and simple effects blew me away. Sure, the effects in this video aren’t anything too complicated and are fairly commonplace today, but back in the early days of digital editing it was quite impressive. The story of the video is quite powerful, however if you haven’t seen Sailor Moon (really? go fix that now!) it does contain quite a few spoilers.

This is just another video that I feel every AMV fan and Sailor Moon fan should see. Despite it’s age it still holds up against today’s crop. Give it a look and let me know what you think.

Video: Dreams of Red
Category: Drama, Character Profile, Serious
Anime: Sailor Moon
Song: Desert Rose
Artist: Sting
Creator: aluminumstudios (Aluminum Studios)

avatar Review Monday – 04-01-2013

Today’s review video is:

Video: It’s Raining Bleach men!
Category: Comedy, Fun
Anime: Bleach, Bleach – Memories in the Rain (OAV)
Song: It`s Raining Men
Artist: Weather Girls
Creator: BakaViking

Video: AMV Wars 2010 – Why is Twilight So Popular
Category: Action, Comedy, Fun
Anime: Hellsing, Detective Conan (Case Closed)
Song: It’s Raining Men
Artist: The Weather Girls
Creator: SailorDeath (Sailor Death Productions)