Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cowboy City

When I first started editing videos, I was using Windows Movie Maker. This was a sad time indeed. You will never see these videos (I made 15 of them) because I am ashamed of them. However, it did not turn me off from editing. In fact, it made me more hungry for editing, wanting a better program. When I finally got my hands on Adobe Premier, I was a very happy boy.
The first thing I ever made with Adobe was a remake of one of my videos "Living in the Fridge" (this video will be up later). I wanted to get used to the controls and see how everything worked. I enjoyed Premier very much and found it to be a great program, but I didn't have a good idea of what I wanted to edit.
Then I saw the "Sin City" trailer for the first time.
I thought this trailer was amazing, I want to see the movie that second and couldn't stop watching the trailer. Maybe it was the actors involved, maybe it was the music (probably), but whatever it was, it worked. And then I had this idea.
I tried explaining to my uncle, that the crew of Cowboy Bebop was made for this trailer, but he couldn't really see it. But, it's all I could see. This was back when I spent all my time watching videos from Anime Music Videos and I loved watching the trailer videos. I was a little worried about how it would look, but I did it anyways.
I think this video came out great, wish it had more views, and had a blast watching it for the first time. However, there are somethings I wish I had fixed.
I wish I had used the color replacement tool, but back then I was happy just to be able to use black and white. I also wish I had made the end bumper better, but these are the things I used to deal with. Story-wise, I wish I had chosen some better scenes for Jet, just because I don't think he's as well represented. I am extremely happy with my character choices overall, though. I think they all fit perfect, and I've toyed with the idea of making a sequel with the longer trailer, just to see these guys do their thing again. But, it most likely will never happen.
I was very happy with this video. I used a program I was unfamiliar with, made a type of video I had never made before, felt good about my first dialog/lipsyncing process, enjoyed doing the music montage to no end, and felt like I had a first rate video to show for one.
Now, go watch Cowboy Bebop.