Artist: Toni Basil
Pairings: Nakatsu/Mizuki, Sano/Nakatsu
Link: [20.3megs, 624x352 DivX
] or [58.9megs, 704x396 XviD
] or [YouTube
Summary: Sometimes, the boy doesn't get the girl dressed as a boy; sometimes, he gets the boy
dressed as a girl
Notes: The version shown at VividCon's Premieres vidshow is somewhat different from the online file
. I was *exhausted* and rushing to meet the submission deadline to test audio format. This file has several changes from the one shown at VVC, for better or worse. Since I was tired but also had familiarity with the clips, my awareness of each clip's length was odd as I tried to estimate appropriate time to both read the subtitles and see the scenes. Thanks to the SARS team for the translation, which this vid includes their encoded hardsubs for certain scenes. I do welcome vid critique over the internet. I *definitely* would welcome a beta for any additional revisions.
Also, part of why I ran out of time to meet VVC's deadline was from watching Toni Basil's Mickey video
, and I got curious about the outline effect seen in the video's intro and end. Hana Kimi's choice of colors and lighting felt 'retro' to me, and I wanted to tap into that 80s vibe. Over the years, I rarely use Adobe After Effects for video editing, but I did experiment and found a similar outline effect... which I ended up not using this effect at all. I may or may not use the effect for another project, but for those that may want to tinker with the effect, I've got the instructions in my journal
. I was using After Effects 7, but the CS versions should also be able to do the same thing. It's possible AE, under the new CS5, may be able to do this better, I don't know.
It's probably best to experiment around and adjust Levels/contrast in each clip to smooth out texture. Some clips manage to look acceptable without vid prep, while others look like the characters have some sort of flesh-eating virus. Less action in video is preferred. This effect can be combined with others such as mattes, etc.