Friday, March 07, 2008
Viewer Choice Awards for 2008 announced on AMV.org
This year's best anime music videos have been voted for and awards handed out across a range of categories (e.g., political parody, best romantic AMV, best horror). The hosting website requires registration, but, believe us, it's well worth the effort (the image quality of the music clips is much higher than on YouTube due to file format possibilities etc.).
Video of the Year is "Magic Pad" by Nostromo. "Magic Pad" is categorised as a dance/fun AMV. Nostromo spliced together segments from 41 different anime movies or television series to create an 5+ minute AMV set to the trance song, "Arise (Hammer & Funabashi Remix)" by Mike Shiver & Ashkan Fardost. "Magic Pad" was made using Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and PaintShop Pro 8, and Nostromo worked on and off over 6 months to create his AMV.