Yahallo! Notice anything different about this site? That’s right, an entire new look. I had the same theme since the start, which was some 10 months ago. I thought it worked quite well, but feedback from a few people made me think it’s something I could look into changing. I had it in my mind for a while now and now that I did the change, I’m very happy with the new look. I hope you feel the same way about it!

If you’ve read the title you can probably guess what this post is about. I haven’t made a lot of blog posts in the last, well months now, and it’s all for a reason. What started as a break for the summer exam period, became an extended break to reflect and focus more on other things. Those other things are video editing ofcourse.

And I think it’s gonna remain the focus. In the next few weeks I’m again busy due to the exam chaos, I still haven’t passed the difficult electrical engineering, and I’m planning to also work once again in the next days. But once those things end, I’m going to be dedicating most of the time to video stuff once again.

This blog is here to stay. But there won’t be 10 posts monthly as it used to be. I’m sorry for that. But what I will post, I hope to make it as enjoyable as possible. A more “liberal” posting schedule has less of that “it has to be done” pressure anyway.

I’m talking like this when the only kind of posting routine I had was one post every 3 days. How does it feel then for those hard working bloggers who post daily? I admire those that do that!

Anyway the videos. I already mentioned that Sakura Quest AMV in a previous post but let me do it again. The first of the AMVs I posted in the last month was a Sakura Quest typographic AMV made on the opening song of that anime. Typography in videos is something I really enjoy, and in this case I used it to highlight the english words from the opening.

Next up was a Fire Force character video, dedicated to Maki Oze. The idea was simply to find a few fitting words to describe her, and then freeze a few frames, and make a fancy background that fits the word. I was very happy to see this be my first video to break the 1000 views barrier!

The latest video is a Fruits Basket lyric video. The song is Switzerland’s Eurovision 2011 entry called In love for a while. Out of the three videos, this one I’m most proud with. Making it made the wait for a new Fruits Basket episode much easier, cause, well, it made me go through the anime once again.

That would be all for this, kind of an update, kind of an invitation to take a look at my AMVs kind of post. See you next time, whether it’s on a video or a blog post!

I’ve recently started a YouTube channel where I plan to post AMVs.

AMVs are likely to be the main focus of the channel, but I won’t rule out making some other types of content, perhaps turning some of my blog posts into videos.

The amount of videos I will post all depends on my avaliable time.

Turns out being in university while running a blog at the same time, plus all other life activities takes a lot of time, so since I started the channel I’ve only uploaded one video so far.

But I do have ideas for more. And I did start some new stuff. Things have just been a bit slower and there has been less time than I have expected.

I think posting a video each week will be tough. But 2 per month is duable I think. Note that I always want to make each thing I post, be it on the blog or the YouTube, of the highest level of quality, and sacrificing the level of quality I aim for in favour of quantity just wouldn’t be right I feel.

What was the point of this post again? I guess I wanted to write about why am I even doing AMVs.

Love for video editing

I finished web design in high school, and I had a few subjects where I did media editing.

It made me realize I really enjoy video editing and expressing myself in that way.

I aimed to enter a university where I would study all about media editing. Maybe you remember I’ve been mentioning this a few times.

Unfortunately it didn’t exactly work out that way, and now I’m studying computer science, but at least a few multimedia related subjects are coming up next year.

So now as I have a blog, adding a YouTube channel is the perfect addition to it which allows me to continue improving my media editing skills while making content about the stuff I love.

Music videos

A part of video editing I specially enjoy is making music videos.

Back in 2016, I was a huge fan of an Italian singer called Francesca Michielin.

Such a huge fan in fact, that I even made a YouTube channel where I posted some videos of her that I found on other sites but that weren’t uploaded on YouTube yet.

Occasionally I also uploaded my own edited videos, and one of them was an unofficial music video that reached over 30 thousand views.

I’m still so proud of that video and all the positive feedback it has received.

Another video I uploaded was a lyric video. You know, the type of lyric video with moving text and cool effects and graphics. That project was actually my final project for school.

Which takes us to the next point…

Inspiration for AMVs

I wasn’t seriously thinking of making AMVs until I came to the AMV part of Reddit where I clicked on some of the best AMVs.

One of them was this textual AMV, called Boxxed, with the song from Marina and the Diamonds.

I was in awe. It wasn’t till watching that video that I realized the potential an AMV can have. It wasn’t till then that I realized I really want to do this too.

Basically this became my AMV inspiration.

It inspired me to keep improving myself to maybe one day reach the same level of quality.

Compare Boxxed to my lyric video from earlier and it’s clear that I’m nowhere near that kind of level. But you can’t ever improve without making any videos so I’m ready to give it my best.

Just because I’m not doing video editing at university doesn’t mean I can’t do it at home. It doesn’t mean I can’t make projects and improve my skills along the way.

Conclusion

That was, I guess, the “why” behind my YouTube channel. Please subscribe if you’re interested in seeing how it will all work out, and check out my first AMV from the channel!