Forsaken

*** Semi-finalist for VCAs 2006 – Category “Best First Video” ***

The video is a ‘reassumed/summary’ of the Evangelion’s The End film, so
all the images in the AMV are exposed in the (almost) same sequence from the film.

I started this project in november 2005, so in two month (approximately 100 hours) i study After Effects 6.5 and create this video.
It was my first experience with AMV and After Effects, but i’m a code developer and i already know concepts like ‘keyframes’,’layers’ etc, so i understand quickly how this software works.

In the first pre-release, the video had many effects on it, but before the official release i removed many of the effects to create a more ‘clean’ videos, but i don’t remove the subtitles. This was a wrong choice….

In march 2006, i re-render the video without subtitles and better quality (with some encoding tips from my friend rei.andrea), available as ‘direct link’.

Here you can download the jpeg of the mosaic used in the intro, it’s a mosaic of Rei and Eva01, made with all frames of the films ‘The End Of Evangelion’ with AndreaMosaic free software.

Anime

Evangelion – The End Of Evangelion (Renewal)

Music

Artist : Within Temptation
Intro : Deceiver of Fools (Album: Mother Earth)
AMV : Forsaken (Album: The Silent Force)
End Titles : Memories (Album: The Silent Force)

English Lyrics

Now the day has come
We are forsaken this time

We lived our lives in our paradise,
As gods we shaped the world around
No borderlines we'd stay behind,
Though balance is something fragile

While we thought we were gaining,
We would turn back the tide, it still slips away
Our time has run out, our future has died,
There's no more escape

Now the day has come,
We are forsaken,
There's no time anymore
Life will pass us by,
We are forsaken,
We're the last of our kind

The sacrifice was much too high,
Our greed just made us all go blind
We tried to hide what we fared inside
Today is the end of tomorrow

As the sea started rising,
The land that we'd conquered just washed away
Although we all have tried to turn back the tide,
It was all in vain

Now the day has come,
We are forsaken,
There's no time anymore
Life will pass us by,
We are forsaken,
Only ruins stay behind

Now the day has come
We are forsaken this time

Now the day has come,
We are forsaken,
There's no time anymore

Now the day has come
The day has come
The day has come

Italian Lyrics

E' arrivato il giorno
in cui saremo dimenticati

Abbiamo vissuto le nostre vite nel nostro paradiso
Come Dei modellammo il nostro mondo
Nessun confine da rispettare
Benchè l'equilibrio fosse fragile

Volevamo risalire la corrente
Ma mentre pensavamo di guadagnarci essa lentamente scivola via
Il nostro tempo è finito, il nostro futuro è morto
Non c'è via di salvezza

E' arrivato il giorno
In cui saremo dimenticati
Non c'è più tempo ormai
La vita è trascorsa
Ci hanno dimenticato
Siamo gli ultimi del nostro genere

Il sacrificio è stato troppo alto
Fummo accecati dalla nostra avarizia
Abbiamo cercato di nascondere ciò che temevamo
Oggi è la fine del domani

Il mare si è innalzato
La terra che avevamo conquistato è stata spazzata via
Anche se tutti abbiamo provato a girare indietro la marea
Tutto è stato vano

E' arrivato il giorno
in cui saremo dimenticati
Non c'è più tempo ormai
La vita è trascorsa
Ci hanno dimenticato
Solo rovine alle nostre spalle

E' arrivato il giorno
Siamo stati abbandonati questa volta

E' arrivato il giorno
in cui saremo dimenticati
Non c'è più tempo ormai

Ora il giorno è arrivato
Il giorno è arrivato
Il giorno è arrivato

Software

Adobe After Effects 6.5 & TrapCode”s Plugins
AndreaMosaic
VirtualDubMod
Media Player Classic
Adobe Illustrator
UltraEdit-32

Links

JPEG intro mosaic (25.7 MB, 7617×5240 pixels)
Download Direct (190 MB, 704×384, Best quality available)
One of YouTube copy

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