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AHS Staff 4th December 2011 10:48 PM

The 2011 AHS Ayumi Hamasaki Film Festival Voting

Please read through all the following instructions carefully before voting:

Respect the participants by watching every entry in its entirety before voting.

  1. The poll will close 14 days from the date of this post, so that there is plenty of time for everyone to download and watch to all of the entries before voting.
  2. Please do not rush your vote. Watch ALL the entries first.

  1. The winner of the poll will receive their choice of any Ayumi Hamasaki CD in stock at yesasia.

Disclaimers and Rules
  1. The voting should be based on the merits of the video only, and not on the person who made it. If you entered this contest DO NOT do anything to identify your work during the voting . This means that if someone has a question about your entry you will have to wait until after the contest is over to answer it.
  2. Do not cheat. The staff will disqualify any vote that looks suspicious for any reason. If we believe a contest entrant is cheating, his/her entry will be removed, and he/she will not participate in the contest anymore.
  3. AHS's decision shall be final and appeals shall not be entertained.

Download the entries:


Entry 01: The Ayu Project
Stream: Entry 01
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Entry 03: criminal
Stream: Entry 03
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Entry 04: INSOMNIA
The title of the video is INSOMNIA. It's a psychological thriller teaser trailer (boy, that's a mouthful)

This is a story about a woman who, ever since her accident, has been witnessing things in her sleep. Eventually, her friends start disappearing one by one. Disturbing photographs of them appeared everywhere she goes, even when she closes her eyes, haunting her.

Were the visions and her friends' disappearance related? She has no idea what is going on but she can sense their presence, telling her that she's next.

Making the video:
I used Sony Vegas Pro to edit the video and Audacity to edit and mix the songs.

Footages used:
- video: ourselves, is this Love?, Days, BALLAD
- audio: GUILTY, insomnia
Stream: Entry 04
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Entry 05: De diē Iudicii
Name: De diē Iudicii [latin for "The Judgement Day"]
Song used: The Judgement Day
Other Ayu material: The video features lyrics of "Mirror" in the beginning.
Type of video: Anime Music Video
Anime used: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Program used: PowerDirector 9.0
Editing time: ~16 hours
Brief summary/making off/etc.:

As the song I used is interlude, I hadn't any lyrics to worry about. Instead, I paid extra careful attention to the whole feeling of the song, and all the different layers of it. To give a sense of rhythm, I did my best to listen to the "rumble sounds" in the beginning and the drum beat in the background.

The video itself is quite abstract, and since Judgement Day is a song that actually kinda "lingers" a long time, until briefly "explodes" into its entirety, you can't build up a whole story in it. However, I used the lyrics of "Mirror" and couple of sentences in the end to balance this, so please read all the texts carefully~ [You might want to pause when you read, I had to edit them to appear quickly] So in the end, it does contain a little story.
Judgement Day builds up speed quickly when in its entirety, and sadly in this part [especially during 0:59~1:10] I had to use some clips that might feel kinda out of context. [However, I wanted to include all the main characters of the anime so] The speed during this part is no more than about fifth of one single second, so I guess you understand why : D

Of course for those who have watched the anime itself will get better what's going on, but when you pay attention to the video, I hope you are able to make out some kind of conclusion :3

The video uses a special font, a same one that its used in the anime to desprict parts of Goethe's "Faust" book among other things.

It was really enjoyful to make this! ^_^

I hope you'll enjoy my video, I made it almost 20hours!
Stream: Entry 05
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Entry 06: ayu meets B'z: Hadashi no Megami
Stream: Entry 06
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Entry 07: Replace
I have always loved loved loved the song Replace and I wanted to make a video that represents Ayu's words. It's a happy video concentrating on the AyuxFans relationship. I hope this movie will arouse some smiles. :)
It was made with AVS Video Editor that didn't quite cooperate with me but after some troubleshooting this final result came up.
Stream: Entry 07
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Entry 08: Closer to the edge
it's tribute to 30 Seconds To Mars music video
Stream: Entry 08
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pommy48 5th December 2011 01:24 AM

God I looooved!!!! INSOMNIA :luv2

Yumsushi 5th December 2011 03:35 AM

I find her dancers annoying, so I really enjoyed Insomnia lol. Replace was really good too.

YuriChan 5th December 2011 08:08 AM

I truly love Replace! <3

LONJJONG 5th December 2011 11:39 AM

Why is there no Entry 02?
I didn't have time to participate (again) So good luck for all of you! :D
Btw, why don't put it in Youtube? It's quite easier to watch :P

Eewyi 5th December 2011 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by LONJJONG (Post 2787424)
Why is there no Entry 02?
I didn't have time to participate (again) So good luck for all of you! :D
Btw, why don't put it in Youtube? It's quite easier to watch :P

It's because the video was previously released.

Jennie Mae 5th December 2011 12:40 PM

I really loved all of them, but Replace had me in tears of happiness :)

aqua_crystal 5th December 2011 01:10 PM

None of the streams are working for me. I dont know if anyone else is experiencing this problem, but could the staff look into it please...

LONJJONG 5th December 2011 01:36 PM

@Eewyi : I see.

I love Replace & Insomnia...
Replace brings me a warm feeling,
Insomnia makes me wanna watch the full movie..
Which should I vote @_@

xLuna&1LOVE 5th December 2011 02:05 PM

Between entry 04 and 07, I voted for 04

Eewyi 5th December 2011 02:14 PM

I can already see the winner here : D

isthisLOL? 5th December 2011 03:16 PM

I already posted on the last thread, but the winner for me now is Insomnia :)

AyumiBest 6th December 2011 04:10 AM

OMG! Insomnia!!

Zeke. 6th December 2011 06:46 AM

Entry 7. No offense, but Insomnia is very confusing without reading the description, and movie trailers always tell you enough so that you know what it's about. Without the description, you'd have no clue. Nice editing though.

xLitax 6th December 2011 08:25 AM

Entry 7 hands down.

Eewyi 6th December 2011 09:04 AM

Some things I would like to say to entry 04: nice editing skills and nice idea. However, I was a bit disappointed that the trailer was so short. Maybe, if you have some spare time, you could do a "full" version of it? :3 At least I would like to see it~ The biggest problem with the video is that if you don't read the description it doesn't make any sense. So if you can do a longer one, maybe you could tell about the story more in the video itself? At this state, it seems more similar to these kind of "pre-trailers" that just kinda accounce that "oh yeah, a film named this is coming"
But still, I like your video really much ^_^

Heavenly 6th December 2011 09:10 PM

Entry 4 for me :)

dreamland2.0 6th December 2011 10:24 PM

08 was really well done! Good job!!
04 was good too!

yabieru 7th December 2011 01:43 AM

Entry 07. So touching and well editing. Love it! *-*

spanishfan 7th December 2011 02:09 AM

I wrote some things about all videos:
1- At first I thought "oh no! another boring video mixing her pv's, the end is sooooo cool. But in fact is a bit boring the rest of the video. I'd like to everyone see this whole video!

3- Criminal was the song I want to use to made a video (I'll do it anyway xD) but I was trolled when the other criminal started to sound haha, I think it fits well the song.

4- INSOMNIA was like OMG I want to see that film NOW! I like the edit too ^^ I only want to see a bit longer "trailer" too.

5- The letters were so fast, but I like the video, the music was well with the images.

6- I don't like too much the PV's that were used on this video, I don't like male voices either, but it wasn't bad made. Actually the videos were really well mixed with the music.

7- Ahw so cute, I love Replace <3 and how it was put that live part **

8- The "no no no" in Sparkle performance was so LOL haha I love it. Lookin this video made me want even more going to see her live T_T

I still don't know who to vote D: I'm between 4 and 7 besides I enjoy seeing all the videos :)

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