Video: Gurren Lagann
Audio: Kevin Rudolf, Lil Wayne – Let it Rock
Premiere Date: 2010
Status: Downloadable, Streamable
Genre(s): Character Profile, Action, Sentimental
Cons/Awards: n/a
Outside Links: .org
Categories: Music videos, Featured videos

Original (webpage) description:
Was making this my masterpiece, uploading betas of progress. About 3/4ths of the way in, I was deployed (I’m US Navy). My HDD died during the move to a ship. I lost everything. The final release was the latest beta I had. It’s crappy quality because it was only meant as a beta…
This is mostly an action video, but essentially just summarizes the entire series.


Interested in the creative process? I uploaded many betas while making this. All links are WMVs.
I believe the descriptions (and reason why I uploaded so many betas) were from journal entries.
1: First cut; getting idea(s) together.
2: Small scene changes and tightened up timing
3: Introduced AE notes (for future reference); small scene changes (notably “Let it rock” chorus was entirely changed); progressed further into the song
4: Actually did some of the AE work; tightened up timing in the latter half
5: Tightened up pre-existing AE work; added some more
6: Changed the stupid glow thing at 0:12 for THE LAST TIME; subtitle removal; finally fixed aspect ratio problem
7: The most intense masks so far are at the end of this one. Fixed up terrible stroke with mask at 0:58ish, added all the new AE work.
By the way, I have no idea what I originally intended for the song opening so I’m just going to leave that there for now and not mask anything…
Maybe I’ll roto some video credits in there or something.
10.png & niacap.png: These are screencaps of a lagarith encode.

I managed to finish most of Lil wayne’s solo today – what I thought would have to be done entirely in After effects, I mostly did through motion effects in Premiere. I did make an EARLY “girls test” wmv… I guess if you want to know KIND OF what I already did you can view that but ehhh.

8: I tweaked a lot of everything, several times. I should probably have another beta up today… I am in the process of finishing up the small timing things (small electronic noise, drum beats, etc.).
Beta 9 is what ended up being the final version. After beta 9 was created, my harddrive crashed.