What's up, people?! Aquiline Studios is coming to Otakon 2010
starting this Thursday in Baltimore, MD -- and we've both got new AMVs in the finals of the
AMV contest this year, both in the Comedy category! Scintilla's will be available for download right here,
starting Friday night after the first contest screening; Cyanna's should be up shortly after the con.
So watch this space for updates!
If you're going to Otakon, you'll be able to catch us at the Ten Funniest AMVs of All Time panel, at 10:30 on Saturday morning; and then, of course, we'll be at the Iron Editor at 8:30 Saturday night. We'd love to see you there!
Been a while since the last update; I thought I should let everybody know that we feel
fantastic and we're still alive.
Last October, Cyanna's 9-minute-long epic classical video "La Cane de Feu" took 1st place in the Romance category at AnimeUSA 2009! It was the first time AnimeUSA's contest had allowed videos that long, and the success of this one convinced the coordinator to similarly do away with the video time limit for the AMV contest at Otakon 2010.
The summer con season is once again drawing nigh; as usual, we'll both be attending AnimeNEXT (June 18-20, Somerset, NJ) and Otakon (July 30-August 1, Baltimore, MD), and we may or may not have new videos at these -- it depends on whether we can get them done in time...!
Only two more days until Anime Weekend Atlanta 15
in Atlanta, GA! And for the first time ever, we'll both be there!
This con will mark the premiere of a new video from Cyanna, "La Cane de Feu", which was entered into the AWA Professional AMV Contest (we won't know if it won anything until we get there!). It's very much a story video, and owing to the music (suite from The Firebird), it runs over nine minutes. Be aware, though, that it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the end of Princess Tutu.
Also, my sincere apologies for not getting this up sooner, but we finally have up Cyanna's other recent video that premiered back in June at AnimeNEXT. "The Live" (BECK/Journey) was the runner-up in its category there, and just last week it went on to win an Asuka Award at Nan Desu Kan 2009!
The website has now been clean for a week. The attackers' IP range has been
blocked, the FTP account used for the initial attacks has been deleted, and
there have been no unauthorized logins since these steps were taken. It all
just goes to show you the value of regular malware scans... and not using FTP
programs that store your passwords unencrypted (like FileZilla, apparently).
Also, we're back from Otakon, where Scintilla's video "Love Love *SNAP*" won first place in the Upbeat/Dance category, with 34.7% of the vote. Whoohoo!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: IF YOU VISITED THIS WEBSITE IN THE PAST WEEK, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SYSTEM
FOR MALWARE. It was brought to my attention that my site had been flagged as suspicious, and checking
the files revealed four pages that had had malicious code added on 7/10/09 without my knowledge.
The correct versions of all four of these have just been restored, but the
attacks have not completely stopped yet. I will update this page when I am
sure we are in the clear.
On a lighter note, there are only five days until Otakon. Are you ready?
6/12/09: New video from Scintilla: "Love Love *SNAP*", premiering this weekend at AnimeNEXT 2009, at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. It's an fun upbeat little introduction to the cracky goodness that is Magical Witch Punie-chan (Dai Mahou Touge), a series that sends up the magical girl genre. Available as an MP4 (x264/AAC) or an AVI (XviD/MP3).
Once again the summer convention season is upon us, and you know what that means:
Scintilla and Cyanna will both have new videos premiering in
the AnimeNEXT 2009 AMV contest,
June 12-14 at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. We also expect to enter these videos
into the contest at Otakon 2009,
July 17-19 in Baltimore, MD. We'll be attending both conventions; if you see anyone
wearing the yellow eagle on blue circle with black background, you can know it's one of us. :)
We'll have at least one of these new videos up here in three weeks, so watch this space for updates!
11/28/08: As of today, Aquiline Studios is a family operation. That is all.
8/8/08: New video from Cyanna: "Beauty and the Baka", which premiered at AnimeNEXT 2008 and is also a finalist in the contest this weekend at Otakon 2008. This is Cyanna's first trailer parody, about a lonely bad-mannered beast with a mysterious curse on him and the shoujo heroine who could set him free. ^_^ Available as an MP4 (x264/AAC) or an AVI (XviD/MP3).
6/21/08: New video from Scintilla: "A Raven's Pride", premiering this weekend at AnimeNEXT 2008, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. Character profile of Rue/Kraehe from Princess Tutu. Beware, there are some spoilers. Available as an MP4 (x264/AAC) or an AVI (XviD/MP3).
It's that time of year again: Scintilla and Cyanna will both have new videos premiering in
the AnimeNEXT 2008 AMV contest,
June 20-22 at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. Said new videos have
also been entered into the contest at Otakon 2008,
August 8-10 in Baltimore, MD. We'll be attending both conventions; if you see anyone
wearing the yellow eagle on blue circle with black background, you can know it's one of us. :)
We'll have at least one of these new videos up here in two weeks, so watch this space for updates!
Also, thanks to a helpful fan who pointed out that the download link for "Us Against the World" was out of date. This has been fixed.
5/17/08: Oops, just got around to noticing that Koepi's old XviD site is down -- all the text is still there, but no links to the actual files you need to download. Happily, I managed to locate his new site, and it also has the XviD binaries on it. This required updating at least three videos' pages.
3/20/08: Fixed a number of broken links in the AVISynth postprocessing filters guide. I will have to add some more when I eventually get around to finishing it.
10/11/07: Not much new to report, just a long-overdue update to the Links page. Fixed a number of broken links; however, some had to be removed outright, such as the ones for Sakkaku Studios and GreenJinjo Studios, because their sites appear to have disappeared without having moved anywhere new.
7/20/07: New video from Cyanna: "Keitaro and Naru's Christmas in July", which premiered two weeks ago at AnimeNEXT 2007 and will be showing this weekend in the finals at Otakon 2007. No spoilers that I know of. Available to download as an MP4 (from A-M-V.org) or an AVI (hosted here). Tells the story of a romance across the seasons. Awwww. :)
7/6/07: New video from Scintilla: "Restless", premiering today at AnimeNEXT 2007, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. Shounen-ai. No spoilers that I know of. Download available in THREE different flavors, so something for everyone. ^_^
6/10/07: We're not dead yet! Both of us will have new videos premiering in the AMV contest at AnimeNEXT 2007, July 6-8, at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. Scintilla will also be appearing on the AMV panel at the con. Cyanna's new video is also entered in the contest for Otakon 2007, July 20-22, in Baltimore, MD. So watch this space for updates!
12/15/06: New addition to the videos page: there is now a list of all the videos we've made (plus "The Prescott Affair") in alphabetical order, for the sake of those who come to this website looking for a particular video but don't know which one of us made it. Hope this helps. ^_^
11/11/06: Scintilla's Guide to Using DVD Footage in Windows Movie Maker 2 and Scintilla's Guide to Encoding AMVs to MPEG for Convention Submission are now mirrored at AnimeMusicVideos.org! (Thanks to Doki Doki for getting them up.) The Links page has been updated accordingly, along with some other updates to it that were a little overdue.
The "We've moved!" redirect pages are up back at my TCNJ space. Please update your links
and bookmarks if you haven't already.
Also, I uploaded a copy of the AVI version of "The Prescott Affair", since the AcStudios website has been down since forever and I didn't have a copy of the MPEG-1, and fixed up the links on the page appropriately.
8/29/06: Almost all the site's pages have been updated with META tag keywords, for better search engine visibility (we hope). Also, a copy of "These Angel Hearts" is now hosted right here on our site; the broken SHU link has been removed, and the information has been updated to reflect the fact that the copy on A-M-V.org is no longer the out of date copy.
The entire Aquiline Studios website has been moved to my BlueHost space.
Thus, http://www.aquilinestudios.org will no longer redirect to my TCNJ space, because it doesn't need to anymore.
I will soon be replacing all the pages left on my TCNJ space with "We've moved! Please update your bookmarks. Redirecting in 5..." messages (too bad there's no way to automate the process).
After that, the only way to get to the site will be via the domain name http://www.aquilinestudios.org
If anyone still has links starting with http://www.tcnj.edu/~tomwol2 , please update them accordingly. Thank you.
Also, while you're here, check out Mancer's Three Second Anime Summaries; I did NOT write them, but I'm preserving them on this website because I can no longer find them anywhere else (I think I had to retrieve the page from archive.org), and I think they're funny enough that they deserve a permanent spot somewhere.