Reflections of the Lilin

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"Reflections of the Lilin" is the fourth AMV created by Malcolm Wilson in his spare time to improve his editing technique, released on April 5, 2014. It uses clips from his first and favourite anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996), as well as the film End of Evangelion (1997), as he previously did in with "Mitgefühl", to the song "Reflections of My Life" by the Scottish pop rock group Marmalade. The AMV is now considered the first of a two part artistic tribute to Evangelion, the next being "Misery is so Addictive" released later that year. In contrast to the second part, "Reflections of the Lilin" features slow, pensive cuts and a contemplative atmosphere. The project served as emotional release for Malcolm, having recently lost a newborn calf to white muscle disease and witnessing the rapid decline of his thirteen year old pet she-cat Penny. It is also his first to use semi-transparent overlaying of two separate source clips. The title was conceived after much brainstorming, to reflect the overarching loneliness of humanity, called the Lilin in the show.

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  • Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Music: "Reflections of My Life" by The Marmalade, from the album Reflections of the Marmalade: The Anthology.
  • Editor: Malcolm Wilson.
  • Made in Kdenlive Version 0.9.6 running on Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) 64-bit (Linux Kernel Version: 3.13.8-200.fc20.x86_64).

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