Needless to say, I was excited when it was complete. I uploaded it to YouTube, painstakingly added captions to translate the Japanese lyrics, and grinned as I hit "Publish"...
Only to watch in horror as Sony instantly blocked the video worldwide.
Can you guess who is NOT among my favorite companies?
Disappointed, I moved on to other projects, fitting video clips to music from less territorial companies. For over a year, my Magia video sat neglected in my computer, inaccessible to anyone but me.
Then, it finally occurred to me: there are several altered versions of Magia sitting unmolested on YouTube, so why not make my own?
It was worth a shot.
A few minutes in Audacity, and a few more in Movie Maker, and voila - a slightly higher-pitched version of my video was ready to be uploaded.
Then came the real test: would Sony allow a video that included a pitch-adjusted version of their carefully guarded song?
I could have just published it caption-free, I guess, but I'd hate for my subscribers' first impression of the video to be a fruitless battle with the caption button.
I published the video, held my breath, and...
Magia is published, and as far as I can tell, it hasn't been blocked anywhere! :D
I can't wait to hear what you think of it. This is one of my favorite creations, and I'm happy to finally be able to share it with you.