I started editing in January 2006, using Windows Movie Maker.
After a year of experimenting, I moved onto Adobe Premiere Pro and
I currently edit with Sony Vegas.
I use a variety of sources, anime, games, live-action, Disney, whatever inspires me at the moment. Editing for me is a form of stress relief, and it's how I process my emotions and life experiences. My serious videos always have a personal emotion or story behind them.
Parodies are what I do for fun. I enjoy making people smile and laugh and I put more effort into my comedy projects than I do in my drama / romance videos.
I go by the name Cirera for my international videos. My main username and Finnish account on YouTube and AMV.org is Sawnah.
Desucon 2010 Best Drama: Wordless Yesterday
Desucon 2012 Best in Show: I Desperately Need You
Tracon 2014 Best Drama: Everything; and you
Tracon 2014 Audience Choice: I.D.G.A.F. [MEP]
Tracon 2014 Best Action: I.D.G.A.F. [MEP]
Yukicon 2015 Audience Choice: Freestylahhhh
Yukicon 2015 Best Category X: Self-fulfilled Prophecy
Desucon 2016 3rd Place: Että Mitähän Vittua
Desucon 2016 Audience Choice: Että Mitähän Vittua
Kummacon 2016 Best in Show: Starry Heavens
Tracon 2016 Best Emotional: A Secret Untold
Aniventure 2016 2nd Place in Comedy: My Safe Space
Aniventure 2016 3rd Place in Drama: A Secret Untold
Desucon Frostbite 2017 Best Serious: Only Human
Desucon Frostbite 2017 Best Cheerful: #SELFIINA
I'm interested in games, movies and theater. I love watching anime and reading manga. I also love going to anime conventions around the world.
I'm currently studying to become a Bachelor of Social Services, and school takes up a lot of my free time. Whenever I need to escape from reality, I try to edit something.
My job takes up quite a bit of time too: I'm a director of a children's movie course, where I teach children to create movies of their own. It's really a rewarding job, but also extremely tiring.
AMV Contest organization
Tracon 2012: AMV organizer
Desucon Frostbite 2013: AMV organizer
Desucon 2013: AMV organizer
Tracon 2013: AMV organizer
Desucon Frostbite 2014: AMV organizer
Desucon 2014: AMV organizer
Animecon 2016: AMV judge
Yukicon 2017: AMV organizer
Yukicon 2014: Head organizer
Tracon 2017: Assistant stage manager