Golden age of AMVs?

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Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Bonehimer » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:13 am

Well there is the golden age of comic books, Hollywood, cartoons etc. What would we consider the golden age of AMVs?
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Zarxrax » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:26 am

Early 2000's, in my opinion.

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Nya-chan Production » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:47 am

>>> Comic books
Around ever since... pretty much ever (Lasceaux?)

>>> Hollywood
Famous by 1920

>>> Cartoons
Succesfull and wide around 1920

Comparing them to AMVs, culture alive "only" some 20 - 25 years?
Nah, don't feel like that.
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby JudgeHolden » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:41 am

The golden age ended when I made my first AMV ... True story.
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby l33tmeatwad » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:49 pm

Most older editors get nostalgic about early 2000s, but I think around 2004-2006 AMVs really gained more in popularity and would really justify calling it more of a golden age (when you look at the meaning of golden age itself). By that time period anime was more exposed and there was more of a variety available so people were looking for more than just DBZ/Cowboy Bebop video of the week. You see things like AMV Hell that came out and created essentially a brand new genre of videos during this time period as well. There is also the start of youtube around this time which helped to bring more widespread popularity. While a lot of people may not agree with the existence of youtube, it's not something can be ignored as to its influence on the growth of online videos (including AMVs).

That's said, it's hard to judge something that's still rather "young" in popularity since we are still "actively involved" in it's history. I haven't really noticed a decrease in popularity and if you look at the top videos of all time on this site, most of them are 2004-2010, so it's very possible we still could be IN the golden age of AMVs currently.
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby AceD » Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:29 pm

Zarxrax wrote:Early 2000's, in my opinion.
Low quality footage, bad codecs and compression (lolrealplayer), 56k modems, lack of variety in footage used...this is your "golden era?". I watched the Kevin Caldwell and GGG days but the current era of videos is far superior...especially when i think of the current range of Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese videos.

In short, 2004-ongoing.

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Sephiroth » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:39 pm

There was no such thing. I hate a good number of things about the past of this hobby. Con drama was as bad as it always was. Stupid rivalries , fighting over the stupidest things. People look back on the good things i was a part of some of them, there were also bad things LIKE 2 VCRs. Try to make a 2VCR vid. Just try it. Then tell us about how much you miss the good old days.

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Zarxrax » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:45 pm

AceD wrote:
Zarxrax wrote:Early 2000's, in my opinion.
Low quality footage, bad codecs and compression (lolrealplayer), 56k modems, lack of variety in footage used...this is your "golden era?". I watched the Kevin Caldwell and GGG days but the current era of videos is far superior...especially when i think of the current range of Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese videos.

In short, 2004-ongoing.


So many artfags out there today making crap thats "good", but boring as hell. Those were the days when videos were just awesome, and thats all that mattered. And I think most of your comments there are like 5 years out of sync...

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby l33tmeatwad » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:24 pm

Zarxrax wrote:So many artfags out there today making crap thats "good", but boring as hell. Those were the days when videos were just awesome, and thats all that mattered.

While that might be true about that being all that mattered at the time, you are definitely allowing nostalgia to cloud your judgment here. A golden era isn't always a "beginning" of something, but a "growing and flourishing" of something and more of a "prime" period of said form of entertainment. While around 2000 the digital age of AMVs may have begun, it's mostly the transition for the old era of AMVs to the new era. Just gonna be a little honest and say a lot of the stuff that was considered good then (and still considered good by some older editors), if it were released today it would be torn apart due to their weakness in presentation (ironically, it would probably be by the same people that would praise it if it were "vintage"). I will agree that there is plenty of "artistic crap" out there that looks nice, but is basically just a polished turd. That said, there are STILL good videos being made today that AREN'T just flashy art videos. Perhaps in 2050 we'll say that 2000-2015 or something was the golden era, but I don't think it will ever be just those early 2000 years that will be considered the golden age. I'll be honest and credit youtube for the boost in popularity of fan made MV for ANY type of entertainment, due to the ease of distribution and the interest people have since the founding of youtube to look up "random videos" that relate to their interests. While it may lead to a decline in it later due to legal issues or something, it still doesn't change the fact that it did create a huge boom in this type of hobby.
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby TritioAFB » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:33 pm

Booms were YouTube, the first conventions involving Cons and the first time Adobe was used for making vids
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby mexicanjunior » Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:33 am

2002-2006

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:30 am

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Koopiskeva » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:19 am

Either 1937 or 2148
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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Pwolf » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:45 am

In the year 2525...

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Re: Golden age of AMVs?

Postby Ileia » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:48 am

Pwolf wrote:In the year 2525...


Prodigi wrote:In the year 2525
If Koop is still alive.
If Decoy can survive, they may find.

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies.
Everything you rate, op and play, is in the pill you took today.

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your cds, won't need your 'drives.
You won't find a thing to view.
Nobody's gonna look at You(tube).

In the year 5555
Your dots hanging limp at your sides.
Your hexagons got nothing to do.
Some program creating them for you.

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no AE, won't need no Pro.
You'll pick your song, pick your anime too.
Press the button and it plays for you. Whoa-oh

In the year 7510
If Godix is comin, he oughta make it by then.
Maybe he'll look around himself and say.
"What the fuck, you must be gay".

In the year 8510
Godix shakes his mighty head.
He'll either say: "Are you a wonder twin?"
Or it ends up in recycle bin. Whoa-oh

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin if Brad is gonna be alive.
He's taken a Canadian from her home.
And he ain't edited since. Whoa-oh

ZS paints ten thousand cells
Zarx has made a billion hells.
For what we never knew,
Now AMV's reign is through.

But through eternal nights.
The twinkle of monitor lights.
So very far away.
Maybe it's only yesterday.

In the year 2525
If Koop is still alive.
If Decoy can survive, they may find.

In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies.
Everything you rate, op and play, is in the pill you took today.

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your cds, won't need your 'drives.
You won't find a thing to view.
Nobody's gonna look at You(tube).


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