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Why do YOU Edit

Postby Chez » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:41 pm

I don't know what made me think of this or if this has been discussed before, but I think its interesting knowing the reasons why you edit or what keeps you editing.

For the longest time I had the issue in my mind was is this fun anymore. Having the habit of starting and stopping projects CONSTANTLY ask code I dropped more projects then the majority of youtube videos that contain cats. After taking a long break due to school life and other things I came back and started getting that little itch to start making something again.

To me its the thought of creation a story taking two things that have nothing to do with one another and putting them into something semi cohesive is always fun.

So what keeps you editing?
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Shin-AMV » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:46 pm

Its creative and fun for me. Sometimes its challenging, sometimes its basic, but its usually something different but enjoyable each and every time.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby TritioAFB » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:21 pm

I discovered them by accident
I edited them for fun, a very long time ago
Reason why I didn't give up was mainly cause the amvs are a way to express several facts about life, and I like to express several things about it. And considering that now I can't draw, amvs are the best way now
Now I edit not only for the entertainment, but also to help other editors through feedback
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 pm

... to save the world... :shock: :shock: :dino: :shark:

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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Prodigi » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:16 pm

I edit when Jay tells me to.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Pwolf » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:40 am

The voices tell me to...

I do it because it's a creative outlet. I'm not really good at anything else artistically so the editing lets me express myself.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby gotegenks » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:35 am

Who said you're any good editing either? :P

no, jk, but uhh, bored in middle school, found out there were cool videos and so i wanted to do cool videos and by the time i started to do cool videos i had made a ton of friends and you get to feeling like people kinda count on you to stay active (even though that's not at all the case)

oh, and it's fun, i like putting the sources together, i'm an arteest, uhh, *scrolls up* and to save the world!~(c) Castor Troy
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby ngsilver » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:49 am

I started editing because I wanted to give back to he community I had been simply consuming from. Since then it's a creative outlet, one that I'm more inclined to follow then my recreational writing endeavors as of late.

Though really, I more or less just want to see a video with the audio/video pairing of my choosing. I more or less edit because if I don't then I wont ever see these vids because I certainly can't trust anyone else to make em for me.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Nya-chan Production » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:00 am

Because...

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To create them is my real test
To edit is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each AMV to understand
The power that's inside!

AMV!
It's you and me.
I know it's my destiny!
AMV!
Oh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend!
AMV!
A heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me and I'll teach you
A. M. V!
Gotta edit them... AMVs!
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:05 am

It passes the time.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:12 am

Honestly, I edit because I like to complete. Now I don't send one video to a ton of cons and I don't get upset about not winning and such, but having played sports all my life I've always enjoyed good competition of any sort. I mostly try to send to larger conventions because I know the competition is tougher, but I also send to the ones that I am going to or have been to in the past. When it comes to all of the other smaller conventions, I will send to some that talk a lot about needing more entries (especially if it's a category that I have a video for) or if they are a new AMV contest.

With all of that said, I don't audience pander and I only make videos that I enjoy myself. The competition mainly helps to give me deadlines and give me something to look forward to :)! I have made videos that I didn't think anyone would enjoy just for fun. I was actually expecting Rough Love to be hated due to the audio source, lol...
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:14 am

Complete was a typo...supposed to be compete...
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby Otohiko » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:45 am

Because other people don't make things I want to see.

This is partly why I'm so reluctant to actually work on things like MEPs and rarely enter contests competitively - unless people nag me. It's not that I don't like these things. But honestly speaking, I don't really care whether I'm good at editing or whether I can accomplish things as well, or better, or worse than other people. I hate the technical side of editing. I don't want to deal with pretenses at art and originality, either. I just want to see certain things visualized, and AMVs are an easy way to do so and the .org is a good structure for doing so.

Heck, if someone with the same musical tastes as me showed up on the .org and actually made decent videos, I'd probably happily retire! But that doesn't happen. Other people probably can do what I do with editing, and probably do better at it. The problem is that noone actually does. So, I keep making my own stuff to scratch the itch to see something specific every once a while.

But that's purely the editing side of it. Then there's the community side, and I probably wouldn't really be involved in AMVs or even video editing generally if it weren't for some awesome people I met here. They've done a lot to inspire my imagination as far as visualizing things. It's also kind of nice knowing you'll have at least a little bit of an audience and a creative scene to be involved with by way of editing. It's even nice to be prodded by friends or by going to cons into making more stuff every once in a while. So, that's the other side of it I guess.
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby gotegenks » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:53 am

Nya-chan Production wrote:Because...

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To create them is my real test
To edit is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each AMV to understand
The power that's inside!

AMV!
It's you and me.
I know it's my destiny!
AMV!
Oh, you're my best friend
In a world we must defend!
AMV!
A heart so true
Our courage will pull us through
You teach me and I'll teach you
A. M. V!
Gotta edit them... AMVs!


gotegenks wrote:I wanna be an editor.

Like no one at my school

To cut/paste is my real test

To render is my cause

I will open firefox

Browsing far and wide

Teach editors to understand

that i'm the fucking shit

A-M-V!

Gotta cut and paste--

Just youtube me

I know it's my destiny

A-M-V!

Ooooh, you're my best friends

but you're all a bunch of fags.

A-M-V!

Gotta flash and blur--

Our hearts so true

Our sources will pull us through

Critique me and I'll flame you

A-M-V!

Gotta cut and paste!

Gotta flash and blur!

Yeeaa.

Every Mep along the way

I'll join and pussy out

I will edit everyday

Cause i don't have a life

Cum with me, and close the porn

And open adobe

Break Copyrights, and go to court.

Oh shit, that sucks, i'm sorry!

A-M-V!

Gotta cut and paste--

Just youtube me

I know it's my destiny

A-M-V!

Ooooh, you're my best friends

but you're all a bunch of fags.

A-M-V!

Gotta flash and blur--

Our hearts so true

Our sources will pull us through

Critique me and I'll flame you

A-M-V!

Gotta cut and paste!

Gotta flash and blur!

A-M-V!
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Re: Why do YOU Edit

Postby gotegenks » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:55 am

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69573&p=1325992&hilit=gotegenks#p1325992
ahh, i wish i wasn't so quick to submit...
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