EvaFan wrote:I dont believe I've ever acted offending to youtube, unless stating my opinion about the comments received there is offending. also some of us have been unlucky and had our amvs taken down there so we dont go back, like me. A few of them are uploaded by other people anyway.
I choose here cause I dont worry about them getting taken down and the focus is anime, music, and editing, not all things video oriented like on youtube. Here you can congregate and chat on the forums in really time between everyone, im not sure you can do that on youtube unless it has something resembling a forum ive missed. I just dont get sucked into srs bsns here when it happens. If youtube had a forum for amvs it would have its own elitest group too.
thats not the point though, you keep saying you left this site cause you felt in the minority as a anime fan when your just assuming the community must not have many anime fans just cause you know a few editors that edit without even watching the anime. I cant say your assumption is wrong but I'd like to think it is since anime and music is what brought people here to begins with. Afterall they could be using hollywood films instead. I think they still like anime but maybe lost some of the flare they had for it in past years. Its somewhat that way for me right now. Only animes I can say I emjoyed enough to be a fan of recently was steinsgate and HOTD.
you really do have nothing to lose by uploading your vids here. Your choosing not to for your own reasons, however in my case im worroed it would be pointless to upload yo youtube cause they will get removed and account banned again, plus some vids are stoll up by other people... How unfair is that.
I didnt find your initial comment offending about youtube. I was more so referring to comments here like about it being easier to be loved there without putting in any effort. For me i've just been lucky with youtube - ive never been banned and ive had very few strikes.
Maybe saying that there is a major lack of anime fans is a bit of a stretch, but like Arigatomina said, the org gives off that impression. And its not just a few people I know who edit without seeing/liking the anime - I know quite a few youtube editors who do the same. But of course being an anime and/or music fan is what brought people to the org - because back in the day thats what the editing was (or seemed to me, anyway) focused on. I mean the reason why people started making amvs in the first place was pretty much because "lol wouldnt it be funny if i put rurouni kenshin to particle man?" I dont think there was a real artistic/technical aspect to amvs back when it all started, but thats definitely what its become over time. Like I said, maybe im just old fashioned by editing the same way as it used to be? I find most of the time when I lurk the amv announcements thread I have a hard time finding an amv I enjoy because a majority of them are super conceptual in one way or another. If you have fun editing that way, thats totally fine, but I think its that what really makes me feel like the minority. And because its more focused on the editing aspect here, I always wonder why this place isnt called fanmusicvideos.org, esp since i know there are people who like editing live-action and even the current round in the IC tournament doesnt use anime.
The reason why I dont upload videos here is because I dont want my videos being judged on a technical level - if I upload them here i'll just be told 'well if you dont want them judged that way dont upload them here!' Welp.
Im not trying to convince people to move to youtube or anything - I just dont like the disrespect it gets. I understand why you choose not to upload there and thats fine. My videos get stolen all the time though, so its gotten to the point where i've just stopped caring ;p