KidEgo wrote:Oh gee, maybe if I used Linkin Park or Nickelback or some modern stuff like that for the gazillionth time I'd be getting better feedback on here.
You are not the world's most astounding editor that has made the world crawl onto its knees and praise your every AMV. You are not the most talented editor on the internet that can make Godix impressed, you are like every other editor that stumbles in here saying that they have made an awesome video and shows it off to everyone because they made a video to gain recognition, not because they aimed to make the video better. :/
Thus, when someone said that the video you made did not meet their standards, you took it personally because you were expecting everyone to stroke your ego rather than him giving you ACTUAL criticism on the video. Grow some balls, take it like a man and get out of here :/
Come here next time when you want to make your AMV better, not when you want to get your ego stroked.
Castor Troy wrote:You need to understand that YouTube is more of an "audience" based crowed and a-m-v.org is more of an "editor" based crowd. We tend to take things more seriously here in hopes of helping each other improve.
Lip flap isn't a crime, but in my opinion, the way it looks in your video really kills the flow. You don't have to listen to my opinion if you feel that the youtube crowd is more correct. If you feel that it works in your video, then more power to you. If you're proud of it, then that's all that should matter, right?
Otohiko wrote:Stop apologizing for the .org guys. While I agree that the community at large does have some issues, I don't think the problem here is audience at all, it's the creator's attitude which is immature and egotistical (surprised?).
Look, you have to keep your expectations in check. Set realistic goals. Stop trying to please everybody. Stop trying to "create something great", especially if you're not willing to deal with lip flap or, apparently, much beyond loose lyric sync. This goes well beyond AMVs and this specific audience - any creative endeavour is full of disappointment if you go into it with an expectation to blow over absolutely everybody. I'm not saying one should be cynical or lacking ambition, but realize that you aren't the only creative person out there, and that you are never going to please everybody. Even the most acknowledged artists out there have their critics. Some of the films that I practically worship are dismissed by people I personally know as pretentious and boring. Some of the music I consider life-changing, mind-blowing and virtuostic is something I can never get even a minority of my friends to listen to for longer than 10 minutes. And those are things that I see as great on the scale of human civilization, not on the scale of a small-ish geeky fandom. As for AMVs - some of the most successful and popular editors out there, from Ileia to Nostromo, are under constant criticism, some of it downright nasty and personal. Or here is an example for you - a con where I helped run an AMV panel refused to let us show PencilHead because they thought it was too weird and the audience wouldn't enjoy it. Popular success or aesthetic depth do not mean lack of criticism - it's actually quite the opposite.
Creativity is disappointment if you go out into the public and seek what you might be used to receiving in a narrow circle (e.g. home, school) - praise for how special you are and how awesome everything you do is (or perhaps the opposite - you lack praise elsewhere, so you seek it in creativity). But that's really not how the public creative world works. Go out into it expecting nothing but validation from everybody and you won't get it. And yet what you can do is learn to set goals - the moment you make a video not to create "something great" but to meet specific expectations, learn something new, cater to a niche that hasn't been filled, you may start getting better feedback, especially if you take it graciously and learn to deal with criticism. And sometimes even some of your friends will not like a video that you think is meaningful and well-made. Give that opinion its opportunity to exist, it has no less right to be out there than your "masterpiece". Finally, learn to be humble - and then positive response will actually surprise and please you, and possibly even make your day.
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