What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

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What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby DownerSyndrome » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:16 pm

So, I've watched my fair share of good videos, but I'd like to check out some new ones. If you guys fee like it, please post videos that you find to be perfect examples of cuts and atmosphere and concept. Throw your favorite videos at me, ones from yourself if you feel it'd help, and especially ones from other editors. Much appreciated.

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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:58 pm

Well, if you look at my profile, you'll see a list of my favourite AMVs (I need to update that one of these days btw >.>),
but I highly recommend these:




or ones from myself, just look in my signature ;)

For me, the song is what makes a good AMV; or rather, where the editing is very in touch with the song.
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby ngsilver » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:27 am

Give the videos listed in my podcasts a view. I think they'll be the best examples I could come up with without posting a few hundred videos ^^()

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... e=view_all
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... ature=plpp
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby JudgeHolden » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:56 pm

Castor Troy ... /thread. |:>
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby pacotacoshell » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:48 pm




Mostly all of these two editors' videos are epic in every way and should be watched multiple times.
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby irriadin » Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:52 pm

I have to recommend these two:





Both have superb atmosphere and great concepts.
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby aokakesu » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:45 pm

Rephrase the question.

What makes a good artist. Even though everyone here is re-editing everything video and audio, it's no different than sitting in front of a canvas you did not manufacture with pigment you didn't mine and brushes you did not make.

But I digress.

You ask, what makes a good editor?
The same stuff that makes a good artist.
Risk. Skill. Luck. Those elusive elements are there.
But one common factor remains true.

The best artists keep doing what they feel is right, true and fulfilling.
Everyone around them just has to figure out what the artist is doing and enjoy it.

I know it reads like you have to have a bulletproof ego but that's not true. The good artists also know when to subdue themselves and get with "the trend" to survive and build the resume. The (living) artists with long careers have the savvy to know when it's time to break "the trend".

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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby Castor Troy » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:09 pm

aokakesu wrote:Rephrase the question.

What makes a good artist. Even though everyone here is re-editing everything video and audio, it's no different than sitting in front of a canvas you did not manufacture with pigment you didn't mine and brushes you did not make.

But I digress.

You ask, what makes a good editor?
The same stuff that makes a good artist.
Risk. Skill. Luck. Those elusive elements are there.
But one common factor remains true.

The best artists keep doing what they feel is right, true and fulfilling.
Everyone around them just has to figure out what the artist is doing and enjoy it.

I know it reads like you have to have a bulletproof ego but that's not true. The good artists also know when to subdue themselves and get with "the trend" to survive and build the resume. The (living) artists with long careers have the savvy to know when it's time to break "the trend".

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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby aokakesu » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:15 pm

Castor Troy wrote:
You're alive?! :shock: :shock:


Rumors of my demise in that Tokamak fusion reactor accident with Andy Warhol and Beethoven were pumped up by TMZ and FOX for extra airtime. :wink:
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby Ileia » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Castor Troy wrote:You're alive?! :shock: :shock:


He's a zombie!
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby aokakesu » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:25 pm

Ileia wrote:
He's a zombie!


Not true!
However, I have developed a taste for headcheese wrapped in bacon. Shouid I be concerned and seek 12 gauge medication?
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:15 am

Mood sync makes or breaks a video for me.
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby ExSphere » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:22 am

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. No one on this website has released a video that everyone loves. As long as you got all of the technical aspects of your video in check, you should feel free to express yourself in anyway possible.
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby gotegenks » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:30 am

ExSphere wrote:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. No one on this website has released a video that everyone loves. As long as you got all of the technical aspects of your video in check, you should feel free to express yourself in anyway possible.

though i think there's a little bit more objectiveness to it sometimes, pretty much this^
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Re: What really makes a good editor? Or a good AMV...

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:49 am

ExSphere wrote:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I feel pretty. :awesome:
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