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Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby DriftRoot » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:43 pm

I'm sure almost all of us at one time or another have had a conversation that went something like this:
"An AMV? What's an AMV?"
"Oh, hey, let me show you...!"

So my question is, what do you reach for most often? One of your own videos? A favorite AMV by your favorite editor? A "famous" AMV that you think makes a good gateway drug?

I tend to show two videos:

Haven't yet found anyone who isn't impressed by Hold Me Now, for a variety of reasons. It's got action, great editing, a great story, great music...it has it all.


AMV Hell 3 has so much creative, entertainment packed into it. It does a good job of showcasing a really wide range of anime, concepts, editing, even effects, and of course is bite size enough so that it can be watched in part or in whole (most people I have found tend to start watching and can't stop).
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby gotegenks » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:55 pm

well it depends on how we get to that subject, if it comes out of me telling them about my hobbies, then i'll show em one of mine, then probably ask em what their favorite anime is and show em my fave with that anime, if it comes out of a discussion on anime then i'll show em a video from that anime of course, and then one of mine maybe, if we're talking about video editing for some reason (which i can't imagine doing with someone who doesn't already edit) then i actually don't know what i'd show em, prolly quiz em on their favorite anime/movie or music and then go from there.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:35 pm

I tried to show amvs to someone who doesn't like anime once... it didn't help... However she loves Howl's Moving Castle and asked me to make one for her. @_@ Her last request was Kungfu Panda 2 and Katy Perry though.

Actually for once I agree with gotegenks, it depends on the situation and how it came up.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby Phantasmagoriat » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:38 pm

If they like anime to begin with, I find this is a great introduction:


But here's my top 10, which I haven't shuffled since forever, but I really do like them, and want others to see them too, so those are the ones I reach for first:

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You can see more from my Favourite AMV list (which I haven't updated in forever... I should do that...)
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby Animated » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby zibbazabba905 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:01 pm

I think this is universally understood:


...that is if they've seen the movie...
"Uhmmm... You know... it was at that point that I realized that maybe Thierry wasn't actually a film maker, and he was maybe just someone with mental problems who happened to have a camera. " -Banksy
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby Hopstep » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:20 am

Usually I'd just tell them to check BestAMVsOfAllTime's channel on Youtube 'cause most of the good ones are already there LOL.

But sometimes I'd love to show them something like this, too. Often to those who wanted to start editing AMVs or those who thought video quality and effects are everything.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby pacotacoshell » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:34 am



Shows people how epic concepts can be for AMVs.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby CastielTheFallen » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Certainly depends on the person. If I know of a certain style of music or video that I think would appeal to them, and I wanted them to know what I do.

This is usually a go to video, though.

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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby macchinainterna » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:10 pm


This is the only amv I show anyone who asks me what an amv is.

If (by some freak chance) said person is still on speaking terms with me afterwards, I will actually show them a video that won't offend the shit out of them. :ying:
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:11 pm

I've honestly never had anyone ask me that exact question. They've asked me what it is that I do, and then asked me to show them something I've made.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby competitionbros » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:12 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:I've honestly never had anyone ask me that exact question. They've asked me what it is that I do, and then asked me to show them something I've made.



This is basically what I get. I have been asked what an AMV is but then they just ask to show them mine.
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby Uzumakiclan45 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:06 pm

Thanks to TVTropes, I've recently discovered a multitude of AMV's that are a good example of a mash-up of two different works of fiction. Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Family Guy can make an oddly epic and perfect couple.

Video: Brand New Day
Category: Drama, Epic
Anime: Death Note
Song: Brand New Day
Artist: Neil Patrick Harris
Creator: Corpse Goddess
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMR_wm92k1w

Video: Slipping
Category: Drama, Tragedy, Serious
Anime: Death Note
Song: Slipping
Artist: Neil Patrick Harris
Creator: butcherbird87
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx3__DQi5Y

Video: Everything Light Ever
Category: Drama, Tragedy, Serious
Anime: Death Note
Song: Everything You Ever
Artist: Neil Patrick Harris
Creator: BrotherMagnalucius
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx3__DQi5Y

Video: Bad Horse Chorus
Category: Comedy, Fun
Audio: Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Anime: Death Note
Song: Bad Horse Chorus
Artist: Bad Horse Chorus
Creator: Corpse Goddess
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx3__DQi5Y
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:42 am

Talk to me on skypes and stuffs: Mycathatesyou0000
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Re: Your favorite AMVs to show people what an AMV is

Postby ProjectBarcodeError » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:51 am

depends: i prefer to show them AMV with animes they liked.

but if they don't know much, i used the band they like. or some sure-values



and for those who thinks amvs just anime fight on a music which aren't original.

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