Your Life Story

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Re: Your Life Story

Postby The-Nightmaster » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:44 am

How you got into AMVs: It was back in 2007, while i was browsing on a german video streamsite called myvideo.de i saw the first amv i have ever seen and i was like, this looks awesome let me try mysekf. than i searched for some programms and strated editing. i loved it and still do it today.

How you came up with your screen name: i came with the idea for The-Nightmaster wen i heard through my music and my favorite band was Nightwish at that time and Wishmaster was my Favorite song so i combine these 2 and it ended up in Nightmaster.

How you discovered the Org: it was while i whatched Hit the Floor from Hwoarang on youtube there was a like to Org and while i was watching other stuff i saw Org coming almost every time i whatched a good AMV so i logged me in.

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P): i'm in the 3 Sword Style Production at the time, i'm a member sins 2008 and it was through a help of a fried of mine who was already in it. me and the other guy/girls stayed frieds for some time but the team got separated from time to time.

Favorite genre to edit and why: my gavorite genre is Action, i know it's a little bit that genre that almost every one does and it's easy to do. the funny thing is i do it more in a fun way of action because i once tried make a Pokemon video that in the end was pretty short like 40 sec i believe. with soundeffects and overdramatics and it ended up so awesome my Production leader forced me to uploaded it.

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!): i Used to to scennes to fast and with random effects sometimes. i'm still not that good ad it as i should be.

First contest experience: in Germany we were making Production contests sometimes and it was a kind of 1vs1 and i made a AMV for that contest and had an autowin because my apponent didn't make something in time so yeah. I would have loved to do an other contest, specialy on of the big ones.

Best experience you've had thus far with the community: wen i first came here i and postet something for a question i had for AMV planning because i had some problems make a whole AMV and a qhole bunch of poeple helped me out back than.

Worst experience with the community: i didn't had such a bad experience until now. Maybe because i wasn't so active until now.

Why you edit: (If you don't edit anymore, explain yo'self!): i Edit because it's fun and i can do bunch of stuff maybe somethings that no one else do.

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers): My Future goal is to reach a mainpage on AMVnews.ru or be on the 3rd place on a great contest like akross or levelUp. and continiu besides everything else.

ps: sry for my bad english ;)
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby slimed » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:30 am

i'm bored and procrastinating studying for this ethics exam...

How you got into AMVs: in ~2006 i got into naruto and browsed the internet for videos, inevitably coming across amvs. then the wmm days on yt and at some point dermarx introduced me to sony vegas and i guess that's when i got "seriously" into amvs. although i've actually just started editing again recently with probably my first real effort towards improving at the hobby for whatever that's worth.
How you came up with your screen name: i like the word slime and added a d to the end. i've had other more known aliases in the past but i switch usernames often.
How you discovered the Org: while in the youtube editing community, i came across the phrase "the org" without knowing what it was referring to, and then was linked the website by another editor.
Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P): i've only been in one which was raNout productions, which exsphere invited me to join years back on the tube which eventually disappeared. otherwise i guess i've never really been active enough of an editor to see a purpose in it. that might change though???
Favorite genre to edit and why: probably drama, or combination of action & drama.
Favorite newbie mistake you've made (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!): i don't think i could narrow it down to a particular mistake, but i guess up until after my last hiatus (like a month ago) i didn't put as much thought into scene selection as i should. i also had an issue of clinging to old editing "rules" that were laid down years back which hardly apply anymore.
Best experience you've had thus far with the community: making friends with editors.
Worst experience with the community: when i first began posting here (being 13 years old and on the org doesn't require much explanation).
Why you edit (If you don't edit anymore, explain yo'self!): i like anime, and i like music, and i like creative mediums, and i've come to like video editing, so why not. when i started i also had a lot of time to kill although that's not as much the case anymore.
Future goals (Editing, non-editing, whatevers): i mostly focus on current/short term goals but as for long term: editing - to actually edit and keep active at it. non-editing - graduate university, move to somewhere with people (a studio apartment in brooklyn would be ideal), land a nice job, and fund my wardrobe (lol).
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Mastamind » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:53 pm

How you got into AMVs: Sometime in 2007 I looked up "Naruto video" on YouTube and saw Rubix89's "Different Paths" video. This was back when Rubix was really popular and I thought his videos were the best thing ever. Afterwards, I discovered "Whisper of the Beast," which I went crazy for, and since I'd recently tried video editing when I put together an RC car video for my older brother I decided to try my hand at AMVs.
How you came up with your screen name: By being dumb. I had no clue what username I wanted, so I picked a random one from the Runescape merchanting forums I frequented. I'd have changed my name to "Viezzo" awhile ago if I hadn't already registered with my current name on Akross.
How you discovered the Org: Watch out, this one's original! I Googled "Whisper of the Beast" and the .org was the first link.
Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... Never been in one. I had to decline offers because my schedule, like my editing style, is unpredictable. I don't have the time or leniency with my editing to consistently devote myself to a group.
Favorite genre to edit and why: I don't have a favorite. I like story videos best, and I try to tell an original story with each of my videos unless one's concept doesn't lend itself to one (such as trailers or my latest half-parody of the random action genre). I'm impartial to whether I'm editing srsbusiness, comedy, or drama - each one's satisfying in its own way.
Favorite newbie mistake you've made:
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I thought I did this pretty darn well at the time, but now I almost chuckle when I look back on my first attempt at motion graphics. The amount I learned from this video was enormous, regardless of how silly the animation turned out, and the criticism I got for it really helped me grow as an editor.
First contest experience: I attended Florida SuperCon in 2012 and met TheFrostySquirrel, who won the first AMV showing/contest I'd gone to watch. I befriended her and we sort of joked around about which one of us would win the following year, and when I went with a couple of friends the next time I made her bite the dust by getting 1st with my "Eyes" video. I didn't have much time to meet many other editors because we were rushed out of the room.
The picture above is from a video I submitted to Akross Con 2009, which I guess technically counts as my first contest. As a Finalist that year, I discovered lots of supa-cool editors and had the whole hectic Akross experience.
Best experience you've had thus far with the community: Laughing at it (or with it, I often can't tell) whenever one of those kickass or OtakuGray fiascos came up. Otherwise, I don't really have many "experiences" at all with this community as I'm not too active in it.
Worst experience with the community: Don't have one. Maybe the lack of experiences counts.
Why you edit: Because I like to make things. Creating music or filming/animating video is fun in itself (and doing that has taken a lot away from my activity as an AMV editor), but I've been editing AMVs long enough for it to become one of those hobbies I can dedicate some time to whenever that time's available. I'll also sometimes listen to a song and think "wow, that'd go along perfectly with x anime" and start to develop some kind of storyboard or concept in my head. I've devoted hundreds of hours at a time to taking one of the concepts I envision and making it something I can actually see and experience. Even if I'm no longer willing to spend so much time on an AMV (other live-action or original animation, sure), I still edit for the satisfaction of spinning together the perfect combination that would otherwise only exist in my imagination. The same reason, I suppose, I watch AMVs to begin with.
Future goals: Release a few more AMVs, then figure out what the heck I'm going to do. Study something through which I can innovate more monumental things than a couple of videos.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby outlawed » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:39 pm

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby Kathonic » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:49 pm

How you got into AMVs: Being a long time anime and manga reader, as well as a very adamant audiophile I thought it only natural to start making my own AMVs.
How you came up with your screen name: Kathonic is just an alliteration of Cthonic which means subterranean or under earth (it's from the greek I believe) :roll:
How you discovered the Org: I sought it out as a resource and a place to learn.
Favorite genre to edit and why: Drama, because it is my favorite style of anime alongside slice-of-life, and has the greatest emotional depth.
Why you edit: Because I love anime and music, I want to express myself creatively using combinations of both :book:
Future goals: Take bigger projects and hopefully become part of a team :ying:
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby l33tmeatwad » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:26 am

How you got into AMVs:
Back in 2005 when I was in college, a friend of mine who goes by the screen name Malakalam showed me a few AMVs. This was around the time that he and some of the other members of the anime club were planning to go to Katsucon. While talking with my friend he mentioned AMV contests and gave me a song that matched an AMV idea that I came up with during that conversation. Even though I was not going to be able to attend Katsucon, I decided to make the video and send it in. Since I had done video editing before I was able to sit down and editing the video that afternoon. After that I started a video but never ended up finishing it and it was not until 2009 that I would think about AMVs again.

I don't remember how it happened, but late in 2010 I came across an AMV and thought it might be fun to make another one. My original plan was to make an upbeat video, but while thinking up concepts I came up with the idea for my AMV "Evangelion 0.01 - Shinji is (Not) the Boss" and decided to make it instead. Only really knowing about Katsucon's contest I sent it there and after winning I decided I would try out participating in other contests as well.

How you came up with your screen name:
The reason I switched from a former screen name to my current one is way to complicated to get into, but the short version is this; I started using Meatwad in an online community I was involved as a temporary name change and it ended up sticking. I knew that outside of that community I wouldn't be able to use that name since it is the name of a cartoon character so I added l33t before it so that I could have a consistent screen name across other online communities and services.

How you discovered the Org:
The friend who introduced me to AMVs also showed me the Org when I completed my first video.

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc...
After creating the rough cut for my AMV Rough Love I sent a version of it to my friend Malakalam and after watching it he asked for my permission to forward it to an editor friend of his who went by the name snapxynith. After he watching it and passing back some feedback, Malakalam decided to introduce us on an AIM group chat. After talking with snapxynith about possibly working together on a video in the future we decided that we would start a studio. We spent about a week going through possible names and designing a logo before setting up the official YouTube channel on February 1, 2011, which we viewed as the final step in making our studio official.

Favorite genre to edit and why:
I really love to edit comedy because I love to make people laugh and smile.

Favorite newbie mistake you've made:
When I created my AMV Rough Love I basically just slapped it together quickly and didn't really listen a lot of feedback or advice I got because I thought others would hate it due to the song choice and felt it would waste of time since I was content with it at that point.

First contest experience:
I participated in a few contests at conventions before actually attending one, so my first contest experience while being there was at Animazement 2010. The contest was a judge's pick type contest as opposed to audience vote and they showed them in a mixed format as opposed to dividing them into categories. The video I sent was Evangelion 0.11 - Shinji is (Not) the Boss and the cool part about this experience was what happened when they announced the winners. Since it was a local con for me at the time I stayed until closing ceremonies where they would announce the AMV winners, and as they announced them they would get the winner to come up to accept the prize if they happened to be there. Spike Spencer (the English voice actor of Shinji in Evangelion) was a guest and when they announced the name of my video he decided to come shake my hand to congratulate me.

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:
My best experiences with the community were both Otakon and AWA this year. Hanging out with editors and enjoying all the AMV events is really fun and this year was the most fun I've had at conventions.

Worst experience with the community:
The worst experience came after a member started harassing me about a situation based on inaccurate second hand gossip.

Why you edit:
It's a fun hobby and I have made many friends in the editing community.

Future goals:
Well, I'd like to win at a few cons I haven't won at yet. Aside from competitions I'd love to finish up my tutorials and get them to that point where I just need to update as things change.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby 995Gabber » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:59 am

How you got into AMVs:
Well, I've been watching AMVs ever since 2007 (Lol @ 10 year old me unable to tell what on earth he is watching). in 2012 I decided to actually try it after having a huge amount of very amazing videos released that year (yes I used to watch mostly on youtube haha don't take me to jail). I actually made my very 1st AMV in august 8th. it was a Guilty crown video that I was incredibly proud of back in the day. Ahh the nostalgia..

How you came up with your screen name:
The word gabber means liar, I heard it in some poem we were learning about in school, and when I came to make my.. internet name it was the coolest and closest thing to my name (Gabriel)

How you discovered the Org: I really have no idea.. its like.. I always knew it o__o but only decided to actually be active on it few days ago.

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc... (If you're not in a studio, say why :P) Ellines Nakama <3 as I said on my 1st answer. A lot of good videos were released that year. My absolute favorite was made by the leader of Enp which really was the trigger that made me focus on the actual "editing" in AMVs, and made me a huge Ellines Nakama fan ever since. I wasn't that good when I auditioned, but people there were extremely nice and accepted me while also helping me (very very very much) in improving.

Favorite genre to edit and why: Classic (random) RAW action. I just love to see violence I guess (haha). I'm aware it is not a very appreciated style here, i'm also trying different styles from time to time, just to be able to keep up

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!)
How to make a songcut? Ohh I know! Cut the audio track here, make a 5 sec worth of fade out here, and 5 sec worth of fade in there. Vuola~ I'm very certain nobody will ever notice it :)

First contest experience:
Ohh.... I got 3rd !!!!! from the bottom tho... haha...

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:
Not sure what to put here. IC contests I guess. I love these with passion!

Worst experience with the community:
Nah, nothing. I really love everything.

Why you edit: (If you don't edit anymore, explain yo'self!) Simple. To have fun :D

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers) well editing wise is to make something "everybody" will enjoy. Life wise it'd be to graduate for now xD school then college.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby FarmXD » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:09 pm

995Gabber wrote:Ellines Nakama <3


Still alive? I was there when I was active in youtube
community. I even coordinated a horrible One Piece MEP
with those guys xD Good memories of my AMV middle ages.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby 995Gabber » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:10 am

FarmXD wrote:
995Gabber wrote:Ellines Nakama <3


Still alive? I was there when I was active in youtube
community. I even coordinated a horrible One Piece MEP
with those guys xD Good memories of my AMV middle ages.


Ahh ya! and we feel like staying for a few more centuries haha
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby TritioAFB » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

995Gabber wrote:Ellines Nakama <3



I remember when I used to be in a studio: we battled Ellines Nakama. Ironically only the leader lost to BlackJack (I dont remember the full name of him) He was ZarakiZervosKenpachi, and considering it was only one of his defeats compared to the wins, while the rest was equal in terms of winning and losing

Also it was the studio when I first met people like the PrincessKairy, or [key]scarlet known here, narutofan2007, gregz (although we met even before the studio, I can say I really started to know him better in it), narutokun645 and many of the youtubers of the 2007-2009 era
Making AMVs by day, Going to Gym by Night
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby TheInvisibleBlackxX » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:27 pm

How you got into AMVs:
Weeeeell AMVs; long story...7 years ago I had a friend that introduced me to anime. As every noob the first anime I watched was One Piece and a bit of DBZ cause it was airing in the national television and started watching them cause they reminded me of old times that I always wanted to see what happens next. While watching an opening I kinda though what would the anime look like if I add different music there. I was so excited with the idea and was feeling such a "pro" only until I realised(after a year :rofl: ) that this was already an existing idea. So 5 years after that when i got my own new PC(dont ask the specs of the previous one) I thought I could give a try to something i wanted since back then...So here i am.

How you came up with your screen name:
I was actually brainstorming for an hour trying to find a cool name and in the end I just decided to name myself after an attack from Senji Kiyomasa, my favourite char from deadman wonderland(Invisible Black) Everything else was added by youtube cause this name already exdisted :shock:

How you discovered the Org:
To be honest i was lucky i found org early cause after that i really discovered masterpieces. I stumbled upon 3 amvs that had a download link from the org so in order to download them I had to visit this page.


Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc...
Well ok Ellines Nakama Productions :ying: . Huge fan since I saw a Zoro tribute and became my goal ever since I started editing. Good thing is that as a greek based studio I got accepted even with a video that i right now think it is absolutely horrible. Anyways a pretty good place for me as I found some real friends that i even met in real life over and over.

Favorite genre to edit and why:
Hmmm although I mostly edit action amvs I always love to try horror or character profile videos. Never got to upload my horror ones cause I want horror to be actually horror and gie the chills to someone, something i have yet to achieve :asd:

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!)
Whenever I think of it I cant laugh enough. TV simulator of vegas together with an overlay with "matrix like numbers and letters".

First contest experience:
First "real" contest experience was Souls Team IC last year. It actually pushed me to my limits to do a full in 72 hours(edited only 10 hours...sssshhhhh!!!!) As you guess i got destroyed in that one...32/38 :ying:

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:
Well many happy moments here. Favourite when I got a feedback comment from the same editor that was my idol even before I first started editing(even though it was a bit harsh at some points I was so happy for him taking the time to write a detailed critique).

Worst experience with the community:
Not actually something special. Just irritation when i see people editing not for the fun of it but only to get recognition by some famous editor.

Why you edit:
Its fun!!!OOOh and a way to take my mind off the all nighters i have to pull for my engineering degree xD

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers)
Editing wise I have no special aspirations. Just once in my lifetime I want to place in the first 10 places of a renowned contest(AKROSS,LevelUp or POE). As for irl stuff, i want to finish my master degree next year and work in nVidia as start.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby FarmXD » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:04 pm

TheInvisibleBlackxX wrote:Worst experience with the community:
Not actually something special. Just irritation when i see people editing not for the fun of it but only to get recognition by some famous editor.



There's always a kind of plague in hobbies.
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby TheInvisibleBlackxX » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:43 pm

FarmXD wrote:There's always a kind of plague in hobbies.
Yeah but this is how a whole community evolved(talking about youtube)...Nowadays the people that are enjoying what are doing there are a really small percentage. The plague has grown like alot.

FarmXD wrote:
995Gabber wrote:Ellines Nakama <3

Still alive? I was there when I was active in youtube
community. I even coordinated a horrible One Piece MEP
with those guys xD Good memories of my AMV middle ages.
You are still mentioned in the honourable members list by the way :bzz: :bzz: :asd: :bzz2: :bzz2:
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby 995Gabber » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:42 am

TheInvisibleBlackxX wrote:You are still mentioned in the honourable members list by the way :bzz: :bzz: :asd: :bzz2: :bzz2:

*checks the forum* Ho-ree mother D: So you're FarmStudios *-*
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Re: Your Life Story

Postby UniqueDazZzle » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:27 pm

How you got into AMVs:
I was searching for a song then found something on YT called AMV...... I don't really remember I got excited looked for another song with the term AMV [without even knowing what does it even stand for :P ] found a lot of videos then I decide i want to be cool like these guys so I started editing on 12.21.12 :o

How you came up with your screen name:
I wanted to be Unique and I wanted people to get dazzled by my video which didn't happen yet :P so yeah UniqueDazZzle :PP

How you discovered the Org:
So many people talk about it and a friend of mine asked me to check it out [ Turns out to be awesome ]

Tell me about your studio, like how you joined/created it, etc...
I'm a Solo Player 8-) never got accepted in any studio :P

Favorite genre to edit and why:
Action FTW :up:

Favorite newbie mistake you've made: (Give us a good cringe-worthy one!)
Hard cuts and Cross/Fade everywhere and putting the most epic scene from the anime for the whole video :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

First contest experience:
If I remember it was an IC I got the 2nd place before last :ying:

Best experience you've had thus far with the community:
Everything is Awesome in the AMV Community, you learn something new everyday and meet new people :D

Worst experience with the community:
Nothing Really !!

Why you edit:
I don't know just yet !! but I guess for fun !!

Future goals: (Editing, non-editing, whatevers)
Just want to EDIT For FUN !!
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