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:
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.