Losing interest

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Losing interest

Postby Mr. Fancypants » Sat Aug 03, 2002 12:29 am

I have a problem with losing interest in videos that I try making. I get about a third way through and just stop. I've done this with at least four amv's. I'm trying hard to stay focused with my current work in progress, but who knows if I'll finish it.

My question for the master amv creators is how do you keep interest with such a long project? Is it just commitment or having nothing else to do?

Oh well, any input on this would be helpful.
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Postby trythil » Sat Aug 03, 2002 12:41 am

I'm hardly a master, but...

I see AMVs as a form of artistic expression. That is, it reflects a piece of you in every frame you composite.

What this means in relation to your question is that if you're starting to lose interest in AMVs, well, then don't do them -- it sounds like you're forcing yourself to get these things done, and if you just lose vision at some point down the road, that's fine. Lots of artists do that.

Thus it's not purely commitment nor boredom -- I suppose you could say it's both, topped with sweet insight. It's that inspirational moment; it's the revelation. It's that dogged determination that grips your mind and doesn't let go until you've finished the project.

It seems to me that that is the kind of environment that produces the best pieces of work. Anything else always seems to be sub-standard.

So...take a break, do something else. Maybe you'll find something that'll be inspirational.

...The truth is, we [cartoonists] hold a blank sheet of paper, stare into space, and let our minds wander...When something interests us, we play around with it. Sometimes this yields...an observation; sometimes it doesn't, but that's about all there is to it."

-- Bill Watterson, on the creative process.
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Postby Mr. Fancypants » Sat Aug 03, 2002 2:09 am

wow. poetic, insightful, and very helpful. thanks a bunch :D
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Postby klinky » Sat Aug 03, 2002 2:12 am

alot of my amv's get banished away to the wayside... Though I think Iam a little lazy most of the time..
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Postby Kamoc » Sat Aug 03, 2002 2:14 am

when you do something that interests you, it invigerates you to know that you're actually doing it. something that seems so cool to be doing, all the while thinking about other cool things that can be done in the midst of doing this cool thing. other 'cool' ideas explode around your head as you try to concentrate on which video and which scene to use while going through your video, all the while straying from your first vision of masterpiece brought together soley by you, the almight AMV creator. things just begin to lose their general appeal after a while; thinking becomes straining and actually doing something about it prevents you from completing any progress in your overall could-have-been masterpiece.

my suggestion is to plan things out one step at a time. your curiosity fuels itself as to see whether or not your video will become truly excelent as you reach those final spots to render. don't give up. also, try to think of the best idea you can. if you do a whole bunch of small 'look what i can do!' videos, you become succeptable to the dull and tediousness that is the creating of anime music videos. don't let that happen. render and re-render to watch your own work come to life under your very hand that thought up your incredible plot-music-anime translation to glory. prevent any stray thoughts from entering your mind by satisfying it with your blood and sweat that is your video. this should be a joyous occasion; not a hurtful one. once your final video is done, you'll see what i mean. showing off all that work can be as rewarding as watching your video for the first time if you do it right. the trick is to know what you're doing in the first place.

..anyway, tonka wish-wash HIYA
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Postby Garylisk » Sat Aug 03, 2002 3:20 am

I've started over 20AMV projects. I've finished 5. What have I learned? Not to announce the vid til you're sure it'll get done! Look at my profile... I have a vid there called "Growing up and Closer" that I had almost done, but kept being dis-satisfied with this and that here and there.. and pretty soon I was redoing it.. and redoing it again... but it's listed on the site! :P

I wouldn't count on that vid being done til LATE this year. Sheesh. :P

In other words, I learned my lesson. And I relearn it every itme I get an email asking when that vid's gonna be done :P
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Postby fellowhoodlum » Sat Aug 03, 2002 6:39 am

Of course, we all look towards RamonesFan for inspiration regarding this sort of topic... :D
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Postby Melfina » Sat Aug 03, 2002 10:14 am

Heh, I find it quite entertaining banging my head against the wall until i literally cram the anime into my head. Sometimes the dizzy effect brings back memories of lost anime treasures that I can use.
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Postby Eek-1 » Sat Aug 03, 2002 4:47 pm

Hey Im having the same problem as you too, not just amv but also anime, but I don't feel at loss. If you don't feel at it then don't force yourself to do it. There are other hobbies you can try collecting stamps, coins, fishing etc.

Certain ppl managed to keep their interest in tracking amv because of their career or dream, to become a multimedia director, or animator or anything related.

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Postby Wyverex » Sat Aug 03, 2002 5:55 pm

To keep interest into my current AMV I have to surprise me all long. I mean I have to do at least one great part, one great effect to continue making my AMV the next day. Sometimes I have to force myself to continue, hoping I'll make my great effect tomorrow... But I can't edit a whole week without any results I am proud of or I stop.

I have started 5 projects. Two have been made and released (and they suck), one has been corrupted by Premiere (hate that...), one is still under editing and the 5th one has been given up.
Maybe I'll make a second version of it... maybe... later.
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Postby ShonenDizzyCow » Sat Aug 03, 2002 7:12 pm

To me it's quite simple on how to keep at a video over 6 months or more.

Only make videos to anime and songs that you REALLY enjoy. This way you'll never get bored. It goes get a little tiring after about 80 hours or more, but I've somewhat gotten used to it.

And/or make one incredibly hard-to-make video - and all your future projects will seem easy in comparison. :D
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Postby TobinHood » Sun Aug 04, 2002 7:45 am

I've got tons upon tons of little projects just sitting on my comp that will never be completed. This isn't abnormal, you're just setting your standards higher than when you started and demand more from your videos now.
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Postby Mr. Fancypants » Mon Aug 05, 2002 12:53 am

thank you everybody for your great feedback. I guess I'm in the same boat with a bunch of ya! :lol:
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Postby Castor Troy » Mon Aug 05, 2002 1:11 am

I get too lazy most of the time. I usually work my ass off on an amv when a contest deadline is approaching..
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Postby acomalas » Mon Aug 05, 2002 8:50 am

Lot of good suggestions here, so in the same "based on my experience" vein I'll add a couple thoughts

Start small. Don't try to build that 1/1 scale gundam just yet. There are several reasons in my mind for doing this, but mostly because your first effort will suck. If you make it three to five minutes, thats a lot of sucking, if you even finish it.

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1) Make a plan
2) Inevitably mess up executing the plan.
3) Instead of deleting mistake, see what it looks like. Hmmmm


Don't underestimate the gift of chance. Many people marvel at the fact that the best parts of their video are all accidental. Let yourself make these accidents, because they usually look pretty damn cool and serve as encouragement. Leave the monotanous meticulous editing for when you have developed a bit more amv masochism.

Barring all that useless advice, I'd have to say I actually do my most concentrated music video work when I have no free time to spare. If I have a relaxed schedule, I get bored. I don't make AMVs out of boredom, I need fuel to make them. Sometimes they feed me back if I am lucky, otherwise I might give up on them.

So best environment to do a video? For me: 10 page paper due in two days, speech tommorrow, friends are going out but I can't cuz I have dem paper to write, well two days is a lot of time and I'm pretty stressed <adobe premiere insidiously loads itself in the background> No adobe! I have work to do! Yes, your filters are very pretty..but you see--hey, that is a good idea, I better try it before I forget it. <five hours later> Well, the idea didn't work, but I somehow finished the second half of the video instead. And now for a night of lovely--oH HELL the bus!!

On a related note, I'd like to say that if you live off campus, get a damn car. Trust me
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