The problem with me is that editing is so slow.....it's so god damn slow...it's like ugh... hurry up and render.. and you want the best quality but at the cost of it going 4.3fps when editing with AVISynth @ 720x480... and then there's the "am I doing this correctly" routine I constantly go through. "I know there's a better way and Iam just not smart enough to figure it out..." <---blah blah blah....
Most all of my videos have flaws in them due to laziness..... Iam not the person who will sit down with a video and work on it for months until it's perfect. I need to get it done and out of my system and usually half-way through the idea has already played itself out and I just want to get the damn thing done with!!!!!
I made my last AMV in April. I had this grand scheme going before that... My Opus..my amazing talented ALL TIME BEST video, I even spent three months programming in VB and hacking around with the VfW apis so I could create my dream of a lypsynching program. Of course the program is pretty freakin' clunky and some strange errors have prevented me from re-compiling it or even opening the damn thing up. Not only that but I feel I need to make a better version of the program and then it's WTF am I spending so much time on this program it takes forever to export from it am I really going to lipsynch 20 people at 20 different angles... I need a batch feature added to it!!! OMGG! That would rock!!!
Hmmm yess yess.........
I don't think Iam going to make another AMV unless it's really revolutionary for me. If I feel that I have changed the anime "made it my own" then I will feel I accomplished something. I've made 14 videos with the standard, cut, fade,clip,cut fade,clip,overlay..... I change the visuals and make them my own.... Moi hahahhaa.
Well this really isn't helping much. I think the idea here is to think of something that is all your own, original to your liking. Many AMVs that I like are not by the words best AMV creators, but are original and have decent editing. All flash and glamour doesn't really meant it's excellent. Like AD's Shameless Rock Video, excellent effects and editing skill shown, but I kinda find it boring
still a good video tho and Iam wondering how he did the funky color effect in there...
Anyways, think of how you can make a difference in your editing talent and not in the entire community. I think it's more important to feel that you have accomplished something within yourself. Of course it's also nice to have a #1 video here too or win a con
If you force yourself, it will not come out good and you'll treat it harshly.