: Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA
First AMV you ever saw (if you remember):
What do you look for most in an AMV:
I like to see (hear) songs that I like, and might not be used much. I also like to see/hear anime/song combinations that would prove interesting. But technically speaking, I like videos that don't focus on one thing. I like my videos to encompass many different qualities: A little action here, a little lip sync there, add a little emotion, bake for 15 minutes at 350°F, serves four people
Who(if anyone) inspired to yo create AMV's:
Hmm....I guess it was all the people who made really shitty ones. I felt that I could do better, so I set off to do so.
What is your favorite type of AMV:
I don't know what I like, but I know I like it when I see it. I can't just spew out a blanket genre, because I'm sure I won't like a large number of them.
On average how much time do you spend on a single video:
I find I'm gradually taking longer on each video I do, mostly because I'm taking more time to be more precise in what I do. My first video took me a continuous 8 hours, and the latest video I've completed took me a few days, spanning the time of a month.
Do you fell that winning awards makes you a *master*:
No. I believe being a master would be when people want to model their videos after yours, or when there's a style of editing named after you.
Do you see AMV's as an art form:
You could argue that it's nothing but art. Music is art, and anime is art, so AMVs are a hybrid form of both of those arts. Some people make AMVs that have deep meaning, a message the creator wants to get across. Other videos are just fun, or the message is so obvious that you don't have to think about the video, just enjoy it. So, my answer would be yes and no.
Does negative feedback cause you to become less inclined to create more videos:
Well, what little feedback I get is rarely negative. And I don't view it as negative, just as critizism. It's something that the view didn't really get or like about the video, so they wanted to tell me. It's great that people do that, because it lets you know how your video is thought of. I think anything between the extremes of "YOU ROCK!!!" and "YOU SUCK!!!" are welcome by me. Also, I don't usually let the negative feedback affect me. I'm not going to change my video just because someone doesn't like a part of it. Although, I have had people mention things that I felt the same about, and it's nice to know that some people feel the same way of my videos as I do. So, in a sense, negative feedback doesn't bother me. I'll still make AMVs until I don't want to anymore.
Do competitions mean the world to you:
Competitions are nice and all, and who doesn't want the ego boost! But truthfully, winning an award would pale in comparison to someone e-mailing you, or seeing you at a convention, and telling you how much they enjoyed your video, and how much it meant to them.