Hi'ya, guys n' gals.
I'm sure everyone here is familiar with the age old debate on what exactly qualifies as an Anime Music Video
. But what is
So many beloved AMV's are often denounced as unpure
and not worthy of being associated with a-m-v.org because of the content being played... AMV's that contain game footage, still footage, live-action footage, not made in Japan so it's not anime
footage, etc. I guess as long as an AMV has Japanese anime playing, it's okay ne? That covers the ANIME
Then there's the MUSIC
part. Scott Melzer's OTAKUDOM
is by popular opinion not considered an AMV, but rather a documentary
. Is this because so much of the audio is dialogue, shot in documentary format... or is it because it goes on for about an hour? No-one has recommended anyone go to animemusicvideosthatdontgoformorethan10minutes.org, so it's probably the audio thang. If a song is playing, an AMV is fine, ne? That covers MUSIC
...but what about the VIDEO
in "Anime Music Video"? What is considered a video? If it's simply anything that has images played one after another, can FLASH animations be considered AMV's?
It seems to me that a FLASH animation is simply a matter of preferred format. After all, it's up to you
what images you want to be played. ANIME
footage would seem to be just as easy to use as hand-drawn sketches or screen captures. MUSIC
is also a non-issue. So I guess the only issue to be considered is... is it VIDEO
As it is, only a select few are considered worthy of an AMV format right now. MPG and AVI are by far the most popular. Is VIDEO
classified here as whatever can be played in Windows Media Player? Nah
... that doesn't cover MOV's and RM's.
What about conversion: the ability to convert from one format to another? It's fairly simple to convert between MPG, AVI and MOV... but FLASH animations? I suppose you would have to use a realtime screen recorder. But wait!
Before the TINRA program, that was the only way to convert RM video files too! RM files were considered AMV's back when they were unconvertable, so the same must be said for FLASH's, ne?
... the ability to STOP, PAUSE and stuff? Nah
, FLASH files have that option. Frames Per Second? I'm pretty sure FLASH's have that too. Fullscreen playback? Check.
Right now, I can't think of a single reason why FLASH animations can't be considered Anime Music Videos
along with MPG, AVI and the rest. I haven't thought about it that
much. Has this debate happenned before?