I'm Only Getting Started

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I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Pwolf » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:09 am

This was my main entry for the NDK AMV contest. As Mitch (Niotex) put it, it's different from my usual videos. I just wanted to make something that wasn't drama or had too much thought put into it. I just wanted to make a random video and pump it out real quick (didn't really work out that way). I like the video and I hope others will also. If you don't like it, that's cool too.

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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Kevmaster » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:44 am

I enjoyed this very much! Love to see such clean edited and well flowing action videos (FMA: Brotherhood has some amazing moving action scenes that work really well with this kind of amv). I loved the beginning especially and the first lip sync scene too (Though I wasn't sure about when this came up the second and third time...because it was obvious that I just saw that before). I would have liked the part starting at 2:22 and ending at 2:32 to have scenes synced by black fadeout on the vocals. That's what I imagined when seeing that part only, though. I very much agree with the editing of the rest of the video. I'll definitely keep this one :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Ikore » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:16 am

I felt it unfitting, but it was nice and chill out :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Pwolf » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:52 pm

Kevmaster wrote:FMA: Brotherhood has some amazing moving action scenes that work really well with this kind of amv


It really does and it's a shame I haven't seen too many videos using this source other than just the opening/ending credits. Even then they're usually roto'd or heavily modified by filters/effects.

Kevmaster wrote:I would have liked the part starting at 2:22 and ending at 2:32 to have scenes synced by black fadeout on the vocals.


Never thought about doing something like that. I originally was fading out during the "i wont blackout" parts but shied away from it after my beta testers pointed out some flaws. So I sorta just kept away from using it other then in key parts. I still have my project file and sources ripped so I might open that up again some time before I delete and see how it looks. Thanks and glad you enjoyed it.

Ikore wrote:I felt it unfitting


Could you elaborate?
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby OropherZero » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:20 pm

awesome vid, I really like clean vids like which don't screw around with the original footage and colours. It felt like you were just going along with the lyrics and song and matched whatever fits in with those so made it fun to watch :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Moonlight Soldier » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:14 am

I like this :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Ikore » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:34 am

Pwolf wrote:
Ikore wrote:I felt it unfitting


Could you elaborate?

the music is really cheerful and fm is a rather dark series with a lot of drama, for me it looks weird a mainstream autotune-like voice with scar and edward fighting on the scenary. for this song, it would suit better a source like fairy tail, just my thought.
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Pwolf » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:14 am

OropherZero wrote:awesome vid, I really like clean vids like which don't screw around with the original footage and colours. It felt like you were just going along with the lyrics and song and matched whatever fits in with those so made it fun to watch :up:


Thanks. Part of my "just make something and have fun doing it" was to not mess around with the source or do any effects. I miss the days of when editors just made clean action videos and didn't use effects (BSP, Tsukin, Spike, JCD, to name a few who have made/still do make great action videos without effects).

Moonlight Soldier wrote:I like this :up:


You would.

Ikore wrote:the music is really cheerful and fm is a rather dark series with a lot of drama, for me it looks weird a mainstream autotune-like voice with scar and edward fighting on the scenary. for this song, it would suit better a source like fairy tail, just my thought.


o.O Not the answer that I was expecting honestly, lol. But I think I can understand where you might see that. My initial thought about the song was that it was about doing drugs, partying, and just pushing further and further trying not to blackout (or die) from it. I kind of look at it as almost an addiction, you can't get enough of it or you just wont/can't stop. You can stretch that a bit to include other things, despite some lyrical issues. In the case of this video, which I didn't explain much in the description, you could say Edwards/Al's motivations for trying to get their bodies back and Mustang's desire for revenge, among other aspirations (not to mention many of the other characters, including Scar), are beyond simple wants or just dreams. They are committed to it and will stop at nothing.

That's my take on it at least. Thanks for explaining your comment, I always find it interesting how other people view/interpret things.
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby GloryQuestor » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 am

Fast-paced and kept with the beat. I thought the music appropriate to the video source, in that you kept it action-oriented throughout. Just when it was getting started, it was over, leaving the viewer wanting more. ;)

Overall, an enjoyable video with some great entertainment value. Good job. :D
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby CodeZTM » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:26 am

I enjoyed it and reccomend it! :)

(Your intro continues to amuse me to no end!)

I'm glad to finally see someone do this song. I loved the scene selection (it's basically 4 minutes of the best in FMA: Brotherhood), and the mood of the song was spot on. Even the lyrics got some sync to them (hand off at the beginning? If it wasn't so dramatic, I likely would have laughed!) That being said, I think that the chorus parts were just a little slow. Almost like they're paced the same as the slower bits. Although the scenes get more intensified and more violent, which makes up for it to some degree, but I keep expecting to see some faster cuts/sync.

Still though, I really liked it! It was a very interesting edit. :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby SeNniN » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:01 pm

GloryQuestor wrote:Fast-paced and kept with the beat. I thought the music appropriate to the video source, in that you kept it action-oriented throughout. Just when it was getting started, it was over, leaving the viewer wanting more. ;)

Overall, an enjoyable video with some great entertainment value. Good job. :D

pretty much this.
It was entertaining to watch. Good stuff. :up:
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Pwolf » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 am

SeNniN wrote:
GloryQuestor wrote:Fast-paced and kept with the beat. I thought the music appropriate to the video source, in that you kept it action-oriented throughout. Just when it was getting started, it was over, leaving the viewer wanting more. ;)

Overall, an enjoyable video with some great entertainment value. Good job. :D

pretty much this.
It was entertaining to watch. Good stuff. :up:


Thanks to you both.

CodeZTM wrote:I'm glad to finally see someone do this song.


To be fair, the song was used during the Quickening contest which produced a few videos to the song. So I can take credit for using the song first by any means.

CodeZTM wrote:Still though, I really liked it! It was a very interesting edit. :up:


Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby aesling » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:07 pm

I have to admit that I giggled a little at the "I can't feel my hands" bit, because I'm a terrible person, but great video, Scott! I really enjoyed it.
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Moonlight Soldier » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:42 pm

aesling wrote:I have to admit that I giggled a little at the "I can't feel my hands" bit, because I'm a terrible person, but great video, Scott! I really enjoyed it.


That's ok, I STILL laugh at all the I'M ON FIYAH parts X3
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Re: I'm Only Getting Started

Postby Shinodude » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:30 pm

I loved the editing but I just cant enjoy the song as much as I would like. It was fun to watch tho. And its made me finally check out FMA: Brotherhood. I've enjoyed the first 4 episodes.
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