Special Effects Videos

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Special Effects Videos

Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:32 am

This thread is for recommending the very best amvs that either CONTAIN the best Special Effects or USE Special Effects in the BEST WAY.

Examples of special effects include masking, rotoscoping, colour manipulations, 2D and 3D original animation, image distorting, warping, morphing, transitions and so on.

Dissolves, fades and fast cuts are not special effects.

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Postby Swordfish23 » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:06 am


This is the best video ive ever seen, currently number 1 one the list of best videos. It has the best Special Effects ive ever seen in any video and Koop did a wonderful Job. If you wanna see some spectacular special effects check this one out.
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Postby gundamzuki » Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:53 am

Because it belongs in here. Period.
More precisely, the seamless integration of Bebop and Trigun is beautifull. The first AMV I ever saw, and still one of my favorites.



And Euphoria was good, I'll readilly admit that. Well deserving a mention, but the effects were overdone for my tastes.
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Postby Bakadeshi [AuN Studios] » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:53 pm



Best use of visual effects period. One of the few videos where the effects, though many of them, all serve to aid in presenting the story and mood of the video, and done very very well at that. This video is chock full of the kind of effects I like to see in a video, ones that are dificult to even notice unless you know the original anime, but is used to accentuate or totally change a scene for the purpose of the video. This is excellent showcase of how AE should be used to make a video.

Not only that, but the video follows a strong story, and one totally different from that of the original anime to boot. Its an alternate story arc made up completely for the video.
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Postby Tono_Fyr » Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:57 pm


Why I think it's awesome:
Because the effects are just insanely good, and really show of what can be done with after effects. They serve to add to the feel of the video. While some will say "oh, that's mostly just for the "Shiny" effect" it also serves to add to the chaos, not simply to the jaw drop.
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Postby badmartialarts » Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:58 am


The awesomeness of this video is that it's very flashy yet the flashes are purposeful, they show the...ooh, wait, I almost spoiled the video for you. Great use of effects (and voiceovers) to recast an anime in a new light and storyline.
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Postby basketkase345 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:28 am



My girlfriend is absolutely hooked on this video. Its really good and has great effects and transitions.
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Postby CaTaClYsM » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:47 am



Hard to say why I like it. The fast pace, the cool song, the great scene selection, the blatant layer abuse (as AD calls it), and all the cool effects. Hard to describe it any better than that.
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Postby RKrenz » Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:44 pm

Once again..



The special effects used in this one makes it really great. In my eyes, the "secret" ending is the best.
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Postby Knowname » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:25 am

The video that most blows my mind because of the shear magnitude of putting it all together, carefully cutting out all the models, pasteing it all in even making the various zooms and backgrounds and mock set is easily Sierra Lorna's Elvis vs. Anime.
However, if your not interested in intricuit design I really don't think you'd be interested.

A video that's just BRIMMING with digital effects (though as a creator their only a $300 program away) is Fluxmeister's Endure video, also of note is Piano's Secret Waltze mad, it's got alotta effects even for a mad!! Both videos should be very entertaining though the mad is heavy on the hd.

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Postby gangstaj8 » Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:09 am



By far, the best eye-popping visual effects. And it was all done with still frames.
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Postby billy_wires » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:07 pm



This video has an amazing use of special effects. I love this video, and I hate effects. If that's not enough to convince you, click the image and download it yourself:
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Yup, you're reading that right. It's so good, it gets above a 10 in the effects catagory. DEW IT!
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Postby Scandia » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:47 pm

I recommend MCVarmazi's "Hans Axel von Fersen!"

It features fantastic use of text and other effects. It blends 2 and 3 different textures quite well at a time.

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Postby Tseng808 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 1:09 pm

i peronsally say Requietts latest creation...
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Postby genestarwind21122 » Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:02 pm

I have to say this is a great video. Obviously it is because it is currently #3 on the top 10% and that is Shounen Bushidou. I'm speechless.

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