Wanted to know how to do a "perfect" amv.

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Wanted to know how to do a "perfect" amv.

Postby pyang » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:04 pm

I wanted some tips or ideas or whatever to help me do a "perfect" amv (when I have the time, though). I've seen a couple of good amvs that I don't seemed to catch any mistakes...because there's too many animes, short clips, and EFFECTS...so I wanted help...also, if any of u can...then please tell me how many programs I need...because I bave also saw many amvs with so many things happening like the anime would flow easily with the music and all the things IN the music...background effects...so, I really wanted to do one with two scenes happening at the same time...like blending in with each other, but different scenes to match different part of a song...Well, I know the basics like importing pix, anime, music...those small things... but not the ones that I really wanted to do...I can only think of what I wanted to do, but don't know how to do it...anyways, this is it! Thanks to those that are willing to Help me out... :)
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Postby Minion » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:23 pm

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Postby requiett » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:42 pm

Several things you should know about editing:

1. Always use the most popular anime, especially if it's from Cartoon Network. It's what everyone wants to see. No one ever gets sick of it, and that's why it's popular. If possible, leave the Cartoon Network logo on your footage, so everyone knows that you support them for airing your favorite shows.

2. Edit with DivX. Alot of people will bitch and whine and tell you not to do this, but it really saves a ton of space on your harddrive, so you can fit even more footage in your video, ultimately making it much better in the end, because more is always best. Also, it leaves a cool DivX watermark on your video, so when people see the logo, they know that they're able to watch it with the DivX codec.

3. Use lots of FX. In fact, use as many as possible. The less recognizable your footage is, the better. Now I know some people will bitch about your videos not having stories, but they're just old bitchy geezers. Stories are a thing of the past, and no one like them anymore. No one wants any of that "sit around the campfire and tell stories like a caveman" shit. This is 2007. This is the future. And in the future, you need lots of FX. Like that movie, Back to the Future: Part 2. They showed the future. It was full of special FX.

Besides, no one watches anime because it has stories either. Anime just looks cool. Take Inuyasha for example. It's an awesome show, and everyone loves it, and nothing even happens in the story for a good 200 episodes! By adding FX to your vids, you're also improving on the anime itself. If they could afford it, the animators would have completely covered up the animation with awesome digital FX.

4. Make lots of threads about how to improve your videos and perfect them. It's vital to spend as much time talking about AMVs and their processes as possible. You need to discuss all their most vital secrets and philsophies, so that by the time you actually get around to editing, you'll be a super-pro.

Ask lots of vague questions in this matter, and you'll get some surprisingly specific answers. People on this forum are always happy to share their vast cornfields of experiece with you, and you can leech that experience from them by reading what they have to say. Leech their experience like juicy nutrients for your budding skills. Then when harvest time comes, and you actually edit, your videos will be ten times as awesome, because you spent all your time preparing your mind and your mantra for it. It's best to actually edit as little as possible in practice, because that's not where the skills come from. It's all about from learning from others, and that's why this site exists.

I hope I've helped you in this regard.
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:50 pm

requiett, you have once again made my day with your awesome posts.
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Thanks "requiett"!!!

Postby pyang » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:02 pm

Thanks! I'll try my best when I have the time...it sure helps me learn more about doing an amv or "editing" like you said...well, thanks again!!!
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Re: Thanks "requiett"!!!

Postby angelx03 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:08 pm

pyang wrote:Thanks! I'll try my best when I have the time...it sure helps me learn more about doing an amv or "editing" like you said...well, thanks again!!!


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Re: Thanks "requiett"!!!

Postby CrackTheSky » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:24 pm

pyang wrote:Thanks! I'll try my best when I have the time...it sure helps me learn more about doing an amv or "editing" like you said...well, thanks again!!!


Requiett, I get the feeling that YOU'RE the reason we have so much crap on this site...:roll:

Basically, don't listen to anything Req's saying. Make what you want to make. There is no such thing as a universal "perfect" AMV. As long as you like it....that's all that matters.
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Postby kikai_saigono » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:32 pm

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Postby Krisqo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:41 pm

Burn me... send me to hell... PLEASE!!!!
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Re: Thanks "requiett"!!!

Postby NS » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:10 pm

pyang wrote:Thanks! I'll try my best when I have the time...it sure helps me learn more about doing an amv or "editing" like you said...well, thanks again!!!


Omg how stupid are you?.... Practice makes perfect don't ask opther ppl to tell you. If you have only WMM you won't make amvs with 20 things SMOOTHLY happening at once, but you can still make a good amv with it.
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Postby Autraya » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:11 am

Requiett ... you forgot to mention the "totally organic" star wipe. :roll:

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Re: Thanks "requiett"!!!

Postby sweetdeily » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:41 am

CrackTheSky wrote:
Requiett, I get the feeling that YOU'RE the reason we have so much crap on this site...:roll:

Basically, don't listen to anything Req's saying. Make what you want to make. There is no such thing as a universal "perfect" AMV. As long as you like it....that's all that matters.

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Postby Reigna » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:10 am

Requiett for Most Helpful.
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:29 am

Being as this is in the WMM board:

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