Scott A Melzer wrote:Woah...
Boy, do I feel really stupid now.
Joe, I'm sorry if anything that I said came across as hurtful or mean. No, I wasn't "blowing off steam." If anything, all I felt was tired and a bit sad. I certainly didn't mean to say anything that was a "slap in the face" to people. I thought I was expressing myself clearly, but I guess not. I do think that you took much of what I said out of context (for instance, I never said that there haven't been any good videos since Bobby's, I just didn't want to write an exhaustive list), but I also understand that I'm not the best at expressing what I mean. We have a history of rubbing each other the wrong way. I've no interest in revisiting that. I don't want to not get along with ANYONE. It's no fun.
I didn't mean to spark this huge discussion. I still love AMVs, and have just been disappointed lately. In my work, in what I'm seeing at cons, etc. On the other hand, I have also seen some of the best stuff that I've seen in years. Some videos manage to use effects extremely well. I thought that Ian's "Shameless Rock Video" was a beautiful blend of concept AND effect. There have been others, but I don't want to waste everyone's time.
I've heard a lot of people calling this "The Year of the Slump." I've overheard creators, people at cons, people at panels, people online. I am just continuing my thoughts on this, not trying to insult everyone. I'm sorry if anyone took it that way. I was utterly shocked that Joe took my words to be hurtful and full of anger. I was exhausted and sad. There was honestly no anger whatsoever in me.
It's exactly this type of flare-up that happens that drives us apart. So, I'm appologizing. I hope that we all either "pull out of this slump" or that I'm just incredibly wrong and it's just my opinion and there IS no slump. And I hope no one was offended. Of COURSE to each his own. Of COURSE opinions vary. That's why we're not all making the same video, using the same music, using the same footage. If I even slightly implied that I thought different, then I'm shocked. Yes, I was originally very upset at Joe for "taking me out of context" and "twisting my words" but I went back and re-read my post and understand how he could have taken it that way. I want to be a "peace maker" not a "flame starter." *sigh*
Peace out. Best to everyone.
MaboroshiStudio wrote:Everyone connects differently, that is to be expected, and I agree with you on liking the video not the creator. People are caught up in too much fan worship and overlook the merits of a video I say. Then again, with anything you create you always run the risk of people not understanding it, but as I stated the most important thing is if you enjoyed making the video and are proud of it. I think expectations have become really high and sometimes people just want to have fun not. These are just anime music videos so have some fun...
MaboroshiStudio wrote:I was pretty reserved in stating my opinion here Vlad... I don't think you saw how I was back in the day where I was known for putting in a bunch of snappy low blows into a post. I had a problem with what Scott said and voiced my concern in a reserved manner imho that is all.
Vlad G Pohnert wrote:Sound about right Joe, as you get older your starting to calm down. Think of it this way, when you get to my age you should be fully mellowed down! Funny what age does to a person.... Have you checked for any gray hairs lately????
Kai Stromler wrote:I think a lot of the hard feelings that people have come from frustration at this; they KNOW there's good stuff out there, but it's being drowned by all the dross. There ARE good videos on the AWA Pro tapes that I slag on off and on; do I remember them? Yeah, bits and pieces, the cool concepts that stick. But what sticks more are the bad ones, videos with no attempt at motion synch, with mouths flapping every which way regardless of the song content, with pixels the size of your arm. Not individual videos, but a general impression of widespread suckitude, which casts an unfairly bad light on the good videos in the contest.
MaboroshiStudio wrote:I do see some gray in my bread of late doh...
MaboroshiStudio wrote:hahah you want to taste my fury Vlad?!? I think I have some venom left for someone since I have been saving it up lol, but yeah I am trying to live down my past behaviour and becoming a model old school amv creator I guess. I do see some gray in my bread of late doh... and I am only 27.
Vlad G Pohnert wrote:Hey...wait a minute, maybe we can start an exclusive AMV creator club for all those with gray hair.... Nind you I think if would be a very small membership size at the moment seeing the avarage age of everyone....
Auuuhhh, to be young again....
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