No reason to feel stupid man... I just wanted to point out how it kinda sounded like. I wasn't hurt by what you said, but I was bothered by what you said since many might take offense to it and some did. You know me and if I am really pissed at someone they get a NASTY post usually heh, but I have changed my ways. I also really don't feel I took what you said too much out of context Scott, and other people got from the post what I did as well. I know how ya feel about the current status of amvs and I felt the same way when I was watching the AWA Pro contest tapes, but nobody is perfect and I try to remind myself people are doing this to have fun not to be professionals or artists always.
I just think the way you put it came off the wrong way I think and we have all done that in the past... that or maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to say, but when I saw the "we're" part at the end it looked like you were speaking for everyone. If that isn't what you meant that is all cool man... and I really doubt you meant it that way, but it read like the gospel according to Scott (hehe I am so kidding here lol). As far as our history, it is just that and let it die in the past.
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.