I'm laughing about people always complying about after effects on videos, saying those kind of vids are always most effect-oriented, without anything behind the effects. IMO, those kind of ppl are just envious persons, too lazy to learn the basics of this software and who prefer waste their time criticising videos using after effects instead of trying to use it correctly by themselves
There are several really famous videos out there using AE in differents ways and some are really really well done IMO. Sometimes, ppl use ae too heavily for nothing but that's not the case everytime .do you think it would be possible to make shounen bushidou, whisper of the beast, charcoal sketched dreams or recollection (for example) without ae?; i guess no. Well, it would be possible by using some photo soft but would be way too long. I'm not making a comparaison between my vids and those masterpieces but trying to explain some ppl have to respect those works even if this is not their taste.
Tono_Fyr wrote:Brakus wrote:"Das Omen" won the Judge's Award. Still goes to show you, videos with (well-used) After Effects still win contests more often than those that don't (use them at all).
But, that video not only sucked conceptually, but the effects were poorly timed and didn't capture the mood of the song. Not to say that AE CAN"T be used to make good stuff, but I'm saying that that particular video was rather shity, and this is comming from someone who REALLY wanted to like it (I love the song).
After Effects wasn't well used, it was used as a cover for a shity vid
About my video (das omen) now, i'm tired of stupid ppl saying "OMG EFFECTS, WEIRD TIMING....", especially you Tono_Fyr because i already knew your point of view on the video
I now everyone's opinion on the subject is different and i have to accept all of these but i don't think a litle person like you can be omniscient (i assume you're not god, neh ), so you might do not like the video but don t flame about it saying all the time "this video has nothing....". I personnally think this is my best individual work from now and i tried to create something NEW with both, the anime and the song : on some effects i know it was a failure (for example the 3d mosaic that ppl may don't like), but also on some others it wasn't, at least IMO.
I can be wrong but i guess if i was totally wrong the video didn't win 3 of the 4 contests it was submited (maybe all the judges were AE-fans and love E nome or VHD but i don't think that was the case for all of the cons..... )
/end of "criticisms", I'm glad i won those 3 awards and congrats to all the winners.
PS : into the fire was a collaborative video (made by Dark-Krystal, Olw, yonestie and I), all honours aren't to be mine and i must say WE're happy it won best drama.
PS' : At least a quarter of into the fire was made on AE, btw