Section VII: Bringing It All Together part 1
So you've learned the basics to Vegas and you can make a standard AMV of sliced clips to music that probably doesn't relate to one another, but that's a lesson of an entirely different matter
The following is a project I'm working on for AFO 7 (a 2:20 AMV), a FMA amv simply because the music I'm using for the AMV fit it more, than lets say, Samurai Champloo (which was my original choice). Anyway, as you can see I have a LOT of layers. These layers are annoying yet crucial for 'added effects'. All those layers are effects, I haven't even begun editing video yet... nor ripped the dvds and selected scenes, all I have done is simply lay down all the effects.
For this project, I've decided to do effects first because with the song I'm using, it would seem logical for me to do so. If you can't see I have used in program generated medias as well as custom made medias that I've grabbed off of the internets and edited in photoshop.
KEY: Having an image editor, like Photoshop, can really help TREMENDOUSLY when doing effects such as lip syncing.
Don't be afraid though, you may have a different style of editing. Me, I'm a layer whore (when working on projects in photoshop, I have like 10+ layers) so I must have multiple layers for each item. Some may combine items into one video track while others will split it.
The next part to section 7 will discuss more on effects and this time, I will do masking