Is subs in a AMV a good thing or a bad thing?

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Is subs in a AMV a good thing or a bad thing?

Postby OmegaBastard » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:26 pm

I am wondering to all you music video makers. Having subtitles in your videos a good thing or bad thing. I want to hear some of your views on the matter at hand.[/quote]
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Postby Pas » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:32 pm

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Re: Is subs in a AMV a good thing or a bad thing?

Postby CodeZTM » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:05 pm

OmegaBastard wrote:I am wondering to all you music video makers. Having subtitles in your videos a good thing or bad thing. I want to hear some of your views on the matter at hand.
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No. Generally, subtitles is quite annoying and distracting. They also have a lot of negative side effects to them as well.

So.... NO
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:37 pm

Entirely dependent on whether or not you made them and put them in.
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Postby Sukunai » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:56 pm

Come on, we all know you need stray subs, and you also should ad the Cartoon network logo.

And my personal fav way too many special effects.

Not to mention the same bloomin clips everyone else is using to the exact same anime clips, or differentiated by a new song choice.
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Postby Ojamajo_LimePie » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:13 am

Do you mean subtitles as in fansubs/DVD rips, or subtitles as in subtitling the lyrics to a non-English song you're using for the AMV? If it's the first, NO! If it's the second, I'd recommend finding a guide for making a softsub file, which you can offer for download alongside the finished AMV.
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Postby Athena » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:16 am

I'd rather not see subs of any type.

Perhaps softsubs for the first runthrough of a non-english song, but only once. Once I know what the words are saying, I never feel the need to use the subs again.
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Postby Scott Green » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:38 am

another point :|

btw: the more subs the better
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Postby The Wired Knight » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:50 am

Unless they are

A) Translations of a song the viewer likely doesn't understand
B) Translations of what characters are saying either seriously or humerously
C) The lyrics to an AC DC song

they don't belong.
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Postby Shui » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:02 am

I got a strategy 4 u. Just put another text over the subs and write in it :
"GODIX FTW ! BOW TO HIM !" and you'll get Godix to love ur subbed amv.


Subs are just a sign of unprofessionality in this community and they f*ckin like to flame at newbs and think of themself that they're the best. So better ask in a Y0utube Channel if they like subs or not.
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Postby Falconone » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:26 am

I dont like Subs like Fansubs or from DVD.
Only if someone made it to it, that i can understand the text of the song. One video by which i was lucky to have subs is Machistador
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Postby Douggie » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:06 am

Well, subs are better than dubs... :O

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I liked the subs in "A Total Waste of 6 Minutes and 35 Seconds" though.. :D
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Postby Megamom » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:17 pm

Death to the SubImage ... death ... an AMV not deserve it ... nooo!
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Postby Sukunai » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:12 pm

Douggie wrote:Well, subs are better than dubs... :O

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I liked the subs in "A Total Waste of 6 Minutes and 35 Seconds" though.. :D


Those weren't subs, they were bubbles, there's a difference :)
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Postby Kitsuner » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:47 pm

This thread is now about whether text looks good when used in AMVs.
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