This is an idea I've had for at least 2 years but wanted to wait till the right moment to actually take action, including myself I would like to start a MEP with the cooperation of many editors using different r&b songs. Why 90?
Since I was small r&b has always been my absolute favorite musical genre, I'm down for any other genre of music too aside from country but r&b has always remained priority #1 to listen, sing, and dance to. I was born in the late 80s so during the 90s was when my musical tastes developed and today almost everyone I know around my age range agrees with me when I say the 90s was the golden era for modern r&b music, I could say the same for rap and hiphop as well. The state of these genres today in my mind can't even compare to how fantastic they were back in the day, almost anyone with no talent and whose only out to make an easy dollar can become an artist and that mindset has grown faster than it should over the years, there's no heart and soul in a majority of the songs I hear today. But that's a whole nother topic.
As for seeing r&b songs in quality amvs I have seen a good many since I got into the hobby and I have made a few myself along with other genre types but I don't see as much as r&b ones as I do other genres, and I don't think anyone has actually dedicated a MEP to r&b so I would like to gather many dedicated editors to do this and I will be creating my own parts for each segment. This entire MEP will be in 13 different segments both here on the org and on YT on a separate account entirely for the purpose of this MEP, the first 12 segments will have 7 editors and the last one will have 6. Right now I only need 6 editors for the first part, I will be including my own beta into it as well making it 7 and when the first part is finished I'll upload here and on YT to see how it does. Depending on how well the feedback is I'll ask for co-coordinators and more editors to be in future parts. Right now I'll take reserves and if you want to upload your beta before a MEP segment is uploaded that's fine.Allows & Restrictions:
As for the details of everyone's beta it can be anywhere from 30 seconds to 1:45 so be sure to pick your favorite parts of the song to edit to and/or combine. Including myself I've noticed that some editors don't commit to actually edit to a song they like because there's only a certain portion they could make work and the rest they can't for concept reasons but with this MEP it's no problem since you can just edit within the part you would desire to without worrying that your footage choice won't work for the rest.
You can pick any anime and/or scenes from video games (FF, Xeno, Zelda, & Tales for examples) aside from hentai, granted there are some r&b songs I know that can only work with hentai LOL but I want to keep this PG-13 rated at the most. Some animes have intimacy related scenes and that's fine for this MEP but please keep out any footage involving the naughty bits, ya'll know what they are. Violence and blood is fine but not too gratuitous and no gore or gross out scenes of any kind.
Many editors can use the same anime and/or make their part a mix and as for the songs any r&b song is fine and many editors can edit to a song from one artist but I can't have two editors editing to the same song from that artist since I would like to show variety in this with the songs, if you present your idea but someone else is already editing to that song I will have to ask that you try a different song. There are literally hundreds of decent r&b songs I've heard over the years and I know I have at least 600 in my collection that I consider the best so if you need a song just hit me up and I'll make a playlist for you. If you think you can turn your beta into an entire amv by all means go for it, just hit me up for which segment of it you would like in this MEP.
Most importantly I need a beta from everyone involved before you turn in your final version of it. If there are issues I address in your beta I will need another beta version that fixes those issues, however if I find that your beta is fine entirely I will not require a finished version of it. If you're confident enough that there aren't any issues even if I see at least one that's fine as long as it's just one issue and not related to the quality of the footage. My standards aren't high but common sense is common sense for certain situations, if you have a question about your footage quality then hit me before you start editing your part so we can work something out. Specs:
This MEP's segments will be available in MP4 format here on the org and AVI on YT. The parts for the entire MEP will be in 848x480 size for download here and 1280x720 size for YT, using my converter I'll situate the segments entirely to be in 1280x720. Please submit your beta in the aspect ratio of 848x480 in MP4 or AVI format. FPS will be 29.97.Recruitment Format:
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Song Artist/Song:Deadline & Release Dates:
There really isn't any, like I said before I'll collect 7 editors including myself for the first part and if it's successful I'll continue releasing more parts with more editors and myself in the following months until I have I reach enough for 13 parts. Each part will be released when the editors involved are finished.Final Remarks:
I'm busy with life as is and will be taking my time editing my first part and future ones so I expect everyone who would like to join in to not rush their parts. I'm sure ya'll are in the same situation as me so please take your time, if you do manage to get finished earlier than expected that's fine of course but anything and everything you can do to make your part the best it can be matters in the long run and I know for a fact that a majority edit better when they edit within their own pace. I know at least one good homie and exceptional editor whose from both YT and the org who would be down for this no questions asked, (I'm looking at you ReggieSmalls LOL!!), so I encourage anyone regardless of how you feel about your own editing skills or the genre to give this a shot. This MEP should prove interesting at the most when it's parts are finished. Editor: Jwalk0
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