DJ_Izumi wrote: You see how spoiled an AMV editor is when they don't have to MAKE the footage they edit first. Everything from depth of field to image compsition to camera movement are things that are pre-determined but not when you're doing all original content.
animefreak00007 wrote:I actually found it to be the opposite for me, I found it easier to set up shots and camera movement because from watching anime and editing clips from it I kind of got the sense of how the camera should move and what kind of compositions look good. In fact I think setting up the camera became my favorite part of the film process when I started taking production classes. Now lighting I would say we are spoiled on, I really wish I was better at lighting, I guess its okay since my film style tends to be a bit darker and gritter though.
I really like the begging of it though it was almost like a movie, and I do agree amv editing does give you an advantage on editing in the intro classes (our school called it Production 1). This is my most recent short film though done for a project in my junior project class if your interested in checking it out.
DJ_Izumi wrote:Well, it's important to note however that a lot of shots you see in anime, while common in film, are uncommon in anime. Most of my exterior shots as they pile out of the truck and set stuff up are moving glidecam shots. These are uncommon in anime cause in anime they are typically budget blowing CG/crazy entire background animated moving shots. The same kinda shots that get cherry picked to use in AMVs, even if they're pretty typical following shots in film and television.
Pwolf wrote:That makes no sense at all.
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