What I have learned about making AMV's: The Beat
After making a few AMV's and seeing a few others, I have to say that one of the most important aspects of a good AMV is it's beat. Even tough this is but one of many things that decides if an AMV is good or bad, synchronization between video and audio is what changes how the AMV feels.
AMV's that are off beat will usually be unpleasant to watch and to confusing to understand. It just doesn't feel right and our end reaction is usually wither confusion, understanding or, most of the time, RAGE! However, when an AMV is on beat, it flows nicely and softly and doesn't hurt the eyes of the viewer, thus making viewers feel like they didn't waste their time. A good flow in an AMV is usually a sign of experience and/or effort.
However, not all off beat AMV's are due to laziness. I have experience the horror of making an AMV that was off beat myself, and it was frustrating to not be able to fix it. It was caused by a small error with my editor and I ended up scrapping the project and starting a new one from the start.
If asked to compare an AMV to a human, I would say that the beat of the song would be the skeleton, the basic frame on which you build your AMV. It gives a shape to the video and solidifies how good it actually is.
Well, that's some of what I learned about making AMV's.
Till next time, C ya
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