The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kionon » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:50 pm

It'd take me a while to come up with something as long as Erik's, but there's my favorite AMV of all time:

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby ngsilver » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:09 pm

<< MFW I already linked most of those listed videos in a previous post ^^()

But yes, good stuff.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Tigrin » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:07 pm

Thanks for the recs! I'm slowly getting through all of these and it's fascinating but I gotta shut this down for a second



Wait what??? EK used to make AMVs?? My brain can't handle this information and yet it makes total sense. :uhoh:

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kireblue » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:13 pm

Tigrin wrote:Thanks for the recs! I'm slowly getting through all of these and it's fascinating but I gotta shut this down for a second



Wait what??? EK used to make AMVs?? My brain can't handle this information and yet it makes total sense. :uhoh:

I didn't actually know that she did anything other than AMVs :shock: . I just now found out about all her other stuff after reading your response.

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kionon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:17 pm

...I knew EK from UT (our university) as well as AMVs, she worked in the same office as my best friend, Clint. Carlos (Machine) was also there at the time, he and I even worked in the same building. I'm going to bet Tigrin knows her from her comics.

Back on topic, I'm putting together a list of 1990-2001 AMVs in my collection now, I think some of them aren't even cataloged on the Org.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Tigrin » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:34 pm

Kionon wrote:...I knew EK from UT (our university) as well as AMVs, she worked in the same office as my best friend, Clint. Carlos (Machine) was also there at the time, he and I even worked in the same building. I'm going to bet Tigrin knows her from her comics.


What!! That's so cool, I'm geeking out. Yeah I know of her from when I started reading her comic TJ and Amal a few years ago, and I follow her on Tumblr. Recently she's been really into Yuri on Ice and drawing comics and doujinshi for it. Now that I know she also made AMVs I think she is even more awesome. :up: I've been meaning to pick up her doujinshi and her PDF of "Whisper Grass".

Back on topic, some thoughts from some of the videos Erik posted that I watched earlier:
- Euphoria - I... I'm sorry, I couldn't finish it. I think after watching some of these old AMVs I've confirmed that I just don't care for motion graphics. I'm not sure why this is rated so highly? A legacy thing maybe.
- CHIHUAHUA! - was this seriously their first AMV? that lip sync is on point o_o so fun to watch
- I Wish I Was a Lesbian - so do I
- AMV Hell - some of the later ones were definitely better and funnier, this occasionally made me feel uncomfortable? (the spanking bit)
- Hold me now - how do so many Princess Tutu videos make this anime look fricking awesome, it's not awesome, I want the time back I spent watching it

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kionon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:55 pm

I like Damaged Rei Mix by Kewp more than I liked Euphoria.

As for Hold Me now, I'm a pretty big fan of Tutu, and I met the creator (she did a small sketch of Rue for me), and it was pretty cool. We probably just have very different ideas of what constitutes a good show, but that's not so surprising. My favorite works are not very popular.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Tigrin » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:34 pm

Kionon wrote:As for Hold Me now, I'm a pretty big fan of Tutu, and I met the creator (she did a small sketch of Rue for me), and it was pretty cool. We probably just have very different ideas of what constitutes a good show, but that's not so surprising. My favorite works are not very popular.


That's cool. :D I like a lot of things that are not very popular either. :shrug: My issue with Princess Tutu was more that the pacing of the show was glacier slow. I think the reason I love Princess Tutu AMVs, but don't care much for the show itself, is that AMVs can kind of condense things down to the best parts of the show and create a more concise story. There was a lot of cool things about Princess Tutu and it was a bit lost in a muddled story, confused character motivations, and slow pacing. It's been years since I saw it, though, and I'm just not much of a shoujo person.

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby seasons » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:49 pm

Kionon wrote:It'd take me a while to come up with something as long as Erik's, but there's my favorite AMV of all time:



Is there a download for this anywhere?

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kionon » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:17 am

Yup, here.

I have a lot of ErMaC's stuff, so if any of his other stuff isn't linked, I can add it to my dropbox.

Okay, here's my list. I'll add vidids if they catalog entries, if they don't have links that work or they don't have entries, I'll put them on dropbox. I organise my videos by series, then year, then studio/editor. I'm only adding things 2001 or before (2001 is the year I started on the Org, so from my own vantage point, we moved into the "modern" period in 2001).








(Original is here, remake I helped with below:)



Video: Top Gun
Category: Drama, Action
Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Song: Top Gun Theme
Artist: Top Gun
Creator: Kusoyaro



























All of Quu's early stuff. Quu was also the editor who got me into editing, and I miss Patrick nearly every day. If not for Quu, I wouldn't be here.

Basically all of the early stuff from OtakuVengeance.

Everything from You Know Who.

Early stuff from Kusoyaro.

I have to add stuff for HMTV (Harsh Mistress Television), because only one is even cataloged via Proxy. The last internet record seems to be from one of the studio members, DJ CatSkratch who said:

I used to make AMVs many many years ago. I was a part of HMTV (Harsh Mistress Televistion) We made 20 videos, but only 3 of them really gained any attention. Our "I Must Increase My Bust" video was VERY well known (and there's no surprise why) and we made an EVA video to Pink Floyd's "Mother" which also was very popular (And I won a couple awards for it too, heh) but yeah, those were good times. I have so many ideas for new videos, its just a matter of time to make them these days. If anyone has seen them, by all means lemme know what you think! Thanks!


I have maybe three of their videos...?

Everything from Bobby "C-Ko" Beaver (I'll upload his stuff and edit it in when I finish this list). Same with Matt "Armitage" Demicco. And Marc Hairston.

And everything from my old pals the Sempai crew, not that I've spoken to any of them recently, Catnip, Bel, Kestrel, and Tonbo. NTH GEN MAISON IKKOKU VHS COPIES FOR ALL!!!

Also, of my own early works, the previously mentioned is probably best and has sort of stood the test of time.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Tigrin » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:17 pm

Thanks Kionon!! I'm slowly getting through these too. :)

Some thoughts so far:
"The Pain of Friendship" - this made me a little emotional, good choice of song
"Battle Chess" - where is it I want to see it ;_;
"Evangelion Opus" - I feel like if this were to be remastered and entered in contests it would still win Best in Show today. came across as unintentionally funny though, particularly some of the lyric sync
"Larger Than Life" - yes please more very serious anime to boy bands
"Memories Dance" - great concept and yay Loreena McKennitt

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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Kionon » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:59 am

Tigrin wrote:Thanks Kionon!! I'm slowly getting through these too. :)

Some thoughts so far:
"The Pain of Friendship" - this made me a little emotional, good choice of song
"Battle Chess" - where is it I want to see it ;_;
"Evangelion Opus" - I feel like if this were to be remastered and entered in contests it would still win Best in Show today. came across as unintentionally funny though, particularly some of the lyric sync
"Larger Than Life" - yes please more very serious anime to boy bands
"Memories Dance" - great concept and yay Loreena McKennitt


Believe it or not, that's still only like 75%. I fell asleep before I could finish. Kaysow did all the remakes, so here you go:


I'll upload Battle Chess, hold on.

If you watch my 2001 videos, you'll get a good feel for what we were working with at the time, and I was not really a good editor. But it set the stage for developing a style that I still maintain today.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby serDouglass » Wed May 24, 2017 12:32 am

Hahaha, wow. Talk about timing. I was just searching for 'Itinerant Press' in google looking for something completely unrelated, and it brought me here.

I can't believe I'm remembered at _all_ much less being categorized as malingering amongst the 'influential,' much less within light years of anyone called 'best.'

Especially not for a video that I made fifteen years ago, and I don't think has had a copy online since the original Waldo's FTP server went down, almost as long ago - :book: (that's history for you, folks! - using a video editor that only let me change clip length and employ simple transitions, using 4th generation fansubs. :rofl: Since you were kind enough to mention it, I figured the least I could do was upload the file so people could actually see it.

I'd always planned to go back and redo it once the entire Utena TV series was available on DVD, and I acquired and learned the ins and outs of Premiere... well, we've seen how that worked out! If you're interested enough to check out the Rose And Release videos, it's an interesting examination in how much difference a more capable editing suite can make. Like being able to see the audio wave forms to sync up action and audio instead of winging it by ear.

It's certainly been a trip down memory lane, and I'm both flattered and immensely _humbled_ to even be mentioned in the same thread, much less post as luminaries like Caldwell, Kusoyaro, VicBond007, Quu... it makes me want to say, 'oh, you're thinking of that OTHER Itinerant Press... y'know, the GOOD one.'


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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby Scintilla » Wed May 24, 2017 7:14 am

kireblue wrote:A few years ago, me and Vivifx did a "Almost Classic AMVs" panel where we discussed some of the most influential AMVs from 2008-2010. Here is the blurb that we wrote for it.
2008 - 2010 was a great time for AMVs. The barriers of entry to start editing were almost non-existent, the Youtube AMV community was at its peak, and the surge of new and creative digital effects was in full swing. Join Kireblue and Vivifx as they take a trip down memory lane and showcase some of their favorite videos from the time period that shifted the direction of the entire AMV community.


You can view our notes for the panel here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... ring/quote]
kireblue and ViviFX wrote:A Thousand Miles (the song that started the piano keys effect)

I strenuously object. Anyone who was around in 2003 knows that Daniel Chang's "Evolution" (using the song of the same name by Ayumi Hamasaki) was infamous for popularizing the "piano keys" effect.
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Re: The best or most influential "classic" AMVs

Postby ngsilver » Wed May 24, 2017 2:33 pm

I WAS around in 2003.... and I honestly didn't know that... I would have attributed it to a few other videos instead myself...
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