GloryQuestor wrote: If you are talking earliest surviving fan-created AMV, one could argue that 1981's Daicon III Opening Animation could fit that description, as Daicon Films was nothing more than three anime fans creating a custom music video to open the convention. Asides from Daicon III OP, though, "All You Need is Love" is probably the earliest surviving one I know of.
Yeah, I'm definitely just talking about fan-created AMVs, the likes of which we still edit today.
I love Daicon III but I'm talking about fan-created stuff/not original animation.
Curious what came between "All You Need is Love" and Kevin Caldwell (just because Kevin Caldwell's stuff
is well-cataloged with precise release dates).
I am really interested in the works of You Know Who but all of his AMVs are generically dated 1990-00-00, so there has never been any way to know when they actually came out. (If you're reading this, You Know Who Really
, and you can elaborate on when/where your AMVs were first released, I would love to know).
jingoro's "In My Heart
" has a release date listed of 1993-01-01, which feels
more like a generic date selected than one that's truly accurate. Actually, the video is described as participating in the 2002 AWA AMV contest, but this may be the remastered/recreated version of the video that's uploaded to the org. "The master copy of this was destroyed in a tornado," he says. And his entry for "I'm Gonna Fly" (also listed as 1993-01-01) says "The masters for this video were destroyed in a tornado in 1997," so maybe the 1993 date is accurate. I just wish I knew when in 1993, and more importantly, where on earth these videos were released/shared/debuted/screened. Like, there had to be some precedent for jingoro to follow, something he'd seen before that would have inspired him to do this. One imagines a fan like him encountering AMVs at a primative early 90s anime/comic convention, or perhaps watching AMVs that were tacked onto the end of some passed-around fansub on VHS (as I've heard they sometimes were, but which ones and when, I don't know). This is all speculation, it's easy to imagine how this stuff probably happened but I'd like to hear it from someone who was actually there or has been in contact with somebody else who was.
bugmucher's "untitled ranma 1/2 edit project
" has a release date of 1994-02-11, one of the earliest cataloged videos in the database I can find that actually has a legitimate date attached to it.
RichLather's "Young Punks on Bikes
" is dated 1989-12-15, with a remastered copy made in 2003 uploaded to the Org. His Nausicaa AMV, "Nausicaa, the Reluctant Warrior
," has a release date of 1990-06-01 (editor's note: "This won "Best Music Video" at ChibiCon waaaaay back in 1991, I think."), and the version that's uploaded to the Org was remastered in 1998. Both of these videos, as they're watchable today, are probably a lot cleaner and better-edited than they originally were when they were first screened. This has got me wondering exactly how many other videos were in this 1991 AMV CONTEST
, whatever happened to them over time, and whether or not any other such screenings ever took place before that. This is what gets to me: in a pre-Internet world there had to have been other some way for people to pass around the very idea of making AMVs, and also to organize these kind of contests, but everyone's just like "yeah, that all just happened those were the days lol."