What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

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What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Sushi-Shark » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:39 pm

Hello, guys! I'm the Sushi-Shark. Nice to meet all of you. I'm pretty new here, and I'm currently working on my first "real" AMV ever. It's current name is known as "The Case Study of the AMV Troll", and I'm hoping to highlight common mistakes I,as well as undoubtedly the rest of you, have observed in either amateur AMV makers or in AMV makers who don't put much effort in their projects.

The whole point of this video will be completely for satire, though, once the video is finished, I'll probably need someone to beta-view it just to make sure I don't cross any lines.

I know a decent amount of the jokes I'm going to be inserting in the AMV (A few classic techniques if you will); however, the jokes discussed have more to do with the actual footage than the tools/ effects used on said footage. I'm still working around and fussing with the tools; however, I don't have many specific names for some of the bad effects I have seen (All I know is that they don't look good and they don't blend well). The Scientifically Worst AMV: A Tragedy in 37 Parts by Illea and co. definitely helped give some pointers, but if you asked me to name any specific effects used, I wouldn't be able to tell you.

My question to you all is, when you watch a bad AMV, what specific effects do you frequently seen associated with them or what effects make for some of the worst AMVs, and why do they not work with their videos?

Thank you all for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Tigrin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm

I'm curious why your first "real" AMV is just making fun of other AMVs... why not just make an AMV? Instead of mocking or satirizing how others do their AMVs, why not just make a good AMV and avoid whatever you don't like?

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by tko03isaneditor » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 am

please add my music videos in your amv i would be honoured

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Fall_Child42 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm

Tigrin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Tigrin wrote:I'm curious why your first "real" AMV is just making fun of other AMVs... why not just make an AMV? Instead of mocking or satirizing how others do their AMVs, why not just make a good AMV and avoid whatever you don't like?
Hey some people get a bunch of inspiration and enjoyment out of poking fun at stuff. My second AMV did just the same. So Sushi Shark you are treading a noble yet silly path.

To answer you.

Twixtor.
Color overlays
Mask wipes
Excessive glow
Motion text of c the lyrics.

Imo
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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Shirahiko » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:29 am

Random opinion here:

It always depends on how the effect is used.

Twixtor for example can be annoying when its another I MADE A TWIXTOR AMV video. But if you use twixtor to dramatize/highlight one scene its totally fine imo.
For example a drama video and someones about to fall down a cliff in slow motion I wouldnt mind some twixtor etc.

Same with Text. It CAN be good if u get creative with it and MAKE it work.
(most people just do cool 3d text on their overglowed twixtor videos tho haha)

Same goes the other way around I guess:

Use cookie cutter shitty
Mask Shitty
Do a shitty crossover video that just lives from being a crossover and a girl is hit by a car
Do 789099034 eye zooms

Also:

dont disable resample
make a dating sim reference
use bad 3d transitions
edit a video that doesnt fit the song at all
USE TV SIMULATOR


Okay I have to correct myself there IS one effect in Sony Vegas that I hate-
I HATE Tv Simulator and everyone who uses it shall be burned to ashes.

To conclude this:
I totally Agree that overusing and effect is annoying, but finding new ways to use an effect in a good, fitting way is kind of the key.
(and dont use tv simulator)

Thanks.
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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Sushi-Shark » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:24 pm

Fall_Child42 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:36 pm
Fall_Child42 wrote:
Tigrin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Tigrin wrote:I'm curious why your first "real" AMV is just making fun of other AMVs... why not just make an AMV? Instead of mocking or satirizing how others do their AMVs, why not just make a good AMV and avoid whatever you don't like?
Hey some people get a bunch of inspiration and enjoyment out of poking fun at stuff. My second AMV did just the same. So Sushi Shark you are treading a noble yet silly path.

To answer you.

Twixtor.
Color overlays
Mask wipes
Excessive glow
Motion text of c the lyrics.

Imo
That's good to note. Thank you so much for your help.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Sushi-Shark » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:16 am

Shirahiko wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:29 am
Shirahiko wrote:Random opinion here:

It always depends on how the effect is used.

Twixtor for example can be annoying when its another I MADE A TWIXTOR AMV video. But if you use twixtor to dramatize/highlight one scene its totally fine imo.
For example a drama video and someones about to fall down a cliff in slow motion I wouldnt mind some twixtor etc.

Same with Text. It CAN be good if u get creative with it and MAKE it work.
(most people just do cool 3d text on their overglowed twixtor videos tho haha)

Same goes the other way around I guess:

Use cookie cutter shitty
Mask Shitty
Do a shitty crossover video that just lives from being a crossover and a girl is hit by a car
Do 789099034 eye zooms

Also:

dont disable resample
make a dating sim reference
use bad 3d transitions
edit a video that doesnt fit the song at all
USE TV SIMULATOR


Okay I have to correct myself there IS one effect in Sony Vegas that I hate-
I HATE Tv Simulator and everyone who uses it shall be burned to ashes.

To conclude this:
I totally Agree that overusing and effect is annoying, but finding new ways to use an effect in a good, fitting way is kind of the key.
(and dont use tv simulator)

Thanks.
Hmm..

That's also good to note. From what I have seen, effects as a whole are mostly designed so they are barely noticed by the viewer. If they are noticed, they are not to detract from the video. Using effects incorrectly or so frequently they detract from the video is unacceptable. I will make sure to keep these factors in mind. Thank you so much for your help.

I will make sure to keep your notes on TV simulator in mind. I will admit that it took me a little while to look it up, but now that I know what it looks like, I should be able to avoid it now. Thank you so much for your help.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by CrackTheSky » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:42 am

Pretty much every effect in Instagram AMVs.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by vkamv » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:39 am

CrackTheSky wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:42 am
CrackTheSky wrote:Pretty much every effect in Instagram AMVs.
I wouldn't say the effects in Instagram AMVs are bad themselves, just how they are applied. Sloppily or with care. I've seen some full length AMVs using those same type of effects and making some very nice, artistic, and impacting AMVs. I really liked this one in particular:



I don't think it would have the same type of impact without the effects. Some say effects aren't needed, but how can you make an AMV like that without effects? Therefore, when they say effects aren't needed they are in essence saying these type of AMVs aren't needed.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Mol » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:51 am

Too bright flashes that are spammed on vid
Scenes that repeat in annoying way or too many times
Harsh cut with annoying sound at end of amv
Effects for sake of effects
Ghost frames everywhere
Bad lipsync, masking
Masking for the sake of masking
:bzz2: Making amv for the sake of making amv :bzz:
Still better than that MMO.
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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by CrackTheSky » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:34 pm

vkamv wrote:I don't think it would have the same type of impact without the effects. Some say effects aren't needed, but how can you make an AMV like that without effects? Therefore, when they say effects aren't needed they are in essence saying these type of AMVs aren't needed.
I never said effects aren't needed, I was just answering the question posed by the OP -- the effects used in IG-style AMVs are definitely overused.

Also, personal preference and all -- shaky-camera-Twixtor-abusing-zoom-heavy-monochromatic stuff like what you posted are just not my thing, no matter the length, almost without exception. People are free to like whatever they like, that's fine, but personally I find the style annoying.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Zarxrax » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm

Star Wipe is still overused isn't it? Wait what year is it now?

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Yak_NN » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:31 am

Some of these things seem to never go away!
As for me, the one thing that always bug me is how every second AMV seems to try to add "depth" to the song by putting an "echo" effect on it. It doesn't make it better. It might be good if used on an epic part of the song applied to an epic scene, but apart from that, please leave the poor song as it is...

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by seasons » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:27 am

Yak_NN wrote:As for me, the one thing that always bug me is how every second AMV seems to try to add "depth" to the song by putting an "echo" effect on it.
Any examples of this?

PM me if you don’t feel like singling out any AMVs or editors in public.

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Re: What are the Most Annoying/ Overused Effects in AMVs?

Post by Yak_NN » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:29 pm

I don't have any specific example on hand, but it's definitely something I've heard a couple times and it annoyed me. The main problem is that since I didn't like that, I didn't keep the video in a list neither did I subscribe to the channel! But if I come accross an example, I'll PM you as not to bitch visibly about someone else's work in public.

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