Memories of making your first AMV

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Memories of making your first AMV

Post by DuoEnigma » Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:31 am

I don't know why, but I like hearing about creators making their first amvs, and than comparing your new stuff to the old days. I correctly only have "1" AMV, and I rarely experiment with dvd footage and avs. First time Riping and messing with the avs...Ahhh so confusing. But I learned to get a handle of it (still learning considering I am in the process of my second amv )

but for my first amv or my only amv. I look back at it, and notice so many things I could have fixed. Such as quality, timing, and resolution but overall I was very proud of my first AMV. Now that I look at my new work (2nd amv coming soon to the org) I feel I have come a long way. What about you guys/gals do you still watch your first amvs? and compare your current work with what you have done in the past?
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Re: Memories of making your first AMV

Post by Scintilla » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:03 pm

DuoEnigma wrote:I don't know why, but I like hearing about creators making their first amvs, and than comparing your new stuff to the old days.
Banged out in a few days in Windows Movie Maker (1).
Footage taken from VCD, audio mixed by me from CD sources plus sound bytes sampled (not ripped) from the VCD.
Most or all lip synching done for me by the people who made the fan parody on the VCD.
No resizing, processing, or anything.
.WMV export.
Sucked.
DuoEnigma wrote:do you still watch your first amvs?
No.
DuoEnigma wrote:and compare your current work with what you have done in the past?
Maybe if I make another comedy I can compare that to my 2003 stuff, but other than that, no.
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Post by GloryQuestor » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:19 pm

Do I watch all my old AMVs? Of course! :D

I only make AMVs that I like to watch over and over again. I find that's the enjoyment of making AMVs in the first place: No matter how long you work on an AMV, the finished product should be something that you personally like to watch and enjoy. :)

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Post by downwithpants » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:57 pm

making my first video was by far the most fun i had making a vid. i rarely watch that vid now.

when i was making my 2nd and 3rd videos, i used all the mistakes in my 1st vid as a bank of things to avoid and all the success in that vid as a bank of things to improve. i still observe mistakes in my previous videos and videos of others, and successes in my previous videos and those of others to shape my videos.
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Re: Memories of making your first AMV

Post by mexicanjunior » Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:09 pm

DuoEnigma wrote:What about you guys/gals do you still watch your first amvs? and compare your current work with what you have done in the past?
Yep, it's always fun to watch the old stuff, reminds me of how much I used to enjoy editing. :P

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Post by *inverse* » Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:42 pm

I remember my first AMV - I was so excited about it, I would watch it over and over again. I had it (along with others) up on Kazaa for the longest time.

Then I came to this website, and everything changed - at least my style has improved a little ^^;

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Post by Farlo » Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:46 pm

my first amv, was me ripping apart carlos' faces of death video, fluxy's gats and god video, and ssgwnbtd's wait and bleed video...

i chopped em and stuck it with some shitty SOAD(god how did i stand that shit back then) song...

it sucked ass, but at least i keep my videos simular(the ass sucking aspect)

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Post by Voices_Of_Ryan » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:37 pm

The first one I have any record of (or recolection) that I made without any help was on a Vcr + DVD Player setup. It had those crappy pause and play signals at the upper right hand corner that I never could figure out how to get rid of (:roll:). It used random Dragonballz footage (from cartoon network ofcourse) some Evangelion I had on bad quailty vhs, a few tenchi ep's some pokemon and ofcourse Digimon (which still kicks so much ass btw.. I'm glad I saved some Episodes on VHS from fox).

It was done to "We got the Power" by I THINK Aretha Franklin (which the spelling is all wrong on, but I'm not even sure she did the song). It was a pretty by the books action video and I still have it on vhs (though the vhs is now so messed up by the tape wearing out that I'm not even sure it plays).

What makes this video so neat to me, is the fact that I actually did do some pretty decent syncing with the VCR/Dvd player setup (nothing like Vlad or Kevin, but hey.. who's perfect :P?).

My first Pc video stemmed from having watched quite a few digital videos over at Vegetto, Castor and Meri's sites. I finally got into that kind of editing with my first Digital video done back in either '02 or '03 (quite frankly I forget). It was a while after that, that I actually really started making digital videos and asking for help...
My first Digital video was done with some footage from other videos and some editing in Virtual Dub and it got lost when I whiped my K6-2 drives a while back.

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Post by DuoEnigma » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:55 pm

^Nah, dude don't worry about it. The more the better....
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Post by Qyot27 » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:56 pm

My first video experiments were a couple of songs I tacked over rips of Megaman 8 and Megaman X4 cutscenes. My first real video was made from rips of some of the video games I had (which was the only anime-type sourcing I had back then), and crappy downloaded copies of Transformers: The Movie, a few commercials, a subbed episode of DBZ, and Robotech II: The Sentinels.

I didn't pay attention to the beats of the song at all, or the lyrics, but focused on making the clips flow based only on how well I thought one clip segued into the next. It was to "When Worlds Collide", and yes, I did remaster it over a year ago once I got most of those things on DVD. The original took me a couple of days, I believe.

I don't think it was a bad video, and considering I edited it in VDub (like all of my videos from before July 2003), it's actually pretty good. I still enjoy watching it, even though I've improved a lot.
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Post by Kristyrat » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:08 pm

I can't really say I'm a senior editor or anything (only done 5 vids, working on my sixth) but I remember I had downloaded the trial for Premier Pro and hadn;t turned off my comp for 2 weeks at least so I wouldn't run out of time ;p

Ya I look back at my first and compare it to my new ones, I remember the trouble I was having trying to de-interlace, rip, etc. it took me an entire day just to rip one DVD, now I do a couple in an hour or so ;p

I also feel that I've come a long way, especially, I think I've learned from my mistakes, this whole... Journey, for risk of sounding REALLY cheesy :P :roll: , is what makes editing so great in my opinion
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Post by lilgumba » Sun Mar 06, 2005 4:35 pm

I made mv's before but my first real amv was the Ayashi no Ceres vid I have here. It's kind of fuzzy but all I remember is trying to find footage out of 3 episodes that would last the whole song. That was hard. Then Premiere crashed and I didn't save so I had to start over. That pissed me off. (Lesson was well learned though.) I never got the clips how I had them again. I remember staying up late at night on my comp and my roomie at the time would go to bed. The cheesy effect transitions I used I want to shoot myself for. The lip sync...I still to this day want to know what I was smoking that night. Despite all of this I still love that video. I just watched it the other day. It reminds me of how much I improved, which is why I won't do remasters of old videos.
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Post by MomochiZabuza » Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:00 pm

I love all of my AMVs and love to watch them. Even though they aren't that great :P
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Post by inthesto » Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:17 pm

Every time I think about how much I struggled to make VDub do what I wanted to do, my herpes breaks out.

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Post by tuathaanwarrior » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:20 pm

My first was very recent, but I had a great time making it. When I finished i was crazy proud of it and couldnt wait to make a second. Im now around 2/3 of the way through my second video, and am still havin just as much fun. However, even though its only been a matter of months since my first time, what ive done so far on my second is significantly better than my first. Looking back, im kind of surprised at how happy i was with the result of my first of video..

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