GMV is a totally different genre ?

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GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by Dustin Grim » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:47 pm

Hey there, fellas !
I have a question, as i am new in this forum and i know nearly nothing.
Are GMVs a totally different kind of work/genre from AMVs ?
I'm interested in doing both, but i want to be well aware of what i'm doing and if something posted in the amv section which is a gmv is considered off topic or not.
Thank you for every answer, and see ya !

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Re: GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by SilverLugia345 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47 pm

I'm not sure how others view the difference but the main difference between GMV and AMV that I'm really aware of is that one basically is video games and the other is anime. Now there are video games out there that use anime-like styles for cutscenes and other aspects of game. I believe if the video game edit uses those anime-style cutscenes is still considered under an amv (So if you are familiar with games like Tales of series, Legend of Zelda or Fire Emblem I believe are good examples of using anime style for cutscenes). Then other games like Final Fantasy, Halo, their cutscenes are more 3D base and really don't hold that anime style are considered GMV edits.

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Re: GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by Dustin Grim » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:35 am

Thank you :)

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Re: GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by Kireblue » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:54 pm

If your video uses anime and video games, its allowed to be cataloged and posted in the AMV Announcement forum, but if your video uses nothing but non anime inspired video games, then its not allowed to be cataloged, but it can still be posted in the "Other Videos" forum. This site primarily focuses on AMVs, but we made the "Other Videos" forum because we still like seeing video edits from other forms of animation as well :D

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Post by TripleR309 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:38 pm

This is actually a super useful thread, thanks a million =)

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Re: GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by World Domination Studios » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:31 pm

Fan-made music videos are fan-made music videos. It doesn't matter whether you're using anime, live-action footage, Western animation, video games, or some combination of all of them ( a lot of Star Wars videos mix footage from the movies with footage from Clone Wars). It's all one genre.

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Post by seasons » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:59 am

Game Music Videos are not the same thing as Anime Music Videos, if that is what you’re asking.

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Re: GMV is a totally different genre ?

Post by Kionon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:54 am

World Domination Studios wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Fan-made music videos are fan-made music videos. It doesn't matter whether you're using anime, live-action footage, Western animation, video games, or some combination of all of them ( a lot of Star Wars videos mix footage from the movies with footage from Clone Wars). It's all one genre.
I'm going to disagree. Working with live action footage versus working with anime is very different. There are some editors who manage to successfully do both. I've dabbled in live action, but I haven't ever been satisfied with the results. Calling LAMVs (or Vids, and the art is Vidding, with its practitioners being Vidders) the same genre as AMVs goes against my experience that the skill set is different. I mean, sure, they're both video editing. But so are commercial music videos (which is itself a different skill set than Vids or AMVs) and movies. And no one thinks that they're the same genre because they're both editing. The skill sets are incredibly different.

As for video game as the source, I think it largely depends on the style. If the style is anime, like visual novels, or the Revolutionary Girl Utena Sega Saturn game (which I have used myself), then it's basically an AMV because the style is hewing to anime norms.
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