506- daww. A lot of lip flap but that’s hard to avoid in animated movies like this one I think. I think it had a strong emotional core and I liked the moments of voiceover, but I kind of wish the story was more focused. It would have made for a natural story progression to see Batman starting off alone and then focus more on his relationships with the other characters in “saving” him. There’s a little bit of it but the threads are left unfinished (like with Alfred towards the middle). Also, remember to remove the letterboxing.
510- I really like the motif of the four screens and it’s really well edited, but it made it really difficult to know where to look at any given time. I’m not sure what the mood of this is supposed to be. The upbeat song and the lip sync/lyric sync give it a comedic effect but the images and story seem a lot more serious. The lyrics work well with the source but the discord between the music and anime throw me off I guess. I want to like it.
525- I liked the beat sync and the constant energy to the video. I liked weaving in the animals and the girl. It’s a simple but effective concept.
548- I thought the music was a great fit for the source but I wish I understood the lyrics a little better. This video felt kind of old school with the blinds and zoom transitions and some of the longer cuts which goes well with the source. I kind of wish there was more of a narrative focus because it jumps around a lot. I thought it was a fun Sailor Moon tribute.
549 – This was fun to watch. It had great energy. The song felt like a good fit though I’m not sure I like this remix. The transitions and such felt smooth.
565- what did I just watch
571- I liked the mood in this one. I couldn’t understand the lyrics very well so I’m not sure if they were a good fit or not. The editing felt fluid. The footage seems unusually soft in focus, is that what the original looks like? I can’t decide if the softness fits the mood well or if it makes the footage quality feel more compressed. Hmm. I haven’t played any Zelda games so I couldn’t really follow the narrative.
585- I loved this combo but I think I am biased. Enjoyed watching it. I really wish you hadn’t cut out the first ten seconds of the song, it makes the start of the video feel really abrupt and damn if it wouldn’t have made a nice opening moment to sync the hits on the drum sticks (though off the top of my head I’m not sure if this shot exists in the anime). The fast cuts at the opening go by way too fast to make out; again, this is where having the full opening of the song would help with establishing the setting. I wonder if the pace of the video/cuts wasn’t too slow for the song, particularly towards the end. Could use some more motion to some of the especially still scenes.
586- Video quality was a little poor and the masking was really rough and jagged with no antialiasing. The added effects like the birds at 1:36 felt odd and obviously out of place. Didn’t really like it, but I felt the mood was strong and the music fitting.
589- I didn’t want to like this at first because it’s so many different sources, but I felt like this video pulled off making them work together and making something that felt like a fun but meaningful teen anthem. I liked how some of the scenes flowed into each other. I wish the editing was a bit faster in some places and some of the sync needs work.
597- I liked the lyric sync, not all that familiar with the source so I didn’t see much of a story or anything but it was enjoyable, it makes a dark source fun. Some of the internal sync is great.
598- Again I liked some of the lyric sync and it was nice to see some bits of the show that weren’t just the battles to give it a little more depth. I wasn’t totally sure how the lyrics connect to the source since I haven’t seen it. This might be a personal preference but maybe don’t fade to complete black?
607- Not at all familiar with the source so I’m not sure how the song connects to it, but I really enjoyed the quirky scene selection and how it went with the music. The variety of pacing that follows the music is good too. That being said the whole thing felt very random. Chair spinning shots are my favorite haha.
612- I get the aim of the dream-like mood with the color overlays and the blurs and the slow, repetitive music, but it wore out its welcome. The occasional lip sync felt out of place. The repetitive flashing towards the end made it hard to watch.
620- I chuckled at the subtitles and it was cute, but didn’t care much for the digital block screen tearing effects, and the choice of sources felt random; it just went from one to the other without any particular connection or reason. With a song like this it might have been better to more carefully choose sources that fit the tone.
630- I’m definitely biased towards this one because of my history with South Park, but the lyric sync in this was amazingly on point and the references go by so fast. It was amazing. Absolutely a favorite. Maybe remove the added yellow text though.
653- I won’t get that time back, but I did chuckle at the back and forth with the live action cat, RIP cat
656- I’m not sure why the 16:9 footage was letterboxed to 4:3. Fairly standard Grave of the Fireflies video, wasn’t familiar with the song. A friend who watched it with me was familiar with the song and loved the weird cover of it. I’m not sure the connection with Grave of the Fireflies.
665- please stop
674- I don’t care about hockey but this was cute, I felt like the sources all fit together well but I guess it helps that they’re all hockey-related. It had such a fun mood and the lyric sync was great.
680- Made me want to watch Boruto, the art/animation has come a long way. I liked this because it’s an unconventional action video with some story/heart to it. I enjoyed watching this. I definitely wish the narrative was more focused, especially with this particular song. The elements in there of Boruto’s relationship to his family and his family’s past were great but often lost in the shuffle.
692- Clever manipulation of the footage to fit the song. The scenes have a good flow to them. It was an emotional watch. I think maybe some of the scene selection could have been more carefully chosen (for instance, “new extremes” but nothing is particularly going in the scene other than writing on a chalkboard that people who can’t read Japanese won’t know).
696- Got thrown off at first because I recognized the song from another AMV. But it’s a nice action AMV. Can’t understand the lyrics so don’t know if they fit. (LATER) It was explained to me this is a parody of another AMV. I appreciate the insane effort that went into matching up to the original but I’m not sure what the motivation was. As a parody it’s not particularly funny or anything, and even though I’d seen the original, I didn’t get right away it was a parody until someone told me. I’m still just uncomfortable with this one.
699- It looks like the aspect ratio is wrong in some shots? It’s better to crop the whole video down to 4:3 rather than stretching or shrinking a shot. Other that that I really loved the song choice and felt it was a great fit for Shinji. This song keeps getting stuck in my head. I think the flow of some of the scenes could be better; particularly through the slower scenes in the beginning. I feel like there was a missed opportunity to show some of the particularly creepy scenes with Shinji, but maybe it’s better to show some restraint? I don’t know. Some of the zoom outs in the chorus get repetitive and I’m not sure it’s best to have them come to a complete stop; if you’re going to keep it, maybe do a fast zoom out and then a slower zoom to finish out the sequence so the stop doesn’t kill the flow. I like the progression towards the more intense parts of the song.
701- The footage looks a bit too compressed? The titles are great and this is a good match up. I feel like the narrative comes through clearly. It’d be nice to see a little more of who’s talking later on in the trailer (who’s the female voice?).
706- That interlacing. :< But a lovely tribute. I think this is supposed to be a parody but I think it works well on its own as a sentimental video honestly. I think it shows a lot of love for Steve. I’ve been watching a lot of nature documentaries lately so I think I am feeling especially sentimental about people who work with animals.
726- oh god there’s cover versions already. Should be called “this is the greatest anime” just saying. I appreciate that there’s a bit of lyric sync to make the choice of sources feel less random. It’s nitpicky but it looks like there’s a bit of disparity in some of the aspect ratio of the sources (the Yugioh movie); just take a moment to either scale them up or down to fit the full frame. If your largest source is 1280x720, scale down the larger ones to fit that. I’m not sure how I feel about the punchy zoom transitions, it gets a bit irritating though I see how it fits the music. The inclusion of convention shots feels just a tad pandering and out of place. I’d say maybe weave them into more of the video but it will always feel a bit random and out of place.
733- would love an uncensored version.
Great, a fun watch and a good fit for this anime.
737- Don’t know how I feel about the overlay effects, they felt a little cheesy though I liked the ashes at the beginning. Kind of dragged a bit but I felt like the song was a good fit for Code Geass. Good build up to the ending.
739- I think it’s a sweet video. It’s a nice character profile with a solid story. Gives me feelings about Voltron, particularly that ending.
741- Not familiar with the anime, but I thought the video had a good atmosphere and flowed well even with the long running time. The music feels like a good fit for the visuals.
752- Thought it was well edited, but man, I could have used a trigger warning or something
756- war is hell. I can’t decide if this is fun or horrifying. The lyric sync and lip sync were good I think. I’m not much of a Fate fan but still worth a chuckle.
757- hahaha yesss too cute. I kind of wish some of the scene selection was better, I feel like it falls apart and gets more random towards the end. Also ironically ends on the same frame as the other Aggretsuko video. Just sums up the conflict well I suppose.
I haven’t seen the movie so it took me a bit to disentangle it from the movie that’s in theaters about a different character. I THINK I understood the story but I’m not entirely sure to be honest. This is such an obvious song choice since it was used before in a trailer for Winnie the Pooh. That being said it’s still a song I associate with Winnie the Pooh and embrace the combo wholeheartedly.
764- Video quality could probably be better, but it seems to mostly just be a bad transfer (dust and scratches/tearing from the original film source). I liked the song/source combo and thought the story was clear. Made a kind of funny source dramatic.
771- I didn’t know One Piece could be scary?? This was a well-done mood twist and felt completely unexpected. Enjoyed watching it.
780- The lyric sync on this made me chuckle. I wish some parts were edited a little faster to the music
792- hahaha not familiar with this source or song but this was a great combo.
801- I don’t know how I feel about the effects? I haven’t seen the source so personally it was hard to follow the story. It took watching it a few times to see some of the great lyric sync. But the mood was solid, this is a great drama video.
805- Nice, I liked the mood of this one, but I wish I understood more of the lyrics. The flow of the shots and the sync work well. Maybe with that really long build up of the audio in the beginning, do a very long fade up from black? I kept wondering if there was something wrong with my volume.
809- I haven’t seen this series and didn’t realize it was so serious/violent? The internal sync and flow of this were really great. Another very strong action video.
828- I liked the variety in the pacing of the cuts and the sync. Seems like a wasted opportunity not to experiment with desaturating parts though
834- poor video quality made it hard to watch but considering the source I’m not sure if there’s much to be done about that. This pairing works unexpectedly well, but I wish there was more to it; more motion or feeling to match the build of the song. But again, that’s the limitation of the source, which has very limited animation. It sacrifices some of the execution for a novel pairing and unfortunately causes it to fall short.
840- the zoom transition wore out its welcome really fast and became really predictable. I get the concept is highlighting the different characters but it gave the whole video a feeling of randomness and a lack of structure. Even knowing the source well I don’t follow the direction, other than to sync lyrics about eyes to shots of eyes. When the music picks up it would be better to be a little punchier with the scene selection and drop the fades. The pacing felt very even. It’s okay to do hard cuts.
858- Lip sync could have definitely been better, especially in the singing sections, but it’s a cute concept. Some of the sync and flow of the clips could have been better.
859- I liked this, it was cute and loved the flow in the editing. The sync works well and it has a great bubbly mood. I found later on that I couldn’t really remember this so it didn’t make a big impression, I think because I’m not familiar with the source and couldn’t follow the choices of scenes or who the characters were.
869- I thought the song was a great fit and appreciate the restraint in saving the storm footage for later on. I had trouble following the narrative even though I’ve seen the source. A couple rewatches helped to clearly see the shifts in character focus and make connections. The overall video has a good flow and arc to the mood.
870- A sweet video, I thought it had a nice serene mood to it and the pacing of the clips flows well.
871- unexpectedly amazing fit?? I love how certain scenes were chosen to fit with the style of music. Just fantastic.
873- I didn’t like this, sorry. It would have been an interesting video if it just focused on motorcycles in anime or something. But the live action parts often felt like a 90s video, and the whole thing didn’t feel like it was edited to the music or anything. The music seems to change halfway. That being said if there’s some original footage here I appreciate the effort, just wish it was put to better use.
882- cuts felt a little rushed or rough sometimes. Cute but short.
887- aww. My only comment is that sometimes the timing of the cuts felt awkward and there wasn’t a particular flow to the camera moves. But it made me like these two again.
888- Not sure why it’s letterboxed. I’m not really sure about the song choice for The Lego Movie. Some of the cuts felt a little fast or mistimed.
896- I’m not sure if I understand the story, but I like the editing in this with the overlays and crossfades.
906- Haha, I liked the section with all the different games. A fun concept to an annoying song.
909- I’ve never heard of this but the two sources fit well together. The font of the titles doesn’t really seem to fit.
917- I didn’t understand this parody and had to look up the original music video. Really meh about it. The stroke/outer glow on the text could use some work, it’s uneven in places.
919- I liked this character profile of Deku… sometimes I felt like the sync could have been better… but otherwise nice.
920- I liked the upbeat mood of this, but I’m wondering why these particular sources together? It just goes from one to another without any particular connection. Maybe avoid the fades to complete black, it felt like something was missing in those spots.
929- This is well edited and visually it fits well to the music, but I didn’t understand the lyrics and the bits of English came across unintentionally funny. I don’t think being able to understand the lyrics is at all necessary but it feels like I’m missing something in terms of not being able to understand the scene selection other than how they seem to fit the narrative of the source.
931- I liked the motion and flow in the clips, but again, why all these different sources together and why are they the same as previous videos??
932- Creepy. I had to rewatch this again after having a friend explain the source to me. I feel like the overlays are used well and the mood of the video is very strong. Scene selection is well chosen with a nice variety.
934- haha I liked it, short but good, don’t put yourself down. I get this song stuck in my head constantly now.
935- they do have long necks, you’re right
940- I felt like the mood worked well but was a little distracted by the lip flap. I wish there was a little more structure to it. Some of the footage appears to have been scaled up which compromises the image quality.
966- Cute, I thought it was a simple but clear video that made me want to see the source
I think my only crit is it could be a bit more active sometimes with the pacing, and the narrative could be tighter (don’t compromise the flow of the story just to score some lyric sync).
967- Came across like a cool gameplay trailer. I’m not really familiar with the source; it seemed cool but I couldn’t tell if there was meant to be a story or something in particular other than just looking cool. The sound effects added to the trailer vibe. It felt like it went on a little long.
969- I liked this source/song combo, I just wish the editing was faster so it fit the energy of the music. That might be a limitation of the source if the dance scenes aren’t animated much.
985- Thought it was a funny combination. Otherwise not much to say. The lip sync works well. The addition of the soda cans felt a little rough.