Taking your AMVs to the next level.

Taking your AMVs to the next level.
I posted this as a comment about a year ago with good response so I thought I would post something that can apply to almost everyone.I should first state that this post is not going to teach you to become more technically proficient with your editing software rather it is about understanding the types of AMVS and figuring out your style.There are many different types of AMVS out there and you don’t need to be the next Baka Oppai to make amazing AMV videos.There are 3 big things that make or break an amv.TempoToneUsing your editing skills to your advantageTempo the only editing skill that is a MUST is being able to transition from scene to scene smoothly and to the beat of the song. The faster the temp the more clips you are putting in/transitioning to per second.Note: there are no real categorizations for tempo with AMV’S that I know of, I just made this up to help but take it with a grain of salt.S: Super fast, Good for lots of action in bursts but rarely used since it is a LOT of workA. Pretty fast, good for showing off a lot in a small time window, also good for action but can be used for a lot of thingsB. Decently fast. Still cutting smoothly to the beat of the song but having clips drag out longer. Mainly used if the clips are telling a specific part of the story.C. Pretty slow, most people avoid it unless dialogue is added and its fits the theme either at the beginning or the end of the AMV.Most people here already have some sort of understanding to tempo if they have made an amv before. This is just a more fleshed out on that idea.Example of all tempos used well Last section of Animeagraphy 2015Notice how it starts of slow and then ramps up. If it went from C – S or B – S it might work but it wouldn’t be as stylish. However I should say that going from S-C or going backwards has a lot more leniency since it shows contrast without looking like it was rushed or poor editing. I am sure you can do it oppositely but it will probably be harder to do.Note: you do not have to be a master at this to begin with but understanding it helps and you will get better as time goes on. I think the best way to get good at this is to just watch AMV’S and see how they use the tempo to enhance there video.Tone/Theme: Pick a song that matches the clips. Whether it fits the tone of the show itself or you are creating a completely new story with the clips your song choice is dictating the emotions felt while watching it, the more the clip matches with the tone the more emotion you will provoke out of the viewer whether you want something light heated or deeply emotional. This leads up to the examples and styles of AMV’S.Using Tone to create your own original storyFinal SparkI picked this because the anime’s theme alone doesn’t fit the song choice but it works out extremely well. This is because the creator of it is telling their own story through the AMVMatching tone with the AMVAMV CountdownWhoarriorsThe amvs are good because the song and clips of the amv compliment each other a lot making viewing it a better experience for the viewer. this type of tone/matching makes it passable as a music video for the song.Mainly Story Driven with song complimenting amv with heavy amounts of tone.Time Falls Away This is an extreme example of the post above it. This was more story driven with the anime with the music complimenting it and even though I have never seen the anime I feel like I have.AMV The DreamerI chose this because this AMV is all about tone and dictating the viewer on how to feel. The lyrics match up perfectly with whats happening and as the tone changes in the song so do the clips to show it all without any flashy editing skills just good scene transitioning.Using Dialogue to tell a storyNaruto AMV – “Battle of Brother”One Piece AMV/ASMV – “The Pirate King, Monkey D Luffy”Telling completely original stories with the use of good technical skiils DreamCall This amv told a completely original story just using incredible editing.Ship Happens Again used incredible editing and good clips selection to tell and original story but in a different way then the post above it.Good Effects without distracting the viewer:DayMan I chose this to show that even though the editing was incredible the creator didn’t overdo it. Baka Oppai aka u/matthewgutz in-particular is one of the best editors in general and is incredible on a technical level. He did a great job not over-editing it (there will be more examples below to show off his technical prowess Notice all the effects and how it doesn’t distract the viewer.Same goes for Animeagraphy 2013Incredible displays of editing on a technical level: A Piece of toastAnime 101Anime 404Minmum WageConclusion: Understand the basics of tempo and how to use them to make your AMV’s flow together well. It is the strings that hold an AMV togetherMaximize song choice and scene selection to tell the story you want to tell whether it be completely original, telling a specific story, or just setting a general theme for the AMVUse your editing to your advantage. There were some examples of great technical skill and some examples of using barely any editing. Use the tools you have at your disposal. The most important thing though is to make sure your editing is complimenting the video and not distracting the viewer so try not to over edit amv’s unless you know what your are doing.Please note, I am not actually an AMV editor myself just an avid fan of AMV’s and someone who loves analyzing them. although here is a personal example of my first attempt to practice and show tempo editing and My first ever editing project It is clearly not the best but its a good example of having practically no editing skills but using song/tone with scene selection to tell a story.Hopefully someone reads this and finds it helpful, It took me longer then I would like to admit to make this post.
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