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A fan for YEARS inspired By junior...
« on: June 20, 2009, 01:35:54 am »
Hey man I just wanted to stop in and say I have been a fan of your work from the start. the first video I saw of yours was Twisted sister with Ninja Scroll and I was a instant couldn't stop you are a master of the craft and while they are not nearly as good as yours. you inspired me to make my own music videos. I don't know the rules of the forum so I hope I dont get banned when I finally got the chance to let you know how much I respect your style. but heres a video of mine tell me what you think I would love some advice and tips from a master.
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http://vimeo.com/4791252

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Re: A fan for YEARS inspired By junior...
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 08:09:58 am »
Hey man I just wanted to stop in and say I have been a fan of your work from the start. the first video I saw of yours was Twisted sister with Ninja Scroll and I was a instant couldn't stop you are a master of the craft and while they are not nearly as good as yours. you inspired me to make my own music videos. I don't know the rules of the forum so I hope I dont get banned when I finally got the chance to let you know how much I respect your style. but heres a video of mine tell me what you think I would love some advice and tips from a master.
If the embed doesn't work heres the link.

http://vimeo.com/4791252


The Ninja Scroll video (Burn In Hell)??!?! Really!??!?! That is AWESOME!!!  ;D

Thanks for the kind words eventhough I used to think that video was REALLY bad. I should totally remaster it someday. I'll check out your vid and give you some feedback on it...thanks again.  :D

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Re: A fan for YEARS inspired By junior...
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 02:43:04 pm »
Lets see when I saw it I was like 14 or 15 so I really didn't know about video quality and how to cut things clean. But what I saw and I liked was the lip sinking was almost all on q. more then that the fight sequences were dramatic enough to follow the music. in that period of  time amv's where just getting big and lip sinking was something a lot of people weren't even skilled enough to do. one thing I did notice through the Years. I have had alot of friends who loved amv's and I almost always seemed to notice a concept in one of your videos (Like the AMV HELL) and turn around and  they 3 months later show me some "New big thing" that used the same concept that you did almost as if you where bumping the notch for everyone else. I'll admit a lot of your vids aren't the most clean cut but when I look at a video I want to see creativity. I want to see something that makes the character develop personality and bring my interest to life. You do this they don't and hence why burn in hell was awesome. It was a step above.


PS: I know my vid's not very clean cut either and the few lip sinks I did don't match that well. I was using windows movie maker and couldn't get it to cut just right. Its A Claymore Video to loosing my religion by REM. 

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Re: A fan for YEARS inspired By junior...
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 11:08:50 pm »
I watched your vid, it reminded me alot of my early work in Windows Movie Maker except your video quality was much better than mine used to be.  :P

It wasn't bad for being one of your first videos but you did some of the things I tried to correct in myself as I got further along in AMV making. First, it seemed like you were using alot of the same sequence for a majority of the song and not really following the flow of the music with your cuts. That said, I thought the theme and feel of the music conveyed the mood of the footage pretty well, so that was a plus for it. Some tighter cuts, possible crossfades and a little more correlation of the lyrics to the scenes I thought could have helped the video that much more.

The 2nd thing I saw that you might want to consider adjusting in future vids is the inclusion of subtitles. I'm assuming this is downloaded footage, so I understand if your clips were hard subbed. In these instances, you may want to consider only using non-subbed footage or hiding the subs by clipping the footage or adding black borders. I know it may not seem like a big deal at first, but it often distracts the viewer from the watching experience because they become more concerned with what is being said than the footage itself.

With this being one of your first videos, I think it shows alot of promise and refining your style will definitely come with time and more feedback from experienced editors. I would highly suggest visiting amv.org to get some constructive feedback and read over some of the great guides they offer for beginners. If you ever need any additional feedback, let me know and I will try to help you out.  :)

 

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