Otaku Legend | Posted 02/24/13 | Reply
Heh, I wonder if someone will do that at my con this year? That would be fun.
Actually, I never really liked AMVs, but I have seen a few really good ones. If I do look for music videos, I'll either spend some time watching creepy official Vocaloid vids, soundtracks (I recently listened to the whole Journey OST. It was amazing). or the official video (of the song). Usually, I just go for music videos that just have the song and a stationery picture. It's true that it's hard now to find good quality videos...
Otakuite+ | Posted 02/24/13 | Reply
nice, I like the cosplays
Senior Otaku | Posted 02/23/13 | Reply
That's right. It made me think a little. Yeah, I haven't watched AMV's lately. The main reason is that when I searched for MV's, the real one goes out first and there aren't that many AMV's so I haven't watched some. Real music videos are easier to make (thus making it more).
Otakuite | Posted 02/23/13 | Reply
I haven't watched any anime music videos for a while but I think their popularity is sinking because of all the phases. I mean think, first it was the dougie, then the cinnamon challenge, and now it's the Harlem shake. But I guess it could be the quality of the amv's too. I don't know. It depends.
Queen of Mustaches (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/23/13 | Reply
yep still do everyday of my life
what i do is have a "theme of the week"
where i search for them according to that theme
tho its hard to find a properly well made one these days
i try my best to support the new amv makers and try to give them
helpful hints to make awesome one next time
Loki'D (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
Well actually right now as you bring this up, a school here had 6 of the best players on the hockey team suspended for doing it in the cafeteria and because of it, they lost their quarter final game and there was an uproar from faculty, parents, and students at the athletic director who made that decision.
I think its rather silly to be suspended for that! Lord....Its just fun and it doesn't harm anyway...dear lord...
Hunter (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
I never really started watching AMVs, so...
I appreciate a well made AMV here and there, but I don't go out of my way to look for one. AMV searches are usually clouded with a bunch of crap-for-video anyway.
"You won't like me when I'm psychoanalyzed."
The Dreamer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
I spammed you with comments in payback for being out of the loop. Thanks for showing me! (I recognize one. I've had one of your vassalord mmvs for a while in my watch later, as in when I read the manga, ever since I stumbled on it out of curiosity.) On another note, I only have one up on mine, but it's decent.
Transient Rain (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
I make amvs under SoLongDreamworld!
Not everything I have up is good (especially my older amvs when I was still learning how) but some of them are good! I'll def add you on youtube!
Master of Lists (Otakuite++) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
And it's those amazing video makers I prefer to watch.
Yeah.... I can definitely see that side of Amvs today, too. Fortunately, there are those who are amazing video makers and don't need a lot of effects and mesmerize their followers without them, showing those who look that an effect is only as good as the editing and music.
Same here with me. What's your username there? Mine's Kastriona; I don't have much up at the moment.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
Even before, I don't really watch too many AMVs. Then again, I don't watch too many music videos in the first place.
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Madman With a Box (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
That's a good point. When I was still a frequent visitor on AMV.org years ago, despite the fact that they took pains to let people know all over the site that their content was not directly involved with any artists, someone was dense enough to enquire about a video directly to the band Within Temptation, which got AMVs using their music noticed, and they took immediate legal action and all videos using their music were taken down.
SHSL Lamebutt (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
Yes, I still watch them quite a bit. Gets the creative juices flowing. haha!
If it weren't for AMVs, I would not have been introduced to some of my favorite animes/games/mangas (assuming we are referring to AMV collectively for the three here) or musical artists.
As an editor, I don't believe that they have lost popularity. The editing community has just become overshadowed over the past few years by vloggers, viral videos, and music videos. There are still A LOT of people who watch AMVs, as obvious by persons I am subscribed to who have almost or over 30K subscribers. Originally, YouTube was a bit smaller of a community, but now with all of the other stuff on there, it has started catering more to the random, everyday Internet user. There's a lot more traffic, so I don't feel like you can really compare AMV popularity to what it once was.
If they truly are losing popularity, I'm blaming it on the lack of originality. I'm coming up on my six-year YouTube anniversary, so I've pretty much seen it all as far as concepts and effects go. (Although, nowadays, it's pretty refreshing to see something simple in the whirlwind of dubstep videos.)
Really, though, another reason for their lack of popularity could be attributed to copyright problems. Companies have really been cracking down on their stuff being used in AMVs. A lot of AMVs have been removed or muted because of the footage or music, so people would naturally go elsewhere to find music, etc.
Otakuite++ | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
I still watch some, but I do't watch them as often as I use to. I still prefer a good amv to an official music video.
I've made a couple of my own amvs and I would like to make more sometime.
Otakuite+ | Posted 02/22/13 | Reply
I still watch amv's..I even saw some animes because I saw amvs about them...but perhaps the reason lies in the relation of quantity and quality of the amvs today...
Sorry lol, they're readily available on youtube! XD (Dif user name tho.)
Heyyyyy!!! I didn't know you made themmmmmmm... It's not fair to leave that out, friend!
Otakuite++ | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
Yes, I still watch AMV's to this day.
I love AMVs very much because of the music and the pictures and how nice they go well. Every time, I finish an anime, I like to watch an AMV of it just to see if I had missed something and because it's joyful. :D
I have never hated AMV and they're a great video to watch when I'm bored. The edits in a lot of their videos are really well done. Normally, when I have finished an anime a long time ago, and I don't seem to remember all of it. Watching an AMV of it, really gives me good memories and let's me remember as well. :)
So to the question, yes I do. ^^
Madman With a Box (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I got into the music I listen to now mainly thanks to discovering it through AMVs. :) It is a good way to find things you've never heard before.
Otakuite+ | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I still watch AMV's. There's so many well made ones out there. Heck, TheOtaku you used to host them here way back when? One of the first ones I saw here was one about Haruhi Suzumiya with the song She's Just Oblivious by Sharada. I went and got that video to, it's been my favorite for years!
Transient Rain (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I still watch and make amvs and mmvs.
As a maker I haven't seen any real decline in viewership, and as far as I know plenty of people still watch them.
I enjoy watching ones that have awesome editing and have a good story!
The Hero of Time (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
1. No, I never watched AMVS because I was searching for music, but I did watch them to discover music that then became very special to me. If I search for an AMV based on the music, it is usually because I hear it and think "this would go perfect with--!" and "I wonder if anyone else has thought of this, and how they have interpreted it visually."
2. I never watched AMVS to see snippets of clips. I'd already seen the episodes or, in the case of MMVS, read the manga. If I want to see the episode, I'll pop in the DVD. :P But epic scenes played together with different music is much different then wanting to catch glimpses of something.
3.There are still a lot of good ones out there, and people get better after they make a few, so I don't think this is true. Find someone you like, for instance, and stick with them!
Yes, I still watch em. Like everyday XD
I don't really keep up with any of these viral videos either, so you're not alone.
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I've never really watched AMV's too much, but there were a few that I did enjoy (one I liked was The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya with "Push Eject" by Boom Boom Satellites). That said, it's been a while since I've last watched one. After a while, the novelty gradually wears off, which probably partially explains the overall decline in AMV popularity.
bird nerd. (Otaku Angel) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I'm always so behind on viral memes and things...I only heard of the Harlem Shake yesterday, and this is the first vid I've seen of it. XD;
As for AMV's, I still love them, but I haven't watched them as often as I used to...and most of my older faves have been removed from youtube. I think my problem is I just haven't been watching anime like I used to lol, so that includes AMV's, but I will always have my faves. :]
Master of Lists (Otakuite++) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
True but having a well made AMV ten years ago was a novelty, this was before Windows Media Player could handle MP4, VLC had not been heard of and Real Player still had a place in the online world. A well made video these days is practically normal, the shine disappears and becomes less about entertaining a crowd and more of how much effects you can cram into one video.
Otaku Legend | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
Here you go
Otaku Eternal | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I love it when I can find a good-quality AMV! So, YES!
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I still watch AMV's but I totally noticed this problem a long time ago. It's sad. But on the bright side I noticed there's a lot og good quality on manga "amv's" They have a different name and I REALLY enjoy those a lot too!
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I still watch amvs. And so do most of my friends. I haven't made any in about a year though.
The Dreamer (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I personally wasn't aware of AMV watching and making becoming less popular. I have been an avid fan of both anime and manga music videos since I discovered them, and I can get quite peeved with YouTube for removing my favorites. Especially when the video had been around for years. I would agree that technology has made it easier to make low quality videos, but there are still many amazing creators out there to balance the flow of laziness. By subscribing to them and going over my old favorites, it's easy to be happy watching the works of art and music without getting annoyed. I love MMVs, MEPs, and AMVs, and I don't think I am going to stop.
Even with people taking them down ...
I'm not sure I would put it in black and white like that. A kick ass video with the perfect synching is awesome, but if the creator isn't going way over the top, the technically complex effect videos can be just as stunning. It's too bad that competition has take some of the magic away for you. I hope it changes when I have more time to devote to making videos. It's been a long time since I have had the time to make one.
I'm sure someone else has thought of this already, but how great would a Gundam Style video be?
@Keba Si Rota:
Don't Forget 3 Oct (Otaku Legend) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I decided to check out amv.org out of curiosity, but it led me to some site in another language. Could you post a link, please?
I've been a member of AMV.org for well over ten years now and the one thing that's changed in that time is the politics within the website. No one seems to just enjoy whats there, we seem to get factions of people going against each other for top music video so trying to make something normal and enjoyable is quietly swept under the rug.
What's more enjoyable?
A 2 minute artsy video using every effect available on VegasPro to an Anime I've never heard of to some music I've never heard of with a subject matter so well hidden I don't know what message the artist is trying to tell me or a simple music video with some badass rock music and kickass action sequences.
The Wandering Elf (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
I still watch AMVs, but not nearly as much as I used to. I think it's largely because of your 3rd point - it's harder to find quality videos with so many of them out there. And maybe I've gotten pickier in my "old age" :P
Drachen Herz (Otaku Legend) | Posted 02/21/13 | Reply
To answer the question, I also still watch AMVs.
AMVs were actually one of the first videos that I started watching on youtube and while many were not that good, I always found them pleasant and also the music that they went with. Many times more than the actual music video or I couldn't imagine listening to that song anymore if it wasn't for it.
Lately I am still finding some, though not as nearly as I did 3-4 years ago. But I still do sometimes randomly, like I was watching Monogatari series lately and while going through some videos on youtube I found this fantastic AMV.
I've actually recently gotten back into AMVs. I'd even like to make one, myself (I'm just not sure how).
I agree with point #3 that Adam made. There are just some bad, bad AMVs out there. The problem is that people think they can just slap together a bunch of clips with a song that they think is cool. It's harder than that. The clips have to be synced up with the music for an AMV to look good. The best example is when a song is synced up with a character's lips to make it seem like they're singing (usually for comic effect). But that takes actual time and effort, which a lot of people don't want to put in.
I don't think it's got anything to do with quality or lack of quality, I think the reason why AMVs are dying out is because there is nothing left to surprise us.
I used to watch and hunt for AMVs like crazy, back when it was a new thing for me. Personally I love a good AMV over any sort of music video a band actually makes for their own songs these days. When you get the right synch of song and anime, there's just something magical about it.
These days though, I don't actively seek out new AMVs very much, but I still have my folder of videos collected over time that I like to go back and have fun with now and again.