Well, since this thread is for Music videos, I thought it might be a good idea to make this topic for specificly my Music videos.
(Mods: I know I have a topic where all of my MVs were posted, but that topic was supposed to be fore everyone since we didn’t have a Fan Video subforum until now.)
Anyways, here I shall post links to my fan-made MVs.
Here is the first one. It was the first ever Music video I have ever made. I used the song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan. The movie clips are from my favorite movie of all time, the Incredibles. I hope you all enjoy. Please leave comments. I love to hear what you guys have to say.
Hi Star Swordsman, I love that mv, that song fit so well it could have been in the movie! I can’t believe that was your first one, normally they shouldn’t go that well! I also saw some of your other videos, my favourite is the Syndrome mv with Crush 40, DANG that was good!!
It didn’t totally blow me away, and I think you could have used transitions a bit more, as at some points, it was very abrupt. you cold have put a fade out at the end aswell, at that does cut straight off.
Hey TSS, just saw your profile and the your first video. I loved it! I liked how you tried to match the video to the lyrics and succeeded. I usually take that approach with my music videos too, just watch 2007 in Film and The Ultimate 2008 Summer Movies Music Video (I have both the Original and Improved Version, with the Improved Version synching Wall-E to the line “Hello, dolly!”).
Anyway, I can understand how difficult it is to synch a specific clip to a line from the lyrics, so that was quite an achievement to have done close to every line from the song!
Only qualm I would have is I would have to agree with WALL·E on the abrupt ending. It would be better, IMHO, if you’d kept the abrupt ending, cut the music to silence, and then slowly did a fade in to a credit title card (with your name, maybe the movie it came from in case somebody for some reason or other didn’t know or bother to read the vid description, and the song title), then do a slow fade out. Nothing hurts with a little self-promotion, and people can either sit in awe or clap for your name on screen, instead of thinking the streaming stopped only to realise that it is indeed the end of the vid, get what I mean? Alternatively, you could cut the music earlier and leave that shot of the Incredibles posing in their fighting stance for a few seconds, and then cut to black, or a slow fade out.
But hey, great job!
Oh yeah, and I agree with you on the ‘quality takes time’ bit. I’m kind of a perfectionist, my vids can take from a few days to a few weeks (of course, not continuously in one sitting, but spread out over many sessions). I’m really slow and meticulous, obsessing over each individual frame to get the timing just right before I move on, so yeah, I know how it feels.
Sorry if I rambled on a bit, it’s an annoying tendency of mine.
THis one is about my favorite characters: VIolet Parr. This music video is a storytelling music video, displaying Violet’s transformation from a Shinking Violet into a Blooming Violet. The Song is called “Believe in Myself”, sung by Karen Blake, from the SOnic Adventure OST.
I don’t think it is abrupt (however it is your opinon). But I will have my resonses for each part you say is “abrupt”
00:15-00-17: I will say that the reason why my transitions are sudden is to start out the MV with an energetic umph. Fading in would lag it too much. I tried fading in with it durring that time frame as a transition, but it never worked out for me. I hated it. Besides, this is a story telling MV, I wanted to get right to the point.
00:56-00:59: The plane clip for “fly high” was to add a little dash of humor in this MV. It may have been random, but it made a little difference, and a little can go a long way.
01:06-01:12: I did that to only capture Violet’s essance. If I added any other character(s) when the MV is about her, those others would create some sort of distraction. (The begining is an exception as it provides example)