Chasing The Sun! by GuncaPMV

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Looks like Gunca’s back! I didn’t realize how much I missed his work after EquestriaCollabs went off the radar.

Here’s a lovely carefree and chilled out mini-PMV with gorgeous visuals to boot. Despite the video barely scraping a minute in length, there’s quite a lot going on with motion graphics. Gunca always seems to find a way to make lighting look absolutely stunning, and it physically hurts me to think what his After Effects projects look like (That being said, have you SEEN Acleps edit?). The atmosphere created here is lighthearted, bubbly and just genuinely heartwarming.

It feels like the visuals take main stage here. Rather than focus on story, Gunca pursues the visual form and transforms it into pure art. It’s almost like the flow of the video carries you along with it. As if watching a fireworks display, the dazzling lights capture your eyesight and you keep watching in awe. It’s something I couldn’t hope to replicate yet have a lot of respect for. Also great news to hear that his talents have brought him work at a huge local company. To see editors springboard from the community into a successful career is nothing short of inspiring and I wish him the best of luck.

Check it out below!

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(Rainbow) Rock of Ages by Bronies & Mash

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Hey Equestria, are you ready to ROCK?!

You better be because we’ve got an awesome comeback PMV from Bronies & Mash! Older readers may remember him as “The Invincible”, and he did a great job helping out with the site back in ye olden days.

So today we have a Rainbow Rocks centric PMV set to a pretty damn cool mashup of rock ballads. A common problem during making PMV’s is that sometimes it can be hard to match the atmosphere and vibe of the chosen song. However, Rainbow Rocks being based on music only helps to strengthen how well the video and audio match up.

What we end up with is a really fun and almost seamless tribute to rock music. It’s one of the best uses of EQG footage I’ve seen in a PMV yet. There’s no crazy effects but the footage stands up well enough to deserve merit. Great editing, solid lipsync, and a newfound peak for EQG music videos. I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to breathe new life into the site. I also can’t count how many times I’ve replayed the section at 1:47. The whole thing deserves praise for it’s awesome execution. I really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to see if Invincible has more tricks up his sleeve.

Unleash your inner rockstar below!
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Discussion: What’s so special about PMV’s?

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In 2012, I received a message on YouTube.

It was short and concise, and I very nearly skimmed over it. It took me a few readings for the true meaning to sink in. Back then, I had a few hundred people subscribed to me. I can only remember some fragments of the comments. But the message that I received… it felt different. It felt special. On the fast paced nature of the internet, it can be hard to capture a stranger’s attention. Even more so with only five words. But this message has stuck with me, clear as crystal.

“Your PMV saved a life.”

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Welcome to PMV Today.

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Hello. I think it’s about time we reintroduced ourselves.

We’re PMV Today. For the past 3 years, we’ve been bringing the spotlight to the newest and greatest PMV’s. We’ve been a community of video editors, artists and creatives alike. We’ve done interviews, challenges and contests. We held our third annual PMV Contest at BronyCon 2015. Despite minor technical difficulties, it was a massive success and goes to prove that the PMV community really is alive and kicking. Our aim has always been to celebrate the overwhelming video talent within the My Little Pony fandom.

But we need to make a confession. We’ve been slacking. Due to personal reasons and inactivity, the original founders and staff have all but disappeared. A few days ago, Lord Pony handed ownership of the site over to me. I’ll admit, I was intimidated by the responsibility. But I know that this is a community that needs to be cherished. And for as long as there’s content, we will keep showcasing and celebrating it. As an editor myself, I know now how incredibly important this can be.

So, I’ve pulled together a team. Some are content creators you may have heard of. Others are not. But ultimately, we all share the same passion and we’re committed to step up our game.

Starting tomorrow, we’ll be posting more regularly and more often. We’ll be reaching out with discussions, reviews, spotlights and awesome things we can’t talk about yet. We’re gonna give PMV’s the attention they deserve. We’re gonna do our best to deliver all this and more.

Either way, we’re back. And we’re ready to rock.

BOW DOWN TO YOUR NEW OVERLORD

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Hello, my loyal subjects.

I am the lord of chaos. You may know me from my own PMV’s or the many weekly posts I’ve made on the site.

For months, I’ve crept in the shadows, calculating my diabolical plans under the veil of creation. I cursed LordPony with the responsibilities of fatherhood, I sent SkyDash to the abyss of no internet and I absorbed JHaller’s soul at BronyCon to become the one and only PMV King.

And now, I stand here victorious. I stand here as the new owner of the site.

I AM MRDELOOP. AND I AM YOUR NEW LEADER.

(Seriously though, bear with us for a couple of days. Things might go quiet but I’m getting things re-hauled and ready to go. Soon!)

Kindness by DXIndustriesInc

Hi, DeLoop here. I’d just like to step in and show you all something.

I could write an entire book, or ten, about this video. It’s a gift I received for my birthday from my best friend. He’s been going through a hell of a lot over the past few months.

It broke me. It overwhelmed me and filled me with emotion, pushed me to tears and left me visibly shaken. It renders me speechless to think about our friendship, his struggles and how incredible this is. It’s the best gift I’ve ever received. It’s honestly beautiful.

I just ask that you watch it. You may not know the details and how much turbulence our relationship has been through, but I’d just like to bring it to your attention.

Thank you.

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Stay With Me by HarmonicWind

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Hey guys. Really does feel great being able to review content for you on a consistent bassis, so lets keep the ball rolling.

Today’s PMV is Stay With Me by HarmonicWind. And as motion graphics PMV’s go, I find this refreshing. Although there’s obviously some influence from people like Acleps, there’s a lot of new stuff here too.

Love the integration of show clips inside the text. That part with dash in the dome was just stunning, and is a very complex effect to pull off. Fantastic use of 3d too. I recommend watching at 60fps too if possible, it’s incredibly smooth.

There’s no surprise it won the feel good category. And just like a feel good PMV should, it had me smiling by the end. This person needs way more subs than they currently have, so go give em some.

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Itty Bitty by TheAcleps

Hello guys! Finally back for another post! Been quite a busy month, and on my new schedule right now, dealing with college and stuffs. But anyways, onwards to this PMV. One thing I gotta say: Acleps never dissapoints me. In terms of visuals, editing and all that kind of stuffs, this guy is a genius! As soon as I clicked the video, I couldn’t stop smiling. Both because of the editing and the music choice. When I heard the first second I was like “Shawn Wasabi!!!”. The motion graphics in this really matched the song and added in a few pony sound fxs on it’s own to blend in with the song’s style. Overall a happy pmv that is like candy to my eyes. There’s even a 60 fps version for those who are interested!

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Orbital Friendship Laser by LittleshyFiM

To continue with our contest highlights, we have the Action entry by LittleshyFiM which made 2nd place in our very own contest.

Basically, this is visually insane. Almost a year of work brings a short rapidfire burst of crazy visual effects. Seemingly related to the [Orbital Friendship Cannon] video back from 2011, the video toys with the idea of Celestia having a weapon of mass destruction, or in this case, friendship. This time around we seem to have a more consistent theme, with the objective being to wipe out all those pesky changelings with the assistance of Miss Sparkle.

While short, the video certainly packs an array of punches. I found it to be almost stunningly well done. It was a pretty hard decision for this not to steal first place, but Acleps brought some tough competition into the fray. I feel that this epitomizes the Action category in more ways than one. The combination of 3D animation, lens flares and lighting creates a compelling cinematic style which stands out over the rest of the entries. I have to compliment Littleshy for how hard he must’ve worked to get a lot of the effects to work. These are effects you’d typically see in movies, so to match them up with a fun pastel-coloured horse cartoon can’t be an easy feat. It’s incredibly well done and proves how great an artist LS can be with HitFilm.

Check out some awesome intensity below!

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Quest (This Can’t Be All) DXIndustriesInc

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Continuing with our influx of PMV contest videos, we have the “Best In Show”. Edited by DXIndustries, to the song “Quest (This Can’t Be All)” by BlackGryph0n and Baasik.

So what exactly is it that makes this video so good. Well the fact that it’s a Spike PMV makes it worthy of praise. Spike PMV’s are few and far between since there is little usable footage to work with. Right off the bat you get the chills, with super sharp editing of show footage to the music. The use of black and white also adds an interesting aesthetic, that stops the simple cuts from getting old.

There is a fantastic use of 3D, that makes the setting feel huge, and really makes us understand how small and insignificant Spike feels. After some more simple but effective editing, we have some slick typography. Which surprisingly enough isn’t overbearing. It’s difficult to get that good mix of typography and original footage, but DX has hit the sweet spot here by incorporating the text in to the landscape.

Honestly, I can’t find anything wrong with this PMV. It’s just a fantastic show of great talent, and there’s no surprise it won. No matter how many times I watch it, I’m always left with a huge smile on my face at the end. Props to DXIndustries, I’m sure we all hope to see more great content like this from him in the future.

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