Riptide by chocalicorn

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Hey this is daspacepony again! Today we have another feature from the BronyCon PMV Contest, it is “Riptide” by chocalicorn and it got First Place in the Feel Good category which definitely lives up to its status! I remember watching it for the first time and started dancing to the music and singing. The song is really catchy indeed and the perfect cuts added to the PMV’s lovely rhythm and style.

The typography is sufficient and not overbearing, coming up at just the right times. Creatively used to excite the viewer when it is appropriate.

There isn’t really an overarching story throughout the PMV, but instead it has the perfect scenes come up with the right lyrics that makes this really enjoyable to watch! The lightweight, casual feel is perhaps the best part about the PMV. With all the heavily glitchy action packed PMVs that are appearing recently, this lovely piece softens it up by keeping it simple and relaxed.

Lady, running down to the riptide~

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Rating: 4.8/5 (12 votes cast)

Open Your Eyes by Pyrobug0

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Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Tuesday.  I’ve come to show you this beautiful PMV made by Pyrobug0 called Open Your Eyes.  This video won Judge’s Pick in the Everfree Northwest 2016 PMV contest, and let me tell you, this video is highly deserving of that.  This is probably one of the best show footage PMVs I’ve ever seen.  Heck, it might even be one of the best PMVs I’ve seen period.  Seriously, the scene choices are perfect, the emotions in the video are spot on, and there are little things added throughout the video, so you may have to watch it a couple times to catch everything.  All around, this video is a great work of editing, and I can’t fault it.  I hope we see more from Pyrobug in the future!

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Rating: 4.6/5 (5 votes cast)

The Pass by Drummershy

Hey guys! Abby here, and I have been sick all week, so sorry if this post is a little lackluster. But don’t blame this PMV, which is pretty great.

It’s Rainbow Dash-centric, which I know this fandom loves. Rather than focusing on surface level things like her attitude or speed, though, this video goes more into the emotional, vulnerable aspects of her personality, which I absolutely love. The editing matches the smooth tones of the song, flowing together to let the emotion shine through, rather than focusing on flashy effects. The typography also matches this cool tone. It’s just a well put-together video.

The one thing I am not wild about is that there are a couple of instrumental sections of the song where there were just still images the entire time. I dunno, maybe some show clips or just more images would have helped. Or maybe it’s just a me problem. Either way, it doesn’t stop me from loving this video. Go check it out down below.

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Rating: 4.4/5 (10 votes cast)

Smile by Amanie4cures

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Hey guys, got a lovely little PMV today from Amanie4cures.

We have another simply edited video, and the slow pace really does fit the song. I think the nice choice of clips coupled with the song itself is really uplifting. The creator did attempt some lipsync, and with more practice this could work really well. The creator also added a little more spice to the video with lens flares and simple but clever transitions between the clips. The editing itself is really well timed. I’m surprised this person doesn’t have more subs, because they certainly deserve them.

Overall I found this PMV very enjoyable, and hope you do too.

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Rating: 4.8/5 (6 votes cast)

Reach by MrDeLoop

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Welcome back my dudes. Today we have a wonderful PMV from the overlord himself, MrDeLoop.

Now this PMV is simple as simple can be. And this is because it is a remastered version of DeLoop’s first ever full PMV. Now you may be thinking, “Why re make a perfectly good PMV?”. A lot of people have asked this question, and there’s more than one answer. The original was made back in 2011. Those who have been around since then will probably remember that the episodes were horribly de-saturated. Secondly, the editor has gained so much more skill and experience over the last 4 years that it was actually a pretty good idea to make this to show how far they’ve come.

But enough about why it was made, lets get to actually talking about what makes it great. Well most notably is just how great the editing is. Perfect cuts with perfect clips. Understandable from someone with so much experience. Then there’s the lip sync, which is some of the best lipsync I’ve seen from any PMV to date. Not only that, but I find that the singers voices match go well with each character chosen. Pretty clever if you ask me.

I personally think this is the best example of classic PMV editing this fandom has ever produced. But I’ll let you guys be the judges. Check it out bellow.

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Rating: 4.8/5 (15 votes cast)

Rainbow Dash’s Rousing Song of Heroism by DagaYemar

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Hello readers of PMVToday, NameGoes here with another PMV from DagaYamar.

As with the other PMV of his we showcased here, it’s a simple PMV to suit the relatively simple music. The simple editing style also fits the song as it heralds back to the classic PMV’s with the song,and you don’t need overly complicated visuals to accompany a song like this. It features Rainbow Dash and Spike mostly, but uses other characters where they fit in the song.

With a song like this, it makes you get scenes from many different things, as it talks about different powers and such, so they did a really good job in finding appropriate scenes for each lyric, which once again shows knowledge about the show. The lip sync is also well done, a necessity in a PMV like this, and I definitely appreciate the work that had to be put into it. The mood was also very, jolly you could say, throughout, and he did a good job of keeping that mood and using it well.

All in all, here we have a classic PMV that reminds us of those good old times of simple editing and simple visuals, and simple is nice. Go check it out below!

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Superhero by Chocalicorn

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Hey guys, back today with another PMV from chocalicorn.

So this PMV is a take on the traditional style of editing, with a twist. The editor has done well to find enough footage here considering there aren’t many superhero themed episodes. The pacing was nice, and so was the choice of clips.

The thing that made it stand out though was the simple motion graphics scenes thrown in to break up the scenes so the relatively slow pace doesn’t get too old. I also really liked the editors pun for “I’ve got a mask”. Since masking is cutting out a certain part of a frame, usually to replace the background.

All in all this was a nicely edited, well thought out PMV.

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Rating: 4.1/5 (7 votes cast)

Spike’s Saga Begins by DagaYemar

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Who doesn’t love a bit of Weird Al? Well today’s PMV features one of his songs, and was edited by DagaYemar.

Now this is a very simple style PMV, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s really enjoyable, and the choice of lyrics is both fitting and comedic. If the editing was more visual heavy, I don’t think it would’ve had the same impact, it wouldn’t have given the right feel.

All good Weird Al PMV’s use this style of editing, with simple edits and clever lip sync. And although the lip sync here isn’t perfect, there was definitely a good attempt made, and the creator has a lot of potential. It’s difficult to fill out a full 5 minutes and thirty seconds of PMV with show clips, without re using too many. DagaYemar has done a good job of avoiding this, which shows they have a good knowledge of all the episodes, and where to find the right clips.

It would be great to see more videos like this from them in the future.

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Rating: 4.5/5 (8 votes cast)

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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Rating: 5.0/5 (13 votes cast)

Shut Up And Dance With Me by Red Card

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Hey all, we’re back again and today we have a PMV from Red Card, to the song “Shut up and dance with me”.

Now this is a great song, and I knew that it was prefect for a PMV. Red Card here has stepped up to the challenge and knocked it out of the park. This PMV does well in combining show and EQG footage. Mostly because it uses a lot of clips in which the characters are dancing.

Although the lipsync isn’t spot on, the editing pace fits the song perfectly. This here is a perfect example of a traditional PMV. And it proves that you don’t always need fancy visuals, or even effects of any kind to make a PMV great.

Now, although there’s probably a little too much Flash Sentry for most people to bare, that doesn’t change the fact that this is a great PMV.

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Rating: 4.7/5 (10 votes cast)