Destiny | daspacepony (PMV Contest Best In Show)

It’s been a while.

Hi everyone, TheLightLeavesThee here, and I have been bestowed the honor of writing about the Best In Show winner of the recent BronyCon PMV contest.

(and by bestowed, I meant I saw the list of videos and exclaimed “MINEMINEMINE I WILL WRITE ABOUT THI-” *cough*)


So, this video here is called Destiny, and it’s by the amazingly talented and super underappreciated “Daspacepony.”
And let me tell you. This video didn’t really help my Post Con Depression after BronyCon was over.

Destiny is the kind of video you don’t realize how truly amazing it is until multiple viewings, but holy hell, this video gets to me. Every time I watch it I feel something. I don’t get that too often from the PMV Community anymore. I’m glad to see some people still pride themselves in making me feel like crying into my popcorn (you jerks.)

So from a technical standpoint, it’s solid, good cuts and editing throughout with little details here and there to keep things fresh. Excellent pacing throughout as well, using just the right moments from the show at just the right time, with nothing ever quite feeling like “filler.” I like the bits of motion graphics at the end, incredibly smooth and well done, not to mention a way to pad out the ending with emotional impact that again, does not feel like filler.

I want more videos like this from our community, guys, videos with meaning, passion and heart put into them. I haven’t felt so strongly in love with a PMV like this since “The Stars Will Aid In Her Escape.”
It’s THAT good guys. Watch it if you haven’t already.


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Heathens by Sambohh

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Hey guys, I’m back with another PMV made by the great Sambohh :)

After years of editing experience and making a bunch of collab parts, Sam has finally made his first solo PMV. And must I say, he did an amazing job! It did great with starting off all calm and it really starts to build up at the end, with very nice clip selection and great lip-syncing. My favorite part was the clips matted with the text and Twilight falling down into the Crystal Mines. And all of that action going on at the end of the video was amazing as well. So great job to Sam, and I can’t wait for what he will do next :D

(Also BronyCon is almost here! #HYPE)

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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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Bad Machine | PMV Collab by Tisteve

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Hey, this is daspacepony! I’m another new author on PMVToday and have been making PMVs and joining PMV collabs since January 2015, here to showcase another amazing PMV!

Do you like crazy glitch effects? Dubstep? Fancy visuals? Collaborations? Then boy, do we have a good one here. Long time PMV maker, Tisteve has hopped on the collab-ing bandwagon and has surely brought the best people in for this style of PMV. Especially Pixel3000nerd and Alanj2007games who are known to make the best “glitch effect” PMVs around, did their parts wonderfully. Not forgetting HarmonicWind’s lovely typography and custom scenes for the rap part of the song; TiMan, Ashie and Tisteve, all bringing their own unique twists to their part of the collab, which is what being in a collab is all about. Besides the slightly too frequent use of typography and little use of visuals in HarmonicWind’s part that felt a little off within the PMV’s heavy effect, heavy visual feel, the whole PMV just blended wonderfully together with the song it went and that’s pretty much the most important thing about a PMV to me. :D

I can’t wait to see more amazing PMVs like this one in the community! Check out the PMV below!

space out~

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My Everything [PMV Collab] by GuncaPMV

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Oh Hi there! I’m Soniccrew128. And Today I’m here to show all of you an beautiful collab, My Everything hosted by GuncaPMV.

This collab centers around Celestia and Luna, and it shows about their harsh lives and how much they care about one another. This PMV is just filled with feelings, and emotions that I can even maybe cry. With the help of these amazing collaborators, this was an amazing piece of work, full of great visuals, animation, and typography. And surprisingly no use of show footage, which is awesome! So I hope all of you will check out this collab out and give a round of applause to these guys for working on this :D

I also want to say it’s such an honor being a author here on PMVToday, I always hoped that this site will come back. So until next time, you guys are awesome! *bro-hoof*

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Papercut (Collab) by Dazzl and Kooper

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Hey guys, chocalicorn here, and today I’m back with a lovely PMV collab by Dazzl and Kooper called Papercut.

This video focuses a lot on Twilight Sparkle and the rest of the Mane 6, and their struggles with friendship as a group.  The video is very story-driven, but it also has a lot of attractive effects, which is something I’d really like to see more of.  This video earned a well-deserved spot on the Top Ten Pony Videos of April 2016.

That being said, PMVers often feel the need to visualize every single word when making typography.  This might just be personal preference, but I don’t think you need to make typography of “ahh.”  Again, I’m nitpicking.  This video is really cool.

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Madness by Chocalicorn

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Hello everyone. Jack here again, and I’m gonna start this post off with an apology. You may have noticed that I didn’t post anything last week. Well, it was a result of my depression/social anxiety. I won’t go into too much detail, but I just felt so bad that I kinda wanted to exile myself from everything. I was in a very bad state, but I’m feeling better now. Anyway, enough about me. Let’s get to the PMV.

Made by Chocalicorn, using the song “Madness” by Muse, this PMV focuses mainly on Twilight, and how she has evolved during the show’s progression. Powered by the love she has for her friends, she is able to overcome any obstacle she faces. I feel this story was told well here, and the gradual progression of show clips and filters used led to some good pacing. As the song builds up to its climax, so does the pacing and the effects used, focusing on static typography mixed in of images/clips of Twilight and her friends, showing how much their love really means. I enjoyed the ending scenes to this PMV a lot, as I felt the build-up to that point was there from the beginning, and it definitely carried an emotional and powerful message.

Although some people may consider this PMV simple by nature, I still highly urge people to check this one out. It proves that the best stories don’t have to be told in the fanciest ways. I think Chocalicorn is a talented editor, and I look forward to what he has in store next.

Check out the PMV for Madness below!

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Twin Skeletons (Hotel in NYC) by Dr_Stables

Hey, everyone! It’s been a few weeks… Where has time gone… Dr_Stables released a new PMV about a month ago, to the song Twin Skeleton’s by Fall Out Boy. His choice of show clips and use of graphics / transitions really fit to the mood of the song. It mostly focused on both dark / grim scenes, and Manehattan. (Twin Skeletons / Hotel in NYC, who would have guessed?) Having been recently introduced to typography and graphics, I now have a better eye for this kind of stuff – and I can tell Dr_Stables is getting good. We actually got to participate in an amazing PMV collab recently! Wonder what PMV? I’ll write about it in a few hours, so keep your eyes open. But first, watch this Twin Skeletons PMV!  It’s right down there. Come on, you know you want to watch it. You are just one click away from paradise. What are you doing reading this post still? There is absolutely no information or entertainment to be gained from these words. It will take away time from your Twin Skeletons! :(

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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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Remembrance by Argodaemon

Hello guys and gals. You ready to go on a feels trip? If you haven’t watched this, you better be ready for some feels. This new video by Argodaemon is really amazing. According to him, the idea and work of this started around 2 years ago. It’s impressive. The ambient in which is portrayed is very cinematic and combining with the small concept story about Twilight’s immortality and wanting to have her friends back really captures the emotions here. No joke, tears were shed when I watched this. I swear there’s some ninjas cutting onions in my room. Twilight’s immortality is something that the fans has been debating now that she’s an alicorn, but has been confirmed by official staff that Twilight will not outlive her friends. Though this concept is still really interesting to get into and make story with it, and sad indeed. Go watch it down below.

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