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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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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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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Pump It by chocalicorn

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Heya, new author here! I’m Ashieboop, been a fan of MLP for about 5 years now, started creating content 2 years ago. I’ve participated in a few PMV collabs in that time, as well as trying a bit of 3D animation. I also have semi-professional experience in video editing and VFX, so apparently I know things. I’ll try not to nitpick too much!

For my first post, have a great PMV by chocalicorn. It features a lot of Pinkie and Dash in their most energetic moments.

I don’t really have a lot to say about it, there’s so much done right in this PMV! This video finds a good balance between show footage, effects and typography which proves that you don’t need to focus on flashy effects to create a fun filled and energetic video. None of the effects or typography felt overused, while the show footage matched with the energy of the song.

It’s great to have the opportunity to be part of PMVToday, go check out Pump It below!

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Our Story by SnowT

Woah what’s this? Yup, PMVToday is finally back! Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve made a post on this site. It feels good to be bringing you guys some awesome PMVs (even though now we have months of backlog. But if you find something awesome, please send it in!)

Speaking of awesome PMVs, I have a great one for you guys today. This one is a collab organized by SnowT, and featuring a collection of editors. My favorite parts are by SnowT and Particolt1030, you guys were great. But really, everybody in this video was great. All the editing styles blended together really well, and only a few parts felt out-of-place (I kinda get what you were going for with pointy ponies, but it didn’t work for me).  Still, the good stuff is good enough that I can overlook the parts I’m not the biggest fan of, and this video leaves me with a smile every time I watch it.

I’m proud to say PMVToday is back, and you all should go check out Our Story below!

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All in This Together by AlanJ2007 Games

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Hiya!  My name is chocalicorn, and this is my first post on PMV Today.  I have been making PMV’s for a little while now, and I like to think that I know what I’m doing.  Enough me talk, let’s get on to the video!

This time, AlanJ2007 Games is back with a brand new video.  The video follows friendship, and shows how Twilight and her friends are All in This Together, as the song suggests.  The video also shows how Twilight can rekindle her relationships with old friends.  Now for the technical stuff, first, we get an nice, clean intro, and then it jumps right into some pretty neat visuals.  This video really hits the spot for me, because I’m a sucker for good typography.  Alan has a really good eye for picking which effects to use, and when to use them.  I was sort of expecting more as the intensity of the song gets higher, but that’s just me.

All in all, this is a really well made PMV, and I encourage you all to check it out. down below.

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Fancy by TheLightLeavesThee

Today, I bring what is probably, no joke, no exaggeration, one of the best PMVs this fandom has produced. It really is that good.

It was created by TheLightLeavesThee, who, in my experience, has two staples – using clips from the show instead of motion graphics, and emotional videos that make me want to cry. Fancy actually leaves behind the latter, and it is great to see him take on a more upbeat, fun PMV. Everything about this works. The show clips are perfectly chosen. The use of masking is top notch, especially as a way of transitioning between clips. The filters and effects are beyond amazing. The typography is great. All of the pieces fit together, making a great final product.

If I had to make a complaint, it would be the Equestria Girls clips, but it’s just a personal preference of mine to keep humans and horses in separate PMVs. But really – just go watch this thing. Right now. And while you’re at it, subscribe. I’ve been watching Dex for a while now, and every video of his gets better and better. I can’t wait to see what he has in store next.

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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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Frame of Mind [Collab] by Alanj2007Games

Aahhh, this made me cry! For about a month, Alanj2007Games coordinated another collaboration PMV, this time to the song “Frame of Mind” by Tristam and Braken. It was originally supposed to be a collab just between him and Nebula Animations, but it was put open as a group collaboration. This allowed me to have the opportunity to work on it, along with some other great PMV creators.

I didn’t see the final product until it was released, which – I admit – allowed for an incredible surprise. The intro immediately left me in awe, giving me chills within the first few seconds. The collab itself contained so many different editing styles and content choices, as well. Two people even did some custom animation for the PMV! Some focused on specific characters like Fluttershy or Rainbow Dash; some used regular (but exciting) motion graphics / typography; and one part, by Nebula, blew me away with the feels in that it used a creative visualization of the Return of Harmony, when Twilight read her old letters to Princess Celestia. It was a blast to work on this PMV, I’m proud of what I came up with, and you definitely will love it too.
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The CMC Never Stopped Believin’ by Eldonde

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I can’t be the only one who got insane chills seeing these three achieve their goals. And what better way to celebrate than with a montage set to a Journey classic?

Here we have a pretty great PMV from Eldonde that quite frankly needed to happen. It’s the typical clip-show of the CMC that you’d expect but there’s quite a bit of thought behind it. It remains faithful to the lyrics, shows off some crucial scenes of the three and has some nice sync. I will say it’s a tad slower paced than I’d expect, which works well for the intro but I think it’d be nice to get more cuts in there for the sake of impact. Still, the decision to leave shots “breathe” is always refreshing. It feels natural rather than overdone. And besides, the sheer meaning and emotion behind this redeems it. Great job!

The CMC never stopped believing. And so they achieved their dreams. <3

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