Cupcakes by Scott Rogers

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It’s rare to see someone make a video to their own song. It’s very rare for the result to be really good.

So here we have a blend of typography and motion graphics set to a remix of the classic Season 1 song. I’ll be honest – upon checking this out in the submissions I was so happy to see something utilizing typography and rocking it. In PMV’s nowadays, words are generally not the main visual focus. To see a scene set-up with the lyrics in mind is refreshing. We need more typographies in this fandom.

I love how whimsical, bright and vivid the video is. It’s a lot of fun to see creativity flowing like this, and the colourful graphics really fit with the show style. The animation is pretty smooth and the timing is spot on. Yeah, it’s a bit repetitive but that’s to be expected when making a remix of a 24 second song. I appreciate the subtle things added throughout to keep things fresh, like the variations on the song sheets. There’s a few movements which could be refined but overall Scott did a fantastic job for his first PMV. Huge props to him and I’d really love to see more content in this style.

Check out some freshly baked goodness below!

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Glow by daspacepony

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Well hello there. My name is Jack DC 93. If you’ve read the Staff page on this site, you may know me for making silly PMV’s, and talking in the third person. However, I will disregard both of those today to talk to you about a really cool PMV made by daspacepony.

This PMV came in third place in the Feel Good category at this year’s BronyCon PMV Contest, and, going through the video, you can see why it earned that place. What I liked most about this PMV was how everything flowed continuously. There were no sudden cuts or jumps to throw you out of the immersion. I also liked how the motion graphics on show were timed incredibly well to the beat of the music. This is most prominent at the beginning and the end of the PMV. Finally, I appreciated the “cleanliness” of the PMV. Although it could be considered simple in terms of motion graphics, there was no clutter or flashiness when it came to this PMV, which made it stand out for me.

I feel that if daspacepony can combine the clean visuals on show here with some more complex motion graphics or effects, then they can create something truly special. But as it stands, they are definitely on the right path. It’s always great to see more talent emerge from the PMV community, and I think daspacepony will become one of the more prominent editors in time.

For now, check out the PMV for Glow below! (Or, if you like your visuals more smooth, check out the 60FPS version here!)

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Super Sonic Racing by Soniccrew128

Gotta go fast! Hey guys, Pixel3000nerd here! Today bringing you with another of the entries made for the PMV Contest 2015. This one, made by Soniccrew128 is a great one! I myself love fast paced music, and I love it when the PMV itself matches it’s rhythm too. This one does it’s job well. Ranging from some typography, to clips from various sources, show and from Ponies IRL. The transitions and animation are perfectly timed with the rhythm of the song, which by itself the lyrics is super catchy too. Actually, it’s from Sonic Generations! I’ve been dancing and bobbing my head to his :3 In short words, a great fast paced PMV. If you haven’t watched it yet, go watch it here down below. Congrats on winning 3rd place in Action category!

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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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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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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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Don’t Stop by The Collaboratory

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A novel, by Dr. Hooves.

ANYWAY welcome back everybody it’s time to get the PMV train rolling again after our amazing contest at Bronycon!  Check out the contest page up top to find the results for that, and over the next few weeks we’ll be posting all the incredible submissions that we received.  Be sure to give them all lots of love for their hard efforts!

And today we have an especially fantastic collaboration between the famed editors of Ye Olde YouTube Lore.  That’s right folks, everyone from Acleps to DeLoop has joined in on this fantastic celebration of our favorite little ponies.  Sure it might lack a little focus other than the Mane crew and some general pony counterparts, but the effects are VERY SHINY, the transitions are fast and furious, and the song is well matched.  Check it out below and let the gang over at the Collaboratory know what you think!

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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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The Sun Is Rising by Abby S

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Long time no post! But I have returned at just the right time to post a new video from one of my favorite (and criminally undersubbed) editors, Abby S. This video starts off pretty melancholy but overall is uplifting. Get ready for some feels.

True to her style, The Sun is Rising is sparse on the effects and shows her great sense of timing and scene selection. I would have really liked a story line if possible, but I still thing that even without one this a great video.  There were some transition I felt were questionable, but not to the point I feel they seriously detract in any way from the overall video

 

 

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Love Today by Arthychaud

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Alright, here’s a challenge for you. Start playing the video and try not to smile immediately.

Did you fail? I did.

Here we have another great PMV by Arthychaud, who much to my delight is still kicking around. This is generally just an all-around happy feel good PMV. Mika’s vocal range still manages to impress me years down the line but that’s beside the point. Arthy has done a fantastic job showcasing upbeat scenes through the show and solidly syncing them up. I love the use of text and really love the solid color changes. Super simple but it just works beautifully. The ending of the PMV has to be one my favorite parts – the montage of various characters being affectionate just warms my heart. Why do these ponies have to be so GOSH DANG CUTE?!

Technically speaking, while I think the use of Pinkie’s smile song serves it’s purpose, I felt it was a tad overused. The video sets itself up as a Mane 6 homage and it would’ve been nice to see more hugs and nuzzles from the other ponies. The lack of lipsync is fine by me, but I think when you take that from a video other elements should compensate. Some parts of the video really struck gold and others could use a bit more work on the pacing and cutting to reach their full potential. Regardless, still a really fun video that I thoroughly enjoyed watching.

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