PMV Guides & Tutorials Index
These guides contain tips and advice on various editing topics, submitted by members of the PMV community. If you have questions that aren’t covered by one of the guides, ask them in the forum! If you are an editor that already has some experience, consider submitting a guide so that people can benefit from your knowledge. Any type of guide submission is welcome! So to begin, start with this guide here:
Here is a guide that should be read before you even start to delve into learning the various editing programs. Contains several great Do’s and Don’ts that when followed will make your PMVs a cut above the rest!
This guide is a great introduction to editing using Sony Vegas. It talks about some general Vegas controls, how to effectively use pony vectors and green screen ponies, and also has some advice on scene selection.
An in depth description on how to add text, like song lyrics, into a video. Also talks about some cool techniques to animate your typography. Most of the information is After Effects specific.
A nice diagram of the steps involved in the PMV creation process, with some helpful explanations for each one.
If you happen to use Windows Movie Maker, then this is the guide for you! Lots of great tips for anyone who’s starting out with the program and want to get right to making PMVs!
These video tutorials are a great resource for Sony Vegas users of all levels, with the first being a good introduction to the software and the second getting into some more advanced techniques. Check them both out!
A great video tutorial on how to synch a characters mouth movements to the words that you want them to say. Great if you want it to look like the characters are singing the song in your PMV. Tutorial is done in Sony Vegas.
An awesome video tutorial about how to animate the text you can add on top of your video. Shows how to add and customize the text, and then several ways to animate it. Tutorial is specific to After Effects.
These are more in depth video tutorials focusing on achieving some specific effects in AE. Take a look at the first few seconds to see the effects that will be demonstrated.
These video tutorials concentrate on how to do simple animations starting with a static piece of pony art. Tutorial is specific to After Effects.
Some general tips on editing, including some advice on lip synching. Can be applied to any editing program.