Chasing The Sun! by GuncaPMV

ChasingSun

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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I’ve Been Secretly Falling Apart by Dark Sonata

Dark ponies!  Sad ponies!  Dark Sad!  Ponies ponies!

Now here me out before you go clicking on that play button down there, some impressions of this video will make you cringe a bit, but it is so worth watching anyway.  This, I honestly believe, is the only PMV I’ve seen to make the best use of the inverted colors filter.  Other parts, such as the vectors at around 2:00, might seem way to slow and predictable, but there is an art to it all if you look past certain things.

This one has both a mood and a focus, which is about a very sad Twilight starting to degrade and fall apart.  The one scene that comes to mind?  Yes, Twi being discorded.  However there is a good bit of ingenuity in the scene selection where we don’t see the overly typical finale scenes, and I can appreciate that.  HOWEVER, the most important part of this whole entire video is that the editor had fun making it!

So for that reason, check it out with an open mind and I think you’ll find that it’s just fine.

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Smile by rainbowdashzx

Smily Twi is supa-fly.  And she can fly.  Like, literally.

And if you’ve ever had to deal with a relationship where you just need to keep your smile up after it’s done then this PMV and song is certainly for you!  rainbowdashzx has finally finished his first full length bit in After Effects and it’s got the whole focus around a little TwiDash breakup.  Don’t worry if you’re not a fan of shipping, this is pretty much like the anti-ship anyway.

Now the style and color of this piece is absolutely fitting with the music.  It all becomes very chill, casual, and modern at the same time.  The only trouble I had with coloring was that we would occasionally see artifacts and shading from different characters’ clips (i.e. 1:30) and it would interrupt that modern style just a bit.  I can only see this choice as intentional, because in AE the layer fill effect tends to get all of it.  Quite simply, I found the choice a bit jarring.  It focuses the eye onto those little details.

But other than that this video is another great work from the editor and proof that he deserves every bit of attention he gets.  Check it out below!

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