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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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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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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Find You by Alanj2007Games

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Hello again, people and horses from all walks of life. Jack here, telling you about a new PMV from up-and-coming editor, Alanj2007Games.

What’s instantly noticeable about this PMV is the 3D backgrounds and the heavy use of typography. The unique look of the backgrounds is a very nice touch, and the typography is, for the most part, very fluent. There are motion graphics thrown in there too, and that, combined with some rather stunning effects and visuals, makes this a PMV that is a treat for the eyes.

My only complaint that I have with this PMV is that it is incredibly short. Not even lasting a minute, the PMV feels like it’s building up to something spectacular, then suddenly, it’s over. This did disappoint me a little, as I feel the whole song could fit the editing style that Alanj was going for here, and to see only a glimpse of it makes me want more. Such a tease, that guy.

Still, for what it is, this PMV is visually impressive, and I can’t wait for more. Check out the PMV for Find You below!

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100% + 20% by UnmuteChannel

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Hey everyone! I often find myself drawn to story over visuals. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate motion graphics, it’s more that I find a stronger emotional connection in a narrative. That being said, this mini PMV by Unmute Channel has some awesome visual work going on. There’s a lot of variety and everything is executed incredibly smoothly. It’s short, punchy and stylistic. I’m loving the use of coloured shapes and backgrounds. It’s simple in concept but works well. I’m also a huge sucker for SimGretina music.

It’s always a breath of fresh air to see a new editor on the scene, and it seems Unmute already has a strong grasp of how to edit effectively. One minor point of improvement I’d bring up is the white stroke and motion blur combination. AE tends to be awkward and puts a thicker line around the blur, causing a weird blending effect. Having experienced this issue myself, I’d suggest looking into pre-comps and fixing it that way. Anywho, I’d definitely say keep an eye out on Unmute. I think if he keeps making these, he’s gonna make it big in the fandom. Great job!

Check out the video below!

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Untouchable by Alanj2007Games [Collab]

Here’s an incredible collab that came out yesterday, set to the song “Untouchable” by Tritonal and Cash Cash. Each part was beautiful, had their own styles, and transitioned into the next fluidly. This collaboration actually contains one of our own staff, JackDC93!

It was interesting to see how each person interpreted the lyrics. Most of them were unique, and some that were notable were the use of the mane 6 rainbow powers and Equestria girls; and my personal favorite, DASpacePony’s use of ponies from the S5 premiere. I only wish that they also included the Power Ponies. :(

You may recognize Alanj2007Games, and a few of his collab partners, from other groups such as The Collaboratory. And I hope this video is a success, because I’d love to see more from them. If you agree, why don’tcha go ahead and check it out, and maybe even share with your friends! I could go on rambling about this PMV, but hopefully I’ve gotten you excited enough to watch it now!

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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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One Little Victory by Drummershy

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Hello PMVToday, I am Abby, and I am one of your new overlords here on the site! If you don’t know me, I won the drama category for the PMVToday contest at BronyCon this year, and have had a couple videos featured on the site in the past, so people seem to think I know what I’m doing.

Anyway, today I bring you a video that deserves way more views than it has. It focuses more on the action side of the show, and though there does seem to be an emphasis on Twilight, each member of the mane 6 gets a moment to shine.

Drummershy’s best assets seem to be clip selection and lipsyncing. The character’s mouths are timed very well with the music – though there are a couple instances where they go off, it’s never very distracting. The clips always fit with the tone and lyrics of the song. Add in some nice masking and a couple of neat effects, and you have a really good PMV. Go check it out below, and give it some love.

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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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(Rainbow) Rock of Ages by Bronies & Mash

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Hey Equestria, are you ready to ROCK?!

You better be because we’ve got an awesome comeback PMV from Bronies & Mash! Older readers may remember him as “The Invincible”, and he did a great job helping out with the site back in ye olden days.

So today we have a Rainbow Rocks centric PMV set to a pretty damn cool mashup of rock ballads. A common problem during making PMV’s is that sometimes it can be hard to match the atmosphere and vibe of the chosen song. However, Rainbow Rocks being based on music only helps to strengthen how well the video and audio match up.

What we end up with is a really fun and almost seamless tribute to rock music. It’s one of the best uses of EQG footage I’ve seen in a PMV yet. There’s no crazy effects but the footage stands up well enough to deserve merit. Great editing, solid lipsync, and a newfound peak for EQG music videos. I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to breathe new life into the site. I also can’t count how many times I’ve replayed the section at 1:47. The whole thing deserves praise for it’s awesome execution. I really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to see if Invincible has more tricks up his sleeve.

Unleash your inner rockstar below!
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