Wish I Had an Angel by Dr_Stables

 

Sure, the song says “wish I had an angel”, but I bet Adagio really just wants a flat iron.

IGNORING THAT, we’ve got another effects-busting piece from the submissions here today.  It’s got a bunch of flashy lights and spinning things, so if you’re medically inclined to avoid those, please do so!

Again with Stables’ piece, the main complaint is the excessiveness of effects, although that’s turned into somewhat of their style.  Chromatic aberration plays a big part and is actually used in a different way than normal.  But my favorite part of this PMV is the new flavor of transitions that we get to see.  The effects are still a negative influence, but the thought and speed of those transitions brings it almost to an equilibrium.  So next time, we need not necessarily less effects, but calmer and more consistent ones.

Regardless, check it out below and explore the dazzling theme behind this edit!

[Seizure stuff]

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Shimmer by Herostrain

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Sunset Shimmer has her comeback game on point in this EQG2 film.  Just gonna say.

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about because you haven’t seen the film, you must just not be interested enough.  Luckily for you, we have an amazing trailer for the film that has done way better than any official Hasbro production that I’ve seen.

This piece is also really heavy on the effects and transitions so it might be a bit too intense for some.  But if you can handle it, there are some really nicely placed fades/flashes that give it an incredibly theatrical feel.  The voices and subtle music also give it that feeling that only professional movies seem to have.

So let’s take the talks to the head orange and red mare with flare in Rainbow Rocks!

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Side note: consider the first film to be S.S.’s fall, her ‘sunset’ if you will.  Now consider that in the next film she shimmers in her redemption and true self at the end.  #MindBlown

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Sunset Shimmer Shakes It Off by Dagayemar

Twilight Sparkle dropping sick moves to the grooves on her feet cuz the beat is too hot to trot tonight in the spotlight while the guy on the right is like “It’s aight”.

( /me spits hot fire verses )

DISREGARDING previous introductions, we’ve got a nice, simple PMV for everybody tonight that runs to the beat of some T. Swizzle.  If you’ve managed to evade the pop culture song for this long, I commend you, but it’s time to turn up the speakers and party like Mom and Dad are out of town.

This particular pony music video really brings out one of the most important concepts in the art form: beat matching.  Sometimes, this video does it super-duper well, yet it does seem to have some visual glitching that detracts from the experience every now and then.  I’m sure with a bit of fine tuning this would have been the perfect style and everything for this song.  Thematically, it fits really well with Sunset Shimmer’s story and I’m really glad we get to see that highlighted.

Go down below and catch everything from T. Sparkle to T. Swift!

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Shake Your Tail by ★Breezy Blue★

Hope you guys are having a nice start to the awesome year of 2015!!! We’ve got plenty of ponies to compliment your new year party, and they’re dancing to the beat of a catchy song from EQG2.

In this vid by Breezy Blue, there’s a lot of mood matching with the effects and scene choice.  Of course all of the scenes chosen are filled with bright colors and shiny exploding things, but they also highlight some of the best moments we’ve had with the Mane 6 as a sort of reminiscent party mix.  My favorite thing about the effects here is that they strike the perfect style for a MLP-themed party.  Those bubbly colored circles and floating hearts fit perfectly with the scenes shown.

So if your New Year’s party has been a bit flat, try increasing the fun with this video.  I betcha can’t get through it without wanting to dance along! :D

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Energize Me by Dr_Stables

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If you don’t mind being spoiled or have seen the film, it’s time to take a look at another one of Dr_Stables’ terrific videos.  The song in this is (I believe) shortened, but it doesn’t seem to suffer at all because of that, and I’m super glad that the editor kept everything concise in that regard.

Now there were spots at the beginning of the video that are a bit rocky.  At 0:31 We see the effect that the editor is trying to create there with the soloed Sunset Shimmer lip sync, but the stillness of the background and the focus on a single black and white portrait does not agree with the motion of the song (distortion guitars and what have you).

Yet all other aspects of the video are fantastic.  There’s a definite story/focus to the video, which is always good, and the effects are fitting and innovative.  Probably my favorite part about the video was the first chorus where there was such an awesome contrast made between black & white and color scenes that it made everything so much more energetic.

Energize yourself with a lovely PMV below!

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