Ah yes, the mane 6, finale filled, epic orchestration of memorable moments type of video.
We meet again.
But I beg to argue that RSLP’s newest stands out from the rest by a long shot. Not only is the song different (#ofcoursesillyfilly) but we also have some fabulous editing that you won’t find anywhere else. There’s a fitting intro section at the beginning with a nice filter overlay and as the music breaks into something more defined, we see bright colors and a movie-like widescreen view. It gets even better when you take in all of the masking, cuts, and zooms that happen every now and then.
My only complaint is that there needs to be more of these editing transitions and techniques. Check it out below!
Purple smart does not look like a happy friendship pony from this angle. Maybe it’s the lighting.
Either way, she does kick flank, and so does this PMV from the relatively unknown editor: Hash Metal. As you can tell by the name, this video is going to feature some rockin’ music with fittingly similar effects, so if you have a fear of flashy feature films, this might not be for you.
However if you can handle the well-placed white flashes, scene changes, and other effects, you’ll probably enjoy this. My only displeasure with it is that it uses all of the overused scenes in the PMV world. I think we might literally see things from all finales except for the Gala. But unlike most videos, the song actually fits with the epic visuals and everything seems to be well in order.
Alright, so I must shamefully admit that I have not seen the finale, nor any episode after the breezy one. (It kinda turned me off.)
So having not seen the episode, I’m going to assume that the video adheres to the plot (which I am pretty sure is about Twi getting her house renovated and some guy named ‘T-Rex’ giving the mane 6 a nasty case of rainbow colored rashes, which helps the Hasbro advertising team think of the catchy title to their new toy line “MLP FiM: RainbowRash” which will most likely be misinterpreted as a crossover between MLP and Scooby Doo). The more important element here is not the plot anyway, but instead the message that it sends. Great use of the monologue from the Rocky film really sets the stage to show that T-Rex might have been able to pack a punch, but he couldn’t take the hits that Twilight was dealing out. Meanwhile, Twi was able to withstand her home’s destruction and face several challenges without faltering.
So if there’s anything you remember from this PMV, make sure it’s that message in bold. Rainbowdashzx manages to really pack in that effect through the use of his nice grunge overlay and the glowing typography in the beginning that really makes great contrast. Also, the bouncy transitions changed what would be a grunge feeling to more of an inspirational tone.
RDZX is a fantastic editor that you can check out here on the site as well! He’s been making a bunch of inspirational videos as of late, like Give it All by Rise Against (that’s my jam), so go check him out after watching this awesome thing down here\/ If you’ll excuse me, I have some episodes to watch.