Inside Out (Parody Trailer) by Bridleway462GHA

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We don’t usually post trailer parodies on PMV Today, so lets change things up a little this time around. Since both trailer parodies and PMV’s require similar editing techniques, this review shouldn’t feel too irregular.

The creator chose fitting clips, which is always essential. Although the lipsync wasn’t perfect at some points, a good attempt was made. I feel like they chose good characters to represent each emotion, definitely one of the strongest points for this video. The jokes were funny, and the good choice of footage reinforced this fact with visual humor.

The only thing that bugged me about this video is that I found it hard to distinguish between what was going on in the real world, and what was going on inside their heads. They could’ve made the transition between the two settings a little clearer.

All in all this was a fun, simple and well executed trailer parody.

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Pompeii by TheClimbingBrony OldColt

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Hey guys, today we have a nice simple PMV by “TheClimbingBrony OldColt”. Although his name is quite a handful, this PMV is easy to understand.

So, I must start off by saying it’s nice to see a PMV that combines show footage with fan made projects. Been a while since we’ve had one of them. The editing style is nice and simple, which is good to see nowadays, nothing too flashy which makes it easy to watch. The clip choices match the lyrics, which is always helpful. There are some nice attempts at lipsync here too. And although not all of them are perfectly on time, it was definitely a good effort. The video seemed to follow a theme at the start of the video, but it was kinda jumbled about and lost later on. And although it seemed rather detached from the rest, the end gag was pretty funny and clever too. Even though this PMV doesn’t stand out as something spectacularly special, it sure is fun to watch.

Some would compare it to a smashed gingerbread house. It’s hard to make out the focus or form, but it still tastes great.

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Rating: 4.5/5 (6 votes cast)

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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Rating: 4.2/5 (10 votes cast)

Pinkie Pie’s Pokerap by DagaYemar

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The author of today’s video, DagaYemar, has already impressed me countless times with his ability to graft ponies into (primarily Disney) songs while maintaining impeccable characterization and lip-syncing.

And then there was this. This video takes the ponification game and brings it to a whole new level. Perhaps I’m waxing hyperbolic here, but this is probably the most entertaining PMV I’ve watched in a good three months at least, and here’s why:

The name of every single Pokemon from the original games is included in this rap, and the author managed to find a character, creature, item, or moment to represent every single one of them. That’s right. Each and every one of the original 151 Pokemon has been ponified in some form or fashion here, and the match-ups are absolutely brilliant. They fly at you so fast and thick that you often don’t even have time to register the brilliance of, say, casting Snips and Snails (stuck together with gum) as Slowbro. This PMV begs repeat watches just to try to figure out and appreciate all of the match-ups. I’m blown away by the amount of time and thought that must have gone into combing every season and episode of the show to find the perfect one-second clip to go with each Pokemon.

The interplay between Pinkie Pie and Iron Will as the rappers is also really well done. The scenes chosen for their parts fit perfectly and were usually hilarious. I really appreciate all of DagaYemar’s work, but this might just be the pinnacle of his portfolio. Check it out below!

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On this Night of a Thousand Stars by playfulpippapony

Hello everyone! Dae314 once again with something a little out of PMVToday’s normal alley. Playfulpippapony (from here on referred to as Playful) has quite a way of choosing songs that do not quite fit the MLP schema at first blush. However Playful manages to somehow distort the scenes into something that feels almost but not quite natural. What we end up with is something that almost (but again not quite) resembles a scene from a Broadway musical played out by none other than Twilight Sparkle. And the only logical way for a Broadway musical scene to play out is by lip syncing the video to the singing. Playful does this masterfully. Although there are a few rough edges, Playful’s lip sync editing not only matches Twilight’s mouth movements but also her actions to the words of the song. This is something that is usually lacking in lip synced videos and why I usually do not enjoy PMVs that overuse lip sync. Playful’s video has none of that. One could almost imagine Twilight pining after her lover following their first successful date as the video plays out. Almost. Playful just barely missed lip sync nirvana in “On this Night of a Thousand Stars” but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give the video a watch. The unconventional song and skillful use of lip sync in Playful’s PMV makes it quite enjoyable to watch. In the future, I would also hope to see more attempts at bringing Broadway music into PMVs by hands as skilled as Playful’s.
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Smile Darn Ya Smile by DagaYemar

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Welcome to 2014! Got any resolutions? Pinkie has one for ya: “Smile, darn ya, smile!”

And what better way to welcome in a new year, really, than by watching ponies? DagaYemar has created another great lip-sync video, and the subject matter and character choice this time around is about as appropriate as it can be. It’s a delight to watch Pinkie Pie in this role, singing this particular song.

Check it out for yourself below, and happy new year!

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We Need a Little Hearthswarming by DagaYemar

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Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it (aw heck, Merry Christmas to you folks who don’t, too)! What better way to celebrate Jesus’ birth than by watching ponies? That’s right, forget the presents… forget those mince pies your grandma baked… this is pony time, and it’s serious.

So have an awesome Christmas PMV from our consistent and talented musical-ponifying guru, DagaYemar. I never fail to enjoy his lip-sync videos, and the casting and scene choices in this one are a delight, as always. Pinkie Pie as Santa was a stroke of pure brilliance. So check it out below, and then get back to playing with your new toys, stuffing your face with turkey, spinning your dreidels, calling forth dark spirits from the nether, or whatever it is you like to do on December 25th… maybe watch more ponies! But I can’t help you there, because I’m about to go caroling. You’ll have to do your own homework to find more great PMVs today.

…Lazy.

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Jump by Brony PMV

Have a simple PMV! I believe there may have already been a couple PMVs made for this song. Kinda typical with songs this awesome and popular… but I enjoyed this new artist’s simple take on it. It’s mostly lip-syncing, with a few appropriate pony voices thrown in, like the ever-awesome Roid Rage pony’s famous “YEAH!” Nothing too fancy here, but it works, and the scene choices are appropriate. This fact helps direct your attention to the music, which, being Van Halen, is automatically awesome.

Check it out below, and swing by the author’s channel to subscribe or leave feedback!

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