Our Story by SnowT

Woah what’s this? Yup, PMVToday is finally back! Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve made a post on this site. It feels good to be bringing you guys some awesome PMVs (even though now we have months of backlog. But if you find something awesome, please send it in!)

Speaking of awesome PMVs, I have a great one for you guys today. This one is a collab organized by SnowT, and featuring a collection of editors. My favorite parts are by SnowT and Particolt1030, you guys were great. But really, everybody in this video was great. All the editing styles blended together really well, and only a few parts felt out-of-place (I kinda get what you were going for with pointy ponies, but it didn’t work for me).  Still, the good stuff is good enough that I can overlook the parts I’m not the biggest fan of, and this video leaves me with a smile every time I watch it.

I’m proud to say PMVToday is back, and you all should go check out Our Story below!

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Frame of Mind [Collab] by Alanj2007Games

Aahhh, this made me cry! For about a month, Alanj2007Games coordinated another collaboration PMV, this time to the song “Frame of Mind” by Tristam and Braken. It was originally supposed to be a collab just between him and Nebula Animations, but it was put open as a group collaboration. This allowed me to have the opportunity to work on it, along with some other great PMV creators.

I didn’t see the final product until it was released, which – I admit – allowed for an incredible surprise. The intro immediately left me in awe, giving me chills within the first few seconds. The collab itself contained so many different editing styles and content choices, as well. Two people even did some custom animation for the PMV! Some focused on specific characters like Fluttershy or Rainbow Dash; some used regular (but exciting) motion graphics / typography; and one part, by Nebula, blew me away with the feels in that it used a creative visualization of the Return of Harmony, when Twilight read her old letters to Princess Celestia. It was a blast to work on this PMV, I’m proud of what I came up with, and you definitely will love it too.
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Twin Skeletons (Hotel in NYC) by Dr_Stables

Hey, everyone! It’s been a few weeks… Where has time gone… Dr_Stables released a new PMV about a month ago, to the song Twin Skeleton’s by Fall Out Boy. His choice of show clips and use of graphics / transitions really fit to the mood of the song. It mostly focused on both dark / grim scenes, and Manehattan. (Twin Skeletons / Hotel in NYC, who would have guessed?) Having been recently introduced to typography and graphics, I now have a better eye for this kind of stuff – and I can tell Dr_Stables is getting good. We actually got to participate in an amazing PMV collab recently! Wonder what PMV? I’ll write about it in a few hours, so keep your eyes open. But first, watch this Twin Skeletons PMV!  It’s right down there. Come on, you know you want to watch it. You are just one click away from paradise. What are you doing reading this post still? There is absolutely no information or entertainment to be gained from these words. It will take away time from your Twin Skeletons! :(

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MLP Indonesian Intro by Animerge

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I got stuck in a time travelling washing machine. Probably not a good enough excuse, but alas I make my glorious return with a flash bang and whallop. Hello! Hi. Yes. Okay. Let me hang my coat up and take my shoes off.

I’ll be honest with you, my motivation for this site kinda dwindles when there’s a bunch of life stuff that gets in the way. But like a fish to water, you guys are my addiction that I always come crawling back to. So here we have a really underappreciated yet neat fanmade intro for the show! Reminiscent of many Japanese animoo openings (not that I’m an expert), the video has a great sense of presentation and style. There’s some nice masking, a great showcase of the episodes and some visuals that really shine. The ending kinda reminded me of Feedsy’s work yet added a breath of fresh air to it, a twist to the concept of 3D colored lights twirling around one another. Always nice to see this type of content – it really gives the editor a chance to impress.

All in all, this was a delight to watch. 5 years of pony, 5 years of remarkable talent. I want this site to really put a spotlight on those who deserve it, and it’s really hard to think that this guy only has 146 views and 2 subscribers to his name. I’m not sure this site will send him spiraling into horse fame, but I hope it does help at least a bit. Give him some love!

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Vegas Lights by The Collaboratory

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Friendship conquers all.

Hello. Jack here again, showcasing a PMV that is, for all intents and purposes, an incredibly special one. This PMV was made for TheLightLeavesThee, a fellow PMV editor (and is also the co-ordinator/founder of The Collaboratory, as well as one of the authors on this site) who has recently been fighting through depression.

Orchestrated by racecarghost, various editors from within The Collaboratory came together to make a PMV with a more personal touch. Each editor used their own editing styles to weave together something with a huge emotional impact, from the inclusion of motion graphics (courtesy of editors such as TheAcleps and daspacepony) to the use of more traditional editing styles (as seen from JakeWhyman and ObsessiveBookworm). There’s even a few off-the-wall and creative moments that inject a bit of humour into the video, courtesy of DrDinosaur.

It’s clear that everyone brought their A-game into this PMV. Everyone who participated in this collab had only one goal in mind: to make a video that can bring a smile to their friend in need, and if this reaction video is anything to go by, then I think everyone succeeded in achieving that goal.

We love you, Dex. <3

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Beautiful Now by SnowT (Collab)

What does this image have to do with today’s PMV? It’s simple: the picture is awesome, and the PMV is awesome. That’s the theme of today’s post – awesome things. Because this is an awesome PMV, featuring some awesome editors.

Seriously, every possible style of PMV is present here, and the all flow together into an excellent video. The song choice, while not one I would have thought to make a PMV of, works really well. There is a great blend of typography, motion graphics, clip selection, and even some custom animations. It’s just really good, and you should go check it out below.

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Loyalty by The White Piano Key Productions

Today I have some awesome typography for you guys. This was actually entered in the PMV contest for BronyCon, but sadly didn’t place. Don’t let that deter you, though, ’cause it is great.

Loyalty is probably one of the most iconic songs in the brony fandom, and this editor definitely does it justice. The editing is fast-paced to match the song, and captures the spirit of the music very well. The graphics flow together very well, and of course there is a lot of Rainbow Dash.

Apparently White Piano Key made this over a year ago, but only uploaded it recently. Though there are a few things I would have changed (namely, the bits with Rainbow and Soarin, which I don’t feel fit the overall theme of friendship), it is still a lot of fun, and leaves you feeling good.

 

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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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Invisible Sun by Drummershy

Today I bring you a PMV from up-and-coming video editor, Drummershy, staring everyone’s favorite Princess Horse (unless you prefer Luna, Twilight, or Cadence), but if you love Celestia, this is the PMV for you!

This video has a pretty cool concept – the majority of video is inside Celestia’s cutie mark, with some cool, if simple, motion graphics. And as always, Drummershy displays some excellent scene selection. The song choice makes a lot of sense for a Princess Celestia video, and the whole thing flows together well. It is the kind of video that just leaves you feeling good.

My one major complaint would be the drumbeats in the beginning. Though I get the concept of the yellow circle beating in time with the drums, I feel like it could have been executed better. Perhaps take up more of the screen, instead of being off to the side? Regardless of that, this is a great PMV, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely should. Drummershy always does well, and this is no exception.

 

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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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