Heroes by rainbowdashzx

Spike is a hero.  Kinda.  By circumstance.  In a way.

I’ll chill with the Spike hate because it’s time to appreciate rainbowdashzx’s new PMV which is just great. This one is brought to you by commission of another friend of the pony music video community: theinvincible316.  I didn’t even know PMV commissions were a thing, but if they all turn out this good, I think I’d be willing to invest.

Really, the PMV is about Spike x Rarity and the deep personal struggle that the purple/green dragon has with his heroic complex, causing him to constantly feel down and striving for the opportunity to be the savior he wants to be.  BUT ENOUGH OF THE BORING ANALYTICAL TALK, did you see that scene layout?!  Now that was a great modern-style design choice by our editor with fitting typography and some light-based transitions to boot.  I do feel at times like I’m stuck in a cave with all of these vignettes, but my favorite part of the vid is how it uses blank space.  You don’t have to have stuff on the screen 24/7, kids.

So go catch it below for a show about a hero and his fair mare with the dazzling hair.

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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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I Knew You Were Trouble Dubstep by SnowyBrony

 

Usually, I don’t like this genre of music.

When I clicked on this video from my subscriptions, I expected it to be absolutely horrendous.  But this is not just your regular 240p first attempt PMV.  It surprised me in many ways, and even though I had to tone down the volume, there was an elegance and modern style in the visuals that simply can’t be ignored.

 

The small tidbits of custom effects and plentiful green screen usage was appreciated.  But the surprising part is what the vid focused on.  The tone and swing of the visuals DON’T follow the melody like most others, but instead are more associated with the rhythm. It was different and I for one enjoyed that aspect.

 

The only thing I would have SnowyBrony do is focus more on story and extend the PMV for a bit more.  Other than that, not too shabby.  100+ hours of work was put into this, so I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Firework by theusbac

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I could try to be a hipster and say that I intensely dislike over-hyped Pop songs like this one, but man, when Katy Perry starts belting out that chorus, I really just can’t help myself. I have to sing along. I have to! “Baby you’re a fiiiiiiiii-“ No, Daniel! Control yourself!

But regardless of your stance on Pop music, you can’t deny that theusbac did a great job with this one. There are a lot of fun components at play in this video, everything from typography to screen-splitting to masking to just all-around good scene choices and editing. It’s all here, which could potentially be overwhelming and distracting, but I think he did a good job of balancing the effects with pure footage, and not crossing that line between entertaining and annoying. It kept me entertained at least, and gave me a great excuse to listen to some catchy, awful, fantastic Pop music. “Baby you’re a fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii—“ NO!

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