Oh Hi there! I’m Soniccrew128. And Today I’m here to show all of you an beautiful collab, My Everything hosted by GuncaPMV.
This collab centers around Celestia and Luna, and it shows about their harsh lives and how much they care about one another. This PMV is just filled with feelings, and emotions that I can even maybe cry. With the help of these amazing collaborators, this was an amazing piece of work, full of great visuals, animation, and typography. And surprisingly no use of show footage, which is awesome! So I hope all of you will check out this collab out and give a round of applause to these guys for working on this :D
I also want to say it’s such an honor being a author here on PMVToday, I always hoped that this site will come back. So until next time, you guys are awesome! *bro-hoof*
Today’s video is a short but awesome collaboration between two editors that are near and dear to my heart. Prepare yourself for a delicious amount of slick typography and snazzy transitions, not to mention a ship load of shipping! It’s always fun to see multiple editors get together and combine their styles into something great. If you are just starting out with editing, asking someone to collaborate is a great way to learn new things and make friends!
Did all of you thoroughly enjoy the beginning of the new season? I know I did! The coolest part to me was the sequence of flashbacks to Luna and Celestia being awesome in the distant past. As expected, our intrepid PMV artists are already hard at work creating videos using those spectacular scenes, and today we’ve got one of the first. Lots of great typography and really nice timing with the split screen effect. I can’t wait to see more new episodes, and to see what all the great editors out there will do with them!
In today’s contest video analysis we’re moving into the Feel Good category and looking at Night n’ Day by Malathrom, the third place winner. 4th place doesn’t seem to be uploaded yet so I can’t compare them, but it seems to me this slot is well earned. I didn’t think that at first though. Unfortunately, many of the effects are uncomfortably reminiscent of the plague of Dork rip-offs I’ve been unsuccessfully trying not to get worked up about. Cutie marks in circles and squares? Check. Arbitrary transitions? Check. Casual disregard for positive and negative screen-space? Check. I’ll admit I’m not much of a fan of the music chosen either. But you know what? I don’t really mind it here. This video shows enough unique style and talent that similarities to lesser videos don’t bring it down too much. As much as I was hesitant to admit when I first saw it, I really enjoyed this video.
Despite suffering a mild case of Dorkitis it is gorgeous and fun to watch, and there is scary genius in the way the effects are implemented. Everything about this video is a contrast that shows how two different things are actually quite similiar, and I’m just not talking about the Princesses. The effects are simultaneously soothing and exciting, still and yet full of motion, sharp and soft at the same time. And that’s just looking under the surface. At the forefront we have the titular battle/harmony of the sun and moon, both so different and forever at odds, yet they appear essentially the same. When they are so alike, can I really call it contrast?
It’s too bad that’s all I can really say about it. Like Stars from the drama category, this video is too short. Not because I want more, though. If it were any longer it would wear out its welcome, and that’s the problem. If the editor had been able to put some kind of story progression into the video he might have gotten a lot more mileage out of it, but as artfully as it was presented, the core idea doesn’t lend itself to much content. You’ve got your sun pone and your moon pone and that’s it. There’s only so much switching between the two that can happen before it gets old. The term “polishing a turd” comes to mind but if so, put this turd on display because it is damn shiny.