(Rainbow) Rock of Ages by Bronies & Mash

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Hey Equestria, are you ready to ROCK?!

You better be because we’ve got an awesome comeback PMV from Bronies & Mash! Older readers may remember him as “The Invincible”, and he did a great job helping out with the site back in ye olden days.

So today we have a Rainbow Rocks centric PMV set to a pretty damn cool mashup of rock ballads. A common problem during making PMV’s is that sometimes it can be hard to match the atmosphere and vibe of the chosen song. However, Rainbow Rocks being based on music only helps to strengthen how well the video and audio match up.

What we end up with is a really fun and almost seamless tribute to rock music. It’s one of the best uses of EQG footage I’ve seen in a PMV yet. There’s no crazy effects but the footage stands up well enough to deserve merit. Great editing, solid lipsync, and a newfound peak for EQG music videos. I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to breathe new life into the site. I also can’t count how many times I’ve replayed the section at 1:47. The whole thing deserves praise for it’s awesome execution. I really enjoyed it. Can’t wait to see if Invincible has more tricks up his sleeve.

Unleash your inner rockstar below!
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House of Friendship by Racecarghost

*But didn’t Rainbow Rocks happen, like, forever ago?

*But didn’t RCG already make a PMV for House of Wolves?

*But does this video even have a story of any sort?

*But aren’t you always the one who posts the punk rock videos?

*But isn’t 720p at 60fps a pain in the-

Shhhhhhhhhh…

Ponies will solve all of your problems.  Er, humans.  Human ponies will solve all of your problems.  And so will Racecarghost in one of his newer videos set to what appears to be one of his favorite songs.  Prepare your eyes, because this thing is a feast of modern stripes and vector shapes mixed in with some nasty distortion blurring and fast-paced scene changing.  It’s awesome to say the least, and a visually inventive adventure.  I’ve watched it at least ten times myself, so go ahead and enter the house of friendship below!

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Shimmer by Herostrain

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Sunset Shimmer has her comeback game on point in this EQG2 film.  Just gonna say.

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about because you haven’t seen the film, you must just not be interested enough.  Luckily for you, we have an amazing trailer for the film that has done way better than any official Hasbro production that I’ve seen.

This piece is also really heavy on the effects and transitions so it might be a bit too intense for some.  But if you can handle it, there are some really nicely placed fades/flashes that give it an incredibly theatrical feel.  The voices and subtle music also give it that feeling that only professional movies seem to have.

So let’s take the talks to the head orange and red mare with flare in Rainbow Rocks!

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Side note: consider the first film to be S.S.’s fall, her ‘sunset’ if you will.  Now consider that in the next film she shimmers in her redemption and true self at the end.  #MindBlown

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Snake Charmer by Luffyiscool

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CAUTION: This video is one big Rainbow Rocks spoiler. It’s still fairly new, and I know some people really care about stuff like this, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, go watch the movie on Youtube or somewhere, and/or buy the DVD release.

So anyway, the story told through this song is a great fit for the movie, to the point where I’m surprised this type of music didn’t actually get into the official score. I was a teenager during the early 90s to late 2000s, so this has always been “teen music” to me, and though I don’t know what passes for that now, it sounds like it still works. The video plays its cards in the form of tight, literal translations of the lyrics (how convenient that sirens, evil and sin are focal points of the song), so if you know both the song and the movie, you may be able to guess what’s coming, but it’s still a pleasant surprise to see how well they work together. Also of special note is the choruses with the vocalizations, and how well they match to the siren songs from “Rainbow Rocks”. There’s a lot to enjoy in this PMV, and I’m happy to share it with you today.

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