The Pass by Drummershy

Hey guys! Abby here, and I have been sick all week, so sorry if this post is a little lackluster. But don’t blame this PMV, which is pretty great.

It’s Rainbow Dash-centric, which I know this fandom loves. Rather than focusing on surface level things like her attitude or speed, though, this video goes more into the emotional, vulnerable aspects of her personality, which I absolutely love. The editing matches the smooth tones of the song, flowing together to let the emotion shine through, rather than focusing on flashy effects. The typography also matches this cool tone. It’s just a well put-together video.

The one thing I am not wild about is that there are a couple of instrumental sections of the song where there were just still images the entire time. I dunno, maybe some show clips or just more images would have helped. Or maybe it’s just a me problem. Either way, it doesn’t stop me from loving this video. Go check it out down below.

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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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Seasons of Love by Abby S

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Welcome back, citizens of the internet. Jack here, showcasing to you today another fine PMV made by one of our very own authors on the site, Abby S.

When watching this PMV, it’s clear that several aspects seen in Abby’s previous PMV’s have evolved significantly. When I covered Abby’s PMV contest entry, Guide You Home, I mentioned how one of my favourite aspects of the PMV was how the show clips matched brilliantly with the music, and this is taken to another level with this PMV. The use of feel-good clips from the show, as well as a small use of vectors and masks at the beginning of the video, already set up a feel-good vibe, but the way the clips, vectors and masks are timed to the beat of the uplifting music create an immersion of positiveness that is hard to break out of. The vibrant, bright filters also add to the feel-good atmosphere this PMV creates, leaving you with a product that makes it very easy to put a smile on your face.

Typography is also present in this PMV, although it is used to a lesser degree than in some of Abby’s previous works. While I feel most of the typography used worked well here, there were a few moments where I felt it was a little intrusive. However, this is a very minor quibble in what is otherwise a fantastic, and clean, traditional PMV. I’ve always been a fan of well-made traditional PMV’s, and Abby is quickly becoming one of my favourite editors in that regard. With an evolution of established techniques on show here, as well as some new techniques being implemented, I look forward to see what she has in store.

Check out the PMV for Seasons of Love below!

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Our New Intelligence by ObsessiveBookworm

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Posts so nice, I did it twice!

Jack here once again, bringing you another PMV that was entered into this year’s BronyCon PMV Contest. This PMV, made by ObsessiveBookworm (who is, personally, one of my favourite PMV makers within the fandom) placed second in the Feel Good category, and right from the get-go, you can see the time and effort that was put into the video for it to achieve that spot.

What I’ve always loved about ObsessiveBookworm’s work is how all the clips on screen match the music incredibly well, and this PMV proves no exception to that rule. However, there’s a lot more to this PMV than that. The excellent use of typography (which made this PMV feel more fun and lively), as well as the motion and placement of the vectors and masks, which kick in near the middle of the video, just shows how much work ObsessiveBookworm put into this PMV, and how far they’ve come in terms of their editing skills. Add to that the occasional use of motion graphics, and you have a wonderful combination of sound and visuals.

As stated before, I am a huge fan of ObsessiveBookworm’s work, and it’s great to see them evolve so much with every new PMV they release. I can’t really wait to see what’s next.

Check out the PMV for “Our New Intelligence” below!

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Guide You Home by Abby S

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Hello again. Jack here, back with another PMV that was submitted to this year’s BronyCon PMV Contest. Not only did this PMV take first place in the Dramatic category, but it was made by one of our very own authors on the site, Abby S!

When I saw this PMV for the first time, I knew it was going to place very well in the contest. The whole PMV was built to be dramatic from start to finish, with the combination of show clips, filters, transitions, and typography set to the pulsating music. The show clips match the lyrics incredibly well, and I thought the filters used added to the dramatic atmosphere superbly. Add the transitions and typography effects into the mix, and you have a very clean, well-made traditional PMV that is definitely worthy of its first place finish.

Check out the PMV for Guide You Home below, and make sure to check out Abby’s channel for more great PMV’s like this one!

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Shut Up And Dance With Me by Red Card

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Hey all, we’re back again and today we have a PMV from Red Card, to the song “Shut up and dance with me”.

Now this is a great song, and I knew that it was prefect for a PMV. Red Card here has stepped up to the challenge and knocked it out of the park. This PMV does well in combining show and EQG footage. Mostly because it uses a lot of clips in which the characters are dancing.

Although the lipsync isn’t spot on, the editing pace fits the song perfectly. This here is a perfect example of a traditional PMV. And it proves that you don’t always need fancy visuals, or even effects of any kind to make a PMV great.

Now, although there’s probably a little too much Flash Sentry for most people to bare, that doesn’t change the fact that this is a great PMV.

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