Hot Take: Rhythm & Melody

Midnight Jazz

OG Staff
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What’s their perspective. I’m intrigued.
The one difference here and amv's that I can see is that the amv community are more music heavy. All source of footage are there to serve the music and be its counter part. Story will climax when the songs climax, footage will emote with the melody of song, etc.

Since being back, here has been more on the sentimental side with more "tributes".

https://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=92942
This speaks for itself. They already hold big international amv contests like Anime Expo and Akross.
 

Paroxysm

Contributor
This was all neat to read and as a former amv editor switched to wrestling that style doesn't translate so well at times for me this was like a reset lol.

I never put much thought into any of this. Personally, I just try to find a pace in the song like counting out the beats in a segment generally ends up like 1,2! 1,2! or in a lot of faster songs, you'll hear a more 1,2,3,4! i find all sections can be synced like that unless the tone changes, example being something like a slower pace section with rapid small beats and only a couple of distinct beats, it would be better in a lot of cases to just ignore those rapid ones and just use the larger beats to sync to changing one clip at a time not syncing in the middle of the clip like you may with a move or expression in a chorus section depending on people's varying style of course but that's how I always thought of it I just never tried to put it into words before and you guys all covered it and more a good read for anyone learning the basics without all that all the flashy stuff is useless.

TLDR version: I agree if you're not considering the tempo and melody your missing out.
 

Midnight Jazz

OG Staff
Staff member
I just wanna double down and say its IMPOSSIBLE to edit rap without its rhythm. If there is one way to strip a song of its character and energy, there is that. It is impossible for me to sit through such a thing.

I think music videos are a piece of stimuli. Whether it be creating melancholy or a palpable energy, it isn't up for debate. If a video can't offer an alternative like idea, video essay, great cinematic visuals or anything of substance I think I have every right to rate your freestyle into the ground.
 

YOHAN

OG Staff
Staff member
I just wanna double down and say its IMPOSSIBLE to edit rap without its rhythm. If there is one way to strip a song of its character and energy, there is that. It is impossible for me to sit through such a thing.

I think music videos are a piece of stimuli. Whether it be creating melancholy or a palpable energy, it isn't up for debate. If a video can't offer an alternative like idea, video essay, great cinematic visuals or anything of substance I think I have every right to rate your freestyle into the ground.
Intent is so important to the freestyle genre. My next redux will prove this.
 

Midnight Jazz

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Intent is so important to the freestyle genre. My next redux will prove this.
Hmm whoever coined the term "freestyle" the name itself would suggest its a very random edit. If one can create a palpable energy in said video where it transcends the actual video source material, its a job well done in my opinion. If not, it should have an alternate stimuli to fall back on thats all I'm saying.
 
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