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Round Seven: Resolution vs. Jdark

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Battle Royal for Fully A2E Championship
Round Seven: Resolution vs. Jdark



Voting ends at 5 p.m. EST on April 19th, 2021.
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Blackie

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Resolution:
Holy shit man, I love your style of editing. Love your song choices, effects, and your clip selection is flawless. This video gets better and better after every watch. Was speechless the first time I watched it lol. Love how you were able to recap Aleister's WWE career in such a short amount of time while also making the video very enjoyable. The transitions between all his feuds were executed very well. I also liked how you were able to incorporate the heart without it seeming forced. And really liked the symbolism of it bursting with him turning heel. In all honesty, besides your pacing being a tad bit off at times, which was very minor, I don't have any problems with this video. Hands down the best Aleister Black video I've seen yet. Amazing job.

Jdark: Good video. On a visual level this looked great, but I do think your editing did kinda lack at times. For the pace of the song given I do believe you did a good job but some of the action clips did feel out of sync. I thought you did a great job from the start of the video to 1:11. I thought your pacing was good, and clip selection was pretty good also. 1:12-1:24, on an editing standpoint wasn't bad, but I do feel you could have played with the rhythm of the song more. Everything from that point looked good. Only issue I'll say I did notice though, was again, that some clips did seem out of sync with the song. Liked how you ended it briefly showing him winning the MITB briefcase and him ultimately winning the WWE title from Cena. Overall, I thought this was a pretty well put together video. Loved how you incorporated his ECW matches as well. Good job.

Vote: Resolution
 

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Jdark: Your subject choice was a very pleasant surprise. Can't remember the last time I saw a MV about RVD. However I kind of felt that this was a bit underwhelming and it's probably cause I expected a bit too much before I saw this. But I did start liking the video more and more after watching it over and over again.
I really liked how well paced this was. Starting the video by displaying his cockiness and him showing off his cool kicks and stuff was a perfect way to introduce viewers RVD's character. Although I think you could have included some more interesting clips, maybe even wrestling clips, throughout the first minute as it kind of got a little boring during the first third of the video. That's just my opinion tho, don't know if anyone else had similar thoughts about the first minute.
Great editing during the wrestling sections. Loved the clip selection, as you included a variety of clips with different angles. One that stood out was the clip at 2:04. Some of the effects/transitions looked nice, but I felt that most didn't fit well with the tone of the video. Like the transition at 0:46. Or the overlapping of clips at 2:48 - even though it matches with the beat, it felt odd looking at it since it pops up only at the end of the video and it's not seen throughout the first and middle parts of the video. So since there isn't any continuity with that effect it just felt odd to me seeing it unexpectedly.
Also, the ending felt a bit rushed. I think you could have done more with it. Maybe including some of his expressions or achievements from his past during the post WWE championship match would have made it look better.
The editing is really great, but I just felt that more could have been done (structure and effects wise) with your subject choice and song choice.

Vote: Resolution
 

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I really enjoyed the way you used the lyrics to drive some explanation on the character of Black. From his NXT run, NXT title loss and eventual 'heel' run, everything fit in context with the song choice without it feeling forced. Thought you did a very commendable job of structuring your video as everything that was shown had purpose, imo. Thought your vfx were great and fit very well. Feel it goes unappreciated how well you're able to pull these off in your videos and feel you've stepped it up in your last two videos. While I thought it was more visually about ascetically looking nice in your Rollins video, thought you used them to your advantage here to drive your music video and the character of Black.

Thought your editing here was pretty good though I do feel you lose some control when the pace picks up. While editing in 25 fps can forgive a lot of the overly sped-up clips at times, think it's something that you need to slow down on a bit. Especially with action clips as it makes it hard to see what's going on. Didn't have any other issues with your technique but wanted to bring that up as it seems to be a habit of yours. A fairly minor thing that I think is an easy fix, especially considering your experience. Very enjoyable video overall.

Jdark: I enjoyed this video for the most part. Thought your editing here was pretty solid, especially during the first minute and a half, with really solid use of footage and strong clip selection. Editing after that point was a bit inconsistent, especially when using action clips as they seemed slightly mistimed. Not sure if it's the fault of the stream or during export, but did feel it affected this video overall. It's something you've always struggled with to some degree, but this time around it just lacked consistency during the latter half of your video.

Solid work overall. Would consider this one of the better videos of yours as I did enjoy how you profiled RVD, just have to work more on sustaining your technique during the entire duration of your edit.

My Choice: Resolution
 

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Resolution [3] vs. Jdark

Resolution moves on to the final round against Everette.
 
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