My JL/JLU music videos

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  1. gregtestagent

    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    I hope you guys enjoy these two videos I made from "The Return" and "Panic In The Sky." I took a soundtrack that I had and scored the episode's action sequences or relevant parts. I had to do some major clipping and tweaking to make the videos match the music. Tell me if they stink or if they are okay or whatever... :)
    "The Return"

    "Panic In The Sky"
     
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    Hello. :) an honor. I haven't watched them yet, but I'm sure they're terrific.

    Edit:I'm sorry, but I can't DL them.
     
  4. gregtestagent

    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    thank you.
     
  5. gregtestagent

    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    the second one is funny towards the end, I swear!
     
  6. Hush

    Hush Wee Little Puppet Man

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    I put a thread up a while ago for my music video me and my friend made it was 8mins but only because it was 3 togethor. It took forever to upload to yousendit.
     
  7. gregtestagent

    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    try http://ul3.rapidshare.de/cgi-bin/upload.cgi and tell me more about your project.
     
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    spiderbob All Hail Britannia

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    First one was cool, music went with it very well. Can't get the second one to open.
     
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    pretty cool. what song did u use for the 1st video?

    i couldn't view the 2nd one yet.. have to wait an hour
     
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    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    I used the Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust soundtrack. Track 4 "Sand Mantas" or something. I didn't use the whole track of course. Now I'm getting worried that noone will get to see the second video.
     
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    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    can't get the link that is here to open, the link at rapidshare, or the downloaded file?
     
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    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    maybe I should cut the second movie in half and upload them seperately. I used to download larger files on a daily basis. The second movie is better than the first.
     
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    have you downloaded at RapidShare before?
     
  14. Dread

    Dread TMNT 1984-2009

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    I watched the first and only half of the second so far; I'll finish the second one soon.

    I figure since I've watched quite a few fan-made "videos", often revolving around anime, I figure I'll try to be as critical and fair as I can so you can improve on any mistakes.

    I like that you choose some instrumentals for the videos, although unless you made the song yourself with your own orchastra, I'm curious as to which songs on used. "The Return" I thought was done better, so far, than "Panic in the Sky". If I had one piece of advice to give, though, it is that fast-fowarding the animation to fit the video, outside of MTV and especially with your orchastra, non-rock style songs, looks a little awkward. You used that a lot in "Panic" and it felt weird. For some reason, slow-mo works better than fast-foward for this kind of thing. Don't ask why, because I can't give a good reason. True, I imagine it is hard to pace a video directly with the music without fast-fowarding, but that is why making videos is an art into itself. I've seen some brilliantly done fan-vidoes. I've also seen some average ones and some that were outright terrible. I can only imagine that with "Panic", you had not only a long song, but a LOT of footage; nearly the entire 22 minute episode was devoted to a battle, and you're trying to make it fit into a song that is under 7 minutes. Your ambitiousness to include it all was perhaps a double edged sword, as the FF stuff looked a little awkward. "Return" had a much shorter action sequence, which I believe you paced a little better because it was, well half as long. That's natural. Still, neither were bad, I just felt "Return" was better done, even if "Panic" and much of the action from Season 4 easily outshined it. I never realized how many "missed shots" the heroes in space had against AMAZO. And I only saw "Panic" once so I forgot some of the tiny bits, like Vigilante actually taking down Juice or The Ray actually coordinating 3 Juice's to get crushed under a falling Longshadow.

    Both of these were fine. If you made vidoes of, say, "Divided We Fall", I'd be interested in your muscial choice.
     
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    Music Videos are videos with music in them. Not backgrounds. Sry, didn't like.
     
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    I really didn't want to speed things up but you know the difficulties already. Some things just had to go because they took up too much time. I didn't want it to become too much of an obvious eye-sore especially when characters are interacting with each other. This is what I've been waiting for. An in depth assessment of my projects. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Please watch the last half. Yes, there will be some more FF but it's ok if you look past it and see the syncronization of the animation and the music working together. And did I mention that the ending is funny?
     
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    it's ok. I'm sorry too.
     
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    I watched the rest of it. The ending is amusing, and I really have nothing more to add that I hadn't posted above. You had some interesting choices with mixing the music with the action. In the future I would suggest, again, really not FF'ing much. Which means having to cut out some bits or selecting your music/pacing very carefully. Also be aware that in a video, you can muck with order a little. I have a feeling you may do better with "Divided We Fall" if you were going for that, as there was less non-stop action than "Panic" in ways. Being overly ambitious isn't bad, but it can cause hassles. Hence why every movie has an editor.

    At least these videos are original in the scores you selected for them; most people pick rock or rap songs for fan-made videos. One thing you did seem to do well was keep some of the action matching with the music, like Steel getting electricuted and the meeting between Supergirl and Power-Girl. Some of your music choices were a little "unique" and I am not sure I would have went for them for those moments, but it's all subjective. The key is getting a song you really feel fits the scene and then pacing accordingly. You can do that at least, so with practice you should be fine. I would also suggest, if possible, to cut out scenes with "speaking" as we're not hearing dialogue, but music; you didn't do that much, but I was just getting that one out there.

    Hmm...for someone who had little to add, I added a bit, didn't I?
     
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    Yes, I was being too ambitious with Panic. I should have cut out some more video but it still worked just the same. I will take your advice.

    I'll try something with DWF. Can you suggest a song or score? or even a music genre? oh, I'll figure it out!

    I like soundtracks more than regular music. But I have an eclectic taste in music as a whole.

    I was actually considering putting in subtitles from the orginal dialogue. But the, like you said, FF made ideas like that impossible. I thought some of the calmer parts of the music needed something like a character talking to a character.

    Oh yes. I appreciate every word. You can tell I'm starved for attention with these videos of mine. I don't know why. I'm on a creativity high I guess. I've also watched lots of AMVs and took the rudiments of how to create music videos. Or at least scoring.
     
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    just watched the 2nd video. very nicely done
     
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    gregtestagent humblevaudvillianveteran

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    Thanks. I must learn to do better next time. Dread has made me aware of some errors.
     
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    I have two other videos. But they aren't related to JLU and one of them isn't even made by me. If anyone is interested....
     
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    Way To Spam!!!
     

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