video editing (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-25 19:14 ID:kfVMAmQP

When I was in high school, I was in a Moderin Industrial Technology (MIT) class, and for one of the projects we had to use an avio to make a music video. I chose clips from freddy vs jason to the sound of dimmu borgir (a heavy ass swedish metal band.. I think they're swedish anyway, i may be wrong.. but thats irrelevant). Now said project was a group effort.. it was me and 2 others. And even though i'd never done anything like that before, I completely took control over the whole project, did everything myself, and made what I believe to be the most badass music video ever. Now, the reason im posting is becuase recently ive been thinking about doing this with anime or.. well, basiclaly whatever. The only problem is I do not know what tools I will need. Are there any free tools out there that I can use for this? I know the equipment we used in class ran a couple thousand dollars so theres no way im gonna be getting any of that, especially for something thats just a hobby. Any input would be appreciated, thank you!

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-25 23:02 ID:Heaven

Please don't.
There is enough shitty AMV out there, wasting internet bandwidth.
If you want to create something, make something original and by your own hands, instead of mashing video and audio that someone else slaved over and putting your name on it.

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-26 03:19 ID:kfVMAmQP

Im not going to make anime music videos. I may make a couple music videos for practice, but once i HAVE the tools and the experience I plan on making original material.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-26 17:11 ID:Heaven

"find" yourself a decent "version" of After Effects.

Cheap or free alternatives mostly are, well, cheap.

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6 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-06-28 20:55 ID:FVf6iYrM

> Now, the reason im posting is becuase recently ive been thinking about doing this with anime
>Im not going to make anime music videos.

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-06-30 17:35 ID:jNXZ8I2u

( ´ω`) What's all this talk of FCP, Premiere, and Avid?
I remember back when you wanted to make a cut, you made a cut. And when you wanted to make a splice, you got your tape out. Sheesh, kids these days... To think that YouTube didn't accept my reels, no respect...

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-01 01:40 ID:uCJl66a0

For my senior final project in Japanese, we had to make a film. (At least 20 minutes in length, too!) I downloaded (illegally) Adobe Premiere Pro and it was really easy to use. I didn't use too many fancy effects, I used it mainly to cut footage up (which is all you really need to do.) Premiere just made it easy to organize, and I wasted no time learning to use the program.

It turned out pretty crappy because of our terrible acting and camerawork, but the class loved it. I dare say my editing made it a lot better, at least.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-01 05:15 ID:pcW9XLKV


I find the new version of Premiere Pro to be pretty good. I guess it's still not as good as the new Final Cut, since it doesn't render as fast, but it's still quick and really intuitive and powerful, and I like the integration with After Effects and Photoshop. It's also really easy to do sound work right on there to.

10 Name: 映画男 : 2007-07-13 07:22 ID:maZ0by4D

i mainly use premiere pro for video editing and particle illusion for some SFX, its really good. i want to use After Effects but i have no idea how to use it, saw my friend using it and made some awsome effects with it.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-07-14 02:07 ID:WBEhA6Nn


Just play around with it. try animating a stick figure made with parts from photoshop layers. It's pretty easy once you get over the fact that there are all these small, collapsible switches and keys available to you on each level. It's really great, one of my favorite programs for the way it gives you total tactile control over every keyframe.

To a certain extent, you can think of it as Photoshop with a timeline and keyframes; there's a similar philosophy of layering, matteing, and stacking one thing into another.

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