Welcome back to this (slightly) belated AMV Spotlight!
Before we begin, I’d like to take the time to tell you all that this will be the last Spotlight until the following summer. This is a decision I’ve made to allow for precious new content to come in and me to recharge while contending with real life.
So without further ado, this week’s topic: lip-synching in AMVs. See, a lot of AMVs try to pull this off, and often times it can be a rather silly thing. Lips with less pronounced movements like in anime are easier to match to lyrics, but there are distinct shapes and movements involved with certain phonetics that we associate to it, and some artists fail to recognize that.
I’m going to have to keep it brief, but using lip-synching can sometimes be a ‘make or break’ ploy with AMVs. A hefty gamble that can sometimes really pay off, or bite you in the backside.
So why is this an awesome AMV? Let’s consult the list:
1) There’s a lot here, and I mean a lot. Lots of anime, lots of effects, lots of transitions. If nothing else, quantity certainly accounts for something.
2) Not only using lip-synching but making it a main part of your AMV is a risky venture, and it takes a lot of balls to do it. Risk is a dangerous thing to take for something that can take months of effort to create, and it definitely pays off here.
3) Taking the story of this entire AMV is like watching the anime all over again. We familiarize with that triumphant moment, that comeback, the determination that pushes through all obstacles…and man, does that make it feel badass.