Cyberfanatics isn’t exactly innocent here. Those guys have 9 minute intros and credits too. It doesn’t help that over 92837984723434 people are involved in every single KoF video project and that everyone’s name absolutely must get mentioned at least like 30 times per video.
Plus, didn’t we already (fail to) discuss this video in the combo videos thread?
I think that’s kind of the point. Once the editors get good enough, they start demanding a certain amount of creative freedom. Then it becomes more than a combo video. It becomes some guy’s video editing demo reel with combos thrown in as stock footage whenever the editor needs a break from fancy glitter or whatever. I mean obviously editing is an art form and that’s cool for random fanboy communities that care more about being entertained than about the combos themselves. But SRK is the wrong place to post this kind of stuff and expect people to be impressed. You’d be better off showing off this video to a community of World Heroes cartridge collectors. Honestly. I’m not trying to talk shit or anything. I’m just trying to point you to your intended audience because we are not it.
Also … fancy editing may be an art form in and of itself, but fancy editing that focuses on the combos is also an art form. And i’m always more impressed by video editors who can highlight the combos with creative presentation than with video editors who focus on the creative presentation and forget that people download 300mb videos with the idea/hope/assumption that at least 80% of it is combos.
Exactly. The best editing should be transparent, with maybe only a few flashy moments that make you say “cool.” If the editing is the most noticeable thing about the video, whether because its’ really bad or really over the top, then you’re doing a bad job. Being a good editor is not just about knowing how to use flashy tricks, but also when to use them. Editing should accentuate the content of the video, not override it.
But I guess there is an audience for this stuff, seeing as you Brazillians keep doing it. I don’t mean to be too harsh; if that’s what you like, I don’t really have a problem with it; just don’t expect it to be well-received here. If you want some good examples of quality yet tasteful editing, though, check out the Sai-Rec videos.
Edit: Literally more than half the video (counting the beginning, opening, and little segues during the actual content) is credits. Yeah, I counted. Jesus Christ, who actually enjoys watching that?
Then make a normal version and the eye candy version? If they have the time to make all that eye candy they’ll surely have enough time to make a normal version. I’d keep both anyway, the normal version for the combos and the eye candy version for um, the eye candy.