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1.) The song must be by Three Days Grace, Evanescence, or Mindless Self Indulgence. If it is not by one of these artists, it must sound very similar.

2.) Include at least 7 run cycles. The fewer frames, the better.

3.) Make sure to have one of each of the following: A closeup of the protagonist's eyes, gritted teeth, 3 red claw marks slashing across the screen, and bloody claws. (Bonus points for a single tear rolling down cheek)

4.) At least one character design must be slightly different than how it is described in the book series, so people have something to complain about.

5.) The AMV must focus on Scourge, Tigerstar, Bluestar, Ashfur, or Hollyleaf. (If not these characters, then the character in question MUST have a tragic / angsty past.)

6.) Trace every frame of your AMV from someone else's AMV, but never admit you did it. (If you get called out, claim that THEY copied YOU.)

7.) Character designs must be anime inspired. Characters can't be angsty if they don't have bangs and giant eyes.

8.) Never finish your AMVs. Cut out at least 3/4 of the song; it's easier that way and nobody has the attention span to listen to a full song anyway.

9.) Make sure your characters sing along with the music. This adds much needed dramatic effect.

10.) Use as many Windows Movie Maker transitions as possible. This makes the AMV look very professional.


Do all of these things and you will have the perfect Warrior Cats AMV, one that you'll never look back on as an adult and quietly sob.
(・ω・`)
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Blu3odyss3y Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
srry got a little mad
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Blu3odyss3y Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
I don't usaully watch the animations SO WHO CARES??????????
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Firekeet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I published 3 amv already so I promised forth will be good . Used Tigerstar as cat, hexagon force by Waterflame as song. I Took  another video called Tigerstar Amv lament of an ambitious deputy . Used waterflame hexagon force at song, looks good now

link to amv : www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Xrr1dTGa8

link to song: 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=afwK743PL2Y
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Firekeet Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
19. If you use Geometry Dash songs, choose your cat and time period wisely.
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Firekeet Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014
Mines probably 8 of 10 
1. Stereo madness by forever bound. A Geometry Dash song.
2. It will work
3. I will have that
4. I do not know. 
5. Firestar
6. I'll do that
7. I used other people's videos.
8. Cut some of the song out.
9. Stereo madness has no words yet I used videos that they sing.
10. I have a Mac. iMovie works too!
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puppyhowler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist
and don't forget, if it's about ashfur make it as angsty as humanly possible! and don't forget to make squirellflight look like a total bitch, because that's how the fandom makes her out to be, so step in on the bandwagon! 
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SparkytheWingedCat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
11. The AMV MUST include the story of LeafxCrow and how they are now, and/or the story of CinderxFire
12. If about Swiftpaw and Brightpaw, Swiftpaw must look horribly gory when his sprit is shown or after he dies.
13. If about LeafxCrow, the song has to be Listen to Your Heart.
14. You can also have the song be Monsters (male or female doesn't matter) or This is War with the exception on The Lonely
15. Make sure that if you make AMV's often that half of them are 30 second previews of stuff you said was coming up but never did, or an AMV you quit on.
16. Draw only about a 1/3 of the AMV and then reuse those frames for the rest of the time.
17. If you believe that no one will be able to figure out who the cats are in your AMV, just add annotations saying who is who, or make a long list of it in your description

A few of these are far fetched, yes, but the sad thing is I've seen them all at least once.
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SparkytheWingedCat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
18. And also, instead of just animating the whole thing yourself, open a MAP so you don't have to. (But seriously, I'm sick of all the MAPs)
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puppyhowler Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist
if i try to apply to my fireheart and bluestar amv it would fail
1. none of those
2. no run cycle
3. zooms in on fireheart's eye, does that count? (i'll put in a check anyway)
4. bluestar's fur is bluegrey and not grey (check)
5. it's a bluestar AND firehart amv (check)
6. i didn't trace 
7. i only give my characters big eyes and bangs (even if there not moody) (half check)
8. i only cut out the ending (it was mostly instrumental anyway) (check)
9. LOL bluestar sings XD (check)
10. i didn't use that many transitions

5.5 out of 10
don't know if that's good or bad...
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Flare-Scaple Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm crying at the idiots who think this is real.
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BrokenRecord-Skip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
XD yup. pretty much every AMV is like that XD now time to make a fucking brilliant AMV *fluttershy whisper* yay~
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XXGrimtigerXX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS TRUE OMFG
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AlliKatN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I decided to apply this to my Graystripe AMV

#1) Evanescence. Check
#2) 6 run cycles (close 'nuff)
#3) Closeup of eye, check. Gritted teeth, check. No claw marks in this one, but I get the bonus point for single tear.
#4) Fireheart
#5) Doesn't focus on those characters, but Graystripe DOES have a tragic and angsty past!
#6) I referenced one of the run cycles and the shot where Graystripe falls into water from Kimba the White Lion
#7) Check and check and check
#8) I cut out a verse of the song
#9) I actually didn't pull this one!
#10) Used a ripple transition twice

So.... 9/10? As expected
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ToonyTheFirst Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely perfect <3
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LordMoonBiscuit Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you for this helpful guide! now i will shove my poorly amazingly made amv in the faces of everyone and then yell at them for saying it's bad!
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KrimsunV Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
is this irony?
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AlliKatN Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
I tried to make this as obviously a joke as I possibly could....
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KrimsunV Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
i failed to detect it :P
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UndeadPuppetMaster99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it was made sarcastically and as a joke about how most AMVs are like this.
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KrimsunV Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
because sarcasm translates SO well through the internet...
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UndeadPuppetMaster99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess it depends on the emphasis.
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KrimsunV Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
which is hard to read :P
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UndeadPuppetMaster99 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess, especially in things like this.
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HeartlessMicrophone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tested it on a Warrior AMV and it had 7 of the ten points

This can also include many other types of AMV (Wolves AMVs can be pretty similar sometimes >.> )
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xXLionRampantXx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty accurate, haha xD
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PolarbearToxicDeath Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
It's not a good idea to trace others work. Those people probably worked VERY hard to make it look right
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AlliKatN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
((this is a joke))
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PolarbearToxicDeath Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student General Artist
sorry, when I commented I was really tired so I was kinda derping out
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TheAlpacaKing Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most accurate guide on the Internet
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Ryrypawz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if only people learned to use owl city, lights, imagine dragons, and other bands then depressing ones...
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tWistedscissors Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
ive lost my faith in humanity after seeing the book-length comment defending the AMVs

laughs into the sun
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nyanclaws428 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome advice! The thing is, I have a mac so I don't have movie maker D': I used iMovie and it really sucks…..
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AlliKatN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
((this is a joke))
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nyanclaws428 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG XD IM SO SORRY XD
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weweameme Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Frankly this goes for most of the AMVs in the fandom. |'D


Mygodlitearlly OTL

THat or it's composed of mainly clips of animations from another AMV, jus' remixed to fit the new song. |'D
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redbiird Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student
I'm crying because this literally covers almost every single warriors amv in existence 
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sweatercats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I KNOW RIGHT
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WesternWolfWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a warrior Cats AMV several years ago with a freakin' Miley Cyrus song. ._. Oh God why? I also spent only 3 days on it, the animation was choppy and sometimes non-existent and the cats looked like a weird hybrid of mice and bears. XD *cries*

Your journal describes like 90% of AMV's out there. Lets get more creative now!



Ooh! And don't forget that all Warriors AMV's always use the same song, characters, and situation that someone popular used in their own video
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toonicling Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
" Lets get more creative now!"
Never use green
green is not a creative colour.
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Willowbarkrc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Sweet! All I need to know for animating! Thanks a bunch, this'll get me a million more views then people who try something unique and professional
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Steeltalon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Don't forget to give Graystripe ALL of the stripes! 8U
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xX-NIGHTBANEWOLF-Xx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sees comment say '69' ...lemme fix that

Lol, I normally try and go away from most of that certain, normally I used bands like Disturbed, Elena Siegman (tell me I spelt it right,lol), Epica, Edenbridge,Arch Enemy, maybe even After Forever.
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SimplyMisty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perFECT since most of the warrior fandom is made up of 10 year olds now.

At least we still have many talented animators and artists.
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Dragonuv3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
....*looks at this* ....*looks at your stuff* ....*looks at the other stuff I like* ...You guys must suck at this then x'D!!!!

(jk, ur awesome as usual xD)
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KittenthePsycho Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
HOw COUlD Dis Hapen 2 Meee!!11!!
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ChiiBe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
You forgot: if the video includes Scourge his collar must be purple. If it isn't then god help you.
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AlliKatN Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Also people will have an aneurysm if Longtail is yellow
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ChiiBe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
As much as I love the Warrior Cats books (mainly the first series) I hate how Erin Hunter has created so many characters that should be interesting, but she spends so little time describing them. My favourite one is how she doesn't describe Scourge well enough, I'm not talking about his confounded collar colour, but his white paw. Not once does it say which of his four paws is white, it just says he has a white paw, end of sentence. So I draw Scourge with one of his back paws white (I refuse to base Scourge's design on the one in the comic, an author should be able to describe their characters well enough without having to draw it out).


tl;dr Ignorance is bliss



sorry for the rant v_v

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TigeryCat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthisplz:
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Jingostar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're my hero, marry me :icondesireyouplz:
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