Ok, so i've just recently started going back to my roots and enjoying old styled amvs and came across some threads talking about this topic. I don't wanna really belittle story telling cause it is important to make a great amv. BUTT it's so cringy hearing people saying that the effects are a cheap way to get the viewers attention or just discrediting what the effect is trying to do by saying petty stuff like "sEizUres AnYonE?". I feel like most of these old amv creators just don't understand why effects are needed. I'm just here to say they aren't always for eye candy and the effects can help the stories direction. And god forbid anyone to actually edit an amv and not just split clips.