Game Music Videos (GMV’s) are commonly identified as machinima music videos as well. They are a category of machinima video which makes use of a video game soundtrack or recording to narrate the tale of some song. People who make game videos pick a tune, remix of a song or combine different songs and then match them with gameplay clips that has been created from one game or multiple video games. These gamers then produce a very comprehensive and interesting to watch video without the heavy overhead of modern music videos like those produced for top selling musical artists. Game Videos can be produced by combining a variety of games. On the whole, these videos are created by means of Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games since the figures have a very large variety of actions and emotions, more than any other genre of games. Extremely famous massive multiplayer online games such as World of Warcraft are employed to create Warcraft music videos and RuneScape provides a platform to produce RuneScape music videos. Almost all game types have been used in the creation of this vein of machinima including First Person Shooters like Call of Duty and Counter Strike and Real-Time Strategy games like the Command and Conquer series.
Game Music Video Culture
The game music video culture was developed quite recently, about six years ago. This is not enough time for anything so new to be completely evolved which means GMV’s are still in the developing stages. That’s great news for aspiring video producers out there giving them the freedom to really experiment with the style they create their videos in, adding in different effects, etc.. Some of the most popular uses of music in game videos is known as a “Frag Movie” or a “Frag Video” these types of videos show a skilled FPS player showing off their skills in clips of incredible frags or kills in one or more games and is set to several songs throughout. Many of these videos are created for “COTW” or Clip of the Week. Because GMV’s are made with video games the genre will always be going through evolutionary changes to adapt to the new, more popular games and game types. This allows the genre to grow and bond with gamers as they change their taste with games, something that traditional music videos can not accomplish as easily with the general public. With the evolution of music videos, this industry offers beginners lessons along with the videos; this caters to the platform that the new learners require. In the long run, this comes out to be the saving route and in addition they get the entertaining factor.
How to Create Videos for Games
It is not particularly difficult to create music videos for games. Anyone can easily produce these by using windows movie maker. Start with recording a lot of scenes of gameplay from your favorite game like World of Warcraft, RuneScape or Duke Nukem. You can use Fraps, Game Cam or other video capture software to accomplish this. Always keep in mind that having a large number of scenes in your video will make your video look more professional. Also having a variety of scenes will ensure that there is enough footage to edit through to make the video. Secondly you choose a song that compliments your plot and scenes. If in case you have a song preference, then you can create your story according to the song. Now you combine the scene in rhythm with the song. Make sure the audio levels of the cut scenes are minimized to zero so that the sound of the clips is not audible behind the song. It is really irritating if voice of the scene is mixed with music. Make sure the music and scene are in order and a scene is not on screen for more than fifteen seconds since that looks unprofessional and effortless. Use your own artistic creativity to include effects in the video.