Her 69 Eyes Aug 20, 2013 22:11:17 GMT -5
Post by rev on Aug 20, 2013 22:11:17 GMT -5
Induction by B.J. (beej)
“Back in August of 2007, I was very poor at making MV’s, but determined to get better. In those days, I relegated myself to the “Wrestling Music Videos” section of the board, too afraid to join competition because of my obvious lack of skill. I made a PWG: Guitarmegeddon video set to “Halloweenhead” by Ryan Adams, and posted it- expecting mostly negative responses, which I had become all too familar with.
To my surprise, a guy I looked up to, and the current champ had taken time to review my video. I was shocked, but still expecting to get torn apart. To my surprise, this Her 69 Eyes fella was very kind, and supportive of my video. He told me things to work on, thing he liked, things he may have done differently. Her 69 Eyes was the first big name to take time and tell me how it’s done. I joined the next competition.
I’m sure everyone has their own Her 69 Eyes story, but they all come down to revealing the character of this person. He’s always there to help you, even if you are brand new to editing. He’s always good for a critique. And I like to think that’s he’s always there as a great friend.
Our first ever World Champion has taken the art to new levels. With his cinematic take on MVs, focusing on building character and emotion over high spots and rock music, he has cemented a style that many have tried to mimic unsuccessfully- myself included. His creative and artistic approach was innovative, and original. With such epics as the “Generation Next Trilogy”, “Her Fallen Angel”, “ROH: Believe”, and more current masterpieces such as “We Can Overcome”, Her 69 Eyes has influenced a new wave of editors all on his own. From myself, to th3rd, to ltownbob and all the way down the card, it’s very easy to see shades of Her 69 Eyes in many videos. Her 69 Eyes is, and always has been my favorite editor, and the man who has had the biggest impact on my editing career.
It is my pleasure to induct Her 69 Eyes, or rather, Eric as the very first active member into the first class of the MV Zone Hall of Fame!”