I just love this video. A ponified parody of Kanye West’s well known POWER video (probably my favorite Kanye West song), this is one of the earliest “big” videos of the PMV scene. Serving as the intro to the first installment of PONIES: The Anthology, this was an early example of how the show’s use of flash could make it easier for fans to make their own show accurate re-imaginings.
So this gets points for technical achievement, song choice, and nostalgia.
This one is an interesting one. It doesn’t boast any major effects. It’s mostly just clips matched to the speed of the song and who are meant to reflect the lyrics of the song itself. It’s also a ponified version of another AMV that used this song with the Evangelion Movies (you can find a video that puts the two in a side-by-side comparison here).
My main reason for this one making the list is that I’m a fan of the original AMV but also a huge fan of the song. Radioactive is probably one of my all-time single favorite songs, and this video actually manages to captures the feel of the song using FIM.
Now time to go and be thankful FIM isn’t quite as effed up as Evangelion.