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[[caption-width-right:258:[[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=140609 "Skittles" by Koopiskeva]]]]

Also known as [=AMVs=] or Animated/Anime/Amateur Music Videos.[[note]]Other media have their own acronyms. The most common are [=DMVs=] for {{doujinshi}}, [=GMVs=] for video games, [=CMVs=] (also used for cosplay music videos) or [=animash=] for WesternAnimation and comics (if they're not using AMV), [=PMVs=] for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', and [=MMVs=] for {{manga}}. In Japan they are called [=MAD=] for musical animated dojinshi[[/note]]

In a nutshell, a basic concept is to take recorded footage from your favorite movies or TV shows, set all these edited scenes to your favorite music (maybe add some FanArt or subtitling) put it all together in a digital Movie-Maker on your PC, then upload it to any video streaming site online- and wait for awesome comments to pour in! Website/YouTube is a popular choice.

It's not the most productive activity in the world, but for the most dedicated, it is one of the most time-consuming. Like {{Fan Fic}}s and FanArt, making and watching these videos is another way these fans express their consuming obsession over their favourite show.

Naturally, the companies and network executives behind these TV shows and music are mixed on the whole deal. Some companies welcome the support and publicity and even hold competitions for the best video. Others simply turn a ''blind eye'' to these videos, neither encouraging them nor forcing them removed under threat of lawsuit. Other companies do that very thing (removing them).

{{Shipping}} vids (for the romantics) and videos centered around your one favorite character (often called "tributes") seem to be the most prevalent, though some GagDub parodies have been picking up steam recently.

Subcategory of FanWork. Just like with FanFic, SturgeonsLaw applies oh so very much when it comes to the overall quality of the following videos, especially given the young age of the creators. Also See FanFilm.

A SisterTrope is TheAbridgedSeries.

[[folder:Popular Combinations]]

[[folder: Action ]]

* Action scenes to a rock or metal band.
** Bonus points for any "Linkin Ball Z" (Random ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' scenes to a Music/LinkinPark song). [[note]]At one point in the early 2000s, when Linkin Park had but a single 12-song album, there were over 14,000 "Linkin Ball Z" music videos at animemusicvideos.org [[/note]]
** Multiball angst bonus for a montage of a TroubledButCute or DracoInLeatherPants character to "Crawling" (I'm looking at you, [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]]).
** "Bodies" by Music/DrowningPool is a particularly prevalent example. So much that its become the [[DeadHorseTrope Dead Horse]] of Fan Vids.
** It seems like it is popular to combine Music/{{Disturbed}} music with ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' action sequences.
** Then there's Music/{{Rammstein}}:
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQaixvlMwo Engel]] for ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Bonus points for the video's central figure being German as well.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KcSxeNv84U Sonne]] set against [[GermanExpressionism thematically fitting]] images from ''Film/DarkCity''.
** The Japanese version of this uses Music/JAMProject songs -- usually "Gong" or "Skill" -- in much the same way.
* Various anime attack sequences formatted with text and portraits to resemble an attack cutscene from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. (Japan mostly)
* Violent deaths to "Hide and Seek" by Music/ImogenHeap. This is a MemeticMutation from ''Series/TheOC'' and the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Digital Short parody of that scene, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9iJgFBxbE Dear Sister]].
* Epic battles to "The End of All Hope" by Music/{{Nightwish}}:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHtMqUPmmFc Halo]]''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqdUlfzl9qo#t=4m30s Kingdom Hearts]]''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM6SiIxe1BM Lord of the Rings]]''
* Alternately, "Ghost Love Score". Also subject to MemeticMutation: [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/epic-maneuvers EPIC maneuver]]!
* Just about every fandom ever has at least one vid to "Holding Out for a Hero", either the original Bonnie Tyler version or the more ironic Music/ImogenHeap cover.
* "The Final Countdown" by Europe, with all of its epic NarmCharm, is a favorite for SpaceOpera
* Music/ThirtySecondsToMars has always been quite popular with fan videos. Songs like "The Kill" and "Attack" are commonly used in action or dramatic videos. "This Is War" is possibly their most popular for action series; check out some examples from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYUW_sUL3rY Serenity]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRrQaI-UCQY Mass Effect]]''. Also notable are the popular and well done videos made for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV30-5E6Png Final Fantasy]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcTM-lRxPbs My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFBzZfxkWUg Harry Potter]]''.
* "Twilight", by the Creator/ElectricLightOrchestra, is very popularly set to {{Gainax}} shows, in homage to the [=DaiCon=] IV video. There's also a well-known Franchise/{{Tron}} fanvid for it.
* {{Gorn}} filled series like ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'' are often paired with "The Howling" by Music/WithinTemptation, various Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence songs, or jokingly "Blood" by Music/MyChemicalRomance.
* "Warriors" by Music/ImagineDragons and anything action related.
* Almost any military-themed action show to music by {{Creator/Sabaton}}.


[[folder: Characterizations ]]

* An AntiHero tribute with any music by Music/SimplePlan.
* "Perfect" by Music/SimplePlan is common for characters who have broken relationships with their parents and "I'm Just A Kid" by the same band is used for young troubled characters.
* Songs frequently used for an ActionGirl tribute:
** "That's What Girls Do" by No Secret
** Music/GoodCharlotte's "Riot Girl".
** If she's a {{Dojikko}} ActionGirl in any way, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xw6ZEB1FtQ She's Just A Little Bit Dangerous]]" is a likely song.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwC8v1a7vvI That Girl Is Dangerous]]", is another favorite for any flavor of ActionGirl
** The religious aspect of "Unbreakable" by Fireflight is [[MisaimedFandom completely missed]] by fans. It's extremely common for ActionGirl characters with emotional baggage.
** "One Girl Revolution" by Music/{{Superchick}} is also a popular song for ActionGirl's.
** "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett is used for some girls.
** Music/{{Superchick}}'s "Stand in the Rain" and "One More" seem to be giving "One Girl Revolution" a run for it's money these days. The latter's gender neutralness also allows it to expand to male characters as well.
** Any Music/AvrilLavigne song, really. "Girlfriend" is especially common. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgsqqpH10TY This one]], however, is...unexpected. (Warning: May make it difficult to watch ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'' straight-faced.) There are several [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Haruhi/Kyon]] vids to that song. And then, there is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHy4n3RWqjk this one...]][[HoYay Which isn't Haruhi/Kyon.]]
** "Do It Like A Dude" by Jessie J is a song that's very commonly used for videos starring TheLadette or an ActionGirl.
** "One Woman Army" by Porcelain Black also works for the ActionGirl that has a body count or style appropriate to the DarkActionGirl
* {{Gender Bender}}s and {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s get set to "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain, "Dude Looks Like A Lady" by Music/{{Aerosmith}},, and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sznM3o8ccFI Somebody Told Me]]" by Music/TheKillers.
* Characters who are transsexuals or especially {{Bishounen}} to a certain song from ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbM0ad638uw "HE DIDN'T LIKE ME!"]]
* Songs for characters with a SuperpoweredEvilSide or UnstoppableRage:
** Expect many videos for the songs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fc8VDuxKQM "Animal I Have Become"]] by Music/ThreeDaysGrace, "My Demons" by Music/{{Starset}}, "Waking The Demon" by Music/BulletForMyValentine, or "Perfect Insanity" by Music/{{Disturbed}} to be used in the videos about them.
** Music/LinkinPark's "Crawling" and "One Step Closer" are frequently used.
** Music/{{Flyleaf}}'s ''I'm So Sick'', and Music/{{Red}}'s ''Breathe Into Me'' are popular for this genre too.
** Music/{{Skillet}}'s "Monster" quickly became as frequently used as "Animal I Have Become".
* If a show or game has at least four characters, and one of them is more powerful (or, in a pinch, fatter) than the others, someone has vidded it to Music/TheyMightBeGiants' "Particle Man".
* Songs popular with the MagnificentBastard or PsychoForHire:
** "Getting Away with Murder" by Music/PapaRoach. Example: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-3D6OmAA0 Death Note]]''
** Music/{{Lorde}}'s cover of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Music/TearsForFears is pretty common.
* Pretty much ''every'' [[TheWoobie Woobie]] or abused/bullied/etc. character has a tribute set to "Concrete Angel" by Martina [=McBride=].
* "Castle Walls" T.I. ft Christina Aguilera has become popular with the StepfordSmiler, especially if they're an {{Ojou}} character. Note that people ''only'' use Christina's part, ignoring the rap portion that makes up most of the song.
* "Molly" by Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence is common for {{tyke bomb}}s and {{yangire}} girls.
* "Angel Of Darkness" by Alex C. featuring Yasmin K. with gothic, AntiVillain, or villainous characters.
* "Breathe Into Me" by Music/{{Red}} for antihero characters.
* "Primadonna" by Music/MarinaAndTheDiamonds for [[ThePrimadonna the obvious]].
* "The Real Sugar Baby" by Stephanie Beard is ironically used for videos featuring TheCutie or TokenMiniMoe characters. Videos for Chibiusa from ''Manga/SailorMoon'' are especially common because the song is by one of her English voice actresses.
* "Centuries" by Music/FalloutBoy for badass characters.
* "I Will Not Bow" by Music/BreakingBenjamin and "Not Gonna Die" by Music/{{Skillet}} are songs popular for {{Determinator}}s, very intense action scenes in general, and headstrong action series protagonists where the [[AnyoneCanDie the stakes are high]].
* Videos about a BrokenAce or StepfordSmiler edited with Music/JohnnyCash's cover of Music/NineInchNails' "Hurt" are prevalent.
* "The Cost Of The Crown" by Creator/MercedesLackey for any example of TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask. Thanks to a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU_xqR35XDI popular PMV]], the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom has especially latched onto it as a theme song for Princess Celestia (and thus many tributes to her use it). The ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fandom also likes it for Bluestar.


[[folder: General ]]

* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpmSHb-aRB0 Bring]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=347PT3rhVXQ Me]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5wPi9QL5RE To]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uinznIcyf4&feature=autofb Life]]" by Music/{{Evanescence}} with... anything. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=gMeqZG8kjLc&feature=PlayList&p=D25603EF59571750&index=3 Arguably the wittiest one of these]] uses footage from ''Film/ReAnimator''.
* '''Anything''' to "What I've Done," "Numb," or "In The End" by Music/LinkinPark. No, seriously, '''anything'''. Especially ones centered on Starscream from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''. Interestingly, "What I've Done" appeared in the 2007 movie.
* Something ''epic'' to a [=DragonForce=] song. "Through the Fire and Flames" is merely the most popular.
* Loreena [=McKennitt=] songs for... just about every fandom ever.
* Quest, epic journey, war, or any ongoing struggle type stories:
** Many videos are set to ''Marching On'' by Music/OneRepublic. At least 50 for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRReP0FPIo0&feature=youtu.be Supernatural]]
** Thanks to a popular ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' amv, Les Friction's "Ready Aim Fire" has become popular with very actiony or war centric series too.
** The Fighter" by Music/TheFray is common for videos involving series with a couple where one dies in a war.
* "Dollhouse" by Music/MelanieMartinez is ''the'' song for [[HappyMarriageCharade dysfunctional families]] and {{Abusive Parent}}s.
* Songs common for family related videos:
** "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas from ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'', a movie about family, is very frequently used for familial videos.
** "I Bet My Life" by Music/ImagineDragons is popular.
** Music/{{Plumb}}'s "In My Arms" is very popular with moms and their children, despite being a GodIsLoveSong.
** Sibling videos with Avicii's "Hey Brother" pop up a lot
** Music/{{Hurt}}'s "Somebody To Die For" is popular with strong familial relationships and platonic friendships.
* "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" by Music/TheOffspring used to be popular for dorky or {{adorkable}} characters, even if they weren't white.
* "Until The Day I Die" by Story Of The Year is used for rocky friendships and romances.
* "Say Something" by A Great Big World, "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa, "What Hurts the Most" by Music/RascalFlatts, and "Safe and Sound" by Music/TaylorSwift are popular for TearJerker tributes to characters who were KilledOffForReal or are {{Posthumous Character}}s.
* Every October people start making a lot of videos using Music/MarilynManson's cover of "This Is Halloween" and the theme to ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' set to horror and {{gorn}} heavy series.
* Series and animated films with [[SceneryPorn gorgeous visuals]] often get set to "Somewhere Only We Know" by Music/{{Keane}} or "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas.
* "Umbrella" by Music/{{Rihanna}} is very frequently used for videos about TrueCompanions. People rarely use her version though, and instead opt for any of the various covers.
* Music/JohnnyCash's cover of "[[Music/NineInchNails Hurt]]" for a sad/angsty montage. Works for just about any fandom.


[[folder: Genres ]]

* Any show dealing in anyway with supernatural beings and romance combined with Real Life's "Send Me An Angel". (''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is the most common. Often entitled: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fddovXlKZhw Send Me Belldandy]]"). There is a ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' version -- the irony that Chrono is a devil, not an angel.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic and Music/LemonDemon seem the go-to artists for high energy, wacky comedy vids. (Some AMV contests have actually banned the use of Weird Al music since it renders making a crowd-pleasing, overwhelmingly popular comedy video far too easy.) Case in point [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trZz9ykhXic Lupin III/"This Is The Life"]], which even Weird Al has said is better than his own video for the song, which was basically him acting out the lyrics mixed with scenes from the movie it came from ''Film/JohnnyDangerously''. Then there are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhOlAU4t9Hs&feature=youtu.be these]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e10_gyvtp80 two]] mashups of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' with two of his polka medleys, one with "Polkarama" and the other with"The Angry White Boy Polka". They impressed Al so much that he posted the links of both of them on his Twitter page... which indirectly led to him being offered a guest role on the show.
* As a rule, any HotBlooded show goes well with JAM Project.
* If you have a depressing series, one that takes place in a CrapsackWorld, or one where everyone is [[DysfunctionJunction messed up]] expect the Gary Jules [[CoveredUp cover]] of Music/TearsForFears' "Mad World" used at least once in a video.
* On default shonen series tend to have a lot of Music/{{Skillet}}, Music/WithinTemptation, Music/BreakingBenjamin, Music/LinkinPark, Music/ThreeDaysGrace, and Music/{{Red}} videos.
* Have a TearJerker or {{Utsuge}} series with lots of death, mortal stakes at hand or major deaths? The acoustic version of "Life is Beautiful" by Sixx A.M., and for older amvs "Meant To Live" by Music/{{Switchfoot}}, is relatively common.
* [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom Animal]] related series and movies and symphonic metal are often paired together. Music/WithinTemptation probably gets used the most.
* "Remember The Name" by Music/FortMinor is one of the few rap songs commonly used for action shonen series.
* Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine is popular for dramatic series.
* "Chu Chu Lovely" by Maximum The Hormone is frequently used for comedy videos. Often times the maker doesn't realize the [[LyricalDissonance actual meaning]] to the song.


[[folder: Sex ]]

* Salacious scenes from various series set to ''Theatre/AvenueQ'''s "The Internet is For Porn".
* "You Give [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfwHe5zq_8I Love a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbm4fiddx44 Bad Name]]" by Music/BonJovi for EvilIsSexy characters.
* Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy" for the WalkingShirtlessScene. Ironic uses have been spotted as well, such as a Flash animation that used the song for ''Snape''.
* Most popular BoysLove series are set to "Flesh" by Simon Curtis, "Joystick" by Simon Curtis, or the Far cover of "Pony", at one time or another.


[[folder: Shipping ]]

* FoeYay pairings:
** Scenes to Music/{{Tatu}}'s "Friend Or Foe"
** "Bad Romance" by Music/LadyGaga
** "Closer" by Music/NineInchNails.
** SlapSlapKiss or FoeYay to "I Hate Everything About You" by Music/ThreeDaysGrace.
** "Love The Way You Lie" by Music/{{Eminem}} with just about any DestructiveRomance, MasochismTango or SlapSlapKiss couple you can think of.
** With lyrics like ''"Being with you is so dysfunctional/I really shouldn't miss you but I can't let you go"'', Music/KellyClarkson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRM70Jw7F4M "My Life Would Suck Without You"]] is the go-to song if you want to make a video about a couple with a lot of BelligerentSexualTension, WillTheyOrWontThey and SlapSlapKiss. YouTube has at least '''twenty''' different videos about Ron and Hermione from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' that use this song!
** Using Hellfire from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' for FoeYayShipping and/or AngelDevilShipping seems to be rather popular.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fa5QEgFZLI&NR=1 Expect to]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMJc2UiyDNY find vids]] about {{friendly enem|y}}ies or brimming with FoeYay set to "Wonderboy" by ''Music/TenaciousD''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epic9vvbMbU Your]] Love is my Drug" by Music/{{Kesha}} is the go-to song for EVERY pairing EVER.
* Music/AvrilLavigne has ''two'' songs popular with DieForOurShip themed videos: ''Girlfriend'' and "[=Sk8er=] Boi".
* In the mid to late 2000s Cascada songs were exceedingly common. "Truly, Madly, Deeply" and "Everytime We Touch" for almost every couple (the latter being especially common in slideshow videos for ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ships), "Bad Boy" for FoeYay and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys the obvious]], and "Miracle" for dysfunctional romances.
* Songs common for BelligerentSexualTension, SlapSlapKiss couples, and {{Tsundere}} characters:
** John Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" ("Sometimes love don't feel like it should, you make it -- oof -- hurt so good."
** "Hot and Cold" by Music/KatyPerry is a popular choice for SlapSlapKiss.
** If the {{Tsundere}} is violent, and an [[UnwantedHarem harem]] is involved expect "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHgv15A14eY My Wife Met My Girlfriend]]" to make an appearance.
** Another common video from the Tsundere's perspective is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca-GsDo-HzM He Drives Me Crazy]]" -- usually combining tsuntsun visuals with the deredere music.
** ''A Kiss With A Fist'' by Music/FlorenceAndTheMachine is popular.
** On the flipside, Click-Five's "Just the Girl" reads as an invaritable anthem for the guys who fall in love with tsunderes. "She's So Mean" by Music/MatchboxTwenty, "She's a Lady" by Forever the Sickest Kids, and "Always Gets Her Way" by Music/SmashMouth are also good choices.
* Couples/Characters that have gone through [[AlternateUniverse several]] [[ReincarnationRomance incarnations]] ([[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link and Zelda]]) will have at LEAST one tribute with "A Thousand Years" by Music/ChristinaPerri.
* Shippy {{Tearjerker}} videos set to Music/SnowPatrol's "Chasing Cars." Really, shippy {{Tearjerker}} vids set to ''anything'' by Snow Patrol.
* As with the previous type, another popular technique is to combine a saccharine DatingSim theme song with a completely unrelated show.
* "Accidentally in Love" by Counting Crows is often used for two mismatched lovers.
* Songs popular for a LoveTriangle:
** "Two Lovers" by Mary Wells for a LoveTriangle, usually if it's TwoGuysAndAGirl (never mind that the song is actually [[spoiler:about one man with a SplitPersonality]]).
** "So In Love With Two" by Mikalia is frequently used for love triangles.
** "Who's That Girl?" by Music/HilaryDuff. It's also frequently used for DieForOurShip videos.
** "Why Can't I?" by Liz Phair for love triangles or DieForOurShip videos.
** "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon for any love triangle or FanPreferredCouple where the girl is with another character.
* "All About Us" by Music/{{Tatu}} is sometimes used for StarCrossedLovers.
* Songs common for same-gender romances:
** "All The Things She Said" by Music/{{Tatu}} is ''the'' yuri song of choice.
** Any time you get a yuri (or non-anime lesbian) couple, expect a lot of t.A.t.U. vids. Uranus and Neptune from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' have videos featuring almost their entire discography. This was especially popular in the 2000s, however became less common in the early 2010s.
** "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry is equally popular, if not more-so, than "All The Things She Said". The song is used for EVERY femslash pairing EVER. [[MisaimedFandom Despite the fact]] that it's a song about experimenting with women while having a boyfriend, it's used in videos about people who are in long term relationships.
** The male version by Music/CobraStarship ("I Kissed A Boy") is getting quite popular for [[BoysLove slash]] [[HoYay pairings]], even if it's even less fitting.
** Have a girl with onesided affections towards her friend? "Jenny" by Music/StudioKillers is common, often even if they're requited. Similarly "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You" by Black Kids and the Film/AcrossTheUniverse cover of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand".
** Or if it's a boy with one-sided affections towards a guy? "Jesse" by Ivri Lider is common.
** "Parachute" by Ingrid Michaelson is common for couples, especially same gender ones.
** "If You Were Gay" from ''Theatre/AvenueQ'' for comical videos about AmbiguouslyGay characters.
** "Girls Like Girls" by Music/HayleyKiyoko appears in many femslash videos. Hayley Kiyoko songs period are commonplace.
** "She Likes Girls" by Metro Station gets used a bit in femslash videos.
** "I Wish I Was A Lesbian" by Loudon Wainwright III and "She Has A Girlfriend Now" were popular in the 2000s for comedic videos.
** "Gay or European?" from ''Legally Blonde'' used with any AmbiguouslyGay character or characters with a large amount of HoYay.
* "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)," from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', or ''Film/TheCheetahGirls'' cover, for any {{UST}} couple. Or a couple where the vid's maker sees the UST, [[FanPreferredCouple but the showrunners don't]].
* EVERY pairing EVER needs to go along with "Love Story" by Music/TaylorSwift or "Why Don't You And I"? Because all relationships perfectly fit these two songs.
* "Teenage Dream" by Music/KatyPerry is frequently used for any relationship involving teenage characters. "Last Friday Night" is a go-to song for depicting strange situations, HilarityEnsues, or BigLippedAlligatorMoment scenes in the canon by implying the characters were intoxicated while it happened.
* "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias (used prominently in ''Series/JerseyShore'', of all places) is becoming a popular choice within the Disney/non-Disney crossover video crowd. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiX2kfce2u8 See here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pek1XgnTcHU here]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAcC6KAw1mg here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfP2xnHS5sY here]].)
* It seems like every many sci-fi pairings in general (especially prominent in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fandom) have at least ''one'' video set to The Calling's "Wherever You Will Go".
* Expect to see at least one video per shipping, alternatively per fandom if its a small one, with "Look at Us Now" by Sarina Paris.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'''s "Sally's Song" is a common choice for any pairing, one-sided or not. Either the original or the Amy Lee cover.
* "I Like A Boy In Uniform" by Music/ThePipettes for [[BiTheWay bisexuals]] or school-centric romances.
* "Diary of Jane" by Music/BreakingBenjamin used to be popular for all ships, especially dramatic or angsty ones.
* Pretty much every angst couple/unrequited love pairing has a fanvid to "My Skin" by Natalie Merchant thanks to the memetic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eynuYxnUXs&list=PLA72E68CCC053B4A6&index=1&feature=plpp_video Lily/Snape]] vid from Film/HarryPotter.
* "Don't Stand Close To Me" by Music/ThePolice is frequently used for when a young character has a PrecociousCrush on an older character.
* "Malchik Gay" by Music/{{Tatu}} is used for ships where [[IncompatibleOrientation a girl falls for a boy who is gay]].
* Music/TradingYesterday songs are common with sad romance videos. "Just A Little Girl", "May I", "Love Song Requiem", "Shattered", and "She Is The Sunlight" are the most frequently used songs.
* Both "Crazy Possessive" by Kaci Battaglia and "Super Psycho Love" by Simon Curtis are very commonly used for couples featuring a {{yandere}}.
* "Absolutely" by Nine Days (often incorrectly titled "Story of a Girl") used to often get paired with ShrinkingViolet, EmotionlessGirl, or just sad-looking characters.

[[folder:Fandom Specific]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Music/DaftPunk with ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''... or basically almost any {{shonen}} [[MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours fighter]] anime.
** Also common ''any song at all by anyone'' to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' or ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
** Like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5R2CtQO9Rs this one]] for ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf''.
* Not quite as common anymore, but during ''Anime/DragonBallZ'''s heyday, there were innumerable pairings of that series with tracks by DMX.
** ''DBZ'' is probably the only Shonen anime [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJiuGEeVWc4 that gets rap [=AMVs=]]].
** Not ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDYEtXzU5ok quite]]''. (But ''Remember the Name'' is pretty much shonen in the form of rap anyway. Or perhaps it's because Fort Minor is [[Music/LinkinPark Mike Shinoda's]] side project.)
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' and any song to do with pirates or sailing, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvUbbYX9BMs Professional Pirate]] is a popular one. Too bad no-one's done a good one yet..
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Ud-wd8Q-8 Ahem.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHxY9t85los Madara versus the Shinobi Alliance]] is a Naruto fan animation which animates the last 5 pages of Chaper 561 which is gaining popularity on Youtube.
* There is a notable amount of [=AMVs=] for ''Manga/ElfenLied'' set to music by Music/{{Evanescence}}.
* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** Inexplicably, "Raver's Fantasy" by Tune Up.
** The Real Sugar Baby" by Stephanie Beard for Chibi Usa, because Beard voiced her.
** Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune videos using any variety of Music/{{Tatu}} songs.
** Music/ChristinaAguilera's "Fighter" has become increasingly popular for ''Sailor Moon''.
* Literally half of all ''Anime/{{Rahxephon}}'' [=AMVs=] use Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence, to the point where you have to admit that there are some strong thematic similarities between the two.
* There is an insane amount of Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Fan Vids featuring the song "Europa" by the band Globus. How many? OVER FIFTY different AMV's on Website/YouTube. (And counting.)
* ''Anime/WolfsRain'' [=AMVs=] tend to get set to a lot to Music/SonataArctica's music, with probably the most popular songs being "The Cage" and "Ain't Your Fairytale," which fit the themes of ''Anime/WolfsRain'' quite well. Music/WithinTemptation is popular as well, especially "The Howling".
* More than a few people have connected ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' with "Terrible Things" by ''Music/MaydayParade''. The song is about a man talking to his son about how he fell in love with his wife, married her, and [[spoiler:how she eventually died of terminal illness when the child was young]].
* "Oh Know You Didn't" from ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'', or "Molly" by Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence, with ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' videos with "Viva La Vida" by Music/{{Coldplay}} are abundant.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' and the Music/MarilynManson cover of "This Is Halloween" is a common occurrence.
* As the anime is about classical music and Kaori uses a violin, Music/LindseyStirling songs are frequent in ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' videos.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* "Kryptonite" by Music/ThreeDoorsDown and "Waiting For Superman" by Music/{{Daughtry}} have a lot of Franchise/{{Superman}} videos because both songs reference him.


[[folder: Film -- Animation ]]

* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' with Music/WithinTemptation's song "Frozen". Even ignoring NamesTheSame, the lyrics do fit Elsa surprisingly well. "Ice Queen" is occasionally used as well but it doesn't fit Elsa, unless you're writing her as evil.
* Music/TaylorSwift's "Love Story" is quite popular for Kiara/Kovu from the ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''-esque ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.


[[folder: Film -- Live Action ]]

* Heavy metal to scenes from ''Film/ThreeHundred''.
* Any dramatic or epic TV show or film (mainly live-action one) Fan Vids, set to that music from ''Film/RequiemForADream''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKLpJtvzlEI You know the music I'm talking about.]]
* Music by Music/BreakingBenjamin for ''Film/HarryPotter''.
* There's a trend of using songs from ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with ''Film/{{Thor}}'', such as "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" for Thor and "Be Prepared" for Loki.
* Since they did the soundtrack for ''Film/TronLegacy'', there's a 50-50 chance any Tron-themed fanvid will use a Music/DaftPunk song.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Since ''Series/OnceUponATime'' uses an amazing amount of shout-outs to Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, fanvids [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nni4ovWgdI8 mashing up]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa8n87_3L1o Disney film music]] and the series or even ''mixing'' the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPUGZFcOxBo&list=RDnni4ovWgdI8&index=7 show's characters and their Disney counterparts]] are common.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* [[{{Cutscene}} Cutscenes]] from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' to an Music/{{Evanescence}} song.
* Anything overlaid on a StupidStatementDanceMix. These usually (but not always) come out of Japan; bonus points accrue if voice clips from the characters are set to the rhythm and/or melody of the song. Some particularly devoted creators will actually cut and paste very short samples of the character's voice so they "sing along" -- usually in a very mechanical way -- to the song; these are termed "manual Vocaloids" due to the popularity of [[VirtualCelebrity Hatsune Miku and friends]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLl6DZtyWpY Like so.]] The canonical example of such a song is [[FanficRecs/TouhouFanVids Marisa Stole The Precious Thing]], although others have since emerged.
* Magna-Fi's "Who I Am" is an [[CutSong unused theme]] for Shadow from ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' and it is glaringly obvious by the lyrics. Obviously more than a few [=GMVs=], and ''Anime/SonicX'' [=AMVs=], exist for him with it.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* Pretty much anything goes well with clips from the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Band Geeks"]]. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RQRZA3mGOQ A]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxDY-hl-Z_g few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLw5KDsTkQ8 examples]]...)
* [[ThePhantomOfTheOpera Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera"]] seems to suit ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' perfectly. As does Danny Elfman's "This Is Halloween" and Lostprophet's "Rooftops".
* "Animal I Have Become" by Music/ThreeDaysGrace is very commonly put to clips from the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "The Beast Within".
* Several clips of classic Disney shorts on ''WesternAnimation/{{DTV}}''.
* Several ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' videos use Music/LadyGaga songs.
* People rarely use hip-hop, rap, or r&b songs for fan-vids period but ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has a lot with those genres.
* Princess Luna from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' and Raven from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' both have a large number of videos about them using "Angel Of Darkness" by Alex C. featuring Yasmin K.

[[folder:X with alternate music]]
* Grabbing a specific scene, '''mostly or totally unaltered and unedited''', from a work of media, and adding it music from a foreign work, specifically inserted to better blend in, sometimes improving upon the original music placement. In this regard it differs entirely from your traditional [=AMVs=].


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** The man who would become Pain, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RKmU6LJH0 against Rain leader Hanzo]].
** Episode 167, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPXS0UQK0s Kyuubi vs Pain]], with all the narm that it implies.
** Sasuke vs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PDjDYbzgTo Mizukage]].
** Zetsu being a huge troll at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byYlmKMg2qk Kage Summit]]
** What little there is of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjFOnq-Tlgw Sasuke vs Tsuchikage]]. But it still works!
** Jinchuriki Killer Bee [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NQ2QAWbRQY vs Akatsuki member Kisame]].
** Madara's fight [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0dskEMq1s vs Fu and Torune]].
** The first part of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URqHqMCjsMc Sasuke vs Danzo]].
** The second part of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crfBUQg5f4E Sasuke vs Danzo]].
** Sasuke's Rape Face. You know whether [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCnuboZrf4g to take it seriously]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTsdfP1Nqh8 or not]].
** Sasuke and Madara talking about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxMzNCaiaA4 having to kill Karin ]].
** Sakura's sad attempt [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA7lXLIbZwE to kill Sasuke]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-L5RTX4xs The first battle against Chaos]] from ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' set to Emerald Sword.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' videos will, a clear majority of the time, begin with the shot of the Death Note falling to earth. At least 45% will either 1) summarize the entire series, or 2) take clips exclusively from either or both of the two biggest character death episodes.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* In British UsefulNotes/FormulaOne fandom anytime the BBC doesn't have the TV rights the new opening titles will show up with "The Chain" by Music/FleetwoodMac replacing the music.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pskh8mK_il8 Ganon's Castle]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPvd_NQhcrI Ganon]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBHc1MkQZDA Title screen]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqEhXAABveU The entire context]].
* ''Franchise/MetalGear''
** - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=901PbFodVSM The Boss' true intentions]].
** - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73UU0BYTTs8 Big Boss' final death]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x3xZpmI2is Final Bowser]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2yDqz-5Yk All three]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxYejEppbLk Bowser]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQOesvatfuM stages]].
* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAp1Paty8kg has its infamous rap replaced]].
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxxYV_mgz6U where the final battle meets]] ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]''.
** Similar, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vfKtHK0EmA There's also this one.]]
* ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOyDf347Dvk&feature=plcp has this song]] instead of ''Music/TheRollingStones'' "Paint It, Black". Works just as fine.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebVideo/{{Mega 64}}'''s Dead Rising [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28gTqolkrk holds a whole another meaning.]]

[[folder: Funny re-cuts]]
* Re-cutting a show as its own {{Parody}} or AffectionateParody occurs frequently.
* Cut some good scenes, take them out of context and insert in a new one, mix them with awkward silences, gasping or groaning, stir and cook for some time... and viola, you get yourself a FanVid so slashy or dirty that the creators' faces would turn red had they chance to see it.
* {{Crossover}} re-cuts are fairly popular. Creative fans use several sources with the same performer to find some humour or awkwardness. Alternatively, it's used to add a desired flavour. For instance, ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' music is very popular for {{Slash}}y videos or ''Series/TwilightZone'' for some mystery.
* Fine selections of the best snarks, coolest showdowns or most badass moments are well-liked among viewers.
* Collecting every single utterance of a show's {{Catch Phrase}}s or all occurrences of {{Running Gag}}s in one Fan Vid is favourite sub-category.
* Fandubs, video clips that have had all of the audio removed and replaced by spoken audio, either from another show or by the fan's own voice acting. These are usually humorous in nature, although some fandub projects crop up by fans who hated the original professional dub of a series (or noticed that there wasn't one) and want to give it a better one. As an aside to the copyright infringement issues, humorous fandubs are not considered infringement, at least under US law. Parody and satire are protected free speech under the First Amendment -- the decisions in favor of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' alone could fill a minor law library.
* Snarky {{MST}}-like cut reviews with commentaries, either subtitled or dubbed, are popular and fairly more creative than just mixing the scenes with music.
* It has become common to set clips from the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films to "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" by Dead or Alive, if only because spinning itself in ''Star Wars'' has become a [[MemeticMutation meme]].

[[folder:Other common techniques]]
* Mixing and matching one show with another's theme song
** Especially common with sequels
** Any ensemble show is probably going to have a Sitcom constructed reality vid with the ''Series/{{Friends}}'' theme.
** And shows with ElementalPowers ''([[WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers Captain Planet]], Anime/SailorMoon, WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}, [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]''...)
** And ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]]'' with (usually) HotBlooded [[HumongousMecha mecha anime]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k69Wzuu3Eo Like this... ]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3U66XMz-Fs and this...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLVMXWkJnP4 and this...]]
** ''Anything'' based on the ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' opening. Some examples: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwP4iTTeaOs&fmt=18 Lucky Star]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbqG4tCxlyY Suzumiya Haruhi]], ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7MXwClj9qw Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo]], ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbNhr9TfJSU Sailor Moon]]'', and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNdDbkmnBLE&fmt=18 Code Geass]].''
** Also intros based on the second ''Manga/DeathNote'' opening. Here's one from ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtjQwQIpl6M Suzumiya Haruhi]]'', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKeGs25cztk Sailor Moon]]'', and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVa23RfXs3U Lucky Star]].''
** Fans of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' seem to like these. Here's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJQkaHpZjc one for Bleach]], and another one for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU92eYpWD9Y Evangelion]].
** And a Pokemon one based on the japanese digimon opening [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1TPqdoP93w]] and one for the English dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQGbl8Wn9E]].
** ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' gets this treatment as well, versions for Eva, ''Manga/LuckyStar'' and LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya exist.
* Using audio from a movie trailer to make your own show trailer. This may involve original footage ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StWZDqqBfJo example]]) or clips from another show ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB4a4gnZYmI example]]).
* Conversely, overdubbing an existing trailer with dialogue and music from a different show or movie entirely.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGgkl7B9Eo It is popular]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf1Qecu1xNg nowadays]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbReiY8GaCc for people to make]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I29l7mbDa7s their own trailers for already existing movies]]
* Dialog from the show is frequently inserted, almost always as an opener or BookEnds.
* This is not, of course, to say that all Fan Videos are like this -- but an overwhelming majority of them are. Some have even resulted in {{Memetic Mutation}}s.

[[folder:Multiple Mediums]]
* UsefulNotes/MikuMikuDance can make {{Machinima}} and is focused on ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' characters, meaning many fan videos are made with it. There have even been "MMD Cup" tournaments held on Website/NicoNicoDouga.
* Ever since Music/MichaelJackson's death, almost all [=AMVs=] of his songs have been labeled as tributes to him.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKGpCmvGTwU This AMV]] ''flawlessly'' sets scenes from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' to [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "I'll Make A Man Out Of You"]] from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', complete with syncing up the lyrics to Kamina's mouth movements. It's achieved quite a [[MemeticMutation memetic]] status in the fandom, and for excellent reason; it's actually chillingly powerful at certain points.
** "I'll Make A Man Out Of You" is, in general, ludicrously popular for vids, especially for shounen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGbg9KUAQIA This]] ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' vid is the best.
** Someone on Website/{{Tumblr}} modified the Lyrics to fit ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' and now there's a lot of videos on youtube with people singing it, and a few fanvids. There's also some with the original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdA-ghSjCUg song]]
* The recent games in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series seem to invariably have their trailers used as grist for the fanvid mill. Observe:
** ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wba6XWbpT-k here]]
** ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD4ZHUGO830 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkx3Sft0ZoU here]]
** ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei Persona]]'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkj4n4nlME0 here]]
** ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xf3Sxvww2A here]]
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTH-LbJkXvQ here]]
* After the original trailer for ''Film/ThreeHundred'' was released, it was pretty common to see clips from other works synced up to the trailer's audio. A couple notable examples:
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Cn3rt0UYPw Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V2XK3o3Tmc Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann]]''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAQUukC7JWA God of War]]''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQfFW9Y7pA8 Spongebob Squarepants]]''
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V8wesYyCCg Happy Feet]]''.
** ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsHH15EFlss Kirby of the Stars]]'', with Meta Knight as Leonidas.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' meets '' Film/{{Inception}} '' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POjj67bIQiU here]]. And it is awesome.
* Ahh, ''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Gurren Lagann]]''. So badass even your leitmotifs can up the coolness factor of something by tenfold. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usPbl6i-bYk Here's]] a wonderful little music video syncing Viral's {{Leitmotif}}, "Nikopol", with the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series that makes Desmond's ancestors even more epic.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* What may be the very first version of this trope were the 1981 and 1983 creations for DAICON III and IV by the people who would go on to found Creator/StudioGainax. The video can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyVqIkJ69VA on YouTube, of course]].
** ...Leading to a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HV3DpWVtoY modern tribute]] made with the ever-present UsefulNotes/MikuMikuDance.
** Live-action vidding traces its roots back even earlier, to the '70s. [[http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/videos/2007/11/19/celebrating-kandy-fong-founder-of-fannish-music-video/ Read.]]
* "A Fair(y) Use Tale was made by a professor to explain copyright law and fair use, with each ''word'' lifted from various Disney movies! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo "Enjoy."]]
* Creator/ADVFilms included four fan-made anime music videos on disk 7 of the DVD release of ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' as an EasterEgg. You can find them by going to the moment where [[spoiler:Kirika kills Chloe in the arena]], and then pressing any of the four direction keys -- each one leads to a different video.
* A FanVid of a completely different kind -- a fan-made "trailer" for the [[DevelopmentHell as-yet unbegun]] LiveActionAdaptation of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', assembled from bits and pieces of other movies and {{cut scene}}s from an ''Evangelion'' video game -- can currently be [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=evangelion+live+action+trailer&search=Search found on YouTube.]]
* This trope was popularized by two "professional" music videos by Matthew Sweet: "Girlfriend" and "I've Been Waiting", featuring footage from ''Space Adventure Cobra'' and ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'', respectively. Both were seen on MTV in the very early 90s (back when MTV showed videos).
** Another "Professional" video was Ghostface Killah's ''Daytona 500'', which featured footage of ''Anime/SpeedRacer''
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' had the ''Hurricane Live'' {{OVA}}s, featuring Fan Vid-style montages from the series set to its InsertSongs.
* In a distant age, a FanVid was created. Forged from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' video and Creator/PeterJackson's ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' trailers' audio, it now passes from master to master throughout Website/YouTube. It is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ql83ee47HE "The Lord of the Yen"]]. ''It wants to be found''.
** The [[{{Transformers}} Matrix of Leadership]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJuZbUN0rE of Sauron must be destroyed]]. [[ReverseFunnyAneurysm All the funnier]] now that Hugo Weaving voiced Megatron in [[Film/{{Transformers}} the 2007 movie]].
* Speaking of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', [[DrivesLikeCrazy Yukari]] and her driving skills is just a perfect match for Weird Al Yankovic's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCw5b5s_byg She Drives Like Crazy]]. Yes.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLOw6_9mR-M "Senshi on Springer"]], a fan-made music video for "Jerry Springer" by Weird Al Yankovic, featuring clips from ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and well, ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow.'' It's JustForFun/MadeOfWin.
* The WebVideo/AMVHell series is a compilation of short fan vids (not always [=AMVs=]) ranging from the funny to the serious. One of the most famous ones was Osaka from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' mixed with Ellen Feiss from the Apple commercials, with the video edited so Osaka's eyes are bloodshot like a stoner's. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXA-XKGr9xo It's like...a bummer.]]
** The 30 second ''Manga/LuckyStar''[=/=]''Manga/DeathNote'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aa64kPRSmQ&fmt=18 mashup intro]] was voted as most popular segment from AMV Hell that a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWRCSFLvxw0 full version]] was made.
** It should be noted that, as a whole, the AMV Hell series is something on an inversion and TakeThat against most other fan-made vids; many normal vids are centered around a specific lyric/scene combination, and the rest of the video is built around that, making many of them 90% longer than they have to be. The AMV Hell clips are short enough to get the joke in and get out of the way for the next clip. And it works beautifully.
* Possibly the ultimate example of effort and attention to detail in an AMV: [[http://poetv.com/video.php?vid=37940 "Woolongs For Nothing"]] by Box of Mystery, which perfectly reproduces Dire Straits' "Money For Nothing" video with characters from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
** A serious competitor for that title is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xwyRvcGY4I this]] EGSMV for Howie Day's "Collide". The creator ''technically'' didn't create any images in it, but he somehow managed to transmute Dan Shive's static comics into true animated clips?
* The ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' AMV "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHZqxecCukg Håll om mig nu (Hold me now)]]" fits the show itself extremely well.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjooRuCbNmY Danse De Raven]] is another way to prove to your doubting friends that yes, an anime called ''Princess Tutu'' is absolutely epic.
* Because of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbpcu3C1PQQ this fanvid]] (Spoilers for ''Anime/CodeGeass R2''), Coldplay's ''Viva La Vida'' has basically become Lelouch's theme song.
* Extremely elaborate anime Opening/Ending parodies, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgBG6Ff7hwY this example]] (which mixes ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''), seem to be fairly popular among users of the Japanese video hosting site Nico Nico Douga. English-speaking viewers quickly caught on, and now whole Website/YouTube channels exist that are dedicated to uploading them for all to see.
** One person particularly good at this is [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Yoraee Yoraee]]. Who, of all things, recreates anime openings using the ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|2003}}'' 2003 series. Which is awesome in its own right. They make good [=MVs=] as well that are worth a watch.
*** The second opening to ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is a popular target. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnvpzmJklo Just one of many]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pZBgxmo4hc Soul Eater meets South Park]]. FULL STOP.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83j0MfG2yjY Gurren Lagann with the first Pokémon opening.]] Words cannot describe the win.
* Instead focusing on proper sequencing, and matching of the song to the subject: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O9dZF2q6R8 "She's Just Oblivious"]] (featuring ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''). It has actually repeatedly broken into the top ten rated music videos (in Canada).
* The ''Nakanai Kimi to Nageki/Aganai no Sekai/Gensou'' videos are well known to large numbers of ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'' fans. Somewhat interesting, as the makers apparently do all the artwork themselves too. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tZFvynKvAA Here's]] a small sampler, but beware of spoilers!
* One of the bigger [[{{Earworm}} earworms]] to hit Japan in recent times is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD78fyaYhyQ this]] ''Manga/LuckyStar'' video featuring a double remix of a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' song.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' never looked [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN02i5GHAK4 this good]]. Video comes courtesy of a certain WakamuraP, who is nearly legendary on some corners of the Internet. These days I hear he's doing mostly [[VideoGame/TheIdolMaster Idolmaster]] [=MADs=].
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs'' has the nice [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qs7o8kGPFY "Lyrical On Fire"]] video. Warning, '''extremely high quality'''.
* ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}'' videos will always fall into this category due to there not being an actual anime (yet). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6z_I-77GQ&fmt=35 Example]]. (warning, '''[[TearJerker sad]]'''.) Videos of this type will more often than not have fan-created music as well (since this is what Vocaloid software is for).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl48UzWcKrI&fmt=18 Jihaku.]] Just...[[TearJerker Jihaku.]]
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' seems to make a good mix with Music/{{Disturbed}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2GXC7Vgmu4 Here's a good example]]
** ''Hellsing'' also seems to be a good match with Music/ENomine music.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anb_3viOCTs Aim For the Head]]"
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' + Music/DragonForce = [[strike:Epic]] [[http://www.megavideo.com/?d=1DC3NSXE GODLY]]
** ''Gurren Lagann'' + ''Film/ThreeHundred'' = [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GSMPAZhMU even more so]].
* Any ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Hare Hare Yukai]]'' video. Usually crossed with other anime themes.
** Any ''[[Manga/LuckyStar Motteke Sailor Fuku]]'' video as well, variations of which popularly involve: ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBjXbqeMPx8 here]]), ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', ''KingdomHearts'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdTSZ2NlJA here]]), etc.
* Ever notice the striking resemblance (setting aside the beard) between Dan Rather and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Gendo Ikari]]? Well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pf_KOD6VAU that's part of our world tonight.]] Time for us to bug out.
* The video for Wamdue Project's "King of My Castle" (with ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' footage) is the only AMV so far to get to MTV.
* [[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=53350 "As the World Crashes Down"]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvXZq0QYuks video viewable on YouTube]]) is a haunting look at this CrapsackWorld through the lens of anime and the soundtrack of Tesla's "Heaven Nine Eleven".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8FvskMNa18 "Shounen Bushido"]]: 69 animes, near flawless lip syncing, And a song that suits the Shonen theme to a T. Simply epic.
** And parodied mercilessly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBW2ddoBeP4 as the end credits sequence of AMV Hell 3.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IhmCKxG9q0 This one ]] for ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' and "Holdin Out For a Hero", walks the fine line between parody and straight up awesome.
* WebVideo/AMVHell The Motion Pictures ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aTgINExt2w 3]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUr92OLxtNQ 4]]).
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QzMBDbMlJk Here]] is a ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' montage that uses Iron Savior's "Never Say Die". Maybe it's a bit heroic for the [[CrapsackWorld setting]] but it works pretty well.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' + Nightwish's "Tenth Man Down" = ''[[http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=8101 Shellshock]]'' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG_koZ9T_oo YouTube link]]), quite possibly the greatest Gundam AMV ever.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' fits with ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' so well it's scary: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Tj6DYx7aE fake trailer]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDyBBdttIJI "Epiphany"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oqzrD3g0sc&NR=1 "Demon Student of Fleet Street"]]
** For some reason ''Manga/DeathNote'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' also mixes well: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-3g6Vx4ARw&NR=1 "Stupid Girlfriend"]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dme1l5jOp3c Misa]]-[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boG2-0k4Kqw bashing]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjCiIUc54iM is a national sport]]...), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZwv2i_B-uo Over]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQGpkU3ooOI "Shot Me In The Foot"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHyWDxNRUMA "How Death Note Should Have Ended"]]
** So does ''Manga/DeathNote'' and ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMR_wm92k1w Brand New Day]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtx3__DQi5Y Slipping]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DuDNYUS4Eo Everything Light Ever]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4wSGOslqsk On The Rise]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTVNwxl86QI Bad Horse Chorus]], and the hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLB_e2LLJFc "Death Note Bad Horse Parody"]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Syp_06j_5DQ "You Disappoint Me"]]
** And crossing over with the mentioned ''Series/DoctorWho'' meme, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDTOoa9YAy8 this hilarious Death Note fanvid]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsiF7f4yZ6g&feature=fvw set to]] "I Can't Decide".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73EM-50Os40 Justice Guy]] ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzRBTftZM5c&NR=1 Super Heroes]])
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xht7sS0RmyU The Legend of Kira]]
** There [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DuDNYUS4Eo&NR=1 are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG22RydaDzE quite]] a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmCvDbzs67s few]] [[TearJerker tear jerkers]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu8HY55h1iQ especially]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MOZ20gnfKY centered]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqxD9rKEzpQ&NR=1 around]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACbxeb2WWNw the ending.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1RimIpRNuU Audioswap]] with ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.
** There's some really freaky ones to Korn: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN58x8gVUQA "Seen It]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGQjz1ZYLpM All"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbv6WaJzQIY and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzMKqz8ytN0 "Dead Bodies Everywhere"]]
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpA30fsux8A You're Gonna]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evghMH2HvTw&NR=1 Go Far Kid]]"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z4U7eG654I&NR=1 awesomeness]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNDB9ijLFs0 Will the real Kira please stand up?]]
** And to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGWOgPI6C2I Be Prepared]]" from ''Disney/TheLionKing''...
** ...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mydw_bCicYY And]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6zdV_iO9TQ even]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzcbfRWL8Zk&NR=1&feature=fvwp more]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um7J1WFEV98 fun]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ_COiRzRxE with]] SoundtrackDissonance.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USXP22FIkiA Here]] is a anime mash-up of the story of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', starring [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Osaka]] as Dorothy (and Kamineko as Toto), [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy]] as the Scarecrow, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Alphonse Elric]] as the Tin Man, Kon from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' as the Cowardly Lion. With ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' music (strangely fitting).
** From the same creator and thematically similar is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0PMvjcUlU The Wedding Rings]]. [[spoiler: The TwistEnding is that it's a sequel to the first AMV]]
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nSYOjpq7iE video]] is the most impressive example of it. It features a cross between ''Manga/KOn'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' in one of the most impressive culmination of it. It features a completely unrelated song to either series but the animation itself is the most powerful where the creator was able to fuse the two series into a completely plausible parallel that was unprecedented. It was so realistic to the point where it was scary that it WASN'T real.
* Sometimes a {{shipping}} vid takes it one step further and manages to [[CrossoverShip pair characters from different sources]]. [[http://youtu.be/Z6IL_YVNBDQ This]] Manga/KOn[=/=]Literature/{{Hyouka}} AMV is particularly interesting example.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W_wd9Qf0IE This]] award-winning mashup of ''Anime/TheLegendOfBlackHeaven'' with Music/JonathanCoulton's "Code Monkey".
* The more uncommon mmv (manga music video) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PE22PP4lKw rare for a reason]]. ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' with death metal. [[SarcasmMode Surprising, isn't it?]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcV7eNeFLJk This]] ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' video set to the ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' theme music is very well synced and put together, originally done sometime in the early 2000's by Hot Fudge Productions.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qx6j_VbxTY This]] is an amazing mixed AMV. The technical editing skill is amazing even though some of the clips are a little weird. But the ''skill''.
* "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid" by Music/TheOffspring is very popular for Fan Vids about Edward Elric from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-U_3-T3XvE here's an example]].
* Episode 167 of ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Shippuden'' was heavily criticized. After seeing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKPXS0UQK0s this]], your opinion may improve. An extremely hammy fight with the fight music of extremely hammy boss King K. Rool.
** And now Kakashi vs Pain has been done [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzRg53Hl-u0 here]], this time coupled with Chrono Trigger's World Revolution.
** Sasuke & Hydra Orochimaru vs Itachi & Susanoo meet ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'''s Ganon theme quite well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3si5zVA6Oqs here]].
** It works too with non-fighting scenes, as Akatsuki's sealing of Gaara's demon meets the OST of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' rather well [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCcr2IMjSe8 here]].
** The EPITOME of TearJerker can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw-MrVtQiyM here]], where ''Naruto Shippuden'' meets John Williams' rendition of Anakin burning in ''StarWars Episode III''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERvsMIzI-_o Hidan kills Asuma]]. Entirely unaltered scene, with ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'''s Death of Gruntilda. You bet it's fitting.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2dRuxM9s4w Jiraiya vs Pain]] meets ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite's'' N final theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JZmjF02EW4 Naruto vs Sasuke at VOTE]] meets Puppet Zelda from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV0dskEMq1s Madara vs Fu and Torune]] meets no less than ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' GANONDORF battle theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9pF3jlOpTU Sasuke vs Raikage]] meets equally bloodlusted Gruntilda from Banjo Tooie.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGolbHQ5X6I Gaara vs Deidara]]. Star Wars Shadows of The Empire - Skyhook Battle. DO WANT.
*** Every single one of the above videos has been taken down, replacements are needed.
* Lots of people have said that the women of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' are like wild animals. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_bcpE-ep2c&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL Now you have proof.]]
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' doesn't have very many good ones yet, but there are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIM_ze3FqtA a few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC4NlL2T6yE very appropriate]] examples.
** Inversely, some videos have used the first season's bombastic rock opera theme song to good effect.
* Someone connected the dots between the {{multinational|team}} [[UnwantedHarem harem]] aspect of ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'' and the first ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' trailer's focus on [[WorldWarIII multinational conflict]] (with the implication that harems bring conflicts). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HzakK-zxKs It fits.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' vid, [[ButtMonkey a tribute to Shinji]] to [[Music/TheSmiths "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want"]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxynAu2TFQg&list=PL66A1A5413B5E90F8&index=130&feature=plpp_video]]
* What happens when [[Anime/CowboyBebop Spike Speigel]] goes after [[Manga/{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede and the $$60B bounty on his head]]? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9e_WIoJJnI Tainted Donuts]] '''''[[JustForFun/MadeOfWin happens]]'''''.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and ''Manga/AlienNine'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_bYmuSbQic mixed together with]] a remix of O fortuna.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohrH4AgQ1-g Act of Genesis]]'', a beautiful AMV by Aggressor. While focusing mainly on ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' it's a mix of several anime's with a [[AnAesop powerful message]].
* ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' has been described as ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' meets ''Film/TopGun''. As [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmX08CsXqws this AMV]] shows, this is exactly right. (It helps that Kawamori originally intended to make an animated adaptation of ''Film/TopGun'').
* ''LightNovel/FateZero'''s resident big brother figure ''[[FanNickname Broskander the Great]]'' seems to have applied for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h6_o-rvB6M&feature=related a Dos Equis Commercial]]... Thus, he has finally become "The most interesting man in the World..."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l4rOz64l0U This AMV]] is a send up/parody to-of all thing- ''Film/JamesBond'' films, by combining ''Anime/SailorMoon'', ''Manga/CityHunter'', and Music/DuranDuran's theme to the movie ''Film/AViewToAKill''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV7AzNYh5bo This is Halloween]]" is a ''very'' popular one, to the extent that it introduced many people to ''Manga/SoulEater''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGE46o9xH0 This AMV]] (*spoilers*) for [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure JoJo's Bizarre Adventure]] combines scenes from the 2012 anime version of ''Part 1'' with the theme from the [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes never-released-on-DVD]] film from 5-6 years earlier.
* Seems after spending the night with his girlfriend [[{{Yandere}} Yuno]], [[Manga/FutureDiary Yukki]] wants to let everyone know... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYnZzp31Kj8 with help from The Lonely Island]].
** [[http://a.pomf.se/ktpnbo.webm And apparently,]] same with [[Anime/CrossAnge Tusk]] [[DidYouJustHaveSex after sleeping with Ange for three days and nights...]]
* Speaking of ''Manga/FutureDiary'', [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=icF5fFNNvP8 this vid]] to the tune of "[[Music/AvengedSevenfold A Little Piece of Heaven]]" fits to the overall theme of the story in more ways than one.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXkHkDSj7o This AMV]] of ''Manga/KotouraSan'' blends [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQHGzvAWLJw euphoricly]] SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic along with some meaningfully impactful dialog taken straight from the show. It somehow does ''an even better job'' of summarizing the show's mood and atmosphere in just one and a half minutes than its already-infamous DownerBeginning.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZCx-XXtv0 This showcases]] (*spoilers*) how well ''Music/DeathGrips'' and ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' go together, especially during the last few episodes and movie.
* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'''s Hippo Team are giving testament to livin' "[[VideoGame/WorldOfTanks the StuG Life]]"... [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtsCVEqfNiE to the tune of Chamillionaire]].
** Speaking of [=GuP=], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6byuVwLSdA this vid]] to the tune of the main theme for ''Pride FC''.
** With the release of ''[[Anime/GirlsUndPanzerDerFilm der Film]]'', someone managed to demonstrate the old adage of "Music/JAMProject makes anything awesome" through arguably one of, if not the most HotBlooded [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRIv_afpqJs Girls und Panzer Music Video Tribute]] in recent memory.
** In what may be the perfect match up: ''[[https://youtu.be/rlmBeQFDBxg I Am A Sensha-Do Champion]]''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djdt-kD5JlU Evil Spider's award winning]] ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' AMV features the song "Cells" by The Servant (best known for being the theme of the ''Film/SinCity'' movie) and turns the plot of Bebop into a revenge story ala ''Film/TheCrow'' where Spike attempts to take down the BigBad, a CorruptPolitician[=/=]VillainWithGoodPublicity whose CoDragons [[EvilCounterpart Vicious]] and [[MsFanservice Faye]] [[AdaptationalVillainy Valentine]] attempted to kill Spike and succeeded in killing his lover, (Cher from ''Anime/WolfsRain'') in the process.
* What does one get when the Film Trailer for ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' gets mixed with the cast from the Anime adaptation of ''WebComic/OnePunchMan''? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmM5Xy1fzN8 DeadPunch]], that's what.
** Even comes with the [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C1I_ChkN5gQ Red Band version]], too.
* An early official example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj3B7FdU2z0 this video]]. It's from the ''very'' 80s [=OAV=] ''Cipher the Video'' (also known as just ''Cipher'') and is set to the song "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sok5vFjSN7c This]] FanVid of ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' set to "Deranged" by Music/CoheedAndCambria [[FilkSong which is a song about the Joker.]]
* A video called [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/1437175 "Three Ways to Die"]] reframes ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' as LeFilmArtistique.
* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9VXEIvztkc love theme montage]] for ''Film/{{Amelie}}''.
* Couple ''Film/Banlieue13'''s insane Le Parkour scene, and an epic tune from the N64 smashhit Goldeneye 007, and you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObcQPFkarzo this.]]
* One of the more popular videos in the ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' fandom is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiukSAA0NXg "If U Seek Adrian"]]- a tribute to Adrian Veidt's magnificent powers of FoeYay.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' and ''[[Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera Repo!]]'' meet surprisingly well in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljMjqcjl4gY "Hogwarts! The Genetic Opera"]].
* Given the dark nature of the 1920 movie ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari'', you'd think metal or something would be a great fit. However, there's an AMV that combines ''Caligari'' with Billy Joel's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiTumOHy32I "River Of Dreams."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eSSZZFSs8U "The Pure and the Tainted"]] is an ''excellent'' mash-up of footage from both ''Film/{{Tron}}'' and ''Film/TronLegacy'', depicting a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind between [[spoiler: Tron and his Rinzler programming]].
* A chap named Ivan Guerrero pioneered the concept of "premakes," which combine footage from different older films in order to retell a more modern film. The most notable of these is for a film made in 1954 called ''Ghost Busters'', which starred Music/DeanMartin as Dr. Raymond Stantz, Creator/BobHope as Dr. Peter Venkman, and Creator/FredMacMurray as Dr. Egon Spengler. It is very well-done, and gained mention in newspapers and magazines. Ivan has done other films, such as ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' and ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', both of which were well-received by Creator/GeorgeLucas himself.
* A much recent example: ''Film/PacificRim''... to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK3RZeJ86b4 the tune of]] ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''.
* [[http://youtu.be/b0lRtcwYH5U Thor/Loki shippers, have some Friendship is Witchcraft.]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars]] with dance scenes from 66 classic movie musicals.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAG7ECgXjcs This]] does the same thing with [[WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}} "Can't Stop the Feeling."]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In January 2008, a ''Series/{{Firefly}}[=/=]Serenity'' video set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdXkGXD7gDc "Defying Gravity"]] (from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'') garnered the [[http://whedonesque.com/comments/15174 approval and recommendation]] of no less than Creator/JossWhedon himself.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** A fan-created [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe3e5kmtduc "The Five Doctors"]], which is essentially a very high-budget WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
** The Master dancing in the show to part of "I Can't Decide" by Music/ScissorSisters also led to the creation of fan vids set to that song which included clips of him dancing to it, creating an interesting recursive effect. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSdE9x5bvjU Here]] is one of about 300 of them.
** One played for chilling effect is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly-Vhw1fevM "Handlebars"]], about the Tenth Doctor. It plays up his goofy aspects at the start, but as the song becomes darker, the video shifts to showing his dangerous side and megalomaniac tendencies, with the consequences to foe and friend alike.
** ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' used to air their own fan-type vids occasionally, usually tributes to a character who was leaving. The episode for ''The Parting of the Ways'' had one for the Ninth Doctor set to Snow Patrol's "Run" (the title of which was the Ninth Doctor's first ever line). [[HomeVersionSoundtrackReplacement Except on the DVD release.]]
** The credits for Creator/MattSmith's third season, in the style of the credits for ''Film/IronMan3''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_cKeQI-j5c Can You Dig It?]]
* Now with over a million views, this was one of the first [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Kirk/Spock]] videos and has been played at several (non-slash!) major conventions. It's a bit disturbing, but a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uxTpyCdriY classic]].
* "Ordinary Day" by Vanessa Carlton is very popular for ''Series/DoctorWho'' vids, like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfxd821LMkw this one]].
* One notable video is the impressive [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzW5qtpddrs Addicted To ''Lost'']], whose makers actually tweaked the audio of the original song ("Addicted To Love") so that Robert Palmer appears to be singing the new title line. The kicker? This isn't technically a ''fan''vid. It's an actual promotional video that aired on ABC during the 2005 Super Bowl.
* The unofficial theme song for [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Gomez and Morticia Addams]] appears to be "The Masochism Tango" from Tom Lerher. Not surprising, as they're HappilyMarried with a side of TooKinkyToTorture
* This may not exactly be popular, but there are also ''PowerRangers''/{insert whatevermedia here} crossovers, with characters from the other show/game/whatever 'starring' as any respective Power Ranger.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu4mFV3TxTo A very funny (and appropriate) fanvid]] for ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' is set to "Banned from Argo" by Leslie Fish & the Dehorn Crew. The verse about finding "the captain" engaged in group sex with five kinds of aliens? Yeah, the line was written for [[Franchise/StarTrek James Kirk]], but [[ExtremeOmnisexual Jack Harkness]] manages to out-do Kirk for BoldlyComing.
* Despite being over thirty years old, ''Series/BlakesSeven'' has some awesome fanvids. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cEsAX4xaFI This one]] is a very wry one about the cheesy production values. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OHzKjLKKY8 This one]] lampshades and parodies the bleak tone. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW466ObKqLI This one]] wins for being a marvelous piece of meta-fiction. The song itself is practically filk with the two lead singers playing the main characters, the clips are depicting the events sung about in the song, and ''the band itself'' was named for the series.
** ''Blake's 7'' actually had an official vid on the season 2 [=DVDs=] that set [[TheOtherDarrin Brian Croucher's]] version of TheDragon, Travis, to Music/DireStraits' "The Man's Too Strong". Including some actual Blake/Travis innuendo
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' spoofed an actual fanvid of their show in the episode "Paradigms of Human Memory". Annie brings up all the glances and WillTheyOrWontThey moments she and Jeff have had and it cuts to a silly NoodleIncident montage set to the love song "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles. Jeff points out you could do the same thing with Pierce and Abed and a montage of innocuous moments between those two set to the same song is shown. It is an AffectionateParody(or as creator Dan Harmon tweeted "homage") to a real Jeff/Annie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBvqDwVqwc fanvid]] made two months after the show premiered.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE9V70YFnE0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.#.com%2Fspots%2Fniki-jessica-sanders%2Fvideos%2F4652264&feature=player_embedded character]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nle1dPytNkk&NR=1 tributes]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLSxbrc9hDo are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A11LOgvmnJw popular.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cehbUcRw8rE Like]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLgYsKR2NeY&NR=1 Sylar]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Cv3Otvhi4 for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYXG6sKQ_dA&feature=response_watch instance]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQZ96DnE3qk Also]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eC9_-9iCzE mixing]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq6xCa-Jdpc matching]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5r3J314nX0 music]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcKKkaYClQE or]] dialogue [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmq_G8XWTs from]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6rMJknD7ZM other]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSHDutpISN8 series]].
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuXhnICC4qc THE X FILES: THE TWILIGHT ZONE]]'': ''Series/TheXFiles'' meets ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' meets ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. High quality editing and immensely amusing.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0sVps-bRsA Favorite Mulderisms and Scullyisms]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQavta6hwUU Mulderisms and Scullyisms, pt2]]'' by snakey973. Great selection of snarks and funny moments. Fitting music and captions.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvAYsMYTyE X-Files // Crack!Vid]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj5iDgoyw8w X-Files // Crack!Vid pt2]]'' by snakey973. The vids have both hilarious and poignant scenes, very good editing and very well chosen dialogue and music. It includes CrossOver quotes from various movies and shows PlayedForLaughs. RunningJoke is Scully's new theme: a song by Music/LilyAllen "Fuck You" which appears whenever someone bothers or insults her, or plainly tries to fuck with her or Mulder.
* Videos by acoupleanutcases are legendary in ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' fandom. Especially noteworthy is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBqMv-ElRUQ Roll Call]]" when ''Hornblower'' characters resemble and talk like ''Franchise/TheMuppets'', "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjmLuXJiZBc Hornblower Spoof]]", poking fun at HoYay moments of the show, and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJdCCM9uglg Brokeback Hornblower]]", an obligatory re-cut with music from ''Brokeback Mountain'' with excellently chosen lines and scenes, which turns Horatio and Archie from HeterosexualLifePartners into a gay couple. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBqMv-ElRUQ&list=PL22876EE009D35432 Link to the playlist]].
* One of the more highly regarded Fan Vid's is Johan Ohberg's "Oz Gangs" video series, begun in 2009 and ended recently in late 2013, a series of videos that blend music with footage and dialogue from the HBO show ''Series/{{Oz}}'' that showcases the members of the gangs and factions in Oswald State Penitentiary. The full playlist can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA1E35C2A4832EFB9 here]]

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIEOZCcaXzE This fan music video]] of "Kids" by Music/{{MGMT}} is not only 4 times as popular as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4EK4HSPkI&ob=av2n the official video]], the creators of the video [[PromotedFanboy have a cameo]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZexg8sxyk&ob=av3e "Electric Feel"]].
* Although Music/{{Madonna}} originally had a video produced for her song "True Blue" from [[Music/TrueBlue the album of the same name]], she through Creator/{{MTV}} ran a contest to have a fan-produced video be the one that would be the "official" video for the song on the network.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has ''Film/{{Damnatus}}'', remarkable in that the only other films of the franchise are the official ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultramarines}}'', a short called ''WesternAnimation/{{Inquisitor}}'', and various video-game cutscenes.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[/index]]''{{VideoGame/Touhou}}''[[index]] has so many of these that [[FanficRecs/TouhouFanVids they require their own page]].
* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g2yDqz-5Yk Bowser's levels]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxYejEppbLk with imported]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQOesvatfuM EPIC music.]]
* Here are some ''KingdomHearts'' [=AMVs=] set to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd3WHSXSZlg the Goof Troop theme song]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQwBqRhVrc the Ducktales theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYaaxga5WzQ the Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers theme]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYZwXX-27iU the Gargoyles theme]]. They are all ''awesome.''
** Here's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8ylg2_falling-dreams-kingdom-hearts_creation another one]] set to Music/WithinTemptation's "See Who I Am" and it is pure, unadulterated awesome (and also won Anime Boston's Best of Show).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_QI7V--eNc This]] one sets the song [[Theatre/{{Wicked}} "Defying Gravity"]] to the plot of ''358/2 Days'', very good lip-syncing. It manages to turn the most depressing game in the series into borderline uplifting.
* There are many "[[Music/RhapsodyOfFire Emerald Sword]]" vids out there, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9JTmaJiw2E this]] vid set to ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' clips is so epic it almost matches any ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' vid in pure awesomeness.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has its title screen to the opening music of ''VideoGame/MegaManX7'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBHc1MkQZDA here]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} II'' gets a fan music video set to Coldplay's "Viva La Vida," complete with scenes of the game's advisors and World Wonder clips. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxhD6G_suqE It works]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk5gQg0vpK8 This]] vid uses E.S. Posthumus' "Unstoppable" to make an awesome trailer for the Subspace Emissary mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.
* Someone noted the similarities between ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' and ''Film/{{Inception}}''. Then they decided to use clips of the former with audio of the latter's trailer. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWa1eiHPhKw The result was phenomenal.]]
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is a popular one for [=MADs=], due to it's action VisualNovel nature. However, none of them manage to beat [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mQcRHad9ts the Guilty Sky MAD]] which somehow manages to give a rapid recap of the entire game. If you've beaten every route, you WILL be reminded of the most important scenes, if you haven't [[CaptainObvious spoilers!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' combined with ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''? ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIVmKOdrBk This is Aperture]]'' and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2wDDwxqHg The Wheatley Song]]'' are exactly that. The former even gained enough popularity to be noticed by [[Creator/ValveSoftware Valve]] themselves.
* ''{{VideoGame/Yume Nikki}}'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRqgVClTku8 some]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpDmDpYBhfs songs]].
* Fan made {{VideoGame/Bioshock Infinite}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZm2hNTwRZU launch trailer]] set to the tune of [[Music/JohnnyCash Johnny Cash's]] ''God's Gonna Cut You Down''.
* Even some of the more unlikely [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1MWq7RDrHk games are prone of getting these]], such as ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' meeting ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* Ever thought that LeParkour on a ''[[TankGoodness tank]]'' cannot be done? The Russian blokes who made [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buwratIt5So this vid]] from ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' sure did not.
* Speaking of ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', remember when someone merged the two versions of the Wehrmacht anthem ''Panzerlied'' (The instrumentals from the ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' version with the vocals from ''Film/BattleOfTheBulge'')? Someone used that to showcase the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KuWH0Yi_lk might of the German Tank Tech Tree]].
* Ever wondered how "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Raise your Flag]]" by Music/ManWithAMission would fit in the setting of ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection''? "[[http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm28228864 Iron-Blooded Fleet Girls]]" got that covered. (Note: Nicozon link)
** Even covers the [[http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm27429572 Anime adaptation]] as well. (Note: also Nicozon link)

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* There's a Top 10 Webcomic list that plays alot like a music video. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARPmOwpyzLQ Here it is talking about each comic]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIAZ9y5UDQ here it is without the talking, pretty much as a music video.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheBeastLegion'' webcomic has it's own [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-YBSrOMG8 Animated Intro]] by the creator.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Lecravian#p/c/B8440F6FDB64EC30 Lecravian]] has earned a name for himself in the Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures fandom for doing a terrific series of tribute videos for ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' and ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' that take the events of the series, string them together at warp speed, and add some kickass music to accompany it all.
** There's quite a few fanvids for ''Homestuck'', thanks in part to its huge library of flash animation and artwork to draw from. Given its penchant for Zodiac motifs, Music/WeirdAlYankovic's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW_RMaoqYM0 "That's Your Horoscope For Today"]] in particular has inspired lots of parodies.
** On the subject of ''Homestuck'' tributes, let's see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Apx1pSs30Q How Far We've Come]].
** This May 2012 [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006844 flash page of the comic itself]] (warning, spoilers!) brings to mind a FanVid, as a large percentage of it is a repeat of older panels of the comic, popping up for no other reason than that they fit the lyrics.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' is one of the better examples of the humorous type of FanVid. (See also GagDub.) They also do a version of the another shows theme, by making a ''Anime/YuGiOh'' version of the ''Neon Genesis Evangelion'' opener.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6VuLWwhDrQ "Rorschach's Sing Along Journal"]], a strange fusion of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog'' and ''Film/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Inverted in Music/DoctorSteel's music video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wZ5qGQ78io "Back and Forth"]], where he made a VideoFullOfFilmClips of his fans dancing and singing along to his music.
** Several of his fans have made impressive {{FanVid}}s (which Dr. Steel encourages), most notably:
*** Caleb Allen's masterful portrayal of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvOJHyDypf8 "Lament for a Toy Factory"]].
*** Starkravenmad's Flash videos to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVvlVHdLCx0 "Back and Forth"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGlr9iNBejA "Fibonacci Sequence"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci9CCvTHvpM "Build the Robots"]].
* New to youtube: LiteralMusicVideo
* Several ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' fan [=AMVs=] have been favourited by [=MondoMedia=] (its creators) on [=YouTube=], such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfXPJEksuEs Giggles Tribute -- What I've Done -- Linkin Park]] by sandiegoborn32, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de8lnrCvQrY happy tree friends- flippy music video]] by oracle56 and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRN8_V87j_E Happy Tree Friends -- I Believe In Father Christmas]] by [=AnthonyRobertPrice=]. They also occasionally subscribe to some [=YouTube=] users who make Happy Tree Friends fan videos.
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede used to make [=AMVs=] and send them to Christchurch AMV competitions.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHpOEo6ZH4 This]] goodbye/tribute to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has the honor of being described as the best one that Creator/DougWalker has ever seen.
* WebOriginal/EddieAtTheLMV does {{Literal Music Video}}s by covering songs and creating terrible ([[SelfDeprecation their]] [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer words]]) animated music videos to them, such as "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVCmczPclQM Doo Wah Diddy Diddy]]" by Music/ManfredMann and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnZalFYWv_k She's Kinda Hot]]" by Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Back during the 1980s and '90s, the Creator/DisneyChannel frequently ran WesternAnimation/{{DTV}}, a series of music videos of popular songs set to appropriately-themed clips from the company's animated films (and even some live-action ones on occasion). For instance, they had a music video of "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darrin set to clips of Disney cartoon characters getting washed or taking a bath, and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes set entirely to the Silly Symphony ''Elmer Elephant''. DTV would even spin off a few Creator/{{NBC}} TV specials featuring shortened music videos.
* Similarly, Creator/CartoonNetwork did a few, only using more contemporary artists.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OokJP_c2cCw This video]] of ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel'' set to "Save Me" by Aimee Mann, which perfectly captures the [[VideoFullOfFilmClips motion picture soundtrack music video feel]], gained the praise of series creator Dino Stamatopoulos on his Facebook page.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxjRuFDII0E "The End of the World"]]. A ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' video set to "The Scientist" by Coldplay, it focuses on Robin and Raven during "The End". Features clever use of a TalkyBookend at the beginning, and mostly avoids flashy effects.
* Probably the most popular FanVid to use a WesternAnimation work: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGnYw-OuCnI "Hey Ya! Charlie Brown!"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sJ7ukvAUD4 This video]] sets Music/JarsOfClay's "Mirrors and Smoke" to scenes from ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}''--with the video clips edited to make Superman's lip-flaps match the lyrics. The band liked it so much that they uploaded it on their youtube channel.
* You wouldn't think ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' would go well together, but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3uqB1AXiN8 "Kidnap the Avatar"]] quickly proves you wrong.
* Any doubts about the combination of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'' are swiftly silenced by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U_naYQ5O_w "The Prince of Cybertron"]].
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar The Last Airbender]]'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxlgePnw0c The Kings and Queens of Avatar]] (by 30 Seconds to Mars), and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wMzfcqkebs&feature=fvwrel Marching On]] (by One Republic). Warning about Marching On; the video... pulses excessively. It may give you a headache. It's still a good video, though.
** ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLegendofKorra The Legend Of Korra]]'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjSYDgnZcAc this tribute]] to the bloodbending brothers, set to the song You Treat Me Like a Stranger; though its a refreshing cover by Gavin Mikhail. Perfect.
*** And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA5ua-u9LGs this]] masterful video, A New Hope by Broken Iris. As well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhaFa8tt4zk this one]], When You Believe from the religious movie, Prince of Egypt, that fits extremely well and is positively tear-inducing.
*** Here's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1_472ToYo amazing AMV]] set to "This is War" by 30 Seconds to Mars. It was inspired by the Avatar Parallels tumblr blog, and the parallels shown in the video are done beautifully.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRQDFUl7e7k March Of The Titans]]'' uses clips from both ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', focusing in on the life of Robin (the Dick Grayson one, although the ''[=BtAS=]'' clips are of Tim Drake, the ''Teen Titans'' Robin is clearly Dick) using "Welcome to the Black Parade" by Music/MyChemicalRomance.
* Within the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom, these are commonly called [=PMVs=] (Pony Music Video). The fandom is as prolific with these as they are with every fanwork imaginable, but even then some rise above the flock.
** [[FanWorks/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Those with their own page are listed here]] while[[index]] [[WebAnimation/OtherFriendshipIsMagicFanVids others are listed here]].[[/index]]
* One fan of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5CcecFb4GE made an AMV]] using clips from the TV movie and the song New Divide by Linkin Park, depicting how Phineas felt used when he realized Perry was a secret agent.
** The same user made an AMV entitled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlcTC6mz-fg Mike Feels Like a Monster]], combining the song Monster by Skillet with clips from ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama Revenge of the Island]]'' to describe Mike's conflict with his evil alter ego.
* The iconic ''Sweet Victory'' sequence from ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' has been frequently re-edited to have Spongebob singing other awesome music, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkGxM6sUXZc Living on a Prayer]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/user/ChildhoodCreativity Childhood Creativity Studios]] is a channel dedicated to making [=CMVs=] using clips from various pieces of WesternAnimation (and the occasional WebAnimation, like ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''). The videos themselves vary in quality, especially when it comes to crossovers.

* Another early progenitor of the modern FanVid: ''Fighter Fling,'' created by none other than the F-14 Tomcat fighter squadrons of the '''[[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks United States Navy]]'''. That's right, even the hotshot ''Film/TopGun'' types were into this sort of thing! From 1989 to 2004 (when the Tomcat's retirement was announced), the squadrons would produce one long yearbook-like video of Tomcats and their crew acting badass or [[BunnyEarsLawyer Bunny-Eared]] set to whatever music was popular at the time. Every so often, clips or entire Fighter Fling videos appear on Website/YouTube, but as they are no less copyright violations than the average modern-day FanVid, they are often taken down due to DMCA.
** The final ''Fighter Fling'' produced in 2004 included a sendup of Music/VanHalen's "Right Now" music video, centered upon the final days of the F-14 Tomcat's service history.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL88V-_QQrQ This sequence]] from ''Fighter Fling'' 2004 says it all. You will never doubt the [[BunnyEarsLawyer quirkiness]] of the United States military ''ever again.''
* Footage of Hitler's army being deployed seems to fit well with Krook's March from Donkey Kong Country 2 [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QeNR9rY4Lk here]], as it does with John Williams' Imperial March [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1LFWONlP_k&feature=fvw here]].