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    Otakon 2018 AMV Theater Playlists

    2 Fast 4 Me. https://board.otakon.com/index.php?/topic/29142-otakon-2018-amv-contest-winners/
  2. This year, due to the early time for the screenings, turnout was less than expected, but we still tallied over 1,600 votes across 2 days. Every vote counted. No gerrymandering here. 2nd Place Trailer - Rider4Z - Cowboy:Bebop Fallout - “Mission:Impossible Fallout (theatrical trailer)” by Paramount Pictures - Cowboy Bebop 1st Place Trailer - Obsidian Zero - Manly Manly Models - “Zoolander (theatrical trailer)” by Paramount Pictures - various 2nd Place Drama/Serious - BleachShippu5678 - Let You Down - “Let You Down” by NF - A Silent Voice 1st Place Drama/Serious - Dragontamer - Blame - “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2nd Place Action - Tsunderbird Studios (Bimyou) - A Real Hero - “The Last of The Real Ones” by Fall Out Boy - My Hero Academia, Your Name 1st Place Action - SSGWNBTD - The Unforecasted Storm - “Brianstorm” by Arctic Monkeys - Kizumonogatari I, Kizumonogatari II, Kizumonogatari III 2nd Place Romance/Sentimental - alchemyminiAMV - Lily Blossom - “She Keeps Me Warm” by Mary Lambert - Asagao to Kase-san 1st Place Romance/Sentimental - Kazemon15 - Changing the World to Be Ours - “Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron and Zendaya - Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Place Upbeat/Dance - PerkyPastry - Mukosei kara Hiro e - “Zero to Hero” by Hercules Chorus (Disney’s Hercules Soundtrack) - My Hero Academia 1st Place Upbeat/Dance and Vic's Pick (Coordinator's Choice) - Kireblue - Technicolor Dreamer - “Black & White” by Todrick Hall feat. Superfruit - Little Witch Academia 2nd Place Comedy/Parody - CPT Kawaii - Godzilla - “Godzilla” by Kesha - My Love Story!! 1st Place Comedy/Parody - Aly-san - Which One of Us - “The Decision” by Ninja Sex Party - Samurai Champloo Best Non-Finalist - Studio Hawk - Take Your Heart, Otakon - "Tous Les Memes" by Stromae - various Best in Show - PaNTSU oF d00m - Literary Love - “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” by Nathan Lane, Joseph Williams, Ernie Sabella, Sally Dworsky, Kristle Edwards - Daily Lives of High School Boys Iron Editor - BecauseImBored1
  3. Here are the playlists for the events ran in AMV Theater at Otakon 2018. Some of them might not be accurate since the playlists could have been further tweaked on-site, and we usually don't save them post-event since we'd never need to load them again. I am not posting playlists for events that weren't hosted by AMV Theater staff, even if I have access to them. That will be up to the presenters as to whether or not they want to post their lists. AMV CONTEST ----------- Obsidian Zero - Manly Manly Models Fatal Editz - DBZ Infinity War somaticjester - Your Name 76 Opner - Tohru shorisquared - U.A. High Rider4Z - Cowboy Bebop Fallout Speedy180 - Outlawz of the Galaxy vol.2 DAPSEpako - Destiny MadMegatax - Through the Stained Glass BecauseImBored1 - Baseless DopplerDo - Deep Blue BleachShippu5678 - Let You Down AngelMaeVictory - Glorious dragontamer - Blame Tsunderbird Studios (Bimyou) - A Real Hero SSGWNBTD - The Unforecasted Storm Spartan Media Productions - Short in the System Ramen Noodle Productions - Pink Streak JanikaChan and Trenzilla - Spill this Blood TheDestineeAMV - Eternity Shin - Sour Diesel Cosmic Cuttlefish - Take On Flip Flapping Rybicka AMV - Soul Mate alchemyminiAMV - Lily Blossom Pixelblended Studios (Xophilarus) - Youth in Motion Kazemon15 - Changing the World to Be Ours Mero-tachi Studios (Cirera & Kira) - Colored Lights Valter RCP - What Matters Is on the Inside Warlike Cygnet - Siete Metum Studio le Croc - Bananya Cat - Cuteness Overload PerkyPastry - Mukosei kara Hiro e Kireblue - Technicolor Dreamer GloryQuestor - New Star Aly-san - Which One of Us Mycathatesyou69 - One Trick Pony 3 PaNTSU oF d00m - Literary Love James Blond - ABWWTCODAMVDE ZephyrStar - Daydream Return CPT Kawaii - Godzilla AMV CONTEST NON-FINALISTS (probably not in order at this point) ------------------------- [Under The Box Productions] (Davis 51) - Redemption 0.00 [Under The Box Productions] (Krigen) - La Gobelet 888WolfStar - Gravity The Wind Rises Aquiline Studios (Cyanna) - Dueling Videos - Goode Ice Aquiline Studios (Scintilla) - Mitakihara Brian Auxier - Truth CamiChan19 - My Refuge Dandy - And I'm Feeling Cool DJ Jonny Blaze - Pray for Itachi, the True Hero EnQuatre - Not Quietly Erika Furudo - Initial D Evangelion Opening FOURth Day - Kill the Heathens GhetAMV - That One Volleyball Show Kap - Gundam Unicorn 1999 MalkyTop - Ichimatsu Learns Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mysunsai - A Thousand Words Pokechan - Everybody Wants to Rule the World Pwncakes42 - UA High Trailer ShadyMacro - Fly On Soltaru - Forever and Ever SpookyYuki - Hoshizora Studio Hawk - Take Your Heart Otakon TehPhoenix - Cracks TheMightyMic - A Cosmic Ballad Toon Addict Productions - The Road to Pompeii Tsunderbird Studios (Tsunderbird Seth) - Soc Muda xanniechan_ - My Hero Academia Game Edit LapuLapu - Diamond Sky ProjectTwinsAMV - Your Light TheAsian777 - Human Tsunderbird Studios (KeiichiFace) - 5318008 Arctic Tribe - Psycho Armed and Out of Medication Productions - Catsalibur BasharOfTheAges - Empandering Hearts Brad DeMoss - Ishafan Bry_ - Maple Leaves Casual-Swimmer - The Power and Fury Chris Eng - To Yamcha with Love Cneq - Kekkai Sensen - Lonely drewaconclusion - Frigida Mortis Elv - Holy Grail War EmberFox - Rule the World Erik Heckert - Tokyo Ghoul Survivor FT - Hear My Heart Grocerystorephobic - Dream Sweet In Sea Major Haley - Lucy's Path of Growth Heshan - Unfulfilled Dream Hip Hop Anime - We Got It Going On Ikuna - Magic Garden JakeWhyman - FLCL Robot Stop King Redeem - Silver Needle Lelani - Conversations with Death luvluna - Persevere MiraKayla - BCW narujun - The Sky Descended NepNep - Champion Nuke - Giants Otaku Lounge Productions - Synced Together Again Pasta Sauce Productions - Don't Doubt It Pikapwn - Zero to Onion RockAndCedar Studios - Real Friends rydencyborg - Mighty Morphin Gundam Wing SaminatorDavis - This Is Violet Evergarden SeanPNG - Might of Horus The Universal Donor - Hostage Tsunderbird Studios (PieandBeer) - 100% Salt Zandersen - Spend My Life Zane Kordich - Rocks Off AMV SING-ALONG -------------- Original Pokemon Intro King Naruto NightHawk - Be A Man Fullmetal's Back DSP - Disney in D(wchang) Minor K-type - Hale's Mom Beast of Ikebukuro Scintilla - And Now, a Word From Our Sponsors Pwolf & Ileia - Hold on to that Feeling SuperJujuAwesome - Let It Let It Chopper AMV Hell 3 Clean Ending Multifaceted Romance Just Funkin' Dandy Waldo's Magic Ink - Come Sail Away AMVS AFTER DARK --------------- Juke Kisaragi - How to Flip the Bird Kevmaster - Dive In MrPilk - HUMP DAY!! Taite - Eighty-Six Sailor Death - suicidal-tendencies jt_x - I ****** Your Girlfriend Last Night DMRA - Down With The Sickness Cenit - No More Mercy Compbros - Makes me Thirsty drewaconclusion - Frigida Mortis LuciInTheSkyAMVs - Prisoners of Lust Cenit - No Mercy Tsunderbird Studios (Amaterasu) - Krispy Kreme Nanamix - Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke Wo Shekai AMVs - Revy's Rap jt_x - Happy JMI Productions - Staring Down the Barrel JMI Productions - J*** Vids for Cash Name & Address Withheld by Request - Get Off AMV4000 - Uncle Pro Project Kitsuner - Sesame Street's Red Light District Lizard Dante - HOT L Mirkosp - Dedicated to AMV Sailor Death Productions - The Loophole haunter103 - Ecchi Vaudeville drewaconclusion - Snow Blower THE BEST OF BALTIMORE (DRAMA) ----------------------------- Cousin& I Productions - Searching HurQlez03 - Evangelion - Numb Black Sun Productions - Nightmare AuN Studios - Hinamori's Story Kusoyaro Productions - Ves-'ka Gankutsuou Hidama Productions - Break the Chain ritabuuk - To Dream Again Meri & Mike 'VegettoEX' LaBrie - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked EimiJ7 - Deceiver RAWdangers - The Ballad of a Dog Anicsi - If I Never SeasonsFX - Fighter Red Drabaz - When I See You Again Trenzilla - Death in Eden COMEDY AMVS ----------- TalkSkatingToMe BasharOfTheAges - AMV(&humor) tsu - 50 Ways for Your Partner to Die Mycathatesyou69 & King Redeem - Dunces & Dragons drewaconclusion - In Digestion HalOfBorg - Me, Myself and Me Baka Oppai - Anime 404 shorisquared - 877-YENNOW MomtoCutiePia - Mr. Suave Aquiline Studios (Scintilla) - Gibberish in Motion TarageAMV - Cosplay Bargain Bin Cirera - Compliments Off Centered Productions - You Owe Me MycathatesyouAMV - 8th Grade Goober Syndrome LC_Lapen - Too Much of a Gin Thing GinaNelson - Stereotypical Party Filler DSP - Ask a Sennin Tsunami Jones - Thirst for Metal VegettoEX Meri - Obligatory EVA Trailer Out of the Closet Sean Thordsen - An Inspirational Message VivifxAMV - Ship Happens Zanzaben - Zombie Baby shorisquared - Spiralwalker King Redeem - One Horn Man Parodic Productions - Yup, Still Single l33tmeatwad & snapxynith - Evangelion 0.33 - Shinji Did (Not) Have Sex SSGWNBTD - Wonderful! COSPLAYMVS ---------- One Punch Man Saves London Super Comic Con 2016 Cosplay Video DRAGON CON 2017 COSPLAY SHOWCASE Anime Expo 2017 Attack on Titan Theme (Guren no Yumiya) - Violin - Taylor Davis Cosplay Music Videos - Eurogamer - Cosplay Music Video Cosplay Fever lip dub_ Let Me Entertain You Japan Weekend 2018 COSPLAY VIDEO Kylo-Ren Hates London Super Comic Con 2016 Cosplay Video WonderCon 2018 Cosplay Music Video Nerdy Stuff Taylor Swift - Shake It Off Parody Otakon 2017 Cosplay Music Video - Happy! 2016 World's Cosplay LoL Collab Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Video AWA 2013 - Cosplay Music Video - Ylvis - The Fox with lyrics Cosplay - A Happy Parody Thranduil Cosplay Music Video (Lady Gaga Parody) MEMORIES OF MARS ---------------- VicBond007 - Cowboy Bebop 007 Aluminum Studios - Larger than Life Ballad of a Space Cowboy Jamming with Edward More than Toast - Yesterday Mars Soul Meri & Mike 'VegettoEX' LaBrie - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked Innervision Kentaro - Ganymede Has A Whorehouse In It Vlad Pohnert - I Don't Wanna Be a Cowboy Cowboys of the Bebop E-Ko - Tainted Donuts Castor Troy - Dragon Bebop Z Premonition Studios - The Bounty Hunters Who Don't Do Anything IRON EDITOR ----------- Iron Editor - Otakon 2018 - Intro BecauseImBored1 - THROWBACK shorisquared - OVERWATCHMEN Iron Editor - Sakura-con 2018 - Intro Iron Editor - Sakura-con 2018 - Victoria Iron Editor - Sakura-con 2018 - Tasha Iron Editor - AWA 2017 - Intro Iron Editor - AWA 2017 - KireBlue Iron Editor - AWA 2017 - Xophilarus Iron Editor - Momocon 2018 - Intro Iron Editor - Momocon 2018 - Lord Rae Iron Editor - Momocon 2018 - BioticAMVs Koop - Perception Neo Eva - Questionable Gender JMI Productions - No One's Laughing Brakus Media - Onizuka's Boys Ronald Ladao - Without GTO Mad Rush Studios - Testing the Future jankenpyon Altechan - Lord of the Yen Trilogy Gambitt - Some Girls Like Crack AntaresHeart07 - Heavy Mad Hatter Douggie - Senpai Says Sean Thordsen - Katamari Cromartie cromartiedansen NightHawk - Be A Man Original Pokemon Intro Pwolf & Ileia - Hold on to that Feeling SuperJujuAwesome - Let It Let It Chopper Studio Hybrid - Code Monkey Suberunker Studeosh - Football StudioKZ - Burning Fashion Jani Kauppila - She-Man and the Masters of the Azuverse DSP - Fanboy Agony RANDOM AMVS ----------- alexmichur00 - The Beat Will Continue until Morale Improves Armed and Out of Medication Productions - Otaku Beach Avalon Blade Works - Fate Eternal Inferno Bloody Wheels Productions - Can You Hear It Brakus Media - Earth's Last Hope Celia Phantomhive - Mahoupocalypse CornDog VidVids - LipBomb Davis 51 (Under The Box Productions) - H2Otakon! Galia & Kitty - M.A. Tsuri Gundam Style Haruhigelion Hidama Productions - Melancholy Initec Studios - Stand Out JMI Productions - Tribute to a Loner Jump Cut Productions - Shut Up and Ride katie k - When You Were Young Kazemon15 - Shattered Rozes lovinyoujacksparrow2 - Mirrors moonbunnychan - Be Your Girl Nightmistress85 - Let's Rock! NoglasticNinja - Metal Gear Waifu V One Winged Angel Productions - Haruhi Suzumiya vs the World (of Anime) Parodic Productions - Squid Girl Is Metal SatoshiSakura - Catch You Catch Me If You Can VicBond007 - Shining Collection Xophilarus (PixelBlended Studios) - Swivel Waldo's Magic Ink - Come Sail Away
  4. Creators can pick them up from Programming Ops (WEWCC 209). You may need to bring some form of ID so they can verify that you're you.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw5jkAHgME
  6. Less than a week to go until the AMV Contest deadline. I know y'all aren't waiting 'till the last minute! :)
  7. If there's a problem with any of the content, you'll usually have a few days to clean it up. In the past, we've sent the finalists for legal review letting them know "we're already aware that these specific scenes are likely a problem and we've already reached out to the creator to fix them, so pretend they're not there". This isn't an extension to re-edit your video. We have your original and as tempting as it is to tighten things up and fine tune scenes, if your video gets to this point, your grace period is just to replace anything that we specifically point out. There have been some exceptions though. If every scene in your video has different TV watermarks, at that point you're just blatantly ignoring the rules and you don't get a chance to fix it. A little slip-up here and there, or scenes of questionable, personal judgement, fine, but if there's no saving your entry, you don't get a "second" chance, so don't deliberately paste naughty-bits on every frame of video hoping that I give you a bonus week to edit :)
  8. Send it in early. If I think it's too much and will never pass pre-screenings, then I'll let you know and you'll have plenty of time to correct it. If I think it's fine, but it still doesn't pass pre-screenings because of something subjective, then you'll have a short window to make changes. I will never fail a video for something subjective like "too violent" without giving the creator a chance to clean it up. Nobody should be punished for something that is up to interpretation. Now, if the rules say "no subtitles" and you have subtitles, and you submit your video at the last minute, then I can't help you there. No mercy from me if you submit something that blatantly violates the rules at the last minute
  9. AMV CONTEST INFO We received 112 entries this year. Deliberations were fierce, but here are the finalists...and everyone else for that matter. Only listing the studio names in case the creators want to keep their entries a secret. It's not required to, though, so chat away. All entrants that are not disqualified are entitled to 3 creator ribbons (for yourself and 2 friends). These ribbons give you access to priority seating in both rooms for the Friday and Saturday AMV Contest screenings, as well as priority seating for the AMV Contest Awards presentation. Priority seating means that you can skip the line for these events, and your row is reserved. These are not Otakon memberships, you still need to have an Otakon membership to attend. There were several videos we know won awards prior to the award deadline, but we determined that those awards were not "major" enough to warrant cutting said videos. Lest anyone think that I'm playing favorites, I'm not. There was literally a video about boobs that I had to cut due to it winning "Best Comedy" elsewhere. It was a very sad day. The awards rule isn't designed to cut as many videos as we can. I get no joy from removing our best entries, but it's the best way that we have right now to find the middle ground between "every other contest" and "NO HUMAN EYES CAN EVER HAVE BEEN LAID UPON THIS VIDEO UNTIL THE CON". If you won a major award yet somehow survived the culling, congrats. You beat the system. No takebacks. AMV Contest FINALISTS alchemyminiAMV Aly-san AngelMaeVictory BecauseImBored1 BleachShippu5678 Cosmic Cuttlefish CPT Kawaii DAPSEpako DopplerDo Dragontamer Fatal Editz GloryQuestor James Blond JanikaChan & Trenzilla Kazemon15 Kireblue MadMegatax Merō-tachi Studios (Cirera & Kira) Mycathatesyou69 Obsidian Zero Opner PaNTSU oF d00m PerkyPastry Pixelblended Studios (Xophilarus) Ramen Noodle Productions Rider4Z Rybicka AMV Shin shorisquared somaticjester Spartan Media Productions Speedy180 SSGWNBTD Studio le Croc TheDestineeAMV Tsunderbird Studios (Bimyou) Valter RCP Warlike Cygnet ZephyrStar AMV Contest NON-FINALISTS 'Kap "Chosen" Productions [Under The Box Productions] (Davis 51) [Under The Box Productions] (Krigen) 888WolfStar Aquiline Studios (Cyanna) Aquiline Studios (Scintilla) Arctic Tribe Armed and Out of Medication Productions BasharOfTheAges Brad DeMoss Brian Auxier Bry__ CamiChan19 Casual-Swimmer Chris Eng Cneq Dandy DJ Jonny Blaze drewaconclusion Elv EmberFox EnQuatre Erik Heckert Erika Furudo FOURth Day FT GhetAMV Grocerystorephobic Haley Heshan Hip Hop Anime Ikuna JakeWhyman King Redeem Lelani luvluna MalkyTop MiraKayla Mysunsai narujun NepNep Nuke Otaku Lounge Productions Pasta Sauce Productions Pikapwn Pokechan Pwncakes42 RockAndCedar Studios rydencyborg SaminatorDavis Sean.PNG ShadyMacro Soltaru SpookyYuki Studio Hawk TehPhoenix The Universal Donor TheMightyMic Toon Addict Productions Tsunderbird Studios (PieAndBeer) Tsunderbird Studios (Tsunderbird Seth) xanniechan_ Zandersen Zane Kordich Too Good for Otakon (major award winners) LapuLapu - Best in Show - ACen 2018 ProjectTwinsAMV - Best Romance - Con-Nichiwa 2018 TheAsian777 - Best Drama - Anime Detour 2018 Tsunderbird Studios (Keiichiface) - Best Comedy - MTAC 2018 Disqualified CrystalMoon7290 hadez Widiot Studios AMV Contest Rules Official AMV Contest rules are here: https://www.otakon.com/activities/amv-contest/ We are open for submissions RIGHT NOW. If the rules change, and suddenly your submitted video would not be compliant with them, you will be given ample time to make corrections as necessary. Two significant changes this year: 1) We will accept entries that were sent in on a previous year, yet did not make the final cut. Always have, ever since I started running the contest. What has changed this year is that if the same video has been featured as a non-finalist more than twice already, it will be disqualified. For example, if you sent us a video in 2015, it did not make finals, you sent us the same video (or a recut version of the same video) in 2017 (it took you two years to clean it up, can't rush perfection!), and that too did not make the final cut, if you send us the same video (or recut version of the same video) in 2018, it will be disqualified. This is to prevent people from sending the same entry year after year, just to score a reserved seat. 2) We will accept download links to your video this year. Please be CERTAIN that your video is ready to download when you submit your form. Do not submit your form 3 months early, and then change your video the day of the deadline and ask us to re-download it. The submission form has been updated with a line to provide a download link. Providing a link is optional. Tradition FTP/snail mail services are still offered. AMV Theater It's back. Same location as last year (WEWCC 144ABC).
  10. =========== OTAKON INFO =========== Game-time folks! Here's the important stuff! AMV Contest Times ------------------- Friday 4:30PM - 7:00PM Saturday 4:00PM-6:30PM Sunday 9:00AM-11:00AM All 3 screenings are in Video 1, which is Hall A in the BCC. The Sunday screening is an encore screening and there will be no voting then. The contest runs 2 hours and 2 minutes. The last half-hour on Friday and Saturday is to give the room time to empty out. Please be advised that during the Friday and Saturday screenings we will be packed to capacity. If you don't get in line early enough, you may unfortunately be turned away. Also, since we will be packed like sardines, if you have to leave the room for any reason, you will not be permitted re-entry. There are bathrooms and water fountains inside the theater, so please plan accordingly. AMV Non-Finalists (Overflow) Times ---------------------------------- Friday 9:00AM-11:00AM Saturday 9:00AM-10:00AM We have 5 hours worth of non-finalists but only 3 hours to show them in due to too much awesome being on the schedule this year. The playlist will be arranged differently this year. We took the top 3 hours of non-finalists based on their prescreening score, randomized them, and moved them to the top of the playlist. IF YOU ARE AT AN OVERFLOW SCREENING AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR VIDEO IS PLAYED, PLEASE COME BEHIND THE CURTAIN AND REQUEST IT! We will bump your video to the top of the playlist if it hasn't already been played, regardless of where it "placed" during pre-screenings. We want to give priority to the creators in attendance, but some people have picked up on this and started indicating on their submission form that they would be at Otakon, when they never showed up. This is the best way that I could come up with to ensure a good show and make sure that everyone gets to see their work. AMV Creator Badges -------------------- If you entered the Otakon AMV Contest and didn't get disqualified (non-finalists are safe!) then you are eligible for special creator badges. Each creator gets 3 badges for them or their friends, and the badge allows the wearer to skip the line for the AMV Contest and get seated in the good seats. To make sure that you get a seat, please show up no later than 15 minutes before the AMV contest starts, or we will give away what's left of the reserved seats to the public. AMV Creator Badge Pickup -------------------------- You may pick up your creator badges in room 312 in the BCC. There should be a sign outside that says "AMV Ops". The room will be open to the public at the following times: Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM Friday 7:00PM-9:00PM Saturday 10:00AM-noon There will also be a sign posted outside of Video 1 with this information. Iron Editor and AMV Awards --------------------------- Iron Editor is set to take place from 7:30PM-10:30PM on Saturday in Panel 5. This room is in the Hilton, one of the hotels connected to the BCC. We will play the winners of the AMV contest throughout the duration of Iron Editor and present the winners in attendance with their trophies and swag. =============== OTAKON FINALISTS =============== I will only be listing the studios that made the finals. If the studio wants to reveal what video they sent in, then they may do so. If they want to keep it a surprise, more power to 'em AimoAio alexmichur00 AngelDragoon Anicsi BecauseImBored1 Camichan19 Centurione CityLightSumerNights CorsairAMV DJ Crocker drewaconclusion E-Designs GhetAMV GuntherAMVs Hagaren Viper Iron Solari Kazemon15 KushiiSmiles Kyssifur KyuuYuKi LC_Lapen Lone Wolves Productions Lussuriioso Machina21 MycathatesyouAMV Nightmistress85 One-Winged Angel Productions Parodic Productions PieandBeer PixelBlended Studios Re-Evolution (Cassie) Rider4Z SelfishPromise Shin Studio Hawk Studios in Technicolor SVProductions Syliyn Xophilarus ============================= OTAKON PRE-SCREENING TIDBITS ============================ So we had an Otakon pre-screening. 15 judges. 138 videos. 2 trash bags worth of beer. 2,070 votes later, the finalists are decided. Compared them to all of the winners of all the other 2013 cons thus far. Surprisingly, there were a lot of "trolls", but none of them even qualified for Otakon finals (yet) so no conflicts there. ============= OLD NEWS ============= Hi all. The Otakon deadline is passed and all entries have been collected. The next step is to decide which videos move on to the final competition. If you have nothing else to do on July 6th, there is limited seating still available for you to help decide the contest finalists! Otakon pre-screenings are going to start at 11AM Saturday July 6th. If you want to come earlier and stay later, that's fine too since we're making a weekend event out of it, though the actual video-watching will only occur on Saturday. The location is in Sicklerville, NJ. PM me for more details. ------------------------- Due to AnimeUSA moving to September, I will be accepting submissions to both Otakon and AnimeUSA simultaneously. This introduces a few new moving parts but also makes a few things easier as well. The official rules for both cons are up and viewable at this address: http://vicbond007.net/2013_rules/ They are also linked to by their respective conventions. FTP is operational at this time. any downtime will be announced on the rules page. The submission process now allows you to use 1 form to send your video to two conventions at once, but this comes with extra stipulations so please be sure to read the new rules very carefully. Submissions ARE CLOSED FOR OTAKON. FTP deadline for Otakon was 1AM EST 6/17. The mailing deadline was 6/16.
  11. The issue with Madoka is it was this year's hot show, and each video on its own was stellar. It would have been unfair to dump high scoring videos just because someone else used the same show. We did joke about making a Madoka category.
  12. Post what you liked and what you didn't. Get responses and stuff!
  13. Bump for pre-screening information.
  14. Hi renji, Sorry I did not reply sooner. Never could get the BB to e-mail me when stuff is replied to. Either display format is fine. 720x480 16:9 mpeg2 is how we are screening the contest, but if your entry is 848x480 (or 854x480, 6 of one, half dozen of another) you can send that instead. Words are fine, so long as they're not just "there" because that's what was on screen at the time. If they work WITH your video, then by all means go ahead. We don't actually have a "no subtitle" hard-rule, but we do have a "if we see fansubs flashing around on screen just because they're in ye-olde-stolen footage, then it will get downvoted out of the contest" rule.
  15. AMV CONTEST WINNERS 1st Place: Trailer - snapxynith - Fanservicables 2 2nd Place: Trailer - kireblue - Another Destination 1st Place: Dramatic/Serious - RAWdangers - The Ballad of a Dog 2nd Place: Dramatic/Serious - Shin -Magic Eye 1st Place: Action - BecauseImBored1 - Teenagerrrs!! 2nd Place: Action - irriadin - Put Ya Guns On! 1st Place: Romance/Sentimental - EimiJ7 - Matchmaker 2nd Place: Romance/Sentimental - Nipahcha - Come Home 1st Place: Upbeat/Dance - Pacotacoshell - The Sunlit March 2nd Place: Upbeat/Dance - Jump Cut Productions - Shut Up and Ride 1st Place: Comedy - l33tmeatwad - Mother's Day Special 2nd Place: Comedy - Parodic Productions - Squid Girl is Metal Vic's Pick - Eternal Voice Studios - Starcraft Best Overflow - Brakus Media - Yer Guns, Put Them On New Iron Editor Champion - Shin Best in Show - VivifxAMV - Ponynote (Submitted under the name "When Fandoms Collide...") -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm :: VIDEO 1 :: AMV Overflow Friday 7:00pm - 9:30pm :: VIDEO 1 :: AMV Contest (This screening has 1 hour for seating from 6:00-7:00. There will be a room clear prior to seating. From 9:30-10:00 there is seating for Fan Parodies, but there is not a room clear.) Saturday 9:00am - noon :: VIDEO 1 :: AMV Overflow part deux (we'll show EVERYTHING that wasn't shown at the first overflow, plus the troll videos again since we "only" have 5:40 worth of overflow content.) Saturday 3:00pm - 5:30pm :: VIDEO 1 :: AMV Contest (This screening has 1 hour for seating from 2:00-3:00. There will be a room clear prior to seating. From 5:30-6:00 there is seating for Battle Royale and since they will be checking 18+ wristbands, this will also entail a room clear.) Saturday 6:30pm - 9:30pm :: PANEL 1 :: Iron Editor/AMV Contest Award Ceremony Sunday 9:00am - 11:30am :: VIDEO 1 :: AMV Contest Encore Presentation (As this is a no-voting screening, there will not be a room clear/seating block before or afterwards) Overflow Info "Overflow" is where we show all of the entries that were not outright disqualified, but also did not make the final cut. We intend to show everyone's video once, and we have enough time this year to do so (thanks Jim!). Right now the playlist is set up in alphabetical order by studio name, but BY ALL MEANS if you have an entry in Overflow, pay a visit to the man behind the curtain and we'll bump your video to the top of the playlist. L33t-Seat Badge Info If you submitted a video to the contest and DID NOT get disqualified, then you and 2 friends are eligible for special supplementary badges. These badges are NOT replacements for paid Otakon membership badges. These badges allow you to sit in the really good reserved rows, and allow you to skip the line and walk right into the theater. We do ask that you show up AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE CONTEST STARTS or else we will give away any unclaimed "special" seats. They are only good for the Friday and Saturday AMV Contest screening as these are the only two AMV events that have a line (and they work for both days if you want to come twice!). If your video was categorized as a "troll" then that is still not disqualified, and you are still eligible for badges. To pick up your badges, the creator themselves must visit room 312 in the BCC at one of thes scheduled times: Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday 9:30pm - 11:30pm Saturday noon - 1:30pm I will also try to have them on-hand during the overflow screenings. AMV Contest Finalists Asylum Studios - One Wish BecauseImBored1 - Teenagerrrs!! Brad DeMoss - Men Cousin of Sparda - Seeing Red diegao94 - Erien Dragon/Roy - A Kiss Goodnight Dragontamer5788 - Angelic Tribute EimiJ7 - Matchmaker Eternal Voice Studios - Starcraft Galia & Kitty - In Terminis irriadin - Put Ya Guns On! JudgeHolden - Haters Gonna Hate Jump Cut Productions - Shut Up and Ride Kiarrens - King of Knights kireblue - Another Destination KushiiSmiles - Living Legends l33tmeatwad - Mother's Day Special Magicflier - Turning the Tables milkmandan - Save the World Nicole Parker - PonPon Nipahcha - Come Home One-Winged Angel Productions - Search & Destroy Pacotacoshell - The Sunlit March Parodic Productions - Squid Girl Is Metal Pockying - Never Love Again RAWdangers - The Ballad of a Dog Rendakor - Ladyboy Chainsaw Screaming Insomniac - Chosen Shin - Magic Eye snapxynith - Fanservicables 2 StarTrinity009 - Eden Me Baby Tsunami Pictures - The Contractor VivifxAMV - When Fandoms Collide Warlike Swans - Tollkirsche Whispers Reloaded - Spell Dwellers xDreww - Caged zibbazabba905 - kyubeystwood Troll List drewaconclusion - She Loves That Rock and Roll DriftRoot - The Kingdom of L.F.S. Random Destination Studios - Naruto Ball Z Shippuden - Heroes Come Back RiderG - Bending Inferno Two Frame Studios - Gurren Feeling Non-Finalists [key]Scarlet - Renegade (still running) Achiita - Off the Edge AimoAio - Tales Alexmichur00 - Best of Friends Ankar - Enemy Advantage! Armed and Out of Medication Productions - Furinkan Stalker Arschel Morell - Haruhi Suzumiya - The Streets of Philadelphia AuN Studios - Can't Be Tamed Axelstar - Dai-Gurren Basterds BasharOfTheAges (Shin-Ei Gumi) - Madness Quota Bebop0083 - Pray for a Sign Brakus Media - Yer Guns, Put Them On Brian Evans - ENKA.M.V. Cemocan - The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (Evangelion AMV) CityLightSummerNights - Cheers to This Cloudsofsand - Somebody I Used to Know Comet Princess Productions - Everything Motoko's Not Cory Lynn Sutton - Soul-Fusion [ Shaman King Amv ] Counterinsurgency - The Bird and the Worm Daitenism - A Beauty that Never Fades Dan Seiter - Steins;Gate - Shot in the Dark Daniel Carlin-Weber - Reaching My Threshold Daramue - Say Goodbye to the Light Dean Seirafi - I Want It That Way DiscoVader Productions - A Long Road to the Redline Distance - Rainfall Dr. Phanthasy - Loved at Last Dragonofblu - The End Dreamscope Studios - Thoughts of Life drewaconclusion - She Loves That Rock and Roll eh-designs ( - Erik Heckert - ) - Lelouch Holmes - The Zero Requiem Eternal Voice Studios - How Harima (Somehow) Stole Christmas Eyes of Tomorrow - Let It Go GuntherAMVs - The New Avengers Hikaru2322 - Sayaka's Fall Imagine - Tenshi Has Been Modified imp4ever - The Girl with the Mystic Eyes JanAnimE Productions - Rebirth of a Dream Jiba Dojo - Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body Josh Lord - Bridge to the Sky KT - The Nature of Homura KyuuYuKi - Reunite Without Fail LiloScaries - Alive Tonight LucarioRose24 - Louder Than Ever Luminaire - Starships Were Meant to Pierce the Heavens Lussuriioso - The Good Guys! Mike Hudak - Too Strong to Lose Miracle Falcon - My Own Personal AMV Hell moonbunnychan - To Be Human Mr. Fergus - Grave of Little Talks MycathatesyouAMV - DeezNutz nihilant01 - Domine PhoenixKAP - ROAR ROAR ROAR PinkHearter13 - A Girl Like You Project Air - Premonition RADX888 - Guilty Dreams ReggieSmalls - Put It On Reversed Studios (Chiikaboom) - Strut robodevil - Lightning Strikes Roien Productions - High School of the Dead, This Is My Love Ryan L Hess - Love Daikon SatoshiSakura - Wish SeyonoReyone - Blame It on the Anime Shonen Jidai - Girl Meets Alchemy Slaughterism - Whatever It Takes SoSori - Only Seventeen Spadio Studio - That Same Small Town SSGWNBTD - A Cast of Hawks Studio Hybrid - Under the Radar SuperJujuAwesome - Forget Daioh Syliyn - Bro Eater Symphonia252 - Going Insane Tahno's Private Lessons - Who We Are Terri Leigh - Afterlife Truffle Pig Studios - Riot!! Tsukiryu - Darkrai's Crumbling World Under The Box Productions (Davis 51) - Batou: A User's Manual Under The Box Productions (Krigen) - Lost Samurai wildfireforums.com - Just in Time WizardOfCeles - Perfect Submarine yuki916 - Lock On Gundam Yuna101 - Yuna's Breath of Life Zaiyei - Little Perfection Zandersen - The Flower We Saw Round Here Zanzaben - Gaston Zatanna - The Good Life Disqualified List DMRA - American Psycho Magical*Studios - Demon's Fate Patoo64 - Blah Blah Blah Yazzy Bear - Too Close New News that Will Soon Be Old Prescreening Info Calling all people who have nothing better to do on a Saturday! If you can drag yourself to Philadelphia PA by 11AM 6/23/2012, you get to help pick the finalists for the AMV contest! Yes, you will have to watch every video, you don't just get to pop in, upvote your own entry, and leave. This is real work. If you're interested, PM "chaeseco", 'cuz it's his house. DRAGGED INTO THE 21ST CENTURY, KICKING AND SCREAMING Due to powers beyond my control, the AMV contest will be screened in WIDESCREEN this year. This means that despite what we've been doing for the past 20 years, if at all possible, you should NOT letterbox your footage ahead of time. Any AMVs that we receive pre-letterboxed, will be scaled up slightly so that the video doesn't have black bars on all 4 sides. I have NO problem doing this for you, so please, if your source footage has been pre-letterboxed, by all means, send what you have! If your source is natively 16x9, then send that. If your source is 4x3, we will play it in the center of the screen, no DragonBox style cropping will be performed on 4:3 videos. If you're still confused, consult this image: Note that the dark grey area represents the screen that the video will be projected on. I will be updating the official and unofficial rules ASAP. More Stuff 'sup folks. I'm back for more fun, more abuse, and more fun abuse! The official rules are posted here: http://www.otakon.com/events_amv.asp We are accepting entries at this time. Entries that were submitted prior to the rules being officially posted, will be looked at shortly. The major changes this year are: 1) I added a new rule prohibiting the use of your song/trailer's original music video/trailer footage, in your own AMV. It's subject to interpretation, but it'd generally be a good idea to avoid using the original music video as source footage in your own. It can very easily lead to us getting "teh sued". If you HAVE to use portions of the original music video, you can PROBABLY get around this limitation by applying a heavy video filter or two to the footage so that it is different enough from the original, though this is still open to Ota-lawyer's interpretation. 2) We ARE aware that Anime Next takes place on our deadline weekend, so videos that win their first major award at Anime Next, are exempt from the anti-trolling rule, as prohibiting those entries would go against the spirit of the rule. I'll answer questions and things in this thread, and this first post will level-up over time to include updates about AMV-Contest-like-events going on at Otakon 2012.