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  1. AMV CONTEST FINALISTS Now That's What I Call Drama! (vol. 12) Congratulations to the finalists for the 2019 AMV Contest. May the odds be ever in your favor! AngelMaeVictory AntaresHeart07 Aquiline Studios: Cyanna BecauseImBored1 BioticAMVs BleachShippu5678 Cameron Combe Cirera & Nugettochan DopplerDo Dragontamer5788 hamstar138 JMI Productions Kent Clark Kirbygal lovinyoujacksparrow2 Maboroshi Studio MadMegatax MinetChan Mycathatesyou69 Nekokitkat Nuke Oscar AMV PerkyPastry Pixelblended Studios (EnQuatre) Pixelblended Studios (Xophilarus) Rider4Z Sean.PNG ShinAMV shorisquared SilverEchoAMVs Soltaru Spits & Giggles Studio TheDestineeAMV Under The Box Productions (Krigen) UnluckyArtist Zeeruy AMV Contest Non-Finalists Akuda Aly-san Andrea Apuzzio Annieamvs Ayesha Basedimouto blueshiftofdeath Bry__ Captain Drew carmelaxkawaii Cassandra Wood Casual-swimmer Copycat_Revolver Deejaythink with James Farlow DivineAMV DoctorAn1me AMV Dragon Girl Sam drewaconclusion Elixir EmberFox Erik Heckert Espresso Yourself FullmetalGirl Gwendolyn Wood Jason Wong Jerry Li Jurious Kazemon15 Kireblue Lennon Productions MapleMAD MarieJo's AMVs Mm Durjoe Mysunsai NATALEO Neene95 Opner PaNTSU oF d00m Peppermint Grinder PieandBeer Pikapwn Pokechan ProjectTwinsAMV Prostrate Constantly Pwncakes42 Ramen Noodle Productions Rei-chan RogeDogeLan rogueintellectproductions sacredfoxphoenix Sephiroth ShadyMacro Shinjles ShizayaFanart Silent Hero Studios Speedy180 SpookyYuki Steve Gearhart Sutton Productions TeamKultzow Teriyaki Toon Addict Productions Troubleclef Tsunderbird Studios (KeiichiFace) Tsunderbird Studios (Tsunderbird Seth) TwigglyFiggly Under The Box Productions (Davis 51) VioletOleander731 AMV Contest: What Now? First, congratulations on nobody getting outright disqualified this year! I only listed the studio names in case anyone wants their entry to remain a secret. Secrecy is NOT mandatory! Also, to preserve anonymity for those that want it, I'm not announcing who was moved to "non-finalist" due to our "no previous winners" rule, as that would give them away. We only had a few, but given the drama that's happening "elsewhere", I tried to make extra certain that we were sticking to our rules, to the point where I was actually comparing source lists from other cons to see of people submitted potential finalists elsewhere, under different titles. I want to be exceptionally clear, I look for any excuse possible to NOT penalize a video! The spirit of that rule has always been to remove the videos that sweep contests across the country, to ensure that Otakon's contest is unique. It is not an excuse to smash the "X" and move on to the next act. This year is no exception to previous years. We have an outstanding show that I can't wait to share, and we only got to this point thanks to each and every artist who submitted! Official Otakon 2019 Schedule (subject to change): https://hiroko.otakon.com/events_schedule.asp AMV Contest Pre-screenings AMV Contest entries will be evaluated on 6/29. As of right now, this event is full, as 13 people are about as many as I can fit in my living room without it bursting. We will then send the proposed finalists off to our legal department for final approval, before announcing them. You'll know when we know. AMV Contest Entrant Ribbons If you sent a video to the 2019 AMV contest and it wasn't DISQUALIFIED (being a non-finalist is NOT a disqualification), then you are entitled to 3 ribbons that allow you to skip the line for all AMV contest screenings, and access reserved seats at all AMV contest screenings. Each ribbon is good for the entire weekend. You get 3 so that you can still hang out with your friends, or make some new ones. These ribbons are distributed in PROGRAMMING OPS (though AMV Theater will have a few available). AMV Contest Screenings and Lines The AMV Contest is being simulcast in AMV Theater on both Friday and Saturday. There is no room clear before the simulcast, so if there is room, please come in! The AMV Contest screenings in Featured Events WILL have a line. For Friday's screening, the doors open 45 minutes prior to the event. I believe that they will be clearing the room after the previous event as it costs us money to leave the room open, regardless of whether there's content running or not. For Saturday's screening, there is a room clear during the prior event, and we will start seating 45 minutes prior to the screening. AMV Contest Winners The winners will be announced in Featured Events this year. Doors will open 1 hour prior. This is our first year trying this, so we're not sure if there will be a line, or if the room will fill. Fan Produced Videos AKA: Fan Parodies We're bringing it back. This year we're keeping it mostly short-form, since we only had room for 2x 1 hour blocks, but we will be showing Evangelion ReDeath on Saturday as part of the block, so that there won't be riots. Neither block will require an 18+ wristband, but because of the language, viewer discretion is very advised. If you're up at 11:30pm, you're probably old enough to hear this stuff, but you've been warned. Iron Editor Kind of let the cat out of the bag early on this one, but Pikapwn will be facing off against PaNTSu_oF_d00m. The theme is "Oops! All Butlers!" sources are: Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic Butlers x Battlers Ladies versus Butlers! Hayate the Combat Butler: Heaven is a Place on Earth Hellsing Ultimate AMV Sing-Along Getting people to participate for 45-60 minutes straight has proven to be a tough sell, so we pulled this event from the schedule and will instead put some of the "classics" into the Iron Editor entertainment, instead. AMV Theater Location Same room as last year (144A-C)
  2. =========== 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Post what you liked and what you didn't. Get responses and stuff!
  5. Bump for pre-screening information.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    First post updated with ballot and WINNING list.
  9. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    Is this still the right time, or does the currently posted schedule (I believe it says that it starts at 6:30) overrule? Thanks! The posted schedule is correct. It is 6:30 now.
  10. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    Rosario + Vampire is actually one of the shows I was considering, but I haven't found a good batch of episodes yet. Ironically, most of the vampire shows I've watched lately have *sunglasses* sucked.
  11. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    I can publish that after pre-screenings since we get quite a bunch that are "undecided" to start with. Okay, that would be nice. Thank you. Another question though. I have never went to Otakon before, this should be my first time, if all goes well. Does the AMV screenings have the AMV schedule in it?... or, is there any way at the con we will be able to have the schedule on hand, be it in a con book or something? If not, that is fine, but just curious here too. For the AMV contest, you'll be handed a ballot when you walk in that lists all of the finalists. For overflow, I don't publish a list of videos because that playlist is dynamic. We move things around based on which creators show up to which screening.
  12. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    I can publish that after pre-screenings since we get quite a bunch that are "undecided" to start with.
  13. VicBond007

    Otakon 2011 AMV Contest FAQ

    AMV CONTEST WINNERS Trailer/Parody: 1st Place - "Stupid AMV Title" by Lucia Studios Runner-Up - "DBGT: Taken" by One-Winged Angel Productions Drama/Serious: 1st Place - "Deceiver" by EimiJ7 Runner-Up - "Ready to Ignite" by BriNyaa Action: 1st Place - "Angels Made from Neon" by SSGWNBTD Runner-Up - "Your Perfect World" by irriadin Romance/Sentimental: 1st Place - "Maya and Company" by Kireblue Runner-Up - "Farewell, Satoshi Kon" by Under The Box Productions Upbeat/Dance: 1st Place - "AMV ja nai ka? (An Anime Music Squideo!)" by Aquiline Studios (Scintilla) Runner-Up - "Let's Rock!" by Nightmistress85 Comedy: 1st Place - "Evangelion 0.22 - Shinji does (Not) Mean Business" by Pixelblended Studios Runner-Up - "Ouran Host Club Welcomes You!" by Hagaren Viper Best in Show: "Evangelion 0.22 - Shinji does (Not) Mean Business" by Pixelblended Studios Vic's Pick: "A Glorious Dawn" by Studio Hybrid Iron Editor: Christopher Brown scores victory #2 ---------------------------------------- AMV Contest Ballot Due to legal difficulties, Trinity Studios - Something Beautiful was replaced by Bittersweet Temptation Studios - Without You, at the con. There was no time to reprint the ballot but we tried to make it as clear as possible that votes for video #19 would be applied to the replacement video, and yes, it did get some votes! TRIVIA CONTEST ALL UP IN HERE! Those of you who've attended the contest in 2009/2010 know that while we are seating everybody, we play trivia cards like you would see played before movies (you know, BEFORE theaters realized they could sell the spots for MORE COMMERCIALS instead!). Well, thinking is hard, so this year I'm going to bribe you fine folks to come up with some new hotness. Details are here: http://vicbond007.com/otakontrivia/rules.html TRIVIA DEADLINE IS CLOSED, DON'T SEND ME ANYTHING. JUSTIN DAVIS WON THE TRIVIA CONTEST. Overflow Info The overflow block is 9AM-noon on Sunday in Video 1. Overflow will screen videos that did not make the final contest, with priority given to those entries that were created by editors attending Otakon. Disqualified videos will be pushed to the bottom of the playlist. Videos DQ'd for objectionable content won't be played at all. Troll videos will be played at overflow. Traditionally the playlist is arranged alphabetically-by-creator, and if you approach me during the event and tell me your studio name, I'll bump your video to the top of the list. As of now we do not have sufficient time to screen everyone's entry. Creator's Badge Info Anyone who submitted a video that does not get disqualified is eligible for 3 "creator's passes". These are not Otakon memberships so you still have to buy your badge. These passes allow you to skip the line for the AMV contest (and boy what a line it is) and allows you to sit in the better-than-good seats with two of your friends. TO PICK UP YOUR COOL-KID CARDS: go to AMV Ops (BCC 312) at any of the following times: Friday 2:00-5:00pm Friday 9:30-11:30pm Saturday 11:00am-1:00pm Iron Editor Kiarrens is going up against reigning champ Christopher Brown. The theme is Vampires Suck. Scintilla will be hosting the event. It will be from 6:30-9:30PM in panel 1, wherever that is. IRON EDITOR SOURCE LIST: Rosario to Vampire 1-5 Trinity Blood 1-5 Hellsing Ultimate 5-7 Vampire Princess Miyu OVA 1-4 Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust AMV Awards AMV Contest winners will be announced/played during Iron Editor. Gundam models ahoy! THE DEADLINE IS PAST, BUT THE SOUL STILL BURNS We received 139 "valid" entries this year. A valid entry, is one where we received both the video, AND the form. We received 146 forms total, but 7 videos either never got to me, or never finished uploading (And I don't mean a few seconds on the end. I'm talking 4 seconds worth of video uploaded and then abandoned). Said entry forms were deleted. Also, those of you who sent in a video, won a contest elsewhere, and then sent in a non-winning replacement video, your original entry form was deleted before this final count, so technically more than 139 video were processed. This count includes trolls and DQs. DQ Video List - People who broke the rules. No creator seating passes offered; low priority on the Overflow playlist. RavenFlames - TV station logos, english dub Jordan Dougherty - subtitles Retro Active ent - subtitles Jasmine Marie Casey - subtitles OMG it's a ninja pro - subtitles zibbazabba905 - TV station logos MagicFlier - TV logos Ryan L. Hess - TV logos Troll Video List - Not permitted in the final contest, but still will receive creator seating passes and screen-time during Overflow. Brad DeMoss LC Productions Kazemon15 CornDog VidVids (Haunter103) Video Changelog (AKA: Why don't I get a confirmation e-mail the very minute my entry finished upload?!) This year, as I did last year, I decided to log all of the changes that I made to submissions. This happens before you get the e-mail saying that your entry "tested fine for playback", meaning that in reality, it tested fine for playback AFTER I did stuff to it. I did this because while I rarely post on the .org anymore, I do lurk the contest forums and there are too many contest coordinators who take the "get video, play video, earn badge" approach to contest management. This is why Otakon doesn't get the "my video looked like crap" posts after the con. That, and hopefully this will explain why your 11PM-Sunday-night e-mails of "OMG DID MY VIDEO WORK FINE?!" went un-replied to Just because I had to fix a video, doesn't REALLY mean it's 100% the creator's fault. A lot of it is just because "that's how things are stored nowadays" and they just need some fixinating to play properly on our setup. I'm only listing the entries that needed work done to them. Marcus Williams 1:1 video in improperly flagged 720x480 mask. Cropped and scaled appropriately. Converted levels from 32-215 to 16-235 and encoded letterboxed mpeg2. Ryan L. Hess 1:1 video inside a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped, scaled, and encoded mpeg2 from DV. DQ for logos. ZIBBAZABBA905 1:1 video inside a 720x480 1:1 frame. Cropped and resized appropriately. Encoded mpeg2. DQ for logos. Counterinsurgency 1:1 video inside a 1:1 720x480 frame. Deinterlaced, cropped, scaled, re-interlaced, re-encoded mpeg2. I GOT THIS. HeroineJunkie47 1:1 video inside a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped, scaled, and encoded mpeg2 from avi. Retro Active ent 1:1 video inside of a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped, scale, and encoded mpeg2 from avi. DQ for subtitles. BitterSweet Temptations Studios 1:1 video inside of a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped, scaled, and encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from mp4. xDreww 1:1 video inside of a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped, scaled, and encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Bittersweet Temptations Studios 1:1 video inside of an improper 1:1 flagged 720x480 mask. Cropped and scaled appropriately. Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. jubjub2 1:1 video inside of an improper 1:1 mask. Cropped and scaled appropriately. Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from mp4. Jordan Dougherty 4:3 video inside a 1024x576 mask. Cropped, scaled, and encoded mpeg2 from mp4. DQ for subtitles. Otakugray Bubbly audio. E-mail sent. Encoded mpeg2. SatoshiSakura Bubbly audio. E-mail sent. Received corrected version. Changed video levels to 16-235 from 0-255 and re-encoded mpeg2. Kea Jade Changed aspect flag from 1:1 to 4:3 and encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Under The Box Productions Effects push levels out of spec, but original footage is in-spec. Left levels alone. Dokami Converted 1:1 mov to 4:3 mpeg2. Corsair Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. Veebee Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. DreadfulBelle Productions Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Curry Mutton Pizza Productions Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Krigen Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Cousin Of Sparda Studios Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. TweeTwee Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Dragon/Roy Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. SSGWNBTD Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235. Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 avi. VivifxAMV Converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235. Video is 1:1 inside of a wrong 720x480 mask. Cropped, scaled, and encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Lawrence Studios Converted levels from 16-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded properly letterboxed mpeg2. Kireblue Converted levels from 32-215 to 16-235 and encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Shi Yuan Kuang Converted levels from 32-215 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. KajiPyro Productions Converted levels to 16-235 from 0-255 and re-encoded mpeg2. BriNyaa Converted to mpeg2 from wmv. Unexpected Swede Productions Converted to mpeg2. Kotomo Converted to mpeg2. Vendettachu Conglomerate Converted to mpeg2. Freakinerd Converted to mpeg2. BrainStorm Pictures Converted to mpeg2. Shonen Jidai Converted video levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from properly flagged 1:1 mp4. Michael Hudak Converted video levels to 16-235 from 0-255 and re-encoded mpeg2. irriadin Converted video levels to 16-235 from 0-255 and re-encoded mpeg2. SammySamaProductions Converted video levels to 16-235 from 0-255 and re-encoded mpeg2. Miracle Falcon Encoded 16:9 mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. aoisenshi Encoded 16:9 mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. Cut ending. Warlike Swans Encoded 16x9 mpeg2 from unflagged 720x480 mov. PixelBlended Studios Encoded 4:3 mpeg2 from 1:1 flagged mp4. Dreamscope Encoded 4:3 mpeg2 from improperly flagged (1:1) avi. Ayu-shima Encoded 4:3 mpeg2 from improperly flagged mp4. iKakaChan Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mov. ChosenExiled Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. Kyssifur Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. Neverend Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 mp4. Pockying Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 wmv. MagicFlier Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from 1:1 wmv. DQ for logos. Erik Heckert Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from mov. Ghet (Chaotic Bad Raptor) Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from properly flagged 1:1 mp4. E-mail sent re: title sequence at end. Received corrected version and re-encoded. BadWolf Encoded mpeg2 from dv. John Testerman Encoded mpeg2 from m4v. s0matic Encoded mpeg2 from mkv. SpadeTech Studios Encoded mpeg2 from mkv. Chris Diaz Encoded mpeg2 from mov Dean Seirafi Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. EimiJ7 Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Team Avalon Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. jubblets Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Flame-X Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Caught! Productions Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. Normalized audio to -3db. Received and re-encoded censored version. RavenFlames Encoded mpeg2 from mp4. DQ for CN logo/Dubbed audio. SuperCritical Productions Encoded mpeg2 from properly letterboxed mp4. Steve Gearhart Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. CityLightSumerNights Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Otaku Madness Productions Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Jonathan Thorps Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Jasmine Marie Casey Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Subtitles, e-mail sent. DQ for subs. Ashlex in Pearl Encoded mpeg2 from wmv. Subtitles, E-mail sent. Received corrected version. Lucia Studios Encoded mpeg2-PS from mpeg2-TS. Jaeson Koszarsky Expanded levels from 32-215 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Statz Expanded video levels from 32-215 to 16-235 and encoded mpeg2. Shin Expanded video levels from 32-215 to 16-235. Some effects are out of range but the footage is now in spec. Encoded mpeg2. CuTi Studios FF footage is wrong aspect but Ouran is correct. Kept at 4:3. Encoded mpeg from .avi. Mere Fixed letterbox border level (was 32 instead of 16) and encoded to mpeg2. HikazePrincess Fixed letterbox level (was 32 instead of 16) and encoded mpeg2. Brian Evans Flagged as 10:11 interlaced. Encoded mpeg2 at 4:3 progressive to match source. AlexToba Logos, e-mail sent. Received corrected version. Encoded mpeg2 from avi. Studio Hybrid mpeg2 was encoded at 16x9. Re-encoded as 4x3 letterboxed. Sorceress Edea muxed m2v and ac3. Ramen Noodle Productions Re-encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from wrong-aspect 4:3 mpeg2. RADX888 Removed lead-in and re-encoded mpeg2. ZarakiMew Shrunk video levels and encoded mpeg2 from mpeg1. Subtitles. E-mail sent. Received corrected version. Changed video levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Kazemon15 Source is 16x9 1:1 inside a 720x480 1:1 frame. Cropped and scaled properly. Encoded mpeg2. Won at Katsucon. Andre Marentette Source mpeg2 was 16x9. Re-encoded as letterboxed 4x3 mpeg2. AnnaZoey Source uses hyper-white. Reduced upper limit contrast to 235. Re-encoded 4:3 letterboxed mpeg2 from 16:9 flagged mpeg2. OMG it's a ninja pro Subtitles. E-mail sent. Converted to mpeg2. DQ for subs. Brad DeMoss Victory elsewhere. DQ. Tech Crew Never Dies Productions Video as 1:1 (720x405) inside a 720x480 frame flagged as 1:1. Cropped and resized accordingly. Shrunk video to proper levels. Encoded mpeg2. Strawberry Kiss Video is 1:1 inside of a 1:1 720x480 frame. Cropped and resized appropriately. Shrunk video to proper levels. VDaySnowstorm Video is 4x3 video inside of an interlaced 1280x720 mask. Video ends at 1:33 but continues playing for 2 more minutes. Cropped video, unfolded fields, resized to 720x480, re-interlaced. Encoded mpeg2 from .wmv. Ner0 Video was 1280x768 with black masking on top and bottom. Cropped masking to 720p and encoded mpeg2. WizardOfCeles Wrong aspect. Encoded letterboxed mpeg2 from improperly flagged 4:3 mpeg. Converted video levels from 0-255 to 16-235. Hagaren Viper Wrong aspect. Encoded mpeg2 as 4:3. Project Air Wrong aspect. Unfolded fields, resized to 4:3, re-interlaced, converted levels from 0-255 to 16-235 and re-encoded mpeg2. Screaming Insomniacs Wrong aspect. Unfolded fields, resized, re-interlaced, and re-encoded mpeg2. Adv1sor Wrong aspect. Re-encoded mpeg2. Psygirl21 Wrong flag. Re-flagged and re-encoded 4:3 mpeg2. Bad fields. Fixed. moonbunnychan Wrong video levels (0-255). Some footage is wrong aspect, did not fix. Encoded new mpeg2. Kiarrens Wrong video levels (0-255). Footage is wrong aspect (1:1 in 720x480 frame) but overlays are correct. Aspect untouched. Re-encoded mpeg2. Samcyxk Wrong video levels (0-255). Re-encoded mpeg2. Th3g3ck0 Wrong video levels (32-215). Re-encoded mpeg2.. What's Next? Otakon's legal department has reviewed the entries. There was 1 issue found, it should be taken care of it time. The creator has already been contacted so don't worry, it's probably not you. Next stop: OTAKON! Old News 'Sup folks. The rules are going live shortly and we're ready to accept submissions for the Otakon 2011 contest. You can view the rules here: http://vicbond007.com/otakon11rules/otakon2011rules.html Or on the Otakon site. http://www.otakon.com/events_amv.asp I'll answer questions in this thread. If you break the submission server, please let me know ASAP. It seemed way too easy to set up this year >.>
  14. BEST IN SHOW "And Now, a Word From Our Sponsors [bland Name Edition]" by Scintilla TRAILER/PARODY Winner: "Inception" by DiscoVader Productions Runner-Up: "The Headband of Eli" by Blood Sugar Productions DRAMA/SERIOUS Winner: "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" by Meri and Mike "VegettoEX" LaBrie Runner-Up: "Today, Forever" by Re-Evolution Studios ACTION Winner: "Fallen Souls" by wingz of silence Runner-Up: "Gunsmith Cat City" by Brakus Media ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL Winner: "AMG in a Nutshell" by Doomimus Runner-Up: "Anything But" by Code UPBEAT/DANCE Winner: "I Ain't Marryin' No Friggin' Horse!!!" by ZaCloud Runner-Up: "Pacific Coast Party" by Crossfade from AMP Studio COMEDY Winner: "Britannia [Expletive] Yeah!!!" by @ Productions Runner-Up: "An AMV about TV" by VivifxAMV VIC'S PICK "The Darkest of Places" by Kosmit BEST OVERFLOW Everyone in Overflow IRON EDITOR Chris Brown from Lawrence Studios defeated 3-time champion Bryce Winant of JMI Productions Otakon is not distributing copies of the contest, or individual videos, so please don't ask :3
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