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by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

Now that I've written my memoirs, can I retire?
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

The contest that is Expo hasn't changed at all since AWA 1. We get a bunch of people in a room, watch and discuss the videos, and decide who gets what. I would always allow "gongs", Matt never did. Matt also used judging forms that had a point value on them if I recall correctly. (I never ...
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

Anime Weekend Atlanta started in 1995. I started with them, running what at the time was simply the AMV contest. At AWA 4, the contest overflowed the 2 hour block allocated to it. We actually did this at 3 too, but not by much... 20 minutes or so. But others had "had enough" and pulled the...
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

MaboroshiStudio wrote:I want to find the pre .org AWA threads now haha

I'm not aware of any. Maybe on the ancient AWA-run boards of the distant past? They're all digital dust now.
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

Thank you for clarifying your position on your event and hopefully people will see this and, whether they are happy with it or not, they'll hopefully understand. Blind judging is a nice idea but it's impossibly hard to enforce even in masters with 1 judge. When I first entered pro I was under the i...
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

I don't think that blind judging was accidental as a result of asking for no bumpers/identifying marks. That's what most contests ask and most contests are not blind. Here's a thread from 2002 about the VHS tapes that went out. Absolute Destiny makes a comment about the blind and Quu asks people no...
by jingoro
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

You shouldn't HAVE other participants as beta testers or talk about your entries AT ALL. Period. That's how it used to be treated by most people, even if it wasn't in the rules. It was the accepted way of doing things... Or at least that's how it appeared to be. Maybe I'm wrong. In which case, I'm ...
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

Okay then. I'm out as well. It was a good run. I don't get it... I tell you you can be blind, and you quit? I'm not interested in talking in circles any more. My comments were not asking for rules changes, they were asking for concessions from all involved to adhere to a code of ethics that involve...
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Okay then. I'm out as well. It was a good run.

I don't get it... I tell you you can be blind, and you quit?
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

Since every wants to stop beating around the bush, the real question everyone should answer (honestly) is "how many videos could you identify the creator of in this supposedly blind contest?" with the follow up of "Is that really okay?" I'm not talking about things you were kind...
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

1) Constructive conversation has started to happen on Discord. If you're reading this you're invited. 2) Since it is, I'm unlocking this thread. Please keep it civil. Please be aware things are in flux as I said, and the demeanor and carriage of this forum will contribute to how whatever I do with t...
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

I will add, all the comments following Shin's post were funny as shit. A golf clap to y'all and glad to see we're all still friends.

But this conversation needs to stop, at least for a little while. I'll unlock it once everyone (including me) has had a chance to cool down.
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

OK, I've had enough. This ends now. 1) I WILL NOT squash free debate of the entries. Don't like it? Run your own damn contest. END OF STORY. 2) I WILL NOT try to dictate what people do in their free time, and this includes house parties and online discussion of any sort. Stop asking me to. 3) I ...
by jingoro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: AMV Contests
Topic: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection
Replies: 189
Views: 5511

Re: AWA Professional Awards 2017 Category Selection

I like kireblue's suggestion for the category selection process. All except for one small flaw: If you don't feel that there should be a XYZ category a particular year, you can vote "no" for it, and still nominate videos for it just in case. You should own your decision. If you don't thin...

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