2008 Viewers' Choice Awards [OVER!]

This forum is for site announcements. Please go here to read the SITE & FORUM RULES.

2008 Viewers' Choice Awards [OVER!]

Postby jasper-isis » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:11 pm

It's that time of the year again. The 2008 Viewers' Choice Awards are now live!

The first thing you should know is that the qualification deadline is <s>January 20, 2008</s> [UPDATED: January 25, 2008]. That's one week from now! If you want to participate this year, you must make sure that all disqualifying factors are cleared up by then. Check the "My Qualified Videos" page to make sure you're in.

Next, head over to this forum to talk about the videos that you will be nominating in this year's contest.

We've made a couple of changes that (we hope) will enhance the VCA experience. For example, we tried to make the rules and the eligibility pages more user-friendly. There are also no category nominations this year. Please read everything carefully so that you'll be up-to-date on the changes.

Tsunami Jones and I are coordinating the contest this time, so feel free to send us your questions and comments. Thanks and enjoy! :)
Last edited by jasper-isis on Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:42 pm, edited 12 times in total.
Image
User avatar
jasper-isis
P. Y. T.
 
Joined: 13 Aug 2002
Status: catching all the lights

Postby Orwell » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:13 am

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:
Orwell wrote:I suggest we move ALL VCA related material to donator only status, and drop the requirement to reach that by either $6 or even $2.

That probably something to consider for next year, this year we'll just follow the same format as last.. It's enough work already Wink

Vlad
Latest
[Kristyrat]: Vote for Orwell
[Kristyrat]: because train conducters are dicks.
Otohiko: whereas Germans are like "god we are all so horrible, we're going to die a pointless death now."
User avatar
Orwell
godx, Son of godix
 
Joined: 06 Jan 2004
Location: Frying Pan. Destination: Fire.

Postby dwchang » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:52 pm

Wow that didn't take that long for the forums to be spammed with pimpage O_o;;

...good luck.
-Daniel
Newest Video: Through the Years and Far Away aka Sad Girl in Space
User avatar
dwchang
Sad Boy on Site
 
Joined: 04 Mar 2002
Location: Madison, WI

Postby The Wired Knight » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:13 pm

Crap; ok I've got three days to upload my videos from last summer.
BANG

Intellectual Property, Real Estate & Probate Attorney.
User avatar
The Wired Knight
 
Joined: 07 Jan 2001
Location: Right next door to you
Status: Attorney At Law

Postby Ileia » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:43 pm

Even though there are no category suggestions this year, I'm going to suggest one that I think is a good idea anyway:

Best Studio of the Year

The requirements, of course, are that there are more than one member. It's pretty self-explanatory, I mean, there are certainly some studios that produced a huge amount of awesome videos (think of all the videos that will be nominated in the VCAs this year from VNS :O) and I think they deserve some recognition!

There are a few studios where there might be one member who kind of overshadows the others, but not many.

Also:

Best Duo

There are some people who collaborated on a video, but there were only two collaborators, so this doesn't really count as a single effort, or as a mulit-editor project.
User avatar
Ileia
CornDog Whisperer
 
Joined: 09 Aug 2004
Location: On teh Z-drive, CornDog
Status: ....to completion

Postby -GfN- » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:54 pm

it's been suggested quite often in the past years, but I feel the necessity to do so again:
would it be possible for the public list of videos in semifinals and nominations to be visible for everyone after the contest is over? it's just that this would make the whole thing much more transparent afterwards and give a good idea of what the contest was like, rather than just giving out the winners...
User avatar
-GfN-
 
Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Location: Berlin, Germany

Postby jasper-isis » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:42 pm

Best Duo

There are some people who collaborated on a video, but there were only two collaborators, so this doesn't really count as a single effort, or as a mulit-editor project.

"Best Collaborative Project" encompasses both MEPs and two-person collabs, so both are eligible for the category. I know you probably have some concerns about the two being placed together, but for now I think that "Best Duo" would be too restrictive of a category for the VCA.

A "Best Studio" category wouldn't really work unless the .Org starts regulating studios more tightly. Right now creating a studio is extremely easy, so it's possible to play the system by merely making the biggest studio and having everybody in it vote for themselves. In any case, both of your ideas seem like they would do all right in another contest. ;)

-GfN- wrote:it's been suggested quite often in the past years, but I feel the necessity to do so again:
would it be possible for the public list of videos in semifinals and nominations to be visible for everyone after the contest is over? it's just that this would make the whole thing much more transparent afterwards and give a good idea of what the contest was like, rather than just giving out the winners...

I don't know if it would lend more transparency per se, since the nominations and semi-finalists are there for everyone to see during the contest anyway.

But I totally agree that having them displayed even after the contest is over would be nice for posterity's sake. However, I don't know the amount of coding that this would require. TJ and I don't have the coding ability to implement this (AFAIK), so we can't make any promises. But we'll see.
Image
User avatar
jasper-isis
P. Y. T.
 
Joined: 13 Aug 2002
Status: catching all the lights

Postby Autraya » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:48 pm

I've a bone to pick.

NC-17 is mentioned on the elligibility page... WTF is that? some kind of U.S rating system? that or North Carolina at -17 degrees :(

I and a lot of other people on the .org aren't from the U.S so how about using something more universal.
Like "may contain content unsuitable for people under the age of 18" or whatever suits your fancy to get the point across.
new banzors in the making :p
User avatar
Autraya
Zero Punctuation
 
Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Location: Terra Australis
Status: old

Postby godix » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:50 pm

Autraya wrote:I've a bone to pick.

NC-17 is mentioned on the elligibility page... WTF is that? some kind of U.S rating system? that or North Carolina at -17 degrees :(

I and a lot of other people on the .org aren't from the U.S so how about using something more universal.
Like "may contain content unsuitable for people under the age of 18" or whatever suits your fancy to get the point across.

And yet you still understood that NC-17 meant the video wasn't suitable for kiddies...
Image
User avatar
godix
a disturbed member
 
Joined: 03 Aug 2002

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:52 pm

The only thing i'd like to suggest (like I seem to have done for the last two years without so much luck) is that improvement awards not be restricted to within the year. Thinking on a more macro level would allow people that have improved significantly in a year over years past to be recognized.
Another Anime Convention AMV Contest Coordinator 2008-2014 & Head of the AAC Fan-works Theater - follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AACFanTheater
:sorcerer: :sorcerer: |RD: "Oh, Action!" (side-by-side) | |
User avatar
BasharOfTheAges
Just zis guy, you know?
 
Joined: 14 Sep 2004
Location: Merrimack, NH
Status: Extreeeeeeeeeme

Postby Autraya » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:55 pm

godix wrote:
Autraya wrote:I've a bone to pick.

NC-17 is mentioned on the elligibility page... WTF is that? some kind of U.S rating system? that or North Carolina at -17 degrees :(

I and a lot of other people on the .org aren't from the U.S so how about using something more universal.
Like "may contain content unsuitable for people under the age of 18" or whatever suits your fancy to get the point across.

And yet you still understood that NC-17 meant the video wasn't suitable for kiddies...
google is my friend.
but I should not have had to look it up :?
new banzors in the making :p
User avatar
Autraya
Zero Punctuation
 
Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Location: Terra Australis
Status: old

Postby jasper-isis » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:12 pm

Autraya, sorry for the US-centric language, but the important part is the following blurb, since it gives more solid criteria:

If you're using off-site hosting because your video is too sexual or violent to be hosted locally, then we will have to disqualify the video if it gets nominated.

(And needless to say, if we find excessively sexual or violent videos hosted locally anyway, then the normal consequences apply.)

But I'll see if we can get a google link on the term.


Bashar: Can you elaborate a bit? What's the exact category description that you would write for "Most Improved Editor"?

Also, Orwell: Is that really a good idea?
Image
User avatar
jasper-isis
P. Y. T.
 
Joined: 13 Aug 2002
Status: catching all the lights

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:04 pm

jasper-isis wrote:Bashar: Can you elaborate a bit? What's the exact category description that you would write for "Most Improved Editor"?

"Someone that has shown the most improvement this year" as opposed to "Someone that has shown the most improvement within the year" like it is now. The semantic difference would be that the result of their improvement over years past would be seen in a video or videos they produced in the given year rather than requiring both bad and good to occur in the same year.

Real progress does take some time and often happens because you take your time at something - producing less is a direct consequence.

Also, note that this doesn't reduce the number of people qualified if worded this way, it just expands it.
Another Anime Convention AMV Contest Coordinator 2008-2014 & Head of the AAC Fan-works Theater - follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AACFanTheater
:sorcerer: :sorcerer: |RD: "Oh, Action!" (side-by-side) | |
User avatar
BasharOfTheAges
Just zis guy, you know?
 
Joined: 14 Sep 2004
Location: Merrimack, NH
Status: Extreeeeeeeeeme

Postby Brad » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:35 pm

jasper-isis wrote:
Best Duo

There are some people who collaborated on a video, but there were only two collaborators, so this doesn't really count as a single effort, or as a mulit-editor project.

"Best Collaborative Project" encompasses both MEPs and two-person collabs, so both are eligible for the category. I know you probably have some concerns about the two being placed together, but for now I think that "Best Duo" would be too restrictive of a category for the VCA.


I've gotta side with Ileia here and promote the idea of having two separate categories for actual few-person collaborations and actual multi-editor projects. There's just such a huge difference between something like Never Fall Apart and Ayumix 2 (I'm talking of course about the structure/scale/intention as opposed to the content of each). Now of course I'm no programmer so I'm purely speaking out of speculation here, but it doesn't seem like it would be all that difficult to make some sort of filter that picks out videos with only.. saay.. 2-4 editors, for use in the nomination round. And then another filter for any video with 5+ editors is considered to be an MEP for the sake of nominations.

I understand that this is a slightly crude and informal way of approaching the labeling of collabs and MEPs, but at least it gives two very different entities their own arena for nomination. Because lets face it, if they're all lumped together, the chance of few-editor collaborations going up against massive MEPs (Hell 4, etc.) is simply minuscule at best.

Anyways, just an idea. I'd rather see some discussion and ideas being thrown about rather than simply saying "Nope, not gonna happen, move along."
Image
Ask Brad an After Effects Question! - Forum - Site
User avatar
Brad
 
Joined: 20 Dec 2000
Location: Chicago, IL

Postby Nessephanie » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:42 pm

I agree with both Bashar's idea of changing the description on Most Improved, as well as seperating the collab and MEP videos (assuming this can be done without too much hassle).
As great as some of the collab videos were this year, being in the same categories as the MEP's they're completely overshadowed...And I think they deserve their own category, seeing as there seem to be quite a few.
User avatar
Nessephanie
Cookie Monster
 
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Location: Chicago

Next

Return to Site Announcements

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest