I wonder if people now believe me more about my statements about Ermac's attitude at Fanime.
My videos did not make the finals either. I had one that would have been in the comedy category, and I believe would have been funnier then Cyber Eye Candy. I'm sure there are others as well. So even if what you thought were bad videos were taken out of the contest, doesn't mean yours would still have made it to the finals.
One observation I would also like to make. If memory serves me right, Ermac's video contain noises/sounds that could be taken as 'sexual' the Excell video did not contain sexual sounds. So maybe it wasn't the visual part of the video that makes a video be DQ, but the sound. Just as explicate lyrics can DQ a video.
I don't know why my video didn't make the finals. I'm going to assume it was because they didn't want to endorse drugs, and make the audience go on a drug trip with my video.
Complaining that a video didn't make the finals due to judges like another video better then another is okay, because that's a very subjective thing.
Being DQed from a contest is not a subjective thing. They decided your video did not quality for an exact reason, but you don't know the exact reason so don't try and guess about what it is. Leave the dang judges alone.
Maybe it got DQed for the amount of Live Action footage. That used more then 20%. Who says they have to actually time the Live Action Footage by the second. Maybe they did it by the minute. Meaning in a 5 minute AMV you can have only 1 minute of that time containing any non-anime footage. If your video's non-anime footage took up most of one minute then that minute counts towards the limit.
4 minute AMV. = 260 Seconds
20% of 260 = 52 seconds
In 1 minute of the footage, you have 52 seconds of non-anime footage. More then 50% of that minute had none anime footage so the minute is considered as being a minute of non-anime footage.
Therefore 1 / 4 = 25% was non-anime, therefore the video is cut.
Not saying this is how they did it, but it's a possiability. So don't just say that things were unfair. Maybe they were fair, just not how you would have done it.
So other then being DQ for Visual content, you could have been DQed for...
Non-Anime Footage (based on by Minute, not by second)
So stop complianing that it was just because of Visual content, when you don't know that it was.