AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (Nekocon 14, here we come!)

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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Gaelstrom » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:18 pm

I feel I should mention something, actually. Scott mentioned he was rather annoyed at the fact that most of the Salad crew ended up leaving after Salad. He's trying very hard to generate a sense of community among fanparody creators (much like the abridged groups seem to have) in an effort to really get the parodies to the next level. It's tough considering the diversity of the creators and how things don't quite have a unification like the abridged series, but he was understandably a bit perturbed by so many creators leaving en masse. I know you had entourages, as did I, so so many people was more visual than it appeared to be ^^ My friends end up wanting to do other things as well many years, but I just wanted to reiterate that Scott's really doing a lot to try and make fanparodies more than just an Otakon thing, and constantly improve it overall, and he really needs help to do it. So so many creators leaving so early made him feel quite bad.

That said though, Deuce, your involvement in Redeath was great :D Never figured Excalibur dancing to the Gendo pimp theme would work, but it definitely did.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Deuce Loosely » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:50 pm

Liquid refreshment ;) usually helps.
I was exhausted by the end of Sailor Moon Abridged so I had to leave and pass out.
As far as Friday night, I also had a panel to prepare for (I pulled in around 1000 people :awesome: ).
And, after viewing the reactions, AMVS went over better than I remember.
I still miss the impact of a lead-in clip and the immediacy of the attention-grabbing end clip.
Like this year's end was kind of slow and quiet while last year's was more connected to the rest of the project and held everyone's attention, incited a reaction, and maintained it through to the "announcement."
We need to remember these things for next year. ;)
Overall, it wasn't *quite* what last year was but having to top yourself every year becomes more difficult so I think next year is gonna be quite amazing.
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Down front is me, far right is moonbunnychan, and center rear is Gael flanked by (corrected) his friends, Cody and Troy.
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Gael, CurryMuttonPizza, the duo of Warlike Swans, and Scott.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Angelyco » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:22 pm

Code was at Otakon?! Bummer, I would have loved to meet him in person.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby kireblue » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:59 pm

Angelyco wrote:Code was at Otakon?! Bummer, I would have loved to meet him in person.

same here.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Gaelstrom » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:24 pm

Hehe, no, Deuce has it wrong. Cody and Troy, the others in the above picture, are my friends and beta testers whom I run my ideas through. They're not actual creators (yet). Troy is the progenitor of the Chobits car alarm idea after I said "I want to use a car alarm for something" and he just waited a second and said "Chobits?" and then I made it ^^ I've yelled at them for a couple years now to get off their butts and do some editing themselves, and this year they may finally attempt it. But they always accompany me to Otakon. Scott in his zealous interest in expanding fanparodies gave them badges, which actually may have helped, since Cody was like "Hmm... I have to earn this now."
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Angelyco » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:37 pm

Well this is interesting. I kept seeing Cody around Otakon and I could have sworn he was my friend's friend who I met a few times (at Otakon), but I didn't want to say anything to him in case I was wrong. Lo and behold, he's actually one of my Facebook friends yet. Small world!
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Gaelstrom » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:48 pm

Hehe, you met him last year. He's friends with Sarah I think her name was? If I remember correctly she couldn't come this year, so he was sad about that. I met her around the same time I met you at Overflow last year.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Angelyco » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:27 pm

Yep, Sarah. I think I actually met Cody 2 or 3 years ago through her.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Deuce Loosely » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:33 pm

I'll be opening the door to AMV Salad 6 sometime later today.
Been fighting con plague all week. x_x;
I'm not gonna be promoting a theme until something becomes apparent later.

Also, as a "pre-show" for future cons, I'm gonna compile a "best of" video from the past four episodes and call it "AMV Salad: Premium Ingredients" or something to that effect.
Any suggestions?
I wanna have it ready by Nekocon (November 4-6).
I'll take nominees but those of us who have seen all four at past conventions know which clips got the best response.
Still, your ideas will be helpful in shaping this compilation.

And the AMVS5 banner?
I have no idea what it should look like this time.
Anyone?
*cough...sneeze*

That is all for now.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Scintilla » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:56 pm

Gaelstrom wrote:That said though, Deuce, your involvement in Redeath was great :D Never figured Excalibur dancing to the Gendo pimp theme would work, but it definitely did.

... that was you? I think we were sitting right next to you (Cyanna as the Master Ball and me as this vampire).
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (Nekocon 14, here we come!)

Postby Deuce Loosely » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:24 am

Here's the link to the AMV Salad 6 thread:

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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (Nekocon 14, here we come!)

Postby Warlike Cygnet » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:01 pm

I suppose for the banner you could use the adjust the picture that Warlike Swans made for the Otakon program.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (Nekocon 14, here we come!)

Postby Gaelstrom » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:42 pm

Deuce, it's rather tough to choose favorites among some of my own clips, honestly, and I think that may be the case for most of us. One thing that could be interesting is if everyone else voted on the best clips for each other. Like we choose a certain amount to fit the allotted time for whatever you have planned, and we go from there. I have a LOT, and I mean a LOT of favorites amongst my clips, otherwise I wouldn't have made them ^^ And the audience reacted pretty well to every one, so I don't really know where to begin. So I think it'd be best for others to pick from a list.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (OTAKON, here we come!)

Postby Warlike Swans » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:14 am

Gaelstrom wrote:I feel I should mention something, actually. Scott mentioned he was rather annoyed at the fact that most of the Salad crew ended up leaving after Salad. He's trying very hard to generate a sense of community among fanparody creators (much like the abridged groups seem to have) in an effort to really get the parodies to the next level. It's tough considering the diversity of the creators and how things don't quite have a unification like the abridged series, but he was understandably a bit perturbed by so many creators leaving en masse. I know you had entourages, as did I, so so many people was more visual than it appeared to be ^^ My friends end up wanting to do other things as well many years, but I just wanted to reiterate that Scott's really doing a lot to try and make fanparodies more than just an Otakon thing, and constantly improve it overall, and he really needs help to do it. So so many creators leaving so early made him feel quite bad.


Yeah... I feel bad about my part in that.

I actually almost left right before the start of the AMV contest because I suddenly realized that the last thing I wanted to do right then was sit still. I just shouldn't have gone to that showing of the contest-- the 30 minutes after it just wasn't enough to recover.
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Re: AMV Salad 5: Happy Meal (Nekocon 14, here we come!)

Postby Gaelstrom » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:38 am

Warlike Swans wrote:
Yeah... I feel bad about my part in that.

I actually almost left right before the start of the AMV contest because I suddenly realized that the last thing I wanted to do right then was sit still. I just shouldn't have gone to that showing of the contest-- the 30 minutes after it just wasn't enough to recover.


Yeah, I made my decision to get all that sitting out of the way Friday night so I had Saturday afternoon open. Oddly enough it was all more entertaining than I imagined it would be, so I rarely felt the sting of sitting for a long time. And when .WoW came up, during its slow points, I just started discussing with my friends about why it felt so slow so I could improve upon the fanparody idea I hope to create.

Scott was at least half-joking, but he did mention potentially putting Salad later in the program if we were all going to be leaving en masse like that. I'm sure part of it was just his stress from all the sleepless nights he'd done in making sure everything went smoothly. Which, by the way, well done, Deuce, you're consistently the only one who has no compression or codec issues when you send in the final for two years running ^^ Everyone else required adjustments.
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