Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

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Postby Nya-chan Production » Wed May 04, 2011 3:23 pm

Here we go! \o/
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Postby ranmaman » Thu May 05, 2011 12:57 pm

3 Days :D
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Postby FarmXD » Fri May 06, 2011 9:22 pm

2 days >___>
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby ranmaman » Sun May 08, 2011 12:27 am

tomorrows the BIG DAY.... i'm so hoping both of my vids make the finals.... be more exciting to see live audience reactions to my vids but at teh same time i feel so nervous when they play wondering if people will actually like them XD... hopefully will find out by the time i get off work tomorrow :D
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Sun May 08, 2011 12:44 am

wow you all sure are excited... :D

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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby CastielTheFallen » Sun May 08, 2011 11:28 am

If it's the 8th, it'd be today, right? o_O
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby fullmetal_Shorty23 » Sun May 08, 2011 3:57 pm

*waiting nervously for the finalists to be announced*
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby jen-chan » Sun May 08, 2011 11:08 pm

Sorry to keep folks waiting! >_<

It is my great pleasure to announce the finalists of the Otafest 2011 AMV Contest! Out of 69 (a few squeaked in at the deadline) entries received, these are the 35 entries that we will be able to show, announced in alphabetical order by Creator name!

CREATOR -AMV

Alaina Brown - Swaying
Alicia Wan (Fidelity Studios) - Exit
Anil Singh (SPK) - Time Is Not The End
Brad DeMoss - Mad World
Caroline Dawe - Nami Can't Be Tamed
Chiikaboom/Reversed Studio - Ramen:Light
D.Emblem Productions - All About Kon
Deuce Loosely Production - I'm In a Cup
Dragon/Roy - Can't Bring You Back
Drew Brisco - A Different Kind of Dance
Electra Stanley - Sugar Voodoo
Erin Nguyen - To The Future
F.a.r.m. Studios - Divine
Gillylilly - My Oh My, Nadja
Honeyham52 - Nami & Luffy - Teenage Dream
Howl Works - Princess Tutu Story
Ileia (Corn Dog VidVids) - Bleak Friday
JudgeHolden - Disco Heaven
Killer Penquin Productions - Kamus Nomex: Galge Revolution
Mewflame - Let's Play
MewMintyNaara - Through The Looking Glass
Moonbunnychan - Untouched
Nya-chan Production - This Time
Otaku Lounge Productions - The Bridge Effect
Quill - Kiss of the Vampire
Ranmaman 2003 - Geek and Gamer Girls & Zero's Familiar and the Trailer of Parody
RiderG - Son of Man
Shin - Extraball & A Prelude to Dreams
Silver Lining Studio - The Moment
Warlike Swans - Dreamhunt
XcapriconzeroX - Come on Get Higher Anime Mix
xDreww (Dream On Studios) - Maho Clash
XEnchantedMarshie18X - The Story of us - Kazehaya and Sawako

As always, this year's contest was very difficult to judge, so in addition to the scores, we used a lot of other qualitative considerations in banging out this year's finalists, and to that end, I'm still not altogether happy with the final outcome, as we will ultimately not be able to play many deserving entries.

The decision on which entries to show was made with reference to the following factors:

1) The score of the video. This was the primary factor.

2) The number of videos you submitted. With limited exceptions (invoking the 'crime-against-humanity-if-I-don't-show-these' clause), we decided to show only 1 video per creator, in order to showcase as many creators as possible.

3) Whether you were attending Otafest. Because Otafest is a smaller convention based in Calgary attended mostly by locals (around 4000 people almost exclusively from Alberta), we wanted to have a balance of locally created videos in order to encourage local talent, and to let creators actually see their work on the big screen. Therefore, as roughly 30% of contest entrants were local creators, 30% of the entries showing are from local creators as well.

Thank you very much to everyone for entering our contest this year; the AMV contest is one of Otafest's best highlights, only because of you folks! The show will happen on Sunday, May 22nd at 12:30pm - 2:30pm in our main events room - ST148! Winners will be announced during this time! Winner of the Fan Favourite Award based on audience vote will be announced at our Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 22nd at 7:00pm in the main events room! Finally, on Monday, May 23rd, I will also announce via email, on the Otafest Forums, and the a-m-v.org forums, the Otafest 2011 AMV Contest Winners!

Thank you very much once again, and good luck to everyone!

Cheers,

Jenny Chan
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby CastielTheFallen » Sun May 08, 2011 11:12 pm

Guess I can release that video now S:
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Kazemon15 » Sun May 08, 2011 11:18 pm

Yay, congrats everyone. =3 Hope it's a great show.
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Rider4Z » Sun May 08, 2011 11:24 pm

woo!
jen-chan wrote:3) Whether you were attending Otafest. Because Otafest is a smaller convention based in Calgary attended mostly by locals (around 4000 people almost exclusively from Alberta), we wanted to have a balance of locally created videos in order to encourage local talent, and to let creators actually see their work on the big screen. Therefore, as roughly 30% of contest entrants were local creators, 30% of the entries showing are from local creators as well.

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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Shin-AMV » Mon May 09, 2011 3:04 am

Cool and good luck to all the finalists :)
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Nya-chan Production » Mon May 09, 2011 4:17 am

Rider4Z wrote:woo!
jen-chan wrote:3) Whether you were attending Otafest. Because Otafest is a smaller convention based in Calgary attended mostly by locals (around 4000 people almost exclusively from Alberta), we wanted to have a balance of locally created videos in order to encourage local talent, and to let creators actually see their work on the big screen. Therefore, as roughly 30% of contest entrants were local creators, 30% of the entries showing are from local creators as well.

eh?

That was there the last year as well ;x
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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby jen-chan » Mon May 09, 2011 9:49 am

Yes, this is a compromise that we've had for several years now. Unfortunately, we haven't quite been able to figure out how to run a dedicated AMV room in which we can show all the entries received. All our AMV programming is shown in the main events room, in part because that's where we chain poor, long suffering Vlad (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!) and his equipment for the weekend - this year in a maid-outfit-for-charity no less (assuming that we raise enough money)! ^_~

Since Otafest is a smaller con, attended mostly by locals, we really wanted to strike a balance between showing the audience the best AMVs out there, and the AMVs that they themselves made, since being able to enjoy the audience's reaction to your work is one of the greatest highs one can ever be on, and it means a lot to the local (admittedly green) talent, to be able to show their work as part of a high-profile, well attended event...

I do realize that this is an unusual policy that most cons don't have, and it certainly isn't the best, but it seems to have worked out alright for us so far...

Cheers,

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Re: Otafest 2011 AMV Contest - Now Accepting Entries

Postby Rider4Z » Mon May 09, 2011 9:54 am

it's the wording that confused me. i think i got it now.
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