Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest: Winners!!

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Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest: Winners!!

Postby Fay-Sa » Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:38 pm

The Anime Crossroads Anime Music Video (AMV) contest is a wonderful opportunity for editors of all skill levels to display and compete with their video editing and story telling abilities using Japanese Animation aka Anime.

Spoiler :
Since this is Anime Crossroads 1st AMV contest so we're going to keep things pretty simple.

Who can enter?
The contest is open to all participants. Although it is strongly encouraged participants in the contest be attendees, attendance is not a requirement for entry. The only exclusion for entry is the direct staff / judges of the Across AMV staff. All other Across staff are allowed and encouraged to enter. Please read and understand all the rules listed below. If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to email your questions to the Across AMV coordinator ( all contact information will be listed at the very end)

What can I enter?
Anime Music Videos: A video production work of editing, mixing audio sources(any audio, mainly music) and video sources(mainly, but not limited to, anime). Video showcasing of Japanese video game footage are also allowed. At this time there in no limit to how many videos you can enter.

Where can I enter?
At this time we are only accepting digital entries via file sending sites such as http://www.yousendit.com, http://www.megaupload.com, or other such sites that do not require a membership to download the files or thru your own web hosting site. For more information please look at our “How do I Enter?” section of the rules.

As the contest will be judged prior to the convention, no entries can be accepted at Anime Crossroads in person.


When can I enter?
Video submissions will be accepted starting NOW!!!!
Entries will be accepted until September 5, 2010

How do I enter?
Entry Form
To enter your video, you must submit a completed entry form along with each of your video entries. If you enter multiple videos, you must complete multiple entry forms, one form for each video you submit
Please create a simple TXT file with the following information in it:
Real Name:
Full Address:
Phone Number w/ area code:
Working Email Address:
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Editor Name (your real name if you do not use a pseudonym):
Member Name at http://www.animemusicvideos.org (if any):
Studio Name (if any):
Video Title:
Video Source (if 3 or more, you may list as ‘various’):
Audio Source Title:
Audio Source Artist:
Note: if submitting a multi-editor project, list all the editors in the Real Name and Editor Name sections in order above, with the contact person as the first person listed. For the Address, phone number, and email address, only the contact person’s information is required.
Save the above as a TXT file and name it as stated below in the File Naming Convention section below.

Electronic Entries
For electronic submissions, please email your completed entry form(s) to the Across AMV Coordinator (all contact information will be listed at the very end). If your entry is not received in a timely manor, you can then be contacted about your entry.

Enter via Upload:
If you are entering electronically via public file-serving sites, please compress your video and completed entry form together into one file using either a ZIP or RAR compression format prior to uploading it to the site. Please limit one entry (video and entry form) per compressed file – if you are submitting multiple entries, please upload multiple compressed files for ease of documentation of your entries. Once you have uploaded your file, email the location to the Across AMV Coordinator (all contact information will be listed at the very end).

File Naming Convention
All video files and completed entry forms submitted must be named in the following format:
Creator – title – music artist – music title – anime source . file type
Creator – your editor name (or real name if you prefer)
Title – the title of your video (if any)
Music artist – Artist / group name of the song used in the video, or if using another audio source type, source of the audio file (e.g. – ‘The Dark Knight’ movie trailer)
Music title – title of the song, or identifying segment for the audio if not using a musical source
File type – the type of video container you are using (MPG, AVI, WMV, etc), or TXT for your entry form
This means that both your video and your completed entry form will be named exactly the same, with the exception of the file type at the end.

Video Entry Requirements

Blank Space - Please provide a minimum of 3 seconds of black video / no audio both before and after your video.
Bumpers, title screens, credits, or any other form of creator / footage / audio identification are not allowed: We will be adding custom title screens to identify each video so there really isn’t a need for them on your submitted files, so please remove them.
Videos must have at least 75% anime/game footage.

The running time for videos may not exceed 6 minutes or be shorter then 25 seconds.

Video Formats:
Preferred format - MPEG2. The Across contest will be designed to run off a DVD player, so the preferred format for video submissions this year will be MPEG2. Please use the following profile:
MPEG-2 Profile:
Resolution: 720 x 480, hard-letterboxed if using widescreen footage
Framerate: 29.97fps
Audio: MP2 at 48khz, stereo audio only, 224 kbps or higher, no variable audio bit rates
Video: 8000 kbit/s max, progressive

NOTE: please do not send in authored DVD video files, just send the MPEG2 computer file.

Other accepted formats:
Anime Crossroads will be accepting non-MPEG2 formatted entries for the contest. Please note that all non-MPEG2 entries will be converted to MPEG-2 using the profile given above.
For maximum control of the output of your videos, it is highly suggested that you do the MPEG2 conversion yourself – but if you can’t, we’ll do the conversion for you. We will do our best to preserve the highest quality of your video / audio, however we cannot guarantee the final output of the converted files.
Non-MPEG-2 Profile:
Resolution: 640x480 is the recommended minimum
Framerate: 23.976 / 24 fps or 29.97 / 30 fps
Audio: any suitable audio format per your container files at a suitably high (192 kbps or higher) bitrate.
AVI containers using the following codecs – DIVX, XVID, HuffYUV, Lagarith, DV-AVI, or the standard compliment of codecs installed by Windows.
WMV - Please follow the resolution/sound rules above for any Windows Media format. Please make sure the video is UNLOCKED, and use high bitrates for better quality. Better still would be to output to DV-AVI and submit this instead (or use this to convert to MPEG2 yourself).

Awards:

Since there are no categories at this time there will only be 4 awards:

Staff's Choice
Staff's Choice Runner-up
Fan's Choice
Fan's Choice Runner-up

Also there is the award of just being able to see your creation on the big screen.

I will also note that if you are not there to receive your award it will be mailed to you.

Final Notes

By submitting your video to this contest you authorize Anime Crossroad staff to screen and distribute it under the Anime Crossroad AMV contest title. Anime Crossroad staff reserves the right to disqualify entries for any reason deemed necessary to protect the overall quality and integrity of the event. Entries may be disqualified for any of the following reasons: Objectionable content in the song or video (does not adhere to PG-13 standards), bad audio or video quality, watermarks, subtitled footage that does not apply to the content of the submission, failure to adhere to submission rules, or any reason the contest staff deems necessary. If you are unsure if your video would be disqualified due to the above rule e-mail the contest coordinator and we can view the content of your video and make a decision.

Anime Crossroad AMV contest forum:
Information about this year’s Across AMV contest, programming, and other related topics can be found and discussed on the Anime Crossroads forums under the topic


Entry Checklist

Does your video meet the video profile requirements?
Did you include 3 seconds of black video / no audio both before and after your video?
Did you fill out your entry form?
Are your video and entry form named in the following format?
Creator – title – music artist – music title – anime source . file type
Did you email your entry form to the Across AMV Coordinator?
Did you compress as a ZIP or RAR file your video and entry form (one entry per file)?
Did you upload the compressed file to a public file-serving site and email the link to the Across AMV Coordinator?

Sorry, guess it wasn't as simple as I thought it out to be. Remember if you have any question about anything above, please feel free to contact the Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV coordinator

Shawnel Malone(AKA -Fa-)
acrossamv2010@gmail.com


Here are the Finalist for the 1st Anime Crossroads AMV Contest!

*Note* The list of finalist are not in any specific order

(Editor - title)

Dragon/Roy - A Little Late

Junipertay - Samurai Love Story

Jessie Braden - The Very Short AMV

JaddziaDax- Double Dutch

Hugo Z Hackbush - The Shadow Money Cat

JaddziaDax - Pretty Sparkles

Amo-Chan - Courting Reverie

Brad DeMoss - Springtime

Jessie Braden - Not Alone

AimoAio - Immerse

JaddziaDax - Lovers and Dreamers

Amo-Chan - Eyes On Me

Congrats to everyone who made it to the finals
The contest will be held in the Main Events hall on Sat. 25th at Noon

Thanks for entering Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV contest!
If you are one of the finalist coming to the con I would like to
meet with you before the contest starts, just so I can meet ya in person =)

Looking forward to seeing the results.

Hope to see you there!!
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest *offical rules-1st year*

Postby Amo-Chan » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:51 am

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Hells ya XD.
Crap...now I've got to actually edit something.
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest *offical rules-1st year*

Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:53 pm

I guess I should get to work on my stuff as well >.>
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest *offical rules-1st year*

Postby Fay-Sa » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:08 pm

Amo-Chan wrote:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Hells ya XD.
Crap...now I've got to actually edit something.



JaddziaDax wrote:I guess I should get to work on my stuff as well >.>


yep, get to work :amv:

I should mention this isn't the con's 1st year, just the contest
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest *offical rules-1st year*

Postby Amo-Chan » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:23 pm

-Fa- wrote:yep, get to work :amv:


You can't make me!!!
Oh, wait...actually, you're close enough you could.
I can't wait to go! :awesome:
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby Fay-Sa » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:15 pm

Quick update: Since I'm out of town, and have been for some time, I won't have much access to the across amv contest email. So if you have already or are planing to send your entry within the next few days I may not be able to respond as quickly as I normally would. I'm sorry I didn't say this earlier but still feel free to send your entry, remember the deadline is Sept. 5th
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest *offical rules-1st year*

Postby Fay-Sa » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:33 pm

Amo-Chan wrote:
-Fa- wrote:yep, get to work :amv:


You can't make me!!!
Oh, wait...actually, you're close enough you could.
I can't wait to go! :awesome:


I can't wait ether, its exciting and I'm so happy how well this contest is receiving on the Across forums and emails so far. And yes I do live close hehehe :twisted:

yes...also wanted to reply to this...just haven't gotten to it yet XD
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest (1 month left)

Postby Fay-Sa » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:06 pm

1 month to go till deadline!!! Get those entries in =D
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby Amo-Chan » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:21 pm

-Fa-, is there a specific sort of site that's preferred for sending videos? Pretty much, I'm asking if YSI is cool to use or not.
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby Fay-Sa » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:56 pm

whatever works for you, so yousendit is A-OK! *shot*

oh and its like just a little over a week left till the deadline :awesome:
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby Dragon/Roy » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:43 am

ohhhh , very interesting , Ill submit :D
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby JaddziaDax » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:20 pm

Sending you my entries now O:
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest

Postby Fay-Sa » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:18 pm

Dragon/Roy wrote:ohhhh , very interesting , Ill submit :D


Awesome

JaddziaDax wrote:Sending you my entries now O:


yay!

Oh and before I forget, 1 week left till Deadline. Need those videos in by 11:59 pm on Sept. 5!
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest [1 week left!]

Postby Mamo! » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:44 pm

Sounds good :o
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Re: Anime Crossroads 2010 AMV Contest [1 week left!]

Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:38 pm

<3 <3 <3 <3
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