Ryan Sweat, aka EXPConNeverRayne wrote:EXP Con’s AMV contest is back for a third year with much needed improvements and upgrades. First things first last year I kind of fell on my face when it came to the AMV contest. I wanted to wait for some late entries and pushed back the deadline of submission to a week out. Unfortunately things got even more hectic than I could have even imagined a couple days before I was set to go to Jacksonville and I had to stay in Tallahassee until Wednesday. I couldn’t get the videos over to the judges in time for them to be judged appropriately and was left to judge them from my own viewing experiences, hence picking the top 10 in no particular order to give certificates to. That was a disaster that won’t be happening again as we will be closing submissions 2 weeks out and getting them into the judges hands with plenty of time to judge them accurately. We will also be giving away trophies to the category winners as well as prizes sponsored by Movie Stop. I hope we can get a strong turn out like last year for this year’s contest. Thanks for all your hard work and good luck to all!
The EXP Con Anime Music Video Contest is an opportunity for everyone, from amateurs to professionals, to showcase their video editing talent! Anime Music Videos or AMV’s for short, are videos composed of anime and/or video game footage, then set to music, creating a fan made music video. There are different categories and levels (from novice to professional) that you can enter into. Make a video geared towards a certain category or just let your imagination run wild leaving it to the judges to discern the category your video belongs in. Videos will be judged by members of EXP Con staff and the Animebelle.com members AMV critique squad.
Please note that these categories are only examples and suggested guidelines of the categories that may be awarded in the EXP Con Fall 2010 AMV Contest. Actual Categories will be selected by the judges, based on actual entries received. For example, if no action entries are submitted, or only one or two videos that do not accurately reflect the theme of the category, an award for Best Action AMV may not be presented.
The categories are as follows:
Remember these are categories of AMV’s, not specific awards. A Best of Show will be given, and more awards may be added at the judge’s discretion, such as AMV with most Gusto.
Note: “Comedy” refers to comedic AMV’s in all forms, while “Parody” specifically refers to videos of a satirical imitative nature (ie, television commercials, movie trailers, etc.). The Novice Category is open to only editors who have not won a “Best of “award (Best of Show, Best Comedy, Best Technical, etc.). Honorable Mentions are still allowed under the Novice category, and purely internet contests are not counted as official awards. The “Pro” Category is open only to specific editors that have won an award previously.
All entries must be received by 12:01 am on Friday, September 24th 2010 to provide adequate time for judging.
All entries must have premiered no earlier than October of 2009.
Each entry will be limited to a maximum length of seven (7) minutes.
Only three (3) entries will be accepted per individual.
Entries may not be smaller than 640x480, and may not run at a slower speed than 23.97 frames per second.
The preferred formats for AMV submissions are Xvid (AVI) and MPEG-4, but MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and Divx will also be accepted. We will not be accepting WMV, RM, RAM, RA, or FLV formats. If you need help converting your WMV videos to another format, please use the following guide: http://www.wikihow.com/convert-.wmv-to-.avi-legally.
To ensure that your video plays at its best, please include two seconds of blank footage before your video begins.
Entries will be disqualified for inappropriate content, including but not limited to nudity, graphic sexual content, excessive violence, and excessive foul language. The judge’s decision on disqualification is final, so if you are concerned about the content of your video, please censor it on your own before submitting it. As a general guideline, all entries should fall within an MPAA rating of PG-13 or lower. You can learn about this rating here: http://www.mpaa.org/flmrat_ratings.asp
Mail-in Submissions should be sent to the following address:
EXP Con AMV Contest
1507 Davis Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Electronic Submissions are also welcomed. We recommend the website http://www.yousendit.com for files under 100mb and http://www.transferbigfiles.com/ for files over 100mb. Please send the file to the email address Ryan_Sweat@expcon.org
Please include in your mail-in submission or in a separate email the following information:
Number of Entries
(For each entry you will fill out the following information)
Title of AMV
Artist of Song
Good luck, y'all!