The Otakon 2011 Thread

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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby RADX888 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:24 pm

Ahhhh, first submission I make to a contest and no cheese. I wish I could actually be there for the convention to see if my video even makes it into the Overflow.
But oh well, my next project that I have in mind is going to be centered on Broken Blade. Good luck to everyone else, :up:
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby Davis 51 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:21 pm

RADX888 wrote:Ahhhh, first submission I make to a contest and no cheese. I wish I could actually be there for the convention to see if my video even makes it into the Overflow.
But oh well, my next project that I have in mind is going to be centered on Broken Blade. Good luck to everyone else, :up:


Don't sweat it. My first 2 submissions didn't make it into Otakon. Just don't be discouraged and learn from your mistakes. :)
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby irriadin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:33 am

So here we are just a few days before the con. Are we lawyer approved? :ying:
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby Jefferys » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:05 am

irriadin wrote:So here we are just a few days before the con. Are we lawyer approved? :ying:


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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby VicBond007 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:16 pm

irriadin wrote:So here we are just a few days before the con. Are we lawyer approved? :ying:


All except for one video. If I didn't contact you, then you're lawyer approved.
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby l33tmeatwad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:20 am

VicBond007 wrote:
irriadin wrote:So here we are just a few days before the con. Are we lawyer approved? :ying:


All except for one video. If I didn't contact you, then you're lawyer approved.

Interesting, makes me curious as to why a particular video wouldn't get approved, but I suppose you aren't at liberty to say.
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby Davis 51 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:20 am

l33tmeatwad wrote:
VicBond007 wrote:
irriadin wrote:So here we are just a few days before the con. Are we lawyer approved? :ying:


All except for one video. If I didn't contact you, then you're lawyer approved.

Interesting, makes me curious as to why a particular video wouldn't get approved, but I suppose you aren't at liberty to say.


The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question. I just hope it gets resolved. I had my first ever Otakon submission, No Avatar for Old Men, nixed in the overflow (the year of the missing trailer category, I think you can guess what category mine was in...)

Of course this was back in my dark Windows Movie Maker days where I didn't know the difference between a codec and a container. It's a wonder I was able to sync anything at all, actually. :P
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby irriadin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:24 am

Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question. I just hope it gets resolved.


Considering the con starts in just two days, I think that if it isn't resolved already, then it's far too late. Unless they're going to work some printshop magic with the printed ballots...
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby l33tmeatwad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:28 am

Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question.

I was not really curious as to which video it was, my interest is only peaked as to what type of thing gets a video disqualified. Perhaps I didn't explain very well.
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:33 am

l33tmeatwad wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question.

I was really curious as to which video it was, my interest is only peaked as to what type of thing gets a video disqualified. Perhaps I didn't explain very well.

It could be something obvious... Or, more likely, it might just be that he hasn't found anything else to complain about this year and fears if it doesn't look like he's doing something they won't need him in the future. :wink:
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby irriadin » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:00 am

l33tmeatwad wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question.

I was really curious as to which video it was, my interest is only peaked as to what type of thing gets a video disqualified. Perhaps I didn't explain very well.


I have no idea. There's two videos that I remember seeing that could have possibly been objectionable in some way, but I'm not going to speculate.
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby Davis 51 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:32 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question.

I was really curious as to which video it was, my interest is only peaked as to what type of thing gets a video disqualified. Perhaps I didn't explain very well.


At this point, as irriadin said, if it hasn't been resolved already, it's too late. It really depends on what exactly was 'objectionable' and what needed to be removed. If it was a whole video that needed to be stricken, I'm sure someone will figure out which one is mysteriously missing from the ballot, but if it was just one scene or something, then that can be easily altered and no one will notice/no one will know. Speculation is kind of useless here, and while I'm curious too, I wouldn't expect details.

In other news, I'd much rather speculate about who won that trivia contest (another thing we probably won't find out until the con.) :ying:
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby l33tmeatwad » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:31 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:The only persons whose business it is are the lawyers, VicBond's, and the editor of the video in question.

I was not really curious as to which video it was, my interest is only peaked as to what type of thing gets a video disqualified. Perhaps I didn't explain very well.

SORRY!!!! My failure to proof my post caused some confusion, I corrected it, lol...I was trying to say I was NOT curious as to which video it was, lol...leaving out the NOT kinda changes the meaning...
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby Davis 51 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:53 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:SORRY!!!! My failure to proof my post caused some confusion, I corrected it, lol...I was trying to say I was NOT curious as to which video it was, lol...leaving out the NOT kinda changes the meaning...


Your avatar right now is more fitting than ever before. :wink: I am totally picturing meatwad reading your post.
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Re: The Otakon 2011 Thread

Postby VicBond007 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:24 am

So here's what's happening, so I don't have to squash 3 day's worth of con-rumors on Sunday, and so we all can learn from the experience.
One of the entries used live-action footage from the original music video for the song that said creator used in their AMV. Said scenes were in the same places in the AMV, as they were be in the original video. Without going into the nitty gritty details, it could be argued that this would make the AMV a derivative copy and no longer an original work. It's kind of like if you took a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog, colored him differently, and said he was your own (inb4 SonicObamaBackpack.jpg). PERSONALLY, I still think the video is OK, but the legal case that COULD be brought against it IS valid, and at that point we'd probably get our asses handed to us because Atlantic Records can hire more expensive lawyers than us ^.^

I was notified about this on 7/21, and contacted the creator that day. It seemed like getting a "fixed" version would be possible, so we printed all of the ballots and planned to swap in the "legal" version of the video before the contest. now it appears that Real Life has gotten in the way and things don't look so good. Again, I've contacted the creator and if I don't get the entry well before the contest goes live, I am going to fill that slot with the next-highest-scoring romance video on the list. This option really kind of sucks for the new video since they won't be on the ballot (a four-figure mistake -_-) but votes for the "old" video will be counted for the "new" one, if that's even any consolation. I figure, if we've got the time, might as well add another entry, we've got enough of them!

As for the trivia contest, Davis51 won by a long bomb. I'll have your prize at the con, and I'll be e-mailing you the software separately since the installation procedure takes a little finesse and I'd like to write a little something up to help you out.
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