Pwolf wrote:on a side note, the event's #1 priority, while still a competition, should be to entertain the audience. if you DQ an editor because they didn't render stuff out of AE before the time limit, you're only hurting the people who sat there for 3 hours expecting to see something cool but ended up seeing someone get DQd because of something minor.
I doubt anyone is going to be making complex enough comps that will take a long time to render anyway. I assume the AMV Editor block is 4 hours long to allow enough time?
I actually wonder what Vic would say about this. I don't think it's ever been an issue for Iron Editor.
Honestly, barring some MAJOR infraction (i.e. not using the secret ingredient at all, editing past the time limit) I don't think there is ever a good reason to DQ a video in Iron Editor. It kills the competition and makes the audience feel like they waited for nothing really.
1. Regarding the points, I have no problem with points but are the points divided between two videos or is it out of a maximum number of points? I.e. can I give a video a 10 out of 15 and another an 8 out of 15 or do I have to divide it and say go 10 and 5? Personally I prefer the later system for IE because the subjectiveness of point value becomes less of a factor (to get what I'm talking about consider aggregate review scores out of 100 - to some people a 50 is average but to some a 70 is average which means the two in an aggregate scoring system don't quite balance each other out regarding what the reviewer actually thought of it).
2. I strongly recomend the "Do you know the anime" game that I've seen at AWA for years for audience participation. It allows the audience to play along (withotu shouting the answers of course), consumes a lot of time and is just generally a fun game all around.
If we've got enough AMV editors out there I think you should do a "Do you know the AMV" game
play something like 20 amv snippets with completley different music playing (i.e. A little retrospective & the AMV Hell 4 credits) and see how many actual AMVs can be spotted.