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AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Winners Announced!)

Postby Scintilla » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:49 pm

(Edit, 5/18/12: Finalists announced here!)

(Edit, 5/29/12: AMV screening schedule and overflow playlists announced.)

(Edit, 6/10/12: Winners announced here!)

I'm here to announce that Cyanna and I (with valuable help from Jefferson) are running the AMV department at AnimeNEXT this year. Being the largest independently-run anime convention in the New Jersey/New York metro area, AnimeNEXT is returning to the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, for the weekend of June 8-10, 2012.

As of 3/18/12, we are officially open for entries. The rules have been approved, though with ONE CHANGE from the tentative version: we are now equally accepting of 4:3 or 16:9 MPEG-1/-2 files.
This post will continue to be updated throughout the next few months.

AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest Rules - Entry Form

Please read these rules completely, as we have made some important changes from last year, including:
  • No preset categories. Categories will not be decided until after the field of finalists has been selected. Send us your horror, your experimental, your trailers, whatever!
  • No anti-trolling rule. For this year, we don't care what awards a video has won as long as it was completed May 2011 or later.
  • No maximum video length. Go ahead, send us your 16-minute-long prog rock epic.
  • Entries sent by post must be postmarked by MAY 5 and received by MAY 12. Entries sent via FTP must be completely received by the end of MAY 5.

Additional reasons you should enter our contest:
  • The rest of the convention staff has been very helpful in working with us to ensure that our department gets appropriate time slots reserved well in advance (and that we can announce winners at the Masquerade). No repeats of last year!
  • There will be swag for the winners. And we will ship said swag if said winners can't claim it in person.
  • As AnimeNEXT this year falls right on the Otakon AMV contest deadline, Vic has made an explicit exemption for us in the rules: awards won at AnimeNEXT will not disqualify a video from Otakon's contest.

As I type this, there are one and a half months remaining until our deadline. Go go go!
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby TritioAFB » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:16 am

Sir this was the first ever Con I ended as Runner Up. I'm like I should finish quickly a certain AMV I have been working for just for this Con
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby Shin-AMV » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:04 am

Scintilla wrote:[*]No maximum video length. Go ahead, send us your 16-minute-long prog rock epic.[/list]


Oh man. Time to finish the Nichijou remake of Disney's Peter and the Wolf I have lying around. :awesome:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby Ijexis » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:11 pm

Will be entering, don't know if I should use current video or creating a new one entirely. Will have to see what happens as the deadline nears.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby Pocho_Love » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:07 pm

I live around the NJ/NY area! :)
I was thinking of going to AnimeNEXT actually, but I dunno.
Anyway, I might enter something for this. :up:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby Jefferys » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:37 pm

Scintilla wrote:I'm here to announce that Cyanna and I are running the AMV department at AnimeNEXT this year.


And don't forget me...but I don't count...really...

I mean, I only just make regular reports everytime some new development happens on the staff list...or something... :wink:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby l33tmeatwad » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:32 pm

Shin-AMV wrote:
Scintilla wrote:[*]No maximum video length. Go ahead, send us your 16-minute-long prog rock epic.[/list]


Oh man. Time to finish the Nichijou remake of Disney's Peter and the Wolf I have lying around. :awesome:

Oh yeah? I'm gonna make a parody of the Lord of the Rings movies using the entire audio from all three movies! :bear:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest

Postby Scintilla » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:04 pm

Rules still have not been approved by legal, but we are now open for entries anyway. First post updated accordingly. Two months until the deadline.

Show us your HOTtest vids!
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Now open for entries)

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:07 pm

FTP info? Info on where to email to request FTP info and/or send form?
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Now open for entries)

Postby Scintilla » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:22 am

BasharOfTheAges wrote:FTP info? Info on where to email to request FTP info and/or send form?

It's all there under Rule #19, "Submitting Online".
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Now open for entries)

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:27 am

Scintilla wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:FTP info? Info on where to email to request FTP info and/or send form?

It's all there under Rule #19, "Submitting Online".

So, my browser-plugin kept loading the pages of the PDF with the rules on them backwards and started at the top of the bottom page... it honestly looked like there were only 10 rules. :oops:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Now open for entries)

Postby Scintilla » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:02 pm

Top post has been updated. Rules are approved, contest is officially open.

As to what prompted the aspect ratio rule change: When I originally drafted the rules, I had been working under the assumption (based on information from the January staff meeting) that no room playing the AMVs would have a high-definition projector. However, at the March staff meeting on Sunday, I discovered that BOTH rooms playing the contest screenings will in fact have HD projectors and wide screens... but, that doesn't change the fact that the rooms playing the overflow blocks will still have the standard kind. The projectors for the Main Events room where the winners will be announced are also 4:3.

So since you obviously can't know in advance whether or not your video will make the finals, it didn't make sense anymore for me to require that MPEG submissions be one DAR or the other. So to maintain maximum fidelity, just encode for whatever DAR makes the most sense for your particular video. I will handle any conversions that may prove necessary.

Thanks for your patience. If anyone who already sent in videos wishes to re-submit (well, this is why I said the rules were tentative), just shoot us an e-mail at amv@animenext.org and I can have your FTP account re-activated.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Now open for entries)

Postby Simplicityyamv » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Can't wait to attend :D
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Month Warning)

Postby Scintilla » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:43 pm

Thread title updated to reflect the fact that, as I type this, there remains only ONE MONTH until the entry deadline.
We currently have received a total of 7 videos... which means that if you act fast, you could still be a winner!
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Month Warning)

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:59 pm

Scintilla wrote:Thread title updated to reflect the fact that, as I type this, there remains only ONE MONTH until the entry deadline.
We currently have received a total of 7 videos... which means that if you act fast, you could still be a winner!

Lol xD I do intend on submitting videos, but I have yet to think of any ideas so far.
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