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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Two Weeks Left!)

Postby Scintilla » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:25 pm

I thought I should pop in to remind everyone that if you intend to enter the AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest via online submission, please e-mail amv@animenext.org to request an FTP account by APRIL 29, as we cannot guarantee FTP accounts past that date. (This has always been stated in the rules file, but I realized it was not mentioned in my original post.)
Of course, your entries do not actually have to be uploaded until May 5.

Also of course, if you are submitting by post, the above does not apply to you, and you just need to get your entry postmarked by May 5.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Two Weeks Left!)

Postby JD_Lord1 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:03 pm

I'm not too familiar with the FTP process, but is there a size limit? I don't plan on going over 2 GB but I'm not sure if this would be unreasonable...
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Two Weeks Left!)

Postby Scintilla » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:05 pm

No size limit, though if it looks like you're going to surpass 2 GB, you may want to split it into two separate files. The biggest we've received so far was 1.63 GB, and we could handle that with no problem.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Two Weeks Left!)

Postby TritioAFB » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Done getting the info for the FTP access. Now I have to decide which videos will be sent :up:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby Scintilla » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Only one week left before the deadline as I type this. I promise this will be the last time I bump the thread before the deadline (though of course I will still post to answer questions, etc.).

In case anyone was wondering, here's how many videos we've received so far flagged with each of the categorization elements. Remember that each entry is flagged with two to four of these, so the total number of entries cannot be derived from these stats alone; I will however say that we do have enough entries to fill the contest block even if no one else enters at this point:

Action - 10
Artistic - 10
Character Profile - 9
Comedy - 5
Dance - 5
Drama - 17
Fun - 9
Horror - 1
Romance - 6
Segmented - 0
Sentimental - 4
Trailer/Parody - 3
Uplifting - 5

Keep in mind that the finalists will be selected without any regard to categorization, and there are varying degrees of overlap among the genres, so the genres with the most videos fitting them may not necessarily equate to the final categories.

I will be sending out e-mails at some point to: 1) those people who have requested FTP accounts but not sent in their entry forms, and 2) those people who have sent in their entry forms but have not uploaded the actual videos.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby TritioAFB » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:32 am

May I ask what's the Uplifting category about?
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby Scintilla » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:36 pm

TritioAFB wrote:May I ask what's the Uplifting category about?

Drama of the positive variety -- inspirational, overcoming, life-affirming, what have you. "Defying Gravity" from 2010 is a good example. Or last year's "Son of Man". Or anything recced in this thread.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Sat May 05, 2012 3:00 pm

Oops, missed this one by a day... oh well..

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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby TritioAFB » Sat May 05, 2012 10:47 pm

:O

So any idea about the final amount of videos?
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby Scintilla » Sun May 06, 2012 7:04 am

TritioAFB wrote:So any idea about the final amount of videos?

We currently have 78 videos, but...
  • One was not uploaded before the deadline (the editor originally gave me direct download links from the Org, then never replied to my e-mail giving him the FTP info)
  • One was uploaded on time but failed to meet minimum resolution and had what looked like encoding errors
  • One was DQed for gore (and one more may suffer the same fate -- I asked for a censored version but the editor never replied)
  • That total doesn't include any videos that may have come in yesterday, or that may arrive this week, via the post office -- I am expecting at least two more
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (One Week Left!)

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun May 06, 2012 9:15 am

Given your earlier category total numbers, 78 seems pretty good. :up:
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Entries Closed)

Postby Scintilla » Sat May 12, 2012 10:46 am

Just got back from my last trip to the post office. Not counting the one video that was DQed already for gore and the one video that was entered as noncompeting, the final total count is 80 videos that will go into the prescreening. The total run time is in the vicinity of 4.5 hours.

Note that the prescreeners may still disqualify additional videos for content or other rule violations; we have identified two videos in particular as questionable cases. (The creators were informed of this well in advance in case they wanted to send censored versions.)

Also, the amount of videos we received means that at the convention, most of the videos that do not make finals will only be able to be screened at one of the two overflow screenings. If we are able to show some at both, priority will be given to those videos whose creators indicated they would be in attendance at the convention.
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Entries Closed)

Postby TritioAFB » Sat May 12, 2012 1:17 pm

I should have sent a more bloody video :awesome:

Hmm that was more videos than last year
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Entries Closed)

Postby Melichan923 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:16 pm

80 videos isn't a bad amount. :) Good luck everyone!
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Re: AnimeNEXT 2012 AMV Contest (Entries Closed)

Postby Scintilla » Fri May 18, 2012 11:33 pm

The scores are in, and the finalists and categories have been selected -- each category's finalists are given in alphabetical order by credits name, NOT in play order:


Trailer/Parody
DriftRoot
GloryQuestor
MeliChan923

Romance/Sentimental
Anicsi/Fidelity Studios
Helix
jade_eyed_angel (AuN Studios)
Pacotacoshell
xDreww / EBullientDesigns

Drama
BasharOfTheAges (Shin-Ei Gumi)
EimiJ7
MeliChan923
Pacotacoshell
RiderG

Action
irriadin
Kazemon15
Kazemon15 again
Stratos - Revived Studio
Stratos - Revived Studio again
Surfinpika
TritioAFB

Artistic
Janika/JanAnimE Productions
Porkychoppop
Sephiroth/DMRA
xDreww / EBullientDesigns

Dance/Fun
[madaraxD]
AuN Studios
Drabaz
Dream Team
drewaconclusion
Two Frame Studios

Comedy
drewaconclusion
l33tmeatwad
purplepolecat
SatoshiSakura
Warlike Swans


My congratulations to all of the finalists, as we've got a great field this year and you should be proud of yourselves. Between the quality of the videos and the fact that the screenings will be in great rooms at great timeslots (which I'll be able to say more about as we get closer to the con), I'm really excited for making this happen at the convention.

Those videos that did not make finals but were not disqualified will still be shown in at least one of the two overflow/noncompeting screenings (yes, we did receive one video entered as noncompeting). I will provide more information about those once we have figured out the playlists.

Only three weeks left until the con!
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