all I'm saying is, if you don't like the way a certain contest is run (or the way prizes are awarded) then you might be better off not submitting to that convention and submitting to cons which DO do judged awards, like AWA's Master's Contest.
Audience choice is, and has always has been, this way. Popular songs/anime will get treated better than those which aren't as well known, that is a fact of life - HOWEVER, I have
seen it happen that a spectacularly edited video with an unrecognizable song and anime wins out over better known source/songs. See "Hold Me Now" for a perfect example. Such videos are the exception, not the rule, but it can happen.
I think that what it boils down to is a choice on the part of the editor.If you're making videos for your own enjoyment and just want as many people to see them as you can
, then it really shouldn't matter if the audience doesn't vote for it just because you used a lesser known source. If you're happy with your work, and some people in the audience loved it, then you're happy with that result.If you're in it to win contests
, then you need to take the audience into account and use popular footage/songs, OR submit to conventions which judge solely on a technical standpoint.[/quote]
I'm not saying anything about how a contest is run, I'm talking about the type of videos that win, compared to the other video that has for more better/action/drama/upbeat whatever. Talking about how the most popular songs/anime wins due to popularity. Your'e right it doesn't matter, because I edit for fun, it's a hooby. I don't edit for people, I don't edit to win contest. It's all for fun. Still that doesn't have to do with anything about the videos that are winning at cons. Thats another story.
xDreww wrote:This is what I've been trying to say this whole time. Then you guys try to talk about me being this and that? Just please..jokes aside, be mature and actually have a conversation instead of trying to be a wise ass with your stupid jokes. So unnecessary.
Once again THANK YOU. I think some people tend to act like that when they win cons so much. I see some people already.
Oh? do we need a recap of how immature YOU acted last year after finding out the winners? There was like a two page flame war STARTED BY YOU
that was deleted, but I still remember it if you would like a recap...You flamed for QUITE a while about my video winning and it was rather annoying to read about, but I completely avoided making comments and watched as you and several other editors went at it for several pages before a moderator had to step in and handle the situation.IT'S JUST A CONTEST!
Contests are done differently, and if you don't like the way one is done, DON'T SUBMIT TO IT!
If you would like to see a change, E-MAIL THE CONTEST ORGANIZERS!
There are better and MORE MATURE ways to handle the issue rather than flaming about it on public forums and making yourself look like an ass.
Hey, listen don't take what I said to deep buddy lol. If I offended you my bad. I was talking about you, when I say editors who wins take it all up in their head. So my bad. Also I was just stating how the video was better action wise compared to the other. I wasn't trying to flame, people just kept replying and stating, and I'll reply and state my opinion as well. Free to state your opinions on here right? Majority agrees, and I just wanted to know what other people thought. It is a contest, it is for fun, not saying anything bad about how it's being run. Just once again..saying about the winners, ect ect. Anywho thats the past, and don't come to me saying to act mature, when you don't even know me. Keep on judging buddy. Real nice!