Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest Thread - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby irriadin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:36 am

So when are digital files checked and downloaded? I want to submit my form, but one of my videos is not completed yet. Are files checked immediately upon receiving the entry form, or on the 5th?

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby kireblue » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:46 pm

If you submit a trailer to the Fun category, are you allowed to have a parody of the MPAA green screen? Does that count as a lead in? Also, if your studio logo is actually a component within your video (not actually a lead in), would that still get you disqualified?

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:51 pm

kireblue wrote:If you submit a trailer to the Fun category, are you allowed to have a parody of the MPAA green screen? Does that count as a lead in? Also, if your studio logo is actually a component within your video (not actually a lead in), would that still get you disqualified?


You may use a parody version of an MPAA lead-in banner. It must make no mention of the MPAA or its trademarks.

On a side tangent, here's a fun little-known fact: "Green Banner" MPAA lead-ins are for trailers that have been approved for viewing by general audiences. The seldom seen "Red Banner" lead-ins are for trailers that are NOT approved for all audiences (basically, the trailer equivalent of an 'R' rating).

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:23 am

As of current, I have processed all entries presently in my possession and have sent confirmation letters to all.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:13 am

I'm starting to get a handful of videos where the creator decided to write a URL to a rapidshare or 4shared site rather than spend a few extra nickels to include a CD. Which is fine, it's permitted the rules.

But if you're gonna do that, you better send it extra early.

Why? Well, let me paint a picture: Rapidshare lately has been taking two hours to download a 300mb file, and that's assuming the transfer doesn't bomb out, in which case I have to start from scratch. Oh, and it has a limit on how many files you can download per hour.

If I get a lot of those, this will not end well.

So do me a favor and plunk down the extra few cents to include a disc. Please. PLEASE.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Kazemon15 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:14 pm

^

What about mediafire or a dropbox public link? Would those work better?

Unfortunately, I am unable to go to the post office just to send it. <<

I do have outgoing mail where I can send the form only, but to go in, have it weighed and whatnot... yeah, no time. :(
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:26 pm

Kazemon15 wrote:^

What about mediafire or a dropbox public link? Would those work better?


My suggestion would be to upload it to more than one cyberlocker. That way if one is being a failbag, I can try the other.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Rider4Z » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:23 pm

Kazemon15 wrote:^

What about mediafire or a dropbox public link? Would those work better?

Unfortunately, I am unable to go to the post office just to send it. <<

I do have outgoing mail where I can send the form only, but to go in, have it weighed and whatnot... yeah, no time. :(

mailing a cd and entry form in a simple bubble wrap lined envelope has always been under $2 for me. you might try sticking $2 worth of stamps on it and mailing it that way...
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Castor Troy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Ryvannis wrote:

That's a big "if" Troy. 8-)



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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Sephiroth » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:43 pm

Even if you do send a CD you may have to send some links. Hope you enjoy that vid Troy. :lol:
xstylus wrote:So do me a favor and plunk down the extra few cents to include a disc. Please. PLEASE.

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:08 pm

Regarding the submission form mail-in requirement:

Exceptions will be made for international entrants. Such entrants may submit your video and submission form digitally through the following means:

1) Print out a submission form. Fill it out completely and sign it by hand.
2) Write a link to your video's download link on your form.
3) Scan your submission form and email it to amv[at]spja.org on or before the deadline (May 5th). Please also retype your video's download link in the email.
4) KEEP YOUR SUBMISSION FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS. If your video makes it into the finals, you may be required to mail in your submission form.

I'll be working on making digital submission forms a reality for everybody next year. :)

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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Hagaren Viper » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:10 pm

I'm just about to finish my entry and Im super happy with it. Bring it the heck on, AX-goers! :)
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Rider4Z » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:17 pm

Hagaren Viper wrote:I'm just about to finish my entry and Im super happy with it. Bring it the heck on, AX-goers! :)

looking forward to your stuff :up:
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby Kazemon15 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:25 pm

I just finished my AMV...now for the dreading exporting.

Buut should be sending them off on Monday.
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Re: Anime Expo 2012 AMV Contest - (EZ Rules) DEADLINE: MAY 5

Postby XStylus » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:39 pm

Kazemon15 wrote:I just finished my AMV...now for the dreading exporting.


Yet another reason to submit early, just in case export issues crop up. :)

Of the videos I have received thus far, a very large percentage of entrants chose to invoke their option to resubmit an improved version of their video after I pointed out DQ'able yet easily correctable issues (such as aspect ratio flaws, audio sample rate flaws, file format flaws, etc). That's a luxury granted to those who submit their videos well ahead of the deadline.


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