Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

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Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:39 pm

Its that time of year again folks, time for the Anime Los Angeles Anime Music Video Contest.

From the official site: http://www.animelosangeles.org/ala/2012/amv-contest/

The AMV (Anime Music Video) contest takes place on Friday. Anime Music Videos consist of clips from one or more anime series or movies set to songs. They are made by fans because they have a passion for an anime/song combination that drives them to show that vision to audiences.

All of our contestants are fans just like you who have worked hard all year to create the videos we will be showing off Friday evening. There are many
awards that can be won.

Audience Categories:
◦Crowd Pleaser
◦Best in Category (Four awards: Action, Drama, Comedy, Pro)

Judging Categories: (Voted on by our panel of Judges)
◦Best Produced
◦Judges’ Favorite

Additional Awards:
◦Creators Choice (Voted on by the contestants)
◦Staff Picks (AMV Staff pick their favorite entrie(s) )

Our Judges are:
Ed Hooper
Victoria Shapero
Lauren Cook
TBD
Mystery Judge (Every year we fill our fifth spot with a mystery person!)

Hope to see you there!



OFFICIAL RULES from http://www.alaamv.info/rules.php
I) AMV Restrictions
1) Maximum Length: Soft cap at 4 minutes, hard cap at 6 minutes.
2) Content must be appropriate for a television viewing audience.
3) No Intros or Outros. No text in the video that does not pertain to the video itself.
4) Accepted Formats:
Video: MPEG-2, h264, MPEG-4
Audio: mp3, wav
5) Files only. Physical Media will NOT be accepted.

II) Submission Restrictions
1) Entries will be accepted on a first-come first serve basis.
2) NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 1 NOVEMBER 2012
3) NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE CONVENTION
4) You may submit ONE video per category (Action, Comedy, Drama) . Maximum of FOUR videos per
5) You must attend the convention to be eligable for awards.

III) How to Submit a Video
1) Complete and submit the form found here http://www.alaamv.info/form.php
2) Choose ONE of the following methods of delivery:
a) E-mail a link to your hosted video file to AMV13@alaamv.info
DO NOT SEND YOUR FILE AS AN ATTACHMENT
b) Burn a single copy of your AMV to a CD or DVD as a File. Then snail mail to:
Mikal Saltveit
12616 Caswell Ave Apt #3
Los Angeles CA, 90066


Exceptions
Please note we are always open to granting exceptions to the rules, on a case-by-case basis. This means that missing a deadline due to legitimate excuses (i.e. grandma was in a car accident, something came up at work, president called you to diffuse a nuclear bomb) is fine, but you must communicate this to us.

Changes to the rules
I-5) This year we will only accepting files. If you are unable to upload your file to the provided server we may make special allowance. This will be done on a case-by-case basis.
II-4) One video per category maximum. This year YOU decide what your best drama is, send us that. Videos which do not easily fit a category may be submitted regardless. Absolute maximum of four videos.
II-5) You must attend in order to receive awards. Failure to attend without an Exception (see above) will result in getting Banned (see below).
III-2B)

Banned
Breaking the rules will result in being banned from submitting to future contests. Length of the ban will vary based on severity.

Challenges
If you feel that a video breaks any of the rules, or is in some other way upsetting you may issue a Challenge. Challenges must be e-mailed to amv13@alaamv.info before February 1st.

Timeline
All videos and forms must be in Mikal's hands by November 1st at the latest.
Finalists will be announced by December 1st.
Winners will be formally announced on February 1st to allow for any challenges to be made.

If there are any questions you can either post here or e-mail us at amv13@alaamv.info Please do not PM this account.

Thak you for reading,
Mikal Saltveit
AMV Contest Coordinator

UPDATE: It is confirmed that the AMV Contest will be changing time-slots to Sunday starting at 10:00am. This is possibly a one-time change, and if things do not work out we will be moveing back to Friday night.

UPDATE: We will also have a reduced contestant pool of 5 videos per category, with the regular categories of Action, Drama, Comedy, Pro, for a total of 20 videos. If a 5th category is added due to shifting submission content the numbers will switch to 4 videos per category. This is reduced from last years 30 videos. These numbers are not fixed, but represent our intent to reduce the total number of videos shown, to better fit into our allotted time-slot without running over as in previous years.

UPDATE: To clarify the attendance rule. We WILL accept entries from non-attendees, however attendees will have first shot at the slots, and you must appear in person or by proxy to claim any prizes.

UPDATE: We will no longer allow more than 1 video per contestant to be shown in the contest. We had over 60 people submit videos last year, and should have no issue filling the available slots.

UPDATE: We are now accepting snail mail again! Snail mail must be mailed before the deadline, or other arrangements must be made via e-mail.

UPDATE: All entries are in! The contest is now complete and ready to air.

UPDATE: Finalists announced! Please be sure your information is correct.

UPDATE: Comedy category renamed to Parody for this year only to better reflect the nature of the videos contained within.
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:41 pm

I have received videos from the following groups:
1. Random Destination Studios
2. qyll
3. Sephiroth, 1MoonGoddess7
4. Desygne
5. Penstrike Productions
6. Kvakond
7. Studio Hybrid
8. 1MoonGoddess7
9. Clockwork Studio
10. Cat Edit Productions
11. Armed and out of Medication Productions
12. Clockwork Studio
13. milkmandan & manganate
14. Penstrike Productions
15. nicki_013
16. l33tmeatwad
17. drewaconclusion
18. Dana Helen Horak
19. Amberly Clune
20. James Blond
21. Kvakond
22. KH Queen Productions
23. tipsd9video
24. Maguma


I have received forms but not videos from the following groups:



Congratulations to our Finalists!
ACTION
Cat Edit Productions - Victory is Always Mine
Penstrike Productions - Light Up the Track Bleed Kaga
Random Destination Studios - Naruto Ball Z Shippuden
Clockwork Studio - Love & War
Studio Hybrid - Under The Radar

DRAMA
Sepiroth - Summer Rain
Amberly Clune - Syaoran won't give up
Desygne - Killing You
Dana Helen Horak - I Dreamed A Dream
KH Queen Productions - Heart

PARODY
Armed and out of medication productions - Furinkan Stalker
l33tmeatwad - Anten Piece
nicki_013 - PonPon
Maguma – 9 Gurren

PRO
Tips9Video – Dancehall
Kvakond - Eve's Progress
milkmandan & manganate - Save the World
James Blond - Beautiful Dirty ANARCHY
1moongoddess7- Galaxies


Reserved for winners

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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:42 pm

Reserved for awards distribution explanation

Our Four Big Winners - Across all categories
Best produced - voted by judges. After the contest our panel of judges convenes in their own private room.
Crowd Pleaser - voted by audience. Votes are tallied by the and staff after the contest.
Creators Choice - voted by creators who have videos in the contest. Creators may not vote for their own video.
Staff's Pick - voted by the contest staff
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Castor Troy » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:37 pm

I'm in. :)
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Kisagi » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:09 pm

oh yes, I'm in this time for sure
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:44 pm

UPDATE: It is confirmed that the AMV Contest will be changing time-slots to Sunday starting at 10:00am. This is possibly a one-time change, and if things do not work out we will be moveing back to Friday night.

UPDATE: We will also have a reduced contestant pool of 5 videos per category, with the regular categories of Action, Drama, Comedy, Pro, for a total of 20 videos. If a 5th category is added due to shifting submission content the numbers will switch to 4 videos per category. This is reduced from last years 30 videos. These numbers are not fixed, but represent our intent to reduce the total number of videos shown, to better fit into our allotted time-slot without running over as in previous years.

UPDATE: To clarify the attendance rule. We WILL accept entries from non-attendees, however attendees will have first shot at the slots, and you must appear in person or by proxy to claim any prizes.

UPDATE: We will no longer allow more than 1 video per contestant to be shown in the contest. We had over 60 people submit videos last year, and should have no issue filling the available slots.

UPDATE: We are now accepting snail mail again! Snail mail must be mailed before the deadline, or other arrangements must be made via e-mail.
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Castor Troy » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:22 pm

Sent in my entry!
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Penstrike » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:23 pm

Alright glad I finally got a video into a contest. :bear:
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Kisagi » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:26 pm

I've sent mine
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby blaku92 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 3:12 am

Hmm... I'd enter my Eva AMV, but I'm afraid it's not "appropriate for a television viewing audience." Aaaaaaand Castor's just going to win it anyway. :up: Oh well, perhaps next year I'll use less cool sources. (the kind with less blood and naked women..)
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Castor Troy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:54 pm

Will there be more entries? :uhoh:
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:24 am

Castor Troy wrote:Will there be more entries? :uhoh:


Is this directed at me? We currently have what I will term "enough" videos for the contest. We could use 2 more comedy/parody/silly/upbeat videos to fill out the "Comedy" section but baring that the other categories look good. Please, if you have already submitted do not send in any additional videos.

I will be announcing finalists by December 1st, however the actual date that I directly contact such finalists may actually be earlier.
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby tipsd9video » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:12 am

Sorry, I don't mean to rush you or anything, but when are the finalists going to be announced?
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby Castor Troy » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:43 pm

tipsd9video wrote:Sorry, I don't mean to rush you or anything, but when are the finalists going to be announced?


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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2013 AMV Contest

Postby MikalSaltveit » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:57 am

tipsd9video wrote:Sorry, I don't mean to rush you or anything, but when are the finalists going to be announced?

RIGHT NOW!

UPDATE: All entries are in! The contest is now complete and ready to air.

UPDATE: Finalists announced! Please be sure your information is correct.

ACTION
Cat Edit Productions - Victory is Always Mine
Penstrike Productions - Light Up the Track Bleed Kaga
Random Destination Studios - Naruto Ball Z Shippuden
Clockwork Studio - Love & War
Studio Hybrid - Under The Radar

DRAMA
Sepiroth - Summer Rain
Amberly Clune - Syaoran won't give up
Desygne - Killing You
Dana Helen Horak - I Dreamed A Dream
KH Queen Productions - Heart

PARODY
Armed and out of medication productions - Furinkan Stalker
l33tmeatwad - Anten Piece
nicki_013 - PonPon
Maguma – 9 Gurren

PRO
Tips9Video – Dancehall
Kvakond - Eve's Progress
milkmandan & manganate - Save the World
James Blond - Beautiful Dirty ANARCHY
1moongoddess7- Galaxies

UPDATE: Comedy category renamed to Parody for this year only to better reflect the nature of the videos contained within.
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