A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May 13)

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A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May 13)

Postby rubyeye » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:15 pm

Welcome to A-Kon's 24th AMV Contest
(or Video & Special Events, as we've been calling it)

This year we are moving to our new home at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, but luckily for you our event rules and submission guidelines will remain the same as before. Everything can be found on the website. Details are under the F.A.Q. page as well as for each contest (Standard or Masters). We will be doing the miniVENT showings as AMV contest intermissions again this year. So anything not directly competing with "anime" music videos would fall into this category (i.e. short films, trailers, original animation, video game content, etc.). These videos are still restricted to the same time limit per event. One of the main judging criteria will be your effective use of time, so in the case of "short films" for the Masters contest....please don't go overboard :nono:.

You must register/log-in to enter your submission information, before the May 6th deadline. You can upload your video at a later time, provided we have your submission form before that date.

And as always, please post any questions or concerns you have and I will try to answer them as best I can. Good luck everyone, and I hope to see some of you at A-kon this summer.

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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:10 pm

What category should animation that is not "anime" go? Other?

EDIT

Also getting the same error message as Tritio is below.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby TritioAFB » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:46 pm

I'm having problems with the upload. It keeps sending me the 'Error' message, even after checking everything was fine with the requirements of the files
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby rubyeye » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:22 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:What category should animation that is not "anime" go? Other?

EDIT

Also getting the same error message as Tritio is below.

The Category of choice is simply your best description of what the video is, i.e. Comedy, Parody, Horror, etc.
If you are using footage that is not "anime", then you would choose the Submission Type which describes your source material, like game footage, original animation, live action, etc.
If you are using animation that is not specifically Japanese animation, then you may choose "Other" or "Music Video - Anime" (if it is a music video). During judging we will be shifting videos around into their appropriate spots if we need to.

TritioAFB wrote:I'm having problems with the upload. It keeps sending me the 'Error' message, even after checking everything was fine with the requirements of the files

Can you describe exactly what kind of error message you are getting? Is it related to the status of your submissions? I will inquire but it's possible the server may just be undergoing maintenance. You could try uploading again to see if it will accept.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby TritioAFB » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:24 pm

Before the upload bar finishes, it suddenly crashes and redirect to a Error Message that says:

Something went wrong during the upload. Contact the administrator for support, something like that

AT my case, it finally uploaded the videos after 4 tries :up:
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:34 pm

I filled out the form, and they fixed it for me. I think they have a back-end limit on server space that they have to keep cleaning out.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: Accepting Submissions/Deadline is May 6, 2

Postby rubyeye » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:20 pm

Just got word ... there was a minor issue with the php default settings after the last upgrade. It has been fixed and everything should be working now. Thanks for letting me know guys.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby rubyeye » Wed May 01, 2013 11:05 am

It's that time again when we need everyone to start getting your vids registered and uploaded for the contest. We're very light on submissions this year, but like always - there is always the late rush.

The deadline is technically May 6th but things will remain up through May 13th for everyone who might be running a bit behind. Good Luck!


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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby Magicflier » Sun May 12, 2013 2:32 am

Hope that you've received enough entries! Image
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri May 31, 2013 10:12 am

Were finalists ever listed or notified for this? I checked the website, but apparently they don't even have forums there to ask on. The VSE info pages don't have MRS notes on them any more either, so I'm kinda clueless as to where I should be looking.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby rubyeye » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:44 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:Were finalists ever listed or notified for this? I checked the website, but apparently they don't even have forums there to ask on. The VSE info pages don't have MRS notes on them any more either, so I'm kinda clueless as to where I should be looking.

We didn't get as many video entries this year as we had in the past, so most everybody who entered will get their video screened at the convention.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:56 pm

rubyeye wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Were finalists ever listed or notified for this? I checked the website, but apparently they don't even have forums there to ask on. The VSE info pages don't have MRS notes on them any more either, so I'm kinda clueless as to where I should be looking.

We didn't get as many video entries this year as we had in the past, so most everybody who entered will get their video screened at the convention.

Ah, well thanks for the info. :up: Sorry to hear your events weren't as well filled as in years passed, though. :(

Unrelated, but could you fix your contest listing in the org database? It's currently "closed to new entries" which only means people can never tag the video as having played there.
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby TritioAFB » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:41 am

rubyeye wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Were finalists ever listed or notified for this? I checked the website, but apparently they don't even have forums there to ask on. The VSE info pages don't have MRS notes on them any more either, so I'm kinda clueless as to where I should be looking.

We didn't get as many video entries this year as we had in the past, so most everybody who entered will get their video screened at the convention.


That's weird, sincer it's the first time I heard this Con didn't get enough entries
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby Scintilla » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:34 am

TritioAFB wrote:
rubyeye wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Were finalists ever listed or notified for this? I checked the website, but apparently they don't even have forums there to ask on. The VSE info pages don't have MRS notes on them any more either, so I'm kinda clueless as to where I should be looking.

We didn't get as many video entries this year as we had in the past, so most everybody who entered will get their video screened at the convention.

That's weird, sincer it's the first time I heard this Con didn't get enough entries

Is there any midsized-to-large convention this year that got more AMV entries than last year? I've been hearing that the decline is very much across the board. (It's certainly true of mine...)
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Re: A-Kon 24 VSE: FINAL WEEK-Deadline May 6 (extends to May

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:47 am

Scintilla wrote:Is there any midsized-to-large convention this year that got more AMV entries than last year? I've been hearing that the decline is very much across the board. (It's certainly true of mine...)

A lot of cons in that size range don't think they have to advertise much any more for things like AMVs, but then their regulars stop editing and, whoops, nobody's heard of them apart from locals.
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