Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - CLOSED to new submissions

Postby Brakus » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:00 am

Didn't make finals here at home. That sucks.

Sort of a rough year for me overall, despite the one win at Anime USA. It almost seems that I'm at the mercy of the pre-screeners and whatever personal biases they may have for or against certain issues. Why did Yaoi-con have to take this year off?

Good luck to all the finalists....
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - CLOSED to new submissions

Postby Deuce Loosely » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:12 am

Brakus wrote:It almost seems that I'm at the mercy of the pre-screeners and whatever personal biases they may have for or against certain issues.

This leaves me confused.
First, no one knows who made any of these entries.
Before screening for finalists, I rename every file to show only the titles so no names are seen.
Second, I stress to everyone to leave their bias and preferences regarding music and anime out of the scoring.
Third, for each entry, there are several criteria that are scored and then those numbers are averaged.
The highest five or six scores from each category move on to the finals.
Finally, no one shares their scores.
I run a pretty tight ship where this process is concerned so rest assured there was no bias or whatever to factor into the decisions here.
Just thought you should know...
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - CLOSED to new submissions

Postby Brakus » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:18 am

Did you even get my PM?

I trust you enough to know that you can run a good AMV contest, regardless of my presence or lack thereof in the pre-screenings (i.e. having entered or not). And when I mentioned "personal biases" I didn't necessarily mean "related to music or anime" - I know it came up as a very obtuse concern at Otakon's pre-screenings, but really I can't do anything about that. I don't really set out to change people's minds about certain issues. I'm no politician.

Anyway, I'm more disappointed that I didn't get in more than anything. Not as bad as getting rejected 7 contests in a row like last year, but still.

Again, good luck to the finalists.....
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - CLOSED to new submissions

Postby Krigen » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:35 pm

I am disappointed as well. I thought I would get in as well. Congrats to all the finalists. It looks like it will be a good contest.
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - CLOSED to new submissions

Postby Deuce Loosely » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:25 am

Are you ready???
This was the best AMV contest Nekocon has had in several years in terms of both attendance and quality and the viewers enjoyed it immensely!
Anyway, here are the winners...

ACTION:
"Crucifix Combustion" by MycathatesyouAMV
Ao no Exorcist
Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark"
* won by three votes *

DRAMA:
"Shine a Light" by xDieguitoAMV
Wolf Children
Keane - "My Shadow"

UPBEAT / DANCE:
"DBZ: Always Hardcore" by Rider4Z
DragonballZ
Scooter - "One"

ROMANCE / SENTIMENTAL:
"Go and Be Free" by 1MoonGoddess7
various anime
Erin McCarley - "Pony (It's Okay)"
* won by one vote *

COMEDY &
VIEWERS CHOICE:
"the Solution" by l33tmeatwad & Amaterasu
various anime
Jon Lajoie - "Not Giving a ****"

SPIRIT OF NEKOCON:
"Summer Spirit" by 19pokemon
the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumaiya
3oh3 - "Double Vision"

COORDINATOR CHOICE:
"La Fleur du Destin" by Galia & Kitty
various anime
Micaela - "Fuoco e Cenere"

CON CHAIR AWARD:
"Dark Side" by Brad DeMoss
Magnetic Rose
Kelly Clarkson - "Dark Side"

DIRECTOR AWARD:
"A Drop of Hope" by BakaOppai
various anime
Taylor Swift - "Safe and Sound"

BEST IN SHOW:
"Make Your Own Tomorrow" by Compbros
Toppa Tengen Gurren Lagann
Worth Dying For - "Destroy"

Congratulations to all the winners!
The viewers had really tough choices to make this year!
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby BakaOppai » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:35 am

What o.O. I wasn't a finalist but I got the Director's Award.. NICE :D
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby Mr Pilkington » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:31 am

Congrats to the winners! :up:
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:00 pm

sweet. congrats to the winners.
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby 1moongoddess7 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:11 pm

Whhaaaaattt???? Wow! I actually won something! :shock:
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby Deuce Loosely » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:08 pm

1moongoddess7 wrote:Whhaaaaattt???? Wow! I actually won something! :shock:

I don't mind telling you that video which only needed two more votes to beat you was made with Grave of the Fireflies.
There were many "awwwwww"s when it began playing.
Like I said...the viewers had to make some tough choices and it was your hard work as the creators that forced it. ;)
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby Phlashbak » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:23 pm

Congrats to all the winners! I'm surprised I managed to make into finalists let alone win in the category :D
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby HalOfBorg » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:14 pm

Yes, congrats to the winners. I'll have to try again to get another Nekocon trophy.
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby Rider4Z » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:16 pm

awiiiiiight |:> good luck to everyone next year :beer:
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby purplepolecat » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:21 am

Sounds like it was a fun contest. Grats to the winners!
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Re: Nekocon 16 AMV Showdown - WINNERS (page 2)!!!

Postby Deuce Loosely » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:58 am

purplepolecat wrote:Sounds like it was a fun contest. Grats to the winners!

Not sure if you knew but Jonathan Coulton performed a full set at Nekocon.
He's the nicest guy ever and the performance was fantastic!
Anyway, I left the YT link to your comedy entry on his FB page in hopes he'd see his music was represented in the finals.
Just thought I'd let you know. ;)
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