The AWA 2013 Video Review Thread -- Final Voting RIGHT NOW!

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Postby Shin-AMV » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:15 pm

AimoAio wrote: General thoughts: Guys, if you don’t know how to handle video quality properly, I don’t think you’re ready for this contest and at least frigging crop your borders off, it’s like 1 line in avisynth or render and ZOOM in on your AMV in your editing program. It’s not difficult.

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AimoAio wrote:My favourites that I will rewatch: 2, 6, 13, 21

Add 138 :shark: to that and thats basically my list too.
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Postby MaboroshiStudio » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:18 pm

Warlike Swans wrote:
MaboroshiStudio wrote:My video that didn't make the cut was the Space Pirate Captain Harlock video, but I was glad to see most people enjoyed it here.


It's a shame that one didn't make finals in any of the categories, it was among the best videos in the contest.


Thanks, but it is a quasi drama / action video and with the action that was in the contest Captain Harlock was seriously outgunned!!!

I thought it had a shot at getting a nomination in trailer and I feel a bit stupid for not putting a trailer bumper at the start as that is what the video really is.

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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:38 pm

MaboroshiStudio wrote:So are you telling me when I buy the Gatchaman Blu-Ray set and make something with it people will think what is this ghetto old power rangers crap?


Not at all, the kids still know and cheer to Power Rangers.. Now Gatchaman is so old they'll think it was from the 60s

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Postby Rider4Z » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:53 pm

i got one in! |:> not a snowball's chance in winning considering the competition but hey :awesome:

CrackTheSky wrote:132 - Rescue Me
Video footage was way overfiltered and ugly as sin, but other than that all my complaints are very, very minor. One of the most emotional videos in the contest that I've watched so far and one of my favorites. Just really, really great editing choices all around. 4.5/5

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Postby SailorDeath » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:01 pm

Rider4Z wrote:i got one in! |:> not a snowball's chance in winning considering the competition but hey :awesome:

CrackTheSky wrote:132 - Rescue Me
Video footage was way overfiltered and ugly as sin, but other than that all my complaints are very, very minor. One of the most emotional videos in the contest that I've watched so far and one of my favorites. Just really, really great editing choices all around. 4.5/5

BEST. COMPLIMENT. EVAR!

(that was mine btw)


I liked that one too. THere were quite a few I was surprised that didn't make ti.
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Postby CrackTheSky » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:01 am

Rider4Z wrote:i got one in! |:> not a snowball's chance in winning considering the competition but hey :awesome:

CrackTheSky wrote:132 - Rescue Me
Video footage was way overfiltered and ugly as sin, but other than that all my complaints are very, very minor. One of the most emotional videos in the contest that I've watched so far and one of my favorites. Just really, really great editing choices all around. 4.5/5

BEST. COMPLIMENT. EVAR!

(that was mine btw)

Yes, I was disappointed your video didn't get more love, but it doesn't really surprise me (the audio source was too atypical, I think). Good job though, you should be proud of it. Definitely in my top three favorite videos in the contest.

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Postby ReggieSmalls » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:54 am

Congrats to the finalist, mine was #163
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Postby Rider4Z » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:25 am

voted! i did my best to select a single video only once, but if i REALLY felt it was deserving over its competitors then it got my vote. a good lot of them were tough.

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Postby Sephiroth » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:06 am

i was planning to do a another video however my current situation prevented that.
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Postby Scintilla » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:48 am

Shin-AMV wrote:
AimoAio wrote: General thoughts: Guys, if you don’t know how to handle video quality properly, I don’t think you’re ready for this contest and at least frigging crop your borders off, it’s like 1 line in avisynth or render and ZOOM in on your AMV in your editing program. It’s not difficult.

This. If you need help with dealing with your sources don't be afraid to ask around. If anyone wants to PM me for some basic help on getting their sources up to par and presentable feel free. If you want a hardcore training course for it you could always ask meatwad too. He'll give you a flacking history lesson of AVIsynth that you don't even need, but at least your footage will be in the right aspect ratio, right frame rate, and not pixelated to hell.

/me wonders how many of the people who needed help with those issues actually read this forum.

Of course, there is absolutely no discussion of this year's contests going on on the official AWA forum either (the staff didn't even put up a thread to announce them!), so I'm not sure what the best place to advertise this kind of help WOULD be.
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Postby SailorDeath » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:02 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:I think this belongs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QhvmisGWU


There was still some editing involved, not much but it's not a direct resynch.
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Postby l33tmeatwad » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:07 pm

SailorDeath wrote:
l33tmeatwad wrote:I think this belongs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QhvmisGWU


There was still some editing involved, not much but it's not a direct resynch.

Wasn't saying there isn't ANY editing...but it does change my opinion on the amount of effort put into it...
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Postby drewaconclusion » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:09 pm

l33tmeatwad wrote:
SailorDeath wrote:
l33tmeatwad wrote:I think this belongs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0QhvmisGWU


There was still some editing involved, not much but it's not a direct resynch.

Wasn't saying there isn't ANY editing...but it does change my opinion on the amount of effort put into it...
Confirms my suspicions.
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Postby l33tmeatwad » Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:19 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:I did 74. Parody of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rMcBwbZbKM

The thing I find hilarious is that I was so afraid everyone would immediately know which video was mine because I did the same exact thing 2 years in a row. Judging from the comments, though, I apparently picked too obscure of a video to parody ( It only has a quarter of a million views on youtube across all the re-uploads of it ).
The thing about your parody is, you didn't pick a video that is viewed as unique. While Ileia was one of the first to use Radioactive for an AMV, there are so many that simply parodying it won't normally "click" in the viewer's mind and consequently will just appear as "just another Radioactive MV". The advantage you had last time was that shin was the only known creators to have used that song and it had clear effects that people remembered which you could use.

BasharOfTheAges wrote:For the sake of voting, though, could anyone point me to the basis for the other parodies? I got the fairly obvious Card Captors one and the trailer for Mama but the other two were lost on me.
I will agree that 9 isn't a parody at all...that said, people tend to brand anything that isn't a song as a parody unfortunatley. 17 was a simi-parody, but only by association with the audio source which is from a parody of low budget late night TV ads that try to sell you things (source video). While it's not as CLEAR CUT of a parody compared to some of the other entries, it would technically qualify. That said, it doesn't make it the best example of a parody in the contest.
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