MaachaQ wrote:I will very soon be mastering a DVD to show after opening ceremonies at Anime Central, and I'd like opinions which videos to put on it. I will have about an hour of time and have decided on about a half hour's worth so far, but I'd like ideas of what people would like to see...
These videos need not have been shown at or won at ACen before, but it is preferable. They also need not be amateaur (I plan to put on it at least one of the CLAMP music videos like Wish, CLAMP in Wonderland, or X^2). Submit your opinions here or shoot me an e-mail. I need to have this finished within the next couple weeks, so answer soon! I'm beginning to get submissions for the contest already, and I'll have to spend my free time on those soon...
I guess the best way for me to answer is for me to look at "My Favorite Videos."
-On Your Mark by Hayao Miyazaki: This is my absolute favorite AMV. No one can deny it's originality and creativity since he well..animated it. Also he tells a story (touching one at that) in six minutes.
-Odorikuruu by Jay Locke: I'm fairly sure you probably already have this one on there...yeah it's been overplayed, but you know the people at the con will like it regardless of what us creators think about it.
-Right Now Someone is Reading this Title by Tim Park: Another one "normal" fans can enjoy.
-Caffeine Encopium by Kevin Caldwell: I know someone's gonna flame me for bringing up a Kevin Caldwell vid, but you can't deny his uncanny timings.
-Memories Dance by Vlad G. Pohnert: Another con "favorite" since it is a Miyazaki tribute and you know con goers (and most anime fans for that matter) and Miyazaki.
-Endure by Tim Stair: I don't think many will agree with me on this one, but I absolutely love it for it's dramatic excellence. Not sure how it would fair to common con-goers though.
-Sappy Self-Indulgence by Hsien Lee: Another vid con-goers will love (especially the fangirls
-Shameless Rock Video by Ian Roberts: I don't think I need to explain why this should be shown
. Although it sure will make a lot of the videos in the con look sub-par (actually almost all these videos will
...damn you guys!!!)
-Failed Experiments in Video Edting by Elizabeth Kirkendall: Not sure how this would fair at Opening Ceremonies since mostly AMV creators can relate to this while others just go "huh?"
-Dragon Bebop Z by Ryan Molina: Not necessarily one of my absolute favorites, but it did do awesomely at ACen last year. I do feel sorry for the comedy entries this year after watching this
...then again I'm sure someone will make something awesome.
I think that alone is more than 30 minutes. I really wanted to put "My Iron Lung" or "With Every Light" By Hsien Lee and "Believe" by Kevin Caldwell, but I don't think they would do as well for "normal" con-goers. In particular, "With Every Light" is an awesome vid of pure emotion (or so I think it is), but it's not "fun" or "happy" like con-goers like.
Other than "Endure" though, I think the remaining vids would very well for "normal" con-goers since most of them are "fun/happy" or comedies which generally con-goers love.
I hope this helps. If you need assistance getting any of these (although I think all of them are on the .org), feel free to message me.