Marlex wrote:I don't have any experience with Applause meters and don't know how they work, and I have no plans of entering Sakura Con's contest, but from what I have seen at cons that I have gone to, any vids with Gundam Wing Pilots, Van from Escaflowne, Final Fantasy characters, or the like will greatly skewed the results. Believe me, those girls can make some noise.
In my experience it was Fushigi Yuugi
and it was earbusting. A high-frequency cutoff filter might help...or a carefully placed wad of used chewing gum.
AbsoluteDestiny wrote:OK, so we can throw away the mob for elitism
Sounds good to me!
But CArnesen is right: most people don't have the devices (yet?), although a laptop could
Here's a scenario for the future (?): the contest server is basically just a router to get audience members' laptops onto the Net. Voting takes place by posting messages to a special topic at a-m-v.org - or maybe a Yahoo polling area. Contest results evolve in (mostly) real time where the world can watch.
jbone wrote:Here's a concept: a screening without a contest/winners.
Another good idea. Or skip the audience vote and say that every finalist is a winner just for making it to the finals.
Or...go with the sound meter. Everybody knows it's flawed, but audiences seem to have fun with it that way.