The contest was as successful as i had thought it was going to be. I recieved approximately 115 videos for the contest. I would have liked more from other studios, but you can't get everyone you want to enter i guess. in any case, i gathered up a panel of 6 judges and rated the videos individually. The finalists were chosen, and with that, the winning videos of the category.
there were just a bit less action videos than drama. and it was alot more difficult coming to a decision. but all in all, the final video that make it was:
Kaston Griffin's | Chemical's Displaced
drama was by far the most competitive of the 5 categories. There were alot of nicely done videos. but the one that stood out to the judges was:
Kamran Ahmadi's | Enigma
comedy wasn't as comedic as i had hoped it to be. i chuckled. i giggled, but i didn't out right laugh at much of the content. i guess there are less comedy videos out there than there used to be. [shrugs] the winner we came to claim was:
Alan Clontz' | The Fanservice Video: Bouncing Back For More
Dance had a bunch of wonderfully edited videos. alot of which suprised the hell of me. In the end, the one that happened to stand out above the rest was:
Joseph Aguila's | Dancing Stars - Feel The Rhythm
I found parody to be more comical than the comedy section this time around. [laughs] there were alot of very good parody videos:
David Chan's | Eva-Man
there were so many really good videos it made it hard to choose in the long run.
the prizes (as promised) will be mailed out friday. hopefully. if not then, i'll try my hardest to get them to you all asap. i'll be emailing you in the near future (tomorrow) regaurding shipping info. congradulations on your wins.
another video i thought needed to be noticed was
Dorian B's | Disillusions
nicely edited. needed some recognition.
BEST OVERALL VIDEO!
i didn't think it was too fair for myself to vote for the overall video myself. or to even have it be judged.
what i'm going to do, however...
tomorrow i'm going to directly link from my site the contest winners and i'll have a poll going that'll allow YOU (the viewers) to decide who you think should win.
it's teh only FAIR thing to do i thought. i'll let that go for a week tops and we'll get the winner of that. and the winner will recieve his/her trophy.
how exciting. [giddy]
can i even BE giddy....? no.... maybe?
i had fun throwing the contest. i had fun watching all the videos, and judging. and i also enjoyed the late night witty humor you get form lack of sleep. that was nice too.
hats off to those of you who also throw contests. i now officially know how busy you all get.
thank you all for your patience.
it means alot to me.
and next time around i'll try to get an ftp up so i can get alot more videos.
i think that was the biggest problem. finding a way to get them to me.
take care, and im looking forward to another contest in the future.
~Daniel Araujo | Studio Project: PANDA