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Postby EvilVegettoZ » Sun Jul 07, 2002 4:37 am

Troy William's "A complete waste of 6 minutes and 35 seconds"...
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Postby MonkeyGoD » Sun Jul 07, 2002 5:00 am

I didnt care about winning, until i found out the winning video actually gets played like 3 times if you count the showing at the masquarade. woulda been cool to see my video w/ a big size audience like the masquarade. Mine's "Controlling Affliction", the LinkinPark/Akira one.

Everyone is right about the contest. It did suck and i dont know why they didnt test the equipment and encodes beforehand. The lack of judges award was also disappointing. Plus the fact that it kept me waiting for 3 hours and made me miss watchin the CB movie, almost ruined my AX experience. And it confounds me that the CCS "Silent Lucidity" video managed to beat out Kenshin "Frozen" in the drama category.
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Postby SpPANDA » Sun Jul 07, 2002 5:48 am

are they mailing awards?

i heard they gave them out at the masquarade.
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Postby Castor Troy » Sun Jul 07, 2002 8:24 am

EvilVegettoZ wrote:Troy William's "A complete waste of 6 minutes and 35 seconds"...


lol dude... I have to say that Troy is one hell of a wacky fellow.... *remembers the AMV panel* :shock:
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Postby Mag Launcher » Sun Jul 07, 2002 10:41 am

Haha, I am SO glad I didn't fly thousands of miles to this crap fest. Still would have been nice to have Melee Kombat there though... :cry:
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Postby anneke » Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:26 pm

Okay about that AMV contest... It sucked!

I was highly disappointed with several videos that made the finals. (The Cyber Eye Candy being the worst. It was just fan service, and not eve good fan service at that).

In the action category, the audience was louder for the Dragon Bebop Z video. However those people where in the balcony and their voices then didn't have as much weight as the group of supporters near the audience meter at the front for the Eva vid. The Eva video did win, and the looks of shock and disappointment from the audience was rather noticable.

Drama category... Grave of the Fireflies vid... I actually ran into Art Smoke the creator of the AMV. He's a VERY nice older gentleman, who didn't know anything about a-m-v.org when I met him. (We just happened to end up in the same place in line for the Masquerade standby/overflow). He was very proud of his video, and had no clue anyone had ever done anything like it before. He was happy to hear about the org and we will hopefully see him here soon.
Other drama videos... The frozen video was okay, so was the Faye video, but the Sakura video blew me away. It's not a heavy depressing drama like everyone expects in the drama category. It was light and up lifting and the morphing of the spinning wands was AMAZING. I felt really good after watching the video. Having seen the Faye video also at Fanime, I felt the Sakura video was the best, and I was glad it won. I would have been happy if the Frozen or Faye videos had won to.

Comedy... WTF! I was highly disappointed with the comedy videos this year. Some know that I have a pet peeve about videos that just read you jokes. Well that's what Waste of Time video did. I would have been happy if the video had been placed in the 'Fun' category, because it was far closer to being a Parody then an AMV. I will admit it was funny the first time you watch it, but by the third viewing at the Masquerade I wanted to kill myself. It was really sad to see a video that was thrown together in a couple of hours beat all the other videos in their category that had weeks, and even months of work done to them.

Oh Fun category... I wish the Waste of Time video had been placed in this category. Shameless Rock video won, and it was a good video, but like many videos played at the contest, the music was to f*cking loud! I guess they played the volume at a level for a full audience, when the audience was closer to only 1/3 filling the theater, if that.

The gave the awards the masquerade but I guess they forgot the creators where at the AMV contest instead of in line for masquerade tickets.

For those who received awards but were not there to receive them. They should send/ship you your awards. I would e-mail them about it. It's their fault for moving the contest, and making you unable to get your award then. It should be their responsiablity/expense to send them out.

This years prizes for the AMV and the Masquerade were rather crappy. Prizes are donated by the companies. Various company sponser the various rooms, the contests, etc... Dealers pay to have a space in the dealer's room. Attendees pay to go to the convention. Where does all the money go to?! 5 million dollars is apx. what the convention takes in (renting of equipment and the location can't be nearly that much). So sending out your prizes to you should not be something they should complain about.

That's all I have to say about the contest.

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Postby SpPANDA » Sun Jul 07, 2002 2:35 pm

i want prizes.

masquarade...
i mean really...
they mentioned nothing of the sorts at the contest.

i guess they figured we'd just ASSUME to pick it up there.
[shrugs]

oh well.
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Postby EvilVegettoZ » Sun Jul 07, 2002 2:55 pm

That contest was just bull shit....I didn't want my Kung Fubop video in comedy....It's NOT suppose to be a comedy video...Then they just make a fun category...What the hell...That makes everyone think that I INTENTIONALLY made Kung Fubop to be a comedy when I made it as a fun video....That pisses me off....Also I can't believe my Kenshin video lost in drama...But I don't mind...I congratulate the winner of Drama....But atleast it got noticed...Hell...Even Troy Williams asked for my e-mail address....=P
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Postby Castor Troy » Sun Jul 07, 2002 5:45 pm

My thoughts on the amvs this year....


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View or Die! - Jeames Dunne

I never seen Read or Die and the editing was a bit mediocre although the one scene with the girl killing that bug with her fingers was kinda cool.

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The Look - Vlad Pohnert

Pretty entertaining video about anime girls, audience got a kick out of the opening text.

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Dragon Bebop Z - Ryan Molina

This video sucks and the creator needs to be shot for sending it to so many cons because he claims he just wants to it be seen :twisted:

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Chemicals - Daniel Araujo (WINNER)

This video really spoiled EVA for my friend and I thought it was ok and nothing memorable.

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Radinov's Bad Habit - Steven Rutter

Ok....... the biggest dissapointment to this video is that it REALLY spoiled Gunsmith cats for me. A couple of funny text scenes in it though.

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Controlling Afflictions - Binh Lam

This one's done to the Linkin Park In the End crawling mix and don't shoot me for saying this but I really liked this video for some reason. I think this video should have just been done to In the End and the final showdown with Tetsuo and Kaneda was excellent.

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The World Loves a Bastard - Ted Papadopoulous

I saw this as a mindless action video for fans of "Bastard!". If you like Bastard, then this is for you.

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Their Lives - Peter Stoll

EVA to Bon Jovi's "It's my life". Overused anime to an overused song. I did like the part when Rei's EVA hit it's head on the building twice... lol

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Destiny of the Dark - Vlad Pohnert

I really liked this one but my only gripe is that it was too short.

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Path of the Deus! - Senta Miller

A chop suey video with some pretty funky editing. The song's been done alot but I liked this one and it got a few laughs.

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FUN

Shameless Rock Video - Ian Roberts (WINNER)

Self explanitory - KICK ASS. The audience went wild over the eye brow thing.

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EVA ep 27 - In the end - TommyRude

Interesting concept of using EVA combined with live action footage of one of the Linkin Park singers. One cool part was the Linkin Park guy was masked into EVA and the ending with Shinji...lol

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Beboppin - ????

Very cute video....... Lip sync wasn't perfect but the Ed lip sync was cool.

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DRAMA

Devotion - Tim Stair

Was this the Escaflowne video? I think it was... this was probably my favorite out of the Drama videos...

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Lies - Stephen Cilley

Forgot how this one was.

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Silent Lucidity - Anthony Bennett (WINNER)

Nice video which made something like Card Captor Sakura look interesting. Not as good as "One Day More" but I felt that this didn't really deserve to win in comparison with the Esca video.

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Because She... - Daniel Araujo

Cool Faye Tribute video, now I've seen them all.

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Cursed Fate - Charles Bathel

After feeling that Vlad's video was too short, this was a nice video with more Vampire Hunter D footage. Very.....ummmmm mystical.

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Adagio for Fireflies - Art Smoke

This one made me feel a bit sad but really spoiled Grave of the fireflies for me.

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Still - Alvin T. Chang

Can't remember too much of this either.....

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Enigma - Kamaran Ahmadi

EvilVegettoZ already knows what I thought of this. Sounded GREAT on the theater's speakers...

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Rose Rhythms - Jason Tennant

Can't recall too much about this one.... but it was dedicated to roses or something.... all I know is that it was nice.

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Shell Shock - Daniel Cecava

I really enjoyed this video when I downloaded it but somehow the quality didn't look that great on the big screen. The song sounded INCREDIBLE on the speakers which really made you feel the intensity...

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COMEDY

Spectacular - Jessica Brunelle

EXCELLENT video..... it made a good first impression and has alot of rewatchability....

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NYO is WAR - Tim Park

Downloaded this a while back and loved it enough to get into DiGi Charat :P

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Death Violence and Hate (in an All-Girls Dormitory with a Hot Spring) - Senta Miller

Can't remember too much about this but I know it was done to Love Hina and had some funny scenes.

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A total waste of 6min 35seconds - Troy Williams (WINNER)

GREAT video............ but only the first time you watch it.... It's not even funny at all the 2nd time.

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Cybernetic Eyecandy - Scott Crim

Forgot about this one.....

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Everybody's Free (To Watch anime) - Richard Cole

Can't remember this one....

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X-park - Cassiopeia Brinks

Funny idea but wasn't executed too well...

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Kung Fubop - Kamaran Ahmadi

Full review coming when you put it in your profile.......

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This Video Sucks - Tim Park

Funny video but not as good as Right now.

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Postby Kusoyaro » Sun Jul 07, 2002 6:47 pm

AbsoluteDestiny wrote:I bet the amv contest wasn't in the conbook either and something tells me they don't really care.


I've had that impression for years. That's why after wasting my money on flying to AX one year, I stopped going to AX, and stopped entering the contest.

AbsoluteDestiny wrote:The amv contest has the smallest section on the AX website for a reason, by the looks of things.

The year I went and entered, it wasn't even listed in the program book. It was listed in tiny text on the schedule. No possible way you could have just "stumbled" upon it.

Whenever I trash AX's AMV scene, I get a lot of flak. "It's the biggest one so even if it's not run as well, it's still the most prestigious!" or whatnot. Right.
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Postby RurouniJedi » Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:33 pm

This was a pretty bad contest... but ya gotta give them at least a little break, the AMV Contest was under new management this year, right? But at any rate, I'm actually happy they had problems... my video didn't get in, but a friend of mine's did(Jason Tennant's "Rose Rhythms")... and because of the problems they had with the video, they played the original file, with the bumpers I made for it!(it was that weird Rubix Cube). So at least SOMETHING of mine was shown! Heh. But all in all, I don't think it was a waste or anything... but then, I only live an hour from AX. Heh heh.

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Postby Mag Launcher » Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:36 pm

They better fix this piece of crap before next year because if I fly there only to get fed this shit I'll murder whoever Im there with. XP
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Postby Epochof7 » Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:42 pm

I'd say the best part about AX was chilling with other AMV guys, with special note to Machine and Vash of Cucumber Studios :)

When Machine and I were running around harassing cosplayers, we had a bit of a talk about the contest, and AX overall. I think we both decided that there was no end to the suck. Man, you should see the tirade that Carlos recorded on tape :mrgreen:

Contest:

The first phrase that comes to mind when I think about it is "Donkey Cock". There were TOO MANY MAJOR FLAWS for me to overlook that every contest has trouble. Delaying the contest so that the footage can be corrected is grevious, but understandable at the very least. Putting it at 8 fucking AM was not cool, though, and rushing the contest through in the fashion that I felt had happened was humiliating and aggrivating. Though, while I'd like to note that the people running it were nice, any con that attracts over 9,000 registrants by the end of the first day of the con should NOT have the troubles that we suffered.

Anime Expo in General:
I think I remembering Machine decide that the only good part about Anime Expo was the dealer's room, and everything else sucked. I think when we asked "Does Anime Expo suck this year?" to people that were waiting in the easily quarter mile long line for the dealer's room, a good half of them threw up their hands.

I think the most con-related fun I had was chasing the weird cosplayer dressed up as some tall black monster from Vampire Princess Miyu, trying to figure out if it was a guy or a girl under there. That, and listening to a violin/chello duet version of Karou/Frog's theme from Chrono Trigger. Beyond that, it wasn't worth the $40 I paid for a 2 day pass.
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Postby anneke » Sun Jul 07, 2002 8:45 pm

The large black thing from Vampire Princess Miyu was Larva. The large 7 foot tall one was worn by my best friend, who is a female. hehehe

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Postby Castor Troy » Sun Jul 07, 2002 10:14 pm

I think when we asked "Does Anime Expo suck this year?" to people that were waiting in the easily quarter mile long line for the dealer's room, a good half of them threw up their hands.


LMAO.... that line was SOOOOOOOOOOO easy to cut :lol:
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