RutKiskasca wrote:WOW! There are a lot of great editors in the finals. I am honored that you included me among so many skillful people.
When I saw how many really talented people did not make the cut, I knew that this was a tough competition. If your video didn't make it, don't be discouraged. If you loved making your video, that is the most important thing. If even one other person loves it, it doesn't matter if the whole world hates it. Your video is a success. Winning a contest or getting great ops is nothing compared to the reward of the joy of the work and the appreciation of just one person who "gets it."
Keep up the great work, everyone, and best of luck to all my fellow editors in the finals.
Oh, and many thanks to Vlad for a really professional looking job. I am sure that the event will be wonderful. If I could be there, we could sit around and sip adult beverages and trade arthritis medication.
Yes, I quite agree with you and that is the way I look at contests when I enter...
And thanks for the compliment, as an editor myself I try to run the best contest I can. This year for the actual contest, I got two computers (one backup as the contest is played via a netstream), a DVD set and a good old fasion SVHS backup just in case everything else goes wrong. Rest assured, every video will play in it's entirty (crosses fingers)
Matt Pyson (Otakon's past contest coord) put it the best way... running an event at a con is like going to the moon, if you forget something it's too late to go back and get it