Tom the Fish wrote:I'm pretty sure the Here and There, Now and Then one won. Which is good because it had great editing. But, yeah, I wish they'd update as well. It would be nice if either video I or my wife did at least placed.
I don't think there was a "Here and There, Now and Then" video. You may be confusing it with the Kare Kano (His and Her Circumstance) video which I heard was the winner. However, the contest coordinator still hasn't sent out an email with the results to the entrants.
Overall, the contest was a complete waste. It didn't look like the people who put it together knew what they were doing. Also, I was told by a con staffer that the contest coordinators were still working on it at 4am Friday. The first showing was cancelled on Friday, but I hadn't heard why.
The major problem was that the interlacing could be seen on all the videos. So any video with lots of action or movement looked like crap. Also, because of bad conversions or something, the videos were choppy and out of synch. So videos with beat matching didn't work and lip synching looked like junk.
The audio quality was also quite bad for many of the videos. The audio in my friend's video sounded like it had farting sounds added in and I know those weren't there before.
A few videos such as the Kare Kano video with low action or perhaps progressive footage were spared from the mangling. Though the creator of that video told me that it was off synch.
I feel that the contest coordinator owes everyone who entered and everyone who watched the contest an apology. But given how unprofessional the contest was, I won't hold my breath.
Senta (Wow, I think this is the first time I've ever ranted)