I wasn't surprised. Your video got the best reaction and although it wasn't a traditional crossover video with a ton of masks and whatnot, you had excellent scene selection. For example, you'd have one person swing their sword down and then the other series would block it as if *gasp* it were coming down on them .
Some would call that lazy (i.e. not masking), but I call it good scene selection. I will however agree there were other good entries in all the categories so winning in any category wasn't exactly easy.
Regardless, congrats. Especially since after talking to you on stage, you seem like a newcomer .
Haha, thanks DW!
I hope I didn't come across as lazy---I would have LOVED to do more/better cutouts/masking etc, but good lord, my Premiere 5.5 could barely handle what I did! lol As it was gave me a heart attack at least five different times, with crashing/freezing/and the lovely "file not found" error message. Blargh!
So yeah, I opted to try and do some "clever" editing instead. I'm hoping that I can get some better software this year, thus allowing me to do much better masking, effects, etc.
And yep, I guess I am pretty much a newbie...lol...I did the "Seven May Cry" vid last year and that was my very first. I'm a professional Graphic Designer and I took a few classes on Premiere and video editing back in college, but that's about it.
First off, I appear to have made a social faux pas and replied to the wrong person and thought it was you. Sorry about that. My comments still stand though.
In any case, it didn't come across as lazy. I find clever and good scene selection more impressive than technical aspects (then again I am old school
). If anything, I find THAT lazy because folks can dazzle up a video and cover up all the core and basic things wrong with their video.
As for masking, if you need any help, feel free to PM or IM me. And I actually remember your FFVII Advent Children Action entry from last year. It was one of the few I kept (I'm very picky when it comes to videos >_>). You just picked the wrong year to compete what with Castor's Naruto/DBZ crossover vid
In any case, good luck to you...you newbie
Now to correct my original faux paus:
Coordinatior's Choice: Epic Symphony by Astrobright Productions
I was just surprised I got any award at all. XD;
There were so many great amvs, so congratulations to all who entered and/or won! ^^
Now although I screwed up my original reply, I did enjoy your Princess Tutu video immensely. To be honest, the moment I saw the source I felt bad for you because you had A LOT to live up to with the "Hold Me Now" video being all popular and all.
With that said, after your video completed, I wasn't at all disappointed and enjoyed it. It was a solid action entry and I was glad they gave you the coordinators choice since that video deserved some recognition.
As I said on stage, I was torn between your video and Junipers for my vote. I won't reveal which one I went with
As I said with Junipertay, good luck with your next endeavors!