Sakura-Con Entry Deadline Coming Up!

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Sakura-Con Entry Deadline Coming Up!

Postby CArnesen » Thu Jan 09, 2003 1:39 pm

Hmm... Deadline is February 7th... Not many entries have been received though... so either:

1) Nobody knows about the contest and I will be stuck with screening 5 AMVs...

or, the most obvious:

2) Millions of people are working so hard on their AMVs to get them in on-time that nobody has been able to talk about enterting the contest and it will be the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the one, the only, it could only be referred as THE BEST AMV CONTEST EVER!

:shock: :shock:

But seriously, I know that a lot a people are still working on their AMVs and this is just a reminder that the deadline for receiving the entries is February 7th.

If you are unable to submit an entry this year, please consider attending the event. Sakura-Con 2003 will be from April 4th-8th at the Seattle Airport Hilton Convention Center. The AMV contest will be the night of the 4th and is scheduled to start at 8pm (so seating will probably start at 7:30pm).

There are lots of hotel rooms still available and it should be a blast enjoing the weekend with 3,200+ of my closest friends!
--Chris ^_^
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Postby jal0021 » Thu Jan 09, 2003 4:47 pm

I'll be doing a remaster of "Sakura no Yume" this weekend to clean up the video quality some (want it to look nice on the big screen), and drop it in the mail next week.

I figure a Cardcaptor Sakura video is best for Sakura-Con. :D
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Postby Castor Troy » Thu Jan 09, 2003 6:28 pm

I think people aren't submitting yet because last year's Sakura con was around April 26 or so. I remember the deadline being March 30 last year as well. Probably the new early start of the con is having editors cram at the last minute.

I wish I could enter but there's no way I can finish by that Feb 7 deadline. Good luck to all who's participating.
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Postby CArnesen » Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:29 pm

Castor Troy wrote:I think people aren't submitting yet because last year's Sakura con was around April 26 or so. I remember the deadline being March 30 last year as well. Probably the new early start of the con is having editors cram at the last minute.

I wish I could enter but there's no way I can finish by that Feb 7 deadline. Good luck to all who's participating.


Originally I was worried about the entry date, but when setting the entry date I took into account other anime convention contests and 8 weeks prior to the convention seemed to be the average. Also, promotion of the contest entry deadline was first announced in October so I do apologize if creators didn't get enough notice.

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Postby Hakura » Thu Jan 09, 2003 8:43 pm

You should recieve ours before the deadline ^^ XD
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Postby RichLather » Thu Jan 09, 2003 9:43 pm

I missed the Ohayocon deadline for my first new one of the year; I'm gonna try to get it done for Sakura.
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Postby Kai Stromler » Fri Jan 10, 2003 10:15 am

I did make a video expressly for this contest, and I'm holding off sending the entry until I can get a second new one finished.

However, those acceptable-media rules are a pain. I *should* be able to do SVCD, but I'm not crazy about the inherent resolution distortion. I know what a hassle accepting straight data CDs can be, but if you publish specs and stick with 'em, you'll probably have fewer problems. The Otakon ruleset* (720x480, MPEG2 or DV, bad picture quality rejected) seems to be popular: I've seen it attached to Ohayocon and Tekkoshocon so far this year.

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Postby CArnesen » Fri Jan 10, 2003 12:23 pm

Kai Stromler wrote:However, those acceptable-media rules are a pain. I *should* be able to do SVCD, but I'm not crazy about the inherent resolution distortion. I know what a hassle accepting straight data CDs can be, but if you publish specs and stick with 'em, you'll probably have fewer problems.


Gomen! Next year I plan on having an entry deadline for digital submissions (probably in January) and a deadline for authored submissions (in February).

BUT, if I get the promotion at work that I applied for, and save some money to get some better video production equipment ($5,000+), I'll have the final deadline for entries 4 weeks before the convention :D.

Also, I've had very few problems with SVCD. I use the TMPGEnc and set the MPEG encoding for CG/Animation and set the Motion Search to Highest Quality. I've burned the output to CDRs and played it in my DVD player on a projector and have asked people about the quality and they believe that it almost looks as good as DVD. I like to think of it as the "Poor Man's DVD." :wink:
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Postby Castor Troy » Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:22 pm

CArnesen wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:I think people aren't submitting yet because last year's Sakura con was around April 26 or so. I remember the deadline being March 30 last year as well. Probably the new early start of the con is having editors cram at the last minute.

I wish I could enter but there's no way I can finish by that Feb 7 deadline. Good luck to all who's participating.


Originally I was worried about the entry date, but when setting the entry date I took into account other anime convention contests and 8 weeks prior to the convention seemed to be the average. Also, promotion of the contest entry deadline was first announced in October so I do apologize if creators didn't get enough notice.

--Chris ^^


Everyone was probably getting ready to cosplay for candy in October. The March 30 deadline helped out alot since barely anything exciting happens in March.
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I'll be sending in two of my videos soon.

Postby Gene Starwind 21122 » Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:46 pm

Yeah that's right. I'll have two videos to send in. I've been delayed by darn audio trouble. Anyway I'm kind of new to this could you explain how your contest work and how many videos you'll show?
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I live on the east coast

Postby Gene Starwind 21122 » Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:48 pm

Plus I live on the east coast how will I find out how my videos did if they made it.
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Re: I live on the east coast

Postby CArnesen » Sat Jan 11, 2003 9:06 pm

Gene Starwind 21122 wrote:Yeah that's right. I'll have two videos to send in. I've been delayed by darn audio trouble. Anyway I'm kind of new to this could you explain how your contest work and how many videos you'll show?


Well, all entry details are under the "Contests" section of the Sakura-Con 2003 website. We will be screening at least 40 AMVs and attendants will be able to vote on their favorite AMV in each category. The winners will be announced at the Sunday Closing Ceremonies.

Gene Starwind 21122 wrote:Plus I live on the east coast how will I find out how my videos did if they made it.


I will be posting the screening list on the Saturday after the contest. Winners will be posted Sunday evening. Awards will be mailed on Tuesday (if needed). I will have the results posted here on a-m-v.org first and I will give the Sakura-Con webteam the results for them to post as soon as they can on SakuraCon.org.

Hey, thanks for your interest, it should be an awesome screening!

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Postby Mechaman » Sat Jan 18, 2003 9:25 pm

I'm morbidly curious if Paul Dostal submitted an OAV yet.

* blesses his copy of Vegas Video to get him through the next two weeks.
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Postby MistyCaldwell » Sat Jan 18, 2003 9:58 pm

I wasn't going to submit to Sakura-con since I obviously can't go...Ohio is mighty far from the west coast. I was going to try for ACEN where my 80's video was going to premiere for a con...but since I am not using that one for any OTHER cons....why not?

I hope Sakura-con people like 80's music :D
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Postby CArnesen » Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:33 pm

Mechaman wrote:I'm morbidly curious if Paul Dostal submitted an OAV yet.

* blesses his copy of Vegas Video to get him through the next two weeks.


Hmm... Just checked the submissions database and that name doesn't come up...

MistyCaldwell wrote:I wasn't going to submit to Sakura-con since I obviously can't go...Ohio is mighty far from the west coast. I was going to try for ACEN where my 80's video was going to premiere for a con...but since I am not using that one for any OTHER cons....why not?

I hope Sakura-con people like 80's music :D


Who doesn't like 80s music?! :D

BTW, we encourage creators that will not be able to attend to participate. We will be mailing any awards/prizes to creators who are not in attendance (unlike Anime Expo, I think that A.D. is still waiting for his awards)... :roll:
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