Sakura-Con 2008 Results

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Postby DriftRoot » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:16 pm

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:
DriftRoot wrote:I got a Technical Award? Wha??? WHA???

EHHH???

:shock:

Much congrats to all, it looks like it was a fun time. ^_^


Yea, The audiance sure loved yours too!

Vlad


I can imagine and I'm very glad! I am sooo glad people get a big kick out of it. :D

Can someone explain to me how I won the technical award, though? Were the other videos in the competition devoid of special "extras" or something? I get criticized a lot for the technical aspects of 'Bustin - it's amateurish, it's "off," it's not as complex as it looks - so I'm REALLY scratching my head over this. :? I can't blame it on the audience, either. hehe
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Postby Seijin_Dinger » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:34 pm

Of course

The Technical Award and the Judges Awards are voted upon by secret ballot by the screening panel, all they do is write on the back of their screening form the id number of the videos they are casting their vote for, for each of those 2 top awards
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Postby DriftRoot » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:09 pm

No, I meant, what is the technical award all about: quality editing? special effects use? exceptional synch? All of the above? My AMV is not very technically savvy ('cept maybe for some of the graphics themselves, but that was the easy part, truth be told), so that's why I'm trying to figure out what the judges were evaluating, exactly.

Sorry for questioning this, it's awesome to receive this award, but I am truly surprised and befuddled. If I knew what criteria they were using to decide who got the award then hopefully I can rationalize this turn of events. :lol:
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Postby dwchang » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:51 pm

TaranT wrote:Now both Vlad and dW have Best of Show awards.
Will the rivalry never cease? :roll:


Rivarly? Nah he's too old for any sort of real competition :P. Also who would beat up their dad?

..oh wait, I've done it at Otakon BURNNNNNNNNNNNN :P

TaranT wrote:So it's 2-to-1. This could get interesting....


And in my defense :P, I've only submitted to Sakuracon once (even though I really like how they do things).

I vote you change the name of TJ's award to the "I JUST CAN'T STOP EATING" award. It's basically the same thing :P.

In any case, to get back on topic, congrats to the winners. I look forward to watching dad's video as well as a few others.
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Postby Erudito » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:38 pm

This was a great experience. I'm still having trouble believing I won, I still feel so inexperienced. That aside, this was one of the best contests in terms of quality I've seen in awhile.

I had two things I wanted to mention.
1. Does anyone have the link to the website for the "Oh oh oh Sexy Vampire" group?
2. I thought Bustin' was a great video it had a good mix of action and humor. More than that I've always been told that the most basic camera tricks are the best. What you did may not have been super complex, but it was visually pleasing, funny, and made Bustin' one of my favorite videos in the contest and this is coming from a person who hates Advent Children videos, heck I can't stand Final Fantasy videos in general.

That's just my opinion, I might be wrong.

Can't wait for next year!
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Postby GoInuyashaGo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:15 pm

this is VERY important. does any one have a list of where i can download the contest amvs? i want them so badly. there is a prize involved here.hehe
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Postby Melichan923 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:49 pm

GoInuyashaGo wrote:this is VERY important. does any one have a list of where i can download the contest amvs? i want them so badly. there is a prize involved here.hehe-mel

I don't think a thread linking to all the contest AMVs has been made yet, but if you are really anxious to get them before one is made, the ones that are posted on the site right now can be found if you go to the main page and click "Search for AMVs." Click Super Search and then under Participation, scroll down until you see "Sakura-Con 2008." Click the search button. Any ones that have been tagged for the contest this year and are entered into the system will show up. :D
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Postby Millenium Strife » Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:23 am

I am personally working on my own AMV announcement and uploading an appropriate version for the org. This will be posted here and other various places.

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Here's my entry. =)

[vidid=157380]

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Postby Seijin_Dinger » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:11 am

I have an excel spreadsheet with the contest finalists in it as well as a seperate one with the videos that Vlad played in his sunday block of all the entrants (that werent DQ'd due to content)

and for the Sexy Vampire video
http://radiogosha.com/
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Postby Dark Lord of Debate » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:06 am

Well here's my video from the contest if anyone was looking for it:
[vidid=153708]
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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:25 am

Because I very busy right now with Tekkoshocon, I still need to encode a distro copy of my video so I'll do that later this month and see about posting it them

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Postby Illia Sadri » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:04 am

Don't blame me for your inability to get your vid up Pops. Gotta get with the times and multitask :p
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Postby DriftRoot » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:45 am

Erudito wrote:2. I thought Bustin' was a great video it had a good mix of action and humor. More than that I've always been told that the most basic camera tricks are the best. What you did may not have been super complex, but it was visually pleasing, funny, and made Bustin' one of my favorite videos in the contest and this is coming from a person who hates Advent Children videos, heck I can't stand Final Fantasy videos in general.


I'm glad you liked it. 'Bustin (not Bustin', hehe) definitely has the unusual advantage of being able to appeal to both AC fans and nonfans, nevermind AMV fans and nonfans - I get a lot of people telling me that they generally don't like AMVs, but they really like 'Bustin. :)

My shock at receiving the Technical Award has been lessened after learning that the judges apparently were quite impressed by the level of detail in 'Bustin, among other things. This makes me very happy, because it's nice to have that sort of thing recognized. It's also nice to know that the other skills I brought to the table - graphic design, copy writing, etc. - were being evaluated right alongside my video editing abilities. ^_^
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Postby Erudito » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:32 pm

Thank you for the link, several of my friends wanted to see Sexy Vampire.

Also I've put up my two videos

Secret of National Treasure-
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... p?v=157369
(Winner of best trailer)

She's a Maid-
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... p?v=157364
(Off Beat)
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Postby thundercatlord » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:00 pm

Hey Dinger,
Is there anyway to find out what video's were runners up, or came close? I'm curious to know how mine did overall.

Oh, and for everyone else here are my entries:

[vidid=155200]

[vidid=145136]

and a plug for my entry that didn't make it as a finalist:

[vidid=147102]
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