Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

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Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

Postby DigitalPanther » Mon May 26, 2008 2:49 am

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce the list of finalists for the Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008.
This past Friday night the judging convened and the finalists were picked.
There were 143 entries total that made it to judging.

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who entered into this years contest. There were some absolutely amazing entries. This was a learning year myself and my Co-Director. There were some wrinkles to be ironed out. Those of you affected have been troopers in working with me to get your videos in in time to be judged and I would like to personally thank you all. We have learned a lot and still have a bit more to learn for next year. However, on the whole I think things have gone really smoothly thus far and we are over the hard part. It should be easier from here on out.

But enough of my rambling. You don’t care about that you want the list of finalists right?

Here (in no particular order) are the finalists. Please note that the order listed here is NOT the order of scoring nor will it likely be the order they are shown at con.

Drama:
“Deadline-24” Benjamin & Bryce Chu
“Fix You” Brad DeMoss
“Falling Dreams” MysteriousRyder
“Farewell” Sean Stewart
“Escaping But Not Far” Sharingan Blue
“Distance” Sheena Gayanilo
“Amnesia” Baka Deshi

Action:
“Army Of Me” Alex D
“Redeem Us” Dianna Ramon
“Freedom” Digital Paradox
“Be A Man” Kerry Potts
“Baccano Swing” Nic Neidenbach
“Endless Frontier” Sean Stewart
“Jackie Onassis” Bryan Malicse

Comedy:
“Catch Me If You Can Zennigata” Nils Houghton
“Anime Girls Need Mood Rings” Dianna Ramon
“ ’Bustin” Lauren Chicoine
“Ouran High School Never Ends” MeliChan923
“The Harassment of Kyon” MysteriousRyder
“Nina’s Smile” Nils Houghton
“Life Sucks” Rolly Gemma

Pro:
“A Mild Syndrome” Aaron Vreeland
“Attack Of The Otaku” Chiikaboom
“Rainbow Revolution” John Bernales
“Condemned Memoir” Matt Bottorff
“Lovestruck Radiance” Matt Bottorff
“One Eyed Fish” Rider4Z
“Distorted Love” Maria Preciado

Our best wishes to all the finalists.
Michael G. Underwood
Co-Director Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008
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Postby Batto! » Mon May 26, 2008 3:34 am

congrats finalists :o
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Postby Kisanzi » Mon May 26, 2008 4:07 am

Congrats to the finalists! x2

I have a feeling I'm gonna see Chii's vid at every con I go to this year. *Prepares to bounce around uncontrollably for 4 minutes again*

Good stuff, glad I got in since I'll be venturing out there again. :P

now goes to bug Deshi about his new vid........
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Re: Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

Postby XStylus » Mon May 26, 2008 4:28 am

With the results posted, I'd like to pose a bit of a guessing game.

What were the top three shows used in the competition?

Hint 1: #1 beat Haruhi, Lucky Star, Eva, Naruto, DBZ, Air, Kanon, and Princess Tutu, Kenshin, and Death Note COMBINED.
Hint 2: So did #2.
Hint 3: So did #3.

Results will be announced after the conclusion of the competition. Winner gets to gloat here publicly.
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Re: Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

Postby DigitalPanther » Mon May 26, 2008 4:35 am

xstylus wrote:With the results posted, I'd like to pose a bit of a guessing game.

What were the top three shows used in the competition?

Hint 1: #1 beat Haruhi, Lucky Star, Eva, Naruto, DBZ, Air, Kanon, and Princess Tutu COMBINED.
Hint 2: So did #2.
Hint 3: So did #3.

Results will be announced at the competition. Winner gets to gloat here publicly.

*Holds up hand high sounding like Horschak from Welcome Back Kotter*
ooo ooo ooo I know I know! Pick me, Pick me, can I guess?
*smirk*
sorry couldn't resist.
-DP
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Re: Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

Postby XStylus » Mon May 26, 2008 4:38 am

DigitalPanther wrote:*Holds up hand high sounding like Horschak from Welcome Back Kotter*
ooo ooo ooo I know I know! Pick me, Pick me, can I guess?
*smirk*
sorry couldn't resist.
-DP


Is that a cheat sheet I see, Mr. Underwood? Off with you to the principal's office!
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Postby milkmandan » Mon May 26, 2008 5:17 am

Kisanzi wrote:
I have a feeling I'm gonna see Chii's vid at every con I go to this year. *Prepares to bounce around uncontrollably for 4 minutes again*

now goes to bug Deshi about his new vid........

argh i am actually not looking forward to that, lets leave the effect heavy, psychedelic rainbow text effect, character color cut out trip, to the original creator of such an idea, Jay (Koop). But like they say, copying someone is the highest form of praise.

I guess no one really listens to PHADE anymore.

btw. congrats on ur two videos, i am waiting to see another effect heavy competition for amtvpro!
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Postby Scintilla » Mon May 26, 2008 9:58 am

milkmandan wrote:
Kisanzi wrote:I have a feeling I'm gonna see Chii's vid at every con I go to this year. *Prepares to bounce around uncontrollably for 4 minutes again*

now goes to bug Deshi about his new vid........

argh i am actually not looking forward to that, lets leave the effect heavy, psychedelic rainbow text effect, character color cut out trip, to the original creator of such an idea, Ian (Absolute Destiny).

Fixed. And I don't even know if I'm right in naming AD specifically, but my point is that there's no way that kind of video was not around before Koopiskeva. :?
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Postby StormofBladez » Mon May 26, 2008 11:57 am

aww i didnt make it. :/
Congrats to all the finalists :)
Should start on my amvs much sooner then 2 weeks before deadline. lol
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Postby MisterFurious » Mon May 26, 2008 12:08 pm

I'm so glad I'm in the Drama category rather than Comedy. I just saw "The Harassment of Kyon" at Fanime, and I wouldn't stand a chance!

Best of luck to to everyone, but especially everyone else in the Comedy category (you're going to need it!).
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Postby milkmandan » Mon May 26, 2008 12:18 pm

Scintilla wrote:
milkmandan wrote:
Kisanzi wrote:I have a feeling I'm gonna see Chii's vid at every con I go to this year. *Prepares to bounce around uncontrollably for 4 minutes again*

now goes to bug Deshi about his new vid........

argh i am actually not looking forward to that, lets leave the effect heavy, psychedelic rainbow text effect, character color cut out trip, to the original creator of such an idea, Ian (Absolute Destiny).

Fixed. And I don't even know if I'm right in naming AD specifically, but my point is that there's no way that kind of video was not around before Koopiskeva. :?

hey scintilla!
now that you message me, you have a point.
your waka laka video was amazing. and THAT was a psychedelic trip ;) and done many years back as well.
but i was more over referring to the similarities between skittles and attack of the otaku.
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Postby Castor Troy » Mon May 26, 2008 12:23 pm

I didn't get in this year regardless of my Best of Show win at Acen 2008, but I guess that meant the competition was pretty tough. Amv contests are always unpredictable.

Yeah, I do admit I feel sad after all the work I put into it, but hey, life goes on.

Congrats to the finalists and I'm looking forward to seeing the show at the Nokia Theatre!

Anyone know when the contest will be showing? I'll be buying a one day pass for that.
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Postby Kazemon15 » Mon May 26, 2008 12:30 pm

Congrats everyone. Guess I'll go try my luck at Otakon. =3
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Postby WC Annihilus » Mon May 26, 2008 12:39 pm

Grats to the finalists!

milkmandan wrote:hey scintilla!
now that you message me, you have a point.
your waka laka video was amazing. and THAT was a psychedelic trip ;) and done many years back as well.
but i was more over referring to the similarities between skittles and attack of the otaku.

This has been gone over plenty of times, no need to bring it up here
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Postby VespaBee » Mon May 26, 2008 1:01 pm

Didn't make it in... :(

But congrats to all the finalists! Should be a good year. :D
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