Finalists for Anime Expo Anime Music Video Contest 2008

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Postby Castor Troy » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:54 pm

The Wired Knight wrote:Good contest overall. I think only one or two videos were in it that I didn't care for so much but all in all a good job. Oddly enough I do think my video could have competed in comedy but meh, whatever; if I let stuff like that bother me I would have stopped editing long ago. Though there was some genre mixing with some videos that I think gave them an edge (Be a Man for instance -though don't take this wrong, I love this video).

The technical issues were minor and I'm just amazed we started so well on time for AX. Props to DP for doings uch a great job with the contest this year that pulled of fwhat will hopefully be the begining of the rise of the AX AMV contest again.

My only other complaint is that the creator seating was kind of all over the place; rather than alltogether, I think it's a bit better if the editors are kept together a bit better just for kicks.


I was sitting with Kisanzi and his group and we literally got kicked out of the seats we chose and had to go to our assigned seats.
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Postby XStylus » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:49 pm

Castor Troy wrote:I was sitting with Kisanzi and his group and we literally got kicked out of the seats we chose and had to go to our assigned seats.


Wow. Must've been hard getting the boot stains out. :P
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Postby Inaaca » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:08 pm

xstylus wrote:
Inaaca wrote:I've been searching high and low for a Mushi-Shi box set, lol. I'll have to search some stores for it next.

There isn't a box set yet, but there is a box offered with Volume 1 though. Keep an eye out for it in a RightStuf sale sometime.


Yeah, I discovered that there wasn't a complete box set, nor was there one set for release anytime soon, after inquiring at the Funimation booth. I found out later from Rider that there was the starter box with the first dvd, but even after searching for that all of AX I couldn't find it. I did finally pick it up today by checking a local anime store on the way home from work, though. So now I finally have all of Mushi-Shi and looking forward to watching it. :D

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Inaaca wrote:I'm still kinda reeling from getting Best Drama, myself. I honestly didn't expect that it would be so well received, but I'm very proud that it did. I poured a lot of heart into that video, and it means more to me than what shows on the surface.

I do recall that yours was a hard video to rewatch because of the emotional strings your video pulls. Your award was earned. :)


Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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NightlHlawk wrote:I don't know what happened with the Drama, I thought Fix You won, but congrats Inaaca! The song really matched the scenes and the editing was very solid; very enjoyable. =]

I'd wager Brad's vid gave Inaaca a run for the money though, that I'm sure of. Kudos to both. ;)


Brad's Fix You actually didn't make the contest this year, but it was shown during the preshow and also during the AMV 102 panel. An awesome video, regardless. I really liked it. He even told me himself though that he thought mine was way better than his, heh.. :sweat:
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Postby NightHawk » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:20 pm

Inaaca wrote:Brad's Fix You actually didn't make the contest this year, but it was shown during the preshow and also during the AMV 102 panel. An awesome video, regardless. I really liked it. He even told me himself though that he thought mine was way better than his, heh.. :sweat:

Um, I'm pretty sure it was a part of the contest. lol

It's even on the official list posted by Michael.
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Postby Najdorf » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:49 pm

Hello Everyone!

I am the anonymous provider of your $100 Tech / SFX prize, now in our fifth year. We (my judges and I) enjoyed the contest very much this year. Michael did an excellent job organizing the competition, and I felt it was a strong year. While there were a number of excellent technical videos, we decided to give our award to Rainbow Revolution. Mr. John Bernales unfortunately did not attend AX this year, so we await his contact to claim his $100 Cash Prize. Thanks to everyone for their submissions, and I'll see you all next year!

Previous Winners:

2004: Football! (Subrunker) (Azumanga Daioh)
2005: 1985 (Subrunker) (Azumanga Daioh)
2006: Temporality V (J-Bone) (FLCL)
2007: Skittles (Koop) (Haruhi)
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Postby Inaaca » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:55 pm

NightlHlawk wrote:
Inaaca wrote:Brad's Fix You actually didn't make the contest this year, but it was shown during the preshow and also during the AMV 102 panel. An awesome video, regardless. I really liked it. He even told me himself though that he thought mine was way better than his, heh.. :sweat:

Um, I'm pretty sure it was a part of the contest. lol

It's even on the official list posted by Michael.


:shock: Err.. my apologies... I must've gotten confused somewhere... Thanks for correcting me.
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Postby Rider4Z » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:16 pm

Inaaca wrote:Yeah, I discovered that there wasn't a complete box set, nor was there one set for release anytime soon, after inquiring at the Funimation booth. I found out later from Rider that there was the starter box with the first dvd, but even after searching for that all of AX I couldn't find it. I did finally pick it up today by checking a local anime store on the way home from work, though. So now I finally have all of Mushi-Shi and looking forward to watching it. :D

glad you were able to find it. i also recommend collecting the manga. i kinda wished i had read the manga first in a way. because it would have been so amazing watching it come to life in gorgeous animation after the fact.
either way, this year has definitely motivated me to put together fan art (Mushi-Shi in particular) and get a booth in artist alley next year.
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Postby dust » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:16 am

Is the list on the first post in the same order which the videos were shown at AX?

I would like to download videos from the contest, I used the order shown as reference for which ones i wanted to see again.

Also, can somebody link me to "Rainbow Revolution", I can't seem to find it.

Thanks.
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Postby Rider4Z » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:56 am

the order they were played is not the order they were announced. someone listed them somewhere... i'll try to find it.

found it on the expo forums. go down to post #1039
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Postby Deuce Loosely » Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:20 pm

Just a few things...

The Wired Knight:
Any plans on uploading "From the Diary of Alphonse Elric" to the 'org? My wife is dying to see it. And if I had to "runner-up" behind any video in AMA's comedy category, I'm glad it was yours.

NightHawk:
Having said that, I thought "Be a Man" was grossly miscategorized at AMA. Comedy? I mean no offense, but was it your or the judges' decision to place it in that category? I thought action or drama would have given you a better chance. I also have to say the song you used has grown on me to the point I plan on performing it at karaoke when I get the chance. ;)

xstylus:
So...for the benefit of those like me who didn't get out to AX, what was the answer to your "most used anime" question? I'm especially curious about the "unreleased" title you spoke of. Also,...I know you from LJ. ;) Since you judge these things, may I pester you for feedback next time I think I have something to upload or enter into competition?

“Escaping But Not Far” Sharingan Blue
Best Drama - TekkoshoCon VI (April 13, 2008)
Still a brilliantly matched combination for the story. The song is ideal for depicting Light's gradual change from high school-age idealist to calculating, stone-hearted exterminator.

And to anyone who may be reading:
Does ANYONE know where I can find this AMV..?

"Remember"
creator: WolfsVixen
anime: Grave of the Fireflies
audio: Josh Groban - "Remember Me"

SO depressing but such a powerful combination. Anyway, the video info is posted to the 'org but the AMV was never uploaded... :(
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Postby DigitalPanther » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:16 pm

Hello all,

After getting home last night at 6ish and passing out in bed at 6:30p I finally woke up about 10am. Yeah my sleep schedule is borked. :)

I will be putting together the "official" winners announcement/post this evening when I am at work and will be posting it here as well as the official ax forums and the AMV list.

To all of you thank you for entering as well as your support and input along the way.

Among the preliminary things being discussed by Anneke and myself for next year, PG-13 is very likely goin buh-bye, and this will be the last time I let Encore automatically determine the layer break on the disc. I am pretty sure that is why Dianna's video stuttered like it did. I am deeply sorry Dianna. It didn't do that on the PS2, PS3, Apex AD 1500 or the Pioneer DVL 919 I have here at home. The unit they have at Nokia is a "fresh off the boat from China" Helios upscaling player. ) It also didn't seem to like the High bit rate I encoded the disc at. (the red flash frames in Nils' videos I suspect was from that.)

I anticipate writing a longer post tonight.
OH and the most submitted anime was Full Metal Alchemist with Ouran High School Host Club and pretty close second. there were very very few DBZ at all. I think Rider G's Angels and Demons and one of the two YTMND videos submitted were the only ones submitted.
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Postby NightHawk » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:49 pm

deuceloosely wrote:Just a few things...

NightHawk:
Having said that, I thought "Be a Man" was grossly miscategorized at AMA. Comedy? I mean no offense, but was it your or the judges' decision to place it in that category? I thought action or drama would have given you a better chance. I also have to say the song you used has grown on me to the point I plan on performing it at karaoke when I get the chance. ;)

It was the judge's choice, heh. I'm pretty sure I submitted Action.

I'm just happy it was shown on screen, to be honest. =]
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Postby Rider4Z » Tue Jul 08, 2008 4:38 pm

DigitalPanther wrote:there were very very few DBZ at all. I think Rider G's Angels and Demons and one of the two YTMND videos submitted were the only ones submitted.
-DP

Demons and Angels :nono: thanks very much for playing it in the preshow :D that was so cool to out of nowhere here that classic organ start to play, i look up and WOW there it was ^_^ very cool
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Postby Ryvannis » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:35 pm

Thanks for playing my Esca AMV during the preshow Michael, I was really surprised when you told me after the panel as you gave my ticket.

But I gave you my best of thanks for all your hard work in creating a awesome show this year. :)
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Postby XStylus » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:46 pm

deuceloosely wrote:xstylus:
So...for the benefit of those like me who didn't get out to AX, what was the answer to your "most used anime" question? I'm especially curious about the "unreleased" title you spoke of. Also,...I know you from LJ. ;)


Most used footage: Fullmetal Alchemist.
Second most used footage: Ouran High School.
Third most used footage: Final Fantasy (insert # here).

Each of those three individually beat out the number of Haruhi, Lucky Star, Eva, Naruto, DBZ, Air, Kanon, Princess Tutu, Kenshin, and Death Note videos COMBINED. And yet, the list of finalists didn't have a disproportionately large number of FMA, Ouran, or FF videos. That says something, but I'm not sure what. :?

However, my eyebrow arched at the fact that one of the top three shows used was based on a show that wasn't even released yet, and I'll wager ya'll didn't exactly import the R2 DVDs for it. :nono:

Since you judge these things, may I pester you for feedback next time I think I have something to upload or enter into competition?


That depends on if you plan on entering it in AX's competition. If so, then I don't want to see it until judging time. I abstain from voting on any videos I may have already seen.
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