A-Kon 19 VSE: WINNERS!

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Postby Trilaan » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:10 pm

I certainly hope they won't let any more errors like what happened with me to slip through again. I'd hate for anyone else to have to go through that annoyance. I'll probably try again next year. I need a good various idea. Have ya noticed that videos with several shows and/or multiple songs included have done better than one song/one show combinations in recent years?

Also, I think they should host an AMV creator get-together. At least that way, for the more competitive creators, they can lose to more than just a face.
I enjoyed the meeting of the creators the people at Nan Desu Kan gave a couple of years ago.
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Postby RolltheStampede » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:15 pm

the audience like hell sytle videos,
im not sure what happened wiith your video but i think we have had something happen with our videos like every year. so just take it with a grain of salt.
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Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:25 pm

Trilaan wrote:I'm also wondering about something. At the start of the Awards Ceremony, I learned that the creators met with the guy in charge of it in his hotel room. I did not know about this, where was I supposed to learn about it?


yea, that was just to pick up my '07 award (cause I missed 07, and they didn't mail it to me), it wasn't anything special... just to get the award...

and we just happened to get into a discussion about the contest because I bought up categories issue and they were talking about the possibility of new trophies or something.

and sorry that your vid got overlooked on the ballot... i enjoyed it lots :3

an editor's meet up sounds like an interesting idea
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Postby TwilightChrono » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:25 pm

I wasn't able to be there for the showing of my AMV. My .Hack one I mean. Is there a way I can find out what place it came in? Sorry if this seems off-topic. Even though it wasn't listed above, in the winners or place section, I would like to know the score or place it came in. Thanks.
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Postby RolltheStampede » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:25 pm

Regardless congrads to the winners, the videos were awesome.

Rad Yue i really liked your vid and Jubs are always awesome. everyone did great this year.

Congrads.
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Postby RolltheStampede » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:27 pm

we should do an editors dinner or lunch or something.

on another not i got video ob Nabeshin at Hentaifest. the guy is awesome.
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Postby jubjub2 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:22 pm

RolltheStampede wrote:we should do an editors dinner or lunch or something.


Indeed. Clandestine meetings in the dealer's room don't leave a lot of time (or room) for conversation. ;)

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Postby JudgeHolden » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:34 pm

Do I get a Shinning Finger T next year if I come to Akon?
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Postby Kitsuner » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:49 pm

A-kon really let himself go. :uhoh:
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Postby RolltheStampede » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:53 pm

JudgeHolden wrote:Do I get a Shinning Finger T next year if I come to Akon?


if we do shirts next year. i might do another run of the shirts. we try to keep it fresh. we almost have the whole wardrobe, we are thinking of getting some break away windpants.

Kitsuner i liked you video but you didnt put any of my videos in there . :oops:
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Postby RolltheStampede » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:54 pm

jubjub2 wrote:
RolltheStampede wrote:we should do an editors dinner or lunch or something.


Indeed. Clandestine meetings in the dealer's room don't leave a lot of time (or room) for conversation. ;)

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this pic is funny because everyone behind us is getting the finger.

this year we did bags and t-shirts
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Postby Kitsuner » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:45 pm

RolltheStampede wrote:Kitsuner i liked you video but you didnt put any of my videos in there . :oops:

Ophoria was in the earliest version, but got cut due to time and people constraints.

Mmm, constrained people...



EDIT: oh yeah, congrats to everyone, etc, etc. Jublets, I want your video. It sounds delicious.
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Postby TwilightChrono » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:53 am

Again, congrats on everyone who participated. Sadly, my video didn't place, I just want to know what people thought about the video I entered, I believe I was in the Fanworks Contest, if I am not mistaken.

Anyway, congrats all.
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Postby rubyeye » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:09 am

Ouch! ... Ugh! ... Wham! ... Bitch Slap & Butt-Bongo! Thank you Mr. Voorhees (you don’t have a brother named “Jason” do you?). Wait, you used to be in the military, right?

Criticism aside, you do bring up a valid issue and I “salute you” for being very vocal about it. I think everyone here so far has tried to address your opinion as much as I would so I’ll just expand on what I can. A lot of other points were also brought up so I will try to answer them as well.

Empath wrote:I mean, first off Voorheeszilla Studio indeed won the H-AMV contest with OMG, but to say you forgot because of a guest appearance is a little insulting. Even more insulting is that there was no clear runner up either, but whatever, the H-AMV contest is not what I had a problem with as it was still fun for all who came.

Ok, I’ll give you that, but there is nothing insulting about what I said. Hentai videos are never judged by us, only at the convention by the rabidly horny fans. It’s a completely spontaneous event so it totally escaped my mind to even bother to record what videos won. I was having fun watching. Besides, those results will be available on our website soon. I just post what I can because people want to know ASAP!

Trilaan wrote:I lost once again. Though who knows what might have happened had people actually been able to vote for my Zone of the Enders video, It was shown with all the others but left off the voting sheet due to a printing error...This wasn't the first time things got screwed up for me, though it was the first time the oversight was so glaring.

I didn’t notice your video was missing from the voting sheet. Those were printed out literally minutes before the contest. We didn’t expect so many people to show up for that screening, but if you are interested the audience voting break down was
#1) Code Monkey - 108
#2) Word Play - 87
#3) Dwarf Invasion - 84

Trilaan wrote:....I think they should host an AMV creator get-together. At least that way, for the more competitive creators, they can lose to more than just a face.I enjoyed the meeting of the creators the people at Nan Desu Kan gave a couple of years ago.

We actually had someone suggest to us that we need to make available a 24/hr AMV room for editors and fans to hang out and meet one another. This would depend on the hotel giving us a suite to use. I’ll see if we can do this next year.

JaddziaDax wrote:They don't claim the contest to be "perfect" or "better" than other contests, from what I can tell this contest is just different.

jubjub2 wrote:They have a tough job to do, and it's hard enough for them to try to get the contest run in an organized fashion (which they certainly did), much less try to appease all of the creators/fans. During the conversation, it really came across that they want to keep improving the contest and make it better for everyone, as well as adding new competitions/showcase opportunities for us editors.

You guys are absolutely right. A-kon has always been a “Fan-Oriented” convention. It’s pointless to be just another anime convention doing the same things everybody else is doing. That’s why every year we keep changing & experimenting with new ideas to keep you guys interested and to have FUN! Some of you showed interest in doing a MEP. I’m toying with the idea of creating a “theme” category. We want to offer more interesting prizes besides trophies and swag ~ i.e. people from the Art Institute saw some videos and wanted to offer scholarships as prizes (how cool is that!). It all comes down to logistics and money, what we “can” do and what we can “afford” to do.

Trilaan wrote:Did anyone ask why they didn't just remove hybrid categories and make separate ones for Comedy, Fun, Action, Horror, Drama, Romance? Or whether they had separated them in their own minds and simply made them hybrid to save on slides? Personally, I also think they may have put things into the wrong categories. At the very least I felt, for example, that the Lovely Complex Lollipop video was better suited for Comedy/Fun than Drama/Romance. I'm not saying any of the videos were put into a category that was completely wrong for it, just one that was...less right.

A-kon used to have separate categories but it made no sense to have so many from a financial point of view as it became more expensive to offer prizes/certificates/trophies/etc. for so many winners. During our reconstruction a couple of years ago it was decided that clustering these familiar categories would make for a better presentation. I think the reason some people felt confused was because videos were played in the order they were submitted. If we were to reorganize each cluster group of videos by playing all Drama videos followed by Romantic videos and all Fun videos followed by Comedy videos - the complaint about our category system would be redundant. This is just a way for us to organize and manage videos for a contest event. Plus I believe it creates a show that is far more surprising and engaging to watch.

We had twice as many Drama/Romance videos submitted as Action/Horror and Comedy/Fun “combined”. So if one year we get nothing but Drama/Romance videos, then that’s what we have to play. We also had more Fun (up beat) videos entered than pure comedy, which was nice to see.

** Why should Comedy & Fun be separate? They both make me smile, and since when is comedy not fun? **

TwilightChrono wrote:Again, congrats on everyone who participated. Sadly, my video didn't place, I just want to know what people thought about the video I entered, I believe I was in the Fanworks Contest, if I am not mistaken.

I remember this video felt a little long but it was extremely well edited. I don't know what the audience thought because my ears were still bleeding after it ended. :twisted:
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Postby TwilightChrono » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:57 am

HAHAHA. I wish I could have seen it on the big screen. Would have been such a trip to be able to see it that way. Maybe somebody would upload some footage of the AMV contests and what not. I only live a hundred miles from where the con took place and wasn't able to make it sadly. I wish I could know what overall place I came in. And thanks for you compliment rubyeye, means a lot. I worked about 7 hours a day for a solid month on that AMV, and I thought it came out rather well. If anyone could give me a breakdown sheet of all the overall placings for the AMV's:


10th, 12th, etc. etc.

So, I could see what place my AMV came in, twouldst be really great, if not, that's fine too. I just really wanna know :)

And rubyeye.....ears bleeding from what? Was the music in the vid that hardcore? I didn't think it was. (I know the ears bleeding is a figure of speech). ANyway, thanks, and get back to me on this matter if ya can.

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