Otakon 2008 AMV Contest Results

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Postby makenocent » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:47 pm

VicBond007 wrote:I don't have a list written up of all 97 videos that were in the overflow. Some videos in overflow were indeed superfreakinawesome but violated the troll clause and thus could not compete. The Fate/Stay video was Fate/Stay Inferno by Avalon Blade Works.


Thank you so much! I was trying to find that amv. It was really awesome. Too bad it wasn't in the contest. Anyone know the GTO one that was in the amv overflow?
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Postby MeriC » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:58 pm

ArashinomeAMV wrote:I wanna see Meri's video D:

Me too!

I mean, I'll have it up sometime over the next few days. Still need to make distro encodes. :cry: (shoulda done that before the con)
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Postby SecondChild » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:05 pm

MeriC wrote:
ArashinomeAMV wrote:I wanna see Meri's video D:

Me too!

I mean, I'll have it up sometime over the next few days. Still need to make distro encodes. :cry: (shoulda done that before the con)


Hehe, cool, I can't wait to watch it again. Great vid, Meri, it made me want to watch Beck AND pick up my guitar! =)
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Postby HatPerson » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:24 pm

I don't recall ever making a post here but I'm just gunna put my 2 cents in on the trailer thing.

I'll admit to being pissed most of the weekend, getting into the finals only to not have my trailer seen (I did the Akira one). I had a feeling that the legal details would be fleshed out after the con was over and I understand how legal mumbo jumbo can get in the way, it's just unfortunate and the timing was terrible.

It was a wonder to get into the finals this being the second AMV I ever made and I've gotten around to filling out a little bit of my profile and making the proper uploads. Let's just make sure to triple check with the lawyers next year.
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Postby -Reda- » Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:38 pm

Double post deleted....why did it do it twice and a few hours apart at that? Weirdness...
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Postby Rinny » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:47 pm

Brakus wrote:I liked how my entry kinda "stuck out" amongst the other entries in my video, with the sharp contrast of one "old-school anime" video going up against six relatively newer school anime videos. Afro Samurai, Baccano!, Code Geass, Gundam 00, Appleseed, FLCL.... and then DBZ?


Are you gonna upload yours soon? I loved it and voted for it.
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Postby Rinny » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:54 pm

SecondChild wrote:Well I didn't expect to win anything, I was happy just to make the cut as a finalist! I did notice that the timing on my vid (Sex and Violence - FLCL/Firewater) seemed to be lagging by almost a full 16th note (this is not the case in the video I exported), I don't know if that happened because I encoded in Quicktime and it was then re-encoded upon reaching Otakon or what... does anyone know the best format to submit in? This was my first time. =0


They were definitely re-encoded, because I sent mine in in 16:9 and it came out in 4:3. It was lagging a little, too. I'm not sure what can be done about that.

SecondChild wrote:I thought Break the Chain was brilliant, but I must admit, I voted for "One Guitar". I hate hate HATE 80's hair metal, so any video that can make me like a Foreigner song is frikking AWESOME. xD


....I agree with you about One Guitar XDDD I thought it was awesome and more original than mine, frankly. I'd have voted for it, but I avoided voting in the category for the sake of fairness.
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Postby Jurodan » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:07 pm

I'm really hoping to find Fast Times at Furinkan High. I saw the AMVs at Otakon, and, frankly, I found it hillarious. I missed all but the last three of the Drama/Serious videos, so when I voted, I went for Break The Chain, which impressed me. And I loathe Death Note, to the point I didn't want to watch the AMV in the first place.

Baccano Swing impressed me so much that I'm actually looking for the series.

And I was wondering what happened to the Trailer/Parody section when I first heard about it, but yes, that does blow.

Comedy... I watched Yuri The Only One and somehow, I just felt somewhat cheap. I mean, I LIKED the song, but it just seems to tailor something like that to the crowd? I mean, maybe my opinion doesn't matter, but it just seemed... off. Anyone else think that?
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Postby Scintilla » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:58 pm

Also, and I just remembered this: you can hold this contest up as evidence that <b>effectsless videos are NOT dead</b>, even in fan-voted contests. You will appreciate that the winners in Drama, Action, and Romance were all just cuts and fades (well, at least I <i>think</i> all the effects in Rinny's vid were already in the footage).

Rinny wrote:
SecondChild wrote:Well I didn't expect to win anything, I was happy just to make the cut as a finalist! I did notice that the timing on my vid (Sex and Violence - FLCL/Firewater) seemed to be lagging by almost a full 16th note (this is not the case in the video I exported), I don't know if that happened because I encoded in Quicktime and it was then re-encoded upon reaching Otakon or what... does anyone know the best format to submit in? This was my first time. =0

They were definitely re-encoded, because I sent mine in in 16:9 and it came out in 4:3. It was lagging a little, too. I'm not sure what can be done about that.

That may have been just a playback issue rather than a re-encode:

The Rules wrote:Please encode your video for 4:3 playback. This includes letterboxing widescreen footage ahead of time. Videos flagged as 16:9 will be screened improperly. We will letterbox what we can, but Otakon makes no guarantees that we will catch everything.
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Postby Bad Omen » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:36 pm

Hey guys, n00b here!

Congratulations to all the winners, there were so many fantastic videos!

I'll be posting mine at some point, as soon as I figure out where I saved it to...(heh whoops).
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Postby Rinny » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:58 pm

Scintilla wrote:
The Rules wrote:Please encode your video for 4:3 playback. This includes letterboxing widescreen footage ahead of time. Videos flagged as 16:9 will be screened improperly. We will letterbox what we can, but Otakon makes no guarantees that we will catch everything.


Oops, please let me clarify. I letterboxed it into 4:3, but no letterboxing was shown in the screening. So what should have been 16:9 came out as 4:3 anyway, which leads me to believe everything was re-encoded to be uniform.
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Postby Pwolf » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:01 pm

So technically I won if you add together all votes for my video and chang's(technically mine also) >.>

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Postby Phantasmagoriat » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:30 pm

grats to the winners!
I need to check out some of these vids now.
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Postby Autraya » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:49 am

VicBond007 wrote: Out of all of the videos in the category, only one made use of a movie studio's title slate. So, if this was the issue, the video could have been pulled and not the whole category.
that was ours actually :\ Aussie viewer ratings dont have a green screen of death like the yank ones. So knowing that internationally people wouldn't "get" our intro adds we used the studio one as it was a parody after all *sigh* and we've not had a problem with it screening at another convention (as exihibition or entry)...

Oh well thanks for the "not information" 8-)
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Postby HurQlez03 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:40 am

Autraya wrote:
VicBond007 wrote: Out of all of the videos in the category, only one made use of a movie studio's title slate. So, if this was the issue, the video could have been pulled and not the whole category.
that was ours actually :\ Aussie viewer ratings dont have a green screen of death like the yank ones. So knowing that internationally people wouldn't "get" our intro adds we used the studio one as it was a parody after all *sigh* and we've not had a problem with it screening at another convention (as exihibition or entry)...

Oh well thanks for the "not information" 8-)


Green Screen of death? My trailer AMV was the only one with the green movie rating intro. Maybe that was an MPAA violation. Then my AMV might have a hand as well in this.

Sorry.
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