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Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby CodeZTM » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:52 pm

Hey everyone! Well, it's been a heck of a ride this year! :sweat:

As with every year, I usually have some sort of survey for editors/participants/viewers to fill out in order to help make the contest better in the future!

So please feel free to fill this survey out in this thread, or if you would like to answer in private, please pm it to me. Either method is fine. :)

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Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?

Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?

Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent

Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.

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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby SilverFreedoms » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:59 pm

CodeZTM wrote:Hey everyone! Well, it's been a heck of a ride this year! :sweat:

As with every year, I usually have some sort of survey for editors/participants/viewers to fill out in order to help make the contest better in the future!

So please feel free to fill this survey out in this thread, or if you would like to answer in private, please pm it to me. Either method is fine. :)

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Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?

Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?

Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent

Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.

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Thank you, and I'll see you all in October for Project Editor : Tag Team Trials!

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5.) I would prefer noon. But make sure you keep up with your own deadlines
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:55 pm

CodeZTM wrote:Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?

CHANGE THE COORDINATOR! xD Kidding, you were awesome!

CodeZTM wrote:Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?

Something to improve on in terms of themes would be to stick to your rules :P If your theme is to use a song from the 80s, don't be so lenient and let people use covers, that's lame. Also, as siny said in another thread, some of the themes felt too similar, like Nature's Wrath and the Clow cards rounds, and the last two rounds where we were supposed to remake videos.

There shouldn't be a theme that was the same thing from the last contest. Keep it fresh! The whole reason why we join these contests is for the cool themes, so try and think up some interesting stuff! I really liked the seven deadly sins round from last year, and the villian theme from this year.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?

I didn't enjoy it, but I didn't mind that much at the same time.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.

A. The amount of time that we had to edit was fine. The only thing that really didn't work was the overlapping contests, but that's just the contestants being crazy and joining both :P Though a few more days between rounds would be better I think.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent

I'm indifferent. That should be a choice on your preference.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?

I think that's what you should be thinking, since you barely updated the calendar :P
Only in the beginning is where some stuff was confusing. I think it's better to have all the rules, judges' scoring criteria, and all that stuff just in one thread instead of several. The three threads per round were fine.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.

Online hosting is better for me, just because I like to have my AMVs in a download folder on mediafire for organization's sake.

CodeZTM wrote:Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.

Give longer days of judging please. It's irks me when I see missing comments and typo'd scores, and when the comments themselves feel short and rushed. I'd rather have a well thought out score and a comment that can help the editor improve than quicker results.
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:18 pm

CodeZTM wrote:Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?
Different judging/scoring system
Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?
I don't like the source restriction rounds. I.E the 80s round. I just don't find them as a fun.
I would like to see a Fan-Service theme.
Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?
Open judging
Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.
A
Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent
A
Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?
Nope
Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.
Either works. Or portals work as well.
Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby kireblue » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:46 pm

I'm taking this survey as a judge that might join as a contestant next year

Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?

I think that the judging period should start at 7 days for round 1, and decrease by a day for each round afterwards. This gives the judges plenty of time to judge during the rounds where there are a lot of videos. This also gives the editors a break in between round. Round 1: 7 days of judging, Round 2: 6 days of judging, Round 3: 5 days of judging......Round 6: 2 days of judging

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?

I really liked the nature theme in round 1. I was skeptical about the the CS theme in round 2, but it worked out much better than I expected. I didn't really like round 3 theme's of limiting music selection though. Round 4 villain theme was great. Round 5 was awesome (I think that every org editor should have a re-creation round). And I didn't like round 6 because I feel that it is too limiting, and it could have put someone at a huge disadvantage by forcing them to edit a certain song. (Their first AMV could had a absolutely terrible song)


Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?

Yeah, I liked the blind judging because it allows the judges to judge without bias or fear of backlash. Also, it prevents people from pandering to the judges


Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.

(a) I feel that the length of each round should stay at 7 days, but the judging period should be extended.

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent

(a) midnight deadlines just feel so natural


Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?

There were the perfect number of threads.

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.

(b) online media hosting like sendspace is perfect

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby Rendakor » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:55 pm

Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?

I'd increase the judging time (to maybe a week), for several reasons. First, it gives the judges plenty of time to watch, evaluate, and comment on each video. Second, it gives you (Code) more time to space out the video releases instead of dumping 90% of them the day after the due date (which in turn gives viewers/contestants more time to watch said videos). Third, this gives the contestants a bit more downtime between editing which I would prefer instead of longer editing time. Finally, with a longer time to judge, it should be easier to have a firm date/time for announcing the results and less delays.

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?

The themes were fine on their own, I would have just changed the order. First we had the elements (a pretty broad category) right next to another, even more broad one (Clow cards, which was so broad that it enveloped the entire previous category), then two recreate rounds right next to one another.

A theme idea for next time might to be to make an AMV using anime from a certain studio.

Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?

The blind judging works very well so that the judges can be brutally honest (after all, that's what the Org's known for) in their evaluation. We didn't have the drama that happened in the Quickening :sweat: but even so, I'd hate to have the judges pull their punches because their names were being attached to the comments.

Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.

The editing timeframe was perfect.

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent

Midnight.

Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?

A little bit, yea; having three threads per round seems a little excessive.

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.

Online hosting; the thought of 90% of the contestants hammering an FTP server 10 minutes before the deadline scares me.

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.

Overall POE was a lot of fun; this is the first time I've done a contest like this so the whole experience was new but I had a blast. Got to see a ton of great videos and cranked out a couple of my own. I wasn't expecting to make it out of the first round so |:>.
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby Ileia » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:10 pm

Rendakor wrote:The blind judging works very well so that the judges can be brutally honest (after all, that's what the Org's known for) in their evaluation. We didn't have the drama that happened in the Quickening :sweat: but even so, I'd hate to have the judges pull their punches because their names were being attached to the comments.


Yue only posted the judge's comments once and those comments were blind (until after said "drama" when the judge in question outed himself), so whether or not you know who said what, there can still be drama. :uhoh:
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby SelfishPromise » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:15 am

Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?


A bigger break between each round would be perfect. And the judges would also have more time to do their work, because let's face it, judging 40+ videos in 2 days sounds like a job for a superhero.

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?


I really liked the CCS theme. It was original, even though it seemed kind of similar to round 1, but it worked out really well, I saw great videos coming out of it, it was definitely one of my favorites. But let's not forget the villains! That was the best round, in my opinion :) On the other hand, that the last 2 rounds were repetitive. It's great to have a remake round, but just once.

Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?


Yes, an unbiased opinion is always better, and not knowing who the judges were has probably avoided some drama.

Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.


a) Enough time to edit. Well, it was hard to finish the videos on time, but that's the challenge, right? 7-8 days are perfect.

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent


Noon. Because that makes it 6PM here, it's much more comfortable to finish the last details at that hour ;p

Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?


No, not at all!

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.


It doesn't really make a difference for me.

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.


As much as I complained for being tired and busy, I loved the experience. I thought that I would want to take a break, but my brain is full of ideas, and I can't wait to practice what I learned during these weeks. It was amazing to see how everyone helped each other, beta testing and giving tips... Even when one of us had a problem with our computers or clips, there was always someone trying to give us suggestions on how we could solve it, it was really nice :D I never thought that my first contest at the org would be so fun. Now I can't wait for the Tag Team Trials!
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby MimS » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:27 am

The biggest thing that bothered me in this contest is that it was predictable as hell.
I lost interest in it after 3rd round, ranking was almost the same one every time, like if it wasn't blind, how come? :/

Edit : also something concerning both POE and Quickening but in POE it's Code's "fault" while it's not Yue's one in Quickening
It was really annoying that people (including me) had to edit with songs used in well known AMVs, I'm not even talking of the part with VCAs/JCAs stuff which was a very bad idea imho. For example, actually, despite I was sad at first that I didn't have time to edit for round 2 of quickening (even if I already knew Eden Awakening), I was just happy in the end 'cause I already knew This is (Randomness) at this moment (though, here I don't blame the editor who sent Madeon's song since Creed's vid wasn't released yet)
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby pacotacoshell » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:50 pm

MimS wrote:It was really annoying that people (including me) had to edit with songs used in well known AMVs)

I don't see your point.

Just because there are good videos with these songs doesn't mean anything. There are always people who see a different concept in a song than what other editors do. It provides a new take on a song, and it doesn't hurt to have more awesome videos with different concepts using the same song!
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby MimS » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:10 pm

Yeah once it's ok, particularly 'cause I know this feeling (I do think I would have done something different than Shin did on Cosmic Love - in fact, everytime he edited Florence, I would have actually, but that's not the point here /o/) but well, when you have to edit on song using in:
- Well, Shin's madoka video XD
- Eden Awakening
- This is (Randomness)
- Memory Flash 3
- A little Retrospect
- All VCAs/JCAs musics
- others?

It's like : TOO MUCH

And even as a viewer, it's not cool for me to see vids using everytime the same song -.-
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby AngelDragoon » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:30 pm

Question #1: If you could have one major change in this contest (anything is fair game), what would it be?
Bigger breaks between rounds. I like how regimented this contest was, but yeah. I was burned out way too easily at times, especially when I still had school to think about.

Question #2: How can I improve upon the themes in future contests? Were there some that you liked/enjoyed more than others? Were there some that should just plain not exist? Is there a theme that you would like to see in a future contest?
I liked the themes in the beginning. They were broad but could still be interpreted in a consistent way, (particularly rounds 1-3...please bring back the era themed round again!) After that, though, I felt that the challenge rounds fell into the realm of, 'So what exactly is being asked here, and at that point is it really based completely on skill or the luck of the draw, so to speak?' I'll give in example of the semi-finals. On one hand it says 're-create' a JCA/VCA video. On the other it states to put a personal spin. From the results it seemed that it asked for more of a 're-create', but that could be rather confusing if the editor went for the more 'personal spin' aspect. (Unless personal spin only meant 'different anime', then I suppose the whole thing could have been self-explanatory). It's like in Project Runway when they say 'Don't use already made fabrics'. While it's okay to use a cut-up stuffed animal, it's not okay to use a cut-up pillow, although technically both are already made fabrics, (ie. something that wasn't suppose to be used). And no, I'm not saying the videos didn't place where they should in that round; it was all well and good. Perhaps it was just how it was worded, but those rounds, (4, in its own way, and 5), were just too vague for me.

Question #3: Did you enjoy the double blind judging (meaning not knowing who the judges were), or would you prefer open judging?
Either way. :up:

Question #4: Did you feel as though you had (a) enough time to edit (b) too much time to edit (c) not near enough time to edit.
Enough time, but like I said, a bigger break would be nice. ;-;

Question #5: I would like for my deadlines to be at (a) midnight (b) noon (c) indifferent
MIDNIGHT! Changing it to noon made me freak out a little, because my internet likes to update itself in the afternoons. >_> I know I could always turn it in earlier, but I prefer the evening hours anyway.

Question #6: Were there too many threads this year to keep up with?
Not really. They all seemed pretty organized. I'd rather have more threads than too many pages to sift through.

Question #7: Would you prefer to upload your videos via (a) FTP or (b) Online Media Hosting.
Either. FTP might be a little more convenient, but whatever works for the contest.

Question #8: Any general comments you would like to make can go here.
Overall, it was a very nice contest that ran efficiently and had very little drama. The judges were quite helpful and professional in their comments. This also got me editing again, so bonus there. <3 I look forward to seeing the next installment!
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby pacotacoshell » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:03 pm

MimS wrote:Yeah once it's ok, particularly 'cause I know this feeling (I do think I would have done something different than Shin did on Cosmic Love - in fact, everytime he edited Florence, I would have actually, but that's not the point here /o/) but well, when you have to edit on song using in:
- Well, Shin's madoka video XD
- Eden Awakening
- This is (Randomness)
- Memory Flash 3
- A little Retrospect
- All VCAs/JCAs musics
- others?

It's like : TOO MUCH

And even as a viewer, it's not cool for me to see vids using everytime the same song -.-

Umm.....all those examples you just stated (except the VCA songs) were from the Quickening, which has nothing to do with this thread. The only time that a song was used in 2 videos for the same round was with Shin's Fate Matrix's song for Orgeditor, so you're not hearing the same song for EVERY video in one round. All the videos that came out from that round were awesome in their own way too, so wasn't really a big deal to anyone (or at least me).
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby MimS » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:11 pm

Well I did say it concerned both and well "except for VCAs" is a bit easy for me considering it makes a lot of well known vid in a single pack ^^
But to hear the same song several times in one round doesn't bother me, it's the fact that I watched a vid using the same song a lot of time before

Whatever, I admit you're right in the most part :)
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Re: Project Editor Exit Survey

Postby Mkid » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:02 am

1. i like the contest the way it is. but if you want a change..... Needs More variety throw a deathmatch in there. Throw a celebrity in there. 1 on 1. Kill some people off. oh and the winners should become judges BTW.

2.i feel like these themes this year wasnt as good as season 1. It was too(cant put my finger on it). It was different and i didnt like it. *MEAN FACE*. i actually didnt like any of them except "a good good year" and "a Good decade".

3. Judging doesn't really matter to me. (im awesome either way..) knowing who the judges are doesn't really change anything. or at least it shouldn't so it really doesnt bother me.. Except the last judge FUCKING HATED MY VIDEOS. he torn everything i threw to the ground and spat on it lol

4.imma go with (D) a good amount of time because a week to make an amv or our length.. CMON!

5.(A) because not many people are morning people!, who wants to spend a WHOLE night to finish an amv especially if i have to do shit DURING the day lol

6.HELL YEAH!, i felt like it was my job to search thru to find what i was looking for.

7.(A) FTP all the way! mediafire was annoying!

8.LET THE TAG TEAM ORG EDITOR BE AMAZING! FYI GO TEAM MKID!
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