Lets get some things straight, before I alienate more editors and become the black sheep of the forum. Basically, let's end this stuff once and for all here.
First of all, Creating Something Beautiful IS one of my favourite videos. And trying to be original by all means, is one of my ways to get to the top (I was one of the 3 winners of the CDVV contest with a video named Marmalade F#ck-up, who can easily forget a video with such a name?). This time I took it a step (or more) further, by making a love-it-or-hate-it video. It's not that I don't respect the original video, I love it - I only wanted to do something REALLY extraordinary (look at all this drama after all) that would be remembered, instead of another run-of-the-mill tribute video that would have added nothing special to the old one. And in the end, the audience was diversed between supporters and haters. Ok, let's say I hate hentai. Let's say I have to rate an HMV, that's really good (I don't imply that my entry was good, it's an example), edited perfectly, but hey it's hentai, screw that shit. I'm an aknowledged judge, and this video could have been better with a plain anime: What do? Follow AimoAio's path, rating videos as objectively as I can, even though it's not my cup of tea.
To tell the truth, Nya's 6/20 hit me very hard. It's an 3/10, aka 1/5 or a star rating. I have come to the semifinals with a video to be treated by a famous judge with a rating of only one star? No. I understand it's not your cup of tea, you may have found it offensive, but still. I, for one, can't stand romantic videos with happy couples, kissing, and instrumental piano songs - that doesn't mean I'm gonna rape that video to death with my rating. Anyway. At least I'm greatful you took the time to ask for a second opinion on this, thank you.
JaddziaDax wrote:Insulting the judges in your comments probably didn't help
No, don't tell me that! I never insulted anyone, nor did I have the intention to do so. I just used you as an example because I had a solid point, the perfect 20s. And trust me, I'm not the (only) one to be against some of the judges. There was lots of talking on our POE skype chatroom about the judges before the competition even started, if they were the right choices and so on. And guess what, someone had predicted what would happen in a case similar to my video, writing down what your reactions would be: and they were all true. Biased or not, most of the judges were predictable on their ratings.
Last words on this: I don't hate anyone. If I were to throw rocks against anyone that said a bad word on my video, I would have already left in anger. Those 4 weeks were very challenging and fun, and I want to thank Code for bringing the Project Editor once again this year. There are some changes I want to see on the next org contests, but now's not the proper time to discuss about this. Let's end this drama here, shall we.
Edit: Thank you, RAWdangers. I just couldn't have said it better. Especially this:
If I had been editing this round and I knew, coming into this round, that the judge was going to deduct points form me simply because my AMV wasn't "Their preferred type of AMV" then I would have quit right there and not edited anything for this round, and I'm sure Animated would have too. There's no point in having a competition if the judge is already decided what they're going to pick.
I had stated this thing in the beginning, this video is probably going to be burned by judges. If you notice my first words on the description I gave, it was saying something like "Please, don't be biased against this kind of video, thank you".
So, this is it.