AMV Roulette - Rules

AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Radical_Yue » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:40 pm


Welcome to the game of fate! In this contest Lady Luck is the one who decides what kind of video you are required to edit.

How It Works
Each round lasts exactly 1 week with 3 rounds in total. At the start of each round the editors will be provided with a genre for the video (such as comedy, drama, action, etc.), a type of music (Rap, Pop, Country, etc.), and a special requirement! The editors will then make videos based on the required information they have been given. The videos will then be ranked and scored by the coordinators and judges and there will be NO ELIMINATIONS after each round. The entrant with the most points after 3 rounds will be declared the winner and awarded with a prize.

How the Requirements Are Selected
Before each round begins, a virtual wheel will be spun to decide the 3 requirements.

Genre: Standard video genres such as Drama, Action, Romance, Comedy, etc. These will be based off the Org definitions used in the VCAs.

Music: Rock, Classical, Pop, etc. Once a genre has been selected, entrants will select a song that fits the required genre of music. If you have doubts if your song fits the required genre, entrants may verify the song that they have chosen by looking it up on Last.FM. If the required music genre is not listed as one of the top 5 tags, then the song may be at risk of not meeting the criteria for the contest. Songs not listed on LastFM/do not have tags that "loosely" fit the genre requirement can be approved in private by the coordinators within 48 hours of the round start at the editor's request. As a general rule of thumb, if the song is a stretch to make it fit the genre, then you may want to reconsider your selection. (i.e. A song that starts with a 10 second electronic lead in, but is nothing but metal after that with no electronic elements, then it is NOT an electronic song.) But since you can pick from the millions of songs in existence, try to avoid the fringe and pick something that isn't going to stir up trouble/debate. If the judges choose to veto your song for the genre requirement, you will lose points. :(

Special Requirement: This can be anything from a footage requirement, or effect, or style of editing that must be followed. You can think of this as a secret source or wild card since it can really be anything at all!

Once a video genre, music genre, and special requirement has been selected they will be removed from the list to ensure the remaining rounds do not have duplicates. All entrants will be provided with the same list of requirements each round as opposed to each editor getting their own specific list.


While assigning points the judges will be basing their scores off the video’s merits (concept, editing, flow, visual effect usage, special requirement implementation, etc.) and issue an overall score. The judges will assign scores from 0 -100 per video with accompanying comments to explain their scoring decisions.

5 judges (100 points each) = 500 points maximum

Each judge will also give a thumbs up/thumbs down vote for each video to determine if they think that the video fits the music genre/video genre/secret requirement stipulations. If a majority of judges deem the video as unfitting in any of the 3 requirement areas, then the video’s overall score will be penalized by 50 points for each violation. But the spirit of the contest is to challenge yourself by adhering to the genre/special requirements, so please don’t just submit something that blatantly ignores the requirements. Remember that it has to be obvious enough to 3 out of 5 judges that your video genre/music genre fit enough to be considered a valid entry.


While the placement for each round will be posted after each judging session along with judge's comments, the points will not be revealed until the final round when the winner is announced. This is to keep a sense of mystery while also keeping the entrants informed of their current placement. So even if you rank 1st place in round 1 and 2 you still have to keep on your toes since you won't know if you lead by 5 points or 50 points!
After the final round and judging is completed we will post an updated document with all of the points for each entrant along with the already public ranks and comments.


Who Is In Charge
- Coordinators -
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Kisanzi - & - Radical_Yue

- Judges -


Replay Studios

Note: Coordinators will take part in judging.


Round Schedule

Round 1 - January 25th - January 31st
Judging - February 1st - February 6th
Results - February 7th

Round 2 - February 8th - February 14th
Judging - February 15th - February 20th
Results - February 21st

Final Round - February 22nd - February 28th
Judging - March 1st - March 6th
Winner/Final Results - March 7th


Rules and Registration
1. The competition is free and open to all but the contest organizers and judges (screening and final judgment). Members of staff are allowed to enter as long as they are not involved in either judging or coordination.
2. The closing of registration is set for 11:59pm MST January 22nd, 2014. If you wish to sign up then you must post in the designated registration thread. The thread will remained locked until registration officially opens on January 18th, 2014. Sign up requests posted anywhere else will NOT be honored. Signups will be closed once we have either filled all available slots or the closing date for registration is reached.
3. Only one entry per person/per round will be accepted.
4. The video entries may only use Japanese anime and follow the rules of Video game footage IS allowed but it must meet the requirements of the rules.
5. You may NOT use pre-prepared rotos, altered footage, etc... You may pre-prepare footage before your round begins but you may not alter it with effects. If it is discovered that have pre-prepared anything more than basic footage, you will be disqualified.
6. The final entry submitted by the participant(s) must be a minimum of 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Credits/Bumpers will not be factored into the required video length.
7. Videos used for commercial or promotional purposes will not be accepted.
8. Participation in this competition implies full acceptance of this Regulation.
9. While judging is not blind, please withhold on posting your entries on,, or any other video hosting website until the judging for the round has been completed and the results have been posted.
10. Credits/Bumpers are allowed but will not be factored into the judging unless they have been integrated into the video.
11. Video must be exclusively made for contest. No submitting old videos allowed!
12. The coordinators and administration reserve the right to deny registration to any persons.


Entry Submission
The clips will be sent either via FTP (information will be provided to the entrants on the final day of their round) or personal hosting. You will be given information to upload your video onto a server but if you wish to use your own hosting or use a file transfer site such as mediafire, dropbox, etc... you can also do so.

If you encounter a problem while sending video clips, please contact Radical_Yue.

The clips will follow these formats:

Containers: AVI, MP4, MKV, MPEG, MPEG2, WMV
Video codecs: H.264, XviD, DivX (5, 6 and 7), MPEG, MPEG2, WMV9
Audio codecs: MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC
Framerate: Up to 30.00 frames per second

The size (in megabytes) of the video should not exceed 150 MB, unless an exception is requested and justified.


1. Each participant hereby agrees to that he/she is the sole and exclusive author and does not violate directly and / or indirectly any third party rights.
2. Also, by participating in this contest, you agree that the decisions of the contest organizers and the judges are FINAL.


Grounds for Disqualification
1. The disqualification of a participant is left entirely to the discretion of contest organizers.
2. Any use of moving works of pornographic, racist, defamatory content or likely to impair the physical or moral integrity will result in immediate disqualification of the participant.
3. Flaming or personal attacks on other editors, entrants, the judges, or the coordinators will not be tolerated. Voicing concern and personal opinion is fine but if it is decided that a line has been crossed there may be consequences such as disqualification or bans from participating in future events. These situations will be discussed between the coordinators and administration before a decision is finalized.
4. Failure of one or more articles of this regulation will also be considered disqualifying.


The winner will be decided based on who has the most points at the end of 3 rounds.
There will be NO ELIMINATIONS in this contest. If an editor chooses not to submit a video for one of the rounds then they will simply get a 0 for overall score that round but they are allowed to continue participating.


The winning editor gets their choice of ONE of the following prizes:

$75 Worth of Steam Games (Editor's Choice)
1TB External HD
$75 Worth of Anime from (Editor's Choice)
$75 itunes gift card
A Stuffed Giraffe ($108 value)
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Radical_Yue » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:41 pm

Possible Music Genres
Rap/Hip Hop/R&B

Possible Video Genres

Possible Special Requirements

Who Wants A Mustache Ride?
This Isn't An AMV...THIS IS ART.
It’s Like Halloween, Except Instead Of Candy We Give Out BULLETS!
Why I Has To Reads So Much?
OMG! Somebody Broke the Cruise Control?!
That’s A Whole Lotta Balls In My Face.
What’s With The Giraffe?
Mecha Leka Hi Mecha Hiney Ho!
Schooooools Out For-evah!
Sadly Pancake
Cut Me Off A Piece Of That!
You Know Your Teacher Brenda?
There’s That One Episode In Every Show…
I’ve Heard They Have More Fun.
Get a Room You Two!
You got knocked the $%#@ Out!
Hug It Out.
Warm Bodies In The Twilight Underworld.
You Wouldn’t Hit A Guy...
The Shinkai Special.
You Are One Ugly Son Of A...
How Much Signal I Need To Cut Across Eight Lane?
This One Time...At Band Camp...


If you have any questions, please post below.
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Ileia » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:54 pm

All the judges are girls!
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Brad » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:43 pm

This sounds fun :O
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Cecco » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:48 pm

Ileia wrote:All the judges are girls!

and sexy |:>
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Radical_Yue » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 pm

Brad wrote:This sounds fun :O

It should be! Kisanzi came up with ALL the special requirements and I must say, some of them are kind of amazing.
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:50 pm

I'd enter if this was a week later, boston deadline Feb 1st D:
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Radical_Yue » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:53 pm

MycathatesyouAMV wrote:I'd enter if this was a week later, boston deadline Feb 1st D:

Well, you've got 5 days until sign ups to work on your video and then there is a week for judging in between rounds. I suggest you get to work on your Boston video so you can win yourself a fancy new giraffe ;D
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Chiiisus » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:12 pm

I don't think I'll have time for this and I'm sad that I can't enter since it seems really fun! :( I'll sneak into your house and take that giraffe though. :'D
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Anon is Omniscient » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:41 pm

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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Lob0 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:24 am

I want that Giraffe.
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby nosamvs » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:10 am

A Stuffed Giraffe.... i think i found my motivation
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby meleechampion » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:39 am

This isn't the quickening. I've been gathering songs since last year for the quickening!
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby Radical_Yue » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:52 pm

meleechampion wrote:This isn't the quickening. I've been gathering songs since last year for the quickening!

Quickening would come later in the year. Still deciding when I want to run that and another contest that we haven't debuted yet.

This was aaaalllllll dreamed up by Kisanzi. The only reason I'm a co-coordinator is because he doesn't like being responsible :D
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Re: AMV Roulette - Rules

Postby ngsilver » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:12 pm

I'd love to participate but the final round of the VCAs lands the same week as the final round of AMV Roulette and I'll be busy streaming the VCA finals so I won't have time to edit that round.
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