Congratulations to all the 1st and 2nd place winners!
And hey, most of the rest of us did pretty well, I'd hope.
The contest as a whole was miles better than the contests for the last three years or so. I enjoyed watching the contest immensely.
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? Yep, the eyes did not deceive! I'll be honest, I was a "logical contender" in the contest, but I voted for a stronger video. Too bad that video didn't finish first or second either. I'm guessing the voting among the top 3 or 4 videos in Action was pretty closely knit? I really thought the winner would have been one of four possibilities, and it was an interesting race to say the least. I am truly honored to have been a finalist; I am humbled by the two videos that won in my category. A good contest.
I had very few issues with videos belonging in the right category and such... pretty much every video belonged in its proper category. Venue was great, no echo-y sound from a very large show room, very healthy turnout for all showings (even on Sunday!). Aside from the hiccup with the Trailer/Parody situation, this contest went off extremely well. Vic, kudos for a job well done. Same to Jeff Heller for his open - a job very well done.