Otakon 2008 AMV Contest Results

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Otakon 2008 AMV Contest Results

Postby VicBond007 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:36 pm

Dramatic/Serious
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2nd Place
Meredith "Meri" Cantoni - One Guitar

1st Place[vidid=159719]

Action
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2nd Place[vidid=158479]

1st Place[vidid=158773]

Romance/Sentimental
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2nd Place[vidid=158698]

1st Place[vidid=159134]

Upbeat/Dance
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2nd Place
Lawrence Studios - Fast Times at Furinkan High

1st Place[vidid=159359]

Comedy
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2nd Place
SSGWNBTD - I Had Sexual Intercourse While Making This Video

1st Place[vidid=158967]

Best in Show
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Almost Best in Show
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Iron Editor
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Bryce Winant - Not Bryce and the Fat Man
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Postby -Reda- » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:09 pm

R.I.P. Trailer/Parody T_T

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Postby makenocent » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:17 pm

It may be just me... but I honestly thought that this years AMV contest wasn't as good as the other years. And oddly, I found a few AMVs from the amv overflow, that I think were way better then what was shown in the finals. Most we're crap, but a few we're awesome.

Anyone got a list of what was shown in the amv overflow? There was a fate/stay night one that took stuff from the games and the anime. Done pretty well. And a GTO one. I'd love to rewatch them if i can figure out what the name was.

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Postby JMI » Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:57 pm

Keep in mind some of the vids (including the dragonforce one) are AMVs that were DQed from the contest for winning first place in a previous contest.

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Postby Adv1sor » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:00 pm

Gratz to the winners!

I actually thought that the AMVs this year were, overall, much better than last year.

What was with the horrizontal rolling black bar throughout the show? I saw it for everything shown in that room so I guess it was the projector. (Seems like I've seen this fixed before by just reversing the plug?)

Great show, gratz again to the winners!

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Postby dwchang » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:47 pm

Congratulations to all the winners! There are a number I'm interested in downloading and I'll await your announcements.

I won't necessarily state my opinion of every contest entry (would like to avoid any potential drama), but as Bryce stated, some of the 'better' videos were those that were DQ'ed because they won a major award at another convention. That of course, confirms that they were 'good videos,' but sadly they were not within the rules for the contest (hence the DQ).

Also Vic these results are a sham! I demand that the Otakon AMV Opening be given the "BEST DAMN VIDEO OF 2008, PERIOD" award. Seriously, that was one of the most impressive things I've seen all year.
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Postby XiaoMovieMaker » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:11 pm

Haha, I thought the opening was amazing too!
If anybody missed it, you are eternally deprived of flashy graphics and awesome effects~

Anyway, congrats again to the winners! I'm gonna crawl back under my rock and work on my next AMV for NDK~ peace out :roll:

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Postby Scintilla » Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:54 pm

Out of pure idle curiosity, can we get the percentages of the total vote for each winner and runner-up like in past years?

And congratulations to all the winners! I felt that they were all well-deserved... and maybe this unexpected little pattern will convince more people to send their videos to AnimeNEXT... :wink:


Explanation: Of the five winning videos at AnimeNEXT, four were also submitted to Otakon, and <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/video/158773">three</a> <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/video/159134">of</a> <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/video/159359">them</a> also won their categories at Otakon. Hence, AnimeNEXT = bellwether for Otakon. May be just a fluke, but it was too many videos not to notice.
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Postby wurpess » Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:49 pm

Congrats to all the winners!! I thought this year's contest was better than last year's. (Last year, I didn't really have much trouble picking a vid for each category, but this year, it was really tough. :P) Anyway, time to start dl-ing! *^_^*
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Postby NightMistress85 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:35 pm

wurpess wrote:Congrats to all the winners!! I thought this year's contest was better than last year's. (Last year, I didn't really have much trouble picking a vid for each category, but this year, it was really tough. :P) Anyway, time to start dl-ing! *^_^*


Ditto. I remember only a handful from last year but this year...it was really tough and could have gone either way. I have a number of vids collected already, but now I want a few more that have yet to be uploaded.

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Postby wurpess » Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:49 pm

NightMistress85 wrote:
wurpess wrote:Congrats to all the winners!! I thought this year's contest was better than last year's. (Last year, I didn't really have much trouble picking a vid for each category, but this year, it was really tough. :P) Anyway, time to start dl-ing! *^_^*


Ditto. I remember only a handful from last year but this year...it was really tough and could have gone either way. I have a number of vids collected already, but now I want a few more that have yet to be uploaded.

Guess I should probably upload mine. >.>
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Postby Brakus » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:41 pm

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.
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Postby jubjub2 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:04 pm

Wow. Congrats to all! :D

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Postby Ileia » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:58 pm

jubjub2 wrote:Wow. Congrats to all! :D


Jubs, I was there for both Friday's and Saturday's showings of your vid and it got by FAR the best reaction.

I voted for it :up:

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Postby Scoob » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:37 am

:shock:

Congrats to all :)
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