Ingow wrote:yea because how many in-crowd cool kids said your AMVs rock and how many awards they won totally is an objective way of judging if it's worth the time compared to a video that's just as good but wasn't in any competitions that year and that wasn't popular enough for Brad to download it, right? and yea pictures are so pretty 'n all don't forget about that, let's also buy all the Twilight books because the cover design is so dreamy.
I don't disagree with you there but I think you're looking at it the wrong way. The whole poster thing is to get people interested in looking at the video, not saying, "LOOK HOW MANY AWARDS I GOT AND WHAT THE COOL PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT IT!!!! VOTE FOR ME!". Even then, the majority of the quotes i used aren't from the "in-crowd" cool people like you said. The Ace Combat Zero trailer 2 one doesn't have any "in-crowd cool people" (well, if you count Lostboy, but he's not hanging around much anymore). And it never won an award.
It also doesn't help that I posted only the ones I did, cause for one, several years ago, I was actually winning a fair amount of contests so any video worthy of being a VCA nominee had won an award during the previous year. On top of that, the so call in-crowd you are talking about happen to be some of my closest friends i've known for over 5 or 6 years now. If brad or jay say one of my videos is the best video i've made to date, then i'm putting that down. Even the people I don't know, like Beowulf... For those of us that know how he is, if he likes a video, that can carry some weight.
Basically, the point is to let other people what other people are saying about your video cause we can't look at your QCs and it would be a pain in the ass to go back and look at the announcement thread. You take a handful of good comments and let people know. It's a hell of a lot better then spamming your video into the forum with nothing but a vid link.