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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Deuce Loosely » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:34 pm

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jasper-isis wrote:Obviously, A Little Retrospect is the exception. What do you think?

Letting Retrospect compete in non-collaborative categories sounds good to me. Thanks for the override, if you do.

I agree.

I do not consider it a MEP, but instead a single editor video that happens to use existing amvs as source.

Seconded. I was going to ask if it was just an editor using clips from existing full-length videos rather than all the editors involved creating new clips. I haven't seen the AMV in question, so is there a theme or general concept holding it together?

Anyway, on a more self-indulgent note :P, is it okay to "campaign" (as opposed to spamming) for our own videos? For example, I want to nominate something for consideration since I don't think I'm known enough around here to be noticed by name alone. Within the nomination, I would include that video's accomplishments over the past year, meaning contest awards and the like. After that, it's up to the voters to watch and decide if my entry deserved the recognition. Whaddya think?

Also, I didn't see "Me Wuvs You" on the qualified list and it was uploaded late April 2008. I need to ask a quick question about that one. The entry which has been competing at conventions isn't the same as the one uploaded to the 'org (some scenes and anime had been changed for technical reasons). Is it possible to replace the video I have on site with the "final" version on those grounds?
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Deuce Loosely » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:39 pm

deuceloosely wrote:Also, I didn't see "Me Wuvs You" on the qualified list and it was uploaded late April 2008. I need to ask a quick question about that one. The entry which has been competing at conventions isn't the same as the one uploaded to the 'org (some scenes and anime had been changed for technical reasons). Is it possible to replace the video I have on site with the "final" version on those grounds and still be in the running for this year?

...fixeded. :sweat:
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Kitsuner » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:10 pm

deuceloosely wrote:I haven't seen the AMV in question, so is there a theme or general concept holding it together?


The concept is that I get by with a little help from my friends. I also get high with a little help from my friends, and when I made that video, I tried with a little help from my friends.
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby JazzyDJ » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:15 am

This is my favorite time of the musical year! :D

Now if only I could ever finish my first video to ever enter the contest for first video.... :lol:
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby jasper-isis » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:59 am

MrDoctorDoctorGimmeDaNews wrote:
deuceloosely wrote:I haven't seen the AMV in question, so is there a theme or general concept holding it together?
The concept is that I get by with a little help from my friends. I also get high with a little help from my friends, and when I made that video, I tried with a little help from my friends.

The "theme" thing isn't a hard and fast rule, just a guideline to help people figure out what a MEP generally is. Anyway, in Kit's case it doesn't matter because the AMV is a solo video, not a MEP or a collab.

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deuceloosely wrote:Also, I didn't see "Me Wuvs You" on the qualified list and it was uploaded late April 2008. I need to ask a quick question about that one. The entry which has been competing at conventions isn't the same as the one uploaded to the 'org (some scenes and anime had been changed for technical reasons). Is it possible to replace the video I have on site with the "final" version on those grounds and still be in the running for this year?

...fixeded. :sweat:

Did the version that you want to upload first complete at a convention in 2008?
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Bauzi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:19 am

Because of some dead downloads:
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jasper-isis wrote:I'll delay the contest if needed. Nominations won't start until Phade or dero tells me that downloads are 100% back, and then we'll adjust the rest of the schedule accordingly.

How about uploads?
I wanted to request an upload for a VCA vid, but well it´s down. Will it be delayed too :|


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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Deuce Loosely » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:30 pm

jasper-isis wrote:
deuceloosely wrote:Also, I didn't see "Me Wuvs You" on the qualified list and it was uploaded late April 2008. I need to ask a quick question about that one. The entry which has been competing at conventions isn't the same as the one uploaded to the 'org (some scenes and anime had been changed for technical reasons). Is it possible to replace the video I have on site with the "final" version on those grounds and still be in the running for this year?

...fixeded. :sweat:

Did the version that you want to upload first complete at a convention in 2008?[/quote]
Old version: Anime Mid Atlantic, June 2008.
Final version: NekoCon, November 2008.

The issue, though, is whether or not I can replace the uploaded version with the final and still make it into the contest. The title may be eligible but what about the actual video? Will I have to settle for the old one after all or can I make the switch?
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby jasper-isis » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:51 am

Most of you probably noticed that February 27th passed without any sign of nominations starting. It appears that due to continuing technical difficulties, Phade and derobert will require until Monday to finish restoring upload capability and the last 1/10th of the missing local files. We'll adapt the VCA calendar accordingly. In the meantime, if you forgot to check the "all my videos are entered into the catalog" checkbox before the original deadline, this is your chance to still get in!


deuceloosely wrote:Old version: Anime Mid Atlantic, June 2008.
Final version: NekoCon, November 2008.

The issue, though, is whether or not I can replace the uploaded version with the final and still make it into the contest. The title may be eligible but what about the actual video? Will I have to settle for the old one after all or can I make the switch?

the remaster vs. remake guidelines wrote:Please note that a new version of a video with better editing is not a remaster, it is a remake and should have its own entry if it is significantly different to the original.
* remaster - to recreate a video using the same video content but with different (usually cleaner) source material; the new video should have the exact same content, scene for scene. Example: Your video was originally created with VHS source. The DVDs for the anime used in your video have now been released. You can then create a remastered version of your video with the DVD source. The final video should look exactly like the original video, except with greater visual quality.

If you make a new entry for the remake, you can still set the premiere date to November 2008, so it will be eligible. However, since uploads are still broken right now you won't be able to the upload the video to our local servers until sometime next week. :|
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Scintilla » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:58 pm

Is it just me, or is there no place to suggest award categories this year?
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Otohiko » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:56 pm

Scintilla wrote:Is it just me, or is there no place to suggest award categories this year?


No, that's right. The category nominations have been skipped this year to streamline things a bit for the administration after all the server troubles.
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby godix » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:05 pm

Plus 99% of the category nominations have always been jokes. The remaining 1% were serious but so stupid they're almost indistinguishable from jokes. I kinda miss category nominations, that was always sto's time to shine.
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards

Postby Kitsuner » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:05 am

Otohiko wrote:
Scintilla wrote:Is it just me, or is there no place to suggest award categories this year?


No, that's right. The category nominations have been skipped this year to streamline things a bit for the administration after all the server troubles.

They cut it out of last year's proceedings as well.
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards - Nominations!

Postby jasper-isis » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:22 am

In case you haven't noticed, nominations have begun. Local downloads should be 100% back to normal now, too. I've updated the first post of this thread with relevant info.
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards - Nominations!

Postby Scintilla » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:57 am

Okay, are there seriously only 246 eligible contestants this year? That's what I'm seeing on the lists for Editor of the Year, Most Helpful, etc., and it strikes me as a tad low...
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Re: The 2009 Viewers' Choice Awards - Nominations!

Postby DriftRoot » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:08 pm

I could be wrong, but wasn't there an e-mail blast in previous years urging people to come here and make sure their videos were eligible for the VCAs? I don't recall getting anything like that this year, so I wondered if perhaps a lot of people didn't even realize the VCAs were getting underway...

Again, I could be wrong, but I also was surprised by the low number of videos/people eligible. There were even some that I had planned on nominating/voting for...but they're not there!
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