I remember seeing a really early beta for this and being really underwhelmed by it. I saw it today, and I was SHOCKED to see how far it had come. Even better, my loathing of this source has been fixed!
That was fantastic! The mood/music melded perfectly together, and the coloring/overlay effects really did a great job matching to the beat of the song. The concept was strong, the editing pulled it off, and I watched the entire thing without losing any interest throughout it. I do agree that it's [in practical terms], a tad too long, but it wasn't something that really bothered me as a judge/viewer, but I can see where some might not like to keep up with it.
I've also got to say... Best Storytelling VCA? Amirite?