MimS wrote:It can't be a great idea.
Watching a vid, you're not saying "hm, that lenght was cool", you just consider what's inside.
Or if there is "best short", there has to be "best long" and The Epic of Griffith would prolly win (reading org people ops on it) but I don't see anybody consider it as a point making the vid good. I would even say mentioning it to someone, you prolly say that there's no need to be afraid of the lenght.
I may be biased, because two of my vids are in that category and I propagate this style every way possible, but I'll try to voice my view on this. Btw, I liked Reggie's vid too, watched it completely through and it was a deserved view.
There is no "bad idea" or "great idea" in this - it's just normal. It's the same as genres, any video isn't better or worse objectively, because it's action/romance/short/long/effectsy/whatever. It can be poorly executed, but that's something different, and it can be not to your liking, but that's subjective.
(Btw, the Storytelling is normal category too, because every video contains 0-1 of better or worse interpreted storytelling, but there's a problem with VERY high subjectivity in this category, which leads to conflicts ;x )
As for the "Long video" category - I would like to see something like that too. I think that people who make very short videos (where you have to have clear concept and superb execution to express your idea) or very long videos (where you have to keep viewers attention with the concept and execution as well) should be supported in any way possible, because there's always enough of 2-3 minutes long videos.
To sum it up - length of the video doesn't say that the videos is good/bad, as the genre doesn'T say that. All it is is the sorting point and there are good and bad short videos and there are good and bad long videos. The point of VCAs is for the people to tell us which short and long videos are the good ones.
MimS wrote:Lenght isn't a matter point in editing. In addition, if it's good and short, you will regret this lenght like "Need moar, why is it so short?".
Anyway, the fact there weren't even enough vid to vote for in semi-finals seems enough to me.
There was no issue like that with "Best Storytelling" last year, nobody needed more explanation about it!
Just my op about that...
Well, here I think you're wrong, length IS a point of editing. I suppose Reggie wouldn't be content if the audio was cut to half and some ideas have to be expresseed in short time to have more impact. For one example, "Kanon in Five Seconds" would be just weird if it lasted 2 minutes ;x
Oh, and I'd take "Need moar, why is it so short?" over "Boring, why is it so long?" anyday :> It's the intention of the author, so the viewers usually see it differently, but s/he wanted it "this" long.
As for the why there were not enough videos, it was already mentioned - the videos were not filtered, so you had to remember which videos from 4500 ones were shorter than 60 seconds - and that's not an easy thing to remember. Maybe, if this category survives, doki can make us some filter for that :>