Congrats to everyone for a fantastic AMV contest AND A rockin' Overflow this year!
I really enjoyed everything I saw. And thanks to Vic and the AMV team for a beautiful presentation of everyone's submission and the sweet prizes for the winners. Scintilla did a great job hosting IE, and BTW I thought the IE "intro" with the mock TrueBlood opening was sweeeeeet.
I honestly enjoyed every single video in the contest, but here's my list of vids that I voted for:
Well, I did the "GT Taken" one, soooo excluding that one, I actually preferred the "Priest" trailer. I thought it was well-synced and fit perfectly and looked great!! The "Stupid AMV Title" definitely had some very funny moments, but it just didn't work as well for me as a whole.
I picked "Deceiver" because it was excellently done! The editing and timing were great, the song fit perfectly with Princess Tutu, and overall it was just a really well thought-out video. I did hear some people seated near me saying that the song was overused, but I think if you're able to make a good AMV with any
song, it doesn't matter how often it's been used before.
As a runner-up I would have picked "Is It Safe?" because it was so different and unique and SPOOKY! Great job!!
Like, all of these were awesome.
But I picked "Sleeping Beauty" because I was sitting there, watching it build up and after the first few scenic shots with the castle and the wind turbines I was like, "Oh...this isn't really an action vi---HOLY CRAP DID THOSE VINES JUST HATCH MONSTERS?!?!" and I was SOLD from that point on. Really, really
great buildup, and when the action part hit it was like going from 0-600 mph in two seconds, and I totally loved it.
I also want to mention "VERSUS" because Nightmistress85 and I were talking and we both agreed that, with the addition of some text and a logo, that would make an AWESOME trailer for FFXIII!
I voted for Re-Evolution's "With You Around" because it was so, so polished and pretty and shiny and it told a great story, too. All the scenes were sweet and well-chosen, and even though I've never seen that anime, I was able to follow it exactly. It left me with a warm fuzzy feeling, so it got my vote!
Shoutout for the Satoshi Kon vid, too, because again it was an "often used song" but re-envisioned and edited perfectly to his work, so it was very refreshing.
I had to go with Nightmistress85's "Let's Rock" 'cause it totally did rock and was the embodiment of Upbeat. It really got my blood pumping, and it was fun to see it played in IE and that it got everyone
in the audience to clap along to the beat!!
I also really liked xDreww's "Always Looking Back" which was extremely
"Shinji does (Not) Mean Business" was outstanding. OUTSTANDING. I loved, loved, loved, the typography, and I'm a graphic designer, so I don't often give praise for that (because effing Comic Sans is everywhere.) But yes, the type, the timing, and the concept was great. And i usually don't vote for a comedy vid to be Best in Show because I figure that's inevitable anyway, but I honestly felt this vid was the best in show. BUSINESS HOURS ARE OVA BABYYYY
Again, great job everyone!