THE ONLINE AMV IRON CHEF TOURNAMENT v4.0Hosted by: Brad - Co-coordinated by: NessephanieJudged by:
Aerialesque, Zarxrax, MimS, Prodigi, Godix & PwolfROUND FOUR
Well it may have taken us a ridiculous amount of time, but we're finally at Round 4. 96 people began and now only 12 remain... As you may have guessed from the two previous rounds, this round will also have a theme. The theme for Round 4 is Mash-Ups.
If you're not familiar with what a mash-up is, it's when somebody takes two or more different songs, and mixes them together to create something unique. There've been several great examples of these used in AMV's, but the two that spring to mind first would be Dueling Videos: Under Ice
and Blame It On 2009: A Good, Good Year
Now aside from just giving you guys a specific type of song to edit with, this round will also have some pretty interesting changes to the rules, so PLEASE READ THEM!
(At the end of Episode 5, I do explain these rule changes with audio and explainer graphics, if that might help)1. SONG SELECTION
Rather than pick 6 specific mash-ups to give you guys, I've accumulated 18 mash-ups. Before each match, I will randomly select three of them. I will give both editors links to all 3 songs. They will download and listen to them, then RANK them 1-3 based on how much they liked them (1 being lowest, 3 being highest). I will then add the scores together and whichever song has the highest score, will be the one that gets used. In the case of a tie, I will roll a virtual dice to select the winner.2. SOURCE SELECTION
In previous rounds, you gave me a list of 5 sources, and you ended up with 1 of them. In this round, you will give me 4 list items, each one containing 3 sources.
Here's how a list from previous rounds may have looked:
1. Eva 2.22
2. Read or Die OVA
3. A Certain Scientific Railgun 3-7
4. Air Movie
5. The Animatrix
Here's how a list for Round 4 will look:
1. Freedom, Pale Cocoon, Moonlight Mile 1-5
2. Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, Appleseed: Ex Machina, Amazing Nuts
3. Girls Bravo 1-5, Infinite Stratos 1-5, Maria+Holic 1-5
4. Bakemonogatari 9-13, Black Rock Shooter, Angel Beat 1-5
The idea here is that you want a nice variety of sources that will still mesh well together. Not unlike the core idea behind mash-ups themselves. One thing to keep in mind is that each list item needs to include 3 DIFFERENT series/movies/etc. So you can't just do Cowboy Bebop 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, or whatever. Because you will have considerably more source to prepare, you will choose sources 48 hours ahead of time rather than 24.
One more thing to keep in mind. You MUST USE AT LEAST TWO OF YOUR THREE
sources in your video. Obviously I'd prefer you to try and work in all 3, but two is the minimum.3. EDITING TIME
From this point on in the tournament, editors will have the choice between editing for either 2 or 3 hours. However, both editors must agree on the duration, otherwise it will default down to 2 hours.
Sooo yeah. I think that pretty much explains it. If anybody has any questions, please feel free to let me know. Considering that we only have 6 matches remaining, I can't imagine this being too complicated to work out. You should all know who your opponents are. Go talk to them, figure out when you wanna do your match, and get back to me!