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Anime Central 2012

Postby JoshMedin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:12 am

Howdy, y'all.

I'm the head of Video Programming for Anime Central.

This year, for the first time in my tenure, the entire AMV department has been-- very abruptly-- folded into my department. (Normally, I just deal with screening actual anime titles.)

I'm new to this, and the previous people who ran the department aren't available to me, so whatever we do this year is going to be thrown together a bit later. I need to decide what my priorities are, too. I want to work with the creators to showcase your skills as best I can, but I'm new to the community of AMV creators.

I'm certainly eager to take submissions for AMVs, and I'd like to hear from you about the issue of a contest-- I have almost no time to throw one together, and if it comes down to it, it would be much easier for me to just show submissions and ones that we've already had submitted from previous years. But if you tell me that a contest is necessary, I'll see what I can do.

So, what would you like us to do at Acen this year?

(PMs aside, I can also be reached via email at videoprogramming-departmenthead@acen.org, if you have questions or submissions.)
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Pwolf » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:21 am

Honestly, the way things have been going, you should just not worry about it. I think AMVs at Acen are dead until the people who actually run the con start to give a shit about us again.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Radical_Yue » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:44 am

Acen used to be a convention where AMV editors from all over the world would meet up at, watch videos, and enjoy each other's amazing company. It was my first AMV convention.

Now it's this. Acen has been making it more and more clear every year that they could give a fuck less about AMVs and the editors and now this is just the cherry on top.

I sincerely hope that one day they'll pull their heads out of their asses and support AMVs like they should.

Until then....
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby meleechampion » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:05 am

I went to ACen in 2008. 2009? The convention was ok, but I met some really cool people who showed me a really good time. I wouldn't have been there if it weren't for AMVs.

No contest for a con that big is pretty sad but... having a bad contest might be even worse. It reflects poorly on the convention as a whole. Then again what's a convention without an AMV contest? Not one I'd want to go to.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Castor Troy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:11 am

Bummer, I was planning on sending this year.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Scintilla » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:42 am

meleechampion wrote:No contest for a con that big is pretty sad but... having a bad contest might be even worse. It reflects poorly on the convention as a whole.

I was thinking that if you forgo having a contest this year, the outcry from the attendees at the feedback panels and on the forum SHOULD be enough to convince senior management of the importance of having one, so that you get enough time and support to do one properly next year.

... Unless the fans also don't care, that is.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby JudgeHolden » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:32 pm

Wow ... truly pathetic. Even small cons like Anime Iowa have a contest and a few panels. :uhoh:
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:59 am

Wow, total collapse of a department..

Ironically I was even asked by someone to run it, however I already got my glass full of AMV rooms and I use to know a few people who "were" a part of ACEN in higher positions and they said the political climate there is quite intense...

Too bad really, such a large con too…

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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby JoshMedin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:48 am

Hey, I'd like to do a better job.

This all got dropped in my lap a few days ago, and I'd like to do what I can to make things better. That's why I'm asking-- what can I do?

And "the people who run the con" does include, y'know, me. It's just that until now, I've only run the video rooms.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:35 am

Well.. I know the feeling all too well, I use to run programming at Sci-Fi & Anime cons for 15 past years+

Good luck to you and if there are more people at ACEN that just care about giving the best to fandon and what they want instead of all the politics and self motives, the more power to them.

If your really are serious about trying to bring back AMVs for the benefit of the fans, let me know and I'll see what I can do about some recommended play lists

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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Otohiko » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:57 am

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:If your really are serious about trying to bring back AMVs for the benefit of the fans, let me know and I'll see what I can done about some recommended play lists

Vlad


I second this suggestion. If you're not gonna run a contest, I highly recommend you get some of Vlad's playlists for AMV screening - will at least make sure that the audience gets a good mix of AMVs in and hopefully will themselves come back asking for more AMV programming.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Pwolf » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:18 pm

JoshMedin wrote:Hey, I'd like to do a better job.

This all got dropped in my lap a few days ago, and I'd like to do what I can to make things better. That's why I'm asking-- what can I do?

And "the people who run the con" does include, y'know, me. It's just that until now, I've only run the video rooms.


I don't think anyone would deny that you want to do a good job but there were people who were trying to do the best they could every year but kept getting the the short end of the stick until last year when they had enough.

If I were you I would not even think about doing a contest. The contest got screwed for a reason so I wouldn't bother. I would talk to Vlad and just show AMVs. It's easier to do and it's more for the benefit of the fans then for those of us that actually make the videos.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby JoshMedin » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:43 pm

Alas, no multi-quote button!

Yeah, I agree that this situation is not good, and could be better. Vlad, I desperately need your help, so yes, please give me whatever playlists you can.

I'll take your advice and not do a contest, which is much simpler-- this is crunch time for the other work I have to do, and that's one less thing.

Next year, I'm very likely to be doing this again, and that's when I'll have enough time to fight to make AMVs bigger, better, and better handled. I should also have the time and budget to do something good.

Thank you very much for the positive suggestions-- I'm having to learn how to do this as I go, and I want to do the best job that I can.
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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:06 pm

JoshMedin wrote:Alas, no multi-quote button!

Yeah, I agree that this situation is not good, and could be better. Vlad, I desperately need your help, so yes, please give me whatever playlists you can.

I'll take your advice and not do a contest, which is much simpler-- this is crunch time for the other work I have to do, and that's one less thing.

Next year, I'm very likely to be doing this again, and that's when I'll have enough time to fight to make AMVs bigger, better, and better handled. I should also have the time and budget to do something good.

Thank you very much for the positive suggestions-- I'm having to learn how to do this as I go, and I want to do the best job that I can.


drop me a PM and we can talk more... I run a LOT of AMV rooms so I can give you all sorts of lists and hence if you get me parameters of how much time, what you'd like and for when I can probably work out something then for you

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Re: Anime Central 2012

Postby ngsilver » Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:25 pm

I don't remember myself or SailorDeath ever having made ourselves and the ACEN archives completely inaccessible to whoever was taking over the position from us. The two of us should be available, and at the very least I know I am, in order to provide content from past ACEN competitions for showings and what not. You can PM me as well for getting access to the last few years worth of videos.
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