xDreww wrote:Honesty, in my opinion. The "Audience" Which are also the "viewers" Majority of them vote for their favorite anime/song and don't really look into another video that took part in that one category, or the other, which had a lot more feeling into the winner, or finalist. I still think if you have a popular song, you'll make it, or and win. That's just me. Seen it happen plenty of times, which kind of sucks. Can't blame the viewers to not know anything about an actually concept for an AMV. About the judges who decide what videos make it to the finals. I don't even know.
If you want your video to win because it has a lot of skill involved in the editing despite the song/anime choices, submit to online contests that are editor judged like Akross. If you want to win an audience of people who the majority don't anything about editing, then make videos using using popular songs/anime.
Moral of the story is, if you want to get praise for technical proficiency, don't ask people that don't know what to look for to look for it. That said, a well told story/well done video can always draw an audience in, so you also need to do a little evaluation to see why people did not get drawn into a particular video.