ExSphere wrote:Will this be judged purely on how well we follow our theme, or a mix between that and the editing? Because I can see some bullshit nostromo video coming out of here and someone just saying "oh yea, that's earth bro... It's too deep for you to understand it" And they get first place just for using pretty footage and calling a bullshit theme that really has no true detention like "romance" holds. Then again what if someone uses the song "FIRE" by scooter and just makes some crazy action video and says "yea, well didn't you hear the lyrics?? It said fire! so herp derp yo"
I like the idea of trying to think outside of the box, but lets also try to make it have some sense
Yes, editing is part of the scoring process. Even if the theme is well executed, poor editing will still get a lower score. The scoring is a mix between editing/sync, theme and visual/audio quality (NOT to say that older sources are screwed, just meaning that videos interlaced to crap won't be getting a huge advantage).
As someone said earlier, the judges are not going to be caught up by the "oooooh fireeeeeeeeeee shinyyyyyyyyy". They know.