EimiJ7 wrote:awww, I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping my other video would make finals, but at least one of them did
TritioAFB wrote:EimiJ7 wrote:awww, I'm kind of disappointed. I was hoping my other video would make finals, but at least one of them did
Oh... I thought we were going to face each other again...
But ok. In the next contest we'll meet into the Drama category
Scintilla wrote:Anicsi wrote:Ohh, I made it *happy* Is there any way to know which of my videos is shown at the con? I entered two that could both fit in the sentimental category. (Though I'm guessing it's the Beauty and the Poet, hehe...)
That's the one.Anicsi wrote:This might appear a strange question, but were there videos that were very good but weren't added to the finalists because they didn't fit into any category? Just asking because of an entry of a friend of mine
I'm glad somebody asked about this. Ours is an unusual approach that I don't know if any other contests use. It's an idea we'd had kicking around for a while, and talking about it last AWA to people with experience running contests helped to give us the confidence to implement it.
We did things differently this year. As explained in rule #12 ("Categories"), the prescreening judges rated the videos without regard to categorization. Videos in sparser genres didn't get any advantage, and videos in more crowded genres were at no disadvantage. Finalists were decided on the judges' scores alone. So if a video was rated well enough to be in the top hour-and-50-minutes (and not DQed), it made finals, period.
Only after the finalists were selected did we pick the seven categories, and I'm glad to report that we were able to place every video in one of the categories its creator indicated on his/her entry form. This is also why, unlike prior years, there's an imbalance in the sizes of each category: for example, we had a *lot* of actiony videos in the field of finalists.
DriftRoot wrote:hehe, here we go again, Meli
I wish they'd announce when the heck The Knights of Badassdom is going to premiere...the trailer came out in August and there's still no theater date, yet. For awhile I was worried my AMV would be way behind the game, but obviously that's not turning out to be an issue.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:Wow, 5 showings!?! Is this some sort of apology for sticking you in a much smaller room, or are you just that awesome at working the people that schedule programming?
Scintilla wrote:BasharOfTheAges wrote:Wow, 5 showings!?! Is this some sort of apology for sticking you in a much smaller room, or are you just that awesome at working the people that schedule programming?
As I said in the OP, the rest of the staff has been actively working with us all year to make sure AMVs get their proper representation -- the con chair himself pledged that what happened last year would never happen again. We've actually had these time slots set for a few months, but of course I couldn't say anything about it until the schedule was close to finalized.
And Main Events B is two-thirds of the DoubleTree ballroom, seating about 500 and not having the acoustics issues that Main Events would have (concrete and curtains); far from being "much smaller", it's the space I've been wanting to see this contest in since we moved to the current venue in 2009.
BasharOfTheAges wrote:I'm not familiar with the venue or the size of the con to be honest (and according to animecons.com your attendance hasn't been reported in a press release since you moved to the new place) - 500 was what we pulled for our main stage at AAC when we were under 2000 people. That's a damn fine number.
xDreww wrote:Noon-2:00 P.M.: Contest screening, Main Events B (DoubleTree ballroom)
I'm guessing thats the time when the finalist videos will be screened?
xDreww wrote:Saturday seems like the biggest seating?