Deuce Loosely wrote:No, we did show AMVS5 last year...twice (almost).
Remember the first time we got cut off and I had to show it after OMG WTF to fill time since we had the room until the building closed?
yeah but the thing was that no one knew about it and I thought the new Salads were shown as Betas. I know a bunch of people who skipped last year so they would see it finalized this year because that's how it'd been shown. *shrugs* I mean if it's already done then there's nothing to worry about, I just thought that that's the way things were done. Did that make sense?
When the idea of creating a "best of" retrospective from the first four Salads came up, I thought it would be a good idea to bring everyone who have never seen it up to date and a chance for those who have been watching from the beginning to revisit the best moments.
The reason I decided to skip showing AMVS5 as a feature this year (and will likely do the same for future episodes) is to make room for ReHeated and still beta-test the new episode.
The thing that makes this year different is the final deadline for Otakon's fan-produced parodies is the same as the first day of AMA, which means we'll actually be showing the "final" version that will premiere at Otakon.
I think it a better idea to show the new project as "beta" than make the AMA faithful wait an entire year for the full experience and I certainly don't wanna present an earlier render of AMVS6.
Dave and I are on board for AMVS7 so we'll be entering out SEVENTH year as an MEP.
I think this is rather impressive.
I'd like to think you will all be joining us.
Also, it's interesting to note that AMV Hell 6 will also be premiering at Otakon.
I'm not at all worried about this.
AMV Salad has more than established itself as a separate entity and a very different clip-based MEP than theirs (more coherent, themed, less crass, etc).
Granted, AMV Hell was the initial inspiration for this project seven years ago BUT we have also been more productive, turning out one new, fresh project each year (not including ReHeated).
Anyway, it's not about competition and I doubt seriously anyone is gonna have to choose between Hell and Salad when Otakon rolls around.
I just happen to think, even as an objective view, that our product is much tastier.
I totally went off on a tangent there but you get the point...