Welcome to the org!
+edit: I'm still gonna post this, because I still think there's some information you'll find helpful.
We welcome videos using all kinds of footage (well...there is a rule against explicit sexual images and excessive graphic violence) as long as more than half of the video is footage from "anime".
We define "anime" as:
- Shows that are under the control of a Japanese company
- Cutscenes/FMVs from video games under the control of a Japanese company that are in the "style and spirit" of anime
Original animation in the style/spirit of anime is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. A popular example is Greed vs Envy
I do believe that we allow Japanese manga (ie. created and drawn by a Japanese person) as "anime" if it's given some degree of motion (ie. not a slideshow)
We strongly encourage creators to only enter video information after the video has been completed, and uploading betas is not allowed. However, the Opinion Exchange
is a place where you can post your works in progress (uploaded to youtube, or some file sharing site) and ask for feedback.