ANIMEUSA AMV CONTEST FINALISTS
As with Otakon, I am only going to list the studio names of the finalists and not their video titles, so if the creators want to keep it a secret, they can.
Everyone listed has ONE video in the contest except for MyCatHatesYouAMV who managed to qualify both of his entries for the final contest. Don't hate the player. If you're a creator who sent 2 entries and want to know which one qualified, PM me.
Anime Chaos Productions
Armed and out of Medication Productions
Davis 51 (Under The Box)
One-Winged Angel Productions
If you won a "Best" award at Otakon 2013 and you submitted the same video to AnimeUSA, you will automatically be assigned as a non-finalist to keep the contest somewhat fresh. These entries will probably be played Sunday before the contest encore.
ANIMEUSA IRON EDITOR
We need someone to compete against Erika. There's a free attendee badge in it for you. The theme and sources are the same as we used at Otakon 2013, except the secret will be different. If you're interested, PM me.
OTAKON AMV CONTEST WINNERS
2nd Place Trailer/Parody:
Video: Dora the Explorer
Song: Dora the Explorer trailer audio
Artist: College Humor
2nd Place Drama/Serious:
Anime: Attack on Titan
2nd Place Action:
2nd Place Romance/Sentimental:
Video: Married Life
Anime: Hotarubi no Mori e
Song: Married Life
Artist: Michael Giacchino
2nd Place Upbeat/Dance:
2nd Place Comedy:
Video: Glam Jam
Anime: Idolm@ster, Love Live School Idol Project
Song: Primadonna Girl
Artist: Marina and the Diamonds
Best Overflow (Non-Finalist):
Best in Show:
Iron Editor Otakon 2013
Omar and myself tamed the mighty wire-demon and Iron Editor somehow ended on time, but the bigger news is that KireBlue defeated his fellow studio-mates and became the new Iron Editor champion! I am sure that this will have no lasting effect on their friendship
Videos will go up once Omar gets back from whereverthebutt he is now. In the meantime, the intro is here:
Well, another crazy year. 137 videos, 2 packed video rooms, and 2,490 unique ballots counted. It was a hell of a ride, and a very memorable contest. Shout out to my awesome staffers, Amanda Stringer, JP Burke, Joy Wilkinson, and David McKeen. We got our sh*t together, but just barely!
Game-time folks! Here's the important stuff!
AMV Contest Times
Friday 4:30PM - 7:00PM
All 3 screenings are in Video 1, which is Hall A in the BCC. The Sunday screening is an encore screening and there will be no voting then. The contest runs 2 hours and 2 minutes. The last half-hour on Friday and Saturday is to give the room time to empty out. Please be advised that during the Friday and Saturday screenings we will be packed to capacity. If you don't get in line early enough, you may unfortunately be turned away. Also, since we will be packed like sardines, if you have to leave the room for any reason, you will not be permitted re-entry. There are bathrooms and water fountains inside the theater, so please plan accordingly.
AMV Non-Finalists (Overflow) Times
We have 5 hours worth of non-finalists but only 3 hours to show them in due to too much awesome being on the schedule this year. The playlist will be arranged differently this year. We took the top 3 hours of non-finalists based on their prescreening score, randomized them, and moved them to the top of the playlist.
IF YOU ARE AT AN OVERFLOW SCREENING AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR VIDEO IS PLAYED, PLEASE COME BEHIND THE CURTAIN AND REQUEST IT! We will bump your video to the top of the playlist if it hasn't already been played, regardless of where it "placed" during pre-screenings. We want to give priority to the creators in attendance, but some people have picked up on this and started indicating on their submission form that they would be at Otakon, when they never showed up. This is the best way that I could come up with to ensure a good show and make sure that everyone gets to see their work.
AMV Creator Badges
If you entered the Otakon AMV Contest and didn't get disqualified (non-finalists are safe!) then you are eligible for special creator badges. Each creator gets 3 badges for them or their friends, and the badge allows the wearer to skip the line for the AMV Contest and get seated in the good seats. To make sure that you get a seat, please show up no later than 15 minutes before the AMV contest starts, or we will give away what's left of the reserved seats to the public.
AMV Creator Badge Pickup
You may pick up your creator badges in room 312 in the BCC. There should be a sign outside that says "AMV Ops". The room will be open to the public at the following times:
There will also be a sign posted outside of Video 1 with this information.
Iron Editor and AMV Awards
Iron Editor is set to take place from 7:30PM-10:30PM on Saturday in Panel 5. This room is in the Hilton, one of the hotels connected to the BCC. We will play the winners of the AMV contest throughout the duration of Iron Editor and present the winners in attendance with their trophies and swag.
I will only be listing the studios that made the finals. If the studio wants to reveal what video they sent in, then they may do so. If they want to keep it a surprise, more power to 'em
Lone Wolves Productions
One-Winged Angel Productions
Studios in Technicolor
OTAKON PRE-SCREENING TIDBITS
So we had an Otakon pre-screening. 15 judges. 138 videos. 2 trash bags worth of beer.
2,070 votes later, the finalists are decided. Surprisingly, there were a lot of "trolls", but none of them even qualified for Otakon finals (yet) so no conflicts there.
Once Otakon is over I will go through the backlog of AnimeUSA-exclusive videos and start sending out confirmations for those.
The AnimeUSA deadline has been pushed back a week and the rules have been updated to reflect this. This is due to the fact that AUSA has yet to publish the rules on their own website and not because of submission numbers. In fact, we're already up from last year! Hooray for competition! I can't move it back any further or else I won't be around during deadline-weekend to answer important questions like "How does I FTP?"
The Otakon deadline is passed and all entries have been collected. The next step is to decide which videos move on to the final competition. If you have nothing else to do on July 6th, there is limited seating still available for you to help decide the contest finalists!
Otakon pre-screenings are going to start at 11AM Saturday July 6th. If you want to come earlier and stay later, that's fine too since we're making a weekend event out of it, though the actual video-watching will only occur on Saturday. The location is in Sicklerville, NJ. PM me for more details.
Due to AnimeUSA moving to September, I will be accepting submissions to both Otakon and AnimeUSA simultaneously. This introduces a few new moving parts but also makes a few things easier as well.
They are also linked to by their respective conventions.
FTP is operational at this time. any downtime will be announced on the rules page.
The submission process now allows you to use 1 form to send your video to two conventions at once, but this comes with extra stipulations so please be sure to read the new rules very carefully.
Submissions ARE OPEN. FTP deadline for Otakon is 1AM EST 6/17. FTP deadline for AnimeUSA is 1AM EST 7/22. Mailing deadlines for each con are the day before the FTP deadline.