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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Mon May 27, 2013 5:04 pm

Mystery Editor 2 has chosen to reveal herself!


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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Tue May 28, 2013 8:02 am

Ok, so the official tally?!


All 8 entrants in Group B submit! :D No drops |:> |:> |:>


As for Group C~ We received 7 official entries and 3 noncompeting!


So Group B is currently being uploaded and will be available for download shortly. Group C will be delayed a bit since the 3 noncompeting entries will be voted on to decide which entry will be considered official and which 2 will remain noncompeting. Once that is completed, the Group C video pack will be posted.
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Zanzaben » Tue May 28, 2013 8:04 am

Alright Group B, look at all of us not dropping. :awesome:
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Tue May 28, 2013 8:55 am

Group B is up!
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Nya-chan Production » Tue May 28, 2013 9:37 am

Zanzaben wrote:Alright Group B, look at all of us not dropping. :awesome:

But our group had to drop the bass! :uhoh:
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:39 am

Nya-chan Production wrote:
Zanzaben wrote:Alright Group B, look at all of us not dropping. :awesome:

But our group had to drop the bass! :uhoh:


Sadly, Mamo! dropped the bass a little too hard and ended up hurting his ankle something fierce D:
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Nya-chan Production » Tue May 28, 2013 10:05 am

Radical_Yue wrote:
Nya-chan Production wrote:
Zanzaben wrote:Alright Group B, look at all of us not dropping. :awesome:

But our group had to drop the bass! :uhoh:


Sadly, Mamo! dropped the bass a little too hard and ended up hurting his ankle something fierce D:

Poor Mamo! D:
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby FadingSundown » Tue May 28, 2013 1:04 pm

Im not going to go comment on all the vids, but here are the persons I think should go to round 2 : ). In order of which vid I liked best.

Group A
1. Mystery editor - Exodus
- Loved the pacing, the scene selection. Loved everything except the song cuts. Still, you're my fav from Round 1 so far ; ).
2. Cecco - Out of Control
- Liked it alot. Kara no Kyoukai is a good fit for this song. But the pacing was sometimes way too fast for the song.
3. Kyros- Astral Notes
- Technically very good. The colors and color changes were perfect. But because all of the different sources it appeared really random to me. Sheryl's dancing seemed randomly placed to fill space to.
4. LopezAMV - Majesty
- It was good, but it felt like something was really lacking. It didn't really have impact. At moments in the song where I thought: here comes an epic.... Oh nothing. It just followed the pacing of the rest. And so it seemed quite slow-paced at many moments. Even though you commented that Exodus felt too slow paced, I don't agree with that. But this is just my personal opinion ; ).

Group B
1. Chiiisus - The Tyrant
- Pacing, timing and story were very good. BRS is a good fit for this song, and you edited perfectly. You're my fav from group B.
2. ngsilver - Surfeited
- Even though I found your AMV very hard to watch because of the old, cartoony anime, it was still very good. The editing was good.
3. NotReallyHere - HOMRA
- Good anime choice. But keep an eye on your timing and pacing. Sometimes you switched scenes too fast. And the zooms were a bit sudden, I didnt like those very much. But a very good job Jeff, you have really imrpoved ^-^!
4. xPauChan - Sick Of It
- Good timing, but putting a bit of a storyline in this would've made it much better. Now it appeared just as a random bunch of fighting.

But, chaosgod357 - Karma Kill, and alchemymini - Fractures could also be 3th or 4th. I found it hard to choose.
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Cecco » Tue May 28, 2013 3:02 pm

Group B:
1- Chiiisus
2- ngsilver
3- Xpauchan
4- Alcheminy

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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby alchemymini » Tue May 28, 2013 5:34 pm

Here are my critiques and rankings for Group A. This is my first time writing such a large amount of feedback, so apologies in advance for any rambling/hurt feels. Also, the order I put the videos in is the ranking I would also give owo Simple enough me thinks~

Mystery Editor 3~ Exodus
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Although it is very similar to Lopez’s AMV it has a completely different feel of urgency, which was nice in such a calm song. It really established your concept and I felt captivated almost all the way through. I FELT something watching this, and that is what I look for when I go into watching an AMV. Although, while this was for the most part brilliant, your pacing was TOO fast at times when you really should have slowed down. That is honestly the only gripe I have though. Great atmosphere =]


Kyros~ Astral Notes
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Now THIS is a concept. I am a sucker for good story telling, and you appealed to me greatly in this aspect. It also was a plus that I have not seen any of these animes really so I was able to just watch the AMV and see what you created. The only thing that kinda put me off was the singing didn't seem to be needed…and the lip sync could use some work owo Also…the ending seemed a bit odd since the boy she kisses isn't even visible through the AMV, but I can forgive it since it brings everything to a close nicely. Solid second place in my book!


LopezAMV~Majesty
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I really enjoyed this AMV. A lot. Much like “Exodus” you have a nicely established atmosphere! However, where their AMV was too fast at times, yours was too slow. Like at 56 seconds when those stills start…I understand what you were trying to do story-wise, but the flow that you established up to that point gets completely thrown off ;w; Besides that though, you made a very pretty and solid AMV full of a kind of emotion lacking in other entries. Great job!


Cecco~Out of Control
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The beginning of your AMV sucked me in instantly. The flow was godly and set up the oddest of serene atmospheres for such a violent anime. For that, props. However, towards the middle it started to go way too fast for me and then at the end every bit of momentum you built up to that very last moment when she raises the blade…is lost in still scenes. There were such drastic changes in pace I had a hard time keeping up, and that kinda ruined the mood for me. But overall, soooo pretty and a well done AMV that I think deserves to make it to the next round!


Nivedo~Reality Getaway
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Okay where to start…This AMV completely lacked concept. I could not tell what you were trying to say throughout the entire AMV. It started out like it was going to be about Rika..It ended like the entire AMV had been about Rika…and the rest of the AMV had nothing to do with her. Why was she fighting with each girl? Why was Yuuta randomly thrown in there? Is this supposed to be a romance AMV? An action AMV? It lacks identity and I felt nothing watching it, unfortunately. The only thing that I really liked was the flow you had in switching between scenes. Even though Im not sure why you chose the scenes, your use of them wasn’t horrid.


Lloyd9988~ Guardian and Treasure
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Honestly, I was a bit surprised. This AMV had a lot of potential and then…it died for me. I was bored watching it. I could not figure out the concept, there were run on scenes, cuts were…bad. The use of black and white…what was the point? I guess I just could not appreciate this AMV even though I can see it has a lot that COULD be done with it. The second half of your AMV is definitely better, but it’s mostly action…that I don’t understand what it is for. I guess I am mostly just confused. Not sure what else I can say x’D


Blacksun~ Sisters of War
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Story-present. Interesting anime-present. Flow? Ehh…This AMV has a lot of potential, but the synch and flow is all over the place. However, a concept is there. I can see it and I appreciate that. It’s…just..not as well executed as it could be.
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby alchemymini » Tue May 28, 2013 6:35 pm

Okie smokie~! Time for Group B~! Since I am in this round and I realllyyy don’t like to toot my own horn, I am going to refrain from ranking myself and commenting on myself. I will give some feedback to everyone else though, and also in the order of how much I enjoyed them owo^

Chiisus~The Tyrant
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Raggle fraggle! We used the same anime! How could this happen? *dies tragically* This will be so hard to talk about because I don’t want to make comparisons! But no, in all honesty, this was my favorite. Your timing, your flow…gah it just..I love it! The ONLY thing I can complain about is that I found the ending to be sudden, but that is just a personal nitpick. Outstanding job~!


Chaosgod357~KarmaKill
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THIS DOES IT FOR ME. IN THE MOST PLATONIC WAY POSSIBLE. It is truly a pity that you did not have time to work on this longer, because dear lord it would be more formidable than it already is! Your concept leaves me thirsting for blood…blood…Your timing was spot on 99.99% of the time, your flow was nice, your scene selection was great, and you stuck with it til the end. Also, the ending left me satisfied with the nice slowdown that is normally very hard for someone to accomplish with such an intense and upbeat song. Amazing job~!


xPauChan~Sick Of It
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Creative title, my friend~ (lol) Originally, I had a hard time deciding between yours and Pockying’s for which one I liked better because both your AMVs had a similar problem for me. Concept..pace. With yours I could not tell what you were syncing to the first half of your video. Beat? Lyrics? Huh whhaa? Then BAM! Your second half happened and I was like a giddy school girl *o* The sync picked up, the flow was sooo good and the ending was satisfying! An overall good job, but the first half just didn't do it for me ;w;


Pocking~ Sick of It
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Where have I seen that title before…? Haha Anyway, this AMV was nice, it was well put together, it even had me going towards the end, but…compared to the other entries I have mentioned thus far it just didn't POP as much for me. The first half was well timed, but lacked in what you were trying to say (were you trying to tell a story about the sister? I couldn't tell...)Though SERIOUS props for using an anime that isn't used as often as it should and doing a super awesome job with it! I enjoyed this a lot~


NotReallyHere~HOMRA
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Hmmm…I guess I am partially biased here because I have a pet peeve about action for the sake of action…This song has such a potential to make angst and your video looked like any other fighting video to me. Not that it was really bad, it just didn't stand out in comparison to the others, imo. Also, some of your pans were wayyy too strong. They aren't TERRIBLY noticeable, but noticeable enough to throw off the flow for me. Good video though, overall! I cannot say I was bored watching it, and that is a huge compliment about an action video coming from me~


Ngsilver~ Surfeited
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I don’t get it. I really am sorry, but I don’t. You started out so strong and then… Why did you let scenes run on as long as you did? Why did you use such graphically obvious crossfades? You had such a unique anime to work with, such a strong start and then…the middle was…I am so confused. Now. That lip sync was EPIC. That was my favorite part of your video, and right after that it REALLY picked up. I guess my main gripe with this AMV is that it would take itself seriously, then it wouldn’t. Pick one or the other. I am in so much confusion right now I don’t even know if I liked or didn’t like this video overall. Does not compute…


Zanzaben
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Okay, this concept was realllyy creative. Actually, it is one of the better ones I have seen from both groups so far. Sick of games? Oh yeah, those characters were. The whole dying thing REALLY can be a downer and drive you to that point of "Yeah, I AM sick of it!!" So your concept- I LOVE. Truly. I do. Your execution- …..eh…You had some really good moments, but overall your scene selection choice left much to be desired, and it looked like you just threw scenes on the time line to fill up space at times. However, this AMV has a great concept and I would highly recommend you revisiting it later and trying to make your clip choice and overall flow better.


*(Non-Competing) Blacksun~Squid Of It
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Now, just because this is at the bottom of my list, do NOT be disheartened, that is just because I wanted to put the competing entries in order and then talk about this gem. Blacksun, I mean this with all my heart: This AMV was fun to watch. I don’t care what anyone says. Yes, your flow needs touch ups. Yes, you have some frames that need fixed, and your timing can be a bit off…but I’ll be damned if this was not the most enjoyable thing to watch of the bunch. I was so blown out of the water (no pun intended) by how much this AMV made me happy (despite the song) and how much I wanted to watch it over after it was done. Great job, seriously~! ALSO. AWARD FOR BEST TITLE. JUST SAYIN.
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby lloyd9988 » Tue May 28, 2013 8:16 pm

alchemymini wrote:Lloyd9988~ Guardian and Treasure
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Honestly, I was a bit surprised. This AMV had a lot of potential and then…it died for me. I was bored watching it. I could not figure out the concept, there were run on scenes, cuts were…bad. The use of black and white…what was the point? I guess I just could not appreciate this AMV even though I can see it has a lot that COULD be done with it. The second half of your AMV is definitely better, but it’s mostly action…that I don’t understand what it is for. I guess I am mostly just confused. Not sure what else I can say x’D


Thanks for that x'D

I couldn't put my finger on what was wrong but I'm glad you pointed it out. Guess that's what happens when you put something off until the last minute.

I'm going to be sad losing in the first round... but... eh, it is what it is. I'll just deal with it x'D Thank you for critiquing my video :3
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:10 pm

Group C will be available momentarily.
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby meleechampion » Tue May 28, 2013 9:34 pm

Radical_Yue wrote:Group C will be available momentarily.

TEASE
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Re: Round 1 Videos

Postby Radical_Yue » Tue May 28, 2013 9:35 pm

meleechampion wrote:
Radical_Yue wrote:Group C will be available momentarily.

TEASE


THEY'RE UP.
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