An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due soon]

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An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due soon]

Postby jingoro » Wed May 29, 2013 4:40 pm

I'm just going to throw this out there. You may have heard about a company called Planetary Resources which intends to start mining near-earth asteroids in the very near future. They have started a Kickstarter to launch a space telescope... a reasonable challenge given their ultimate ambition. You can read more about this via Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog and at Planetary Resouces' Kickstarter

Now, what does this have to do with AMVs you ask? Well take a look at that Kickstarter again. The $2500 pledge level's boon is to send a 144-frame video into space, where they will play it and re-record it against the (time lapsed) backdrop of the Earth.

So I ask you... could you make a 6 second long AMV?

I am volunteering to run a 144-frame (you tell me the FPS it should run at... doesn't have to be 6 seconds long) AMV contest if the Anime Music Video community can pitch in $2500 before the Your Video In Space award level runs out. To start us on our way I will pledge $99, which equivalent to the level that awards the HD Selfie and Planetary Society Membership (which I will keep for myself). The limited edition mission poster will go to the person whose video is chosen to go into space.

Some mechanics:
1) The telescope won't even launch until 2015, so you have plenty of time to make your video.
2) The Kickstarter runs out in 32 days, so you don't have long to pony up your money.
3) If we achieve funding for the award, submissions will be due by the Anime Weekend Atlanta Professional Awards deadline the September prior to the announced launch date (presently assuming AWA 2014, baring any launch delays), and will be judged as a special category of The Professional Awards by the participants, and yes, entering your 6 second video would enter you in The Professional Awards and would not count against any other submission limit.
4) Pledges can be made publicly here, or by PM or email to me. Once it is clear there is interest and sufficient support, I will contact everyone for payment and will purchase the Kickstarter level in the name of The Video Art Track.

So... anyone interested?

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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby FarmXD » Thu May 30, 2013 10:21 am

Now, this is interesting...count me in :|
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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby jingoro » Fri May 31, 2013 3:41 pm

To be counted in, we need to raise the $2500 for the Kickstarter level we're after. Without that, there's really no point to the contest.

I've been knocking ideas around with a few people as to what could be done in 144 frames. At 15 frames a second, that's almost 14.4 seconds, not 6... so there's a good bit of latitude between them. Running at 1 FPS and with creative post-processing we could even go over 2 minutes. So this isn't just an opportunity to get someone's studio bumper into space, this really is an opportunity to push the limits of our craft.

There are mock pictures on the Kickstarter that show a sample of how big the screen is in relation to the Earth... it's small, and at a very oblique angle, but the view is clear and beautiful, and has lots of opportunity for your video to "react" to the "world" around it.

So, if you want to do this, contact me either in-thread or via PM with a pledge. We have 30 days and 200 "video" reward levels to go.

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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby AMVGuide » Fri May 31, 2013 5:28 pm

You might get a better reaction if you changed the post title to something like:

"A Real Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [Due in < 30 days]"

With emphasis on the fact that we need to raise $2500 before the Kickstarter runs out.

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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby jingoro » Fri May 31, 2013 5:33 pm

I would. I wonder how to edit the title.

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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby AMVGuide » Fri May 31, 2013 6:20 pm

Ironically, I think you need to be a Donator to have an edit button :P

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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby Pwolf » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:56 am

I've seen a 10 second AMV.. it was fantastic.
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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby dokidoki » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:25 pm

I can't find a link, but several years ago (the file below is dated 2005) there was a "7-Second Challenge" to, obviously, make a 7-second AMV. Here's my entry which, oddly enough, was one of the only serious ones.

http://www.doki.ca/videos/ddp-7SecChallenge.avi

Also, I edited the title, but had to truncate it due to length.
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Re: Could you make a 6-second Long AMV?

Postby FarmXD » Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:29 pm

2005...good times
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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby AMVGuide » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:49 pm

jingoro wrote:To be counted in, we need to raise the $2500 for the Kickstarter level we're after. Without that, there's really no point to the contest.

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To make the math easy, this means we need 25 people in this thread willing and able to pledge $100. It's doable.


You already pledged ~$100, so that means we need 24 more people.

I'm willing and able to pledge another $100, so we only need 23 more people.

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So let's keep a running total going here!!!

Once we reach 0, the goal will be met, and the money can be collected and pooled together.

People. WE CAN DO THIS. Let's send an AMV into space XD

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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby FarmXD » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:20 pm

Oh man I really need some net payment card now
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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby pieetrr » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:32 pm

What about stuff like copyright...
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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby jingoro » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:33 pm

I am not a lawyer, but 144 frames sure seems like fair use to me.

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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby Sephiroth » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:34 am

Count me in

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Re: An Opportunity to send a 144-frame AMV into Space [due s

Postby kyle_m » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:18 am

how much would be to stick my used chewing gum to the housing?


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