Damn man, I had money riding on that AMV cause I knew it woudl get in. Makes me question these Damn AX Contest. Don't worry man, there is always AWA where there is no courrpution
Corruption in an AMV contest? One wonders what purpose that would serve. Are there that many people that seek self-validation through AMV contests? That seems faintly disturbing to me.
Machine wrote:Like I said "Shameless Rock Video is so far the Best Anime Music Video fo the year!"
...That you know of. Lots of people don't even have hosting so you'll never see their videos except as convention submissions.
Machine wrote:Man, to my huge surprise, not even Ermac made it in. That really scares me. The guy won Best Action last year at AX, you would have thought he would get in again, the guy does make good videos.
Just because someone's won a contest in the past doesn't mean that everything they make is good or even meets a certain level of quality. It just means they're capable of doing so, not that they necessarily do.
I see far too much hero worship in the AMV "community" which is causing undue amounts of stress, conflict, and petty squabbling. People who base their opinions of others due to their work or the number of contests they've won and then ascribe unwarranted or undeserved personality traits to these creators. I mean, how many people from the .org do you guys really know? Call me a cynic, but I think it's rather silly. There's only so much you can learn from people's offhand remarks online.
Machine wrote:Another thing I noticed was alot of new people pn the scene. I maybe only recognized 5 videos within all of the 30vids that made it.
I'm still shocked that several videos that I knew of that were entered into AX didn't make it at all.
Again, there are a vast number of AMVs that just aren't as publically available as others. And I think AMVs have gotten quite a bit more popular than they were, say, 3 years ago. There's a lot of talented people out there and some are finding their niche in video editing. Maybe only recognizing 5 out of 30 videos is a good thing. There are potentially 25 really great videos that are going to be shown!