Scott A Melzer wrote:In their defense, Megazone (the guy who ran the contest) seemed like a really nice guy who was trying to do his best.
Scott A Melzer wrote:Congrats to the winners. I'm sorry that I didn't get to see three out of the four videos that won this year. *sigh*
Scott A Melzer wrote:I also thought that her reaction (she was sitting next to me) was pretty bad. She said, "No one who goes first ever wins!" She was also almost crying during the showing and got up and ran out after her last one was shown. I thought, "That's not the right thing to feel about your AMVs being shown." People are far too worried about winning, about competing with others.
Personally, I feel that videos have been really mediocre lately. maybe it's people not sending their best to local cons and saving them for AWA. I only saw the drama videos, but I just wasn't very moved by any of them (including mine, which I feel is pretty mediocre). Most videos that were pretty good were good in parts, but then kind of died in others. Why is that? I don't know, but I think that people are too concerned with competition rather than making something moving. I've heard the term, "I'm making a XXXX killer!" far too often, wich people just trying to beat other people or particular videos. I've seen some of these "killers." Usually they just suck. You make something for the wrong reason, it falls flat.
Scott A Melzer wrote:She said, "No one who goes first ever wins!"
Scott A Melzer wrote:Heya Misty!
Over all, I've been disappointed with videos for the last year or so. I thought that Otakon 2001 wasn't as good as 2000, and that 2002 wasn't as good as 2001. Yes, there were exceptions, of course. One of my all time favourite videos has to be Vlad's "Memories Dance" which was from last year.
I can't tell you why I've been finding videos to be... lacking lately. I just don't know. I'm glad that you think they're still strong, though. It's been a long time (except for Memories Dance) since something's moved me like Bobby Beaver's "Forever Young." I think we're lacking concept. Not just the "I'm doing X to Y" but the actual CONCEPT. I think we're lacking depth in our work.
Okay, enough whining from me... again...
MaboroshiStudio wrote:Scott... I say each to their own. I agree this year has not been that impressive in regards to amvs. Then again your prime example for a recent video with a great deal of emotion *Memories Dance" I felt was very lacking in that department and was not very impressed (no disrespect to you Vlad… many love your video).
MaboroshiStudio wrote:Everyone has different taste and to say nothing inventive has come out since Bobby Beaver is pretty much a slap in the face to a great deal of creators as if you are an authority discrediting all the videos that have been made over the years. Then again, that is your opinion and only that. I say as long as the creator has pride in his or her work that is what is important and they will mature over time at their own pace. I agree there is a lot that could be better, but you act as if you are speaking for everyone… “I think we're lacking depth in our work” and this comes off very presumptuous on your part. Sorry, if it sounds like I am attacking you, but the way you worded things in this post came off poorl Then again, you might have just been blowing off steam and it came out like this... and many of us have done that in the past myself included.
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