A-Kon 15 Winners

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A-Kon 15 Winners

Postby rubyeye » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:01 pm

I just got back and wanted to quickly post the winners for those interested. Scribbling notes in the dark is hard to decipher so if there is a mistake, I or someone else can correct it later. So, FYI ~


Artistic / Technical
Carlos Corral - Dreams with Love
anime: Kare Kano


Fan Choice
Caleb Lunt - Devil Dance in Georgia
anime: Hellsing / Child's Toy


Artistic Runner Up
Brad Demoss - I Don't Want To Miss a Thing
anime: SaiKano


Technical Runner Up
Brad Demoss - B-ko Blues
anime: Project A-ko
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Postby Castor Troy » Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:13 pm

Akon belongs to Brad once again!
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Postby TaranT » Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:35 am

I assume Machine's AMV is actually Drunk With Love.
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Postby dongster138 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:27 pm

i can't believe my video got cut, that makes me really sad, i just wanted to see it in front of all those ppl, =( they said 4 would get cut but actually 7 got cut.....WTF
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Videos at A-Kon

Postby Braveliver » Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:53 pm

I know how you feel. My <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=21361">Requiem for a Vampire</a> was cut last year, and that was my best video.

I just have to ask. Did they show my entries, <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=18930">Better be Home Soon</a> or <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=21373">Love Song for a Vampire</a>? And did they show <a href="http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=20175">Bright Eyes</a> at the showcase? I wasn't able to make it to the con myself. I just wondered if they got shown, and how they looked.
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Postby rubyeye » Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:45 pm

Well I wasn't there for the contest but the awards show was pretty good. The larger setting at Adam's Mark Hotel is so much better - huge floors, lots of space, and the screening rooms were much better. I don't know how well the videos played during the contest/showcase, but the awards show was decent.

This year was a milestone.
** First time every that a single video sweeps ALL THE JUDGING AWARDS: Artistic, Technical, Judges' Choice.
That honor went to Carlos for his Drunk With Love video.

Because of that they decided to show the runner up winner(s) for the Artistic and Technical Awards.
Both went to Brad Demoss.

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Now let me say something here about Akon's video awards and the videos "they" judge as winners.

1) AKon does not do categories like "action, drama, comedy, etc." Lots of conventions do this already, and while I and others have had discussions with the staff about this, I think it is one of the things that makes AKon unique. But this also affects how they judge videos.

2) If you watch the videos Carlos won at Akon this year and last year, and also Brad Demoss' winning videos, I will argue this.....It does not take much to impress the judges or win at AKON! These videos all have very "simple" editing, and little or no "special effects". Though, one of the things Chris (the guy presenting the awards) says is that "unique" music does play a factor. However, ultimately they look for how well the anime (and it's editing) work well with the soundtrack to convey the "message, mood, or story".

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It is confirmed that next year they will support digital submissions.
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Postby Castor Troy » Sun Jun 06, 2004 2:48 pm

Do they actually have microphones at Akon now? :roll:

*remembers last year's amv contest with the host having to scream across the room without a mic*
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Postby rubyeye » Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:01 pm

Castor Troy wrote:Do they actually have microphones at Akon now? :roll:

*remembers last year's amv contest with the host having to scream across the room without a mic*


Some panels in the rooms had it but not set up in the theaters. It was held in the smaller screening room but I could still here him way in the back. I guess the acoustics were pretty good in there.
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:49 pm

rubyeye wrote:2) If you watch the videos Carlos won at Akon this year and last year, and also Brad Demoss' winning videos, I will argue this.....It does not take much to impress the judges or win at AKON! These videos all have very "simple" editing, and little or no "special effects". Though, one of the things Chris (the guy presenting the awards) says is that "unique" music does play a factor. However, ultimately they look for how well the anime (and it's editing) work well with the soundtrack to convey the "message, mood, or story".

Hm, interesting statement. I suppose if you consider good conveyance of the "message, mood, or story" to be easier than impressive FX...

rubyeye wrote:It is confirmed that next year they will support digital submissions.

Whoo!
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Postby rubyeye » Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:53 pm

Impressive FX are meaningless if they don't surve the video. If the point is simply to "look cool", it's pointless.
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Postby Scintilla » Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:01 pm

rubyeye wrote:Impressive FX are meaningless if they don't surve the video. If the point is simply to "look cool", it's pointless.

Oh, I definitely agree. It's just that some people are impressed by cool-looking FX even if they are meaningless (as BogoSort set out to prove (and satirize) last year) -- usually, when I hear people talking about "easily impressed" concerning AMVs, they're referring to shiny happy <s>people</s> effectsy videos. That's why your statement struck me.
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Postby Machine » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:26 pm

rubyeye wrote:This year was a milestone.
** First time every that a single video sweeps ALL THE JUDGING AWARDS: Artistic, Technical, Judges' Choice.
That honor went to Carlos for his Drunk With Love video.


It was great to see you there Dan. Thanks for being there at the awards. I never thought I would make AKON history like that.

But I'm happy with the three awards I brought home.

I was surprised by the reaction everyone had to Naruto's United States of Whatever as well.

They showed the Fan Favorite and then after that, people started yelling for Naruto's United States of Whatever. Turns out, my Naruto video was short only a few votes form winning Fan Favorite. Still, hearing the crowd react the way it did to my video made it all worth it. It was such greatness!
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Postby Machine » Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:35 pm

Oh I forgot to mention:

MexicanJunior won Best Hentai Video as well.

He won't tell anyone what it is until AWA.
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Congratz

Postby Braveliver » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:49 am

Congratz again Carlos. You deserved it. Your videos just get better and better. The guys from El Paso say hi.
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Re: Congratz

Postby Machine » Mon Jun 07, 2004 2:16 am

Braveliver wrote:Congratz again Carlos. You deserved it. Your videos just get better and better. The guys from El Paso say hi.


Rawk on! Hope all you guys are doing alright back home :D
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