The winner of The Online AMV Iron Chef Tournament v1.0 is TASH! Congratulations!!!
The final match was an absolute doozy. Both videos were absolutely outstanding. As you can read in the Finals thread, the rules were changed up a bit. In this match, both contestants were able to use 3 DVDs as source, and then for the song, instead of editing to one pre-determined song as in the other matches, they were able to pick a song from a list of 15 songs in order to decide which song would best suit their footage, or which song they believed they could edit to the best. Here's the breakdown:
: Cowboy Bebop Vol. 2, 3, & 4
: The Killers - Midnight Show
: Bastard!, Rouroni Kenshin OAVs (Trust and Betrayal Directors Cut), & Ninja Scroll
: Poison The Well - Artist's Rendering of Me
: 3 hours
Hopefully they'll both post their videos online very soon.
Well folks, that wraps it up for the first Online AMV Iron Chef tournament. I for one had a wonderful time running this and I hope you all had fun
I also hope that this experience has in some way helped you expand your editing skills in any way. I know for many of the contestants, they had never Iron Chef'd before this, and they ended up loving it.
Now, before the question even comes up, YES there will be a 2nd tournament. Though I don't think I will be starting it until after all the AWA deadlines are up (including Expo). I'd rather not distract from that. Plus I have some new things I'd like to have in place before the next tournament. However those of you who participated this time around, I would love to see you back for more action, and of course we need to get some new blood in here. I do plan on having it be more than just 16 people.
Well, all that's left is for Tash to claim his prize (which I will probably talk to him about privately). Though feel free to suggest to him DVDs that you think he should get
Anyways! Take care everyone, and I'll see you at v2.0!!