And the Top 5 as reviewed by the judges are:
Here are the top 5 videos (plus one I picked = 6) that the Judges voted highest on, in no particular order:
Sivis - Sotajuutso
Jupiter_kingdom - The Reason
Dymatrex - The man who still greives
xpinkpantiesx - The quiet things that no one ever knows
Ab-109 - Gaara vs Lee
Sky_william - Wish you were Here
How the videos were judged:
The videos were judged by 2 diferent judges, (originally was 3, but third one had to drop out last minute) based on overall quality (visually/audio), Mood/feel, Effort, and Editing quality. These scores were tabulated together to make an average, similar to the olympics, then the average for the 2 judges were then tabulated together for the overall average. The top 5 averages were chosen to compete online, plus one that I picked from the ones that didn't make it. (I added this since the third judge dropped out.) There is also an Judges award to any video the judge wants to give it to, but this will be anounced after the online voting is complete. Judge#1 is technically minded, and has seen some excellent videos in the past to compare to. He is mildly strict on scores, but rates more on techncial prowess than anything else. Judge#2 is not as technically inclined, but likes a good story/mood, and especially likes when the song is matched well with the footage. (lyrical sync) She rates more on feel than anything else.
What you must now do:
ONLINE VOTING!!!! (AUGUST 26th - September 2nd 2004)
Thats right, its now your turn to decide who will be the winner in this little contest. You have between today (aug 26th) through Sep 2nd to download the 6 videos above, and PM
me your favorite. Online voting is stricly based on wich is your favorite, no scores. the judges scores for the finalists and their judge award picks will be posted after online voting is complete.
REMEMBER, PM the votes to me! DO NOT POST THEM HERE.
It is supposed to be private anonymous voting. ALL members of the org are open to voting. Participants in the contest are also encouraged to vote. You may (and are encouraged to) vote on your own video if you think it is the best, ala AWA Pro style.
LET THE VOTING BEGIN!
[ps: Also if a mod could sticky this just for the week of the voting, it would be appreciated ^_^]