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Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:53 pm


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Re: Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:00 pm

And for anyone that is curious, here are all the videos from last year.

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Re: Round 1

Post by Ileia » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:40 pm

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Re: Round 1

Post by Koopiskeva » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:46 pm

Before you do that, let's taco bout it.
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Re: Round 1

Post by ZephyrStar » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:53 pm

Only one week taco before we begin.

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Re: Round 1

Post by Mr Pilkington » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:03 pm

I kaysadila any of your posts :shrug:
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Re: Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:06 pm

Since there are quite a few new faces, I just wanted to post how the song selection works.

Once everyone has sent me their songs, I'll be assigning them numbers from 1 to however many songs we get (so 180 if we hit max). The numbers are assigned based on alphabetic filenames. I then put the numbers into a random generator and then use the numbers that pop up to determine what groups/rounds get what songs, all the way to the finals. I go in order of what populates, so #48 = Round 1 Group A, #130 = Round 1 Group B, etc.

I have no hand in what it selected :bear:

And to make sure we don't get duplicates, here are all the songs we received in previous years.
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Starry Eyed (Starsmith Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Bangarang - Skrillex
Wonderland - Natalia Kills
Caramell Dansen (Speedycake Remix) - Caramell
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Anti You (Instrumental) - Blue Stahli
Umbrella - Vanilla Sky
What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club
Blackout - Breathe Carolina
Replay - Iyaz
Good Life - One Republic
Cosmic Love - Florence And The Machine
The Walk - Imogen Heap
Give Me More - Apartment 26
Convoy of Angels - Monty Are I
No Cars Go - Arcade Fire
This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars
Die Tonight Live Forever - InnerPartySystem
Pop Culture - Madeon
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
Blood on my Hands - The Used
Not Giving Up On Love - Armin van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis Bextor
Ben Moon Ft. Veela - Majesty
Skillet - Sick of It
KDrew - Circles
Shinedown - Enemies
Matt and Kim - It's Alright
Rihanna feat Calvin Harris - We Found Love
IYES - Glow
Hawk Nelson - Friend Like That
Calvin Harris Feat Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
Poets of the Fall - Dreaming Wide Awake
Jay Sean - Down
Krewella - Come & Get It
3OH!3 - We Are Young - Round End
LENKA - You Will Be Mine - Round End
The Glitch Mob - Warrior Concerto
Maroon 5 - Lucky Strike

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Re: Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:44 pm

Reminder: I'll be accepting songs until I get home from work tomorrow at 7:30pm MST so if you haven't sent in your picks then you better hurry!

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Re: Round 1

Post by seasons » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:01 am

Radical_Yue wrote:songs we received in previous years.

Starry Eyed (Starsmith Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Bangarang - Skrillex
Caramell Dansen (Speedycake Remix) - Caramell
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Good Life - One Republic
Cosmic Love - Florence And The Machine
The Walk - Imogen Heap
This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
Calvin Harris Feat Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
Krewella - Come & Get It
Do people always tend to submit very popular, predictable, or even very overused tracks or was it the luck of the draw that so many were chosen last year? People have the chance to submit any music they want to this and this is what they chose?

Kind of makes me wonder if any music that's just a little off the beaten path is disqualified as "troll audio."

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Re: Round 1

Post by slimed » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:26 am

i'm sure mostly anything editable is accepted into the song pool.
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Re: Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:46 pm

seasons wrote:
Radical_Yue wrote:songs we received in previous years.

Starry Eyed (Starsmith Remix) - Ellie Goulding
Bangarang - Skrillex
Caramell Dansen (Speedycake Remix) - Caramell
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Good Life - One Republic
Cosmic Love - Florence And The Machine
The Walk - Imogen Heap
This Is War - Thirty Seconds To Mars
How Far We've Come - Matchbox 20
Calvin Harris Feat Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
Krewella - Come & Get It
Do people always tend to submit very popular, predictable, or even very overused tracks or was it the luck of the draw that so many were chosen last year? People have the chance to submit any music they want to this and this is what they chose?

Kind of makes me wonder if any music that's just a little off the beaten path is disqualified as "troll audio."
This is troll audio. That is audio I was sent the first year we did it.
Believe me, I personally have eclectic tastes and I can easily find something I enjoy from every genre of music. I'm not kicking out songs because "Oh, this is different or unique. It's obviously a troll song." I kick out a song for being a troll song if it's a drum machine with a guy giving slow poetry about horse dicks or if it's so odd an obscure that not only could it make exactly one kind of video (a video with little to no editing about horse dicks) but I'm 100% certain that an entire group would drop if they got it. I've disqualified maybe 3 songs in the past 3 years for being troll audio.

All but 2 of the songs you listed were in the first year of the contest before I had the overused audio rule. This was my mistake as a rookie to coordinating the contest. Beyond that, I primarily go by Org standards of overused audio. At this point, there are 3 videos on the Org with "Come & Get It" with the most popular being Madara's video from last year at 740 hits. If it had been sent this year as opposed to last, I still wouldn't disqualify it. Yes, there have been some videos using it but nothing notable enough to be the video that it's known for.

Pop music is popular music. Do I want to watch 8 videos to Bangarang? Fuck no. But the 12 people that submit that song the first year we ran this contest sure as hell did. When people send songs I always advise to send songs that can make multiple types of videos or songs that they've always wanted to make videos to but could never get a solid idea for.

There have been suggestions for mulligans and to personally trim the song selections that I'm sent to prevent songs that are similar from possibly being selected but I'm not going to do that. Who am I to say "This shit is generic, I'm going to kick it out."? Or to have a group of people vote out something that an editor who is in the contest personally picked out because they really wanted to see people edit to it. Some of these people send their songs at the very last minute because they spent hours picking out exactly what they wanted to send in hopes that people will make fantastic videos with it.

Sorry if I seem a little hostile. I'm not super upset or anything, I just don't like the implication that I'm tossing songs left and right for being "troll audio" and I'm not quite fond of the editors that work their asses off trying to make videos for this contest getting dissed for sending that kind of audio.

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Re: Round 1

Post by Fall_Child42 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:58 pm

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Re: Round 1

Post by Radical_Yue » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Fall_Child42 wrote:Is this Troll Audio?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gf6jtbrBGA
Todd damn it.

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Re: Round 1

Post by seasons » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:02 pm

Radical_Yue wrote:Sorry if I seem a little hostile.
You don't.

It would be silly of me to actually suggest that you or anyone else who's ever run this contest in the past -- if it's ever been anyone else -- is actually handpicking what songs make the cut. I would've thought that most editors have a few songs kicking around in their head that they've always wanted to hear in an AMV (regardless of who's editing to it), and that this would be a great opportunity to play their luck and see if it might actually happen. Or not, I guess.

This has more to do with my frustration with the hobby in general than with this contest, specifically. When people have a chance to make literally anything they want, or even to have someone else do it, they opt for generic concepts concepts/extremely-popular audio-video combinations, even if they could go on to Youtube and find exactly what they're asking for in about 5 seconds.

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Re: Round 1

Post by Fall_Child42 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:18 pm

Also you can totally ask yue directly if a song is okay.

I had to do that like a half dozen times.

but I got 5 great songs in the contest that were not picked.

Also this IS troll audio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3kworqbeqw

despite how much I like it.
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