AMV Roulette 2015
Welcome back! I guess you haven't had enough since last year. Well then, let's see what kind of video the wheel makes you edit.
Each round lasts exactly 1 week with 3 rounds in total. At the start of each round the editors will be provided with a genre for the video (such as comedy, drama, action, etc.), a type of music (Rock, Pop, etc.), and a special requirement! The editors will then make videos based on the required information they have been given. The videos will then be ranked and scored by the coordinator and judges. The entrant with the most points after 3 rounds will be declared the winner and awarded with a prize.
How the Requirements Are Selected
Before each round begins, a virtual wheel will be spun to decide the 3 requirements.
Video Genre: Standard video genres such as Drama, Action, Romance, Comedy/Fun, etc.The definitions will be posted when the round starts.
Music: A single style of music is selected such as rock, pop, instrumental, etc. Once a genre has been selected entrants will select a song that fits the required genre of music. If you have doubts if your music fits the rules, entrants may verify the music that they have chosen by looking it up on Last.FM, Wikipedia, Soundcloud, etc.. If the selected music genre is not listed as one of the top tags, then the song does not meet the criteria for the contest. Songs can also be approved by private message by the coordinator within 48 hours after round start. As a general rule of thumb, if the song is a stretch to make it fit the genre, then you may want to reconsider your selection because it should be fairly obvious to the judges. (But seriously, you can pick from the millions of songs in existence, so try to avoid the fringe and pick something that isn’t going to stir up trouble.)
Special Requirement: This can be anything from a footage requirement to an effect or style of editing that must be followed. You can think of this as a secret source or wild card since it can really be anything at all!
Once a video genre, music style, and special requirement has been selected they will be removed from the list to ensure the remaining rounds do not have duplicates. All entrants will be provided with the same list of requirements each round as opposed to each editor getting their own specific list.
Video must be AT LEAST 1 minute and 30 seconds (1:30) in length. Of this runtime, bumpers or intro audio are not counted. So the time count will begin and end when the primary music track begins and ends.
Video must meet all three random requirements of the round. (Video Genre, Music, & Special Requirement).
Failure to meet either of the aforementioned aspects will result in a 5 point penalty per infraction.
While assigning points the judges will be basing their scores off the video’s merits (concept, editing, flow, visual effect usage, special requirement implementation, etc.) and issue an overall score. The judges will assign scores from 0 - 10 per video with accompanying comments to explain their scoring decisions.
4 judges (10 points each) = 40 points maximum
Each judge will also give a thumbs up/thumbs down vote for each video to determine if they think that the video fits the music genre/video genre/secret requirement stipulations. If a majority of judges deem the video as unfitting in any of the 3 requirement areas, then the video’s overall score will be penalized by 5 points. (But the spirit of the contest is to challenge yourself by adhering to the genre/special requirements, so please don’t just submit something that blatantly ignores the requirements.)
In the event of a tie at the end of the competition, the judges will hold a private conference and perform a vote to determine the winner.
While the placement for each round will be posted after each judging session along with judge's comments, the points will not be revealed until the final round when the winner is announced. This is to keep a sense of mystery while also keeping the entrants informed of their current placement. So even if you rank 1st place is round 1 and 2 you still have to keep on your toes since you won't know if you lead by 5 points or 20 points!
After the final round and judging is completed we will post an updated document with all of the points for each entrant along with the already public ranks and comments.
Who Is In Charge
Round 1 Start - February 2nd, 2015
Round 1 End - February 8th, 2015
Judging End - February 14th, 2015
Round 2 Start - February 16th, 2015
Round 2 End - February 22nd, 2015
Judging End - February 28th, 2015
Final Round Start - March 2nd, 2015
Final Round End - March 8th, 2015
Judging End/Winner Announced - March 14th, 2015
Rules and Registration
1. The competition is free and open to all but the contest organizers and judges (screening and final judgment). Members of AnimeMusicVideos.org staff are allowed to enter as long as they are not involved in either judging or coordination.
2. The closing of registration is set for X Date and X Time. If you wish to sign up then you must post in the designated registration thread. The thread will remained locked until registration officially opens. Sign up requests posted anywhere else will NOT be honored.
3. Only one entry per person/per round will be accepted.
4. The video entries may only use Japanese anime and follow the rules of AnimeMusicVideos.org. Video game footage IS allowed but it must meet the requirements of the AnimeMusicVideos.org rules.
5. You may NOT use pre-prepared rotos, altered footage, etc... You may pre-prepare footage before your round begins but you may not alter it with effects. If it is discovered that have pre-prepared anything more than basic footage, you will be disqualified.
6. The final entry submitted by the participant must be a minimum of 1 minute and 30 seconds long. Credits/Bumpers will not be factored into the required video length.
7. Videos used for commercial or promotional purposes will not be accepted.
8. Participation in this competition implies full acceptance of these Regulations.
9. While judging is not blind, please withhold on posting your entries on AnimeMusicVideos.org, Youtube.com, or any other video hosting website until the judging for the round has been completed and the results have been posted.
10. Credits/Bumpers are allowed but will not be factored into the judging unless they have been integrated into the video.
The clips will be sent either via FTP (information will be provided to the entrants on the final day of their round) or personal hosting. You will be given information to upload your video onto a server but if you wish to use your own hosting or use a file transfer site such as mediafire, dropbox, etc... you can also do so.
If you encounter a problem while sending video clips, please contact the coordinator.
The clips will follow these formats:
Containers: AVI, MP4, MKV, MPEG, MPEG2, WMV
Video codecs: H.264, XviD, DivX (5, 6 and 7), MPEG, MPEG2, WMV9
Audio codecs: MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC
Framerate: Up to 30.00 frames per second
The size (in megabytes) of the video should not exceed 150 MB, unless an exception is requested and justified.
1. Each participant hereby agrees to that he/she is the sole and exclusive author and does not violate directly and / or indirectly any third party rights.
2. Also, by participating in this contest, you agree that the decisions of the contest organizers and the judges are FINAL.
Grounds for Disqualification
1. The disqualification of a participant is left entirely to the discretion of contest organizers.
2. Any use of moving works of pornographic, racist, defamatory content or likely to impair the physical or moral integrity will result in immediate disqualification of the participant.
3. Flaming or personal attacks on other editors, entrants, the judges, or the coordinator will not be tolerated. Voicing concern and personal opinion is fine but if it is decided that a line has been crossed there may be consequences such as disqualification or bans from participating in future events. These situations will be discussed between the coordinator and AnimeMusicVideos.org administration before a decision is finalized.
4. Failure of one or more articles of this regulation will also be considered disqualifying.
The winner will be decided based on who has the most points at the end of 3 rounds.
There will be NO ELIMINATIONS in this contest. If an editor chooses not to submit a video for one of the rounds then they will simply get a 0 for overall score that round but they are allowed to continue participating.
The winner can choose one of the following prizes:
$75 Amazon Gift Card
$75 Newegg Gift Card
$75 worth of games on STEAM
$75 Paypal Transfer
10 lb. Chocolate Bar of Glory
(The titles are hints, but the true meaning isn't revealed until the round begins!)
It’s Like Halloween, Except Instead Of Candy We Give Out BULLETS!
So Many Balls
Isn’t That Beastiality?
Mecha Leka Hi Mecha Hiney Ho!
Schooooools Out For-evah!
Welcome to Stabbyville!
There’s That One Episode In Every Show…
I Heard They Have More Fun.
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM.
Sexy Time Yes
You got knocked the $%#@ Out!
Hug It Out
The Shinkai Special
We Wish You Many Smiles
You Are One Ugly Son Of A...
How Much Signal I Need To Cut Across Eight Lane?
This One Time...At Band Camp...
Wait For It...
Pianist Sounds Remarkably Like A Bad Word
In the before time...the long, long ago
That Makes Me Wet
Even My Bathroom is a Bathroom!