Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

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Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by Kireblue » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:51 pm

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Project Org Editor 2015
Description of Competition
Project OrgEditor is an AMV competition originally created by CodeZTM in 2011. Since then, it has become a widely known and extremely popular AMV event that has produced many outstanding videos throughout its four installments. But unfortunately, the competition has been on hiatus for the past two years due to CodeZTM becoming less active in the AMV community. Even so, Project OrgEditor has always been very special to me {Kireblue}, and I took pride in being one if its returning judges. And so for 2015, I decided to revive the competition with the help of Ghet, Camichan19, alchemymini, GuntherAMVs, MycathatesyouAMV and Xophilarus. All of us have worked very hard to analyze all the aspects of Project OrgEditor that people enjoyed, and improve on them to make the event even more enjoyable. We have also partnered with AnimeMusicVideos.org to be the host of this competition and MomoCon to be our prize sponsor.

Summary
Project Org Editor 2015 will be a online AMV competition split into 6 preliminary/ non-elimination rounds and 2 single-elimination rounds. There will be no registration deadline, and anyone can enter the competition at any point during the preliminary rounds. At the start of each round, a theme will be revealed and participants will have the option to either edit a video for that round or skip it. At the end of each round, the submitted videos will then be judged on the following criteria and scored: Editing (20), Concept (20), and Enjoyability (10). At the end of the preliminary rounds, the top 3 round totals from each participant will be tallied, and the 8 highest scoring editors will move on to the single-elimination finals and semifinals.

Specific Rules and Details
*Entrants may only join as an individual: MEPs or Collabs will not be accepted.
*To enter the competition, you must be a registered member of AnimeMusicVideos.org.
*Each participant will only be allowed to submit one video per round. Any entrant that attempts to submit multiple entries or register using multiple accounts will be disqualified.
*All AMVs entered into this contest must meet the A-M-V.org standards of uploading. Uploading to the site isn’t actually required, but if your video doesn’t meet these standards, it will not be accepted into the competition.
*The preliminary rounds will be held over 6 weeks (1 round per week).
*Each preliminary round will last exactly 7 days.
*Within 7 days of the end of each round, the judges will score all the submitted videos and post the round totals.
*Each preliminary round will start immediately after the previous round ends.
*There will be no eliminations, and participants are allowed to enter as many or few preliminary rounds as they choose.
*Participants are only required to edit for 3 of the 6 preliminary rounds to be eligible for the semifinals.
*Only a person’s top 3 preliminary round totals will be accepted regardless of how many rounds they participated in.
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*After the preliminary rounds are over, there will be a 1 week break, the top 3 round totals from each participant will be tallied, and everyone but the 8 highest scoring editors will be eliminated.
*After the preliminary round break, there will be an additional 2 rounds (Semifinals, and Finals).
*The top 4 participants from the semifinals will then be eligible for the final round.
*In the case of a tie at the end of either elimination round, the winner will be determined by their highest single round total from all previous rounds.

Judging Criteria
Editing (20) - sync, effects, audio/ video quality, scene selection
Concept (20) - theme, originality, creativity
Enjoyability (10) - mood, rewatchability

Judges
Kireblue
Camichan19
alchemymini
GuntherAMVs
MycathatesyouAMV
Xophilarus

Backup Judge:
Ghet

Submitting your video
The announcement thread for each round will contain instructions on how to submit your video. Since each round will also require specific information to accompany your entry, it is recommended that you read these instructions very carefully.

Note: At the end of each round, all the submitted videos will be made available to the public to stream on google drive. If you would like the download option to be disabled on your video and to only allow it to be streamed, please add this request to the body of your submission message. By default, all videos will be made available for download unless the editor specifically requests that it doesn't.

Editors also have the option to request that one of their videos be completely unavailable to the public, and only the judges will be able to view it. This option is only available during the preliminary rounds, can only be used once, and can not be changed to a different video (even if the editor chooses to remove the restriction on the previous one).

Prizes & Awards
*Prize support for this competition will be provided by MomoCon. The top 8 participants will each receive an award and a free 4-day pass to MomoCon 2016.

*The top 4 participants will each receive a prize pack consisting of numerous DVDs, Blu-rays, and various merchandise provided by Viz, Funimation, and Sega. The value of each prize pack will increase based on overall placement in the competition.

*In addition to the prizes for the participants with the top 3 round totals, there will be a special prize for the participant with the highest combined total of all 6 preliminary rounds. This person will receive a limited edition handcrafted Chao bobblehead (From the Sonic Boom TV Series) that was provided by Sega. Its collector number is 0266 of 1300 and was only made available at an exclusive Sonic Boom event in 2013. This prize is meant to encourage people to participate in more than the minimum 3 preliminary rounds since ALL of your round totals will be combined when determining this winner (even if you competed in more than 3). And so, if you make a video for each preliminary round, it is possible to have up to 6 round totals included in your score for this prize. The winner of this prize will be announced during the 1 week break between round 6 and the semifinals.

*There will also be special "Judges Awards" that will be given out at the end of the competition and will be accompanied with additional prizes provided at each judges' discretion.

Contest Schedule
Preliminary Round 1: July 6th - July 12th
Preliminary Round 2: July 13th - July 19th
Preliminary Round 3: July 20th - July 26th
Preliminary Round 4: July 27th - August 2nd
Preliminary Round 5: August 3rd - August 9th
Preliminary Round 6: August 10th - August 16th
{One Week Break}
Semifinals: August 24th - August 30th
Finals (2 Week Round): September 3rd - September 16th

Feel free to join our Skype group to chat with other participants or to ask questions to any of the judges

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Frequently Asked Questions
*There are no restrictions on your song/ audio.
*For the purpose of this competition, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and "The Legend of Korra" are not considered anime.
*Manga Music Videos are perfectly acceptable in this competition.
*There are no minimums or maximums on how long your video should be.
*Participants are allowed to have other people beta test their videos as long as that person is not a judge for this competition.
*Submitted videos do not have to be PG13 or "con friendly" but they should still adhere to the content guidelines stated in the A-M-V.org standards of uploading.


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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by slimed » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:16 pm

kireblue wrote:Enjoyability (10) - mood, rewatchability
criteria such as this kind of strips away any attempt of objectivity, which imo is a crucial component to a judging process. not all good videos necessarily have high rewatch value.
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by Kireblue » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:27 pm

slimed wrote:
kireblue wrote:Enjoyability (10) - mood, rewatchability
criteria such as this kind of strips away any attempt of objectivity, which imo is a crucial component to a judging process. not all good videos necessarily have high rewatch value.
That is why "Enjoyability" is only worth 10 points. Even though this criteria is subjective to each individual judge, it is still a component that AMVs have. And so it was deemed necessary to quantify it and involve it in the judging process.
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by Zanzaben » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:48 pm

Is there a sign up or max number of people like there was for past Org Editors, or is it just a free for all where everyone enters a video each week?
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by Kireblue » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:53 pm

Zanzaben wrote:Is there a sign up or max number of people like there was for past Org Editors, or is it just a free for all where everyone enters a video each week?
exactly :up: . There is no maximum number of entrants, and anyone can join at any time.

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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by MycathatesyouAMV » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:34 pm

Lets do this boyyyysssss
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by TritioAFB » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:02 pm

I'm doing this for CodeZTM, he would have liked to see the people supporting this.

I'll translate the rules since the proyect org editor is a good chance for our rookies from ZA to join, since we had a discussion about org contests that might help them

And Thanks Kireblue for bringing it back, I enjoyed the first two editions of this contest so it's good to see it back
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by Kireblue » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:36 pm

TritioAFB wrote:I'm doing this for CodeZTM, he would have liked to see the people supporting this.

I'll translate the rules since the proyect org editor is a good chance for our rookies from ZA to join, since we had a discussion about org contests that might help them
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Post by Nya-chan Production » Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:16 am

Interesting concept, consider me joined~

@slimed - No matter what the judges say, the rating is always subjective and people find a way to make it show in their rating, even if categories are objective only (sync, effects, creativity are very prone to this, for example). You'd have to rate only the super-objective rating then (correct AR, quality of encode, quality of audio, and other things that can be exactly measured), which kinda defeats the artistic purpose.

That's why there are multiple judges - so the tastes average and there's less subjective rating.
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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by slimed » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:58 am

Nya-chan Production wrote:@slimed - No matter what the judges say, the rating is always subjective and people find a way to make it show in their rating, even if categories are objective only (sync, effects, creativity are very prone to this, for example). You'd have to rate only the super-objective rating then (correct AR, quality of encode, quality of audio, and other things that can be exactly measured), which kinda defeats the artistic purpose.
judging is not always subjective. i feel capable of assessing the quality and execution of a video without factoring in personal taste or feelings. there can be an objectively well executed concept, not to say that everyone will enjoy or "like" that concept.

and i did say any "attempt" of objectivity. i realize it's hard to stay objective, and that it requires a lot of experience. but criteria like "enjoyment" abandons any chance of it. at that point the quality of the video is no longer being evaluated. what is being evaluated is the tastes/preferences of the judges, which i frankly don't care about at all.
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Post by TritioAFB » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:04 am

contest rules translated :up:

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:26 am

TritioAFB wrote:contest rules translated :up:

now awaiting for the day
wow. That was fast. Did you post the translated rules somewhere? If you did, I can link to it in the main post :D

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Re: Project Org Editor 2015: Rules & Information

Post by AMV Strat » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:15 am

Interesting. ^^
Theme = Action, drama, horror, comedy... etc, true? :D
Can we choose the song that we like it? ^^
Okey, I'll participated!
Thank you so much for this event (I couldn't join to Quickenning for exams, so it's difficult to make videos (same with contest like Japan Expo, Big Contest... u.u) but I'll be free :D

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Post by Kireblue » Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:56 am

AMV Strat wrote: Theme = Action, drama, horror, comedy... etc, true? :D
The themes will never be genre specific. Some examples of past Project OrgEditor themes are "Seven Deadly Sins/ Heavenly Virtues", "Nature (Elements)", "Seasons", and "Fairy Tales". All of these themes were designed to challenge the participants to be creative and to think outside the box. And so for our 2015 competition, me and the other judges spent a lot of time discussing themes that we think you all would enjoy :D
AMV Strat wrote: Can we choose the song that we like it? ^^
Yes. You will always be free to use whatever song or anime that you choose. We will never force you to edit with a particular song, anime, or even edit a specific genre. Al of these decisions are completely up to you
AMV Strat wrote: Thank you so much for this event (I couldn't join to Quickenning for exams, so it's difficult to make videos (same with contest like Japan Expo, Big Contest... u.u) but I'll be free :D
Awesome! I can't wait to see what all of you make. I love that we are getting plenty of returning participants and so many new ones as well :awesome:

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Post by PieandBeer » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:49 pm

0: SO EXCITED
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