VCA Updates & Questions Thread

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VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Radical_Yue » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:49 pm

Any Updates that the Administration needs to make for the VCAs will be posted here. Please note that the VCAs and their schedule are subject to change at any time if we find a problem with the current setup. We'll do our best to prevent delays but sometimes things just happen. D:
If you have questions, please feel free to post and we'll do our best to answer.


VCA Schedule
Nominations: Sun, February 14 – Sat, February 27
Semifinals: Sun, February 28 – Sat, March 12
Finals: Sun, March 13 – Wed, March 23

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by CrackTheSky » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:10 pm

Do we want to advertise/start hyping the VCAs with a site-wide news post linking to this forum?

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by dokidoki » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:29 pm

I wanted to get the pages up first. And I linked to this thread specifically if people have questions. :shrug:
Edit: Added dates above.
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Kireblue » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:04 am

kireblue wrote: Also, has anyone ever considered changing the name of this category to "Best Use of a Single Source". I feel that its much more clear this way and would also be more consistent with the other categories (Best Use of Multiple Anime, Best Use of Instrumental Music, Best Use of Special Effects, and Best Use of Lip Synch)
I posted this in the "Best Single Source" thread, but I'm adding it here in case it didn't get seen. I really feel that changing the name of this category will help clear up people's confusion and ambiguity about it.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by dokidoki » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:59 am

Since one could say that "Source" could refer to audio, what about "Best Use of Single Anime"? (to contrast "Best Use of Multiple Anime")
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Kireblue » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:04 pm

dokidoki wrote:Since one could say that "Source" could refer to audio, what about "Best Use of Single Anime"? (to contrast "Best Use of Multiple Anime")
yes, I think that would be a great change. Would that change also allow people to vote for videos that use multiple seasons/ movies of series that are technically different sources but realistically are the same anime?

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Nya-chan Production » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:24 am

kireblue wrote:
dokidoki wrote:Since one could say that "Source" could refer to audio, what about "Best Use of Single Anime"? (to contrast "Best Use of Multiple Anime")
yes, I think that would be a great change. Would that change also allow people to vote for videos that use multiple seasons/ movies of series that are technically different sources but realistically are the same anime?
Well, that's a question. While I see cases where it could go through, it would probably raise more issues about what is and what isn't the same anime. Like all Macrosses are technically the same universe, but the main heroes and the art style over the decades differs a lot.
But mostly, it would be tough to check, because it would have to be checked manually, I guess. Going by "one anime in anime source" is the easiest way, even though it bugs me that I can't abuse all Hidamari Sketch series ;3
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by dokidoki » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:54 pm

kireblue wrote:yes, I think that would be a great change. Would that change also allow people to vote for videos that use multiple seasons/ movies of series that are technically different sources but realistically are the same anime?
The thing is, to generate the nominations page, the system goes and finds videos with one video source, and there's no easy way to say that multiple entries from the same franchise might be allowed.
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by MycathatesyouAMV » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:03 pm

Can we get rid the eligibility bs? Already seeing a few people not on the list that I would like to vote for.
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Ayanefan » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:06 pm

Is it that time of the year again? :)
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Radical_Yue » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:38 pm

Ayanefan wrote:Is it that time of the year again? :)
Holy crap, you're alive.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Ayanefan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:16 pm

LOL, yes, still alive but soooooooo sad I have almost no time for AMV . :( Time to have fun watching AMVs!
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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Donaithnen » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:07 pm

This isn't a question, but i've finished my yearly AMV VCAs spreadsheet and figured i'd share it during the Semifinals phase this year.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

The first sheet is just a compilation of all the nominees. The other sheets have them grouped by video, grouped by creator, and a sorted list of the most popular (in terms of nominations) videos.

And since i figured out how to use VLOOKUPs this time, if you make a copy of the doc and edit the rating in the second sheet where they're grouped by video ("Nom Vids") then the "Overall Rating" value in the first sheet will automatically update. I added this feature because there are some vids in multiple categories that might be a better fit for one than another. For example,IMHO a video might be good in the Horror category but not so good in the Dance category. *cough livestream last night* ;) I put some dummy values in for the first three videos to demo the feature.

I won't be tracking my own ratings in this copy of the spreadsheet, but i'll try to add updated info for the Finals stage and again after the voting is done.

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by Donaithnen » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:53 pm

Radical_Yue wrote: VCA Schedule
Nominations: Sun, February 14 – Sat, February 27
Semifinals: Sun, February 28 – Sat, March 12
Finals: Sun, March 13 – Wed, March 23
So just to clarify, since i was surprised by the same thing last year, "Sun, February 28 – Sat, March 12" means until 11:59 PM on Saturday _Eastern_ time right? So 9:00 PM Saturday Pacific time?

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Re: VCA Updates & Questions Thread

Post by jessbabyblue » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:01 pm

Brand new to posting to the forums here but a long time AMV fan and been enjoying voting for the VCA's for quite a long time now.

I did not feel it was my place to ask originally but now I figured I would just bring it up because I'm a little concerned. A lot of the videos in this years semifinals don't seem to fit the correct category or could not be classified in that award.

There is one blatant AMV in the Best Instrumental category that clearly does not fit based on the song used having plenty of singing in it and another I would think is questionable.

Also aren't many videos in either Best Collaborative or Best MEP also not in the correct categories? Considering that there are several videos that are nominated in both categories this seems rather weird. I am just surprised that no one has pointed these problems out before or corrected things. I know its pretty late in the game now but I really love this contest and want things to not be majorly screwed up going forward!!

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