Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

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Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:11 pm

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As of right now, Saboten Con is going to happen and the AMV Competition has been approved for viewing!
Welcome to our 7th AMV Competition at Saboten Con in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Here is everything that you will need to know if you would like to participate! Be sure to read the rules before submitting your entry. We can't wait to see what you create this year! Here are the following categories that we have for this year:

Action / Adventure
(Power, Intensity)

Drama/Romance
(Thriller, Emotional, loving)

Upbeat/ Dance
(Rhythm, Energy type feels)

Comedy/ Humor
(laughs, Silly)

Trailer/ Fun
(Film type, Commercial ads.)

Arizonians
(Our Local Editors)



Rules:
-Policies and Conditions-
1. Will not accept any physical media you submit to us unless otherwise you need to, please contact us.

2. The coordinators and judges may, at their discretion, re-categorize any entry they deem unsuited for the category specified by the entrant.

3. The coordinators and judges have the right to disqualify any submission for any fair and justifiable reason not foreseen in these rules.

4. All judgments and decisions are final and will post up the finalist in each category.

5. Do not submit someone else’s AMV as if it were your own. Do not submit an “improved” version of someone else’s AMV unless you have the original creator’s explicit permission to do so.

-Disqualification Rules-
1. Maximum Submissions
You may submit a maximum of two AMVs per person.
No two AMVs may be for the same category.
(Can have a 3rd entry only if its for Trailer/ Humor Category only)
Must be no longer then 6mins and the minimum of 30 secs(Excepted Fun/ trailer/ ad AMVs)

2. Intros, closings, and identifiers.
Entries are screened anonymously. Therefore, videos should not contain any identifying information such as intros, closings, logos, slates, or credits of any kind.
NOTE: Any Trailer parodies are an exception and may use studio-style slates or
logos where customary, provided that they are completely original.

3. Studio Trademarks
(Last year we had multiple logos on AMVs, PLEASE LOOK BEFORE SUBMITTING) Entries may not use studio trademarks (e.g. Paramount, DreamWorks, WB logos, Funimation, etc.) unless it is intentional, it will be negotiated with before the entry is put in the contest. Also please don’t have your editor name or studio name on your videos and intros. We put that up before videos plays at the time of contest.

4. Inappropriate Content
Entries that contain excessive content unsuitable for an age 13+ audience as determined by the coordinators and/or judges may be disqualified. Context and severity shall be taken under consideration.
For those with this concern, it is recommended to look over your submission or to not add that content at all. This included language in the audio/ music.

5. Non-Anime/Video Game Content
The visual content of your entry should consist of at least 70% anime-styled, manga-styled, or video game content. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject entries based on whether, in their opinion, an entry fits the spirit of an Anime Music Video event.

6. Submission Freshness Requirement
Your entry must be fresh prior from October 1st, 2020 to present.

Technical Standards:
-What We Prefer-
• -Side note- No More Black Screening at beginning and ending please.
• Files much be MP4, AVI, WMV (MP4 is highly suggested).
• Files averaging ~30MB per minute (75MB minimum, 300MB maximum).
• No video quality defects such as blurring, interlacing, macro-block.  CHECK BEFORE SUBMITTING
• Audio must at lease 128 Kbps or higher, since will have better equipment this year.
Please check audio before sending, had some videos last year with low audio.

Preferred Video Resolutions:
We strongly recommend submitting your video in the exact same resolution
that your source material is in, which is likely one of the following:
• 1920x1080 (This is the Max. will allow <----STRONGLY PREPERRED)
• 1280x720 (16:9, Square Pixel <----STRONGLY PREPERRED)
• 720x480 (4:3, 0.9:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio)
• 720x480 (16:9, 1.21:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio)


What We REJECT:
• Any video hosting links such as YouTube, Vimeo, Veoh, or similar.
• Anything that requires an unusual level of difficulty to work with.
• Any language use, and inappropriate content.
• Poor video quality and sound, again Please Check Over Your Videos.


Submission Instructions:
We are doing using the new form by google drive to submit your videos and info below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QDabVD ... sp=sharing

If you need help or info, email us at projecttwinsamv@outlook.com .

General Information:
- Once your AMV has been submitted to us, we will go over them and question you if we find any issues or corrections.
- After the deadline has post, give it a couple of days to go through and will post the finalist on this forum. If you want any updates about the finalist, follow us on twitter @projecttwinsamv to get the latest stuff.

Remember, THE DEADLINE IS JULY 31st @ 11:59PM ARIZONA TIME. We will post the finalist a few days before the convention weekend.

-Thank You and Happy Editing
Last edited by ProjectTwinsAMV on Tue May 11, 2021 8:20 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by twigglyfiggly » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:55 am

"2. You grant us unconditional, irrevocable, and eternal permission to use your submission(s) in any way, which includes (but is not limited to) copying, sharing, and exhibiting, as well as any purposes and usages that may be unrelated to this event."

Why are you hammering out this rule like this? The wording is excessive and these "usages" sound suspicious, as if you need to make submissions your property for some ambiguous reason.

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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by Zeonic Freak » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:45 pm

I think Twig I remember you making this same comment about last years contest.

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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by twigglyfiggly » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:51 pm

Zeonic Freak wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:45 pm
I think Twig I remember you making this same comment about last years contest.
Pretty much.

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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:24 am

twigglyfiggly wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:55 am
"2. You grant us unconditional, irrevocable, and eternal permission to use your submission(s) in any way, which includes (but is not limited to) copying, sharing, and exhibiting, as well as any purposes and usages that may be unrelated to this event."

Why are you hammering out this rule like this? The wording is excessive and these "usages" sound suspicious, as if you need to make submissions your property for some ambiguous reason.
So I had these rules since 2015 by another person that helped us with all these, but ive been editing them through time and time again and ill change it bit now.
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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by twigglyfiggly » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:35 am

The rule is now the exact same thing but w/o examples of what it means

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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by SynaesthesiaVideos » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:28 am

I don't see any problems with these rules. I just assume all AMV contests have similar rules in place :shrug:

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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:08 am

I fixed the ruling, i just got rid of it completely now.
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Re: Saboten Con 2021 AMV Competition -OPEN/DL July 31-

Post by ngsilver » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:56 pm

how do we actually submit an entry to you? The form has no place to put a link to a file. It only requests information regarding the entry, but not request for a link.
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Post by ProjectTwinsAMV » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:41 pm

ngsilver wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:56 pm
how do we actually submit an entry to you? The form has no place to put a link to a file. It only requests information regarding the entry, but not request for a link.
So sorry that I over looked at that, I added the section for link in the form now. Thank you for pointing that out to me!
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