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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by VicBond007 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:59 pm

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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by Scintilla » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:25 pm

SilkAMV wrote:
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MycathatesyouAMV wrote:
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Seeing that awesome emoji just warped me back to 2009. Sure feels good to have contests again.
Feeling the same. 2009 was also the year I first entered a video into a major contest, and it was Otakon. It was and is one of the best videos I've ever made and it came in third. I would have been okay with that if 1st place hadn't been some baby editor's first AMV :shrug: . I was bitter about that for years, and entered very few contests after that. Now I know better. Getting robbed is all part of the experience after all. Now I'm back at Otakon (figuratively), and with a video that I can finally be as proud of as that one I made over a decade ago. People will see it, and that's enough.
This reminds me of Otakon 2004, when a video I'd spent three months on doing frame-by-frame masking ended up coming in 2nd in the Comedy/Parody category... to the original AMV freaking Hell. :-P

And neither of those videos was the finale! I consoled myself with the thought that at least I didn't see people walking out in the middle of my video, like they did with the one that was. The coordinator that year had never run Otakon's contest before and I guess didn't have a good feel for the seeding process. But to the unlucky creator's credit, he really stepped up his game after that fiasco... perhaps you've heard of "Real Ninjas" or "Lifestyles of the Animated and Fabulous"? Those were his.
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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by Rider4Z » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:08 am

Scintilla wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:25 pm
This reminds me of Otakon 2004, when a video I'd spent three months on doing frame-by-frame masking ended up coming in 2nd in the Comedy/Parody category... to the original AMV freaking Hell. :-P

And neither of those videos was the finale! I consoled myself with the thought that at least I didn't see people walking out in the middle of my video, like they did with the one that was. The coordinator that year had never run Otakon's contest before and I guess didn't have a good feel for the seeding process. But to the unlucky creator's credit, he really stepped up his game after that fiasco... perhaps you've heard of "Real Ninjas" or "Lifestyles of the Animated and Fabulous"? Those were his.
People walked out during the last video? Ouch and rude :down: :P

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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by SilkAMV » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:59 am

VicBond007 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:59 pm
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That's not even counting the ones that got disqualified. I'm curious about those stats as well, though I doubt anyone can provide more than a very rough estimate. Either way, that's a lot of videos and you guys are amazing for sorting through them all. Thank you.
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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by VicBond007 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:32 am

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People walked out during the last video? Ouch and rude :down: :P
It's not uncommon for people to ditch during the last video. It's like leaving a minute before the game is over. They're trying to beat the rush out the door and get to their next thing. I try to always put one of our strongest videos last so it's their loss if they miss it!

As per the number of entrants, nobody got DQ'd. Everyone cleaned up their act in time. There WERE several people who submitted 2 videos by accident, but as soon as I saw 2 forms come in from 1 person, I made them choose which video they were really entering, then immediately deleted the form and the video so there wasn't any confusion. I couldn't tell you how many people that was (2 or 3?) because I literally spent 0 time working with the scrapped entry. Hmmm, Scrapped Entry sounds like a gritty 18+ reboot of Scrapped Princess...I'd watch it!
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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by MycathatesyouAMV » Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:33 am

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I've never won anything at otakon except for 2nd place. :cry:
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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by l33tmeatwad » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:06 am

MycathatesyouAMV wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:33 am
Rider4Z wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:31 pm
I've never won anything at otakon except for 2nd place. :cry:
You can admire Erik's collection of Otakon trophies at our apartment.
I have a few in a box in storage...someone wanna trade for that AX chair I never won? :lol: jk
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Post by MidnightWolfCry14 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:17 am

Even though I'm a non-finalist I just had to pop in and say it was an honor competing with you all! I had so much fun and this was my first time doing anything even remotely like this!

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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by Zarxrax » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:36 am

Scintilla wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:25 pm
This reminds me of Otakon 2004, when a video I'd spent three months on doing frame-by-frame masking ended up coming in 2nd in the Comedy/Parody category... to the original AMV freaking Hell. :-P
My belated condolences :twisted:

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Re: WE'LL DO IT LIVE! - Otakon 2021 AMV Contest/Theater Info

Post by Zeonic Freak » Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:55 am

Hey speaking of AMV Hell, is the new one gonna happen? It's like all the info went dark on it.

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