Anime Mid Atlantic 2011 AMV Contest - FINALISTS!

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Anime Mid Atlantic 2011 AMV Contest - FINALISTS!

Post by Deuce Loosely » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:45 pm

FOLLOW THE TREAD TO PAGE 8 FOR THE LIST!

ONLINE ENTRIES ONLY!

Online entry deadline - Sunday, May 29th, 2011 11:59 PM EST
There will be NO EXTENSION beyond this date!
All entries MUST be submitted no later then this.
Any entry arriving any later will not be considered, so make sure to get them in ASAP!!!


Contact the AMV Coordinator: amv@animemidatlantic.com for more information.


You can also contact the assistant DH: deuceloosely4711@gmail.com
Please use Megaupload or any reputable upload site and send the download link to both email addresses (for security and safety...and greater justice).

AMV Categories

There will be six categories this year.
Drama
Romance
Action
Comedy
UpBeat / Dance
Most Annoying

(Yes, it's back for another year. Here is where you create a video that, in whatever way, annoys the viewers as much as possible. It can be bad editing (although not recommended), an annoying song, irritatingly repetitive video scenes,...use your imagination. Think of the most annoying thing you can do for a AMV to torture the viewers with. Look up HalOfBorg "AniBad" for an example.)

The audience will vote for the top videos in each category as well as Best in Show.
Our hand-selected panel of judges and the convention chairman choose our special Judge’s favorite and Chairman’s Awards respectively.
So, in summary...
Best of Category (one for each of the six)
Best of Show
Judge's Choice Award (our judging panel's award for best overall video)
Coordinator's Choice
Con Chair's Award


Once the deadline passes and we have all our entries, the AMV staff will screen them all to determine the field of finalists.

The screening will utilize a fairly strict scoring system.
Your entry must pass a quality check (sound clarity and video quality, mainly) and then it will be judged on several technical factors, although entertainment value is extremely important. No one on the screening panel will be shown or told the name / identity of any of the submissions' editors. Once all the numbers are in, the math will be done and the highest-scoring entries will pass on to the finals (posted within a week of the convention).


Submission Form

You must include a separate form for each AMV that you submit.
It must accompany the download link in the email you send.
The form should be nothing more then a normal .txt file that contains the following information:

- Full legal name
- Nickname / Studio name (if applicable)
- Mailing address
- Telephone number (including area code)
- Email address
- Title of AMV
- Song title(s) and artist(s)
- Name of source video footage
- Category
You must include ALL of that information before your video will be considered for the contest. If you are unsure about any of the information please look it up, as it is all crucial information.
Please name your files in this format:
video: “your name – video title.avi”
info: “your name – video title.txt”

Submission Format

All submissions must meet the following standards:
- 720 x 480 resolution
- 29.97 fps -OR- 23.976 fps with 3:2 pulldown
- Non-Interlaced video (Progressive scan)
- 48000 Hz audio (two-channel stereo)
The following formats will be accepted, provided that they meet the above standards:
Video:
- MPEG 1 or 2
- HuffYUV avi
- Uncompressed avi
- Divx avi
- Xvid avi
- MP4’s
Audio:
- Uncompressed wav (PCM)
- MPEG audio (mp3, mp2, etc.)

AMV Rules

1) All entries *MUST* conform to the formats listed above.

2) NO BUMPERS or CREDITS will be permitted! We will provide title screens to introduce each entry for the finals.

3) A maximum of three submissions per person, one per category, is allowed.

4) Entries must be at least 1 minute in length and not to exceed 5:30 minutes running time. They must contain at least 75% Japanese animation. Live action is allowed as long as your video remains mostly anime / video game. If you do use video game sources, make sure they are Japanese-produced.

5a) Submissions should be no more than 6 months old or close to it.
5b) Anti-trolling rules are in effect. Do not enter a video if it has won three major awards (best of category and best in show). If you enter several contests and your video wins its third award after the AMA submission deadline has passed, it will NOT count against you.

6) This contest will be viewed by a general audience (all-ages) so try and maintain a PG-rating. Absolutely NO sexual content, excessive violence, or profanity will be permitted.

7a) Dubbed sound from licensed commercial translation is NOT allowed.
7b) Your video will be disqualified if there are any logos, watermarks, or fan-produced subtitles. You ARE allowed to produce your own subtitles.

8) All entries must be accompanied by a completely filled-out submission form. (see above) We can't stress this enough!

9) All submitted materials become the property of Anime Mid Atlantic, and are non-returnable.

10) Submissions with significant audio or visual degradation will not be accepted. (Hint: do not make AMVs with downloaded video or poor-sounding audio.)

11) Prizes will be presented during a formal award show on Sunday. If the contestant is not attending the convention or must leave before the award show, their awards will be mailed out after the convention courtesy of Anime Mid Atlantic. Please allow 4-6 weeks maximum for delivery.

12) Copies of the contest will not be available due to legal concerns.

13) Anime Mid Atlantic is not responsible for lost, stolen, misdirected, or damaged entries, prizes, etc.

14) We reserve the right to reject any video for any reason. Rules are subject to change. If any major changes are necessary to make your entry suitable for screening, we will contact you as soon as possible.

15) All members of the Anime Mid Atlantic AMV Staff are prohibited from entering this contest. They may still submit their videos to be shown during the non-competitive exhibition.

If you have any questions, email genestarwind21122@yahoo.com or
deuceloosely4711@gmail.com for more details.

I realize this is short notice and we sincerely apologize for the delay in opening the contest. Bring us your best and tell your friends who edit AMVs that we're up and running.

Now...GO!
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Post by SammySamaProductions » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:26 am

I've been working on a torture entry...so it's good to see it was actually decided on. ^_^ I personally am having a hard time finishing it for it is driving ME crazy! Thanks Deuce for getting us the rules and info, I was beginning to worry ^_^
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Post by moonbunnychan » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:40 am

Was thinking of making something for the torture one but just watched the Anibad one, and it's somehow so simultaneously brilliant and terrible I don't know I could ever come up with anything that could hold a candle to it lol
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Post by ibabrak » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:03 pm

Yeah also considering the Audience torture genre. Seems like fun :)
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Post by HalOfBorg » Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:30 pm

Having just finished "The Lost Episode", it's time to become annoying once again. I just hope it's annoying enough!

Oh - and how COOL to be mentioned in the rules! :)

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Re: Anime Mid Atlantic 2011 AMV Contest RULES

Post by Deuce Loosely » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:30 am

I know we just got started but I'm anxious to build the tension.
We already have two Drama and two Annoying.
I'll try to keep you all updated on the numbers so we will have a better chance of properly filling each category...
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Post by HalOfBorg » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:28 am

Well, lets say about 2.3 annoying. :)
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Re: Anime Mid Atlantic 2011 AMV Contest RULES

Post by SammySamaProductions » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:48 am

is there a limit to how many series you want us to list in the AMV form before we just put down "various" or do you want us to list ALL of them?
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Post by Deuce Loosely » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:14 pm

SammySamaProductions wrote:is there a limit to how many series you want us to list in the AMV form before we just put down "various" or do you want us to list ALL of them?
If there's one or two titles, we can list them both.
Three or more and we go with "various."
You don't have to list them all in that case.
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Post by Shin-AMV » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:30 pm

I dunno if I missed it, but how many entries can we submit? One per category or is there a lower maximum?

Also for the torture category are you saying I can submit a 5 second audio clip looped for 5 minutes and 30 seconds? :twisted:
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Post by Rider4Z » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:55 pm

i'm in :up:
tehninjaness wrote:I dunno if I missed it, but how many entries can we submit? One per category or is there a lower maximum?
3) A maximum of three submissions per person, one per category, is allowed.

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Post by CodeZTM » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:21 pm

Considering entering, but any word on my prize from last year? :sweat:

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Post by SammySamaProductions » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:06 pm

Deuce Loosely wrote:
SammySamaProductions wrote:is there a limit to how many series you want us to list in the AMV form before we just put down "various" or do you want us to list ALL of them?
If there's one or two titles, we can list them both.
Three or more and we go with "various."
You don't have to list them all in that case.

That's what I thought but just wanted to make sure. Working on a new Action-ish video and if it gets finished before the deadline I'll enter it. But so far I've used like 20-25 different titles. I'd be more than happy to list them for you if you'd needed it. I tend to mark down what I use as I use it for those on YouTube who go "hey what's that?" and so I don't forget ^_^
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Re: Anime Mid Atlantic 2011 AMV Contest RULES

Post by Deuce Loosely » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:29 pm

CodeZTM wrote:Considering entering, but any word on my prize from last year? :sweat:
... :shock:
Really?
My DH (Gene) is the one who is accountable for it.
*grumbles*
I'm taking over award dispersal starting this year.
The main reason I'm having people send us both their entries is so I know I'll have the shipping info on hand rather than having to wait for someone to give it to me.
That and two people putting the show together work better than one.

Anyway, I apologize on behalf of my DH and the AMA AMV department of 2010.
I'll get on him Saturday (AMA staff meeting) about it. :?
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Post by HalOfBorg » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:26 am

Do I email my entry to the AMV coordinator or to one of the other emails?
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