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Anime Los Angeles 2015 - Finalists Posted, Winners Announced

Post by Yuusharo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:59 am

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Anime Los Angeles 2015 – AMV Contest Rules
This year will mark the 10th Anniversary of Anime Los Angeles. To celebrate this achievement, we are going to kick things off with an ALL NEW CONTEST! Here are the highlights of some of the big changes:

World of Animation – Something new we’re trying out this year - we have a brand new bonus category featuring animation from all over the world. Free yourself to an endless library of new sources and possibilities!

Open to All – You are no longer required to attend ALA in order to submit to the AMV Contest! (There will be merriment and fun awaiting you if you can, though.)

Let's get started, shall we?


Main Categories
  • Action / Adrenaline – “Go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb!” – Kamina, Gurren Laguna
    • Heart pounding excitement and adventure. Show us what you’ve got!
    Drama / Sentimental – “You've got two good legs. So get up and use them. You're strong enough to make your own path.” – Edward Eric, Fullmetal Alchemist
    • We love, we cry, we cling to the edge of our seats in suspense. What journey will you take us on?
    Upbeat / Rhythm – “Hey, yo! Check this out! It's a Moonwalk...It's a Moonwalk...Head-spin!” – TK, Angel Beats
    • Make us smile, make us sing, move our souls to the beat!
    Humor / Fun – “I'll take a potato chip...AND EAT IT!!!" – Light Yagami, Death Note
    • For the laughs, of course!
Bonus Categories
  • World of Animation – “Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel, Tangled
    • Celebrating animation from all over the globe. What new ideas will you come up with?
    Trailer / Parody – “Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride, you're in good hands.” – Gene Starwind, Outlaw Star
    • The greatest films that were never made. Leave your audience wanting more!
Note: The final categories are subject to change depending on the amount and type of entries we receive.


Entry Guidelines

Please make sure to read all of the rules before submitting an entry. Your entry may be disqualified or rejected if it does not follow all of the guidelines.

Guidelines for the Main Categories
  • Must be at least 90 seconds long and cannot exceed 7 minutes.

    You may enter one (1) video per category.

    You may enter a maximum of three (3) videos in the Main Categories.

    Your video source material must include at least 70% anime footage. This is loosely defined as animation produced by a Japanese studio that airs to a Japanese audience. Video game footage is allowed if it is produced by a Japanese-based studio.
Guidelines for World of Animation
  • You may enter one (1) video for the bonus category World of Animation. This does not count towards your maximum for the main categories.

    The animation requirement is reversed – your video source material must include at least 70% animation footage produced by a non-Japanese based studio. (Examples: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Thundercats, Gargoyles, films from that corporation with the mouse mascot…)
Guidelines for Trailer / Parody
  • You may enter one (1) video for the bonus category Trailer & Parody. This does not count towards your maximum for the main categories.

    Must be at least 30 seconds long and cannot exceed 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
Additional Guidelines
  • Video sources for all categories must not include any trademarks or logos associated with any North American studio or distributor. Examples include Disney, CBS, Fox, MPAA, etc.

    Video sources must not have any watermarks from broadcast or streaming services. Examples include Crunchyroll, Netflix, Cartoon Network, [adult swim], etc.

    Audio sources must be at least 90% music and must be considered one continuous track. This can either be a single produced track, a remix of a produced track or a “mash-up” of many audio samples to produce a new single track. Entries with a string of separate, non-continuous tracks, such as “AMV Hell” style clip shows, will not be accepted. Contact the coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.

    Trailer / Parody entries are exempt from the 90% music rule, but the audio source must be considered one continuous track or story. “AMV Hell” style clip shows will not be accepted.
Video Format

If your entry can play on an unmodified Windows PC or OS X Mac without installing additional codecs, it is acceptable.

The following formats are preferred:
  • Video: H.264

    Audio: MP3, AAC or lossless

    Framerate: 23.97/24p, 29.97/30p NTSC or 59.97/60p NTSC

    Resolution: 640x480 minimum, 1920x1080 maximum
The AMV Contest will be presented in HD, 16x9 resolution. All entries will be scaled with its aspect ratio preserved.

Entries will be screened and tested ahead of the contest for compatibility.

Disqualification Rules

Disqualified entries will not be considered for judging. However, you may still be granted early access to the AMV Contest event. You may resubmit a disqualified entry at any time before the deadline.

Your entry may be disqualified for the following reasons (subject to change, not limited to…):
  • Poor quality – Low bitrate, lots of compression artifacts, and excessive audio peaking or compressed levels may lead to disqualification.

    Adult Content – Anime Los Angeles invites fans of all ages to attend, and all content must adhere to this. Excessive violence, course language, adult situations or innuendo may lead to disqualification. This is a PG-13 / TV-14 event.

    Title screens, bumpers, subtitles or watermarks – Your entry must not have any opening intros, credits, watermarks or your own logo unless it is deemed artistically relevant to the video. Finalist entries will be presented with a uniform title and credit slide during the contest.

    Previously submitted to past Anime Los Angeles AMV Contests – You may not submit any AMV entry that has been submitted to previous years’ events. This includes entries that were submitted and did not make the finalists. Exceptions may be considered if a significant amount of changes have been made. This is solely at the discretion of the Contest Coordinator and AMV Staff. Prior notice must be given first, so contact us well before the deadline.

    Zero Edit – The AMV Coordinator and ALA Staff may disqualify any entry that is deemed to have little to no editing of original sources, also known as “zero edit.”
Rejection Rules

Rejected entries will not be considered for judging. Rejected entries may not be resubmitted. A rejection may result in a temporary or permanent ban from future AMV events.

Your entry may be rejected for the following reasons (subject to change, not limited to…):
  • Plagiarism – You may not submit an AMV that you did not make. You may not use parts of someone else’s AMV without the original creator’s explicit permission to do so. Don’t steal.

    Dishonorable Behavior – You may not engage in a way that causes grief, harm, or in any way violates the rules of the convention with AMV Contest creators, ALA Staff or ALA attendees. This includes conduct on the A-M-V.org forums, social media sites and private encounters. Don’t be a jerk.

    Dishonesty – You may not submit false, inaccurate or misleading information when submitting or discussing with the AMV Contest Coordinator or AMV Staff. This includes stating you have read all of the rules before submitting. Don’t lie.
Deadline

Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm PST on Saturday, November 29, 2014. You must fill out the online submission form and include a working download link to your entry by this date.

Entry Submission

Entries must be submitted digitally – no physical media or entry forms will be accepted. Please use an appropriate file sharing service, like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, Mediafire, etc. Please do not link to video sharing sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Submission Form: Anime Los Angeles 2015 - AMV Contest Submission Form

Contact Information

Please email any questions, comments or concerns to: amvala2015@gmail.com
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2015 - Submissions are OPEN!

Post by Yuusharo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:59 am

Changelog
  • 2014.10.01
    • Rules posted!
    2014.10.17
    • Clarified the audio source requirements
    2015.01.10
    • Finalists and Winners Posted
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Post by Yuusharo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:59 am

Finalists:

Action / Adrenaline
"Mahjong Banquet" by Magicflier & Ryokii93
"" by KeiichiFace
"" by Rider4Z
"" by kireblue
"" by Ookami
"Control The Redline" by KagatoAMV [Studio Hybrid]
"" by BecauseImBored1
"" by PieandBeer & Amaterasu [Tsunderbird Studios]

Drama / Sentimental
"" by PieandBeer [Tsunderbird Studios]
"" by Ookami
"Alice" by Nekokitkat
"Story of Our Lives" by Sprinkle Sprankles
"" by Ardamaeus
"Our Season Encounters" by Magicflier
"" by Rider4Z
"" by Ryvannis

Upbeat / Rhythm
"" by SasukeChanx
"Anything Can Happen" by Nekokitkat
"" by Dvl-Jigen
"" by BecauseImBored1
"Miss Independent" by Obsidian Zero
"" by PieandBeer [Tsunderbird Studios]
"" by Ryvannis
"" by Unlucky Artist

World of Animation
"Fowl Play" by Rider4Z
"What Are We Fighting For?" by Maguma
"The Story" by l33tmeatwad
"Forever Is A Long, Long Time" by Amaterasu
"Pride and Power" by OnyxAMVs

Humor / Fun
"" by MycathatesyouAMV
"" by Lark [1MoonGoddess7]
"" by Unlucky Artist
"Ship Happens" Vivifx

Trailer / Parody
" by Ryvannis
"Hounnouji Rim" by Maguma
" by Rider4Z
" by MycathatesyouAMV
" by l33tmeatwad
" by Ookami
" by MinetChan
" by kireblue

Winners:

Action / Adrenaline: Eternal Salvation [Rider4Z]
Drama / Sentimental: User Distortion [Rider4Z]
Upbeat / Rhythm: Miss Independent [Obsidian Zero]
World of Animation: Forever Is A Long, Long Time [Amaterasu]
Humor / Fun: Ship Happens [Vivifx]
Trailer / Parody: Juno [MinetChan]

Judges' Choice: Ship Happens [Vivifx]

Creators' Choice: Hearts & Houses [Ryvannis]

Coordinator's Choice: Anything Can Happen [nekokitkat]

Best In Show: Ship Happens [Vivifx]
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Post by BladEra123 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:05 am

Will submit my AMVs, sounds fun :)
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Post by Yuusharo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:11 am

Thanks! Tell your friends. :D
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Post by BladEra123 » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:23 am

I sent in around 2-3 AMVs I assume, please check them out and let me know if more information would be needed or not :)
And I will surely spread it around with my buddies! Cheers.
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Re: Anime Los Angeles 2015 - Submissions are OPEN!

Post by Rider4Z » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:05 am

about time! I should have something new for this...

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Post by Yuusharo » Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:26 am

Rider4Z wrote:about time! I should have something new for this...
Apologies for the late notice. I had hoped to get these up much, much sooner, but life has a funny way of piling stuff on ya ^_^;.

I made sure to give everyone two months to enter. Can't wait to see what kind of entries and feedback we get!
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Post by The_McLaughlin » Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:58 pm

I think I may submit something to this. Also the World of Animation category sounds fun, I taught my self how to edit with shows that weren't anime back in the day since that was all I could get my hands on... maybe I'll do something like that again for it (Now I have the DVD's of that old footage so it would be pretty cool to maybe revisit my roots so to speak.) also I have a current AMV that's probably 85 percent done, maybe this will encourage me to finish it. We shall see.

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Post by Rider4Z » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:39 pm

well done on the rules :up: very clear and easy to understand.

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Post by Scintilla » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:47 am

One thing: how are the winners decided -- prejudged or audience voted?
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Post by Yuusharo » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:04 pm

Scintilla wrote:One thing: how are the winners decided -- prejudged or audience voted?
Finalists will be determined by a panel of judges after the deadline has past. The audience will vote for the winners of each category and for Best in Show. Additional awards may be decided ahead of time, such Judge's Favorite and Coordinator's Choice. I'm still working on those details.

Winners will be posted here after they are announced during the Masquerade event on Saturday night. No more months-long delay getting that out to you guys. :sweat:
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Post by Sephirothskr » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:03 pm

-sees the 7 minute limit- Hell yeah! Time to enter a long video xD

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Post by BladEra123 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:21 am

Sephirothskr wrote:-sees the 7 minute limit- Hell yeah! Time to enter a long video xD
OMG That is so like me xD
I just entered a 5 min video for action lol!
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Post by Sephirothskr » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:59 am

6 and a half for action here :P cya on the battlefield

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