Anime North AMV Contest 2015

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Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by AnimeNorthAMV » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:15 pm

Hello,

The Rules for the 2015 Anime North Music Video Contest have now been posted

http://www.animenorth.com/live/index.ph ... &Itemid=72

In addition Momiji's challenge for the year is an audio one: Only orchestral, and symphonic ensembles of instruments can be used for the audio of this year. No electric, synthesized music, or vocals allowed.

As always any questions can be sent to video@animenorth.com.

Best of luck to Everyone

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by Sephirothskr » Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:57 pm

May I ask, I am actually working on a video with orchestral/band kind of music. It has vocals but it's "chanting" like a chorus. Is that acceptable? They're not really saying anything.

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by AnimeNorthAMV » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:07 pm

Sadly that would count as vocals. Or at least it would be too close to vocals to be allowed for the challenge section.

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by UnluckyArtist » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Challenge accepted, i think. Gives me another reason to do a classical vid.
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by knage » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:21 pm

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by serith_moren » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:16 pm

I entered the open category, but I’m really excited to see the results for the instrumental challenge. It’s quite an innovative idea.

If any of you are attending the con, we should do a small meet up before the show!

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by flamefield » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:48 pm

Entered for both the challenge and the open! :D Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by pan_dbgt01 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:52 pm

Very sad I had to miss attempting again this year. My PC is still down......

I hope everyone has a good time :)

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by MaboroshiStudio » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:48 am

damn vacation... missed the entry deadline
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by flamefield » Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:12 am

Hey I have a technical error possibly I may have accidentally sent you guys the wrong draft of my video for Momiji's challenge O___O I was looking over my submissions and I think that you guys might've gotten not the final draft of my video but instead a temp draft that I used for my youtube video.....Can I correct this?
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by AnimeNorthAMV » Mon May 25, 2015 2:36 pm

Anime North 2015 Music Video Competition Winners

Here are the winners and Finalists of the 2015 Anime Music Video Competition! Congratulations to all our winners and participants! We had 76 Entries this year of which 17 were Novice Division (a record breaking number for that division). I want to thank all of the Participants and creators who entered. Even if your video was not a finalist, all qualifying videos were still shown at the convention in the Sunday Block. I hope to see all of you again next year. Once again thank you for entering and Congratulations to the Winners





Category Awards

• Northern Lights – Best in Show Award
Matthew Gutierrez “Anime 404”

• Momiji no Video – Judges’ Choice Award
Xophilarus “Aria of Perseverance”

• The Newbie – Novice Award
William Bennet “Can’t Hold the Boxers”

• Momiji’s Challenge
Nicolio1313 “My Neighbor Figaro-kun”
Criterion Awards

• Editing
Nicolio1313 “Anime World Tour”

• Cinematography
Tigrin “Blank Space”

• Creativity
Celia Phantomhive “The Fangirl Chronicle”

• Artistic Vision
Serith “Outcast”

Honourable Mentions

• Silver Medal – Overall Merit
Zazzle “Notice Me”

• Silver Medal – Overall Merit
Knage“Stand in the Rain”

Challenge Finalists

• How Not to Train Your Ohju … Special Ed
• Memoirs of Kaguya…NepNep
• Waltz of Baka … Oula Piipari
• Cost of Dignity … Ann Crissel Darroles
• Homura de Lune… Adam Thompson
• Bluff… Caroline Feild

Novice Finalists

• Sailor Guardians of the Galaxy… Renee Crozier
• Maritime Melodies … hamstar138
• Phoenix Rising… Fulla
• Unholy Trinity… Gina Nelson
• Ripple Through the Music… Jesse Eng
• I Can Make You Dandy… Tristan Hassan
• We’re Invincible… Freitzen VanderMuelen
• Kings and Queens… Maaz Siddiqui

Open Finalists

• Superhero … MoonlitxShadows
• We fight. We Die. Wishing doesn’t change that.… NWJ
• Siriously… Miles Klub
• Bliss… Muhammad Ali
• Rainbow Stalin Saves the World… Drew Brisco
• Notice Me… Zazzle
• Stand in the Rain… Knage
• Blank Space…. Tigrin
• Aria of Perseverance… Xophillarus
• Anime World Tour…. Nicolio1313
• Outcast… Serith
• Anime 404… Matthew Gutierrez

edit:fixed the mis print of the amv title for winner of Artistic vision
Last edited by AnimeNorthAMV on Thu May 28, 2015 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by SeNniN » Mon May 25, 2015 9:05 pm

ah.. tartar sauce. I was hoping to win something this year with bliss, but ah well.. congrats to everyone that won. :]
Anime 404 is well deserved.
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by Gippy » Wed May 27, 2015 9:42 am

I became a judge this year so I didn't enter. (Last year, I won the challenge with "Invisible Girl") All the music videos were wonderful, and I had a great time watching them!

SeNniN - I love the works of Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres per Second is one of the few 10s on my MAL list) but this year the majority of the judges seemed to favor more technical videos. My favorite AMV in the open division wasn't a category winner either, but each judge has their own tastes and experience. My Neighbor Figaro-kun was the only AMV that I rated the highest in its division that went on to win an actual award. However, in the end, I'm satisfied with the results, since everyone worked so hard on their AMVs!

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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by SeNniN » Wed May 27, 2015 8:59 pm

Gippy wrote:I became a judge this year so I didn't enter. (Last year, I won the challenge with "Invisible Girl") All the music videos were wonderful, and I had a great time watching them!

SeNniN - I love the works of Makoto Shinkai (5 Centimetres per Second is one of the few 10s on my MAL list) but this year the majority of the judges seemed to favor more technical videos. My favorite AMV in the open division wasn't a category winner either, but each judge has their own tastes and experience. My Neighbor Figaro-kun was the only AMV that I rated the highest in its division that went on to win an actual award. However, in the end, I'm satisfied with the results, since everyone worked so hard on their AMVs!
I will admit that at times I feel the judging could use some work. I find that mostly it's more on the judges taste in music and source, or complete lack of experience in judging even, rather than the actual editing it self. I've been editing for years now, and I believe I've seen and done enough editing to really tell from a quality vs okay edit. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say that I deserved anything, but it does make me wonder at times why some videos didn't get the awards they deserved, but rather it's some half baked okay amv.

This is just my opinion, no hard feelings to anyone. I know everyone works really hard on their entries, and that's exactly why better judging should be encouraged.
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Re: Anime North AMV Contest 2015

Post by flamefield » Wed May 27, 2015 9:06 pm

I'm just happy I was a finalist XD congrats to the winners!
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