AMV League Season 5 News Thread - SEASON 5 BEGINS!

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AMV League Season 5 News Thread - SEASON 5 BEGINS!

Post by Pathos Prime » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:49 am

AMV League Official Events - Season 5 (2018-2019)

Tsubasacon - Huntington, WV - Deadline: Sep. 26, 2018 - Submit Video
Anime North Texas - Fort Worth, TX - Deadline: Nov. 7, 2018 - Submit Video
Yama-Con - Pigeon Forge, TN - Deadline: Nov. 21, 2018 - Submit Video
Ikkicon - Austin, TX - Deadline: Dec. 19, 2018 - Submit Video
Ohayocon - Columbus, OH - Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019 - Submit Video
Sabaku Con - Albuquerque, NM - Deadline: May 1, 2019 - Submit Video
Con-Nichiwa - Tucson, AZ - Deadline: June 12, 2019 - Submit Video
Akaicon - Nashville, TN - Deadline: July 17, 2019 - Submit Video

July 28, 2019 - Eastern Division Regional Championships - Nashville, TN
TBA - Western Division Regional Championships
Aug. 31, 2019 - AMV League National Championships - San Antonio, TX
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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:49 am

AMV League Season 4 Nationals

#1 - BEST AMV OF THE YEAR - "Fullmetal Hamilton: An Amestrian Musical" by Miracle Falcon (JUDGE'S FAVORITE - KIDD)
#2 - RUNNER-UP - "Down the Road" by DopplerDo
#3 - 2ND RUNNER-UP - "daydream | return" by ZephyrStar (BEST CONCEPT, BEST TECHNICAL, MOST REWATCHABLE)

#4 - "Psiodyne" by AlbinoPlant (BEST FLOW/EDITING)
#5 - "Sanity Test" by DopplerDo (BEST SYNC)
#6 - "You Will Never Leave Me..." by Maboroshi Studio (BEST EMOTION)
#7 - "Take Pills" by Bry__ (BEST AESTHETICS)
#8 - "GOD" by Viceroy Royer
#9 - "Destiny" by DAPSEpako
#10 - "Language of Love" by Cirera & Korppari (JUDGE'S FAVORITE - PATHOS)

#11 - "Conquer Your Girl" by AntaresHeart07
#12 - "Outlawz of the Galaxy Vol. 2" by Speedy180
#13 - "Dentelle" by Iren S.S.
#14 - "Turbo Killer" by Epitome
#15 - "Deep Blue" by DopplerDo
#16 - "Psycho" by PaNTSU oF d00m
#17 - "S is for Sadistic" by Kyci
#18 - "Hell of a Feeling" by Shorisquared
#19 - "Bonnyworld" by Unlucky Artist
#20 - "Eternal Existence" by Vhenrik

#21 - "Bloom" by SliceofLife
#22 - "Pieces of You" by Mysunsai
#23 - "Might of Horus" by Sean.PNG
#24 - "Everybody Wants to :3 the World" by Kirbygal
#25 - "Blinding Light" by PaNTSU oF d00m
#26 - "Goku: Ragnarok" by Unlucky Artist
#27 - "Maple Leaves" by Bry__
#28 - "Incarnation" by Epitome
#29 - "Forgiven" by Dissonant Studios
#30 - "The Other Side of the TV" by Sephirothskr

#31 - "Let it Go ft. Todoroki Shouto" by Ivordes Greenleaf
#32 - "Eat Me" by Sogesnake
#33 - "Desperado" by DopplerDo
#34 - "Tra La LAAAA!" by Kirbygal
#35 - "Petal Dance" by PaNTSU oF d00m
#36 - "Descent" by DopplerDo
#37 - "Best Protag" by KeiichiFace
#38 - "Deku to Hero" by Ivordes Greenleaf
#39 - "Halharl Aihtikak" by MrShmucker
#40 - "Lost Soul" by Sephirothskr

#41 - "School Lives" by FT AMVs
#42 - "Chase" by Pysh
#43 - "Wrong" by Joy's AMV
#44 - "Head Full of Shadows" by Epitome
#45 - "Corporate Panda" by PaNTSU oF d00m
#46 - "The War Has Begun" by StudioVideoHome
#47 - "Disappear Here" by DopplerDo
#48 - "You're the Only One" by cneq
#49 - "Freak = Me" by AngelMaeVictory
#50 - "SINK!" by Mekorjhan
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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:21 pm

We think it's time to retire that old thread that has served us well the past three years. Because AMV League Season 4 is here, bigger and better than ever!

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And we've listened to all the feedback we've gotten from editors, so with the new season comes new rules - meant to make this the most amazing year of AMV League yet!

Changes for Season 4:

1. We are renaming the General category to "Fun/Upbeat." This is for a couple of reasons. First, the word "General" was confusing to some editors, making then unsure of what type of videos to submit. Second, some folks were using the "General" category as a way to sneak in a second Action or Drama submission. And finally, most importantly, we are once again accepting Comedy videos in each main contest - these videos should be submitted to the Fun/Upbeat category. (Note: We are also accepting Trailer videos in each main contest once again; these should be submitted to Action, Drama, or Fun/Upbeat as the editor sees fit.)

2. We understand that the whole "one shot" nature of AMV League has a tendency to make some editors reluctant to submit, so in addition to Best Action, Best Drama, and Best Fun/Upbeat, we will be sending one Honorable Mention from each contest to the Nationals as well. The Honorable Mention will be defined as "the highest scoring video that did not win a Best in Category award." In addition, the two "Wild Card" videos added to the Nationals at the end of the year will no longer be chosen by us, but will be the two highest-scoring videos overall that have not yet made it into the Nationals. Between these two rules changes, we feel that it will remove some subjectivity from the contests and make it more fair to editors - good videos that score well will rise to the top, even if they were unlucky enough to be submitted to a crowded contest.

3. HUGE! CASH! PRIZES!! So, remember how we used to send certificates to every AMV League winner? And remember how quickly shipping those things around the world bankrupted us? (Seriously, sending a package to Brazil is expeeeeeeeeeensive.) Well, we've found a solution. Each Best in Category Winner from an AMV League Event will now receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card! Honorable Mentions will receive a $5 Amazon e-Gift Card. These can be sent electronically, eliminating the need for packaging and shipping a physical item. Ok, $10 isn't a HUGE cash prize, but we think it's a nice pot-sweetener. There will be a bigger prize for winners at the Season 4 Nationals this year, but we're still working out with San Japan exactly what that prize is going to be.

4. We are eliminating the X-Factor judgment criterion to remove more subjectivity from the equation. "Special Effects" has reverted to "Technical Prowess" and will now include video issues such as aspect ratio, encoding, and rendering.

5. Finally, our scoring system is changing - each category will now be out of 20 points rather than 10. This will allow for more fine tuning when it comes to judging, and make it so minor flaws no longer knock a whopping 10% deduction out of a video's category score.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Org excited about AMV League Season 4, and we can't wait to see all your incredible videos!

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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:39 pm

Hey League Fans - When you get a chance, pop over to our newly updated Browse All Entries page! We've got a nicer, easier to read, easier to sort spreadsheet in there that will allow all of y'all to see at a glance what videos you've submitted, popular (and occasionally overdone) ideas and combinations, and find that one video that you know you saw somewhere but can't remember where.

Search by AMV Title, Editor, Audio Source, Audio Artist, Animation Source, Contest, and Season.

We've got all of 2014-2015 in there now, and we'll be updating that gradually as my wrists heal from all that data entry. X_X

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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:41 am

*blows dust off news thread

Wow, haven't seen THIS in a while.

But we've got some Nationals-related news here! We've gone through our pasts scores and found our two Wild Card videos - the two highest scoring videos among all non-winners this Season.

"Psycho" by PaNTSU oF d00m (Ohayocon)

and

"Blinding Light" by, uh... PaNTSU oF d00m! (Yama-Con)

So, uh... TWO big hands for PaNTSU oF d00m, I guess. ^__^

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In other news, with these two wild cards and the four winners from San Japan's qualifier tomorrow, we have a whopping FIFTY videos qualifying for this year's nationals, which altogether add up to roughly 3 hours of footage... which we only have two hours to show.

Which brings me to the bad news - We're only gonna have time to show the top 25 videos in the Nationals in their entirely. We've put together a montage of the 25 videos between #50 - #26, which we'll be showing before the top 25.

We're realizing that as AMV League continues to grow, this is gonna become more of an issue. And we know what we're gonna do about it too ;)

Stay tuned for our impending Season 5 announcement, which should come right after San Japan... :)

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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 pm

Just HAVE to share Doppler's ridiculous title card from this year's Nationals introduction video... ^_^

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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by DopplerDo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:50 pm

Geez, that is crazy to look at all at once. What an awesome year :D!! Thanks for the spectacular time and for all of the effort you guys put into the events! This is pretty darn cool :D!

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Re: AMV League Season 4 News Thread

Post by Pathos Prime » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:15 pm

And Season 4 is finally in the bag! Check out the (largely unexpected) winners from this year's AMV League Nationals! Congratulations to all who made it through!

http://amvleague.com/2018-nationals.html

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Re: AMV League Season 5 News Thread - SEASON 5 BEGINS!

Post by Pathos Prime » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:00 pm

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AMV League Season 5 Begins Now!

We've got two big changes to announce for Season 5!

First off, some of you may have noticed that AMV League has grown so much that we had a whopping FIFTY videos qualify for this year's Nationals, meaning that we only got to show about half of them. So what we're doing this year is making AMV League into a three-tier tournament!

We're dividing our events into Western and Eastern Divisions, and videos that win Qualifier events at the individual convention level will now move on to the AMV League Regional Championship for their Division, and then the top 10 videos from each Division will then move on to the AMV League Nationals! This year's Eastern Division Regionals will be held (along with a first-time AMV League Qualifier) at AkaiCon in Nashville, TN next July! The venue for the Western Division Regionals will be announced once that's finalized. The Nationals will be held at San Japan on Labor Day weekend, as always. :)

Second, AMV League is rolling out audience voting! We'll be putting a poll on amvleague.com after each AMV League event and allowing people to vote for whichever video they liked the best. The polls will close the Sunday of the convention, and whichever video has the most votes will win the Audience Choice award for that event! Please note, for Season 5, Audience Choice winners will not receive a prize or move on to the Regionals (unless, of course, they also win a Best or Honorable Mention) - this is largely an experiment to see how well it goes. ^^

We're looking forward to seeing all your amazing videos and to making AMV League bigger and better than ever!

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