Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info - FINALISTS!

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Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info - FINALISTS!

Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:58 am

AMV CONTEST INFO
We received 112 entries this year. Deliberations were fierce, but here are the finalists...and everyone else for that matter. Only listing the studio names in case the creators want to keep their entries a secret. It's not required to, though, so chat away.

All entrants that are not disqualified are entitled to 3 creator ribbons (for yourself and 2 friends). These ribbons give you access to priority seating in both rooms for the Friday and Saturday AMV Contest screenings, as well as priority seating for the AMV Contest Awards presentation. Priority seating means that you can skip the line for these events, and your row is reserved. These are not Otakon memberships, you still need to have an Otakon membership to attend.

There were several videos we know won awards prior to the award deadline, but we determined that those awards were not "major" enough to warrant cutting said videos. Lest anyone think that I'm playing favorites, I'm not. There was literally a video about boobs that I had to cut due to it winning "Best Comedy" elsewhere. It was a very sad day. The awards rule isn't designed to cut as many videos as we can. I get no joy from removing our best entries, but it's the best way that we have right now to find the middle ground between "every other contest" and "NO HUMAN EYES CAN EVER HAVE BEEN LAID UPON THIS VIDEO UNTIL THE CON". If you won a major award yet somehow survived the culling, congrats. You beat the system. No takebacks.

AMV Contest FINALISTS
alchemyminiAMV
Aly-san
AngelMaeVictory
BecauseImBored1
BleachShippu5678
Cosmic Cuttlefish
CPT Kawaii
DAPSEpako
DopplerDo
Dragontamer
Fatal Editz
GloryQuestor
James Blond
JanikaChan & Trenzilla
Kazemon15
Kireblue
MadMegatax
Merō-tachi Studios (Cirera & Kira)
Mycathatesyou69
Obsidian Zero
Opner
PaNTSU oF d00m
PerkyPastry
Pixelblended Studios (Xophilarus)
Ramen Noodle Productions
Rider4Z
Rybicka AMV
Shin
shorisquared
somaticjester
Spartan Media Productions
Speedy180
SSGWNBTD
Studio le Croc
TheDestineeAMV
Tsunderbird Studios (Bimyou)
Valter RCP
Warlike Cygnet
ZephyrStar

AMV Contest NON-FINALISTS
'Kap
"Chosen" Productions
[Under The Box Productions] (Davis 51)
[Under The Box Productions] (Krigen)
888WolfStar
Aquiline Studios (Cyanna)
Aquiline Studios (Scintilla)
Arctic Tribe
Armed and Out of Medication Productions
BasharOfTheAges
Brad DeMoss
Brian Auxier
Bry__
CamiChan19
Casual-Swimmer
Chris Eng
Cneq
Dandy
DJ Jonny Blaze
drewaconclusion
Elv
EmberFox
EnQuatre
Erik Heckert
Erika Furudo
FOURth Day
FT
GhetAMV
Grocerystorephobic
Haley
Heshan
Hip Hop Anime
Ikuna
JakeWhyman
King Redeem
Lelani
luvluna
MalkyTop
MiraKayla
Mysunsai
narujun
NepNep
Nuke
Otaku Lounge Productions
Pasta Sauce Productions
Pikapwn
Pokechan
Pwncakes42
RockAndCedar Studios
rydencyborg
SaminatorDavis
Sean.PNG
ShadyMacro
Soltaru
SpookyYuki
Studio Hawk
TehPhoenix
The Universal Donor
TheMightyMic
Toon Addict Productions
Tsunderbird Studios (PieAndBeer)
Tsunderbird Studios (Tsunderbird Seth)
xanniechan_
Zandersen
Zane Kordich

Too Good for Otakon (major award winners)
LapuLapu - Best in Show - ACen 2018
ProjectTwinsAMV - Best Romance - Con-Nichiwa 2018
TheAsian777 - Best Drama - Anime Detour 2018
Tsunderbird Studios (Keiichiface) - Best Comedy - MTAC 2018

Disqualified
CrystalMoon7290
hadez
Widiot Studios

AMV Contest Rules
Official AMV Contest rules are here:
https://www.otakon.com/activities/amv-contest/
We are open for submissions RIGHT NOW. If the rules change, and suddenly your submitted video would not be compliant with them, you will be given ample time to make corrections as necessary.
Two significant changes this year:
1) We will accept entries that were sent in on a previous year, yet did not make the final cut. Always have, ever since I started running the contest. What has changed this year is that if the same video has been featured as a non-finalist more than twice already, it will be disqualified. For example, if you sent us a video in 2015, it did not make finals, you sent us the same video (or a recut version of the same video) in 2017 (it took you two years to clean it up, can't rush perfection!), and that too did not make the final cut, if you send us the same video (or recut version of the same video) in 2018, it will be disqualified. This is to prevent people from sending the same entry year after year, just to score a reserved seat.
2) We will accept download links to your video this year. Please be CERTAIN that your video is ready to download when you submit your form. Do not submit your form 3 months early, and then change your video the day of the deadline and ask us to re-download it. The submission form has been updated with a line to provide a download link. Providing a link is optional. Tradition FTP/snail mail services are still offered.

AMV Theater
It's back. Same location as last year (WEWCC 144ABC).
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Kireblue » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 am

VicBond007 wrote:General Rules
*Each entrant is allowed to submit one (1) submission to the OTAKON® AMV Contest.

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Was hoping for a 2nd entry this year, but I guess that means I'll just focus on my main one

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Postby Scintilla » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:14 am

The Rules wrote:Anti-Trolling Policy: If your entry has won a major categorical award, First Place or Best in Show at any convention that has screened their contest before June 7th 2018 (yes, this is a Thursday),...

AnimeNEXT appreciates your continued support! :D

And with the deadline being so late, Cy and I might have enough time after AnimeNEXT to be able to pull something together...
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Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 am

Kireblue wrote:
VicBond007 wrote:General Rules
*Each entrant is allowed to submit one (1) submission to the OTAKON® AMV Contest.

Was hoping for a 2nd entry this year, but I guess that means I'll just focus on my main one


We're seeing what removing the technological hurdle does for submission numbers this year. Allowing multiple submissions has been an idea that's been on the table for a while, and it still is, but we don't want to open up the floodgates and get buried under 12 hours of content with insufficient time to screen them.
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Tigrin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:47 pm

*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

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Postby VicBond007 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Tigrin wrote:*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

There might have been certain issues last year that prevented these from going out after Otakon...
You haven't been forgotten. I'll be taking care of the trophies soon.
IIRC, only 1st place is going to get stuff in the mail. Our secondary prizes were pretty bad last year. Like, off-sized Otakon 2015 T-shirt, bad. I don't even think I took them home after the con was done. We'll be back to normal this year in regards to swag. Trophies are safe though!
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Postby shorisquared » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:05 pm

Your entry must be primarily anime and/or video game footage. The exception to this rule is a live-action adaptation of an anime or video-game, intended for television broadcast or release to movie theaters. Such live-action adaptations will be accepted without penalty.

This still saddens me especially after 2016 when I couldn't get Overwatchmen considered. :cry:
But I get it.
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Postby Tigrin » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:02 pm

VicBond007 wrote:
Tigrin wrote:*rolls into the thread* I didn't ever get my award from last year, did you send it out? :<

There might have been certain issues last year that prevented these from going out after Otakon...
You haven't been forgotten. I'll be taking care of the trophies soon.
IIRC, only 1st place is going to get stuff in the mail. Our secondary prizes were pretty bad last year. Like, off-sized Otakon 2015 T-shirt, bad. I don't even think I took them home after the con was done. We'll be back to normal this year in regards to swag. Trophies are safe though!


Okay, thanks! I've got a spot on my shelf waiting for that trophy. ;)

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Postby Rider4Z » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:37 pm

Tigrin wrote:Okay, thanks! I've got a spot on my shelf waiting for that trophy. ;)

I need one too...

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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Studio Hawk » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:14 am

Is there a pre-screening for editors or chance to sit in on the judging? I vaguely remember folks talking about one last year at the editors' dinner. Also - I'm at work on my submission :D

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Postby Davis 51 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:23 pm

My submission is in the works. Gonna be a couple of sleepless weekends, as usual. Gonna be my first AMV testing out Vegas 15. :)
Under The Box Productions is my studio.
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Postby TnAdct1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:15 pm

Davis 51 wrote:My submission is in the works. Gonna be a couple of sleepless weekends, as usual. Gonna be my first AMV testing out Vegas 15. :)

Meanwhile, while my Otakon video is already sent, I'm currently working on my first video on Vegas 14 (with me trying to figure out how to replicate a lens flare effect for a la the source of my current project). :sweat:

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Postby dragontamer5788 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:32 am

TnAdct1 wrote:
Davis 51 wrote:My submission is in the works. Gonna be a couple of sleepless weekends, as usual. Gonna be my first AMV testing out Vegas 15. :)

Meanwhile, while my Otakon video is already sent, I'm currently working on my first video on Vegas 14 (with me trying to figure out how to replicate a lens flare effect for a la the source of my current project). :sweat:


First AMV on Vegas 15 here, and also my new computer rig in general :-). Finally upgraded my 7-year old rig to something modern.

Shiny new stuff is great. When it works. :-( Lets just say that the last few week really taught me how to test for RAM errors.

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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info

Postby Cirera » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:25 am

:bzz: I applaud this rule. :bzz2:
If your entry has won a major categorical award, First Place or Best in Show at any convention that has screened their contest before June 7th 2018 (yes, this is a Thursday), then your entry will be automatically be entered into the OTAKON® AMV Contest as a "non-finalist" (this is different than being disqualified!).


That one time I won something, now I can't submit it anymore.
I'll try to whip something decent up before the deadline. |:>

How many videos did Otakon's contest receive last year?
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Postby Kireblue » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:06 am

Cirera wrote::bzz: I applaud this rule. :bzz2:
If your entry has won a major categorical award, First Place or Best in Show at any convention that has screened their contest before June 7th 2018 (yes, this is a Thursday), then your entry will be automatically be entered into the OTAKON® AMV Contest as a "non-finalist" (this is different than being disqualified!).


That one time I won something, now I can't submit it anymore.
I'll try to whip something decent up before the deadline. |:>

How many videos did Otakon's contest receive last year?

From last year's thread
VicBond007 wrote:Sixty...
eight.


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