Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by Silent Hero Studios » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 pm

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Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:07 pm
For those who haven't been around AX as long I thought it'd be good to share this with y'all. I started attending AX and the AMV Contest in 2004. There were 2 more coordinators before Troy took over in 2012 and both left because AX screwed them over.

The first was James (I don't know who the coordinator was before him). He left after the 2007 long beach fiasco where main events was full of concerts that day and each performer kept going beyond their allotted timeslot delaying each following act. The venue for main events was under contract to be used by AX until midnight. Because of the delays the AMV contest didn't start until 11pm. That meant James couldn't show the entire contest. And instead of explaining to the crowd what actually happened, he was told to say he "lost" the discs (which was how the show was run then) that contained 3 of the categories. So he only played the AmTV category to a group of 2000 people who had been waiting in line for hours. Fortunately he was able to secure a smaller venue two mornings later to play the whole show but they would only have time to tally the creator votes.

Enter Michael in 2008 who was very ecstatic about AMVs. He was also in a paid division at AX under entertainment. Everything went smoothly for him until April 2012 when he announced his sudden departure. I was shocked. Especially being that close to the convention and the AMV submissions already well under way. Well, you may know April is tax month. And Michael found out very suddenly that he owed a large amount of money to the IRS because of a mistake on AX's accounting - which they have never rectified to this day.

Troy had always been involved with the AMV contest, being a judge and working with the coordinators, instead of just dumping the contest (which he'd have every right to do imo) Michael had the courtesy to pull Troy in to take over. He just gave Troy one specific piece of advice and that was to bring in someone to keep him in check (cuz troy can be a bit anal about some things but we love him anyway). Enter Vlad.

In 2012 Troy and Vlad took over running the AMV contest, renaming it the AMV Competition, and from that very first year up until 2018 the level of production quality took a major jump and stayed that way. Very few hiccups ever occurred and the ones that did were minor and addressed immediately with complete transparency to the audience. If they made a booboo they admitted it.

Troy and Vlad lasted 7 years, with the help of recruiting Jason in the middle, running this show. They were consistent and passionate. Vlad brought us the ever popular AMV room that I took up residence in most the time either running panels or just chilling.

And now they're gone. Why? Because AX wanted to fix something that wasn't broken? All through a veil of bureaucratical bullshit? The AMV team was understandably tired, but willing to leave gracefully and pass the torch into capable hands. But instead AX took the torch directly from their hands and shouted through a megaphone "ANYBODY WANT THIS?"

"Going in a new direction." Liars. You know nothing of AMVs so you know nothing of their direction.

If I hadn't decided before this all went down to drop AX like a bad habit, this would have done it. Ungrateful for YEARS of hard work and dedication.
Freakin' amen to that!! :up: :evil:
But aside from that, do you know the real reason why they decided to shut AX down completely?
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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by TnAdct1 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 pm

AX Contest Winners (courtesy of @Midnight_Center)

Best Action: Legends Never Die
Best Comedy & Humor: It's Easy M'Kay
Best Drama: MIA
Best Fun & Play: One Step Ahead
Best Rhythm & Beat: hypnotic DollTrance
Best Sentiments: The Pure Imagination of Hayao Miyazaki

Audience Choice: Plus Ultra Bodywash
Best in Show: hypnotic DollTrance
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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by Rider4Z » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:11 pm

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by XStylus » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Rider4Z wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:11 pm
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We could never ignore you, Rider. :P
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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by seasons » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:59 am

TnAdct1 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Best Action: Legends Never Die
well that really narrows it down

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by TnAdct1 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:17 am

seasons wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:59 am
TnAdct1 wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Best Action: Legends Never Die
well that really narrows it down
Tell me about it. Given the minimal nature of the ballot, the only other information I have on the video is the creator (PleePlee), which does make it hard when trying to find these AMV's on Youtube.

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by Rider4Z » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:24 am

We're so spoiled now with fully credited take home ballots.

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by Kazemon15 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:28 am

Not even the anime listed on said ballots? =/ I was hoping to check them out. Guess not...

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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by XStylus » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:54 am

Don't say I never did nothin' for you guys. j/k

Best Action:
Legends Never Die - By Plee Plee
("Legends Never Die" by Against the Current - [Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works])

Best Comedy & Humor:
It's Easy M'Kay - By Maboroshi Studio
("It's Easy M'kay" from South Park Movie - [My Hero Academia])

Best Drama:
MIA - By May Tjhang
("Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray - [Violet Evergarden])

Best Fun & Play:
One Step Ahead - by Auto AMVs
("One Jump Ahead" from Aladdin Movie (1992) - [Magic Kaito])

Best Rhythm & Beat (and Best in Show):
hypnotic DollTrance - by miso
("Maze" by Rezz - [Tsukimonogatari])

Best Sentiments:
The Pure Imagination of Hayao Miyazaki - by FanEditz
("Pure Imagination" from Ready Player One - [Various Studio Ghibli])

Best Bonus:
Plus Ultra Bodywash - by Maboroshi Studio
(Old Spice Commercial - [My Hero Academia])
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Re: Anime Expo AMV - Farewell & thanks for the memories

Post by Kyci » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:57 am

XStylus wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:54 am
Don't say I never did nothin' for you guys. j/k

Best Action:
Legends Never Die - By Plee Plee
("Legends Never Die" by Against the Current - [Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works])

Best Comedy & Humor:
It's Easy M'Kay - By Maboroshi Studio
("It's Easy M'kay" from South Park Movie - [My Hero Academia])

Best Drama:
MIA - By May Tjhang
("Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Ray - [Violet Evergarden])

Best Fun & Play:
One Step Ahead - by Auto AMVs
("One Jump Ahead" from Aladdin Movie (1992) - [Magic Kaito])

Best Rhythm & Beat (and Best in Show):
hypnotic DollTrance - by miso
("Maze" by Rezz - [Tsukimonogatari])

Best Sentiments:
The Pure Imagination of Hayao Miyazaki - by FanEditz
("Pure Imagination" from Ready Player One - [Various Studio Ghibli])

Best Bonus:
Plus Ultra Bodywash - by Maboroshi Studio
(Old Spice Commercial - [My Hero Academia])
Now, I can listen to the music, watch the anime, and find the Youtuber! Sugoi 👏

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