dude. u fail at life. stop whining.Empath wrote:crap
the category divisions aren't to cut out comedy. people just failed to send good ones.
JaddziaDax wrote:they were uh... kinda quiet during your video... but they clapped afterwards but they clapped after every video O.o
way to butcher Rina's screen name... you know her videos didn't make it into the contest at all either and she came to A-kon all the way from NEW YORK...Empath wrote:@ jade_eye_angle
The category isn't "comedy".... you should you know READ the site a little more carefully next time. The category is "comedy/FUN". The videos you were complaining about were considered "Fun" videos... just because you loop duck butt into "drama" doesn't mean that others don't think that duck butt isn't fun. Apparently the judges felt that the "Fun" videos were a lot better than the all these amazing comedy videos that were supposedly sent in... This is one of the reasons why I talked to the coordinator about the issues with how they categorize the videos.I would have been perfectly content with the Comedy catagory if there were more Comedy videos in the Comedy catagory. Hell, they could have banned Naruto Shorts 3 from the con permanetly without a care from me as long as they had a few videos that were way funnier. But no, the polluted the catagory most con-goers come to see.
I figured you were the group that delayed me from picking my award from last year... It's fairly easy to tell from your post...I actually did talk to the Video Director directly, as well as a few others, in a very level headed matter.
Well you know you did sign up and agree to their terms.... And the terms of this contest is that you have to have a minimum score in order to make it in the contest... It's written on their site... And if the judges didn't give you that score then you didn't make it in. That is just how it is... if they cut my videos I would be disappointed but I would also understand that by signing up for their contest I am also agreeing to how they run their contest. Perhaps you should do a bit more research into what you are joining next time?The reason I ranted afterwards is because they felt that they did absolutely no wrong.
Once again, this is a JUDGED contest, it's not an audience vote contest... yes there is an audience vote but for the most part most major contests (even ones that run solely on audience vote) do a lot of trimming and deciding before they choose the finalists...Even after we pointed out the small flood of Drama that found it's way into Comedy, and noted the rather large amount of people who were leaving or heckling, everyone seemed to take the stance of "Well, it's just how the judges felt that day. And we aren't here to appease anyone but ourselves." I mean, why even have catagories at that point. Why not just say "Hey, this is what these 7-9 people thought was awesome. Everything else was trash to them. Good day."
"However after talking to the coordinators we learned that the videos were not judged on how well they fit into the categories but on how well they were made/scored, the categories were just there to give the chance of giving out a few more awards... They could drop off all the categories all together and just give best in show and a runner up if they really wanted, but they want to have the chance to give back more to people who contribute to the contests."First off, why bother even having catagories when your going to let one completely dominate over the other two?
Should I also mention that this "Drama" category that you are complaining about isn't just drama? but it is also "Drama/ROMANCE"? and once again just because YOU think something is drama, perhaps someone else will see it as fun...And the worst part is having more Drama bleed into other catagories.
COMEDY/FUN =/= COMEDY ONLYOkay, I get it, the staff doesn't have the balls to tell people that their Drama video they submitted to Comedy is being moved to Drama.
I didn't see the videos you are complaining about as "Drama" but more so as "Fun"...But if you think it's fair that a mass of Action and Comedy videos got cut because Drama videos weren't being moved, or you agree that judges should vote with a pre-set bias, then I guess these words will fall on deaf ears.
Trilaan wrote:Did anyone ask why they didn't just remove hybrid categories and make separate ones for Comedy, Fun, Action, Horror, Drama, Romance? Or whether they had separated them in their own minds and simply made them hybrid to save on slides? Personally, I also think they may have put things into the wrong categories. At the very least I felt, for example, that the Lovely Complex Lollipop video was better suited for Comedy/Fun than Drama/Romance. I'm not saying any of the videos were put into a category that was completely wrong for it, just one that was...less right.
I'm also wondering about something. At the start of the Awards Ceremony, I learned that the creators met with the guy in charge of it in his hotel room. I did not know about this, where was I supposed to learn about it?
And one thing I'm quite happy about is that my two main videos convinced 2 people(that I know of) to start watching/buying the shows I used. That always makes you feel good.
That was actually very spur of the moment, and definitely wasn't planned. It was great to get a chance to speak with them though!Trilaan wrote:I'm also wondering about something. At the start of the Awards Ceremony, I learned that the creators met with the guy in charge of it in his hotel room. I did not know about this, where was I supposed to learn about it?