The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Sephiroth » Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:59 am

Just keep making the vids you make if you get into finals that's a bonus.

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Brakus » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:48 am

I have never been so excited to win second place in a contest in all my life.

I was sitting by another Otakon staffer who happened to see all the finalists before this weekend. (He was the lawyer that screened the finalists for content.) When he found out I made "Gunsmith Cat City", his face beamed, he grabbed my hands, shook them excitedly, and he said, "Thank you! Thank you SO much for making that video!!" It turned out that the two primarily "non-effects" videos bookend-ed the other four skillfully edited technical marvels in the category. For my video to finish second after competing with the others is an awesome feat to me.

I'll admit, "Fallen Souls" isn't like "Soul Groove" from last year, but maybe it will grow on me with time. With the winner going to an effects-heavy video and 2nd place going to a non-effects video, I have learned not to completely lose faith in the Otakon audience. :) Congratulations to Wingzofsilence for the win, and thanks to the audience that voted for me anyways. Second Place is definitely NOT the first loser at Otakon.

[Oh, and about Vic's Pick for the contest, I got to see it this morning. All I have to say about it is HELL YEAH I DO, AND THANK YOU. :) ]
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by TnAdct1 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:52 am

Scintilla wrote:Upbeat was undoubtedly the strongest category this year.
Definitely agree, as almost every video in this category is in my "need to download" list once I get home (I already have Children of Daicon and Magic Over Mittens downloaded already).

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Honou_Miko » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:09 am

TnAdct1 wrote:
Scintilla wrote:Upbeat was undoubtedly the strongest category this year.
Definitely agree, as almost every video in this category is in my "need to download" list once I get home (I already have Children of Daicon and Magic Over Mittens downloaded already).
Action was pretty damn strong, too, if you ask me; couldn't pick a favorite. (I didn't vote, but yeah, I still couldn't pick a favorite.)

I feel like this is probably asked every year and I don't remember if percentages are given about the entries that didn't place (I remember seeing the percentages for my video last year, but I made runner-up that time). Any chance of finding out the percentages this year? or at least will I be able to find out how much of a total fail idea it was to enter my video lol

I am sort of honored to have stirred up quite a ruckus, though. At least I'm memorable. :wink:
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by SailorDeath » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:15 am

Scintilla wrote: Upbeat was undoubtedly the strongest category this year, so I'd say ZaCloud really has something to be proud of here.
Wow, then I'm surprise I actually made it into the contest considering I'm not known for my upbeat amvs.

Congrats to all those who won, looks like it was a good contest this year.
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by outlawed » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:48 am

I look forward to reading "Hey Chief where's that fire?" stories from our intrepid AMVers who went to Otakon.

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Shuichiro » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:52 am

Does anyone have a listing of all the finalists?

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Doomimus » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:57 am

TnAdct1 wrote:Unofficial results:
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ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL
Winner: by Doomimus
Runner-Up: by Code
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I haz much happies. :D

Congrats to everyone!
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by irriadin » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:21 pm

I hope everyone liked my video... action category was pretty good this year, especially the Soul Eater one, which was totally pro and awesome. Didn't take any awards, but hey, Skin was my first AMV, so there's always next year.

btw Brakus, I sat next to you on Friday. Congrats at taking runner-up!

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by -Corsair- » Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:54 pm

The contest went very smoothly this year ~ I was happy to be one of the finalists :)
Since the con, I've become obsessed with Crossfade's AMV, that really won my heart this year <3

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by CodeZTM » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:03 pm

Doomimus wrote:
TnAdct1 wrote:Unofficial results:
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ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL
Winner: by Doomimus
Runner-Up: by Code
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I haz much happies. :D

Congrats to everyone!
Yeah, that video was great man. I laughed my head off when I saw it on youtube, and I'd probably have voted for it over mine too. That was definitely a deserved win. :up:

I WANT TO SEE THESE AMAZING UPBEAT VIDEOS NOW PEOPLES. :nono:

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by GreatLupin » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:18 pm

Hey, I was wondering how my AMV was received. It was the Cowboy Bebop one to the Get Smart theme called The Job, third in the trailer/parody category.

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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by Scintilla » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:23 pm

Honou_Miko wrote:Maybe I'll make a parody of "this is the formula for a surefire-win multi-anime comedy video" because I'm noticing there totally is one. I should get on that. ;D
To be fair, I actually entered my video in the Upbeat category, as I saw it as more of a dance vid, plus I wanted to go for the repeat. :P
Honou_Miko wrote:I feel like this is probably asked every year and I don't remember if percentages are given about the entries that didn't place (I remember seeing the percentages for my video last year, but I made runner-up that time). Any chance of finding out the percentages this year?
I know there was one year (2008?) that the percentages were given for the entries that did not place, but I personally thought that was a very bad idea and complained about it. Mainly because I'm sure there were people who would not have wanted their percentages publicly known.
You might want to try PMing Vic directly instead (whenever he gets back from the con).
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by MycathatesyouAMV » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:25 pm

Horse over pacific coast party ? Shitdamn some people are dumb. Thats why I'd rather just have the judges decide the winners. It was epic to see my vid played infront of over 2000 people though. I wonder if they have a list of the full standings.
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Re: The Otakon 2010 Thread (OK now panic)

Post by AngelDragoon » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:55 pm

Congrats to all the winners! :up: Must have been one heck of a show!

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