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

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

Postby Tigrin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:19 pm

Cool. Any updates on the trophies from last year? :<

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

Postby DJJonnyBlaze » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:49 pm

VicBond007 wrote: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 - FINALISTS!

Postby Rider4Z » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:05 pm

Tigrin wrote:Cool. Any updates on the trophies from last year? :<

Wuuuuut? :uhoh:

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Postby PaNTSU oF d00m » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:50 pm

Wow I made it, it's a Christmas miracle!

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Postby DrPenguin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:03 pm

I'm 100% certain I submitted a vid, yet I'm not listed anywhere.
Is there a 4th category for "AMVS so bad we decided not to list the creator because it would shame them too much"?
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info - FINALISTS!

Postby VicBond007 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:15 pm

DrPenguin wrote:I'm 100% certain I submitted a vid, yet I'm not listed anywhere.
Is there a 4th category for "AMVS so bad we decided not to list the creator because it would shame them too much"?

I don't have anything in the database from you. When you submit a form, it adds directly to the database. Also checked last year's database, just in case you used an old link.
I also checked my inbox. When you're E-mailed the automated confirmation that is sent immediately after filling out the form, I get BCC'd (in case I accidentally removed an entry from the database). Didn't see one from you there.
I also checked your .org profile, none of your videos sound familiar.
I also checked the FTP for an uploaded video with no submission form (it happens), I don't see one.
If you're 100% sure that you submitted, then I'm 100% sure that you must have a confirmation E-mail. Forward it to me and we'll figure out what happened.
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Postby DrPenguin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:18 pm

I did not recieve a confirmation e-mail :C

Something must have went wrong, welp, what can I do now.
Not the first time this happened to me.
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info - FINALISTS!

Postby Tigrin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:45 pm

Rider4Z wrote:
Tigrin wrote:Cool. Any updates on the trophies from last year? :<

Wuuuuut? :uhoh:


Still haven't received mine.

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Postby MycathatesyouAMV » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:14 pm

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Postby Scintilla » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm

VicBond007 wrote:Scores are tabulated. Trolls have been weeded out. Salt is imminent.

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Congrats to all the finalists! Seeing some of the names that didn't make the cut only makes me more intrigued...

Next time I need to send something that isn't 4 years old. :-P
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Postby MaboroshiStudio » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:50 am

Can't wait to tell my daughter about our video making the finals!

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Postby dragontamer5788 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:58 pm

Congratulations all finalists!!


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Postby Scintilla » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:03 pm

Seeing Brian's Kizumonogatari video makes me seriously question the bit on the back of the ballot that asserts that the content shown is nothing we couldn't get away with on network TV... as amusing as it was.

(I'm not talking about the risqué bits, I'm talking about the blood and dismemberment and immolation and all that...)
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Postby TnAdct1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:49 pm

Personal comments on the contest:

-I missed the screening of my video on Friday morning (I came in the video room just after it was screened, as my original plan was to attend a panel, only for it to not really be that interesting). However, based on those who saw it, it definitely got a positive reaction (with me also having a better understanding on how it could miss out in the finals, given some the videos that were in the same category as mine).

-I had to rewatch Mycathatesyou69's video once I got home to confirm that he did added an additional bit to the Otakon version of his video.

-Speaking of Mycathatesyou69's video, the Best in Show winner was a complete surprise to me, as my mindset was leaning towards either his video or two other videos as the favorite.

-Two things that needs to be asked when it comes to the Best Non-Finalist video:
1. How the heck did this video not make the finals (especially when I heard about the lack of comedy videos this year)?
2. Any chance we'll be seeing versions based on other cons (i.e. Anime USA, Katsucon)?
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Re: Otakon 2018 - AMV Contest/AMV Theater Info - FINALISTS!

Postby ssgwnbtd » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:58 pm

Scintilla wrote:Seeing Brian's Kizumonogatari video makes me seriously question the bit on the back of the ballot that asserts that the content shown is nothing we couldn't get away with on network TV... as amusing as it was.

(I'm not talking about the risqué bits, I'm talking about the blood and dismemberment and immolation and all that...)


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