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O2K AMV Contest Winners

Postby Cybermat » Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:25 pm

(Sorry this is going up two weeks after the convention, but recovering after the event and getting caught up at work has eaten up all my free time until now. :( )

OTAKON would like to announce the winners of its 2003 Anime Music Video Contest. The winning entries were determined from ballots cast by the members of Otakon 2003. After viewing the screening of entries, members were asked to vote for their single most-favorite anime music video in each of five categories: Romantic/Sentimental, Dramatic/Serious, Action, Upbeat/Rhythm, and Humorous/Satirical. 501 votes were cast.

This year's contest received entries from 185 unique individuals or groups, a new record for the convention. Entries were screened in a 120-minute contest, and as seven non-competing screening tapes (six general screening tapes and one late-night screening tape). The contest was shown twice at the convention: once Friday night in the 4,500-seat Main Events room (on three screens!) and once Saturday afternoon in the 2000-seat Video Room One. Attendance at both showings was approximately 90% of room capacity.

The general screening tapes were each shown two times during the convention -- on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings in the 800-seat Video Room Four. The late-night screening tape was shown once on Saturday night. A tape of entries that scored highly in the evaluation process but that were not selected as contest finalists was also screened Saturday night in a consolation screening.

The winner in each category receives an Otakon Golden Hiroko-chan trophy, some anime and/or manga booty from the Otakon dealers room, and the warm, fuzzy feeling of a job well done. :)

Winning videos are described in the form of <Optional Title> "Song" by Artist; Anime used; Producer/Director received ## of the votes cast. (Numbers may not add up to the total number of ballots cast because some members did not vote in all categories.)

ROMANTIC/SENTIMENTAL CATEGORY:
(501 votes cast, mean number of votes per entry was 84)

WINNER: "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera; Anime: Vision of Escaflowne; Maker: Daniel Chang received 151 (30%) of the votes cast.

RUNNER-UP: <Deceptive Passions> "Pretty Girl (The Way)" by Sugarcult; Anime: Fushigi Yuugi; Maker: Meredith "Meri" Cantoni received 136 (27%) of the votes cast.

HONORABLE MENTION: "Desperado" by the Eagles; Anime: Love Hina; Maker: Alex Mirra received 87 (17%) of the votes cast.

SERIOUS/DRAMATIC CATEGORY:
(496 votes cast, mean number of votes per entry was 83)

WINNER: <Searching> "Superman" by Five for Fighting; Anime: Trigun; Maker: Stephen "Grover" Voccola received 130 (26%) of the votes cast.

RUNNERS-UP:

"Mad World" by Gary Jules; Anime: FLCL; Maker: Nightowl Pictures received 89 (18%) of the votes cast.

<Urban Ragnarok part 1> "Twilight" by E.L.O.; Anime: Metropolis; Maker: thefinalact.net received 87 (17%) of the votes cast.

HONORABLE MENTION:

<A Beautiful Failure of a Film> "Airport Song" by Guster; Anime: Shin Seiki Evangelion; Maker: Louis Kratz


ACTION CATEGORY:
(497 votes cast, mean number of votes per entry was 83)

WINNER: <The Need for Speed> "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins / "Top Gun Anthem" by Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens; Anime: Macross Plus, Macross Do You Remember Love, Top Gun Movie; Maker: Skyfire AMV Productions received 162 (33%) of the votes cast.

RUNNER-UP: "Die Another Day" by Madonna; Anime: Noir; Maker: VicBond007 received 153 (31%) of the votes cast.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

"Hindi Sad Diamonds" by Nicole Kidman, John Leguizamo & Alka Ygnih (from the Moulin Rouge OST); Anime: Ah! Megami-sama; Maker: Brad DeMoss

<Variations of D Minor> "The Dark Tower of the Abyss" by Rhapsody; Anime: Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust; Maker: Vancore Studios


UPBEAT/RHYTHM CATEGORY:
(499 votes cast, mean number of votes per entry was 83)

WINNER: <It's Tricky to Make a Music Video> "It's Tricky" by Run D.M.C.; Anime: 69 Various Anime; Maker: Lee Sheng received 232 (47%) of the votes cast.

RUNNER-UP: "Stop The Rock" by Apollo Four Forty; Anime: Various; Maker: Indifferent Productions received 190 (38%) of the votes cast.

HONORABLE MENTION: <Vanilla Vash> "Ice Ice Baby 2001" by Vanilla Ice; Anime: Trigun; Maker: Senta Miller


HUMOROUS/SATIRICAL CATEGORY:
(493 votes cast, mean number of votes per entry was 70)

WINNER: <Lollipops, Sunshine, and rrrRRRrrr> "The Bullet's Breath" by Iniquity; Anime: Card Captor Sakura & Various; Maker: Doki Doki Productions received 281 (57%) of the votes cast.

RUNNER-UP: <We Want YOU!> "In the Navy" by the Village People; Anime: Various; Maker: Vlad G. Pohnert received 77 (16%) of the votes cast.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

<Hard Knock Anime> "Kannon D-Dur" from the Shin Seiki Evangelion OST / "Hard Knock Life" from the Goldmember OST; Anime: Various; Maker: WESTWARE

<Who Let the 'Fros Out?> "Who Let the Dogs Out? (Eeping Weird Leech Mix)" by the Bahamen; Anime: Moko Moko Afro Ken & Various; Maker: Ashyukun

<Mokushi desu ne, boku genki desu yo> "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)" by R.E.M.; Anime: Various; Maker: Tom "the Fish" Guttadauro


All entries not listed here received less than the mean level of votes per entry for that category.

OTAKON would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2003 Anime Music Video Contest. Congratulations to all who submitted entries!

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FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF THE OTAKON ANIME MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST?

Despite -- and in fact because of -- numerous requests, OTAKON cannot provide copies of the Anime Music Video Contest tape to everyone who'd like to have a copy. While we appreciate the high level of interest this fan activity engenders, we are only human and could not even begin to satisfy the large number of requests for copies desired by general anime fandom. Thank you for your understanding of our position.

[Normally, there'd be big huge lists of the contents of all the AMV tapes we showed at Otakon but that's going up on the Otakon web site soon, so I won't fill up the forum with all that text.]
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Postby TnAdct1 » Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:20 am

A couple of things worth worth mentioning:

1. This year, the most-voted category was the Romantic/Sentimental, which is unique considering that the Upbeat and Comedy categories are usually the most popular choices.

2. Votes wise, there was a big drop in the number of people who casted their votes at the convention. I wonder what the reason was for that (lack of a Friday afternoon showing?, new ballot design?).

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Postby dwchang » Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:07 pm

TnAdct1 wrote:A couple of things worth worth mentioning:

1. This year, the most-voted category was the Romantic/Sentimental, which is unique considering that the Upbeat and Comedy categories are usually the most popular choices.


You under-estimate the power of having me in the category. :ducks:

I am SO kidding when I say that.

/me hears Vlad coming to smack me down.

TnAdct1 wrote:2. Votes wise, there was a big drop in the number of people who casted their votes at the convention. I wonder what the reason was for that (lack of a Friday afternoon showing?, new ballot design?).

Joe Klemm


I think it's b/c of the Friday afternoon showing like you said. It's hard to keep people up that long through all those videos.

Regardless I had a great time and the contest was amazing.
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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:02 pm

dwchang wrote:
/me hears Vlad coming to smack me down.


Hmmm... I see next yeat I'll have to make sure I'm in the same catagory as you... just to keep you down to Earth :wink:

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Postby dwchang » Mon Aug 25, 2003 7:19 pm

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:
dwchang wrote:
/me hears Vlad coming to smack me down.


Hmmm... I see next yeat I'll have to make sure I'm in the same catagory as you... just to keep you down to Earth :wink:

Vlad


Mental Note: Don't have Vlad on your "beta-testing list."

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Postby Ashyukun » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:27 pm

Vlad G Pohnert wrote:Hmmm... I see next yeat I'll have to make sure I'm in the same catagory as you... just to keep you down to Earth :wink:

Vlad


Woohoo! No Vlad in comedy! (OK, so I'm assuming dwchang isn't gonna do a comedy video next year... :P )
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Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:35 pm

Ashyukun wrote:Woohoo! No Vlad in comedy! (OK, so I'm assuming dwchang isn't gonna do a comedy video next year... :P )


Well... ya never know what catagory I may pop up in next :wink:

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Postby iserlohn » Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:54 pm

Ashyukun wrote:Woohoo! No Vlad in comedy! (OK, so I'm assuming dwchang isn't gonna do a comedy video next year... :P )


I just can't wait to see D-Dubya send in his Lion King video for Comedy.
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Postby dwchang » Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:14 pm

iserlohn wrote:
Ashyukun wrote:Woohoo! No Vlad in comedy! (OK, so I'm assuming dwchang isn't gonna do a comedy video next year... :P )


I just can't wait to see D-Dubya send in his Lion King video for Comedy.


Oh hell no. Now your'e saying it.

And I probably won't submit this to Otakon since it'll be done probably by the end of this year.
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Postby Ashyukun » Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:30 am

iserlohn wrote:I just can't wait to see D-Dubya send in his Lion King video for Comedy.


If he does that, I may have to rearrange my plans and enter a different category... It would be entirely too funny to see him win with that video...
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Postby dwchang » Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:39 pm

Ashyukun wrote:
iserlohn wrote:I just can't wait to see D-Dubya send in his Lion King video for Comedy.


If he does that, I may have to rearrange my plans and enter a different category... It would be entirely too funny to see him win with that video...


Which is why I won't enter it :-P

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Postby Cybermat » Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:41 pm

TnAdct1 wrote:Votes wise, there was a big drop in the number of people who casted their votes at the convention. I wonder what the reason was for that (lack of a Friday afternoon showing?

That's probably the case.... With three big showings as in 2002, there were about 750-800 people who managed to turn in their votes, so only having two big showings in 2003 with about 500 votes being turned in makes sense. I'd say it's about the same proportion of votes for the size of the viewing audience.
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Postby Freako » Tue Aug 26, 2003 8:03 pm

It seems kind of odd that , since Otakon realizes the popularity of AMVs (they show the overflow usually twice ) that they would give the AMV contest such a crappy time slot .
i mean hell .... the masquerade gets a primetime slot , are we less respected than cosplayers?

I hope otakon 2004 seriously takes this into consideration.

later.

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Postby TnAdct1 » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:24 pm

Freako wrote:It seems kind of odd that , since Otakon realizes the popularity of AMVs (they show the overflow usually twice ) that they would give the AMV contest such a crappy time slot .
i mean hell .... the masquerade gets a primetime slot , are we less respected than cosplayers?

I hope otakon 2004 seriously takes this into consideration.

later.


I myself do not consider the AMV Contests time slots to be crappy. For the Friday night showing, even though it starts around 11:00 PM, that, combined with Mystery Anime Theater 3000, makes up an excellent double feature that is on my "must attend" list every year I go to Otakon. For the Saturday showing, the staff at Otakon wants to give people who only attend Otakon on Saturday a chance to see the contest, but they also want to have the ballots in by a certain time so that way they can announce the winners during the cosplay intermission (thus why the Saturday showing is at 1:00 PM). Finally, there's one more thing to consider: this year, unlike earlier Otakons, there was no Friday afternoon showing of the AMV contest, which does attract people who arrive at the con Friday morning.

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Postby dokidoki » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:55 pm

Maybe it'll be earlier on Friday evening next year since there's no more MAT3K. :(
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