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Otakon Results

Postby TnAdct1 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:12 pm

Here are the results of the Otakon AMV Contest:

ROMANCE/SENTIMENTAL

Winner: Worlds Unbroken by Silver Moon and Sierra Lorna
Runner-Up: Learning to Fly by Skyebox Productions

SERIOUS/DRAMATIC

Winner: Shattered Dreams by AuN Studios
Runner-Up: Fallen by VicBond007

ACTION

Winner: Naruto Ball Z - A Battle of Epic Proportions by Castor Troy
Runner-Up Seven May Cry by Junipertay

UPBEAT/RHYTHM

Winner: Peter "Cabbit" Book Report by Theresa Robeson
Runner-Up: All New for '72 by Hoshizora Productions

HUMOROUS/SATIRICAL

Winner: Anime: Lifestyles of the Animated and Fabulous by Michael Zubrzycki
Runner-Up: The Wedding Rings by Suberunker

COORDINATOR'S CHOICE:

Winner: Floyd's Nightmare (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Voices in My Head) by Parodic Productions

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Re: Otakon Results

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:06 pm

TnAdct1 wrote:ACTION

Winner: Naruto Ball Z - A Battle of Epic Proportions by Castor Troy


Wait a second... I thought the rules said no videos that had premiered/won previously were allowed into the contest. I really suck at reading. :lol:

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Re: Otakon Results

Postby Kusoyaro » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:35 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
TnAdct1 wrote:ACTION

Winner: Naruto Ball Z - A Battle of Epic Proportions by Castor Troy


Wait a second... I thought the rules said no videos that had premiered/won previously were allowed into the contest. I really suck at reading. :lol:


I think it depends on submission date. A couple of years ago I entered a video to Otakon, and then it won at a different contest a month prior, but it was still fine.
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Re: Otakon Results

Postby Castor Troy » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:29 pm

Kusoyaro wrote:
BasharOfTheAges wrote:
TnAdct1 wrote:ACTION

Winner: Naruto Ball Z - A Battle of Epic Proportions by Castor Troy


Wait a second... I thought the rules said no videos that had premiered/won previously were allowed into the contest. I really suck at reading. :lol:


I think it depends on submission date. A couple of years ago I entered a video to Otakon, and then it won at a different contest a month prior, but it was still fine.


I actually sent it to otakon first before any of the other contests it won at (AX and Akon).

Congrats to all the winners! :)
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Re: Otakon Results

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:44 pm

Castor Troy wrote:I actually sent it to otakon first before any of the other contests it won at (AX and Akon).
Congrats to all the winners! :)


Ah, see I do suck at reading, because I thought I saw something about that not being allowed either (I've done the same thing in the past at other cons). Congrats to you and to all the others.

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Postby jubjub2 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:45 pm

What a great set of winners! Congrats, everyone!

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Re: Otakon Results

Postby Kionon » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:06 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:
Castor Troy wrote:I actually sent it to otakon first before any of the other contests it won at (AX and Akon).
Congrats to all the winners! :)


Ah, see I do suck at reading, because I thought I saw something about that not being allowed either (I've done the same thing in the past at other cons). Congrats to you and to all the others.


Off-topic, sorta, I didn't believe yours deserved to be overflow. The judges decision on putting you with that lot was a bad one. I watched the entire four hours of overflow, and yours stuck out as a serious level above. It deserved to make the finalists.
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Postby Sierra Lorna » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:15 pm

http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members ... p?v=102834
(Link for Worlds Unbroken. :))

We also just found out that our video won another contest we entered at, after we entered it into Otakon. So I hope that doesn't disagree with the rules.

Congrats, everyone. :)
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Postby Illia Sadri » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:40 pm

I'm pretty sure most of the contests that stipulate the not having won is based on the submission deadlines. So you enter into say, Otakon and Expo. (in Sierra Lorna's case Otakon, AN and Evolution) They are close enough together that you have to submit them before either con occurs. The rules when they exist are to prevent the same video from being sent to cons and winning time after time for months on end.

Of course I am not with Otakon, but I have yet to hear about a video being reprimanded for a win relatively close to the convention, particularly not when winning after the deadline to submit into the other convention. You almost can't help it with the big cons because the deadlines are often months ahead of the event itself and we all know that the period starting with Acen and ending with AWA has a lot of cons packed together. You get overlap.

So have fun and bask in your guys' wins. Having seen a couple of the winners already, I'll say they are wonderful. Once the rest go online, I think i have some downloading to do.
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Postby lilyakka » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:44 pm

Congratz to everyone
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Postby jade_eyed_angel » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:38 pm

wow congrats! =]
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Re: Otakon Results

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:44 pm

Kionon wrote:Off-topic, sorta, I didn't believe yours deserved to be overflow. The judges decision on putting you with that lot was a bad one. I watched the entire four hours of overflow, and yours stuck out as a serious level above. It deserved to make the finalists.


Well it had been entered into contests since Feburary and it had won things at 4 cons (including every other award offered at Matsuricon). I just submitted to Otakon to get it to a big crowd and hopefully increase the # of downloads I got (I have a running bet with my roomate that expires at the end of the summer). Since it was obviously outside the guidelines, I think it was fair to not be in the contest. There was a posibility that I could have submitted it on a certain select number of dates and still gotten in, but it doesn't matter. The overflows were packed too, right?

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Postby TheLongshot » Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:11 am

Thanks to everyone for the videos this year. It was an excellent contest with some tough choices to make in various categories. Congrats to the winners, they were all deserving.

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Postby ReligionX » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:45 am

That was a fantastic video contest. With the exception of Upbeat, I guessed pretty close who was going to win first and second place in each cateogory. I find it funny that none of the actual Upbeat videos won anything.

I survived my first Otakon AMV contest. And while I didn't win, or even come in second place I feel that something better even happened. After my video was shown, I was a little tense, so I started looking around the audience, and lo' and behold, I saw a complete stranger in front of me vote for my video. He was holding up his ballot to see the choices better in the light, and there it was. I elbowed my friends to my right and left, and said, "he voted for me!" That made everything worthwhile. I was a grinning idiot for the rest of the night.

I ordered all of my friends to not vote for me. I actually thought that the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children video was the best in action, but that's just my opinion.

I'd like to know just how I actually did rank, if that's at all possible. Everyone keeps asking me.

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Postby JediNight » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:35 am

Probably because there are just too many Advent Children videos. They all use the same 5-10mins of footage out of the movie.

It was indeed very close in many of the categories I thought. Worlds Unbroken was my choice for Romantic, and Fallen for Serious ended up Runner up so I guess I have a pretty good gut feeling.

Action was a really hard category ... I thought that Photogenic and the Ippo video were both very well done as well. I think Castor's video was good, but was kinda a category mismatch more belonging in Humorous IMHO.

I liked the Book Report video, and also thought the All New For '72 and Bodyguard were really good as well. I'm kinda torn over the "Various" videos that use non-music .... a lot of them are really funny, but I think those types really shouldn't be compared against regular AMVs.

Humorous I think was the most loaded category of all.


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