AC-Cubed 2006 AMV Contest

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AC-Cubed 2006 AMV Contest

Post by eyevocal » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:32 pm

AC-Cubed 2006, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 18-19, 2006
http://ac-cubed.ca

AC-Cubed, Ottawa's Anime Convention, has finally put up the rules and
entry form (a simple RTF file) for the 2006 AMV contest. Please be
sure to read them carefully, as they're more stringent than they were
last year.

http://ac-cubed.ca/e/contests_amv.php
(includes FTP address for submissions)
Deadline: October 22, 2006

There's only a month left until the deadline, so if you want to create
any new videos specifically for us, you might want to get started now.
Thank you for your time, and we look forward to your entries.

Dave Watson
AMV Contest Wrangler, AC-Cubed 2006
http://ac-cubed.ca/
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Post by Moonlight Soldier » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:08 am

No entry can win more than one category, except for the Grand Prize winner.

The award categories will be Most Original, Best Composition, Best Technical and Grand Prize. Other award categories may be devised at a later date.
Y'know, that rule never made sense to me. When the categories are based as original, composition and technical, and not by genre, isn't it assumed that the grand prize winner would be strong in each of those categories?

[And I will of course be entering with something, hopefully the new video I've been working on.]

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Post by eyevocal » Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:19 am

Moonlight Soldier wrote:
eyevocal wrote:No entry can win more than one category, except for the Grand Prize winner.

The award categories will be Most Original, Best Composition, Best Technical and Grand Prize. Other award categories may be devised at a later date.
Y'know, that rule never made sense to me. When the categories are based as original, composition and technical, and not by genre, isn't it assumed that the grand prize winner would be strong in each of those categories?
Those are the categories the last person who ran this contest used last year, and it worked out will for him. Besides, this rewards people whose videos stand out the most in those categories specifically, while Grand Prize rewards the one that is consistently strongest all along the board. If I find that this method doesn't work for me and I decide to run the contest again in 2007, then I'll change them.
[And I will of course be entering with something, hopefully the new video I've been working on.]
I look forward to seeing your entry.

Dave Watson
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Post by mikestrife » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:48 pm

Hmm, I think it kinda makes sense, so if someone enters an AMV that turns out to be miles above the rest in all levels, they dont' get every award. Not that I think that could happen, but hypothetically.

Anyways, I'm hoping to finish of my new amv to enter as well. Really looking forward to this con!

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Post by Fall_Child42 » Mon Sep 25, 2006 12:26 pm

mikestrife wrote:Hmm, I think it kinda makes sense, so if someone enters an AMV that turns out to be miles above the rest in all levels, they dont' get every award. Not that I think that could happen, but hypothetically.

Anyways, I'm hoping to finish of my new amv to enter as well. Really looking forward to this con!
heh I think it happened last year. :\

but yeah I'm definately excited I'll get to meet the like 3 people i couldn't see at AWA ;_;

I wonder, Is there anyway i could get a live action video played (as a special tribute?)


now to decide what video to enter ... hmmm...
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Post by eyevocal » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:19 pm

Fall_Child42 wrote:I wonder, Is there anyway i could get a live action video played (as a special tribute?)
It would have to be exhibition/non-competing due to the 75% anime rule, and would only be played if time permits (i.e. not enough entries to fill a two-hour slot). Feel free to enter it, but please note that it's exhibition/non-competing on the entry form RTF somewhere (that will most likely be added for next year's contest).

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Post by Haunter103 » Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:57 pm

Well, I submitted, and although one of mine will almost certainly be disqualified, I figured I'd attempt to submit it anyways, on the outside chance it was approved. Today's the deadline btw for people not paying attention O_o
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Post by Kristyrat » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:05 pm

eyevocal wrote:It would have to be exhibition/non-competing due to the 75% anime rule, and would only be played if time permits (i.e. not enough entries to fill a two-hour slot).
Ooh, so does this mean that this year there will actually be a proper timeslot to showcase the majority, if not all videos entered? Because I recall last year was quite the bummer, with a little less than 30 mins to the showing, and the only videos shown were those that won or were runner ups.

If so, :up: because that was easily what bothered me most about last year's 'contest'

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Post by Moonlight Soldier » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:05 pm

After several failed ftp attempts, my video has been submitted :o

Hopefully the contest will run longer this year ^^

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Post by Otohiko » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:40 pm

Didn't enter anything due to lack of contest-able content (and this year's RPBP video already won something), but I'll definitely be in attendance and watching the contest very carefully.

I was kinda disappointed with last year's actually. Mainly for two reasons -
1) the sound left a lot to be desired. I could often not hear the video over the audience talking. Compare that to the room where they played Advent Children (where the sound system was unneccesarily loud); 2) One video winning ALL categories. As much as it may have been deserving, I think it's bad taste to have a 'winner take all'. Strongly suggest keeping the 'overall' video restricted to the Overall category.

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Post by mikestrife » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:52 pm

From the rules form sounds like they are already trying to avoid that winner take all problem. Hopefully there is a wider range of videos this year. I'm looking forward to seeing everyones entries.

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Resubmission notice--read NOW!

Post by eyevocal » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:12 am

Hi, everyone, I just got a report from the person who's handling the AC Cubed FTP, and she told me about entries she had trouble with. The people who E-mailed me their entry forms, I've let you know already via E-mail. The two remaining:

--The person who submitted "zerror - Bleach AMV.wmv": Please FTP it again, because she says it doesn't work. Also, please FTP a completed entry form RTF named after the video file (a couple of entrants didn't do that) at the same time and E-mail the form to me at the address below as well.

--The person who submitted "Enjoy the silence.avi": Please FTP a completed entry form RTF named after the video file and E-mail the form to me at the address below as well. If you don't, then we'll be forced to disqualify your video.

Please do this RIGHT NOW, because the judging will be this Saturday.

Thank you very much for your time.

Dave Watson
AMV Contest Wrangler, AC Cubed 2006
amv@ac-cubed.ca

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Post by eyevocal » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:20 am

Kristyrat wrote:Ooh, so does this mean that this year there will actually be a proper timeslot to showcase the majority, if not all videos entered? Because I recall last year was quite the bummer, with a little less than 30 mins to the showing, and the only videos shown were those that won or were runner ups.

If so, :up: because that was easily what bothered me most about last year's 'contest'
That bothered me a lot as well. Apart from helping judge, I wasn't involved with last year's AMV contest. Now that I'm heading it, I've done a lot of learning from last year's mistakes, and I will make sure to show most, if not all, of the entries submitted this year.

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Post by eyevocal » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:30 am

Otohiko wrote:Didn't enter anything due to lack of contest-able content (and this year's RPBP video already won something), but I'll definitely be in attendance and watching the contest very carefully.
Awww. And I was looking forward to seeing how you'd destroy the audience's minds this year.
Otohiko wrote:I was kinda disappointed with last year's actually. Mainly for two reasons -
1) the sound left a lot to be desired. I could often not hear the video over the audience talking. Compare that to the room where they played Advent Children (where the sound system was unneccesarily loud);
We'll be trying to make a video DVD-R of the submitted entries. If the sound is soft in any of the entries, I'll ask the person mastering it to turn it up if we feel it's needed. If the sound is too soft during the showing, I'll go to the tech and tell them the same thing.
Otohiko wrote:2) One video winning ALL categories. As much as it may have been deserving, I think it's bad taste to have a 'winner take all'. Strongly suggest keeping the 'overall' video restricted to the Overall category.
I'll do my damnedest to make sure that no video can win more than two prizes: Grand Prize and one of the three main prizes (Most Original, Best Composition, Best Technical).
Otohiko wrote:To think, I hadn't seen another AMV editor since last year's AC3. Strange - I guess I'm just THAT reclusive :roll:
Haven't taken Doki Doki's advice, have we? <g>

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Post by Haunter103 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:35 pm

So, it's after Saturday...
... Any word on any disqualifications :?:
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