AnimeNEXT 2008 AMV Contest -- RESULTS

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Post by jubjub2 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:49 pm

Wow.... :)

Congrats to all, and thanks for the speedy post, Scintilla!

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Post by Ijexis » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:05 am

jubjub2 wrote:Wow.... :)

Congrats to all, and thanks for the speedy post, Scintilla!
Ha! Jubby! (can I call you Jubby? know what, I shall!)
When I saw your vid on the ballot, i told my friend, "I saw that. She's winning the Upbeat for sure."
Then I saw Scintilla's name in the same Category as mine and I told him, " I'm sad" XD
Even though we didn't even get to drop off our ballots, completely forgot until the Cosplay Masquerade had started XD

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Post by VespaBee » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:50 am

Scintilla wrote: I felt that there were a good deal of videos this year that, while they may not have had the strongest concepts, still demonstrated a great deal of promise in their creators. A lot of people showed clearly that they knew a thing or two about such things as synching and keeping synching interesting. Cases in point: the Nerima Daikon Brothers video (lots of fun), the Chrono Crusade video (would have been awesome with less lip synching), the Slayers video (would have done very well in Upbeat)...
Is this the part where I say "Congrats to all the winners", or are we supposed to save that for when VegettoEX posts the official results?
Thanks for the shout-out. :3

I was thinking about the Upbeat category, but I didn't think the song and editing style I used would've fit. Congrats to everyone!

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Post by SharinganBlue » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:50 am

I had fun at the con and also happens to be more fun here than at ICON, that's for sure. I saw the AMV contest and I was seeing some great videos although there were a couple of others that I could barely stay awake for. Anyway, congrats to the winners and it was especially tough for the Drama category, there were two or three videos that I really like.

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Post by Dragon/Roy » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:47 pm

Just Back Home for the Convention. Congrats to all the winners , and Scintilla i was looking for you too and seeing if i saw a black Aquiline Studios T-shirt and I didnt c one, I didnt get to make it to the friday showing but I made it to the Saturday showing , and if u heard a bunch of fan girls screaming after my vid was finish , it was my friends lol . Well congrats to everyone and hope to c you guys someother time

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Post by VegettoEX » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:02 pm

Yooooosh~. Here we go with the full information on the contest.

The contest was played four times throughout the entire convention (Friday @ 1 pm in Main Events, Saturday @ 9:30 am in Main Events, Saturday @ 1 pm in Video 2, Sunday @ 10 am in Main Events). Ballots were due Saturday by 5:00 pm. We had a total of twenty-nine videos in the contest. The videos were separated into five categories: Trailer/Parody, Romance, Action/Upbeat, Drama, and Comedy (four, four, seven, eleven, and three videos, respectively). This was the first year that we split-off the new "Romance" category, due to the increasing-number of romantic "Drama" videos received each year. At the end of the contest, a recap was played, which was basically a slide-show collection of all of the title cards and a uniquely identifying screen shot from the video, one after another. Each attendee could pick their single favorite video in each of the four categories; this would decide the five popular vote winners. After the ballots were counted, the judges (myself and Meri) selected one other video that we felt set itself apart from the other videos in some kind of way (with both technical and artistic merits).

All six winning videos were played during the awards ceremony to a packed main events room, which took place Saturday evening during the judges' deliberation for the cosplay awards.

So here's the full list of videos! Links to their respective entries on "the org" are provided where available.



( Video 01 )
Title: "Inuyasha's 300"
Editor: Samurai Jake
Footage: Inuyasha
Audio: "300" theatrical trailer

( Video 02 )
Title: "Beauty and the Baka"
Editor: Cyanna
Footage: Fruits Basket
Audio: "Beauty and the Beast" Original Theatrical Trailer

( Video 03 )
Title: "DoS Teaser Trailer"
Editor: Joe Namikaze
Footage: Original 3D CG & scanned stills
Artist: John Williams
Song: "The Planet"

( Video 04 )
Title: "YTMND AMV: Commander in Fad"
Editor: Drewaconclusion
Footage: various
Artist: various
Song: various


( Video 05 )
Title: "Sunset"
Editor: Nessephanie
Footage: Nodame Cantabile
Artist: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irgloua
Song: "Falling Slowly"

( Video 06 )
Title: "It Happens Every Time"
Editor: Sugar-High-Productions
Footage: DNAngel
Artist: Dreamstreet
Song: "It Happens Every Time"

( Video 07 )
Title: "From This Moment On"
Editor: Immortal Productions
Footage: Chrono Crusade
Artist: Shania Twain
Song: "From This Moment On"

( Video 08 )
Title: "Love's In Your Eyes"
Editor: Dragon/Roy
Footage: Eureka Seven
Artist: Jonas Brothers
Song: "When You Look Me in the Eyes"


( Video 09 )
Title: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Editor: Steve Albertson
Footage: Nerima Daikon Brothers
Artist: The Blues Brothers
Song: "Gimme Some Lovin'"

( Video 10 )
Title: "Baccano Swing!"
Editor: Nic Neidenbach
Footage: Baccano!
Artist: Jumpin' Jimes
Song: "Swing Shift"

( Video 11 )
Title: "Bryce and the Fat Man"
Editor: Bryce and the Fat Man
Footage: various
Artist: Maximum the Hormone
Song: "Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nurururerorero"

( Video 12 )
Title: "Guyver My End Has Come"
Editor: George David Stewart
Footage: Guyver
Artist: Ben Moody featuring Jason Miller & Jason "Gong" Jones
Song: "The End Has Come"

( Video 13 )
Title: "I'd Give My Heart"
Editor: Meliko
Footage: Suikoden III, Suikogaiden, Suikogaiden II
Artist: Within Temptation
Song: "Jillian"

( Video 14 )
Title: "Unfinished Business"
Editor: Dark Side Productions
Footage: Afro Samurai
Artist: 3 Doors Down
Song: "It's Not My Time"

( Video 15 )
Title: "Word Play"
Editor: Jubjub2
Footage: various
Artist: Daft Punk
Song: "Harder, Better, Faster"


( Video 16 )
Title: "Pyreflies Whispers of the Dead"
Editor: Ijexis
Footage: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Artist: Sigur Ros
Song: "Saeglopur"

( Video 17 )
Title: "Mirror Goddess"
Editor: Reverend Takahashi FAN
Footage: Ah! My Goddess
Artist: Helloween
Song: "Mirror, Mirror"

( Video 18 )
Title: "The Gift"
Editor: jasper-isis
Footage: Ef - A Fairy Tale of the Two & Ef - The Latter Tale
Artist: The Reign of Kindo
Song: "Do You Realize?"

( Video 19 )
Title: "Cold Steel"
Editor: Stacy Moscariello
Footage: Fullmetal Alchemist
Artist: Breaking Benjamin
Song: "So Cold"

( Video 20 )
Title: "A Raven's Pride"
Editor: Scintilla
Footage: Princess Tutu
Artist: Echo Image
Song: "Need to be Proud"

( Video 21 )
Title: "Kleine Cossette"
Editor: Bleys and Daria Foust
Footage: Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
Artist: Barbi Schiller
Song: "Lebenslicht"

( Video 22 )
Title: "Escaping But Not Far"
Editor: SharinganBlue
Footage: Death Note
Artist: The Used
Song: "The Bird and the Worm"

( Video 23 )
Title: "Never Too Late"
Editor: Lee Moo Cow Productions
Footage: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Artist: Three Days Grace
Song: "Never Too Late"

( Video 24 )
Title: "I Can't Be Who You Are"
Editor: Anthony Arias
Footage: Tokyo Majin
Artist: Linkin Park
Song: "Leave Out All the Rest"

( Video 25 )
Title: "Kino's Dream"
Editor: Storm Warning Studios
Footage: Kino's Journey
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: "Runnin' Down a Dream"

( Video 26 )
Title: "King of Pain"
Editor: Heather Gill
Footage: Fullmetal Alchemist
Artist: The Police
Song: "King of Pain"


( Video 27 )
Title: "Heat Miser Mustang"
Editor: DoodlePlex Digital Studios
Footage: Fullmetal Alchemist
Artist: George S. Irving
Song: "Heat Miser"

( Video 28 )
Title: "Slayers COMEBACK"
Editor: VespaBee
Footage: Slayers (various)
Audio Source: "Cats Don't Dance" OST
Song: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"

( Video 29 )
Title: "The Harassment of Kyon"
Editor: MysteriousRyder
Footage: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Artist: Avril Lavigne
Song: "Girlfriend"


So now let's get to the winners and runner-ups.

WINNER: "Pyreflies Whispers of the Dead"

WINNER: "YTMND AMV: Commander in Fad" (44% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "Inuyasha's 300" (27% of category votes)

WINNER: "Love's In Your Eyes" (44% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "Sunset" (22% of category votes)

WINNER: "Word Play" (52% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "I'd Give My Heart" (13% of category votes)

WINNER: "A Raven's Pride" (23% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "Escaping But Not Far" (20% of category votes)

WINNER: "The Harassment of Kyon" (77% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "Heat Miser Mustang" (16% of category votes)


For those that were/are curious:

Zelda The Music (Nintendo Sound History Series); Track 70 - "The Legend of Zelda Theme Medley"

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - Main Theme

Katamari Damacy (PS2) OST; Track 2 - "Katamari on the Rock ~Main Theme~"

Pop'N Music 13 Carnival (PS2) - "Absolute (Rock Guitar)"


So there we go! I think that's pretty much everything I can think of. If you have any further comments, questions, or suggestions about the contest, feel free to let me know.

It is the decision of the individual editor (or editors) to make their own videos available for download online. It is *not* the decision of the contest coordinators or any other AnimeNEXT staff.

Big props to all the tech and general convention crew that helped out during all of the showings. Thanks everyone, and we'll see you all again next year! *collapses*
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Post by Rev. Takahashi Fan » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:47 pm

ha ha I was just thrilled to have made the list.
member of the "Pikachu must die!," club.

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Post by SharinganBlue » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:15 pm

WINNER: "A Raven's Pride" (23% of category votes)
HONORABLE MENTION: "Escaping But Not Far" (20% of category votes)

Wow...that close. It's always a tough fight in the Drama category. Thanks for the H.M.! Congrats Scintilla. The song's catchy.


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