FanimeCon 2008 Long awaited list of Vids and winners

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FanimeCon 2008 Long awaited list of Vids and winners

Postby eaglemech_45 » Wed May 28, 2008 11:50 pm

Nominated:

Title-Song Artist-Song-Media Used


Drama:
Romeo X Juliet: Hey Juliet - LMNT - Juliet - Romeo X Juliet: The Anime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxvem8QhEvc

Finding, Love Lost - Train - Drops of Jupiter - The Place Promised in our Early Days, Byousoku 5 Centimeter
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=159129

Unbreakable - Fireflight - Unbreakable - Ginban Kaleidoscope
No Link

A promise in The Clouds - Porcupine Tree - Trains - The place promised in our Early Days
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=143201

A Beautiful Dream - The Cure - Just like Heaven - Oh My Goddess (OVA Series)
No Link

I See Someone Else . . . - Switchfoot - Stars - Ouran High School Host Club
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=153046

Still Love - Anberlin - Time And Confusion - Lovely Complex
No Link

Love Rush - Metro Station - True To Me - Various
No Link

Action:

Falling Dreams - Within Temptation - See Who I Am - Kingdom Hearts I and II
No Link

Shinigami Tornado - Mindless Self Indulgence - Tornado - Bleach
No Link

Critical Mass - Toby Mac Ignition - Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Season I and II)
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=158479

Howl - Luca Turilli - Virus - Witch Hunter Robin
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=152501

Bittersweet Desire - Vast - Pretty When You Cry - Petite Cossette
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=152841

The Eradication of War - Saosin (With Anthiny Green) - Seven Years - Mobil Suit Gundam
No Link

Baccano Swing! - Jumpin' Jimes - Swing Shift - Baccano!
No Link

Experimental:


Be A Man - Danny Osmond - I'll Make a Man out of You - Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann
No Link

Lily-White - Amanda Abizaid - A Place in Time - She and Her Cat
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=146867

Summertime Guilt - Devo - Beautiful World - Various
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=152621

Soarin - Jerry Goldsmith - Soarin - Various
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=150717

Slayers COMEBACK - Cat's Don't Dance Soundtrack - Nothing Gunna Stop us Now - Slayers
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=157878

Comedy:
Code Monkey - Jonathan Coulton - Code Monkey - Black Heaven
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=146966

Ouran Spectacular - Moulin Rouge Soundtrack - Spectacular, Spectacular - Ouran High School Host Club
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=154401

She's a Maid - Green Day - She's a Rebel - Mahoromatic
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=157364

Too Loud! - Stan Freburg - Banana Boat (Day-Oh) - Trigun
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=127876

Mission: Fan Service - Roxette - The Look - Various
http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_videoinfo.php?v=152956

The Harassment of Kyon - Avril Levigne - Girlfriend - The Melancholy of Harhuhi, Suzamiya Harruhi No Tomadoi (PS2)
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Montage 3 - Various - Various - Various
No Link

Awards:

Viewers Choice:


Drama - Finding, Love Lost
Action - Falling Dreams
Experimental - Be a Man
Comedy - Too Loud!
Best in Show - Be A Man

Judges Choice:

Drama - A Promise in The Clouds
Action - Bittersweet Desire
Experimental - Lily White
Comedy - Too Loud!
Best in Show - Bittersweet Desire


Awards Will Be mailed out within a month as I will be recovering from throat surgery.

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Postby VespaBee » Thu May 29, 2008 4:06 am

Thanks for posting this! Wow, Experimental category, huh? Thank you for having my video ('Slayers COMEBACK') be apart of the contest (Hope someone in the audience found it amusing!). Wish I could've been there.

Congrats to everyone!
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Postby nine taled fox » Thu May 29, 2008 7:59 am

congrats to the winners!
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Postby MisterFurious » Thu May 29, 2008 11:16 am

VespaBee wrote:Wow, Experimental category, huh? Thank you for having my video ('Slayers COMEBACK') be apart of the contest.


I gather this means, that you, too, were moved out of the category in which you originally entered? I entered mine in Drama. "Be a Man" was originally an action entry.

I preferred how it was last year, where if a category was under-represented, additional videos were allowed in other categories to fill out the time slot. Granted, it meant 17 videos in each of the drama and action categories, but it's much more equitable, and in keeping with the creator's wishes. In an audience vote, a funny video like "Be a Man" will always dominate over a video that truly represents the category like "Lily White." Does that make it the best "experimental" video?

At least the judges acknowledged "Lily White" with the best of its category, but the use of the experimental category as an overflow for videos that didn't quite make the cut of their category still tips the scales in too many directions and is unfair to the creators (particularly the few who actually do create an experimental video). Breaking up the videos as they did last year probably would have changed nothing, except "Be a Man" would probably have won audience vote for action, more appropriate to its presentation.

Would it have won audience best of show under these circumstances? I don't know. I think the ballots were flawed because they didn't have a specific place for the audience to vote for their favorite of all the videos, and instead the audience "Best of Show" was calculated from whichever video got the most votes in its category. As a result, "Be a Man" won Audience Best in Show because it so easily won its category, while the comedy vote was probably split between "Too Loud" and "The Harassment of Kyon." I would like to have seen these three videos go toe-to-toe for the grand prize. Now that would have been a contest!

By the way, major kudos to you for using a song from "Cats Don't Dance," one of the most under-rated and under-appreciated animated films of the "Post-'Lion King'" era.

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Postby NightHawk » Thu May 29, 2008 11:36 am

Yeah, I was kinda surprised when I saw my vid in that category...but nothing I could really do or say since it's ultimately up to the judges.

Then again I'm not sure my vid really fits into action...it's more of an AmTV type vid, though the two reasons why I submitted to AX as Action was because AmTV turned Pro (which I still don't like) and that Action at AX also has the /Adventure...which is what I think my vid fits more. I don't know. lol

But from what I saw there was a place to vote for "Best of"...it was towards the top right of the ballot and it was called "Favorite:". That's where I thought you were supposed to vote for Best of, but not sure exactly, hehe. I also didn't like the fact that no pencils were given out. I was scrambling to find a pen/pencil, haha.

Congrats to everyone who made it and the winners. =]

@Vespabee - I enjoyed your vid on the big screen!
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Postby MisterFurious » Thu May 29, 2008 1:17 pm

NightlHlawk wrote:But from what I saw there was a place to vote for "Best of"...it was towards the top right of the ballot and it was called "Favorite:". That's where I thought you were supposed to vote for Best of, but not sure exactly, hehe. I also didn't like the fact that no pencils were given out. I was scrambling to find a pen/pencil, haha.


I didn't see anything there. Perhaps the ballots were drafted by the same people who drafted the Florida ballots for the 2000 presidential election.

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Postby VespaBee » Thu May 29, 2008 4:09 pm

MisterFurious wrote:I gather this means, that you, too, were moved out of the category in which you originally entered? I entered mine in Drama. "Be a Man" was originally an action entry.


Yeah, I went for Comedy. But I guess with my video is, it's got a mix of light-hearted action and little bits of humor but it's not side-splitting funny so I can see why they moved it. But then again, it's not "experimental" either. No flashy effects, and the footage + music used are over a decade old. *shrugs* Again, it's up to the judges - I'm just happy my video got in for people to see. It's sole purpose is to get fans excited for the new Slayers series coming out, nothing more.

And I see what you mean about how the contest results would've been different if they were in their intended categories. It's true that the funnier video usually goes out on top in the end, but hey, what can you do? Only thing, I guess, is doing what you're doing and ask the coordinators to go back how they did it before. I wasn't there but I definitely agree on the confusion of the ballots and the lack of pencils. Not many people carry around a writing utensil so that is something the coordinators should take note about for next time.

MisterFurious wrote:By the way, major kudos to you for using a song from "Cats Don't Dance," one of the most under-rated and under-appreciated animated films of the "Post-'Lion King'" era.


Aw, thank you! That movie really is underappreciated, 'tis a shame. I purchased the DVD a few months ago and after a multiple viewing, the lightbulb over my head sparked an idea for a video. Plus, no one else on the site has used Nothing'sGonnaStopUsNow so I thought it'd be original enough. :)


NightlHlawk wrote:@Vespabee - I enjoyed your vid on the big screen!


*sniff* Thank you, NightHawk! TTwTT

I also think "Be A Man" didn't just benefit for being a humorous video in the "wrong" category; I'm sure all the Gainax/Gurren Lagann hype at Fanime helped a little too. ;) Really, you couldn't have picked a better timing to release a kick-ass TTGL amv. I think the people who voted for it would've done the same no matter what category it was in.
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