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AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« on: July 09, 2011, 12:36:49 PM »
Well, my ISP pulled a switcheroo on me and changed their servers.
The new URL for the AMV contest is:

http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/k2011-amv.htm

which is also mirrored at:
http://www.kumoricon.org/amv-contest

This year we have noticably fewer submissions than last so far.
There is lots of room for Trailers, Random Amusement ( clean and funny, if you can...)
and Instrumental...

EDIT: Deadline is now ONE WEEK AWAY!


Good luck to all!
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 05:58:31 AM by Prinz Eugen »

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline 3 weeks!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 10:09:43 PM »
There, sentcha a few.  ;) One definitely for Trailers, one definitely for R.A., two others for God knows what
Something tells me that wasn't a very good idea...

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 01:41:48 AM »
There, sentcha a few.  ;) One definitely for Trailers, one definitely for R.A., two others for God knows what
Thanks!

I will d/l them & send them to the judges - Good Luck!!!

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline 3 weeks!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 01:04:14 AM »
Hello!

This time, I'm going to enroll! It will be my 1st time in an international contest. Thank you for your amazing rules which fit perfectly with my profile and newest AMV. :P

I've read the information in the URL but I still got three questions (I'm sorry if they seem silly!):

- Is there a problem if there are credits on the AMV?
- The AMV's have to be made in 2011? Older ones are also suitable?
- is there a problem if the AMV is already on the Internet or has been in another contest?

Thank you in advance.
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline 3 weeks!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 05:56:35 AM »
Welcome from wherever you are!!

For your questions:

1. Credits and bumpers are fine as long as they within all the other limits, so:
- Not so long that the total project time is over 4 minute 40 seconds,
- Not hentai (must be PG-13)
- If they contain animation which isn't anime, or live action video, then the credit time counts as part of the 10% limit for non-anime content
- Credits can even mention other contests - we don't care. It lets the audience know about other options to send AMVs, so I think it's a chance to help out other conventions and competitions.

2. We have no limits about how long ago an AMV was made, and
3. It does not matter where ever else the AMV was shown, what other contests and prizes it has won elsewhere, or if it's been available for download elsewhere.
The only AMVs that cannot compete are ones which have actually been on-screen in previous contests here at Kumoricon.
(That, and people who are on the judges panel cannot submit their own AMVs.)

We once had one AMV of an unusual style, which turned out to be not selected that year. Then the next year we had a NEW category and that AMV fit wery will. So the editor sent us the SAME AMV - it had not been in the previous year's contest - as a contender for the new category, and the judges picked it for that year.


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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline 3 weeks!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 06:31:27 AM »
Welcome from wherever you are!!

For your questions:

1. Credits and bumpers are fine as long as they within all the other limits, so:
- Not so long that the total project time is over 4 minute 40 seconds,
- Not hentai (must be PG-13)
- If they contain animation which isn't anime, or live action video, then the credit time counts as part of the 10% limit for non-anime content
- Credits can even mention other contests - we don't care. It lets the audience know about other options to send AMVs, so I think it's a chance to help out other conventions and competitions.

2. We have no limits about how long ago an AMV was made, and
3. It does not matter where ever else the AMV was shown, what other contests and prizes it has won elsewhere, or if it's been available for download elsewhere.
The only AMVs that cannot compete are ones which have actually been on-screen in previous contests here at Kumoricon.
(That, and people who are on the judges panel cannot submit their own AMVs.)

We once had one AMV of an unusual style, which turned out to be not selected that year. Then the next year we had a NEW category and that AMV fit wery will. So the editor sent us the SAME AMV - it had not been in the previous year's contest - as a contender for the new category, and the judges picked it for that year.



I see! Wow, I love you so much for those amazing rules!

Thank you very much! I'm going to send some videos then!

Oh and I'm from Portugal. ;D

Oh! I forgot to ask: Can I send all links within one message?
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 06:35:06 AM by Twinny »

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 09:25:06 AM »
Oh? so credits are allowed? What about watermarks like in the corner of the video?

I have 2 amvs ready to be sent to you, just getting the time to upload and send is my problem! I have an action and a random amusement one xD
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 09:52:53 AM »
Web "bugs," TV station / cable station "bugs" - little identifiers usually placed in the corner(s) of the screen - must be cropped out or eliminated.

A common and easy way to do this is to create a second layer of your AMV above you video, trace a mask contour around the mark, and then apply a heavy blur (directional or radial or gaussian) on that. Then leave that blurry patch floating over the logo, and it destroys it quite nicely, while keeping up with the changing color background.

In contrast, if YOU make YOUR OWN mark and add it into the video to make it "yours" (such as to discourage other, less creative people from ripping your video to remix into their projects) then that is OK. Your logo is part of your artwork and creativity, and that is welcome.

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 11:39:29 AM »
Oh! I think you forgot to answer me: Can I send all links within one message?

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 02:16:41 PM »
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Can I send all links within one message?
Yes! Please send them to the e-mail address in the contest rules page:

http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/k2011-amv.htm
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http://www.kumoricon.org/amv-contest

Look at the category definitions and select your choices for which categories you want the AMVs to be seen.
You can choose a first choice and then a second or even a third choice if the style of an AMV fits more than one category.
Or you can let the judges decide what categories might work for the AMVs.

The judges will have final say in sorting the AMVs into the categories.

Thanks and we are looking forward to your entries!
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 02:48:18 PM »
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Can I send all links within one message?
Yes! Please send them to the e-mail address in the contest rules page:

http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/k2011-amv.htm
or
http://www.kumoricon.org/amv-contest

Look at the category definitions and select your choices for which categories you want the AMVs to be seen.
You can choose a first choice and then a second or even a third choice if the style of an AMV fits more than one category.
Or you can let the judges decide what categories might work for the AMVs.

The judges will have final say in sorting the AMVs into the categories.

Thanks and we are looking forward to your entries!

Thank you very much! I'll send an e-mail with all of them, then! ;)

Can you confirm the message reception when you receive it, please?

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CONFIRM AMV:
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 03:18:29 PM »
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Can you confirm the message reception when you receive it, please?
Yes - always!

As soon as any AMV is downloaded, I play-test each of them on the system we will be using at the convention, or on one of the backup systems. Every entrant gets a private e-mail with "CONFIRM AMV:" in the subject line.

Then I tell you that the AMV played OK, or I tell you if there are playback problems, and what those are.
(Such as "Clickety glitch noise at 2min 12sec," or "sound drops out at 1min 27sec.")

I also advise if any technical problems would not pass the rules, such as "Fansub subtitles left in at 0min 33sec."
This lets you tell me whether you meant to do that or if it is a technical error.

I do not decide which AMVs get selected - that is all done by the judges' panel.

Good Luck!!
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 06:47:10 PM »
Just wanted to let u know I sent mine via ups and u should b receiving it in a couple days, however I think ups wrote kumoricon 2010 amv contest on it cause they just used the adress from my saved adresses. Just a warning :)
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 01:17:08 AM »
Done! ;)

Just out of curiosity: What are the prizes about?

The same person can win on two categories?

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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 08:58:31 AM »
Hey, haven't gotten the email saying u received my amvs in the mail. I sent u one just in case, but haven't gotten a reply. Just making sure we're cool.
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2011, 12:14:52 AM »
Done! ;)

Just out of curiosity: What are the prizes about?

The same person can win on two categories?

I've already received the confirmation! Thank you very much! ;)

Now it's just the answer to my questions. :P

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2011, 12:01:03 PM »
Done! ;)

Just out of curiosity: What are the prizes about?

The same person can win on two categories?

Now it's just the answer to my questions. :P

Well, last year the prizes were a swag bag from the Con and an anime DVD. And I imagine that the same person can win on more than one category, because the contest is based on audience voting.
Something tells me that wasn't a very good idea...

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2011, 03:49:46 PM »
Quote from: Sui Fong
Just wanted to let u know I sent mine via ups and u should b receiving it
Got them & you should have your CONFIRM e-mail from me in your Inbox.

Thanks !!!

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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2011, 04:13:17 PM »
Quote from: Twinny
Just out of curiosity: What are the prizes about?

The same person can win on two categories?
Typically the prize is an anime DVD and a convention bag of handouts and promotional materials, just like the people who come to the convention will get.
Once in a while I can have a mix of some an anime figurines as prizes and some DVDs. I try to match the DVDs or figurines to what the winners might like, if I can make a good guess!

Now, not only can a person recieve more than one prize, but also a single AMV can win one, two or more prizes. Typically the Best of Show winner is also the winner in its category, so it will get a double prize.

When a person wins two or more prizes, he or she will get a DVD (or figurine) for EACH winning entry. When an AMV wins two or more prizes it can get two DVDs or it can get a two-DVD series, or a thin-pack set, or some other "multiplied" prize, maybe a DVD plus a figurine from that show.

I like giving DVDs away the best because it is fuel for next years AMVs, right??

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS !!
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2011, 09:55:43 PM »
Just emailed the link to my first entry, the 2nd link will be given tomorrow =O
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2011, 03:43:32 PM »
Prinz Eugen and Samcyxk, thank you very much for your replies!

Have lots of fun in the event (since I won't!). I'll be waitin' the final results then. ;)

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« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2011, 04:24:48 PM »
Quote from: Twinny
Have lots of fun in the event (since I won't!). I'll be waitin' the final results then. ;)
Thank you !!

And for you: "Aprecie por favor um copo de Porto para nós!"


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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2011, 04:47:54 PM »
Submitting four AMVs today n.n sorry for the wait
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2011, 08:14:02 PM »
Prinz Eugen and Samcyxk, thank you very much for your replies!

Have lots of fun in the event (since I won't!). I'll be waitin' the final results then. ;)

You're quite welcome. :) But, unfortunately, I won't be attending the con, so I won't be able to have fun (sadness)
Something tells me that wasn't a very good idea...

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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2011, 12:12:51 AM »
Quote from: Twinny
Have lots of fun in the event (since I won't!). I'll be waitin' the final results then. ;)
Thank you !!

And for you: "Aprecie por favor um copo de Porto para nós!"




Hehe, amazing!!! ;D But I don't like wine. :P

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2011, 12:14:06 AM »
Have a question: I just now realized it, but one of my amvs is for the japanese videogame Rule of Rose. Problem: I used a clip of the English cutscene at the beginning and end. I am American: I do not own a Japanese playstation, nor a Japanese language copy of Rule of Rose to rip that from. Will my video be disqualified for having very short (like a second or two) clips in English at the beginning and end?

EDIT
(freaking out a bit xD. I don't know if the no English VA source applies to just anime, or both anime and video game footage.)

EDIT OF THE EDIT
Now that I think of it... like Silent Hill, Rule of Rose has no Japanese Voice acting. Even the Japanese version apparently has English. u.u
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 12:33:17 AM by Mitsukai Mizu Amaya »
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2011, 02:12:04 PM »
EDIT OF THE EDIT
Now that I think of it... like Silent Hill, Rule of Rose has no Japanese Voice acting. Even the Japanese version apparently has English. u.u

I'm obviously not anyone official but as I read the rules they forbid English *dubs*. If the audio is originally in English (and I double-checked, Rule of Rose apparently is only in English) I can't imagine the judges could fault you for it. Definitely make sure to ask Guy make a note of that for the judges though, they certainly don't necessarily know you aren't using a dub!

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2011, 02:35:24 PM »
Okay, I will remember to do that.
Thanks n.n Sent in the fourth video, just waiting for a confirm!
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2011, 02:42:31 PM »
Quote from: murder_of_raven link
Quote from: Mitsukai Mizu Amaya
EDIT OF THE EDIT
Now that I think of it... like Silent Hill, Rule of Rose has no Japanese Voice acting. Even the Japanese version apparently has English. u.u
I'm obviously not anyone official but as I read the rules they forbid English *dubs*. If the audio is originally in English (and I double-checked, Rule of Rose apparently is only in English) I can't imagine the judges could fault you for it. Definitely make sure to ask Guy make a note of that for the judges though, they certainly don't necessarily know you aren't using a dub!
I will be doing all the index cards (each entry gets a card and the judges populate the categories by re-arranging the cards into sets) tonight through Friday night and each card - such as your entry - will have special notes like the ones you mention. Several entries have distorted video and they will have notes that these are intentional effects, not an "I'm a klutz with WMM" pixellated crud-fest. Same goes for intentionally selected subtitles.

For your entry, this is like when Vampire Hunder D first came out it was ONLY available with an English dub.

The judges can bend the rules if the overall project is ENTERTAINING.
The no-dub rule has popped up recently in several other contests because people who watch subs and raws find English rather jarring. However, like the 'Intentionally Selected Fansub subtitles,' a well chosen spoken phrase which adds to the work should be generally acceptable.

In any cases it is the judges' collective decision.
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2011, 02:48:46 PM »
Okay, thanks! That's what I was worried about.
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011, 03:17:28 PM »
Forgot to ask, but will you be doing the live blog thread thing during the judging and stuff? I always got a kick out of that. xD
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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011, 06:34:30 PM »
Forgot to ask, but will you be doing the live blog thread thing during the judging and stuff? I always got a kick out of that. xD
OF COURSE!

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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2011, 06:35:24 PM »
-immediately thinks of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8u7px_GzWQ -

Glad to hear it n.n
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« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2011, 12:01:33 AM »
Yay! I always enjoy that too :)

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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2011, 09:30:51 AM »
Where can we find this live blog?? =O

Glad my entries are finally in as well! =D
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2011, 10:25:54 AM »
right here on the forums, usually n.n
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« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2011, 12:30:20 PM »
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Where can we find this live blog?? =O

I start a new forum thread under Fan Creations > AMV, and in between cooking and serving (and working on the contest OP, etc) I send updates - about hourly if I can - with the latest developments, quips by the judges, etc.
I usually start with a summary of total # of entries, anime series used, and where they all came from.

Feedback makes it more FUN, so please don't just LURK.

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« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2011, 01:51:56 PM »
Then I will not lurk n.n I love reading it xD
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2011, 02:04:42 PM »
Awesome! I'll try to keep up with it =D thanks for letting me know~
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Re: AMV Contest - NEW URL - Deadline NOW 1 week!!!
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2011, 03:00:08 PM »
Okay, then, I'll definitely try to give feedback this year, not just be a creeper ^^;
Something tells me that wasn't a very good idea...