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Offline Prinz Eugen

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2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:40:02 am »
Here we GO:

http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/k2013-amv.htm

Please contact me if you spot any typos!

Meanwhile, we are UP and RUNNING for the 2013 AMV Contest!

Category summaries will be listed in the next post;
please feel free to discuss questions on the rules.

Offline Prinz Eugen

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories Summaries:
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2013, 10:46:34 am »
SIX AMV CATEGORIES:

[1] INTENSITY
Similar to an 'Action' category, but THIS year we are merging 'Effects' into this category, because good effects are intense. This category is for a strong dramatic plot or visuals, engaging the audience with impact, high suspense, and gripping scenes throughout. There is an additional prize for best Effects (see below,) but the Effects prize winner can come from any category.

[2] INSTRUMENTAL
This category may use any anime and any style of AMV, with the only criterion being that the music contain no discernible lyrics, and no scat or nonsense syllables either. Instrumental music may use the human voice as a wordless instrument. Here are two examples:
Music Sample 1 <http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/antartica5.mp3>
Music Sample 2 <http://users.opusnet.com/guy1656/rwjce.mp3>

[3] RETRO
Each submission must satisfy BOTH of these conditions below:
All music and sources must be at least five (5) years old, and
The sum, in years, of the latest (youngest) video source and audio source must equal AT LEAST 30.

[4] G-RATED COMEDY & PARODY
Tell all your jokes here! But to keep them CLEAN and FUN for ALL - will be the challenge! Entries for this category MUST conform to the MPAA "General" ("G") rating. The Hayes Code which was in force from the 1930s through 1960s also offers a good voluntary guideline as well.

[5] TRAILERS
Includes fake commercials, TV spots, and movie and game trailers. May use actual advertising audio or a fictitious creation in the style of a commercial, trailer, or fake episode opening credits. Serious and intriguing dual-openers will also show in this category. Comedy trailers may get redirected to the COMEDY category.

[6] MISLEAD THE AUDIENCE!
A project wherein the story seen in the AMV is unrelated or opposite to the story told in the actual anime series. Here are some possible strategies:
Make a romantic couple or relationship that does not exist in the show
Depict secondary characters as primary driving elements of a new story
Make a cheerful show come to a tragic or somber ending, or vice-versa, such as a comedy lampoon of a horror story
Rearrange story elements out of their original timeline to create a new plot
Apply digital effects / composites to create new settings, lighting, mood, and feel
Color-swap hair, skin, eyes, clothing and more to depict new and different-looking characters, objects, and settings
Composite characters onto a new setting from another show
Composite a character from a different show with a similar design style to make a new story or relationship

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

[7] JUDGES' CHOICE: Chosen by the judges' panel. The winnner is revealed immediately following the contest.
[8] MASTER of TECHNICAL EFFECTS: New Prize for 2013! Chosen by the judges' panel AND the contest coordinator. In the event that the selected AMV is NOT selected for a category, it will be shown as an Exhibition entry and awarded its prize.
[9] BEST of SHOW chosen by audience vote.


GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN !!

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2013, 08:08:51 pm »
Woot! I am looking forward to it, and appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.
Time to remind hubby man to work on his.
superjaz, that is jaz with one z count um ONE z!
Proud PAM mom

Offline Italianguy

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 12:17:59 pm »
I've been waiting for a lot of time for another contest *-* oh yes

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 05:53:14 pm »
I have my entry submitted, who else has sent in?

Offline Prinz Eugen

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 06:44:49 am »

Thank you! - and thanks to everyone else who has entered so far.

We are way down on submissions this year compared to last year; but the "crunch" hasn't happened (yet.)
Keeping my fingers crossed - this is the 'scary' part ...




- G

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 08:34:51 am »
good luck when the crunch hits, always caught me off guard how many videos can come in at high speed in a short time

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Re: 2013 AMV Contest Categories & Rules UP and GO!!
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 07:03:14 pm »
Yowza - we got about 20 over the weekend and ANOTHER 20 entries ALL in the last 10 hours!

Only mail-in entries to go now (we only get 1 or 2 f these usually.)

So lots of downloading form me tonight and Friday night.
(My job goes late on Thursday nights, so I will be pretty useless tomorrow night.)
Anything I don't get done tonight I should have tied up by Friday.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR AMVs!!

- G

PS Admin my now lock this thread.
Watch for a "judges panel" thread firing up in the next few days to go over submission statistics and the selection of the contest playlist!