As we approach the final deadline date, it's the perfect opportunity to review one's work. Furthermore, AMV evaluations are drawing near, so it's also time to recruit judges amongst the Colorless community.
Three Days Left!
Close to only three days are left until the evaluations will finally begin for this third round! Participants who have already submitted a video, are recommended to review their work and perfect it even more, if they judge it to be necessary.
Sometimes, viewing our own work in a reasonable time delay later, makes us notice where additions and changes can be made in order to enhance the viewer's experience. ;>
Small Deadline Change
im gonna be at my own home exactly at the dy of the deadline (+/- a few hours depending on time differences) and probably will be able to post my vid only shortly after the deadline... i hope thats still okay.
Due to @break's inevitable situation, the deadline will be pushed by twelve hours. As a result, the submission cycle will end on Saturday, the 28th of April at 11:59 AM EST(Eastern Time).
Spaces are still open in the current Judge Panel for those who would like to participate as judges for this round. However, small conditions apply, such as:
- A user eligible to being part of the Judge Panel must have been a member of this website, for at least one month.
- Furthermore, the volunteer must also not be one of the current contest participants.
The evaluation cycle is expected to start as soon as the submissions will end. In other words, the list of judges will be announced shortly after this upcoming Saturday's deadline. At the latest, the evaluations are expected to start, in the middle of the subsequent week.
Judge applications can be made by either sending me a private message or by posting in this thread. As it has often been asked, in the past, no necessary requirements(other than the ones listed above) are obligatory to be part of the panel.
Equal judging opportunities will be given to all members who are minimally familiar with the community and that have the motivation to volunteer in making this a memorable contest.
Concerning the judging criteria, I humbly invite all current and potential judges to review the following elements to consider, while evaluating an AMV.
(This information is also available on the first page of this thread.)
Synchronization(/10): The grade is given based on the editor's ability to have properly timed the audio track with the events in the video.
Rendering(/10): This is somewhat like evaluating the overall quality of the AMV, but by only considering the final scaling. As an example, if the frames appear stretched or if the resolution changes from one scene to another, points will be removed.
Theme Representation(/10): A character tribute is the objective of this round. Evaluation will be based on how easy it is to distinguish the AMV's protagonist and how well he/she is represented.
Originality(/10): As the title says it, this category gives freedom to the evaluators, in what concerns their views on the originality of an AMV. Points will mostly be given out, based on never-before-seen content.
As it can be deductible by reading the information above, members of the Judge Panel will be evaluating all entries by giving a personal grade between 0 and 10, for each judging criteria. An average will then be calculated by them at the end, which will determine each and every judge's Top 3 choices. Furthermore, a sentence or two is recommended to explain the reasoning behind the given evaluation and to potentially offer constructive improvement possibilities.
Ideally, seven days are given, after the deadline, for the judges to post their evaluations in the contest thread. However, as it was done with last round's judging, extensions of a few days, or hours, can be given, according to the judges' availabilities.
@Momimochi An Arararararararagi tribute! I love it! Even though you didn't get to complete your AMV, the editing turned out to be quite amazing, nevertheless.
And yes, problems with Sony Vegas Pro and RAWs are quite common. Often it is due to the audio field being quite different than the usual formats used in windows-adapted videos. Adding in certain available plug-ins should fix these issues though. :]
@Noodle To be fairly honest, if you did not mention it, I wouldn't have noticed its rushed aspect. I personally find that your editing style fits very well with the chosen frames and the pace of the video. In addition, your textual presentation is quite beautiful. <3