@n1xx thanks^^ also thank you for the praise, i try to go for that effect yes~
While finally reaching the deadline of the third round's submission cycle, precisions about the Judge Panel and future badges will be given, along with an approximate start date for the evaluations.
Furthermore, participants and watchers alike, will be invited to discuss of a potential fourth round and of which themes should be interpreted, in order to help diversify and personalize the contest to respond to the community's wishes.
Submissions - Closed
As submissions have come to an end, as always, beautiful and original videos have been presented for this round. As a result, I would like to humbly and personally congratulate all who have put countless efforts and undeniable motivation, to make this a memorable contest.
Concerning the upcoming entirety of badges made for users' profiles on the site, they are currently being adapted to the interface, with new and improved designing involved. These adaptations that are currently being made, lead to a slight delay in the badge distribution. Worry not though, as they are guaranteed to be distributed, as soon as they are ready. Furthermore, news about their development and preparation, will be communicated to all who are involved, in the most rapid of delays.
In addition and as a quick reminder, winners, as well as participants, are eligible to four different badges.
- The Participation Badge: This badge is given to all editors and judges who have participated in the AMV Contest. As it was mentioned countless times in the past, the staff wholeheartedly agrees on congratulating all who have given efforts and merit, as much as those who win by the result of a fair evaluation.
- First, Second and Third Place Badges: As their titles fairly describe them, these are the badges distributed to those who have won their way up to the Top Three choices, resulting from the Judge Panel. Furthermore, members in this category are also rewarded with J-List Gift Certificates, with an amount designed to be proportional to their rank in the evaluations.
Due to an expected busy month of April, for most participants who are in the middle of final examinations and/or who are quite busy with work, more time has been given for potential judges to confirm their presence and their availabilities for the evaluation cycle. In spite of this, judging is expected to start, at the latest, on Wednesday, May 2nd. As it was promised with the badges, news will be given as soon as all of the judges will have confirmed their availabilities. Of course, this will be done, at the latest, by this upcoming Wednesday.
On another note, whether you are an editor who wishes to polish up your own current submission, or if you are a potential participant who would like to enter an AMV for this round, both of these options are still possible. However, please keep in mind that the beginning of the evaluation cycle can be announced, at any time, before this upcoming Wednesday. In other words, any revisions or additional submissions should be completed and sent, as fast as possible, before then.
In the meantime...
Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to share your opinions and views, on a possible Fourth Round. Would you enjoy seeing it happen and would you like to take part in it, as a participant? If yes, please share possible additions and modifications, at your constructive heart's content. Examples of discussion topics could include the following:
- Themes: One of this contest's goals is to make the participants feel comfortable with what they are working with. As a result, themes are chosen amongst the suggestions given by the community, which is why it is important to consider all of the watchers' and editors' ideas, in order to guarantee a constant level of fun and satisfaction, for whoever is participating.
- Judging Criteria: Based on the former and current rounds' judging method, are there any categories that should be added, combined or stripped from the current list? Do some of these unfairly advantage or disadvantage others?
- Prizes: While the money is proportionally designed, according to the winner's rank, suggestions on how to make this a fair distribution are quite welcome for discussion.
- Editing Originality: Other than choosing a single theme for each round, other objective possibilities may still remain to be uncovered. Please do not hesitate to suggest original round ideas, if ever they do cross your mind!
@break It's a great effect to add to anyone's AMVs. As much as it guarantees that the viewers will sit through your video, until the very end, it also guarantees that your message also comes across successfully to them. Again, great job! ;>
@n1xx hehe thanks^^ i only had thwe worry that the pace of the song itself mightve been a little to slow to go witht he actionscenes at times.. but i dunno if that Seiyuu did any other Songs xD
A sufficient number of judges have now been recruited to evaluate the AMVs entered in the third round! Furthermore, a complete list of the Judge Panel will be presented, as well as a friendly reminder of the criteria they will be basing their evaluations on.
On a second note, participants and watchers will be suggested to propose more themes that may interest them, for the fourth round. In the meantime, members interested in registering, right away, as an editor or as a judge for Round 4, can freely do so, during the evaluation cycle.
Judge Panel - Revealed
It is with great pleasure that I present you, all of the following volunteers that will be transparently reviewing the videos of this round.
All members of the Judge Panel have eight days to submit their evaluations. In other words, the winners of the third round are expected to be announced, shortly after Friday, May 11th at 11:59 P.M. EST(Eastern Time). If any extensions are given beyond this date, they will be responsibly announced in this thread.
As a side note, I would like to humbly thank all of the volunteers for their undeniable future efforts and for their kind assistance. I cannot wait to work beside you all, as a judge. <3
Concerning the judging criteria, none of them have changed, when compared to the list that was presented at the beginning of the round.
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.
To summarize, all videos will go through a detailed evaluation, which includes considering the general criteria that are often commented by watchers and thoroughly worked on, by editors.
A grade between 0 and 10 will be given, for each judging category, and it is the resulting calculated average that will determine each and every judge's Top 3 choices. This is a method to assure that the final classification will not be executed, in a first-impression manner. In all actuality, as applied in Round 2, this method delivers fair results, based on merit and video quality.
Amongst the specific details that will be critiqued, Synchronization will consider the chosen frame movements, according to the BPM(Beats per Minute) of the song. Rendering, on the other hand, will concern the technical quality and presentation of the AMV, while the Theme Representation criteria is used to look closely at how representative the entry is of one character. Finally, a free category entitled Originality will be left at each judge's discretion by commenting on their personal impression of the submission, while being strongly recommended into giving merit to never-before-seen combinations of anime and music.
On an ending note, in order to simplify the evaluation process for the current judges, all five official submissions will be presented, in this post. These are also available on the first page of this thread.
Thank you again to all editors, for their undeniable efforts and for their motivation. All current judges are to be thanked as well. You both are contributing into leading this contest to the end of its third round, and to the beginning of its fourth! I, as well as the community, are very grateful. <3
Entries - Round 3
- EMIYA by @break
Watch on 4Shared!
- Mi-oh! by @kosukechan
Watch on Vimeo!
Round 4 - Confirmed
Considering the steady pace that this contest has been keeping, when comparing it with the last round and while also seeing it advantaged by the new website's thread-sorting system, based on popularity and tags, this contest will be proceeding to its fourth round, as soon as the winners are announced in approximately a week from now.
In addition, as there is still time left before officially announcing the precise details of Round 4, please do not hesitate to propose themes that may interest you. For the moment, many votes have been given for the Love theme and strong are the chances of it reigning in the next round, unless interest for something different manifests itself. Of course, if more than one theme is proposed, the final decision will be made by picking one out of a hat, as it was done, at the end of the second round.
Also, when looking over the video editors' past availabilities for this project, I have come to the conclusion that an editing time of approximately 2-3 months is generally ideal. Once again, a test deadline will be proposed: Friday, July 27th. And of course, since this deadline is nothing more than a proposal, it is free to be adapted, and changed, to any participant's schedule. Furthermore, if you happen to be someone who would participate, no matter the theme chosen, it is possible to register right away.
On a final ending note, whether you are a watcher or a participant, please do not hesitate to comment on the contest's general process. No matter if it is about the themes, the prizes, or even the judging, please share any constructive ideas that may amplify the experience of being part of this competition. <3
@break A great way to initiate yourself to good video pacing, would be to try out @VivoDePyre's guide on video synchronization. As he mentioned, it seems complex at first, but it is a logical way to have control over your editing. ;>
@Rommel175 Even though your first submission has not been mentioned in this post, it has been privately asked, to all judges, to also evaluate it, if they have the time to do so.
As a friendly reminder, their evaluations will solely be for constructive purposes and will not be considered as official judging for this round.
hey, would people mind if i send them a pm with my opinion of their AMV's?
@Rommel175 No, I wouldn't mind.
As usual, here's the first Judgement list. I did this first while I was rendering another project video of mine, so expect that on the Supido Thread. Alright, enough with the intermissions, here's my descriptions and scores:
Syncrhronization, Rendering, Theme representation, Originality
- EMIYA (31/40)
Sync: There were significantly timed areas in the video with the song; this was most evident with the Archer VS Lancer take. (8/10)
Rendering: There was a huge chunk of space which could've been used for the whole video. Seeing as it is rendered to up to 1080HD... the extra resolution just killed it with this chunk of space. Also, that last pic explains the huge black border... that could've been cropped to size so you could utilize the entire workspace. (6/10)
Them representation: It focused highly on Archer, which was the sole theme of this AMV. No distractions; and considering that Shiro & Archer are one and the same person, so sticking to the theme is a good plus there. (8/10)
Originality - when I saw the title; I was expecting the Emiya Theme. This was most unexpected and a sole Archer focus is a good take on the AMV. My only concern is the length. (9/10)
- K-on/ Mi-oh! (35/40)
Sync:There was a huge level of synchronization here that got me attracted. But the slight fallback is in the beginning; it would've been better if the drums sync'd with the apron appearing on Mio. (9/10)
Rendering:There was no compromised quality with the HD-ness of the video. The fast forwards in the vid are too fast though that it made it look awkward but that's my opinion only. A best endign is to finish the Mio-tripping over scene until the guy snapshots for a good laugh. (8/10)
Theme Representation: my serious comment: A good mix of the K-on group and just Mio scenes were a good mix in this AMV. There lots of Mio lol-moments that made sure this had no dull moments STANDARD COMMENT: HHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNGGGGGGG (10/10)
Originality: I barely get to see Mio-tribute videos with her lol-faces not her serious moments so this may be a good plus; despite the fact of the large Mio fan base with their own AMVs. (8/10)
- Unknown World (37/40)
Sync: The full sync with the video is well timed and the selection of music is really catchy that it got me hooked. Some parts of the lyrics as well sync'd with the music. (10/10)
Rendering: There's a huge amount of time obviously used to render this AMV and deserves a credible amount of commendation. Aiming for a cinema style layout is a good choice too. It's a shame it is slightly short but if that's intentional; then it made me definitely want more! (8/10)
Theme representation:I'm not too familiar with Bakemonogatari but I'm feeling the guy is the lead character (You don't say, me!) For someone who didn't watch this yet; I now want to watch it. (10/10)
Originality: Nothing left to say but very very original in terms of selection of anime. And other supporting claims to this has been mention on the forementioned earlier parts. (9/10)
- Sail Through the Heavens (34/40)
Sync: Catchy R&B Blues got me to continuously watch this AMV. Also the rendering by the user made it worth watching seeing how well the video and audio blended together. (9/10)
Resolution: A standard selection to retain quality and avoid pixellating it... Good 640 x 480 resolution. The quality is constant which is the fundamental part of this part. (8/10)
Them Representation: Showing Simon's growth and his relationship with Kamina, and the good choice of scenes made this AMV even more interesting. (10/10)
Originality: The only thing generic or more like overused by most AMV-ers is introducing the creator & song at the very beginning. But the ending made it even awesome which is the ultimate plus of this AMV. It makes me want to wath it again... which I actually did. (7/10)
- Spike's last ride (33/40)
Sync: THere were very short hints of off-syncing and the video would've turned out better, etc. etc. But this was minimial; there were sync'd scenes but it's not on the good parts where you'd expect it more and give it that umph. (7/10)
Resolution: I bet the raw material is too small to be rendered in HD, so this may be a slight minus, given some thick blurry parts of the scenes and the high-brightness/contrast. It could've been better off at 720 or 480. (6/10)
Theme Representation: THe selection of scenes is like Spike's thinking through the stuff that happened to him until that last battle with an old colleague of his. Conjoined with the title; it's an accurate mix. (10/10)
Originality: I like how the opening is like it's part of the anime. For those who haven't watched Cowboy Bebop, it's like it's part of a missing scene. The last dialogue before the end was a good mix too. (9/10)
p.s. i typed 1-5 and it still shows all 1's... type rendering bug?
my first, and admittedly horrid, entry?
just a little note to all, mixing in voices from the show will be like my calling card. I love doing it because so few people do it. So expect me to do it for any new AMV i submit
my first, and admittedly horrid, entry?
All members of the Judge Panel have been given the option of reviewing your first entry(because it is not an official submission for this round). In other words, those who have supplemental time to do so, will come forward with an evaluation, without a doubt. ;>
p.s. i typed 1-5 and it still shows all 1's... type rendering bug?
In order for there to be consecutive numbers, each one of them needs to be attached to one paragraph. If you try to include numerous paragraphs under one section, it will reset as you enter the next reviewed AMV.
@flywalker37 I've recently come in to believing that Flagging a post for "Low effort/Unconstructive" exists entirely for you because honestly I don't think I've used it for anyone else.
EMIYA by @break 29/40
Synchronization(6/10): The video seemed to flow almost independently of the music. It continued at the same pace, not speeding up or slowing down with the music. Rendering(7/10): The video quality was consistent with only a few frames that looked out of place. The frame was pretty off-putting throughout the whole AMV. Cropping would be nice… Theme Representation(8/10): During the AMV, I was wondering which Emiya was the main focus in the AMV. Besides the fire at the beginning (which could apply to both), there was nothing really character specific. I could only tell it was about Archer due to his presence in both fight scenes. Originality(8/10): No offence, but I’ve seen plenty of Archer AMVs that mainly showcase his fighting. This kinda is the same thing.
Mi-oh! by @kosuke-chan 36/40
Synchronization(9/10): The video synched really well with the audio track. Not perfectly, but pretty well. Rendering(9/10): The video was pretty high quality. However, some of the sped-up bits just looked weird. Theme Representation(10/10): This AMV revolved around Mio, starring her in every key sequence.
Originality(8/10): Most AMV’s don’t usually focus on more whimsical moments that the Crowning Moments of Awesome. But with this anime, it is a bit more common…
Unknown World by @Momimochi 39/40
Synchronization(10/10): Music really seemed to fit the video, not only in BPM but also in theme. Rendering(10/10): This AMV was gorgeous. ‘Nuff said. Theme Representation(10/10): I never watched Bakemonogatari, but I could spot the main character of this AMV with ease. Originality(9/10): I have never watched this anime or any of its AMV’s. However this AMV was so well-scripted, I doubt that there are many like it.
Sail Through the Heavens by @Noodle 38/40 Synchronization(10/10): What can I say? The music and video played off each other really well. Rendering(9/10): While the AMV was very well made, there was a slight discrepancy in the color scheme. Some oversaturated sequences were followed directly by more muted ones. Slight variance in image quality, too. Theme Representation(10/10): Just like Momi’s AMV, this one did more than just give lots of shots of the character. It gave some insight on who the character is. Originality(9/10): Simon focused AMV’s are pretty common. Ones with this amount of depth? Not so much.
Spike’s Last Ride by @Rommel175 35/40 Synchronization(9/10): Music and video really played off each other to give a nice muted tone to the whole AMV. There were some iffy moments, though. Rendering(8/10): It was really repetitive. I do understand that the AMV was about Spike dying, but some of the falling scenes took forever~ Theme Representation(10/10): Just like the last two, you could almost feel Spike’s thoughts bleeding into the AMV. Originality(8/10): This idea is pretty overdone. Still pretty, though.
Emiya 22/40 Synchro: 6 Nothing much to say, not mych to synchronize really. The song kind of just plays and the characters fight. Rendering: 6 Did not fill my screen in full-screen mode bit I guess the quality was OK. Character focus: 5 I thought the amv was about the other guy (with the sword-spawning hands) the first time I watched it. I didn't realize it was about the Arher guy until I read it in the description. I have only watched maybe 2 episodes of this anime and that was years ago. Originality: 5 The song was a little too heavy and slow... The character dies(??) at 4 minutes of 5 and then he comes back to fight some more. A tribute to a dead character should end with his or her death if you ask me.
Mi-oh! 34/40 Synchro: 9 Good job throughout the whole amv. Some of the speed-altered parts come off a little weird but I like it anyway. Rendering: 8 I can't see any problems with the quality at all. Character focus: 10 Fantastic job, truly extraordinary! Originality: 7 The song is really good for this anime and it was enjoyable. Although there are lots of amvs in this style I think it's the best style for the anime and characters.
Unknown World 28/40 Synchro: 8 Lots of things to match up together but you pulled it off all right. Rendering: 7 Good quality, don't know if it's just me but it looks a little hazy most of the time. Character focus: 7 Yep it's about that one guy all right. Yes. He is the star. The star, he is it. Him and his eyes. Originality: 6 High speed and lots of different scenes are things that I like. You did this and it pleases me.
Sail through the heavens 32/40 Synchro: 10 I love it how you make it seem like the characters are singing the song. Great plus from me there. You adjusted the amv after the songs beats and lyrics through almost the entire amv which is great. Rendering: 7 Not perfect but absolutely tolerable. Character focus: 9 Yep. The protagonist is that guy. He is it. Originality: 6 first of all: TTGL IN MY KOKORO And then yes. Because yes.
Near perfection 28/40 Synchro: 6 Can't say very much here... Didn't strike me as a very synchronized amv but it's not out of synch either. Rendering: 7 Not perfect but hey it's an old anime so of course it's got worse quality. Character focus: 9 Yeah it's pretty obvious. I like the start of it, an introduction to the main character before the song really starts is good. Great. Originality: 6 It's a heavy and slow song. I can only speak for my self but too much heaviness for too long becomes a little boring. And it's too much focus on the fall from the tower but it's ok.
After many hours spent reading over my evaluation drafts, the following three are my resulting highest-rated entries for this round:
Before proceeding on developing my evaluations in much more detail, I would like to congratulate all the contestants for their undeniable hard work. Undeniable indeed, due to my biggest difficulty of having to choose only a top three. All of the entries, whether they are made by returning contestants or new participants, have been given the effort of depth which, in other words, means that the editors had a specific idea or message in mind and tried their hardest to distribute it to their viewers. Again, a job well done and I wish you all the best of luck for the rest of the judges' upcoming evaluations! <3
EMIYA by @break (32/40)
- Synchronization (8/10): Noticeably, whenever the rhythm of the music varies or travels to different peaks, it is not as often reflected in the scene changes of the video. However, recognition is given for making scenes as long as certain linear portions of the audio.
- Rendering (7/10): As mentioned earlier in the thread, choosing an ideal video rendering template would have been the key to get a perfect grade in this category. The template should be chosen according to the quality of the video files used to make the AMV. High quality can be reduced to low, but it unfortunately cannot work the other way around.
- Theme Representation (9/10): If the viewer has not watched the related series, the first third of the video may seem misleading since it features another character while he is being attacked by the AMV's protagonist who is partially hidden, at the beginning. Archer's role in the video is easily deductible afterwards though.
- Originality (8/10): The audio genre combined with an Archer tribute is often used in the Anime Music Video community, but using written presentations at the beginning of the AMV, in order to introduce the character in a few words, is quite original.
Mi-Oh! by @kosukechan (38/40)
- Synchronization (9/10): Good and well-thought frame changes whenever the rhythm changes. Furthermore, the quick movement speed at the chorus fits well at times, while it seems in excess in others.
- Rendering (10/10): The high resolution of the files used to construct the video, has been preserved to its 1280x720 pixel quality. Very good rendering strategies.
- Theme Representation (10/10): Many aspects of Akiyama Mio's personality are shown here. Whether she is annoyed, frightened, happy or even embarrassed, this AMV delivers the impression of traveling across her ups and downs, while only seeing what makes her beautifully bloom so much.
- Originality (9/10): A lot of tributes to this character are blended with J-Pop tracks. However, this AMV is very fun to watch and is sure to make many of its watchers smile. If charisma was not only a human trait, I would definitely associate it to this video.
Unknown World by @Momimochi (39/40)
- Synchronization (9/10): A lot of appreciation is given to being able to switch scenes so quickly at audio peaks, or even adding a second video overlay, in order to add emphasis. However, the AMV is so well-timed before 1:18 and after 1:30, that the scenes in-between these timestamps reflect a different pace, which makes it very noticeable in a contrasting way.
- Rendering (10/10): In most of the series animated by SHAFT, cinematic scenes are often featured in widescreen. Rendering in the same style actually helps in reconnecting with the Bakemonogatari universe.
- Theme Representation (10/10): Listening to the lyrics and comparing them to Araragi's adventures in the video, makes the viewers comprehend some of his struggles and what kind of entourage he constantly has around him.
- Originality (10/10): Again, the widescreen rendering focuses attention on the protagonist of the video and adds a dramatic impression of it all. Furthermore, shifting between bright and obscure scenes is a great way to exploit mood variation and deliver it to one's audience. Finally, using English audio with such visual depth is a rarely seen combination.
Sail Through the Heavens by @Noodle (37/40)
- Synchronization (10/10): The chosen scenes flow very well with the music's rhythm as well as fit the meaning behind the lyrics. This enforces the interest for the AMV and makes the viewer want to watch more.
- Rendering (7/10): Unfortunately, there is a slight loss of quality that is noticeable, which results in pixel voids and a more zoomed aspect ratio.
- Theme Representation (10/10): The AMV is very focused on many of Simon's struggles and life-changing events. It feels almost as if the watcher is living it all in his place.
- Originality (10/10): Merit goes mostly to using GAINAX's colorplay to the mood's advantage. Brightly colored for softer moments of the song, while somber scenes are present to add to the heaviness.
Spike's Last Ride by @Rommel175 (36/40)
- Synchronization (7/10): The events often flow too slowly or too quickly, compared to the pace of the music. Slowing fighting scenes, using this kind of rhythm, would add more importance to the events at hand.
- Rendering (9/10): Preserving the video to its original 480p format, without pushing it to 720p or 1080p would be quite sufficient. Low resolution is actually quite acceptable if the aspect ratio remains intact.
- Theme Representation (10/10): A very powerful impression comes from this AMV. Entering someone's thoughts and following them until he is at his very last breath is a very worthwhile, yet saddening ride.
- Originality (10/10): While tributes to Spike are very popular ideas, not many are those who show such video-editing control. Being able to insert the correct scenes, at the right time, in order to deliver the exact message of a dying man's last thoughts on life, is truly an editing ability that is worth developing further.
After regrouping availabilities from members of the Judge Panel, the deadline for evaluation submissions, has been pushed to Thursday, May 17 at 11:59 P.M. EST(Eastern Time). Unfortunately, it is the only common time that my schedule overlaps with the ones of the volunteers. :<
However, to compensate, it is certain that next Thursday will be the final date for judging submissions. In other words, as soon the deadline is reached, the winners will be announced shortly afterwards(within reason), no matter how many evaluations are still missing.
On a final note, I would like to humbly apologize to all the editors who may be impatiently waiting for the final results. Please rest assured that this extension will guarantee good judging quality, nevertheless. :)
my prior idea for a theme stands. an unorthodox love
I really didn't feel the synchronization here. Just several clips of fighting scenes strung together with music playing here. Yes there may have been moments where synchronization was attempted... however it wasn't pronounced enough for me to tell whether or not it was purposefully done by the editor or mere coincidence.
The resolution/frames appeared to be consistent throughout. I wish, however, considering the resolutions made available, that the clips used would have been of a higher quality.
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.
It was pretty obvious this was an archer tribute video. However there were times where the scale, as far as who the focus was on, seemed to switch back and forth between the 2 Emiyas. It's difficult to fault you much for that, but it seems like something could have been done to make it more clear.
As I'm familiar with the animes/movies in all of the entries, I'm going to judge this from the perspective of someone who has done so. That said, the majority of this material used in this amv was original per say... however it didn't seem to be purposefully original. In other words, while not all of these clips aren't frequently seen in others AMVs, it seemed to be only because long fighting scenes were chosen and therefore, scenes not commonly used seemed to simply accidentally make it into this AMV. I believe increased attention to editing such that certain points are emphasized during more dramatic/emotional points in the song would greatly help you.
What can I say Momi, you nailed it. Great job. The attention to detail as far as matching what is happening in the AMV to the lyrics as well as the tempo of the song was excellent. At 26 seconds when you matched the song to Araragi and Hanekawa walking across the street + the change of the pedestrian traffic light to green right as the main tempo of the song resumed.... I was like... "this is what I'm talking about." I actually said that out loud. Some of the screen transitions like at 48 seconds where it shows Shinobu for a brief moment I thought were very well done. I also particularly liked where you showed Senjougahara with a reduced opacity around 1:27... as if it was a dream which matches the lyrics of the song at that moment. There are too many great examples to mention but they weren't lost on me... hence your score in this category. You killed me with that abrupt end though. Other than that, great job.
Resolution consistent. Frames didn't appear stretched. Quality was pretty darn good.
I've seen other AMVs that simply go out and pick random scenes without much thought to the character's personality and or story behind the anime. This was not one of those AMVs... I think even if I hadn't watched Bakemono... that this AMV would have given me insight into the personality of Araragi.
I've seen quite a few Bakemonogatari AMVs. The choice of song, use of content not generally found in Bakemono AMVs, plus superb editing really sealed the deal for me. That's not to say you used completely original content... there were several scenes that are used quite often... but rightfully so since they serve to enhance the emotion of the AMV. You had enough original content IN ADDITION to the commonly found scenes in order for me to justify giving to a good score here as well.
This is an interesting choice of song in that it not only requires sync to just the tempo to be great but also to the emotion being conveyed as well. You managed to do both... very well in fact. There we occasions where I wished I had seen more sync to the temp though... as I think it would have served to enhance the emotional feeling of the AMV.... especially on that low bass note that is repeated throughout. That said, I can see how doing that too much might have been distracting. Regardless... I think a bit more would have been nice. Overall though great job.
Resolution appeared consistent and no stretched frames. No issue here. Quality was nice.
I had difficulty with this section. Somehow I think Simone could have been more properly represented as the protagonist. It felt at times like I was just watching another Gurren Lagaan AMV... and not a 'Simone is the protagonist' AMV. I honestly didn't like the even limited use of Kamina in some of the scenes. It was distracting in my opinion. Especially for someone who has seen the anime and how much of a part Kamina played in the beginning.
Fairly original. There were many scenes that are frequently used in other AMVs. However the sync with the song is better than you often see in other GL AMVs, so points for that.
@kosukechan OH GOD... IT WAS SO CUTE.
I hate to be criticial of this AMV... because again...it was so cute. That said, synchronization was almost non existent. Some scenes were sped up/rushed... or slowed down... for what seemed like no apparent reason to me. I think some of the scenes that you sped up would have been much more powerful if you had just done a better job with the sync with the normal speed of the scene.
No problems here. Very high quality... very nice.
I think you did a great job portraying Mio as the protagonist. The song was a great choice and fit the kind of playful nature of the anime.
Okay yes, you used scenes that are commonly used in other K-On AMVs, however, you did a good job showing me material I had never scene that served to really highlight the personality of Mio. Honestly one of the best Mio AMVs I've seen in a while. Just work on your syncing a bit, and I'll be happy :P
Rommel, I'm always impressed with the emotion conveyed through your AMVs and this was no exception. In this AMV the sync was focused more on syncing to the emotion, and less on the tempo... although I observed syncing to the tempo as well... and it was nicely done. Considering the mood/emotion of the song, it doesn't lend itself well towards being synced with the music... as it would have been distracting. So good job.
No problems here.
I thought the scenes were very well chosen considering the mood of the song. I would have liked to see more of Spike showing off other aspects of his personality... however once again, considering the mood of the song... I think you did a good job.
I had to hit you here... I've seen these scenes used SOOOO many time before. It's partially not your fault as due to the age of this anime... that's to be expected somewhat. However that means having to work that much harder if you're going to choose an anime that's been out for this long. Overall great job.