@n1xx Are the individual extensions still in play? The USB with all my RAWs died in the washer so I might need some time to go hunting for them again. orz
@Momimochi Based on the extension of fourteen days that has just been given(submissions now ending on April 27), do you think that it's sufficient time for you to catch up?
If you're not sure about the answer yet, since it is somewhat still quite early to judge, you can inform me about your progress, in the following days. For anyone who is willing to submit an entry, I always try my best to give them an appropriate schedule. ;]
On a similar note, I'm very sorry to hear about your USB drive. I hope you didn't lose anything of higher importance. :<
Sure, I'll try to make it by the deadline. If all else fails, then yeah. That was just my USB for my RAWs to play on TV so there was nothing important in it.
i doubt it as i am off into the army
Good news: I have recovered most of my lost files and gotten hands on the material I need for my AMV, so now I only need to install Premiere pro and start working. Things are looking brighter.
@Jake M.O.S.? Active, reserve, or National guard? I love learning about new battle buddies. and don't hesitate to ask about any kind of facet about military life. the first thing you need to learn the only dumb question is the one not asked.
that said, everyone I'm willing to edit together files for people. send me what you have and I'll edit a rough copy, and you can add refinements as you see fit. If you win I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYTHING, it was your idea, and you AMV! I just helped it make deadline, and i refuse to take credit for other peoples ideas. @n1xx IF that's ok by you, i just want some competition.
send me what you have and I'll edit a rough copy, and you can add refinements as you see fit.
Since the judging criteria includes editing skills and video rendering, having someone else proclaim a part of your work, as their own, will unfortunately give falsified results.
However, I will give the opportunity, especially for this round, for editors who have already submitted their work, to either submit a second AMV or collaborate with another participant.
On that note, I am also available for an AMV-Collaboration with any of you. ;3
@Noodle That's amazing news! I can't wait to watch your future entry!
@Jake I completely understand, and I guess it can't be helped. Thank you for your participation in the contest and I wish you the best of luck in the army! Please stay safe. <3
@Rommel175 I am going into the Royal Signals, of the British army
i fiinished my video now, just gotta find a place where i can be int he net long enough to actually upload it now.
@Jake well...that's what i get for assuming. Either way, the U.K. has a fantastic military, and an allied soldier is still a buddy as far as I'm concerned.
I'm a Chemical Warfare Specialist From the U.S. and best of luck to you brother.
..... So Vegas got all screwy with importing videos (lolfreezingallthetime) so Imma just render the 2:00 something I have. Yeah.
Wooo. More people actually submitting stuff.
im kinda raging right now due to beign unable to properly upload my amv (at a friend's place right now and the internet, shared between us via WLan, makes uploading the video so slow that my laptop overheated and shut down halfway through uploading it). 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.
Here's my video. It's blocked in some countries, but I think you should be able to view it through a proxy like hidemyass or something.
I'm sorry if it seems rushed. It was though. I'll play around with it a bit and maybe I'll upload a new version before the deadline.
Edit: Oh one more thing.
This video contains frickin' huge spoilers
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
im home! i uploaded it! first only on 4shared but now its also up on youtube. i dunnp if its gonna get blocked or not though~was fun doign this, even though i couldnt use sony vegas and i dunno why but Movie Maker always windows the video and makes it smaller for me... anywayys, i hope you like it~
@break There are nine hours left until the final deadline so it is still possible for you to try rendering the video in an ideal high-definition format.
I have found two quite well-explained tutorials on Youtube. The first one demonstrates how one can render a high-definition video, while using Windows Movie Maker.
However, in order to successfully complete the step above, one needs to first set the AMV at a 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of it being at 4:3. If ever you are certain that the screen definition needs to be changed to widescreen, I believe that the following tutorial will be able to helpfully guide you through it.
Please note that none of these steps are obligatory, in order for you to compete in this round. However, since rendering is one of the judging criteria, it would surely be worth your time. ;>
@n1xx hm i already deleted the files of the scenes i used to preserve HDD space, so all i could do now would be upscaling... i think i will do that for the next round though (unless i get to use a better program again by that time ) but thanks for it, really~
@break You're very welcome. In my opinion, anyone willing to render a high-definition video with Windows Movie Maker should explore all the possible actions, even if those do happen to be quite complex and well-hidden, according to many reviews.
Without a doubt, combined with your natural editing skills, submitting a high-definition AMV with the same passion behind it, in the future, will be worth quite the watch! ;3
Concerning this round's video, it feels exactly as if I was watching an official extended preview for an anime series. Very well done and I must say that I admire how you naturally tend to add a story to your AMVs. ;]