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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:26 AM

Want us to show your AMV?

Send it to amv@acen.org!

mp4 format only, please. We ask that you keep it under 7 minutes, and please restrict yourselves to PG-13. We'll show everything that we can at the convention!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:26 AM

When is the deadline to turn in submissions? I was thinking of doing a 2 minute AMV given the time frame.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:32 AM

Deadline! Yes, we need one of those, don't we? Let's call it April 13th-- two weeks pre-con.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

...A further detail:

We're looking for submissions of Anime Music Videos. We might consider showing other things, but I'm not even remotely promising that.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

Is .h264 ok? The format itself is a byproduct of .mp4 (and is in fact considered mpg4 part 10 to some) and should be compatible. Asking as I would have to re-encode my video.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Anything else other than .mp4 format? I know there were other requirements in previous years, but I just want to make sure.

EDIT: Also, are credits or watermarks allowed?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:09 AM

View PostDomino, on 12 March 2012 - 07:32 PM, said:

Is .h264 ok? The format itself is a byproduct of .mp4 (and is in fact considered mpg4 part 10 to some) and should be compatible. Asking as I would have to re-encode my video.


If you give us something that isn't .mp4, and we can't get your video to play, we're not going to screen it. Please bear in mind that, for this year, I'm utterly new to this, my assistant is new to this, and we don't have a lot of time. If you think that it's going to be compatible, of course, send it in!

...It's just that if you make it too hard to get to play, I won't have time to figure out how to fix that.

View PostAshori, on 12 March 2012 - 08:17 PM, said:

Anything else other than .mp4 format? I know there were other requirements in previous years, but I just want to make sure.

EDIT: Also, are credits or watermarks allowed?


Erg. I dislike credits and watermarks. But I won't ban them this year. (When we run contests, next year? Expect them to be banned.) Requirements as I see it: .mp4, or something highly compatible with same. Less than 7 minutes. Uh, if your credits last more than 3 seconds, I'm not very likely to show your video. Keep it PG-13 or less. Also, if it's not an anime music video-- containing, y'know, actual anime footage-- I'm not very likely to show it.

Aside from that... nah. I'm too fussy as it is.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

All right, thank you. ^^
I just wanted to clarify in case you wanted credits such as the anime, song, artist, etc. at the end of the video. But I'll make sure to keep them off when rendering. Thank you!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

How many submissions per person are allowed?
Also, will they be played according to category or something? I'd like to gauge audience reaction if mine gets shown.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

Excellent questions!

I'd say that beyond about three submissions, we're going to ask people to sit on their hands and let somebody else fill in for a change.

They'll be shown according to category if we have enough to bother. Since there isn't a contest, I'm trying to not be overenthusiastic about the response...
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Any requirement for the dimensions of the video? (wide screen, nothing above 720p, etc.)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

I'd recommend 720x480. Unfortunately, I won't know for another week or two at a minimum what the capabilities of the computer we're using are.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

This is my first time submitting an amv to ACEN and of friend of mine encouraged me to do so.

A couple questions, when we submit a video, for the video info, do you want us submit through the e-mail the info about it, or have it on the video itself, like for 2 to 3 seconds intro. I saw from another post someone asked about that, and I saw you don't like watermarks or credits. So I wanted to ask.

And another question, when screening the amvs, which computer you be using, windows or mac?

Also, would it matter if the video file be too big? I know I seen some amvs around 3 minutes get big as 500 MB, which is huge. The one I want to submit is on mp4 format, 1280 x 720 format, and only 42 MB. Sorry if it sounds redundant from another question. If it's too big dimension, I could do 720 x 480 format.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

I'd prefer that you include the information separately, rather than in the video.

We use PCs to watch videos, and don't be concerned about file size.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:15 PM

Okay thanks answering my question. So I do that ^^

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

Since you're not being fussy about this, can I submit AMVs I entered in last year's contest?

And what kind of info do you want sent to you? Like, which animes are featured in the video, song choice, etc?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

I'm having trouble emailing the video. My video is over the email limit for attachments. Is there another way to get it to you like with ftp? thanks

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

View PostAllieelly, on 02 April 2012 - 09:00 AM, said:

Since you're not being fussy about this, can I submit AMVs I entered in last year's contest?

And what kind of info do you want sent to you? Like, which animes are featured in the video, song choice, etc?


If you entered it in our contest last year, we, uh, already have it.

As for info... this is the year that I'm not fussy, but anime, song choice, and creator would make sense to me.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

View PostYomato100, on 02 April 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:

I'm having trouble emailing the video. My video is over the email limit for attachments. Is there another way to get it to you like with ftp? thanks


Well, sure. Just upload it to a filesharing site and send us the link-- Rapidshare or Mediafire, for example.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

View PostUnka Josh, on 02 April 2012 - 01:11 PM, said:

Well, sure. Just upload it to a filesharing site and send us the link-- Rapidshare or Mediafire, for example.


Thanks Unka Josh, I sent you the link for the amv. I forgot to put my forum name on the email. The video name is Sasuke's Song. thanks

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Yep, got it, thanks!
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:07 AM

so I was wondering if its just AMVs or can we do AMV Hell style videos. I have heard some people say that they arent AMVs and some people say they are :P
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:39 AM

I'm not sure what you mean by "AMV Hell style videos." If it features mostly anime footage, and some kind of soundtrack... and is PG-13... we'll probably accept it.

Uh, one further caveat: Don't send us a political commercial disguised as an AMV. You wouldn't think I'd need to say that, but...
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:27 AM

View PostUnka Josh, on 13 April 2012 - 02:39 AM, said:

I'm not sure what you mean by "AMV Hell style videos." If it features mostly anime footage, and some kind of soundtrack... and is PG-13... we'll probably accept it.

Uh, one further caveat: Don't send us a political commercial disguised as an AMV. You wouldn't think I'd need to say that, but...

thats kind of sad lol. political amvs XD. and uh my video is 8 minutes and 22 seconds long. IDK is that alright? I know you said 7 minutes ill email it and you can let me know. Its a parody of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:28 AM

If you want more videos some of us at AMV Tributes have been working on a gainax video. It's about an hour long. :P I'd love to show it. It isn't even online yet, cons only XD.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

Well... Normally, I'd cut you off at seven minutes. But this is the year I'm not sweating the details, so that's OK.

Hour long? I don't think that that's likely to work out for us this year. For one thing, I might die of old age before I was able to finish downloading it...
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

View PostUnka Josh, on 13 April 2012 - 12:36 PM, said:

Well... Normally, I'd cut you off at seven minutes. But this is the year I'm not sweating the details, so that's OK.

Hour long? I don't think that that's likely to work out for us this year. For one thing, I might die of old age before I was able to finish downloading it...

Sweet, let me know if you got it, video title is panty and stocking with garterowned
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

View PostUnka Josh, on 13 April 2012 - 12:36 PM, said:

Well... Normally, I'd cut you off at seven minutes. But this is the year I'm not sweating the details, so that's OK.

Hour long? I don't think that that's likely to work out for us this year. For one thing, I might die of old age before I was able to finish downloading it...

I could bring it in on like a thumbdrive, idk if u do the anime programming blocks too but maybe it could be in one of them
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

Thanks Josh from Yomato100 and SilverWolf65 for doing a great job with the AMV room and thanks to everyone else we saw running the AMV room!!! Can't wait untill next year!!!

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

You're quite welcome, on behalf of the AMV staff, and next year, we promise to be vastly more awesome, with actual AMV events, even!
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