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PostSubject: Alchimia Tournament   Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:42 pm


Alchimia is an AMV Tournament held by the Italian studio, Rising Production.
Two editors pair up and must try to overcome each round by staying united. The rules anticipate the possibility that a team may come apart – As such, the editors will have to give it their all in order to remain together and be ruled as champions (more info below).

The term Alchimia in English means Alchemy and represents the type of Tournament that we've created. That is, the matching of two different elements that will create something new from the base elements. In this case, the two elements are actually editors, and they will be mixing and matching different styles of editing throughout each round.

GENERAL
1 – Only Anime Music Videos are allowed.
1.1 – In order to be considered an AMV, 60% of the video must at least consist of Anime and/or Japanese Videogames, and the duration of the song must be at least 90% of the video.
2 – The video must be between 1:30 min. to 5:00 min. long (intro and outro not included).
2.1 – You may add an intro, credits and whatnot of the duration that you prefer.
3 – The staff reserves the right to disqualify any video if it considers it necessary.
4 – “Alchimia – Tournament” and “risingproduction.itmust be written at the beginning or the end of the videos.

REGISTRATIONS
1 – You must enter in couples.
2 – Registrations are made by posting a message in this topic, specifying the names of the two members.
3 – Registrations begin on July 12th and end on July 24th.
3.1 – Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
4 – The Tournament will take place only with a minimum of 16 participants (8 couples).
4.1 – Once we have 16 participants, the registrations will continue on until we fill up a full roster of 32.
4.2  - In the event we do not obtain a full roster of 32 participants, only the first 16 may be able to participate in the Tournament.
5 – If by any chance a participant does not have a buddy to enter the Tournament with, you may flag yourself as Lone Wolf in your forum message and the next person to enter him/herself as Lone Wolf will be paired up with you.
5.1 – Just to make things a little easier for you, we will update the roster with the Lone Wolf couples as soon as possible.
5.2  - It will be up to you to communicate with the person whom you get paired up with.

MATCHES
1 – The matches will be made-up of one team against another.
2 – Every match will have a theme or some type of challenge, that the individual editors must overcome.
For example, Editor A might be asked to edit his part in very dark and gloomy tones, while Editor B might have to edit very bright and cheerful tones.
2.1 – Every round, each team will have the exact same theme/challenge as the opponent team.
3 – The round will be passed by the two best videos. This means that Editor A from Team 1 may pass the round along with Editor B from Team 2. At that point, Editor B from Team 1 and Editor A from Team 2 would be disqualified, and the two winners would now form a new Team to go on in the Tournament.
4 – If one of the members drops out, the member of the opposing team with the same theme/challenge automatically passes the round.
5 – The winning team will be nominated Best Team.
6 – There will be a last, mono-themed round in which the two finalists will show off to see who the best editor of the Tournament is.

EDITING
1 – The participants will have 7 days to edit their videos.
2 – There will be no deadline extensions.
2.1 – If you are insecure as to whether or not you'll be able to respect the deadlines, do not participate at all, as there are limited slots in the Tournament.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
1 – The video can a have maximum size of 150MB.
1.1 – The size limit may only be increased with a valid motivation, which must be
communicated to one of the coordinator.
2 – The following video formats are accepted: AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MPEG, MPEG2.
3 – The following video codecs are accepted: H264, XviD, WMV9, DivX, MPEG, MPEG2.
4 – The following audio codecs are accepted: MP3, AAC, WMA.

SENDING THE VIDEOS
1 – The videos must be uploaded on one of these file hosting sites: Mega, Mediafire, Dropbox, Sendspace.
2 – The links must be sent to the following e-mail: contest@risingproduction.it
2.1 - You must specify which part of the challenge you edited, in the e-mail.

Please be aware that you will be disqualified, should you not abide by any of the above written rules.

COORDINATOR
[key]Scarlet

JUDGES
[key]Scarlet - Nihilant01 - Yusuke - Gorz - xDieguitoAMV

JUDGING
The videos will be judged following parameters which will change round by round depending on the challenges proposed.

PRIZES
The prizes are yet to be determined.


As this is our first attempt at this type of Tournament, any feedback or suggestions are much appreciated.

The Tournament is meant for fun and we want everyone to have a great experience. So please, respect your opponents and remember that the judges' rulings are unquestionable. If you have anything to complain about, we are more than happy to welcome them. We will do our best to resolve any type of problem.
You may contact our organizer, [key]Scarlet, via private message on our forums.

For any other doubts, please refer to this topic.

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CONTEST SCHEDULE

Round 1
July 25th - July 31st

Round 2
August 6th - August 12th

Round 3
August 16th - August 22nd

Round 4 (Finals in case of 16 participants)
August 26th - September 1st

Finals
September 5th - September 11th

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Rules in short:
1- You must enter in couples.
2 - The matches will be made-up of one team against another.
3 - The participants will have 7 days to edit their videos.
4 - Every match will have a theme or some type of challenge, that the individual editors must overcome.
5 - “Alchimia – Tournament” and “risingproduction.it” must be written at the beginning or the end of the videos.
6 - Registrations begin on July 12th and end on July 24th.
7 - Here you can subscribe to the competition.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:28 pm

[key]Scarlet wrote:
You must enter in couples.
O my, i'm single.
teehee~

But no in all seriousness, i'm quite bad with given themes and all that noise hehe~ + 5 rounds ohhmygawd O: i'll have to pass. but good luck to whoever is joining. Seems like an interesting event

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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:01 pm

995Gabber wrote:
[key]Scarlet wrote:
You must enter in couples.
O my, i'm single.
teehee~

But no in all seriousness, i'm quite bad with given themes and all that noise hehe~ + 5 rounds ohhmygawd O: i'll have to pass. but good luck to whoever is joining. Seems like an interesting event
You're not the first one to make that joke xD

Anyway, if we get only 16 participants, there will be only 4 rounds. Moreover, the themes/challenges are not that litimiting/difficult, so don't worry about them :)
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:50 pm

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20140712T21&p0=254&msg=Alchimia+Tournament

Two hours and you'll be able to sign up in the contest! Remember that you can do it ONLY in this topic, so you need to be subscribed on our forums! All the tournament news and details will be given there!
We are waiting for you :)
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:01 pm

Subscriptions are officially open! Find your partner and join the competition!

Subscriptions will close July 24th, 21:00 UTC+2.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:43 am

Congratulations, you came up with a very interesting concept -or maybe I am biased because I love the name xD- and I would join, if it was held after summer. But oh well, have fun judging, I am sure many people will join.

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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Tomorrow, sign ups will close. If we don't reach the minimum number of participants, it will be postponed until a later date. About people who are already subscribed, they will have to join again. Unfortunately, it seems that we didn't choose the right period to hold this contest.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:10 pm

We didn't reach the minimum number of participants and, as previously announced, the contest will be postponed until a later date. Thank you anyway to those who joined and to those who were interested in our contest. Hope to have you all in our next edition.
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PostSubject: Re: Alchimia Tournament   Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:44 pm

for me personally I would of entered, but knowing I could be out done by my partner and not get to participate with them in the next round is what put me off, at first I thought it was a collab tournament which sounded good, but the rules just put me off.
good luck though, hope it works out in the future

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