Iron Editor Contest
I really enjoy video editing in Adobe Premiere and After Effects so in my free time I edit AMVs (Anime Music Videos). I recently won a live editing contest at Kumoricon with my video "Girls, What Y'all Trying To Do".
In 2016 I was invited to participate in the Kumoricon AMV Iron Chef Contest! I was pretty nervous but also excited to be a part of it. All the participants received a list of sources and one special "secret" source. I decided to use Little Witch Academia only for my AMV since I have a soft spot for anything Trigger. The secret source that I received was Bananya. I hadn't seen Bananya before but you can't go wrong with cats so I was glad that's what I got!
Right before the contest started I realized that some people had notes, but I hadn't prepared any since the email with the rules stated they weren't allowed. We double checked and notes were allowed, but the email was wrong. I got really nervous after that since I could have prepared way more by marking the times of all my clips if I would have had the right information D: The other participants were so nice and tried to help me calm down but nerves tend to be a bit irrational at times. There was still some time before the actual contest started so I had a bit of time to get it together, luckily. Once I got started editing and got a bunch of the clips I knew I wanted to use in place, I started feeling better. I finished a little bit early and got to do some tweaking and added more transitions than I thought I would be able to. It's still way more rough than I would like it to be. I usually have to take a break and come back to it later to clean it up properly. This is the video that I submitted at the end of the 2 hour contest, no clean up or anything. I really loved how it turned out and everyone else's videos were amazing too!
I was totally surprised that mine was the one that played when they announced the winner! You can check out the full video below: