Rules on Lyrics

If you have questions about Anime Boston's AMV contest or want to seek advice, this is the place to ask.
Post Reply
User avatar
saffieb
Expert Poster
Posts: 73
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Brockton Massachusetts
Contact:

Rules on Lyrics

Post by saffieb » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:17 pm

I already have an idea for my next AMV (for once I'm going to start early!!)! Question: the rules require it to be PG-13, so little violence and no nudity, but how does that affect lyrics? The song I want to use has F*** in it once and the word A** is repeated a few times. Is that appropriate? Or should I try to find a clean version of the song?
AB 2010- Cosplay Pink Haired Geisha
AB 2011- Cosplay Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire)
AB 2012- Cosplay Midori Kasunago (Midori No Hibi); AMV Romance Entry "Waiting All My Life"
AB 2013- Cosplay Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire); AMV Drama Entry "Twice as Many Stars"
AB 2014- AMV Drama Entry "In Memorium"
AB 2016- Cosplay Anthro Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony)
AB 2017- Cosplay Dark Mousey/Daisuke Niwa (DN Angel)

User avatar
Luscia
Experienced Poster
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:56 am

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by Luscia » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:25 pm

I would actually go for the clean version. I wouldn't imagine ass being said once or twice not being a big deal, but the F word more than certainly would be, even if it is only once.
Anime Boston 2014 Drama Entry-Sealing My Fate
Anime Boston 2015 Drama Entry- Living Legacy, Romance Entry- Love is Love
Anime Boston 2016 Fun/Comedy Entry-1000 Provisions, Action Entry- Badass Freakin Overlords, Dood!
Anime Boston 2017 Other Entry- We Remember Legends

User avatar
BasharOfTheAges
Under a bridge
Posts: 2281
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: here
Contact:

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by BasharOfTheAges » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:16 am

Actually, PG13 guidelines allows for 1 f-bomb in a non-sexual context.
Justin Corriveau - Anime Boston Fan Creations Staff 2016-2018
Sakura-Con AMV Room Staff - 2013-2014
Another Anime Convention AMV Contest Coordinator 2008-2016

User avatar
Dragonrider1227
Expert Poster
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by Dragonrider1227 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:35 am

I'm just paranoid enough that I'd suggest finding a clean version anyway. Or see if you can sort of edit it out yourself
Drama Finalist 2015 A Boy In Funny Red Boots

User avatar
saffieb
Expert Poster
Posts: 73
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Brockton Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by saffieb » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:12 pm

Hi! I've got another question...it's similar to this one, so I decided to tack it on to this subject instead of opening a new thread.

I want to make a trailer for an anime movie, but the rules say that any dialogue taken from an anime can't be dubbed. Do I have to subtitle the video, or can there be an exception in such a case?
AB 2010- Cosplay Pink Haired Geisha
AB 2011- Cosplay Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire)
AB 2012- Cosplay Midori Kasunago (Midori No Hibi); AMV Romance Entry "Waiting All My Life"
AB 2013- Cosplay Mizore Shirayuki (Rosario + Vampire); AMV Drama Entry "Twice as Many Stars"
AB 2014- AMV Drama Entry "In Memorium"
AB 2016- Cosplay Anthro Rainbow Dash (My Little Pony)
AB 2017- Cosplay Dark Mousey/Daisuke Niwa (DN Angel)

User avatar
LantisEscudo
AB Staff
Posts: 308
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:29 pm
Location: Eastern Massachusetts
Contact:

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by LantisEscudo » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:05 am

Sorry I totally missed your second question.

If the audio you're using is the official English trailer for the movie, that would be allowed, but if you're editing the audio together, dubbed audio would not be allowed. You could subtitle it, or you could record your own dialogue, though.
Mike Montanye
AB Staff 2016-2018 - AMV Contest Coordinator
AB Staff 2014-2015 - Assistant AMV Contest Coordinator
AB Staff 2013 - Tech Ops Special Projects

Pint_Sized25
Experienced Poster
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:34 pm

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by Pint_Sized25 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:59 am

I have a similar question to the one above. Thought it'd be better to ask here than opening another thread as well.
I am almost done with my AMV but I just realized one of the clips has a minor subtitle similar to this:
Image
Would something like this disqualify us since it's technically a subtitle but not really? I can remove the clip but it's fitting for my video so if I'm able to leave it, that'd be awesome.

User avatar
keiichiface
Getting the hang of this...
Posts: 15
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:19 am
Contact:

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by keiichiface » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:14 pm

Pint_Sized25 wrote:I have a similar question to the one above. Thought it'd be better to ask here than opening another thread as well.
I am almost done with my AMV but I just realized one of the clips has a minor subtitle similar to this:
Image
Would something like this disqualify us since it's technically a subtitle but not really? I can remove the clip but it's fitting for my video so if I'm able to leave it, that'd be awesome.
If that's from a fansub--which it kind of looks like, but it's been so long since I've watched Ouran that I can't be sure--then definitely don't include it. The con can't endorse fansubs of any kind.

Something you could do instead is edit out the text (including the kanji) entirely, and create your own text for the scene. That's up to your discretion. I'm sure you can browse various AMV-related forums for help if you don't know how to do that! Hope this helps!
Every Day is a Festival!! (Anime Boston 2013 Upbeat Finalist)
Bleeding Heart Effect (Anime Boston 2015 BiS)

Cosplays for 2015:
Homucifer - Madoka Magica: Rebellion

User avatar
hamstar138
AB Staff
Posts: 286
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:51 pm

Re: Rules on Lyrics

Post by hamstar138 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:13 pm

Hello. I know the kanji from Ouran is in the show no matter what but the words above that i can guarantee is from a fan-subb. Do not include it.
~AMV Maker~

Anime Boston 2013 Comedy Finalist - Les Possion
Anime Boston 2016 Trailer Winner - The Little Prince Returns
Anime Boston 2017 Editor's Choice, Judge's Choice & Best In Show - Timeless

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests