What is The Video Art Track?
More than just the home for anime music videos, The Video Art Track is the single largest event for fans and editors of amateur music videos, fan parodies and amazing and astounding original video art. Now in its 18th year, the Video Art track has always promoted remix culture and participatory fandom by supporting the creation and exhibition of fan works of art in video media.
This year, amongst nearly 80 hours of programming, the Video Art Track hosts three major events:
The Music Video Exposition (sometimes “The Exposition” or just “The Expo”) started in 1995 at the very first Anime Weekend Atlanta. Its goal has always been to exhibit as many videos as possible while awarding recognition to as many deserving videos as is practical. The Exposition is just that, an exposition and not a contest. Recognition is awarded, but there are no prizes. Entries are judged by the Video Art Track Crew members, taking into account primarily artistic elements. Often new awards are created on the spot for innovative and creative entries.
The Professional Awards, much like the Academy Awards, is an opportunity for editors to recognize the outstanding work of their peers, and thus is a higher standard for those who wish to participate. The categories are selected and prizes awarded by the very participants of the contest.
The Video Art Thunderdome
, returning for its second year, is a music video editing event at Anime Weekend Atlanta. During the convention teams of editors work to complete a Multi-Editor Project using footage provided and to a song selected from a limited list. The resulting videos compete on Sunday
with you the audience being the final arbiter! Click here for more info.