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Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

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Song Writing Contest Voting

Poll ended at Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:33 pm

1) tjs: Show Me the Way
0
No votes
2) catalysisman: Hail The Volcano
1
0%
3) tjs: I Love This Volcano Bar
0
No votes
4) SCMusicMan: Blue Water Inferno
8
3%
5) Bellamore: What Do You Do
1
0%
6) Joe Morris: Volcano Vaping
10
4%
7) SaithRashul: You Better Vape Up
2
1%
8) monarch79: Red Hot Lava @4.5v
3
1%
9) LilKCCeleb: Volcano is Rockin
0
No votes
10) LilKCCeleb: Vaporizer
1
0%
11) tjs: The Path Of Distinction
0
No votes
12) LilKCCeleb: Lava Tube
0
No votes
13) Bellamore: I'm Sold
25
10%
14) JoeyTheMadScientist: Volcano
42
17%
15) nitrojuga: Ode to Volcano
3
1%
16) nickslife89: Cherry Volcano
20
8%
17) hirizmusic: Vape Two Cigs
42
17%
18) joftinac: I've been vapin' with you
3
1%
19) glenyq: Catch You If I Can
78
32%
20) tjs: Do or Die this is Vaping not Smokin'
2
1%
21) LilKCCeleb: What A Throat Hit!
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 241

Re: Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

Postby Shadow Rhelm » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:58 pm

AnnDeeLynn wrote:This is complete and total bullshit!!!! Three common people, not out of Hollywood, just regular people with artistic passions worked their asses off all month to produce a high quality music video promoting volcano cigarettes. We wrote and recorded original music between pizza kitchen shifts. We brainstormed scripts over telephone calls between classes. I'm not a paid actress, I'm a full time student who works three jobs to support herself. Our cameraman is a pizza shop owner with a love for film making and our lead actor and script writer is a local police officer and school teacher! I watched the majority of the other videos, but to be honest most of them were too terrible to watch in full. Who else can say they put a similar amount of time and creative effort into their video?? Granted the stop motion is time consuming but your music is not original, just some lame cover of an overplayed pop song. We ran around town getting escorted out of hotels, bars and docks to create something we believed in. This video has been seen by my friends overseas. I played it for my colleagues, peers and coworkers. I know of at least three people who purchased this stupid device which I am now Ashamed to ever have promoted. And promote I did, tirelessly because I knew we had done the best job possible for the competition. And with all this work, we didn't win. After winning the popular vote, after bringing dozens of new members to the site, after doing exactly what you wanted from us we didn't win. The reason? Some bullshit excuse from a bunch of butthurt forum junkies who can't comprehend how normal people were able to create something so completely out of their league. to the people who decided this vote, you should be ashamed of yourselves for the votes you cast were not honest. The excuse that people only logged on to watch our video and no others: my friends and I watched the films together on one computer. Later they went to vote on their own. I also had people who watched the videos and had trouble figuring out how to vote so I helped later. It's the most illegitimate reason to keep someone from winning ever! Personally if someone was bringing that much new business to my website, I wouldn't much care if they didn't waste their time watching geeks with guitars who can't sing on key. Let me reiterate again that this competition is COMPLETE BULLSHIT! We each invested so much into this, Icannot believe that a company would be so flippant towards people who genuinely did a lot to promote their product. Where you should have been gratefuland supportive, you chose to elevate the egos of pussys. You have hurt a father, a local businessman and a student. I regret all the time I devoted to this and every person I brought to your site. You disgust me Volcano.


This is complete and total bullshit!!!!
No it isn't at all actually, it was a very fair contest vote and outcome

Three common people, not out of Hollywood, just regular people with artistic passions worked their asses off all month to produce a high quality music video promoting volcano cigarettes. We wrote and recorded original music between pizza kitchen shifts. We brainstormed scripts over telephone calls between classes. I'm not a paid actress, I'm a full time student who works three jobs to support herself. Our cameraman is a pizza shop owner with a love for film making and our lead actor and script writer is a local police officer and school teacher! I watched the majority of the other videos, but to be honest most of them were too terrible to watch in full. Who else can say they put a similar amount of time and creative effort into their video??
This was not about who was common and who wasn't... but everyone who entered was actually your common random customer. They all brainstormed and put a lot of thought into their videos and their songwriting. Everyone invested a lot of time as well, it is unfair to believe anyone elses time is less valuable than another.

Granted the stop motion is time consuming but your music is not original, just some lame cover of an overplayed pop song.
This video ABSOLUTELY deserves its title as first. The song is original and not an overplayed song, he wrote it and created it. As well as the characters and also used legos. This entire video was done with a Nintendo DS 3D... who else can say they put that much work into it? Not many. This was very original and awesome.. and why he won. AMAZING... come on give credit where credit is due

This video has been seen by my friends overseas. I played it for my colleagues, peers and coworkers. I know of at least three people who purchased this stupid device which I am now Ashamed to ever have promoted. And promote I did, tirelessly because I knew we had done the best job possible for the competition. And with all this work, we didn't win. After winning the popular vote, after bringing dozens of new members to the site, after doing exactly what you wanted from us we didn't win
I think it is great that you spread the word and all of your friends liked your video. However it was always stated that the forum voting would only choose the top 5... not the ultimate winners. Having as many friends of yours as you could think of to create an account and vote for you would not be fair winning anyways, you friends sure would not create an account and vote for some one else... come on now? That is not fair or just at all. This was not a contest to see how many people you can get to create an account and vote for you. Had it been, you would have won bar none.

The reason?
The reason is because out of those who made it to the top 5 (which this video was part of) and was voted for by the 40 employees of Volcano, this video was not in the top 3 highest scores. I am sorry.

Some bullshit excuse from a bunch of butthurt forum junkies who can't comprehend how normal people were able to create something so completely out of their league. to the people who decided this vote, you should be ashamed of yourselves for the votes you cast were not honest.
I will not give these comments much more attention that it deserves, but I will just say... as adults we know this is not very nice, acceptable or a way to treat anyone. This is very poor sportsmanship and rude to people in which you do not even know.

The excuse that people only logged on to watch our video and no others: my friends and I watched the films together on one computer. Later they went to vote on their own. I also had people who watched the videos and had trouble figuring out how to vote so I helped later. It's the most illegitimate reason to keep someone from winning ever!
Again, this had nothing to do with the video not winning. The video did not win because again, out of 40 employees, it did not receive as many votes as the others. It was not as liked by others as it was by your friends, I am sorry.

I wouldn't much care if they didn't waste their time watching geeks with guitars who can't sing on key.
This comment is VERY uncalled for and rude. That young lady not only learned how to play the guitar and these songs for the contest, but she also did so.. with a broken back. She did not win, no, but she is not throwing a fit. Whether it was off key or sounded terrible to you is your opinion, not ours. I personally liked this video as well.

We each invested so much into this, Icannot believe that a company would be so flippant towards people who genuinely did a lot to promote their product. Where you should have been gratefuland supportive, you chose to elevate the egos of pussys. You have hurt a father, a local businessman and a student. I regret all the time I devoted to this and every person I brought to your site. You disgust me
Everyone invested a lot of time and even money within their means into this contest, despite it not being about who invested the most. Everyone int heir videos did a lot to promote the company in their videos and everyone did a great job. We are grateful and supportive to everyone who submitted videos. I would also like to say that no ones egos were inflated and it is highly uncalled for to call people names because you lost. That is childish behavior and against forum rules. I also would like to point out that almost everyone who submitted a video has children. In fact... the guy who won first has toddler twin sons who were just in the hospital to my knowledge. We did not hurt anyone, as this was a legitimate contest and out of 21 great videos, only 3 could win.

I would also like to point out that it was very hard to choose a winner. It was very difficult due to the number of videos and how many were so great. I wont divulge who I did or did not vote for, but I will say that I did so in honest based on which videos I not only enjoyed, but also by grading specific criteria in which was listed in the results.
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Re: Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

Postby nickslife89 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:57 pm

AnnDeeLynn wrote:This is complete and total bullshit!!!! Three common people, not out of Hollywood, just regular people with artistic passions worked their asses off all month to produce a high quality music video promoting volcano cigarettes. We wrote and recorded original music between pizza kitchen shifts. We brainstormed scripts over telephone calls between classes. I'm not a paid actress, I'm a full time student who works three jobs to support herself. Our cameraman is a pizza shop owner with a love for film making and our lead actor and script writer is a local police officer and school teacher! I watched the majority of the other videos, but to be honest most of them were too terrible to watch in full. Who else can say they put a similar amount of time and creative effort into their video?? Granted the stop motion is time consuming but your music is not original, just some lame cover of an overplayed pop song. We ran around town getting escorted out of hotels, bars and docks to create something we believed in. This video has been seen by my friends overseas. I played it for my colleagues, peers and coworkers. I know of at least three people who purchased this stupid device which I am now Ashamed to ever have promoted. And promote I did, tirelessly because I knew we had done the best job possible for the competition. And with all this work, we didn't win. After winning the popular vote, after bringing dozens of new members to the site, after doing exactly what you wanted from us we didn't win. The reason? Some bullshit excuse from a bunch of butthurt forum junkies who can't comprehend how normal people were able to create something so completely out of their league. to the people who decided this vote, you should be ashamed of yourselves for the votes you cast were not honest. The excuse that people only logged on to watch our video and no others: my friends and I watched the films together on one computer. Later they went to vote on their own. I also had people who watched the videos and had trouble figuring out how to vote so I helped later. It's the most illegitimate reason to keep someone from winning ever! Personally if someone was bringing that much new business to my website, I wouldn't much care if they didn't waste their time watching geeks with guitars who can't sing on key. Let me reiterate again that this competition is COMPLETE BULLSHIT! We each invested so much into this, Icannot believe that a company would be so flippant towards people who genuinely did a lot to promote their product. Where you should have been gratefuland supportive, you chose to elevate the egos of pussys. You have hurt a father, a local businessman and a student. I regret all the time I devoted to this and every person I brought to your site. You disgust me Volcano.


These contest are suppose to be fun. You win some you lose some. Please dont ruin it for everybody else.If you have nothing nice to say then dont say anything. that was uncalled for and hurtful to people :eh:
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Re: Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

Postby monarch79 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:04 am

@ nickslife89: I thought your song was cute, I listened to it a few times... ;)

Are you the smoker or the vaper? :eh:
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Re: Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

Postby nickslife89 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks monarch, Im the smoker, I did the guitar and my girlfriend came up with the entire song and video soooo she thinks shes stealing most of the winnings from me ;) but she deserves it. but where can I find those wallpapers in your video? I love those
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Re: Song Writing Contest Voting [Winners Announced]

Postby monarch79 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:54 pm

Thanks man! :thumbup:

Some of em were a lot of work, like getting Lavatubes and Magmas in the hands of all the members of INXS on their album cover, I spent too much time doing that one... I had to give a couple of em new arms... :think:

The Volcano TV logo was a challenge too... And getting it in all the frames without any wiggle... ;)

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