“A long long time ago, I can still remember how that anime music video used to make me smile…”
AMVs have been an integral part of anime fan conventions since the late 1990s, and one of the best known pioneers of their popularity is Daric “Jingoro” Jackson. Jingoro ran the AMV contest the first seven years of Anime Weekend Atlanta (and recently picked up the reigns again three years ago and is running it this year, too!) He was the first person to take the standard Anime Music Video contest and develop it into a 24 hour entertainment track at a convention (The Video Art Trackat Anime Weekend Atlanta.) His editing expertise extends from the lost art of VHS to the modern world of digital encoding. Jingoro has presented Anime Music Video events and programming other conventions across the Southeast includingDragon*Con, Gen Con, InvaderCON, JACON and we’re thrilled to have him oversee the AMV contest at inaugural Florida Anime Experience.
- Jingoro’s Official Site: jingoro.net