I agreed to be an Ada Sport judge. But the worst thing about it is I have to “like” every video in the competition, for all my subscribers to see. And I really hate all of them. Except Jaxxy’s, El Cid’s, and RicePirate’s.
I won’t comment on their animation abilities because they simply aren’t as experienced as my 3 animator buddies, but the humor. Hnnnnnnng. Black Siri, and banned superbowl ads? I hate myself a little more with each video I like. So after the entire competition is over, despite being paid, I will not be participating as an Ada Judge in the future (unless all the competition are friends or people I like).
I don’t think me liking videos are as intrusive to subscribers feeds as I think they are, and no one has questioned why I’m liking these videos, but I’d rather just “like” videos I genuinely like, or that I want my fans to see.
This also applies to me!
I honestly tried to give a somewhat legit opinion on why the scores were like they were with the previous 2 rounds but with this games mashup thing i just don’t see how i can rate it without calling them shit…
So now i will just only give the scores and that’s it.
Lucky that there are only 2 more ada videos our subscibers will have to bear with us
We too had an awful experience.
I was originally approached to animate for them. They sent me some scripts. They… they were so bad. They were going for satire and such, but George W Bush is lol dumb and fat people are lol fat and it was just appalling and even offensive. I rejected animating any of the scripts they sent and offered they pay me to script instead, to which they agreed and paid half up front.
They just wanted three pitches, with the one they selected written, and something that would go viral. Simple enough. It took two months and about 30+ pitches before there was one they agreed on. They kept coming back with “Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is popular because people like Fridays” and “Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” is popular because people like sex”, missing the point of “it’s viral because it’s really bad” and “it’s viral because they’re already incredibly famous” entirely. Not that they wanted a song, by the way.
Anyway, we wrote the script they liked and even rewrote it based on their notes. It’s been three years. The script has still never been made. We were paid but it was a huge waste of our time and resources.
Basically, there is no quality control. Just a desperate bid for something, anything, to be viral. And they will fart out any schlock if it would get the view count (including this shameless rip off of Egoraptor’s “Mr Literal”. This was even originally titled “Mr Literal 2” and had Egoraptor’s name in the tags, even though he had nothing to do with it).
From our experience, ADA Sport do pay up, so they’re not disreputable in that sense. They’re just really really crap and I’d recommend to just generally avoid.