October 18, 2004 at 9:00 pm #63772
Can you specify a compression limit
Hey n00b, read the contest page. 😉
Contest page schmontest page. I refuse to enter any contest where the rules in the initial forum post are not fully explained and exactly 100% correct, right down to the finest detail.
And what about these prizes? Huh? You can’t just say “there will be prizes”.
You people make my blood boil!!
jkOctober 18, 2004 at 11:24 pm #63800
TimParticipantOctober 19, 2004 at 7:43 am #63863
So the background and baseplates would not be considered part of the 10 elements. That I understand. What I’m want to know is whether or not the set would be counted. Say I included a “brick” wall or furniture sets or anything that would be considered background and not the main focus of the movie. Would those count?
I would say yes, furniture will be counted, so it basically depends in how many elements it can be decomposed. (Be aware that all entrys are required to have a picture of every element used during the film). I would say a brick (real stone, not Lego) is more a background, as long as its structure is not a element of the film. (reads: having it in the backgound -> ok. having figures climbing on that wall -> prohibited)
I refuse to enter any contest where the rules in the initial forum post are not fully explained and exactly 100% correct, right down to the finest detail.
You know the attention span around here, don’t you ? 😉
oh already so late, I have to work now….October 19, 2004 at 7:59 am #63867
I edited the first post to include the full rules. Prizes are still only listed on the contest page.
We discussed the music issue, and agree that this shouldn’t hold people out of the contest. As Christoph puts it:
Christoph wrote: IMHO everyone should be allowed to use any music he wants. I think this
contest more like a private party, where also nobody thinks about the
copyrights of the CDs beeing played. In the end we want this to be an
animation contest, not a composition contest
So, though we do not encourage the use of copyrighted material (it will, for example, get in the way if you want to show your film at other places later), we will not disqualify a film just because it uses copyrighted material.
One more word on the background issue: as I see it, a background/backdrop is something that would have looked just as well had it been printed and placed behind the set. To avoid confusion, I would discourage the use of Lego elements in the background.
Oh, one more thing. You are allowed to play with multiple camera angles. No need for a fixed viewpoint.
Stefan.October 19, 2004 at 1:34 pm #63880
Clemens1ParticipantOctober 19, 2004 at 1:47 pm #63882October 19, 2004 at 8:15 pm #63910
Mr. LessParticipantOctober 20, 2004 at 1:02 am #63948
GopedGuyParticipantOctober 20, 2004 at 1:04 am #63949
I apologize for being a rules-poker but I wanted to bring something else up so you can clarify for everyone. Although it says that it’s not a special effects oriented contest, it does say that masking is allowed and that brings up the possibility of the same object appearing on screen more than once at the same time.
To my thinking this would be a no-no but I thought we should get the official ruling before anyone starts with their “clever” workarounds.
Also, a clarification for myself: changes in the lighting of the “set” – would that be considered a special effect at all?October 20, 2004 at 8:08 am #63978
Ok im entering i think one question if you change scene can u change ur 10 bricks or do u have to keep the same ones? Like my main creature is the same but can i change a flower to a wall?
the film must not contain more than 10 elements, that is in grand total. of course you can exchange elements from scene to scene but then you have to us less elements for your objects (i.e. characters).
Although it says that it’s not a special effects oriented contest, it does say that masking is allowed and that brings up the possibility of the same object appearing on screen more than once at the same time.
the rules about specialFX were intended to read something like: “what cant be seen, doesn’t count” everything else like duplicating elements, film in film and all that like will be treated like smoke or explosions or everything else.
FX should only be used to make things invisible…
Also, a clarification for myself: changes in the lighting of the “set” – would that be considered a special effect at all?
No. But I would strongly disencourage the excessive exchange of backgrounds. While I think this should be ok. to indicate different sourroundings, it might also be used to tell quite some part of the story, which is not intended here.
but I notice, there is a gray-zone in the rules about the backgrounds.
hope this made things clearer,
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