A Peculiar Event film contest

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December 11, 2003 at 2:42 pm #25361
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RevMen

i’m supposed not make the flick available to public prior to the deadline – right ? .. how am i going to do this when i upload it to the archive …
you know what i mean? or should i upload it to the brickfilms server instead?

If you want to use archive, it’s understood that it will be impossible for you to keep your film truly private. As long as you wait until closer to the deadline (first week in February, maybe) to upload it, and don’t tell anyone (except me, of course) that you’ve uploaded it, it will be fine.

First of all, I love the title!

Libby helped me think of it.

Would “being shown at a closed festival and being distributed among a limited number of people on DVD” be considered “made public”?

So, basically, can you use your PDX entry for APE? I’ll have to think on it some, but I want to say no. I want people to come up with original stuff for this contest, but at the same time I don’t want to prevent you from entering it or PDX.

Is the story to be original, or can it be adapted from somwhere else (short stories, etc.)?

In this contest a huge emphasis is placed on originality and creativity, so if you wanted to use a pre-existing story you would need to make some significant modifications to make it your own. I think borrowing characters and a setting from another story is fine, but borrowing an actual plot is not allowable.

December 11, 2003 at 2:48 pm #25362
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Yolegoman

Boohya! W00T! NEW CONTEST!

YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 11, 2003 at 3:39 pm #25365
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LowweeK

Very good idea and very good prizes, congratulations Josh, you did a great job.
As I’m not so inspired and quite tired by my own project, I doubt I will enter the contest. :cry:
However, I offer my skills in audio and music composing if someone with a good project needs it, as an association. If I got several replies, I’ll have to choose one. Obviously, I’ll rather choose director I’ve already worked with. :P
BTW, I’ve seen that the audio side has made its entry as a criteria. Good thing, too bad it’s only 10%, but good thing. :wink

December 11, 2003 at 4:17 pm #25370
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KG

You mean the storys have to be ORIGINAL!!???(Rips script up)
Back to the drawing board. :D

December 11, 2003 at 8:01 pm #25388
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Esmerelda

Regarding the question about using a variation of “Hey, that’s my monkey!”

No….the sisters have discussed it and agree that the line must be used exactly as written. And we look forward with great anticipation to the many creative uses of these words!

Esmerelda and Kim

December 11, 2003 at 8:07 pm #25391
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hoogiman

“Karateguy” wrote: You mean the storys have to be ORIGINAL!!???

ARGH! So much for that Disney based storyline. :evil

EDIT- Are we allowed to release a trailer for our film?

December 11, 2003 at 8:47 pm #25402
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Yolegoman

Esmerelda, I will do my best to insert that line into my film and make The Sisters proud.

:sly:

December 11, 2003 at 9:27 pm #25403
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Stefan

In this contest a huge emphasis is placed on originality and creativity, so if you wanted to use a pre-existing story you would need to make some significant modifications to make it your own. I think borrowing characters and a setting from another story is fine, but borrowing an actual plot is not allowable.

That resolves the problem: I can’t enter my PDX film. We’ll see how it goes time-wise. In the worst case I’ll just play judge ;)

Stefan.

December 11, 2003 at 9:41 pm #25404
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Mr. Less

Yes, Revmen! So this is what you were monkeying around with! You tricky devil you. Fantastic prizes, and a good idea! Screw Red vs. Blue! TIme to make a wonderful a film so wonderful, so inventive, so breath drawing, that I will get the custom title: Forum Idiotless.

Ps. Red vs. Blue will come, just not in the format i originally planned it too. ..

EDIT: OH yeah, could you use Twilight Zone theme music? Are there any copyright restrictions on the music, sounds, etc.?

December 12, 2003 at 12:58 am #25425
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Tim

“RevMen” wrote:
And all you beginning filmmakers who want an excellent camera, be sure to pay special attention to The Sisters’ Award. And don’t forget The Sisters other award, the Mr Rogers award, where all you have to do to win is find the most clever way of saying, “hey, that’s my monkey!”

What do you mean we have to put the phrase in a variety or clever way? like we have a movie about monkeys, and stuff about monkey or something?

Oh boy i’ll be looking forward to this contest. Seems pretty cool

December 12, 2003 at 1:16 am #25427
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KG

Just make the monkey phrase subtle. :)

December 12, 2003 at 1:26 am #25430
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Zenitite

Are you allowed to use music from other movies and stuff, or do you have to make your own music?

December 12, 2003 at 1:28 am #25431
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RevMen

Although I would one day love for everyone’s brickfilms to have original and royalty-free music, I realize it is not a practical dream. We have a couple people here capable of making music, but I don’t think they could possibly handle everyone’s request.

December 12, 2003 at 2:16 am #25433
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unfoldingmetal

Boy oh boy oh boy! I’m entering this one for sure! Wicked prizes! Now, I must think of an amazing story… Only the editing will be done after Christmas, because that’s when the computer comes… Need to think :)

Thanks everyone for the wonderful prizes! :D

There is many royalty free music download sites out there you know. I’m sure you might find something you like.

December 12, 2003 at 2:56 am #25439
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Zenitite

I’m going to enter this for sure! But I just need to make a plot.

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