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January 21, 2004 at 10:05 pm #30290
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“CreelUnderground” wrote:

Besides, isn’t that the point of having a contest, to see who comes up with the best film in the time allotted.

Creel

Perfect example, could not agree more.

Planning, filming, script, size, editing all depends on this sort of stuff. When you decide to pull apart a complicated set to reuse some of the bricks, and in doing so decide NOT to film a scene due to the time limit it can become frustrating…

January 21, 2004 at 11:36 pm #30308
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How the heck did a guest post????

January 21, 2004 at 11:38 pm #30310
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oops, a loophole. better plug that up.

January 21, 2004 at 11:38 pm #30311
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By logging out and posting. Like this. BTW this is David West for those who are wondering.

January 21, 2004 at 11:39 pm #30312
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I guess when I created this forum long ago I forget to set the permissions for it properly. Fixed now.

January 22, 2004 at 6:49 am #30358
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So has the deadline been extended, or should I continue My “all Hours in the morning” animation ?

January 22, 2004 at 6:59 am #30359
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Digital_Dave

It’s 1 am and I’m gonna call it a night…. I figure that any extra time will be used for “Polishing & Tweaking” but I’m aiming for the original deadline. I managed to get about 12 seconds shot this evening! Woo Hoo!

I also managed to clear all of Saturday for shooting, and my Fiancee will be working most of that. That may backfire though, she’s got a great eye for detail and has managed to point out a few errors while I could still fix them and saved me HOURS! (I luv ya Kathy! )

DigiDave

January 23, 2004 at 6:19 pm #30519
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Normally, I’d agree with Hali’s opinion. A deadline is a deadline, not a maybe-extended-line.

HOWEVER, my computer gave and is giving me a hard time. I couldn’t animate for 2 weeks (that means: I animated under the risk of losing it – several times I lost ~100 animated frames), and I still don’t find the source of the problem. It just crashes, sometimes after 30 minutes, sometimes after 5.

So, under these circumstances: PLEASE extend the deadline. At least a week or so, more time will result in better films.

And for the next contest, I’d like to know if the deadline is a no-chance-deadline or a maybe-extended-deadline. :)

Holg

E: I need to know if the deadline’s extended or not ASAP. :D Rev, tell us quick: When do you decide if it’s extended or not??

January 23, 2004 at 6:55 pm #30524
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I will decide this evening. Those who feel they need the deadline, you have about 5 hours to plead your case. ;)

January 23, 2004 at 7:59 pm #30530
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I agree with the opinion that a deadline is a deadline…
But I voted for the extension because I guess I wont finish without it.
I had some problems finding voice actors and I had to wait for some lighting equipment that I just got yesterday.
I would be very happy if its going to be extended but I understand thoose who timed the production to fit the time.

felix

January 23, 2004 at 8:22 pm #30536
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I’ve worked like mad the last few weekends so mine is pretty much complete. :wink

Now I can’t wait for the deadline to get here… :(

Creel

January 23, 2004 at 8:45 pm #30538
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Extending the deadline, my opinion will only help contribute to the success of the contest. 9 weeks to do a 2 minute film is enough, but since most of us are making films longer than that, it would be more appropriate for us to have at least 10 weeks if not more. Extending the deadline may upset some who are excited to send theirs in and see the results, but isn’t the waiting and being excited and looking forward to the event the best part? In my opinion this is a win/win situation for everyone (well almost)

-LB, who strongly agrees with the contest deadline being extended.

January 23, 2004 at 10:53 pm #30551
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“Lieberman Bros.” wrote: 9 weeks to do a 2 minute film is enough, but since most of us are making films longer than that, it would be more appropriate for us to have at least 10 weeks if not more.

See but there’s the problem in a nutshell. Even though there was no time limit it seems people aimed BIG without considering that they’ve ALWAYS had 9 weeks or whatever. I can handle a couple of days for people to tie up loose ends and maximise the number of entries running close, I can’t understand an extension of more than that it is really unfair to those who have planned their films and filming carefully.

hali

January 23, 2004 at 11:16 pm #30552
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I’ve stayed out of this so far because I’m not entering this time round, but hali has just about summed up my feelings on the matter. Part of the challenge is to come up with a story that you can realise within the allotted time period.

January 23, 2004 at 11:44 pm #30555
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“Buxton” wrote: I’ve stayed out of this so far because I’m not entering this time round, but hali has just about summed up my feelings on the matter. Part of the challenge is to come up with a story that you can realise within the allotted time period.

:( Awwwwww Sorry to hear that you’re not entering Buxton, I’m a huge fan of your work and was hoping to see more. It’s the period between projects that re-charge the creative batteries, so I know we all have another gem to look forward to!

Myself, I’m going to upload my film on the day of the original deadline. I could fiddle with a project forever, but I have 2-3 other ideas cooking in my brain that I want to tackle soon.

OK… Back to work for me… (Click, move, click, move, click, move, move, click, click…….. DAMMIT! NOT AGAIN!)

DigiDave

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