Brick Fest 2003 Animation Competition

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May 14, 2003 at 4:54 pm #2888
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I’ve send my movie on the last brickfest, but it’s been never recevied by them, so my faith is low in this brickfest, I’ll not send any movie from me.

May 14, 2003 at 9:07 pm #2898
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Patryk,

How did you send it? Did you actually put it on a CD-rom or Tape and mail it to Todd? Because that’s the procedure, an e-mail will not do.

Also, if you did send it in that way, probably the postal services are to blame, not Todd.

But I’m sure you two can get this figured out in private e-mail.

Stefan.

May 14, 2003 at 9:34 pm #2900
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IndyA

do you have to be over a certian age to enter?
indyA

May 15, 2003 at 12:04 am #2903
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Flash1015

yes, must be old enough to animate.

May 15, 2003 at 1:39 am #2906
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Yolegoman

“flash1015″ wrote: yes, must be old enough to animate.

Lol!

I have 1 of my sets built, but unfortantely I have to wait till I get my laptop to start animating. The time will be put to good use getting the script and other details worked out, though.

A year ago I would have been horribly upset that it had to be put on Vhs ect. as I would have had no way of putting it on Vhs tape, but with the familys new comp *Non laptop, normal desktop* it won’t be that big of a deal, hey we already use it as a Dvd player. :wink

Thanks again Todd, I’m already having a lot of fun!

Oh and Newlegocinema, tell me if you get your file working, or if I was just way off track! :D . *

Yolegoman

* Pun NOT intended! :)

May 15, 2003 at 2:30 am #2909
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Brian of Paco

Jared, can we expect your wonderful service again this contest?
*grovels*

May 15, 2003 at 1:20 pm #2927
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ToddThuma

I want to make certain that everyone is aware that the rules regarding submission format, while they are specific, are not intended to prevent anyone from being able to submit an entry. If you are located in a country not using the NTSC format, and I know of only one continent doing so, you can still enter.

I simply need you to contact me to discuss alternatives to the NTSC format and a video tape medium. If you contact me, I can research other methods of converting your format to the NTSC video tape format. For example, I work at a university that has the means of converting PAL formated tapes to NTSC. While this would mean that I incur a small charge for making the conversion, the fee is small.

The idea of the format rules is two fold: (A) I can more easily and quickly combine all entries into a single video tape and use one medium for public showing. (B) I cannot think of any film festivals that allow you to submit CD-Rom. If you know of one that has a public showing in a theatre, please let me know.

I am willing to make any changes in the sumbission policy on a case by case basis and I will post those changes here. That does not mean that the rules change for everyone. If you can make a NTSC video tape, then that is the method of submission you must use. But as people make requests of me I will inform the boards which submission they will be allowed to use.

A side note: I cannot be responsible for any technical problems that arise from converting from one format to another. I will make every attempt to convert your format to one that the audience will enjoy.

I firmly state the commitment that every first priority entry that reaches will be shown to the public. It might not be in the format or medium you submited, but it will be shown and entered if possible. Even if that means pointing the video camera at the computer screen and converting your entry that way, but only as a last resort. I put too many great people through the pain of watching my laptop issues grind the animation festival to a halt, to every, and I mean ever, do that again!

So please write or call me and I we will arrive at a format that will enable your hard work to be shown publically.

Todd

May 15, 2003 at 1:25 pm #2928
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“shootin bricks” wrote: Todd-

What about other sound FX, other than the music for the video?

If we wanted to overdub other sounds or even voices would it still qualify?

To answer Shootin Bricks excellent question. I think that adding special effects sounds and over dub audio would be great and certain allowed within the rules.

This also makes the work even more of a “derivative” piece. Of course, the artist that you “borrow” from may claim that their work was “damaged” in some way, but the only measure permitted under the copyright law is a financial damage. Ever wonder how Wired Al gets away with mimicing a popular song. He claims artistic license and derivative work. His work and release of his albums have actually been shown to increase the sales of the orginal works in several instances, lead any financial damage in serious doubt.

GO FOR IT!

May 15, 2003 at 1:31 pm #2930
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“strongest of the weak” wrote: Excellent idea. Too bad the song I want to use is abot 4:30….would chop it down but then it isnt as good. I guess I must pick another.

Cut the end of the song of, start after the beginning, or simple cut and edit. Take out a repititous chorus.

You could make it part of the story like have a street scene with the music just starting to play. Have some action related to the lyrics. Then everything comes to a halt (crash or something) and then pick up the music again farther down the track and hear the end, all in 4 mintues. The credits can be rolling during the last 30 seconds of the video. It doesn’t have to be video then credits. Work the credits in all along the video. Credit only the people you have to. If your doing 18 different jobs place all 18 jobs on the screen and just one name instead of 18 different screens.

The start of the video could even be a dream sequence and the end could be reality.

Whatever!

Be creative.

May 15, 2003 at 1:34 pm #2931
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“NewLegoCinema” wrote: A question,how do I put the file on the Casseste I have? :?
EDIT-How old do you have to be to enter?

How do you get the video into the computer to edit?

Most video-to-computer cards these days let you output to video or computer-to-video. If you are unfortunate not to have this option, let me know and we will work out a format and submission media that I can work with and convert to video.

Todd

May 15, 2003 at 1:38 pm #2932
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“T” wrote: I’ve send my movie on the last brickfest, but it’s been never recevied by them, so my faith is low in this brickfest, I’ll not send any movie from me.

Let me get this straight! You sent a movie through the mail and you blame BrickFest for not placing it in the competition.

Did you ever contact the festival committee to see if they received it?

Did you sent it by way of registered mail?

Did you send the entry prior to the deadline?

Do you honestly want to hold the comittee at fault for a parcel of mail never being received?

Please discuss with me. I have no idea who you are and even less idea what entry you are referring to that never got in the competition.

Todd

May 15, 2003 at 1:39 pm #2933
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“IndyA” wrote: do you have to be over a certian age to enter?
indyA

NO! We except submissions from 1 years olds to 101 year old animators.

Todd

May 15, 2003 at 1:43 pm #2934
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Yolegoman

“ToddThuma” wrote: [quote="IndyA"]do you have to be over a certian age to enter?
indyA

NO! We except submissions from 1 years olds to 101 year old animators.

Todd[/quote]

My Great Great Great Gramps wants to enter… Lol JUST KIDDING!

Oh and so sorry about the confusion New Lego Cinema, I was WAY OFF! :D

May 15, 2003 at 1:43 pm #2935
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“Brian of Paco” wrote: Jared, can we expect your wonderful service again this contest?
*grovels*

I hope Jared is willing to provide the computer-to-video service he has already provided.

I want to be clear about the rules, however. Any entry received after the dealine will not be included in the competiton. Each competitors submission must be placed on a separate video tape. Any combining of entries on a video tape means that the first video on the tape will be treated as the first priority video. In essence, each video tape will be considered as coming from an individual or a group of artists. The second video on the tape will be entered only if there is room in the competition based on the time constraints for the competition.

Also each contestant must submit a completed contest application. Failure to do so will mean automatic disqualification. No application, no entry. Currently, the application is in the legal department and will beonline for download next week from the Brick Fest web site. http://www.brickfest.com

Todd

Sorry, but thems the rules.

May 15, 2003 at 6:11 pm #2946
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Buxton

Will the application form be in uneditable (unless you buy the full version of Adobe Acrobat) .pdf format again? A text file would probably be easier. Or at least an indication in the rules that a text file can be substituted.

Just a thought.

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