Brick Fest 2003 Animation Competition

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May 18, 2003 at 2:31 pm #3071
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Good point Buxton.

Last year’s Brick Fest entry form had editable (with acrobat) fields. But the BricksWest form earlier this year was not editable. I’d like to see the forms editable.

On ANOTHER note:

Who’s planning on entering a video clip? There are heaps of animators around here now, and there is NOTHING better than a little competition (and a screening in front of a live audience) to bring the best out of us all.


May 18, 2003 at 4:08 pm #3077
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Brian of Paco

*is entering*

do you want to announce songs at this point?

May 18, 2003 at 6:15 pm #3082
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I was planning on doing a small Monty Python song a few weeks ago, but didn’t have enough time. I may rethink it and do it over the summer and enter it into Bricksfest.


May 18, 2003 at 6:46 pm #3083
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I plan to enter if I can find (a) a song and (b) the time.

May 18, 2003 at 8:01 pm #3086
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“Yolegoman” wrote:

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

LOL! I smiled when I saw that.I guess I MIGHT(MIGHT) Enter. 8)

EDIT-My movie will be called DOGEFIGHT. I didn’t pick music ATM,but I’ll find a good one soon.Maybe Wild Wild West theme. :o Lots of guns going off,action,drama,the works. :evil

May 18, 2003 at 8:06 pm #3087
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I’m going to enter, and I’ve chosen the song I shall use, though I will not reveal it. I think we should avoid telling what songs we’re going to use, as that may cause us to influence one another and take away some of our creativity or resourcefulness.

May 19, 2003 at 12:58 am #3104
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I’m going to enter, definetly. 2 sets built already, and script is underway.

No more info from me though!

May 19, 2003 at 10:09 am #3124
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Yep, I’m entering.

I needed a big stress release this weekend and I have filmed and edited 2:45 of a 3:20-ish song.

Weird thing is, it hit me that I’ve done HEAPS of work more than a month before it is due.

For me this is good and bad. Good because it means no last minute stress… bad because it means I will tinker and change and cut etc etc… Sometimes I find things are better when I just have to accept a final version.

Good thing is I’ve picked one of my fave songs ever, and as yet I’m not sick of hearing it… yet.

As for length. The actual song is over five minutes in length. I think the most time has been spent cutting the song down so it fits under 4 minutes and so that the cuts do not interfere with the timing or rhythm of the song. I have done HEAPS of counting beats and making sure the cuts are logical and remove the correct number of bars etc so that the song continues in a musically-logical manner.

Already this comp has been more fun than I expected. I was initially least happy with the music vid selection, but I guess that was because it was a type of film I do not make for fun. It has been a positive learning experience thus far.

I just hope there are heaps of entries!


May 19, 2003 at 2:49 pm #3128
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“Buxton” wrote: 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.

If you have the “Free” version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will be able to enter in data in the fields on the form. You can then print the form after you have completed it. You then send the completed form to the competition address with your entry or entries.

If you have the next level of Adobe Acrobat, a paid-for version, you will be able to save the form with all of the data in the form. This level of Adobe Acrobat is the Signature version and allows you to send the form digitally to others with a signature on it and the data filled in.

The next level of Adobe Acrobat is the full version and that version will allow you to make your own forms. Different security settings will allow the creator of the form to prevent the user from doing certain things to the form. These include adding information, adding fields, saving the form, and printing the form. Let me assure you that the entry form security settings will be set at a level appropriate for you to enter data, save the form, and print the form.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader is the only version of this software that you will need to enter information into the fields. Alternatively, the fields will be left blank and you may fill in the fields by hand. I will be certain to leave “prompting data” out of the fields so that if you chose to print a “blank” entry form, you may do so.


May 19, 2003 at 5:27 pm #3135
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I shall enter, My song and idea hit me on my dog walk and I belive it’s perfect for the song I have chosen.

Happy filming everybody!

May 19, 2003 at 5:55 pm #3138
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strongest of the weak

If I can ever get around to it, I will enter aswell. My mind has been far from animating recently. Work, car problems, and a dear dear friend of mine (i get to see her next week :) ) have all had my attention, some more than others.

May 20, 2003 at 10:49 am #3172
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I’m going to enter.

The song is chosen (it just needs some shortening work) and I’m planning to start filming pretty soon.

May 20, 2003 at 12:51 pm #3176
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“ToddThuma” wrote:
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.

I have several questions regarding the submission by international contestants. The first is about the Customs. They thoroughly examine any package entering or leaving the country. This examination includes X-rays, which means that magnetic tape can be severely damaged. For example, a video ordered by a teacher of mine, which was sent from the states, looked like a VHS you rent that’s been in the rental for 10 years.

The second is about the above mail. Don’t you think it’s a bit unfair to have someone, who kindly provides this service to the community without asking anything in return, put every video on a new tape, thus increasing material and postage cost? I think it would be more fair to consider entries on one tape, that have entry forms with different names and addresses, as different, equal entries, rather than privileging the one that happens to be the first.


May 20, 2003 at 3:42 pm #3184
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dear Todd,

wouldn’t it be possible to accept NTSC-Video (or SVIDEO) CDs? They should be playable in a standard DVD-player (not nuch a difference in setup to VHS) but this format would be avaiable to anyone with a CDburner (even if he lives in good ol’ PAL country :-D ).

This would be the format I would pretty much prefer to enter.


May 20, 2003 at 9:08 pm #3208
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With mine,it’s mostly action galore.The only set pieces are some walls.

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