February 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm #367022
I’ve just been having some ideas. Night Owl said that he would like it if MoB was ran as if it was more a festival than a contest. I was just thinking what if brickfilmers who were planning long high quality films aimed to release it around the same time. This wouldn’t have much of a real benefit but it would almost be like the summer blockbuster season. These are just scrambled ideas I’m not sure where I’m going with them. Do you have anything to add?February 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm #367024
At present there exists one such “season” with the potential for a permanent second. The former of course is the annual summer contest held by Brickfilms (ie, FIG, IDEA, etc). The latter, should there be sufficient interest to continue it, is MoB which had a six-day submission period, essentially the same as a “film festival”. The problem that I’ve experienced with MoB is that for some reason there are filmmakers who do not want to hold back releasing their film for a specific date.
Now, both of these events do have some guidelines. The Brickfilms event is far more restrictive given that it’s thematic. MoB is dedicated to films with story and characterization not found in every film. Aside from the random gibberish films, MoB serves that purpose. That brings us back to the problem I mentioned earlier. I’ve also been curious as to why many of the marquee names in brickfilming avoided MoB. I have some thoughts on that but have been waiting for further discussion before addressing such questions.
Bring up this thought again in “The Future of Mob” discussion as well as your thoughts on why filmmakers should as well as why they don’t favor such an event.
-JFebruary 1, 2008 at 6:43 pm #367110
“prof1515″ wrote: I’ve also been curious as to why many of the marquee names in brickfilming avoided MoB.
Well I think a lot of the big names were already particapting in other projects or contests. Also the prospect of dedicating such time to one film, for a year, could be quite dawnting to some people.February 6, 2008 at 11:59 pm #369037
I wanted to enter MoB, and wrote three different screenplays for it, so personally I wasn’t really “avoiding” it. But all the ideas I had were very ambitious and I had not left myself enough time to complete any of them, and then the Star Wars LEGO contest came up with a really good prize and I got sidetracked. The two films I currently have in the pipeline aren’t intended for any particular contest (one of them will probably be entered into FAR) as I’ve become a little burned out on contests. But if there were something open ended like MoB and the timing worked for me I would certainly try to enter the second film into that.
-SmeagolFebruary 7, 2008 at 1:37 am #369063
Apart from other brickfilming contests and school, I just never came up with a decent idea in time.