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December 16, 2006 at 1:31 pm #245102
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LegosJedi

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night. I’m LegosJedi, and, as many of you know, I’m running for Minister of Filming Resources.

This forum, this community of people with a common interest are made up of many different people, different cultues, different opinions, and, of course, different Operating Systems. As such a community, we need to be treated like one. Yes, I know I a running for Minister of Filming Resources, and not for Minister of Discussion, but with the Resources page, I can do that. I can treat the community as many people, many cultures, many opinions, and many Operating Systems.

As of now, the resources page is old, out of date, and unmaintained. Sure, it still has some good resources in there, but it’s not as resourceful as what a Resources page should be! With me in charge, you can expect updates!

Many people say that the Resources page and the Encyclopedia need to be merged. Why? Because the both contain the same thing? One contains tutorials and software on the actual animating, editing, voice recording, etc., aspect of brickfilming, while the other containt tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc. The two shouldn’t be merged! They should be left seperated. Sure, they both contain some of the same things, but I aim to make the Resources page a page for newbs to turn for help, and a page for experienced filmers to make their brickfilms better. Now, I won’t cut all digital apsects out. I will be more focused on adding new elements such as software, and software reviews, camera reviews, etc. All submitted resources will be combed over for spelling mistakes and grammatical mistakes. However, if all a resource does it say, “TEH QUCKCAM 500 SUX!!!!111!!! NO MANUL FOCS!!!!11!1!”, it will be rejected. Only quality resources will be accepted. I will appoint aides who work with a variety of Operating Systems and software to help me in this task.

If I am elected as Minister of Filming Resources, the Resources page will get a face lift, as the orginazation will be changed. Resources will be divided by Operating System, by program type, and by freeware/paid. This provides organization for us, and easy searching for you.

If I am elected Minister of Filming Resources, I will listen to all opinions about what resources need to be included on this page, and how the page can be improved. Found a program that has been overlooked? Send it to me. Several forms of communication will be implemented, so you should have no problem at all in contacting me.

This page needs to be taken seriously. I plan to. Thank you.

December 16, 2006 at 1:39 pm #245104
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little_studios

Sounds like a good argument, I look forward to seeing how you do in the election :)

-LS

December 16, 2006 at 1:39 pm #245105
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LegosJedi

Thanks. Glad to know someone took the time to read through it all. :P

December 16, 2006 at 1:40 pm #245106
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Night Owl

You’re definitely the right person for the job. Make sure you use the wiki format to great effect. I would also suggest having a section of the wiki devoted to information about brickfilmers and some of the more well-known films (like this: “The Gauntlet was created by Jay Silver, and remains a brickfilming classic because of…”).

December 16, 2006 at 1:42 pm #245107
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LegosJedi

Well, I’m glad you think so, nightowl. Good idea. I’ll be sure to do that.

December 16, 2006 at 1:44 pm #245108
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Legoman182182

That was exactly what I wanted to hear. You have my vote.

December 16, 2006 at 1:52 pm #245111
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brick mania

Sounds like you could do it well. What could make it better is a whole section for people who don’t know a thing. You could also include software like LEGO cad software such as Ldraw and LEOcad which I find useful when doing cgi stuff. Let’s all say it together, LegosJedi for Minister of Filming Resources!

December 29, 2006 at 7:54 pm #248186
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Stefan

“LegosJedi” wrote: As of now, the resources page is old, out of date, and unmaintained. Sure, it still has some good resources in there, but it’s not as resourceful as what a Resources page should be! With me in charge, you can expect updates!

Examples?

Many people say that the Resources page and the Encyclopedia need to be merged. Why? Because the both contain the same thing? One contains tutorials and software on the actual animating, editing, voice recording, etc., aspect of brickfilming, while the other containt tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.

In my view both provide some of both lists you mention. The encyclopedia is extensive, but may not always be the best tool to look things up. A good resources page would probably refer to the encyclopedia frequently, be some kind of index.

If I am elected as Minister of Filming Resources, the Resources page will get a face lift, as the orginazation will be changed. Resources will be divided by Operating System, by program type, and by freeware/paid. This provides organization for us, and easy searching for you.

Unconvincing. Software is only one aspect of brickfilming, and far from the most important. Moreover, many software packages are crossing the traditional OS boundaries. I have several applications running happily on both my Mac and my Windows computers. It is in the other sections where the Resources can outdo the encyclopedia. In-depth articles, reviews, interviews!

If I am elected Minister of Filming Resources, I will listen to all opinions about what resources need to be included on this page, and how the page can be improved. Found a program that has been overlooked? Send it to me. Several forms of communication will be implemented, so you should have no problem at all in contacting me.

Bad idea. Some opinions should be ignored, or the page will become a mess. You must do it your way.

December 29, 2006 at 9:22 pm #248229
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LegosJedi

“Stefan” wrote: [quote="LegosJedi"]As of now, the resources page is old, out of date, and unmaintained. Sure, it still has some good resources in there, but it’s not as resourceful as what a Resources page should be! With me in charge, you can expect updates!

Examples?[/quote]

Sure.
http://www.geocities.com/jamesfm777/tutorial1.html
http://www.brickfilms.com/resources/26
http://www.geocities.com/nmaniatis/bric … ghting.htm

“Stefan” wrote:

Many people say that the Resources page and the Encyclopedia need to be merged. Why? Because the both contain the same thing? One contains tutorials and software on the actual animating, editing, voice recording, etc., aspect of brickfilming, while the other containt tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.

In my view both provide some of both lists you mention. The encyclopedia is extensive, but may not always be the best tool to look things up. A good resources page would probably refer to the encyclopedia frequently, be some kind of index.

Hmmmm, not a bad idea.

“Stefan” wrote:

If I am elected as Minister of Filming Resources, the Resources page will get a face lift, as the orginazation will be changed. Resources will be divided by Operating System, by program type, and by freeware/paid. This provides organization for us, and easy searching for you.

Unconvincing. Software is only one aspect of brickfilming, and far from the most important. Moreover, many software packages are crossing the traditional OS boundaries. I have several applications running happily on both my Mac and my Windows computers. It is in the other sections where the Resources can outdo the encyclopedia. In-depth articles, reviews, interviews!

Resources like that will be included. I believe that all the resources shoudn’t be on one page, like it is now. We need to have a ‘welcome’ page, much like that of the encyclopedia. All the rescources will be divided up into sections, like software, articles, reviews, interviews, etc., and they will each get their own page.

“Stefan” wrote:

If I am elected Minister of Filming Resources, I will listen to all opinions about what resources need to be included on this page, and how the page can be improved. Found a program that has been overlooked? Send it to me. Several forms of communication will be implemented, so you should have no problem at all in contacting me.

Bad idea. Some opinions should be ignored, or the page will become a mess. You must do it your way.

I didn’t say that all opinions were going to be accepted into the page. I just said that I will listen to all opinions. Some, yes, will be ignored, but some will be accepted.

December 29, 2006 at 10:06 pm #248241
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“LegosJedi” wrote: One contains tutorials and software on the actual animating, editing, voice recording, etc., aspect of brickfilming, while the other containt tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.

You didn’t say which was which, and I can’t figure it out from your description, since neither of those resources is confined to simply “tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.” It makes me question your knowledge of the actual contents of the Wiki/Resources.

And why couldn’t they be combined? The resources page we have now simply lists various items for each category, and links to them. Why can’t we create a special resources page in the encyclopedia that has the same function? We could still maintain the resources link at the top bar on the site. It would just link to the resources page in the encyclopedia. It seems to me that we might as well pool our knowledge in one location, rather than confusing visitors by maintaining two separate areas.

December 29, 2006 at 11:04 pm #248257
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Stefan

“Watson” wrote: [quote="LegosJedi"]One contains tutorials and software on the actual animating, editing, voice recording, etc., aspect of brickfilming, while the other containt tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.

You didn’t say which was which, and I can’t figure it out from your description, since neither of those resources is confined to simply “tutorials and software for making special effects, ‘digital bricks’, etc.” It makes me question your knowledge of the actual contents of the Wiki/Resources.

And why couldn’t they be combined? The resources page we have now simply lists various items for each category, and links to them. Why can’t we create a special resources page in the encyclopedia that has the same function? We could still maintain the resources link at the top bar on the site. It would just link to the resources page in the encyclopedia. It seems to me that we might as well pool our knowledge in one location, rather than confusing visitors by maintaining two separate areas.[/quote]

Or, in fact, three separate areas. There’s also the FAQ…

Stefan, not against a merge.

October 28, 2012 at 11:24 am #419776
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Rakibul Hasan

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