Heroes and Villains

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March 1, 2005 at 7:10 am #89921
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RevMen

The big Brickfilms contest of 2005 is called “Heroes and Villains

I know, HaV doesn’t spell anything. I decided proper wording of the theme was more important than a clever acronym.

I’ll be posting the contest page when it is ready, which should be any day. There you’ll find all of the fine print, but this thread will serve as the source for rules and theme clarification as well as a place to discuss the contest in general.

Here is what the contest page says for the theme:

The theme of this contest is Heroes and Villains. Your film should portray someone who is Heroic, or someone who is Villainous. You, as a director, must decide whether to tell a tale of virtue, or a story of evil. All genres are fair game; be as creative as you like in making a world where you may bring your portrayal of Heroism or Villainy to life. Will you seek fame? Or will you strive for infamy? The choice is yours.

Prizes

The prizes are quite good. There will be another prize pool for 1st 2nd and 3rd places, containing:

Stop Motion Pro. Yet again SMP has come through with a prize donation for our contest. This is really an excellent prize for our hobby, one that’s tough to beat.

Another AKG microphone. A lot of people seemed to think this was an excellent idea for a prize, so I’m bringing it back. This one’s provided by brickfilms.

$50 gift certificate to spend at Active Builders on bricklink. An on-line shopping spree that’s sure to make any Lego lover happy. Provided by brickfilms.

There are also 2 special prizes to go along with the theme. Judging for the special prizes is yet to be decided, but will likely fall on the shoulders of The Sisters.

$25 at Active Builders provided by The Sisters for The Most Heroic Hero.

$25 at Active Builders for The Most Villainous Villain. This one is provided by Kevin at Active Builders.

Judging

The regular judging will be almost identical to the HAT contest. There will be 3 categories instead of 2. Here they are:

35% – Story
20% – Theme
45% – Presentation

In a sense this is like a 55/45 split for story/presentation, but films that do not stick to the theme will not be able to win.

A standard format will again be required. It will be the same as last year: Realmedia at no more than 3 MB/minute.

No minimum time limit. Maximum time is 10 minutes. (extended from 8)

Submission Deadline is June 13th.

Absolutely no material may be included in any film that you don’t have permission to use. And if you’re using something you didn’t create yourself (but got permission for), you absolutely must credit the creator. Every song must be credited, even if you made it yourself. And yes, I’m going to be checking.

That should be enough information to get people started. Bring on the questions.

March 1, 2005 at 7:12 am #89924
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Cometgreen

Sounds sweet, though I’m not one for time limits.

When is the deadline?

Cometgreen

March 1, 2005 at 7:14 am #89927
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RevMen

Sounds sweet, though I’m not one for time limits.

If these films are to be shown at BrickFest (not confirmed yet), then time limits will be a necessity.

Deadline is June 13th.

March 1, 2005 at 7:19 am #89929
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David West

Very cool. I swear that this time I’m entering, or atleast getting a film started.

March 1, 2005 at 7:28 am #89930
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Ladon

This might be the push I need to start animating again!
I’ve been wimping out lately :oops:

March 1, 2005 at 8:28 am #89936
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Blunty

Oh hell yeah, now THIS is a theme I can REALLY sink my teeth into :D

March 1, 2005 at 8:37 am #89938
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Stefan

* goes down his list of film ideas *

* fails to see a really heroic hero or a really villainous villain *

Damn! Now I have to think of something new!

Stefan (who, as usual, plans to enter, but is likely to run into the “lack of time” syndrome, as usual)

March 1, 2005 at 8:49 am #89941
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CrystalBrick

YEAH WHOOHOO! I just had a perfect idea in my head! I am definetly going to enter! :excited:

EDIT: After reading the rules again, I imagined an actionfilm without music is considered no action movie at all. And because I don’t have the skills and tools to make my own music, I am going to rethink my opinion, and maybe not enter at all.

March 1, 2005 at 9:42 am #89944
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Felix

“RevMen” wrote: Expect “that copyright rule” for every official brickfilms contest from now until forevers.

:(

I guess that means a lot more techno and a lot less good music.

Now I need to abduct a band and figure out what heroic and villain means.

March 1, 2005 at 10:14 am #89945
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johannes

“Felix” wrote:

:(

I guess that means a lot more techno and a lot less good music.

LOL ROFL LMLAO!! (or something) rave-party!

anyway, i might even participate.

March 1, 2005 at 10:51 am #89948
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PE-porukka

You, as a director, must decide whether to tell a tale of virtue, or a story of evil. All genres are fair game; be as creative as you like in making a world where you may bring your portrayal of Heroism or Villainy to life. Will you seek fame? Or will you strive for infamy? The choice is yours.

Many films portray both, like… Lord of the Rings. I guess here it is pointed out that the main character can be bad. :?

“RevMen” wrote:
I know, HaV doesn’t spell anything. I decided proper wording of the theme was more important than a clever acronym

Well, with WOW, APE and HAT there was a cool tradition… HaV sounds and looks like HAT. Maybe someone could come up with a clever wording using synonyms for the “good and bad”? Or is this version absolutely final?

“CrystalBrick” wrote:
because I don’t have the skills and tools to make my own music, I am going to rethink my opinion, and maybe not enter at all.

Don`t give up! Many links to free music sites have been posted in these forums and I think rstudios` film Cold Comfort features a soundtrack by a musician Robert found on the internet.

Hey there has also been discussion on a brickfilms.com audio library. http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6829

“johannes” wrote: anyway, i might even participate.

Dude, did you miss the 8-minute maximum time limit? :P

March 1, 2005 at 11:22 am #89951
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johannes

no i didnt, i said I MIGHT :) (yes after tapporalli sequel if i have inspiration, camera and time)

March 1, 2005 at 11:32 am #89953
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BertL

Say Rev, why didn’t you make it BAG?

Bad and Good.

March 1, 2005 at 11:38 am #89954
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Mirko

“RevMen” wrote: The theme of this contest is Heroes and Villains. Your film should portray someone who is Heroic, or someone who is Villainous.

Just to make sure, is this a non-exclusive OR? Is it ok to portray good and bad equally in one film?

I suppose entries must not be shown or released anywhere before the deadline?

Mirko

March 1, 2005 at 11:52 am #89956
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Ladon

“BertL” wrote: Say Rev, why didn’t you make it BAG?

Bad and Good.

Maybe because Heroes and Villains sounds so much cooler?

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