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June 10, 2007 at 9:31 pm #294352
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Lechnology

“RevMen” wrote: Minister of Community Projects – Responsible for encouraging and managing the production of official brickfilms.com community projects. These films will be the only films branded with the brickfilms.com name and logo and must be held to a high standard of excellence.

I intend to uphold such responsibility for at least six more months.

Current Community Projects
Project Divinity
Project Valor

I also supported The Day Brickfilms.com Crashed

Goals (Revisions)
In order for a community project to be considered an Official Brickfilms.com Community Project, I seek to promote:

  • Well thought out stories or ideas for a community project. A well written script is a good start.[/*]
  • Teamwork. If people don’t work well together, then I don’t expect the project itself to come out well either.[/*]
  • Communication. Questions, concerns, leave of absence, etc. If you got the flu and can’t voice act, please let your teammates know. If you have issues with a certain team member, resolve it.[/*]
  • Quality. To be a Brickfilms.com Community Project, you must maintain a level of acceptable quality in image, sound, and animation. Poor lighting, light flickers, low frame rates, etc. These are the things I don’t want to see.[/*]
  • Flexibility and patience. Slow and steady wins the race. Not everyone has high speed connections. Not everyone can animate an entire scene in a few days. A consistency-demanding community project takes more than a few months to get done. There are ways to get through these obstacles.[/*]
  • Commitment. I know it’s hard. If you can’t commit part of your time to a project, I don’t know why you’re even part of it.[/*]

I seek to eradicate:

  • Unoriginality. This goes back to well thought out script. If it’s a remake of the latest Star Wars movie, I’ll pass.[/*]
  • Disorganization. Appoint substitutes, furcate some task to other members of the project. Don’t leave it in disarray.[/*]
  • Copyright infringements. Need I say more?[/*]

Now just because you’re an amateurish animator with a limited initial knowledge of frame rates, lighting, cinematography and so forth, doesn’t mean you can’t be part of a community project. If you have something to contribute (whether it’s a suggestion to the script, an idea, connections to voice talents or musicians, or just a provocative presence in the group) I encourage you to be part of a project.

Objectives from now and into the next term:

  • Following the approach of the We The Brickfilmers group, I want to enourage well-thoughtout stories that allows multiple animators to contribute and less demand for consistency between one’s animation (sets, minifig, etc.)[/*]
  • Promote more concept threads. This way, more members[/*]
June 10, 2007 at 9:35 pm #294354
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RP Hoogle

I’ll probably second I’ll just wait to see if anyone else is going to run.

June 10, 2007 at 10:10 pm #294364
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Watson

Umm, I’m running, RP.

While I’m here, I might as well ask you a question. I’d like to know why the voters should believe that you’re actually going to do something this term, since your efforts were roughly equivalent to that of a rock last term.

June 10, 2007 at 10:57 pm #294400
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Lechnology

Perhaps it is my standards and goals to uphold the policies that RevMen had stated that has kept any projects from being produced, other than unofficial ones that I supported, i.e. The Day Brickfilms.com Crashed. Not all community projects can be done within six months, the aforementioned unofficial CP being an exception.

And true, my activities have been like stone hedges, but let me clarify one thing, it isn’t just me that has to come up with all the ideas for a community project. Members of the community do that too. Perhaps it was my high demand for good stories that has kept a lot members from posting ideas or concepts or forced members to send ideas to me privately.

Therefore, let me say this: As long as it’s a good story, you strongly believe it’s a good story, you’ve shared the idea with others and they agree it’s a good story, then make a concept thread. See where it goes from there.

June 10, 2007 at 11:14 pm #294410
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Watson

Maybe as the elected representative for this position, you ought to stop sitting back and waiting for others to get things going. Maybe you should consider actually playing an active role in drumming up ideas. Maybe.

June 10, 2007 at 11:21 pm #294413
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Lord_Of_The_LEGO

http://www.brickfilms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17011

June 10, 2007 at 11:29 pm #294414
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Watson

The fact that that project was created today, about an hour ago, is not exactly in Lechnology’s favor. In fact, it’s a rather telling move on his part. What if I had not challenged him in this election? Would he have been so quick to suddenly develop a new community project idea?

June 10, 2007 at 11:29 pm #294415
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Lechnology

“Watson” wrote: Maybe as the elected representative for this position, you ought to stop sitting back and waiting for others to get things going. Maybe you should consider actually playing an active role in drumming up ideas. Maybe.

Maybe, but I’ve done that prior to my ministry with developing Divinity.

As for my move from your challenge, let’s just say that some of my concepts and ideas have been formulating for a while and I took advantage of a challenge to finally release those concepts.

A lot of things go on behind the scenes that go unnoticed. If it is the people’s wish, I will start putting up more concepts, however, I do hope that other members of the community also start coming up with stories and ideas as well.

June 10, 2007 at 11:56 pm #294423
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Watson

“Lechnology” wrote: I’ve done that prior to my ministry with developing Divinity.

I’ve noticed that you like to focus on your past project experience with things like Project Divinity, and it’s great that you were able to run that and develop those projects, but in reality, that really has little bearing on why you should be Minister of Community Projects. It means even less if you are not running the projects which you were elected to run. In fact, it reveals a major downside to your entire campaign.

If you could work drum up ideas and get the ball rolling in that situation, for Project Divinity, why did you not do so once the people of Brickfilms had elected you to take on this sober responsibility? Why is it that you put far more work into your personal projects than you do into the public projects for which you were elected?

Might it be that your ongoing private projects have distracted you from giving a wholehearted effort to this position? With those projects still ongoing, and others being added, should we expect that situation to change?

I believe that your other projects are not at all an asset to your campaign, and are in fact, one of the largest reasons to not elect you to the position of minister of discussion that the Brickfilms community has.

June 11, 2007 at 12:47 am #294428
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Lechnology

Might it be that your ongoing private projects have distracted you from giving a wholehearted effort to this position? With those projects still ongoing, and others being added, should we expect that situation to change?

Are your referring to the VFX I’m doing for other members of the forum? I personally see these projects (doing effects for others) as part of contributing to the community. It’s also a way for me to find better ways of file transferring (i.e. Huffyuv, WinRar, HJsplit, AVOne, etc.), some of which I plan to utilize in community projects. No, I don’t believe they are a distractions, but yes, it doesn’t add to my position.

Community projects take time to develop, and there will be periods of time that nothing happens. I’ll admit, right here and now, it’s been a slow term. With little concepts being brought to me, with only one project that has my backing and another that I would gladly brand as an Official Community Project once original material is added, there is hardly anything else I can do but wait, and while I waited, I decided to offer my services to the community. And yes, as you pointed out, I should have given the same initiative during my term as I have with Divinity, but like I’ve said, things happen behind the ministry walls, ideas come up, some were good, some were bad, not all were worth posting since I felt, at the time, that Divinity would serve as the current project for the community (or at least for the selected members that were already part of it).

[...]one of the largest reasons to not elect you to the position of minister of discussion that the Brickfilms community has.

Wait, wha?

June 11, 2007 at 12:53 am #294431
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Watson

Uhhh, I, uh … meant to say minister of discussion. I don’t think you’re qualified for that either.

“Lechnology” wrote: there is hardly anything else I can do but wait

Didn’t we already discuss how you should have been actively looking for ideas, rather than waiting? I’d say there’s way more you could be doing, and if you can’t think of these things, perhaps you aren’t right for the position.

June 11, 2007 at 1:31 am #294454
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Lechnology

gah, meant in past tense as that was how it was initially.

What more can I be doing? All right, I’ll answer that:

Form a group consisting of members of the forum known for their strong attributes in relation to the Community Project (have been involved in a community project, have worked with others across the globe, have ideas and concepts that they can share, ,etc.). This way, it’ll increase the number of concept threads, thus increasing the possibility of a community project going into effect. To this effect, I recently added Lord_Of_The_LEGO and MindGame to the Community Project Usergroup because I feel they did well in putting Feel Great and The Day Brickfilms.com Crashed togethere.

While still upholding RevMen’s policies, I don’t discourage unofficial Community Projects, although I have been skeptical with ideas that aren’t well thought out or have a good story. Therefore, I would allow flexibility in people making community projects that probably won’t be official projects of the Brickfilms.com community.

June 11, 2007 at 3:19 am #294477
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Nick Durron

You have my full support, Lech. I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t vote for you.

June 11, 2007 at 2:13 pm #294566
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Trillspots

I love your campaign platform.

“Eraticate unoriginality, and disorganization.”

Definitely what the community projects needs.

You’re doing a great job of being persuasive, and convincing people that a six-month term is not long enough. Your debate/persuation skills are exceptional, as is your capability of preforming the job as Minister of Community Projects.

Good luck in the elections! :)

-Trill

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