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    The Nadine and Charlie Music Video Competition

    The music group Nadine and Charlie would like to see some brickfilms made to go along with some of their tracks, and they’re putting up 300 quid to help inspire people to do it. This contest is very simple: Pick a Nadine and Charlie tune (see below) and animate a brickfilm to go with it. Nadine and Charlie will choose their three favorite videos and award the directors with prize money.

    There are 7 tracks available for you to animate. You can find them in downloadable form here.

    The top 7 tracks in this list are downloadable:

    -Basic Instinct
    -Just Push Play
    -Below the Waterline
    -System Reboot
    -Signs of Life
    -Safe
    -I Love You

    I recommend you download all seven of them and give them a good listen before deciding which one to use. I also recommend that you listen to them because they’re pretty cool.

    Nadine and Charlie will award the following prizes, based entirely on what they decide to be their favorites

    200 British Pounds for first place
    50 British Pounds for a runner up
    50 British Pounds for an other runner up

    How much is a Pound? At the time of this posting, 1 British Pound = ~$1.72 US, which puts first place at about $345 US.

    Your video must be a brickfilm in the classic sense of the term. That means it needs to be stopmotion animation and you need to be animating LEGO, Mega-bloks, et al.

    Don’t put any titles or credits during the music. You should certainly include titles and/or credits, but put them before the music starts or after it ends.

    By submitting an entry in this contest, you are giving Nadine and Charlie the rights to use and distribute your film to promote the band. It’s very important that you understand this before starting on a video.

    As usual, cooperative efforts are welcome and encouraged. Just make sure prize distribution between you is agreed upon ahead of time in case you win anything.

    Also as usual, you may use absolutely no material for which you do not have distribution rights. This includes recognizable trademarks, so if you end up with LEGO logos that are visible, you need to blur them out before submitting your video. The “no-copyright rule,” as it’s come to be called, should be much easier to observe in this contest since there’s no need for music or sound effects.

    The due date for this contest will be Sunday March 12th. Your film must be finished, uploaded, and downloadable by the end of that day (by California reckoning).

    To submit your entry to the contest:

    -Upload your finished film somewhere it can be downloaded with relative ease. As usual, an ftp directory will be provided for people who need it.

    -Send an e-mail to joshua@brickfilms.com containing the following information: The names of all participating directors; the brickfilms forum names of all participating directors; a link to the download location of your film; and a statement saying “Dear Nadine and Charlie, I understand that by submitting this film to this contest I am sharing with you its distribution rights should you decide you would like to use it in the promotion of your band.”

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    Here are lyrics to the songs:

    “Basic Instinct” wrote: My basic instincts
    Are turning inside me
    I am a warrior
    Fighting

    I’m breaking the circle
    I’m learning to be for real
    I’m closer, come closer
    Sometime I sense
    When the light is on
    I’m reflecting

    “Just Push Play” wrote: Move your arse

    Everybody
    Move your arse
    Just push play

    Everybody, Everybody
    Just push play
    Move your arse
    Move your arse

    Motion, Motion
    Motion, Motion

    Everybody
    Move your arse
    Just push play
    Just push play

    “Below the Waterline” wrote: Let’s stay here below the waterline
    Below the waterline
    So strangely familiar and forgotten
    And concentrate on the shine of silver coins
    I’m tired by the passing tide

    I’ll breathe with you
    Ill see the picture through your eyes
    Ill breath with you
    Ill see the picture through your eyes

    Ill get away
    With anything at all
    Until the sun rise

    Ill breath with you
    Ill see the picture through your eyes
    Ill breath with you
    Ill see the picture through your eyes

    Ill get away
    With anything at all
    Until the sun rise

    Until the sun rise

    It’s dark
    We are so painfully forgotten and long lost

    Let’s stay here below the waterline
    Below the waterline
    So strangely familiar and forgotten

    “System Reboot” wrote: We are robots
    Upload download
    Upload download
    Upload
    Does not compute

    We are robots
    Upload, download
    Upload, download
    Upload,
    System overload, fatal error

    File not found
    Does not compute
    File not found
    Does not compute
    File not found
    Does not compute
    Infinite loop
    Infinite loop

    System reboot, does not compute
    System reboot, does not compute
    System reboot, does not compute
    Alt control, delete

    System reboot, does not compute
    System reboot, does not compute

    Restore, restore program
    Restore, restore program

    We are robots
    Upload download
    Upload download
    Upload
    System overload, fatal error

    Does not compute, system reboot
    Does not compute, system reboot
    Infinite loop
    Infinite loop
    File not found
    Infinite loop
    Infinite loop

    Fatal error
    Fatal error
    System overload fatal error

    “Signs of Life” wrote: Ahhhh!
    Looking for signs of life
    Looking for signs of life
    Looking for signs of life
    Looking for signs of life
    Ahhhh!

    Looking for signs of life
    (repeat)

    Everything I see
    Seems dead to me
    Everything seems so fragile
    So fragile to me

    Looking for signs of life
    (repeat)

    “Safe” wrote: Never
    I’ll never leave you
    I will believe in you
    I’ll never leave you
    I’ll never leave
    I’ll never leave

    The skies so clear and bright
    So close in the desert
    Spring time for all
    A chance for me
    Ill will never be hurt
    So better now than later on
    I just want to be safe and free
    So where is that channel of light that I am meant to see?

    I just want to be safe and free

    “I Love You” wrote: I love you
    I love you
    I love you
    I love you

    When I met you I knew straight away
    But I didn’t want to say
    I love you

    I held my tongue
    Thought it was strong
    Thought it was wrong
    To say I love you

    In the end I had to give in
    Couldn’t hold it in

    When I think of you
    I feel it through and through
    I know just what to do
    I say I love you

    I love you
    I love you
    I love you
    I love you

    In the end I had to give in
    Couldn’t hold it in

    I love, love, love
    You, you, you, you
    I love, love, love
    Love you, you, you
    I love, love, love
    You, you, you, you
    You, you, you, you
    You, you, you, you

    #155773 Reply
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    Schlaeps
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    Sweet. I’m in.

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    PE-porukka
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    Mm “Signs of Life” maybe. The band gets the videos but I have no right to distribute the finished work? Do I need to get their approval first?

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    Stefan
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    Good question, PE. Do we get the right to distribute the work (at least by putting it online on our homepage, but possibly also on a DVD with a collection of our work)?

    Stefan.

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    RevMen
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    My understanding is that the rights will be shared. I will clarify this with the band, though.

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    Stefan
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    Of course, the text above doesn’t say “exclusive”, so it’ll be nonexclusive (though I’d be happier if the word “nonexclusive” was in that sentence, for clarity). However, do we get the nonexclusive right to distribute the song along with the video, which is quite something else.

    Stefan.

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    RevMen
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    “Clem from Nadine and Charlie” wrote: Dear Josh,
    They’ll retain all their copyrights but we’ll have the right to use the
    material for band promotion purposes.
    They can show the finished product with our music where ever they like,
    again so long as its for their promotion purposes.
    Cheers,
    Clem

    The way I interpret this, you’ll be able to use your film in any way that doesn’t include making a profit. This seems perfectly fair to me.

    I have a question for the community on this contest: Would anyone take objection to me entering it? It’s true that I have a head start on you guys by about 2 days. It’s also true that I’ve helped organize it, but the judging is completely up to Nadine and Charlie.

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    “RevMen” wrote: I have a question for the community on this contest: Would anyone take objection to me entering it? It’s true that I have a head start on you guys by about 2 days. It’s also true that I’ve helped organize it, but the judging is completely up to Nadine and Charlie.

    I wouldn’t be against that.

    -Dave

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    There isn’t any cussing in the songs, right?

    #155811 Reply

    hey that sounds cool. WoW. a real big comp you got there but im not going to enter. Oh yeah, id love to but i just CANT do it. The time it would take and i probably wouldn’t fit in enough animation. Oh well. I must give myself time before i enter any competition really. Im still quite a n00b…i’ll have to improve my anmation and writing.

    oh well! sammy O’feelgood

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