Request For Theme Ideas: Brickfilms 2008 Competition

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January 11, 2008 at 11:40 pm #360627
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DAD – Dames and Detectives
MAM – Monsters and Mayhem

January 12, 2008 at 12:55 am #360643
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OCD- One Crazy Day
UAA- Up and Away
ASOD- A Seemingly Ordinary Day
EP- Endless Possibilities

Those ideas are all I have for now. Whatever the theme is, I definetly want to enter the contest.


January 12, 2008 at 1:07 am #360646
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Every year the difference between Theme and Genre needs to be explained.

And this year it doesn’t have to be me to do the explaining. :twisted:

January 12, 2008 at 1:20 am #360651
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ASOD- A Seemingly Ordinary Day

That would be boring. Don’t you think? Might also be a bit restrictive…

January 12, 2008 at 2:07 am #360660
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Night Of Adventure: Every one of the films would be set at night, be it in the city, a rural setting, etc. The common theme in each of them however would be the time in which the story takes place, ie. after dark. It would afford filmmakers an opportunity to experiment with different lighting techniques than they typically do and a wide variety of genres are well-suited to such a theme be it horror, film noir, science fiction, crime, romance, etc.

January 12, 2008 at 2:10 am #360661
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“RevMen” wrote: Every year the difference between Theme and Genre needs to be explained.

And this year it doesn’t have to be me to do the explaining. :twisted:

But could you anyways? :P

January 12, 2008 at 2:16 am #360663
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Timothy Ratner

Habits And Addictions

It will present some of the known habits and addictions in the world, and some not known.

January 12, 2008 at 2:23 am #360666
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Night Of Adventure

That sounds like a great idea.

January 12, 2008 at 2:53 am #360675
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EPICEpic Plot and Intense Cinematography
FEARFear Excitement Angst Revenge

I liked the horror ideas, we have so many halloween spoofs but an actual horror film with good characters that is outstanding is missing in my opinion. I know we have good films in a scary obscure mood, but I mean a classic horror film that might even have splatter elements.

Cheers Arend

January 12, 2008 at 2:55 am #360677
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What about those who don’t like spatter/horror films? I think this contest should be open to people of all ages, and spatter films do not fit that category. I like your ‘EPIC’ idea, but ‘FEAR’ is not going to work.


January 12, 2008 at 3:31 am #360690
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I think Littlebricks ideas are really nice. They’re simple, well-themed, and have probably the “snappiest” acronyms in this thread.

January 12, 2008 at 3:41 am #360696
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SASS Service and Self Sacrifice
GAME Great, Awesome, Magnificent, Excellent

January 12, 2008 at 4:10 am #360706
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“RevMen” wrote: Every year the difference between Theme and Genre needs to be explained.

Agreed, I don’t think it’d be a good idea to have a genre-themed contest as all previous ones have been based on theme. A common theme results in an interesting variety of films, instead of, say, ten sci-fi movies.

“Littlebrick” wrote: I have a feeling we need to do the snazzy acronym we do every year.

I liked the acronym thing, however I do not think a concept should be abandoned simply because it doesn’t fit with any cute, pronounceable acronyms. btw, I like ICE and ABC. MoM isn’t bad either, but I don’t think the acronym fits.

As for my suggestions, it is my opinion that not only most, but nearly all brickfilms are made purely to entertain. I think it might be an interesting concept to base a contest around the premise that films should have a serious message of some sort; this can be almost anything from a cute moral lesson (a la some of the Words of Wisdom contest entries) to a political message and even if the subject is serious the film itself certainly would not have to be. Some ideas:

CAUSECommunicating A Uniquely Satirical Examination: This is a somewhat lame attempt at filling out the acronym, but there aren’t many satirical brickfilms, likely because good satire is difficult to write. I think a satire-themed contest could be interesting.

SAMSharing A Message: See above.


January 12, 2008 at 4:15 am #360708
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i liked the RRR idea…. that could be good, some film about like overthrowing a communist government or like George Orwells 1984. I think we have to do something with a serious theme. It is much more of a challenge to do a brickfilm like that. You need to have great cinematography and you have tp be able to show emotions through little plastic people. cognizance was a great serious brickfilm.

How about PAD? Passion, Anger, Determination? haha not the best but something along those lines

idk i probably soudn liek an idiot

January 12, 2008 at 4:48 am #360717
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TRIPTurningpoint Reconsideration Introspection Prospect
BOPBorderline Obsession Paranoia

Brainstorming, we need lots of brainstorming,

Cheers Arend

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