January 13, 2008 at 6:18 am #361089
“Lechnology” wrote: [quote=”ahnt”]The idea that I have is something like a open s[c]ript project, or maybe a MoB that requires community projects.
“Lechnology” wrote: …well, there’s Super
I thought that one is already closed?January 13, 2008 at 6:20 am #361091
Well… considering the fact that I’m spending almost all of the next 3.5 years down at SCAD without my Lego.. I will probably not be able to participate, unless, of course, I do one during one of the summers.
-DaveJanuary 13, 2008 at 6:25 am #361094
“ahnt” wrote: [quote=”Lechnology”][quote=”ahnt”]The idea that I have is something like a open s[c]ript project, or maybe a MoB that requires community projects.
“Lechnology” wrote: …well, there’s Super
I thought that one is already closed?[/quote]Quoi? Then what the hell am I doing posting daily in our project forum? :what?:
No, ahnt, it is not.January 13, 2008 at 6:30 am #361096
I think the problem with this type of contest is that, although the initiative and basis behind it is excellent, people just aren’t going to be able to complete this caliber of film, no matter what the deadline. Look at the entries for this contest, for example. Sure, they’re good, but probably nowhere close to what you had in mind with the inception of the contest back in September 2006. Setting a longer deadline won’t necessarily yield more entries.
I honestly don’t know what to say to make more people make these types of films. Maybe you could do something like “release a five-minute segment every six months” or something like that. This way, more people may view it as making several short segments in a row instead of having to tackle one large task that could be discouraging or just not doable. In my instance, I would have been working on my film a lot more, but school and things got in the way. Even if the deadline is made for another two years from now, I still might not get anything done. But that’s just me. It’s simply that the art of brickfilming isn’t easily open to this type of endeavor on a regular basis.January 13, 2008 at 6:31 am #361098
I believe ahnt meant “Closed to additional participation,” Lech. The main thread is labeled [CLOSED], after all.
And I will be in a situation very similar to Dave’s in about six months, just replace SCAD with San Jose State University.January 13, 2008 at 6:42 am #361101
“Lord_Of_The_LEGO” wrote: And I will be in a situation very similar to Dave’s in about six months, just replace SCAD with San Jose State University.
-DaveJanuary 13, 2008 at 6:46 am #361103
The process isn’t final, I have to pass one more math class this spring before I’m “officially” accepted. However, this is not the thread to discuss it. A post will be made in due time.January 13, 2008 at 6:52 am #361105
Having an annual event like the BAMPAs with actual prizes is one thing I would love to see. Remarkable achievements in Brickfilming should be awarded without the director having to enter a contest. Prizes could spice things up and encourage film-makers to put as much effort into realizing their ideas as they would when entering a contest.January 13, 2008 at 10:52 am #361150
I’d enjoy it if MoB didn’t follow a contest format, but was organized like a film festival, so films released, say, in the 6 months before the deadline (summer 2009 sounds alright) would be competing.January 13, 2008 at 11:16 am #361155
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I don’t know…
You need to take a step back and look at the demographic involved. The vast majority of active brickfilmers have their setup ready and use it on occasion. The only way that they have of effectively making better brickfilms is either through experience (more, short films) or by collaboration (those good at recording do the voices, those good at animating do the animation, etc). Actually, the latter is how almost all professional films are made.
In order to acheive something like that, you’d need to fly a bunch of brickfilmers and their gear to a single location, lock them in for five months and see what drops out the other end. It’s a great idea, but even if someone had the hundred thousand dollars needed for that, how many brickfilmers would actually be able to do that?
(That’s a rhetorical question – there are a bunch of people that will happily say “I’d do that” but if it came to the crunch, they wouldn’t abandon their lives for half a year, or at least they shouldn’t if they’re still in school.)
I’d propose the exact opposite – a shorter deadline, but with focus on one aspect. The MoB in its current format asks the participant(s) to be the best across all categories. But lets face it – most people can only be good at two or three parts of the film making process.
So instead of asking people to excel in al aspects, focus on one. Let’s say that the next contest focussed on scriptwriting. The directors would be free to pay less attention to set construction, not spend money setting up an elaborate lighting rig.
Another thing I had been thinking of – rather than offering a single prize (or a standard 1 -2 -3 set) offer a prize pool. For arguments sake, the prize pool could consist of six items of similar worth. The first place can choose three of the prizes, the second place chooses two of the prizes and the third gets the remaining prize.
“Felix” wrote: Having an annual event like the BAMPAs with actual prizes is one thing I would love to see.
I second that.