Topic: GO-Film 2013

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Hello and welcome to the first annual Go-Film contest! The purpose of GO Film is to help animators exercise their film making abilities and create modern works that explore new ideas rarely touched in LEGO animation. We are also encouraging film-makers to create films that come in any length, i.e sometimes less is more, a drawn out plot can become tedious and begin to lose quality. Essentially emphasizing quality over quantity!


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In order to submit your entry you must read and abide by the following rules:

    1) Your entry must be composed of primarily of stop-motion animation and have at least 20 seconds worth. There is no maximum length.
    2) Please use LEGO or similar building blocks in your entry, after all, that's what makes it a brickfilm!
    3) Use content that is solely your own, or that you have permission to use. Stealing ideas is frowned upon and may do poorly in judging
    4) Your film may not contain excessive bad language, sexual themes, or violence. However a small to moderate amount is allowed.


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The theme after the numerous delays is, Order and Change, it's an optional theme where the entrants have the choice to combine the 2 or just pick one. They can be taken as seriously as 'Change' in our society to an 'Order' at a restaurant, thus bringing a bigger variety of films we hope.

Feel free to check up the definitions on google for more ideas, etc.

The Deadline for all entries to be received at is the 15th of October at 12:00pm, GMT.

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Send us a link or download to your film through a private message on Bricksinmotion, or via E-Mail at 'happature@yahoo.ie'. Your entry must be uploaded to the internet by video sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc. You can publish your film publicly if you wish but at the risk of being copied, so we advise entrants to put their video as unlisted if possible.


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The way this contest is going to be judged, is that after all the films are submitted, depending on the total number of entries, I shall make a shortlist of 15 which shall then be sent to the judges. From there the said judges and I shall judge the films based on these categories:

Plot/Story: __/10
Theme Interpretation: __/10
Cinematography: __/10
Animation: __/10
Sound (inclusive of voice acting): __/10
Set Building: __/10
Editing (also accounts for SFX): __/10


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Now the bit you've all been waiting for, the prizes! Well, as of yet, we don't have a final deal with any sponsors but we hope to have an agreement soon, hopefully with extensive prizes around about what we got for the FoS 1 & 2 (100$ in all). There will be 3 separate prizes,

1) Best Overall, which will receive the highest prize.
2) Funniest entry, the one that makes judges laugh most, this will receive the 2nd highest prize.
3) Most creative entry, an entry that uses creativity in several fields to deliver a great film, this will receive a prize equal to the Funniest entry.


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
If you have anymore questions please feel free to ask! If I'm not online please contact my co-host and fellow Judge RealBrick. A video version of the topic shall be uploaded at the same time as the theme is announced for any wondering already!

Last edited by Onion (August 21, 2013 (01:55pm))

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Sounds like a neat idea, I'll try to enter.

Only thing is I think Prize 2 is a bit unnecessary, I mean what if someone makes a really well done serious entry?

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This sounds interesting. I'll see if I can enter.

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I might enter.

yeh

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The way the three places are awarded seems unbalanced. Why favor "funny" films over "most creative?" How do you differentiate between "best overall" and "most creative"? Why bother ranking the films X/10 when you're not even to take those rankings into account?

Who are the judges and what qualifies them to judge?

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I'm pretty sure the ratings just go towards the 'Best Overall' prize.

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Nathan Wells wrote:

The way the three places are awarded seems unbalanced. Why favor "funny" films over "most creative?" How do you differentiate between "best overall" and "most creative"? Why bother ranking the films X/10 when you're not even to take those rankings into account?

Who are the judges and what qualifies them to judge?

Funniest film and most creative are tied in terms of ranking, you must have mis-read that. The best overall film isn't always the most creative, i.e it can be fabulous but the director might have made many similar films before, thus eliminating a lot of its creative perks.

Also I never recall having to have qualifications to be a judge. The judges will also remain anonymous until the contest has finished to avoid entrants kissing-up to them and creating bias.

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yeh but you still rigged the judging so that i'd win right

right

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I shall enter this contest, and it shall be

A Life? Cool! Where can I download one of those from?

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I'll try to enter.  What I don't understand is the judging part with the shortlist.  Could you explain. mini/smile

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If I'm understanding correctly: Best Overall is where you're using the numeric judging system, and the other two categories are special cases in which the winner is chosen without regard to the overall score?

For what it's worth, I don't think revealing the judges would lead to any preferential treatment; I've judged quite a few contests and can't recall any instances of people doing anything out of the ordinary to win my favor.

Aside from that time ANP gave me ten grand to rig BRAWL, of course.

Neat!

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ooohhh i jus might enter depending on how good half solved is going

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Squash wrote:

If I'm understanding correctly: Best Overall is where you're using the numeric judging system, and the other two categories are special cases in which the winner is chosen without regard to the overall score?

Yes, 1st - 15th shall be done using said judging ballot. The winners of most creative and funniest film can place anywhere within that.

Squash wrote:

Aside from that time ANP gave me ten grand to rig BRAWL, of course.

Huehuehue.

Jstuidos wrote:

yeh but you still rigged the judging so that i'd win right
right

its a birthday present to you

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make me win even if i don't enter just to really screw people over

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I'm interested in seeing what the theme is going to be, although it's a 99.95% chance I'm not going to be able to enter.

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I like the logo,  nice and fresh

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I may enter, seeing as it starts on the last week of summer.

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I may also be entering, just depends if there's something else I have to do instead

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I shall enter! mini/bigsmile

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I may enter!

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