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The sixth Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest has begun. All important information on this page is in blue. Red text concerns film submission process and frequently asked questions. If you already understand the rules, there is no need to read the red text. Please refrain from posting in this thread unless you want to say "Finished and submitted", or want to let us know that you can't complete your film. Also, please keep all contest related questions in the other thread (THAC 6).

You have exactly 24 hours from the time on this post to complete your film. Go by the time at the top of this post.

As usual from THAC 3 to THAC 5, there are TWO Mod elements. A color based mod and a letter mod. You DO NOT need to use both mod elements. You can combine these mod elements in any way that you see fit, so long as at least one is present at all times. You could choose to use just the color mod or just the letter mod, you could choose to use both, you could alternate between scenes, or any combination of the above. All that is important is that at least one of the mod elements be present AT ALL TIMES.

MOD ELEMENTS

The color mod is a RED LEGO piece connected to a YELLOW LEGO piece, or vice versa. It MUST be a LEGO (or similar; Mega Blok, Best-Lock, etc.) piece connected to another LEGO piece; it cannot simply be two colors that are touching on screen or marks on a piece of paper. Any LEGO piece may be used to create the color mod so long as it is either red or yellow. The only exception to the rule is base plates. BASE PLATES MAY NOT BE COUNTED AS PART OF THE MOD ELEMENT. Mini-Fig parts are also acceptable. The shade of yellow does not matter so long as it is clearly distinguishable as a shade of yellow while it is on screen, and the same goes for red. Colors such as pink and gold or tan are allowed.

The letter mod is the letter “A”. Of course, it does not have to be portrayed as a “A”, it must simply take on the basic shape of a “A”. It could be rotated any number of degrees, disguised in a set’s architecture, etc.
Other symbols that bear the basic design of the letter “A” are also allowed. This includes the number “4”, the lower case forms of “a”, and even the symbols: "@", "/\", "\/", "^", ">", "<".
As long as the letter, number, or symbol is recognizable as conforming to the basic shape of “A”, it will be acceptable. "O" "o" or "0" will not be accepted.
If you wish for your film to be black and white, either stick with the letter mod or be prepared to present a color copy of your film in addition to the black and white version

THEME

In honor of the New Year, this year’s theme is plain and simple, “New.” How you interpret the theme is up to you. Your story could be a new phone you got, a new person moves in, a new DVD, new love, something about the New Year, or even a new plot to destroy the world -- Anything. Whatever you want to do with something or anything new!
Just make sure that your story pertains in a recognizable way to some form of something new and you’ll be just fine. And remember, how well your story relates to the theme will play an important part in how people score your film in the Story category.

SUBMISSION

Submit your films to steviecolli@gmail.com and please entitle the message [THAC film]. If you forget to title it [THAC film] it won't be disqualified or anything, it would just be easier for me to know which is a THAC film straight away. Include the names of everyone who contributed on the film, and a link to the small version of your film (5mb per minute or less).

If you badly need hosting, send me an email at steviecolli@gmail.com. Please entitle the message "[hosting]" and send an attached link to your film and I'll have it uploaded.

The mod element MUST be included in EVERY FRAME of your film excluding those that are completely computer generated (basic credits, etc.). If your credits include video or pictures, the mod element must be visible there as well.

Check the official rules for answers to any rule related questions.

Any problems that you have or questions that are not answered in this post or the official rules can be sent to steviecolli@gmail.com.

Please visit http://www.thac.web44.net for FAQs and the rules. I will be updating the FAQ every once and a while during the contest with each question I get.

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As entries start to come in, I’ll be updating this page with a list of all the entries that have been emailed to me. They are below:

The New Computer -- Aaron
New -- Ian
Resolutions -- Skull Brick
A New Start -- Justaminifig
A New Car -- BrikStudio1 productions
A new pet -- TheBrick
The New Computer -- Ogel Productions
You need a new suit -- Brickyman
The New Guy -- Yanzl
Package in Disguise -- Splash Studios
The End -- Darkman
A New Life -- Kristian Southerton
Jim and Bob's New Car -- Rich
Robot Invasion: A B-Movie in Bricks! -- jimmybob
The New Car -- Luke Wittig
New Nighbours -- Margie May
Weed Cops -- Night Owl
What's new -- Mickey Bowen
THAC 6 Entry-- john michael
Winner -- Krick
The Elevator -- Rsteenoven
That brick thing... -- The Frozen Brick
The New Plan -- E. Graham
The Mirror -- NOstudios
Take me to your boss -- Pad Schad
A New Home - Squash
Pirates of the Future -- Endless Possibilities
The Heaven System -- Shranehiemer
Caffeine Craze -- Munzapoppa
Gizmo -- David Poop
The First TV -- Jacob Jumper
Sam's New Car -- Mcoov Studios
The New Era -- Antifaan
The New Recruit -- ahnt
Sword -- Legoshark
2009 Worlds -- Robukka
Final Bonzai Banana -- Leah R
Rock Monster -- MindGame
The New Laptop -- Wenchance
White Expanse World -- Timothy R
The New Cellmate -- vik
Family -- A Guy
The New Breed -- Guy
The R.R.U -- Nailer
Mystery At Bricksonburg Bay -- Blue_Ghost
New Year Resolutions -- NickMOC
The Bulls New Caravan -- David/Every Boddy
New Safety Precautions -- ryancd774
A New Car and A New Problem -- frankdtank
Newly Found Sanctuary -- Corey Johnson
What a Bike -- Goliathan
Abduction 3 -- Nick Durron
The Über THAC Idea -- SmallTimeProductions and Filip
A new car -- Morgan
Star Moms -- Max Butcher
Death Row: A New Situation -- MintyFreshCOJO
New Computer -- Tanner Musyj
Nerds At Work - The New Sword  -- Spudster45
Waiting in Line -- Captain Bulldog, Shale, and TwoBit
The New Brick -- T.G Tom
Office Rivalries -- Riley
Yes We Can! -- nichtgerdret
All things are new -- Leo Vissak
My New Movie -- Castle films
Atomic Sweets -- Lawrence Green
Robert Reviled -- Jonathan Munzo
The Replacement -- George Heidbreder

Last edited by Stoteh (January 5, 2009 (04:54am))

Formerly known as Steve Collins.

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Right then...let's begin.

11:41 Hazzat NO FUN ALLOWED IN BRICKFILMING COMMUNITY

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Nice theme Stevie. Now I have to come up wih an idea...

EDIT: Does minifig hand or heaad count as the yellow mod?

Last edited by the frozen brick (January 3, 2009 (05:03am))

I'm BACK! mini/bigsmile

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Ziff bam bang, I am in.

-Blue_Ghost

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/GlenFunberg/Misc/edmo.jpg

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okay, "new" it is, mod A! Let's go for it!

Cheers Arend

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I have just the idea *plots*

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Interesting theme. I would love to see how some members interpret the theme.

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Thanks Stevie, now I'm off to work!

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/DaLegoMaster/Other/brook_signature.png

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Thanks for the mod, but why can't the theme be pie?

You can do anything, just have fun while doing it.

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w00t!

"Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one." - Brad Bird

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Nice theme, I'm in.

-Brain Wave

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/nomfee/Lego/fjpb_poster_.png
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I like the theme to

IM BACK

Youtube - Jamsterman1

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A nice and open theme - I like.

THAC XIV entry here: (Never) Meant To Be

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Does tan count as yellow?

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I knew it'd be about "new"

There's no such thing as CAN'T, but there is such word as TRY.

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Mkay lets do this! mini/smile

New films-
The New Neighbor
Solanum
Casting Call for Solanum started!

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Nice theme!

My old YouTube is since long ago defunct - now even removed.
Here is my new one.

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SmallTimeProductions wrote:

Does tan count as yellow?

Yes.

Formerly known as Steve Collins.

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Steve are yellow hands on a red minifig arm an acceptable colour mod element ?

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Let's go! Good luck everyone!

There's no such thing as CAN'T, but there is such word as TRY.