Topic: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

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Hello everyone!

I am proud to announce the 2008 Bricks in Motion Awards! This event is an annual award presentation that recognizes brickfilms that do extraordinarily in many aspects of film and entertainment, these awards being for films made in 2008. The Bricks in Motion Awards are like the Oscars for brickfilms.

The past year has been enormously busy and chaotic; so many events like these have been prolonged. The beta testers and staff have rebuilt this award ceremony, tying it with the site, hence the name, Bricks in Motion Awards.

I will be organizing this year’s Awards, and with the help of the judges, have finished the nominee list for the 2008 Bricks in Motion Awards. Ballots were sent out to members who’d been invited to judge. They were to choose 3 films for each category that they felt deserved to be nominated for that specific category. The ballots were tallied up, and the top 4 films for each category became the nominee list, which is what is shown at the bottom.

CATEGORIES AND NOMINATIONS

The categories will be described along with their nominations. Judges have already been sent ballots for the winners; the ballots will be tallied up in one week, ten announced in the chat, (details farther down). The films are listed in alphabetical order, and are not ordered with any bias or favouring. The judges were not allowed to nominate their own film, as the awards were meant to be as fair as possible.

All films made in 2008 were eligible, though now that the directory is up and running, this may change for future awards.

BEST FILM
This is awarded to a brickfilm of exceptional quality in all aspects. It is thoroughly enjoyed by many and takes a creative approach to the filmmaking process and design. Simply put, it is the Best Film of the year.

Nominees for Best Film

Gaston’s Odyssey – France & Alex
The New Neighbor – Maxime Marion
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich
802.701 The Time Machine – Go! Le Go!

BEST ANIMATION
This award is presented to a brickfilm of exceptional animation. The film demonstrates smooth and fluid animation that is highly realistic, creative, as part of one of the important parts of stop motion films.

Nominees for Best Animation

Attack of the Second Amendment – Zach Macias
Jane’s Brain – Chris Salt
Moronic – VN
Playback – David Pagano

BEST SCREENPLAY
This award is given to a film that has an excellent script and storyline. The idea and outline is presented very well, has great plot, and exceptional dialogue and actions.

Nominees for Best Screenplay

Horse – Lego Shark
The New Neighbor – Maxime Marion
Tender Family Moments: Reading is Fun! – James Morr
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cinematography is the placement of lighting and camera for use in film and photographs. The composition of the frames in the film are done very well, and demonstrate the director’s ability to place characters, lights, and the camera well in order to make the film more interesting and visually appealing.

Nominees for Best Cinematography

Bill Carney’s Body – Nikolas Jaeger
Glimpse of a Downfall – Matt Gillan
Pierre & Luigi – Nick Durron
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
This award is presented to a film with outstanding effects work, whether achieved in camera or in post production. The effects complement the film, rather than distract from the experience.

Nominees for Best Visual Effects

Breathing Space – Jordan Harris
Pierre & Luigi – Nick Durron
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich
802.701 The Time Machine – Go! Le Go!

BEST SET DESIGN
This is awarded to a film that has stunning sets that use interesting and creative techniques to achieve a striking and detailed environment.

Nominees for Best Set Design

Playback – David Pagano
Weltraffer – nichtgedreht
30 Years: The Story of the Minifigure – Nathan Wells
802.701 The Time Machine – Go! Le Go!

BEST SOUND DESIGN
This is awarded to a film that uses sound and music to enhance the production with great success. The sound compliments the film and is pleasing when heard, with excellent composition and positioning.

Nominees for Best Sound Design

Pirates – Doug Vandergrift Jr.
The New Neighbor – Maxime Marion
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich
802.701 The Time Machine – GoLeGo

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
This award is presented to a film with an excellent original score. The score fits with the films setting, and enriches the viewing experience with great sound and presentation. The composer’s name is listed beside the film, rather than the director.

Nominees for Best Original Score

Glimpse of a Downfall – Joseph Frank
The New Neighbor – Quentin Billard
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich
30 Years: The Story of the Minifig – Nikolas Jaeger

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE
This award is presented to an individual who acts out a character with originality and realism. The performance is believable, and adds to the enjoyment of the film.

Nominees for Best Vocal Performance

Play Nice – Garrett Barati as Older Brother
Tender Family Moments: Reading is Fun! – Daniel Senn as Ms. Librarian
The New Neighbor – Lilian Ginet as Vladimir
Unrenewable – Philip Heinrich as Jack Darter

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST
This is awarded to the entire cast in a film, recognizes the performances of all the actors. The voices are done very well, and support the film throughout.

Nominees for Best Ensemble Performance

Horse
Tender Family Moments: Reading is Fun!
The New Neighbor
Unrenewable

RESULTS AND LIVE CHAT

The winners for the 2008 Bricks in Motion Awards will be announced SUNDAY AUGUST 9TH, after the live chat. The live chat will include a video and a Mibbit based chat room, much like the STAR premiere. The Live session will begin at 8:00 PM UTC, your time can be found here. The winners will be announced at the Live session, then posted shortly after, along with a transcript of the chat. A more complete guide to this can be found here.

CONCLUSION

After a long wait, the 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards are under way! Remember,
-Every film made in 2008 was eligible for the awards
-The results will be announced on August 9th, after the Live session
-The Live session will begin at 8:00 PM UTC and will include a chat and video

Thank you to everyone that has helped put this together, and the judges for sending in ballots and taking the time to watch all those films.

NXTManiac



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Best Film Nominees

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Best Animation Nominees

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Best Screenplay Nominees

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Best Cinematography Nominees

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Best Visual Effects Nominees

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Best Set Design Nominees

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Best Sound Design Nominees

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Best Original Score Nominees

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Best Vocal Performance

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Best Ensemble Cast

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Shouldn't there be one for "Best Story"?
I really like this. I am excited! mini/bigsmile

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

That's basically what "Best Screenplay" is, JK.

Thanks for the nominations, guys, this was fun to take part in and I look forward to the results next week.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

What will happen during the live chat ?

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

The winners will be announced along with some videos and clips of the nominees. I will post a detailed explanation of the Live session soon, explaining the event and the order of announcements.

NXTManiac

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

There should be one for worst new member(me)

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You aren't the worst new member ll.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

livinglego wrote:

There should be one for worst new member(me)

Yes there should, you are total winner

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I'm pretty surprised that Moronic is nominated for Best Animation, I didn't think that was it's highpoint, at all. I guess I can't complain, though! mini/tongue

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Shouldn't you show clips of each of the nominations before the annoucments?

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

When he said "The winners will be announced along with some videos and clips of the nominees" I don't think he meant in that order HeAndHim.

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Ah, I read that differntly.

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Well, I better get to work on something, really hoping i was gonna have a chance at least on the writing front...

Unrenewable is one of my favorites of the past year, be rooting for it on my front ;D

Teh Tripod has teh extra boost.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Tripod I remember your name being mentioned at some point in the process of coming up with a shortlist, I think the final decision had something to do with when your films were released and whether or not they were part of a series but I can't remember the details.  Nevertheless I do agree that there were probably a few neglected films in this process, after so many delays we ended up pulling it together relatively quickly but hopefully the process should be more streamlined next year.  I think the nomination list is good on the whole, though it does vary substantially from my own ballot in some categories.  (Voters were selected from the beta testers and staff; voters could not nominate their own films)

For the record, I wasn't in charge of anything for this, I just gave suggestions for the shortlist and some of the categories.  NXT has done most of the organizational work here.

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Oops, actually, I forgot it was 09, hehehe.*hangs head in shame*

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Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

HeAndHimStudios wrote:

A second question, why not have it at the end of the year?

These are actually the 2008 Awards, they will be at the end of the year from now on, but these ran late. These should have been half a year ago, but it was very chaotic, so this event did not happen in the winter.

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Awesome, I'll be there.

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

NXTManiac wrote:

Tender Family Moments: Reading is Fun! – James Morr

You mean the first brickfilm that ever made me lol might win! Oh Yeah!

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

I was tempted to let the nominations slide but.......I just couldn't.
There was a danger nothing much would happen this year as 2008 seems like such a distant memory.
As subjective as this stuff gets I think you should have taken a bit more care with the nominations.
Many I agree with but there was some obvious fails. For example:
  Best set design - Playback
  Best screenplay - Horse
The final straw was Natham's nomination in best set design.
I love that film but wasn't he commissioned by Lego to make it?
Maybe you should include the Lego Town brickfilms then as they were friggin awesome.
I wonder how many awards Phillip will take?

Re: The 2008 Bricks In Motion Awards Nominations [CLOSED]

Awesome! mini/bigsmile 

Congrats to the nominees! I'm especially happy to see Gaston's Odyssey up for Best Film.