Topic: The Festival of Souls 2 - The Results!
So, I guess better late then never. The results actually had to re-counted twice due to a miscalculation - however all the nominees were still correctly placed. So, before I get down to business, let me just take some time to thanks all the judges*, our sponsors, BrickWarriors (www.brickwarriors.com), and all additional helpers, along with our brilliant contestants, who made it possible essentially for me to host this. I think as an overview of this contest, it was a mixed bag, some entries were frankly, not so great, and some, were actually fantastic. It was a risk to make the theme solely horror, but it was interesting to see people's take on it. Anyway, without further ado, I give you the winners!
First off, Best Technical. While a film should be taken on both it's merits and it's overall balance, it's fair to say technical aspects are hugely needed. And so our top 3!
BEST TECHNICAL: (winner gets $20 of BrickWarriors Goodies)
3. Appearance on the Road, by Harry and Billy Brick!
2. Patient 24, by Spencer Olson!
1. The Dark Woods, by Wilson Weirich!
Well done, Wilson! You presented a very good entry, which overall stood very solid and polished. You will receive $20 on whatever BrickWarriors items you want!
Secondly we have Best Newcomer! We all know what it's like when you start off - it's a learning experience, and part of it is entering competitions. But it's only once in a blue moon you ever actually win, and thats why I'm dedicating a category to those newer entrants, so they can have an opportunity to win. And here are our top 3!
BEST NEWCOMER: (winner gets $20 of BrickWarriors Goodies)
3. Camping, by FuryBroStudios!
2. Lego Halloween Story, by Superben!
1. Paranoia, by Dream Brick Productions!
Congrats, Dream Brick! You delighted and surprised everyone with a very strong entry. It held up well both technically and horror wise. You win $20 worth of prizes from BrickWarriors!
So now onto our second biggest category, Best Horror! It takes a lot to scare anyone, but especially in LEGO. Surprisingly, a handful of people carried it off. However only one entry really scared the judges, and that was...
BEST HORROR: (winner gets $20 of BrickWarriors Goodies)
3. The Dollhouse, by KinzCove!
2. The Scream, by Max Butcher!
1. Patient 24, by Spencer Olson!
A tremendous entry, and a favorite amongst many of the judges. Really quite frightening in many ways, a lot of the offscreen action was more scary then onscreen. A wise decision, given the fact it is animating with Plastic figures. You win $20 worth of BrickWarriors goodies of your choice!
And now to the biggie. Best overall. It combines technicalities, story telling ability, filmmaking talent, and creativity. It was awfully hard to choose, but one entry in particular managed to budge ahead, but only just. And the award for best Overall, goes to...
BEST OVERALL: (winner gets $40 of BrickWarriors Goodies)
3. Disturbed, by SlyCooperFan!
2. Patient 24, by Spencer Olson!
1. The Scream, by Max Butcher!
A truly awe-stricking entry. A perfect mix of everything, bundled into a both frightening and entertaining brickfilm, which overall took home the big award in the end. Well done Max, you win a bundle of BrickWarriors items worth a total of $40!
And that's that for this year! The winner's will be contacted with information on how they will claim their prizes very shortly. Remember to tune in my Vokle tonight, where I'll be discussing the Festival of Souls, which entry came where, and you can ask me questions! Also remember to check out the FoS2 playlist, where you can find all the entries. Until next time, everyone!
I'll be back animating soon! Exams and computer faults are keeping me away </3
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