Topic: BRAWL 2013 Has Ended!

BRAWL has ended, click here for the entries!

Starting now, you have one week to script, animate, edit, and upload a film. Any entries not received by August 4th 12:00 AM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) will be disqualified.

The theme for BRAWL 2013 is Outlook. This can be interpreted a number of ways -- it can be integrated into the story of your film, or in your approach to creating the film. We encourage taking creative license in your interpretation of the theme.


1. the view or prospect from a particular place.
2. mental attitude or view; point of view: one's outlook on life.
3. prospect of the future: the political outlook.

The Mod Elements

This year's letter mod will be the letter S.  The rules are as follows:
1. The S does not necessarily have to take the form of an upright S, so it can be flipped, or rotated any number   of degrees. It can be upper or lower case.
2. The allowed variants are the numbers “2” and “5
3. For clarification, these are the only allowed letter mods, and no other letters or numbers will be accepted.
This year's color mod will be a RED] LEGO piece connected to a GREY] LEGO piece. The regulations are as follows:
1. The RED and GREY pieces must be LEGO or a similar make and must be touching, if not connected.
2. Any pieces may be used (including minifigures), so long as they are the correct colors
[dark/light red is acceptable as a variant for red, same goes for grey].
• At least one of the mod elements must appear in every shot of your entry.
• As you can see, there are two mod elements, so you can use them interchangeably in your frames, but one or the other must be present.
• Thus, you must utilize one of the following three combinations of mod elements in each shot of your entry:
A. Only the color mod.
B. Only the letter mod.
C. Both the color and letter mod.
• In title screens or opening/closing credits, the mod elements do not have to be present, unless pictures or videos are included.

It is not original to make a film about how the element changes from scene to scene and appears in every shot. The element is not intended to be the focus for the film, just a way to ensure entries are made within the 7-day time period.

“Shot” defined:  Shots are the shorter elements that make up a scene. If a minifig walks in front of the camera for a few seconds and the mod element is behind his leg that is okay. Each time you move the camera it’s a new shot. As long as the mod element is visible in the shot for at least enough time to be seen before the camera moves your project will not be disqualified.

Please send all entries to [email protected] with the title of [“Your name” BRAWL 2013 Entry] by August 4th at 12:00 AM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) with a link to your video. Any entries sent after this time will be disqualified

Entries must be uploaded to one these websites…
1. YouTube, upload your video unlisted.
2. Vimeo, upload your video with password protection, please make sure to send me the password and not just the video link.

If you did a collaboration, include the names (username or otherwise) of everybody who helped you out with your film, in your email.

You are welcome to make your films public AFTER the deadline, but before then keep your video private. We don’t want anyone stealing your ideas!

General Rules
• Entries must be animated and must be primarily composed of stop motion animation. 3D, Flash, or other animation techniques may be used to supplement the stop-motion but may not be the main focus.?
• The film should contain LEGO or similar 'brick' construction toys, such as MEGA Bloks.
• There must be at least 30 seconds of animation in the entry.  There is no maximum length.
• Joint entries are allowed, but please specify this when submitting.
• You may make up the three entries.
• You may NOT make your films public until after the deadline.
• Entries may not contain adult language, racist content, graphic violence (blood and/or gore) or sexual themes.
• While copyrighted/trademarked properties are allowed, you are discouraged from basing your movie off of preexisting films or franchises (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.). It's not original, and will hurt your chances in the judging process. Copyrighted music may be used, but if you so choose, you are permitted to have created original music beforehand.  Music does not have to be created within the one week time limit.
• Copying other brickfilms will also hurt you in judging, just think of an original idea and you’ll be fine.
• Time travel is not allowed, the point of BRAWL is that you only have one week to make a film.

Films overall score will be out of 100. Each category is worth a different amount of points.
• Theme Interpretation 40/100
• Presentation/Technical Aspects 30/100 (Animation, Lighting, Sound, Editing, & etc.)
• Story 20/100
• Immersion 10/100

The judges will rate how well they thought you did in each individual category. Each category will then be averaged among the three judges. After that, all of your average category scores will be added together to give you an x/100 score. For example:

My Chest Studios: A BRAWL DURING BRAWL (If I actually see a single film titled this…)

    Judge 1                     Judge 2                     Judge 3                Average
Theme 19/40             Theme 25/40             Theme 20/40             21.3 / 40
Presentation 15/30    Presentation 20/30  Presentation 17/30         17.3 / 30
Story 3/20                 Story 8/20                 Story 5/20                  5.3 / 20
Immersion 8/10         Immersion 9/10         Immersion 9/10           8.7 / 10
                                                                                              + -----------
                                                                            Final Score    52.6 / 100

Again, your judges are Hazzat, Just Kidden, and Squash.

Entries Received
If there is a "+" next to your name, your entry was received without any issues. If you have a "–" there is a problem with your film, the problem will be indicated next to your name.

+ Twickabrick
+ AnimationIsaac
+ Blank Page Productions
+ Pritchard Studios
+ PushOverProductions
+ Lucas
+ Stefan M
+ Loïc F-B
+ OsomStudios
+ Max Butcher
+ Juggernaut Pictures
+ Mighty Wanderer
+ Annoying Noises Productions
+ Chris W.
+ The Four Monkeys
+ JStudios
+ Onion
+ Mickey
+ CoolCubeStudios
+ Sonjira
+ MrSmas101

Updates, Support, & Other
If you have any questions, there are several places you can reach me.
1. This thread (may take time for a response)
2. The BiM Mibbit Chat Room
3. Skype

If you would like to post progress about your film on BiM, that's fine! Just don't post updates in this thread, instead, post them in this thread.

Any major updates will be posted here.

Last edited by Fun Sucker (August 3, 2013 (10:30pm))

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YES! mini/bigsmile

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Great theme, it will be interesting to see what comes out of it.  I shan't be entering, due to Contrast, but good luck to those who do!

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Love it!

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Oh boy time to start thinking.
BRAWL 2013 ENTRY Quack In Time
"Why in the world did you do a weird language if you know English?" - tenny1028

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Excellence! Just need to sleep for 8 hours then start progress!

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"Right. He deserves for it to not display right" — Sméagol
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Great! Lets do this...

"I wear black even when I'm not animating. I'm like a walking funeral parlor."

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My Outlook on this is good.  mini/lol

This world is a dark place. One day I will see my Savior face to face.
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Would a film director talk to his assistant about his film and the point of view switches to the movie, would that work?

Last edited by mrsmas101 (July 27, 2013 (05:01pm))

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mrsmas101 wrote:

Would a film director talking to his assistant about his film and the point of view switches to the movie?

Yes, this works.

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Wow, guys, I took a shower and got a great idea. mini/bigsmile

I'm going to call my film "Odoriferous" and it's going to be great.

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Good luck, everyone! I look forward to watching all the entries!

I feel tempted to enter...


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Now to get an idea....

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I'm working on the script... Good luck everybody!

Fun Sucker wrote:

• Time travel is not allowed, the point of BRAWL is that you only have one week to make a film.

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Damn it, thought it was at 12am GMT, not pm mini/tongue

'look like it was shot at 2 FPS by a blindfolded five year old boy with broken fingers and no thumbs.' -PushOver
I'll be back animating soon! Exams and computer faults are keeping me away </3

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I got me a idea already (I need voice actors Im putting up a casting call soon)