Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

Well, the whole "stop-motion" pretty must closes the door on CGI submissions.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

Stop-motion style CGI?

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Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

Hi AFK, you are right to an extent. Yes, CGI is not stop motion - however, the only way to make CGI look like stop motion is by manually moving each character limb for each frame - essentially the exact same thing as done with real-life stop motion. The same thing basically, you just end up moving the character on the screen rather than real life - which actually makes the process a lot more time-consuming. This is the disadvantage. The advantage of computer based stop motion is the availability to free sets as opposed to buying lego.

Having said this, I fully understand if it cannot be entered into this competition mini/smile

Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

I plan to enter this contest! Hopefully, more people will be able to enter as well since social distancing and all that is going on. Haha, looking forward to some good brickfilms!!

Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

Lechnology wrote:

Well, the whole "stop-motion" pretty must closes the door on CGI submissions.  Correct me if I'm wrong.

Stop-motion style CGI?

I would wait for a response from an moderator, but I believe that CGI is allowed, just not 100% CGI.  You need stop-motion components.  CGI should only be used to add to sets, vfx, or difficult shots.   Correct me if I am wrong, mod.

Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

Sorry, we settled this via PM and I forgot that the public question here needed one as well. The conclusion was that a CGI entry would not qualify.  Here's an edited and condensed answer.

Our contests seek to encourage traditional stop-motion, hence the requirement for the film to be primarily stop-motion. Live action and CG elements/effects can be present depending on the contest, but the focus must still remain in line with our site focus. Keyframing a CG animation every single frame, while also requiring lots of work and attention on each frame, lacks that tactile, real-world element that characterizes the "stop-motion animation" we focus on.

If you wish to create a film that follows the EASTER guidelines and release it separately, feel free! However, CG allows far more freedom and control over traditional stop-motion that puts those styles into very different categories.

Thank you,

Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

do we know what time you will be posting the rules, and when the contest will start?:D

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march 28th tomorrow
watch this https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BU3Ll … zpBPReAfOk

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do we know what time you will be posting the rules, and when the contest will start?:D

Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

so should I just keep an eye out for the rules

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toad productions wrote:

so should I just keep an eye out for the rules

The rules will be announced Tomorrow!

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Yep, they'll be announced tomorrow around 7:00am CST.
I'm putting final touches on the announcement video now.

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Pritchard Studios wrote:

Yep, they'll be announced tomorrow around 7:00am CST.
I'm putting final touches on the announcement video now.

K, thanks

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BrickAnimator724 wrote:

Are you allowed to enter something that you've made before that's not public yet (if it fits the "very different limit")?

Short Answer: No.
It wouldn't be fair for those that only spent two weeks on their entries if you suddenly enter something you've spent the last year working on. Plus, a pre-made film won't be able to properly channel the creativity and direction that this contest will try to foster.

That's what I expected, but thanks for clarifying.

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Re: EASTER 2020 Contest Starts March 28th!

EASTER has started! Please go to the announcement topic for more details and conversation:

https://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/t … tarts-now/

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