At the end of the day, the point of THAC isn't just to enter some contest. It's to have a new brickfilm. In only one day, you have a new piece of creative work you can share with the world.
And, to that end, I've made a new brickfilm - so, I can't really say I'm not happy. However, here's why it didn't come out for THAC.
Vegas Pro crashed (no joke) 45 times - once I started counting... (Definitely need to get that figured out in the future) But desperate way-too-often project saving seemed to negate that temporarily.
I received lines (and recorded my own) with no hassle, and synched them with the film in the timeline perfectly. However, for some reason (I still can't explain/fix) when playing the video as a whole (before and after rendering) the audio goes out of sync - so bad that by the end of the film like 4 lines are completely cut off.
I've never had this problem with Vegas before, but, am actually a little glad I did in a way - so now I can learn how to fix it and will never have that same problem again. I'm assuming it has something to do with the millions of saves, but I don't know. Even on the desktop's copy of Vegas the copied files & project do the exact same thing (no crashing, though, thankfully.)
Also, I really intended to do a simplistic musical underscore for the film within the time limit too, but because of the time consuming issues above, that quickly started to look impossible.
So, I called it quits for THAC at just about an hour and a half before the deadline. I was getting tired and I wanted a more level head when trying to fix problems like this... Plus, now this gives me an opportunity to do a better musical score, and even get some advice from you all!
Regardless, the film should be coming out very soon - probably by the end of the week. Although I wasn't able to actually make an entry in time - I'm glad I was able to THAC nevertheless. And, as I said, now I have a new film to show for it I didn't have yesterday!
...It's just gonna take some time to work out these issues and actually "finish" the film.