Topic: SHAC 3 Announcement Thread!
Shaq, or Shaquille O’Neal, is an actor who played the main character in the movie Steel from 1997.
SHAC, or the Seventy-two Hour Animation Contest, is a brickfilming contest that lasts 72 hours… That’s 3 days, or 1 weekend, for those counting.
Similar to other animation contests, SHAC requires entrants to brainstorm, write, record, film, edit, and submit a brickfilm within a set time limit.
This contest will begin on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 12pm (midday) EST and will run for 72 hours. It will end on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 12pm (midday) EST.
This gives the greatest leeway for international entrants to have the entire weekend to animate.
Everyone! You don’t have to be a registered BricksinMotion.com member to enter! Just make sure you follow the rules, and you’ll be fine.
The rules are pretty simple:
• Your work must be entirely made & submitted within the 72 hour period and consist of new, original animation.
• The mod elements must appear in your film. (specifics below)
• Your entry must consist of a minimum of 25 seconds of Lego or similar building-block toy animation.
• No mature/explicit content is allowed.
• Make your entries public after the deadline has passed!
Brickfilms featuring copyrighted/trademarked properties will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. But shy away from using copyrighted music.
The modification elements, or mod elements, are things that must be included in your film. This proves that entries were made within the time limit.
This year, the contest’s mod elements will consist of:
A Color Combination
This will be a combination of two random brick colors that will need to be connected, touching, or overlapping in frame.
This will be one of the 26 letters of the English alphabet. It must be physically present on set and cannot be digitally inserted.
The two above mod elements must appear in every *scene of your film. But you do NOT need to use both! You may combine them, use just one, or use just the other! Interchange them any way you see fit. Just make sure that at least one is visible in every scene.
*Here, a scene is defined as a unique location/set with similar lighting conditions. This allows for the above mods to be used only once per location; allowing entrants more creative freedom.
A Sound Clip
A randomly chosen sound clip will be provided for download upon announcement of the contest. This must appear in your film. NOT during the credits. And NOT in an after-credits sequence. This sound can be reversed or digitally altered in any way; so long as it is still recognizable.
Your film must contain either the Color Mod, Letter Mod, or both in every scene. AND you must also include the Sound Mod at least one time.
Feel free to use the sound mod more than once if you wish! …But refrain from pulling a Rioforce, thank you.
The judges will be Dylan Johnson (myself), The Login Productions, One Brick Shy, and two mystery judges who will be revealed upon the start of the contest.
Entries will be judged based on overall presentation and quality.
All entries will be publicly ranked.
1st – 3rd place will receive a sealed collectable minifigure! 1st place will also receive a Shaquille O’Neal minifigure. The rest of the entries will be eligible for the random draw prize; another sealed collectible minifigure!
In addition, all entrants will get a digital certificate congratulating them upon entering. – These would go great on a wall. Feel free to print them out and frame them up!
For SHAC 3, some rules have been lightly amended from last year:
Previously, rule 1 read as follows: “Your work must be entirely made & submitted within the 72 hour period.” The line “and consist of new, original animation.” was added to further specify that all content in the entry must be your own and created for this contest.
Return to Letter Mod:
Last year, a number mod was chosen in lieu of a letter mod. However, we have decided to return to exclusively using a letter mod instead to simplify; and maintain consistency with other animation contests.
Shot vs Scene:
The definition for what defines a scene has been updated, allowing for slightly more creative leeway.
See you on the 6th!
If you have any questions, feel free to post them below.