Topic: EASTER 2015 - Brickfilming Contest
Yep, it’s that time of year again! It’s time to Enjoy A Short Transient Event Right-away! (Commonly abbreviated as “EASTER”) You may have participated in EASTER before. After all, the contest has been running annually since 2011 (though, the contest started in 2007). The rules have been extremely similar every year, but I am changing things up this time (read on for more information).
But before we start with all the super interesting rules, I'd like to thank LASF for allowing me to host the contest this year. I would also like to thank Greg and Monica Tull for providing the Bound DVDs (and for creating the awesome film).
You entry must be Easter related in some way. However, it does not have to religious (unless of course you want it to be). However, try to think outside of the box with your film. There are so many things to do with this theme; I want you to be as creative as possible.
Films must be primarily stop-motion animation using LEGO bricks or some other LEGO-like construction toy. Films may feature other forms of animation (like Flash, 3D animation, etc), but LEGO stop-motion needs to be the main focus. (This means that clay bunnies and chocolate eggs cannot be the focus of animation.)
Entries cannot exceed 20 seconds. This means you have to cram animation, titles, and credits into a 20 second video. (Though, titles and credits are not required.)
Copyrighted material (music, themes, etc) are allowed, but use of them may affect your score (though, probably not too terribly much). Originality is strongly recommended.
The film may not contain any mature/explicit content. This includes, but is not limited to: swearing, excessive/gory violence, overt sexual content, and blatant drug references. However, slapstick comedy is allowed.
Only one entry per person will be accepted. If you submit more than one entry, only the first entry will be considered.
Entries must contain the EASTER 2015 image or the text “Made for EASTER 2015” somewhere in the film.
The deadline for this contest is April 4th, 2015 at 11:59pm (midnight) EST. You can see the countdown timer and convert to your time zone here. This means you have a full two weeks to create you entry.
Videos must be uploaded to the internet to submit. You can submit videos to YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Flickr, or other video sharing sites. To submit your entry, please send the link to you video to me either in a email (recommended!) or through a forum Private Message. Do not post links to your entries in this topic.
Entries may be public or unlisted when submitted, but I recommend keeping your entry unlisted until the contest is complete to prevent people from stealing your idea.
This year, the panel of judges will be
This is the part where I'm changing it up. Unlike in previous years, the contest will be judged using three criteria:
Production (animation, cinematography, sound, etc.),
Originality is getting the most attention this year. I have noticed that in previous years, a lot of entries looked the same, and were not too original. This year, I want you to think outside of the box and come up with something nobody has done before!
The first, second, and third place winners will receive prizes.
The prize pool consists of
Two signed DVD copies of Monitogo Studios’ feature-length (and extremely epic) brickfilm Bound
Special thanks to Monitogo Studios for providing the DVDs. Let's all show them our appreciation.
(Also, thanks to me for providing the LEGO sets )
The way the prize pool works is simple. The first place winner chooses his/her prize, then the second place winner chooses their prize out of the remaining two, then the third place winner receives the final prize.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to PM me!
Builder Films - Accepted Undershadow Productions - Accepted JMCStudios - Accepted France & Alex - Accepted Harborlight Productions - Accepted legodave1 - Accepted bataton - Accepted thefourmonkeys - Accepted fummiproductions - Accepted Rockydude411 - Accepted Daniel (Plastic Planet Productions) - Accepted Slurping Animations - Accepted Blue Ghost - Accepted sillypenta - Accepted Legostudio01 - Accepted Wammy - Accepted Greenshirt - Accepted Kd2000 - Accepted osomstudios - Accepted LASF - Accepted Indy - Accepted
I have created a signature image for all you who want to help advertize the contest!
Harborlight has created a topic to let you share progress on your film (if you want). You can check it out here.
Last edited by rioforce (April 5, 2015 (05:41am))