bodville wrote: smeagol wrote:
Seriously, I have my doubts that anybody spent months developing the film concepts they ended up using.
Crime Stories took me over 400 hours to record and edit. There was plenty of hours just in post-production.
That still doesn't account for the weeks spent getting bricklink orders together or the weeks spent building the sets.
Or the thousands of frames recorded edited and thrown away while I tested concepts.
You have misinterpreted what I said -- I just said that the *concepts* (as in the story ideas/scripts) were not something one would spend months writing. I feel somewhat vindicated by the fact that several people have pointed out here that you quite clearly misinterpreted it. That was in response to somebody saying people spent so long coming up with their ideas that they had very little time to make the film, whereas the concepts in this contest, regardless of how good they are, would simply not take months to develop and write, because they're simple. Animated bricks set to music. A making-of documentary about a Zombie movie. A rock music video about a bank robbery. I know you spent months making your film, and it shows!
I spent a few months recording frames and editing test scenes.
As I stated publicly in these forums to the contrary I take offence to your remark.
Screw you Smeagol and the horse you rode in on.
You did get the second highest technical score and as the comments said we found your entry to be the most technically impressive. Admittedly it didn't get the 1st highest technical score, but that was because we felt like Nick Durron's technical work was so close to perfection, even if it wasn't as ambitious, this gave it a slight edge.
It's unfortunate that you felt the need to resort to insults. We loved your film but all three judges concluded that we couldn't justify a higher concept score for it (though I had pushed for a slightly higher one). We knew you would take offense to a largely positive, but mixed opinion of your film, because you have in the past, but I'd hoped if we were honest enough about the fact that we were impressed with your entry maybe we could avoid being cursed at. I guess not.
-Sméagol, whose horse is THOROUGHLY OFFENDED