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OZ Fest - Online Film Festival $100 for first place

Posted: Tue, 9th Sep 2003, 9:36pm

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OZ Fest is happening and all AlamDV users are invited! We are giving away $100 US for the best film. The deadline to submit your film by is October 31st.

OZ Fest Judges
If anyone is interested in being a judge we are willing on taking 3 more judges for OZ Fest. You must have a high speed interenet connection though to be eligible as a judge. If your intrested please let us know!

Rules
-minimum 10 entries
-mininum 8-10 minutes in length
-only special effects from AlamDV (unless pre-approved by the judges)
-must include poster \ splash screen

How to submit your film
Simply goto http://www.rushmultimedia.com/article.php?9.255 here it will display the full rules and all the information you need to know. Down below under "How to submit your film" you can click "Click Here" and will take you to the place where you are able to submit your film. Although make sure you are logged in or registered as we do not take entries from "Guests."

Thanks and good luck to everyone who enters OZ Fest. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 12:43am

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So, to compete we have to make ten ten-minute long AlamDV movies with a posters?

Er, in order for the contest to take place, there has to be 10 entries?
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 1:09am

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Only alam DV?

so basically people who want to do anything CG cant? ?

unless we ask? huh? i dont know

lol

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Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 2:03am

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MechaForce
So, to compete we have to make ten ten-minute long AlamDV movies with a posters? Er, in order for the contest to take place, there has to be 10 entries?
We will be excepting any kind of category film with a minimum of 8-10 minutes in length.

In order for the festival to run we need atleast 10 entries, although this is not a concern.


Magic_Man12
Only alam DV? so basically people who want to do anything CG cant? ? unless we ask? huh? i dont know
We will allow some exceptions. By alamdv effects we don't mean you can only use alamdv effects you can use some of them as well as CG.

Poster Example

Bob Pages Film WCS2

So get those films in guys smile
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 3:28am

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the reason for the Alam-Only rule is to level the playing field. we understand that not everyone has access to a powerful 3d animation program, and we also realize that if you did, it would play a large role in your short film. Hence, if we allowed all forms of special effects, those with 3d animation programs would have an unfair edge.

we have and will allow a few exceptions. for instance, Twisted Studio's Pharmacide is allowed, even though they have a computer animated helicopter. we allowed it because : a - the scene is short; and b - that scene wasn't the centerpoint of the short film.

this rule is non-negotiable. majority does not decide this one, you can't take it up on a vote. if you don't like the rule, then don't enter.
but remember, REAL money is riding on this. Thus, our main reason to try and keep things fair for all.


also, our reasoning for having a 10 entry limit, is that it makes things more interesting that way. a contest with only two entries is rather boring. not much of a contest at all. we like variety, and therefore want to see many different films, making the decision for winner harder to make.
what can I say? we're gluttons for punishment.
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 12:38pm

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I would be willing to be a judge
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 2:16pm

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is it just me,

But WiRyPoCkEtLiNt has my ip address there now. sad

I have a stalker..... COOL
Posted: Wed, 10th Sep 2003, 7:38pm

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WiRyPoCkEtLiNt

If you have a high speed connection, than pm me with your full name and I will hook you up later this week with all you need to know about being a judge.
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 1:27pm

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Do you host the movies?
Posted: Thu, 11th Sep 2003, 7:46pm

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No will will not be hosting your films. You must give us a link to your film somewhere on the internet. Although Rush Multimedia does offer hosting for filmmakers if anyone is in need of space.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 2:06pm

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All judging spaces are now closed and we will be determining the judges this week, if you have contact me through email or pm than chances are you are one of the qualified judges. Thanks for everyone's help.

Now all we need is your submissions everyone. Let's make OZ Fest a good success for its first year so submit your films. Deadline October 31st, 2003.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 4:33pm

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Can I use particle illusion?

If not, can I make the effect in particle illusion and make it into an alam plugin?
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 6:52pm

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As long as some kind of effect was done by using the alamdv2 program.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 7:31pm

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Shouldn't all effects be allowed from any program?

Just because someone has better software doesn't mean at all by any means that they are able to make better movies.

Someone could make a film without the aid of any effects at all and it could easily beat out a film with hundreds of effects...

look at the real movie industry....

more effects doesn't mean better film


just a thought....

-MAGIC
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 10:06pm

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And then we could submit DXM. twisted
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 10:07pm

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One simple muzzle flash with alamdv would allow you into the festival. This festival has a rule of some kind of alamdv effect must be in the video in order for it to be eligble. Feel free to use other programs effects in the film as well too but there must atleast be one alamdv effect.
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 10:11pm

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haha...

well in my opinion it should be allowed

depending on how the competition is judged it may or may not be the best. Another movie with an in-depth plot and great acting could beat out any film, once again depending on how it is judged. CG work or animation can help films out, however it is very possible to make a film better than it with no effects at all.

speaking of which what is the criteria for how the competition is judged? lol

-MAGIC
Posted: Sun, 14th Sep 2003, 10:32pm

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Wait wait wait....Don't go switching the rules now. The movies are alamdv effects only, unless otherwise approved, like our helicopter in pharmacide.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 12:10am

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Sorry magic man rules are rules. Thanks for submiting Pharmacide sidewinder smile
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 2:21am

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Feel free to use other programs effects in the film as well too but there must atleast be one alamdv effect.
For clarification, we can NOT use other programs unless otherwise approved?

Or does this mean we can submit DXM?
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 2:32am

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No not trying to change the rules wink

just saying that effects dont make a movie

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Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 2:35am

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sidewinder to tell you the truth im not sure about that part of the rules...i'll talk to Ice_Man however and get back to you and clear things up.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 2:59am

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Well, I'll clarify things.

the RULE, said by YOU.

-only special effects from AlamDV (unless pre-approved by the judges)
Ice_Man approved of our 3d helicopter in Pharmacide, as it was a minor effect. things like DXM and FSX are not eligible.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 3:41am

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but is the competition being judged by the effect?

I.E. no offence, FSX is great - but if the competition is judgeing a film overall, FSX wouldn't have a HUGE advantage over any film with hardly any effects (not that i dont htink FSX is good , i do think it is)

Or is the "only" ALAM effects supposed to stop judgeing a movie by the effects?

-MAGIC
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 3:51am

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No, it's that you can't use any other programs for effects other than alamdv. They will then compare the entries as overall films, rather than ones with best effects.

It's like a normal competition, but you can only use specific programs.
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 9:45am

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tard So are we allowed fx from othere software?

As there have been yes AND no answers. I just wanna know if I can use particle illusion. You said as long as I had some kind of Alam effect, but earlier it was stated only alam fx.

crazy
Posted: Mon, 15th Sep 2003, 9:57am

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one way to sort this out guys! i think hollywood should be kinda harsh here. otherwise its just making a mess. you either just submit a film with ONLY alam dv effects, or dont submit. or you can sbumit a film in which should have largely alamdv effects if there are other programs used, and approved they shouldnt be taken into account for the final product and judging. only the alam dv effects! i think that should sort something out here!
Posted: Tue, 16th Sep 2003, 10:22pm

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Well put coldfuse..you did the meaness of getting the point across for me..im too good of a guy to do that lol. Anyways i guess you could call this an effects festival although it has to have atleast 1 alamdv effect to be eligble and if it has other program effects it must be reviewed by a judge first to be eligible. So get your films in! smile
Posted: Wed, 17th Sep 2003, 11:40am

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If I make all of the effects I use in particle illusion into alam plugins is it allowed. Cos that way every1 entering has the opertunity of using them.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 12:05am

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Yes by my understanding it would be acceptable if you were to do it that way. I'll also confirm it through the head judge.
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 1:44am

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Magic_Man - no. just, no.
effects don't have to make the movie, but since this is an effects-driven website, it only makes sense to have effects-driven movies in this contest. if you want to submit a movie with zero special effects in it, fine
but you cannot submit a movie laden with oodles of complex 3d effects, unless prior permission has been given.
I explained myself fully in my first post in this thread. I shouldn't have had to explain myself again. if you don't like the rules, then don't submit. I can't make that any simpler.

Magic_Man12 wrote:

Or is the "only" ALAM effects supposed to stop judgeing a movie by the effects?
in a manner of speaking. if EVERYONE entering has the same library of effects to draw from, it limits the problem of focusing a movie on it's effects, because they could all have the exact same ones. we're just trying to make this a fair competition


Exclamation - if you want to create some effects in Particle Illusion, be my guest. as long as you convert them to AlamDV plugins and upload them to this site. if you wish to use a Particle Illusion effect that wouldn't be condusive to turning into a plugin for anyone to use (i.e. a type of effect or an angle that most people can't use) then we need to screen it first to give you permission.


yes, this is like a normal competition. a normal competition with basic rules. a normal competition with $100 US riding on the outcome. money. Usually it's a great motivator. I guess it means nothing to some of you. . . .
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 2:29am

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yeah thats cool

wasn't trying to be a prick being like SCREW YOU FAG YOU CANT DO THAT BLAH BLAH lol, nothing like that no offence intended or anything just wonderin about it is all

No problem with da rules wink

no 100% sure if ill be submitting a movie yet...i want to...as for you comment about the money motivating people lol, just have to see how im doing time-wise


thanks

-MAGIC
Posted: Thu, 18th Sep 2003, 11:52pm

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no offense taken, just a little aggravated. when gpmovies was trying to start this, we went through all of this then, and now going through it again now that HollywoodWoody has taken up the ball. . . . . just a little off the cuff, that's off.

please, enter something!
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 2:19am

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I'm trying my best wink

Again to get all the details and to submit your film go here http://www.rushmultimedia.com/article.php?9.255
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 8:41am

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I completely forgot about the main aspect of my movie, the clones - would clones be allowed, or would they need "screened" first?

And also are practical fx allowed?
Posted: Fri, 19th Sep 2003, 1:33pm

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practical effects are allowed, and even encouraged.

since multi-person compositing is something that just about every NLE can do to some extent, we'll allow your clones, as well