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Cinematic Contest #6 - 5 minutes free theme

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Archian, Oct 31, 2015.

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  1. Archian

    Archian

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    Contest Period
    The Contest shall commence on October 31, 2015 and continue until January 3, 2016 (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.

    Prizes
    The contest winner will receive a prize of one (1) $150 Steam Gift card, 100 reputation points, a unique award icon and will be featured in one of Azothan's YouTube videos on the front page.

    Second place will receive 50 reputation points, and Third place will receive 25 reputation points.

    I got Help, is that Okay?

    You can get help from another member, but be advised that we only give one (1) Steam Gift Card away. However you can choose to distribute the reputation points as you like among the people who helped you.

    How to Enter
    • Each entrant shall submit one (1) map which has been designed from the World Editor in either Blizzard's "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" or "WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne" products.
    • You can use whichever World Editor add-on, as long as the cinematic can be played in the standard version of "Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos" or "Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne" products.
    • To submit a map, submit your entry in the official contest thread. This requires a Hive account, so you must be a member of our community to participate.
    Contest Rules
    • The map will consist only of a “Cinematic Sequence” and not exceed five (5) minutes in length.
    • There is no theme for this contest. You choose the theme of the cinematic you want to submit.
    • The map must be created by you.
    • No more than one (1) submission per entrant.
    • The map must be newly created for this contest. Any map found previously published will be disqualified.
    • You are allowed to use any resources found in Hive's respective resource database. This includes textures, models & spells. You are, of course, allowed to make your own resource to be used in the map.
    • You can use music from Blizzard products i.e. (Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft, World of Warcraft etc.). You are also welcome to compose the music yourself and use music with a permitting license.
    • The site rules apply to this contest. Any entry found to be in violation of the site rules will be disqualified.
    • The entry post must include a list of all used resources made by other authors.
    Judges
    The Hive administration team and special contest judges, iNfraNe & Anitarf, shall choose the winners from all entrants who have submitted an entry prior to the end of the Deadline. Winners shall be chosen by the panel of judges at its sole discretion. The decision of the Hive staff and contest judges is final. Prizewinners will be notified by a private message within 14 days, once the judges have found the winner. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification.

    Contest Sponsor
    The contest award is generously sponsored by The World Is Flat, Shar Dundred & Shain Dundred.

    Special Contest Judges
    iNfraNe & Anitarf, winners of Blizzard's Warcraft 3 Cinematic Contest 2005, both have a lot of experience with Warcraft 3 cinematics. They have both been a part of the Warcraft 3 community since the game came out in 2002. iNfraNe and Anitarf are respected users and we're honored to have them onboard the panel of judges.

    iNfraNe has been a valuable member of the community at WC3Campaigns (www.wc3c.net), where he holds the staff title of Cinematics Moderator.
    Together with GaDDeN, iNfraNe made the map Elimination Tournament, a Capture The Flag game that is best described as "Unreal Tournament in Warcraft 3", and is currently working on the cooperative version of it.

    Anitarf, Development Director at WC3Campaigns, has spent most of his modding time writing various systems like his infamous CinemaWorkshop and helping people out with various scripts. He's a seasoned modder and a force to be reckoned with.


    Here's what iNfraNe & Anitarf will look out for when judging a cinematic:
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    • "Acting/dialogue" - are the characters believable? do their words/actions make sense?
    • "Plot" - is the story plain, or does it speak to the viewer, can the viewer relate?
    • "Cinematography" - this is a mix of terrain and cameras, the overall look of the motionpicture.
    • "Pacing" - how smooth and well-timed are the sequences.
    • "Creativity" - is this original?
    • "Entertainment" - was the viewer entertained while viewing, this is a bit subjective perhaps, but leaves room for a personal overall score on the film.
    Back in 2005 iNfraNe and Anitarf, participated in Blizzard's Cinematic Contest, and won! It's not hard to understand why these guys won the contest after viewing their contest submission:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1StD2x9H2o

    Final Entries
     
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  2. Arad MNK

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    What the heelllllllll

    EDIT: Can't control myself not to participate.
     
  3. Chaosy

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    So there is no theme. Intriguing.
     
  4. Rex.

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    Oh c'mon! $50 only? More!

    BTW, who sponsered the 50 bucks? Ralle? or you?
     
  5. Chaosy

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    Read the post.
     
  6. WhiteFang

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    Wow,huge reward o_O
     
  7. Apheraz Lucent

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    "Only" Rex. I'd be happy that someone was willing to donate that reward in first place ._.

    Subbing, this will be fun. Might even join if I get something nice on my mind.
     
  8. ~Nightmare

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    That is a huge reward, do not complain about raising it higher, or there will be no gift card. XD
    I'm subscribing this. :D
     
  9. TheMagicalDanimal

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    Wow, if I was the judge, I WOULD NOT know which to give the title of winner.
     
  10. Knight of Arsford

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    Well, this is interesting.

    (I'm subscribing to this. Might as well participate too...)
     
  11. PROXY

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    Wow, that cinematic brings back so many memories. Watched it a thousand times when I was young and it still is a masterpiece of animation, cinetography and world-editing.

    I still remember when I got my hands on the map and wanted to find out how they did that.
     
  12. MasterTrainer

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    The Spirit of Vengeance is... simply breathtaking. Actually 'simply' is an understatement. I mean, that's just amazing. I am dead-curious as to what the contestants would be able to produce. Very!
     
  13. Loner-Magixxar

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    Are we supposed to provide a WIP for this contest, too?
    Still working on a good concept for the cinematic. If I come up with something good, I may participate.
     
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    Omg this is going to start riots inside the hive.
     
  15. APproject

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    This looks tempting, I will try to participe in this one too. Did not expect another cinematic constest so soon though. :) 5 minutes is too little in my opinion.
     
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    Where can we see the entries?
     
  17. Knight of Arsford

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    The entries will be posted here. The contest has only begun a few hours ago. We still don't know who will be participating.
     
  18. So everyone participating but not using Steam is not making any personal profit from the reward ?

    Does using custom music increases the points ?
     
  19. Loner-Magixxar

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    Can we use music from bands or singers?
     
  20. Probably not, since you usually have no licence for using their music.
     
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