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Cinematic Contest #7 - Time

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Wardota2 Gamer, Feb 16, 2018.

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  1. Wardota2 Gamer

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    Time
    Contestants are to create a cinematic (between 3 and 10 minutes) on theme of Time. This could be a cinematic about time travel, the exploration of the concept of time itself or anything related to any definition of Time you can find.


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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the map submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    • You must show at least two instances of progress, for example a screenshot, a video or part of the cinematic map.
    • Your submission may not be started before the official launch of the contest.
    • Judges are not allowed to participate.
    • Teamwork is not allowed - you have to work on your own as well.
    • Your cinematic has to be between 3 and 10 minutes in length (The entry length will not decide the winner).
    • Custom material is allowed, but has to be credited (see judging criteria).
    • Your map must be posted before the end of the deadline.
    • The is no restriction to the file's size.

    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread so others and judges may help with sorting it out.

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    • 1st place: 50 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 35 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 20 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 10 reputation points
    The three winning contestants will receive an award icon, representing the winning entry.​

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    Story
    • Pacing
    • Dialogues (if not explicitly excluded from the contest's theme)
    • Plot
    /40
    Terrain



      • Concept
      • Execution
      • Attractiveness

    /20
    Audio & Visuals
    • Visuals Control
    • Lighting
    • Music
    • Sound Effects
    • Voice Acting
    /20
    Camera & Technical Competence


      • Camera Control
      • Camera Effects
      • Scenes Acquisition

    /20
    /100


    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    FinalScore = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*JudgeScore/100)

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    The contest shall begin on 20th of February and conclude on 19th of April GMT (day is included).




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  2. Chaosy

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    Uh-huh
    I like this one, I have a neat idea for it too.
     
  3. Daffa the Mage

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    Now, see if we can get the judges and an appointed mod to make this official.
     
  4. Wareditor

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    I have been appointed to this contest. I have edited the thread to fit the current template.
    We are now looking for a judge!
     
  5. PrinceYaser

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    Ah, so finally approved. I'm still confused about the theme. What should we make? A cinematic representing time travel or something like that?
     
  6. Wardota2 Gamer

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    Hmm well not to spicific with the word "Time" but it should be like that time travel or other things related to time like what you already said time travel and make sure that the cinematic is related to Time and should there be no other theme but "Time"

    Get creative with the story! Good Luck!
     
  7. Alethos

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    So normally I avoid contests and such because of extreme disinterest (no fault of Hive per se- I'm just proudly ignorant/allergic to them in general, I don't know what even golden globe/emmy/oscars things are either) but this one sort of coincides with something I'd want to do anyway, so it could serve as a good project push maybe.

    However I'm going to be that guy that says that even though the theme is time.... 1 month is much too little of it for a cinematic with everything else I have going on. Briefly looking at a few of the past contests- it seems they usually allowed 6 weeks to 3 months to complete- which I'd think is more reasonable.

    I usually like to push boundaries and normally have a blatant disregard to rigid rules but I suppose I should get clarification from things in the beginning before considering.
    Can I make my cinematic interactive (ie. dialogue choice)? Can I have short playable segments (ie. briefly control a character and make him go from point a to point b/c which triggers more cinematic)? What qualifies as cinematic? Cinematic mode? Fixed camera?

    Suggestion: I could make a timer for these actions to take place under (if the player doesn't respond by 30 sec it'll automatically switch to the next thing) so that the whole thing will remain under 10 mins (but also not counting the 'interactive time' towards the minimum 3 mins so it's fair).
     
  8. Daffa the Mage

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    For the time, they end up having extensions anyway. Let's be honest, many contest start with restriction of 4 weeks and get some amazing extension time due to lacking entry.
     
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    @Alethos The cinematic can't be interactive. What you are wishing for would is something between a cinematic contest and a map-making contest. Maybe one day we could make a story map contest that would allow for such things but today it's a pure cinematic contest.
    However, I agree that the time frame is too short for this contest, I will extend it by 2 weeks.
     
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    I personally recommend a time of 2 months with zero extensions and no time tolerance for late entries. Yeah, for a good way to start getting things consistent.

    Though, it's your choice as moderator. Considering how it works these days, I am not sure that's a great idea... :)
     
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    Ah that sucks but it's okay- thanks for the reply. I guess I could still try to do just the cinematic stuff for the contest and then afterwards adding the interactive elements afterward. I'm not sure if/how I'm going to proceed but I'm still thinking about it.

    Also @ time thing: I think it's important to reevaluate during the contest and be flexible if needed. 6 weeks seems fine for now. It pushes for those to complete in time but also if not enough entries are in place Wareeditor may revisit an extension.
     
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    I am happy to announce that we have now 2 judges : @APproject & @Azsure !
    Just in time before the contest start :)
     
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    Thank you Wareditor for considering me. Took place in the last two cinematic contests as the participant, this time slightly different role.

    Perhaps would have tried to participate once again, but the theme did not ring any bell at the first glance. Hopefully we will get a chance to witness some great art. I would also agree with Daffa about 2 months period, considering many joins halfways in the contest and time may be the problem. However, making a cinematic is tough and many may start, but not finish.

    Wish you all motivation and passion of creating art.
     
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    Great! APproject is a master, I respect him! :]
     
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    Give your best :) making a cinematic can be tough with such a limited amount of time, so it's best to focus on a plot that you can give a proper end to.
     
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    My initial idea had a good start but a bad finish so I scrapped it entirely.

    Right now I am writing cinematic helper functions/systems.
    Nothing specific to my entry so technically I am not breaking rules.. I think..
     
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    Alright, we're about to get on the time :)
    So excited. Better get some free time for the next week or so. Need to wrap things here so I can focus on this and univ.
     
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    Greatl! Looking forward to it.
     
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    I wish you guys good luck!:goblin_yeah:
     
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    Uh-oh

    Calculated the length of the voice lines I were planning to use. 8 minutes at the halfway-ish point
    Jeez.
     
  21. Shar Dundred

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    You doing WoW lines in a simple cinematic again?
     
  22. Chaosy

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    Close but not quite.

    Even if I liked it, staff did not so obviously I cannot do it in a contest
     
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