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#1 Alutt

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

STARS & STORM 2013


The website THE MOVIES FR ( http://www.themovies.fr ) has the great pleasure to launch STARS AND STORM 2013, an international Moviestorm machinimas contest.


Moviestorm, Moddingstorm, and Mods n More are partners of this contest as they offer some of the prizes for the 3 best movies.


Calendar:

1) Registration period: from the 21st July until 30th September 2013

2) Results (after the Jury's due deliberation): 15th October 2013


General conditions to enter the competition:

1) Free subject or genre but in adequation with the general theme "Old Times" and no spoken dialogues at all ! Tittles/subtittles in English or French are allowed and you can also use captions (like "Texas, 1922"). Sounds and musics are very welcome ! For instance/inspiration the movie can be a silent one like in the old black and white Cinema period, or a music video (if with lyrics, use mandatory English or French subtittles), or a kind of fairy tale book with panels, or an historical (whatever period) or contemporary (for instance refering to the youth of the characters) movie, or an experimental movie with various sounds, etc.

2) Maximum 1 movie per director and the movie must not have been published before 2013 on the Internet.

3) To take part in the competition, directors must post an abstract of the movie + a link towards the film on the special Stars and Storm thread on TMFR (so they will have to create a free account if they don't have one yet).
HERE IT IS (just follow this link): http://www.themovies...p=101195#101195

Annex : how to register on TMFR.
First of all, you should register as a member on the TMFR website to be able to post. You can only choose English language option AFTER you start creating your account; it'll become effective after validation. Here is a short tutorial to register on THE MOVIES FR :
1/ At the top of the page, click on "S'enregistrer" [means register]
2/ On the register window, choose the first option "J'accepte le règlement et j'ai exactement ou plus de 13 ans" [I accept the website regulation and I'm older than twelve]
3/ Then you access to a 3 section window, with "Enregistrement" [Registration], "Profil" [Profile] and "Préférences" [Preferences]
4/ On the third one - "Préférences" -, select the English option in the "Langue du Forum" line [forum language], no need to change anything else for now, neither in the whole second one section - "Profil".
5/ In the first one - "Enregistrement" -, enter your aka on "Nom de scene", your e-mail address on "Adresse e-mail", enter a password on the "Mot de passe pour votre loge" line then repeat it on the line below. You can forget the last line but before validation you'll have to answer "blanc" to an anti-spam question in French (changed from time to time).


Gifts:

*1st prize:
1) 3000 MS points on content packs from Moviestorm: http://www.moviestor...ent_packs?cat=0
2) The all 6 exclusifs French mods on TMFR made by Cinecitta: http://www.themovies...opic.php?t=6601
3) a £25 gift voucher on Moddingstorm by Chris Ollis: http://www.moddingst...k/getmods.shtml

*2nd prize:
1) 3000 MS points on content packs from Moviestorm: http://www.moviestor...ent_packs?cat=0
2) The all 6 exclusifs French mods on TMFR made by Cinecitta: http://www.themovies...opic.php?t=6601
3) a $30 gift voucher on Mods and More by Squirrelygirl: http://www.modsnmore.net/moviestorm/

*3rd prize:
1) 3000 MS points on content packs from Moviestorm: http://www.moviestor...ent_packs?cat=0
2) The all 6 exclusifs French mods on TMFR made by Cinecitta: http://www.themovies...opic.php?t=6601
3) a $15 gift voucher on Mods and More by Squirrelygirl: http://www.modsnmore.net/moviestorm/

#2 kwistufa

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:58 AM

Sounds pretty cool.
I like the 'Old Times' theme.

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

Yay, sounds good! biggrin.gif

Any rules concerning length and resolution? Or concerning use of external software in addition to MS (e.g. for additional/embedded footage or effects)?

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

Nice one Alutt - Good luck with the competition
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#5 Alutt

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

QUOTE (mystery_egypt @ Jul 21 2013, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yay, sounds good! biggrin.gif

Any rules concerning length and resolution? Or concerning use of external software in addition to MS (e.g. for additional/embedded footage or effects)?

Just one rule : there are no additionnal rules smile.gif. Can't wait to see the first movies be part of this contest.

#6 Xolotl

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:32 PM

Wow. This is a great idea.
Pretty swish prizes as well!

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

Great stuff Alutt. The French Moviestorm community has produced some of the best movies around using this software. So I look forward to seeing what the competition inspires. wink.gif

"If we only use 1/3 of our brain, what's the other 1/3 for?"


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

Thanks for the clarifications Alutt smile.gif
I hope I can come up with some idea for the contest.
And many thanks to those who donate the prizes.

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 02:00 PM

Great idea for a competition but not sure about the no dialogue rule. Does that also mean not narration (monologue) ?


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE (kibishipaul @ Jul 28 2013, 2:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great idea for a competition but not sure about the no dialogue rule. Does that also mean not narration (monologue) ?

Hi kibishipaul, not exactly. As said in the presentation, subtittles in English or French are allowed. What is not allowed are spoken dialogues (it's probably faster and easier for some directors : no need to search for voice actors) but you're free to use subtittles to replace them if you need dialogues in your movie (could also be a challenge to tell a story with no dialogue at all !).

#11 kibishipaul

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:06 PM

I'm interested in entering one of my movies in this competition but I don't seem to be able to find the correct thread on the The Movies Forum. All I can find is the version for 2010. Can anybody out there enlighten me!? unsure.gif

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (Alutt @ Jul 21 2013, 10:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3) To take part in the competition, directors must post an abstract of the movie + a link towards the film on the special Stars and Storm thread on TMFR (so they will have to create a free account if they don't have one yet) : http://www.themovies...p=101195#101195


Hi Paul,
I assumed that we had to submit the abstract and the link in the above mentioned thread.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (mystery_egypt @ Aug 12 2013, 2:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Paul,
I assumed that we had to submit the abstract and the link in the above mentioned thread.


Thanks m_e. There doesn't seem to be any other movie posted on the thread but I'll give it a try and see what happens laugh.gif


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

Seems that you'll be the first one then to try it out laugh.gif
I look forward to seeing your contribution, I love your movies!

(And I hope that I'll be able to finish a movie, too - currently there are 3 different contests almost at the same time; I should clone myself)

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:36 PM

QUOTE (mystery_egypt @ Aug 12 2013, 2:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I should clone myself)


From the look of your icon that may be easy laugh.gif

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Yes, it's the perfect place, kibishipaul, thank you for your contribution smile.gif.

(and thank you, mystery_egypt, you MUST find quickly a clone to enter the competition yourself wink.gif).

(I'll watch your movie with great interest ASAP, kibishipaul)

Waiting for the next entrances...

---------- STARS AND STORM 2013
Contribution n°1: kibishipaul -Endurance

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:31 AM

QUOTE (Alutt @ Aug 12 2013, 3:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, it's the perfect place, kibishipaul, thank you for your contribution smile.gif.

(and thank you, mystery_egypt, you MUST find quickly a clone to enter the competition yourself wink.gif).

(I'll watch your movie with great interest ASAP, kibishipaul)

Waiting for the next entrances...

---------- STARS AND STORM 2013
Contribution n°1: kibishipaul -Endurance


Thanks Alutt. Hope you get a lot more movies for this laugh.gif

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE (kibishipaul @ Aug 13 2013, 2:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Alutt. Hope you get a lot more movies for this laugh.gif


I followed your example (had the same doubts) and submitted an entry too. I might get second prize if nobody else enters. laugh.gif

#19 Alutt

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

Hi Radius65, bienvenue in the competition and thanks for your contribution biggrin.gif. I wish you the best too (seems like kibishipaul will not be alone after all^^).

---------- STARS AND STORM 2013
Contribution n°1: kibishipaul -Endurance
Contribution n°2: 65radius -Un Amour Difficile

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE (Alutt @ Aug 13 2013, 8:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Radius65, bienvenue in the competition and thanks for your contribution biggrin.gif. I wish you the best too (seems like kibishipaul will not be alone after all^^).

---------- STARS AND STORM 2013
Contribution n°1: kibishipaul -Endurance
Contribution n°2: 65radius -Un Amour Difficile


I may no longer be alone Alutt, but you have the link to Radius65's movie directing to 'Endurance' as well laugh.gif



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