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#1 matt

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

It's not often that machinima creators get the chance to win big prizes, but this year's 48 Hour Film Project has finally recognized how important this medium is. The top prize of $3000 will go to the best film completely created in a single weekend. Moviestorm films have won twice before, so we're hoping for a good showing once again.

This year's contest is being held in partnership with Australia's Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and JMC Academy in March, and there's an additional local prize of $1000, open exclusively to the South Western Sydney Region Machinima filmmakers. In another great coup for the contest, Tony Dyson, creator of Star Wars iconic robot R2-D2, will be heading the judging team.

Here's how it works.

On Friday, March 30 at 7pm teams will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, that must be included in there film. By Sunday, April 1, the movie must be complete and uploaded by 7pm.

Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April 2012 in Australia, and in Second Life in the following week.

The best films will also be screened at the International Championships held in the USA, and the winner of that gets to have their film screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Registration for the competition is $48, Screening session admission is FREE. More details on <a href="http://www.48machini...chinima.com</a>

Good luck, everyone!
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

QUOTE (matt @ Mar 12 2012, 04:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On Friday, March 30 at 7pm teams will get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, that must be included in there film. By Sunday, April 1, the movie must be complete and uploaded by 7pm.

so is that 7pm Australia time?

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#3 corthew

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:01 AM

Do you have to be a team? I'd like to give this a try. Sounds like fun.smile.gif
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:09 AM

Here are the specs for the movie file. Will I be able to output in an acceptable format using MS or will I need to convert it and risk losing quality and time?

• QuickTime or AVI (QuickTime is preferred)
• Self-contained (that is, without references or links to other movie files)
• At least 720 pixels wide (1280 x 720 or even 1920 x 1080 is most often used)
• A 16:9 aspect ratio
• 25 fps - PAL
• If you're using QuickTime, you must use the H.264 or Sorenson 3 codec.
• If you're using AVI, you must use the Cinepak or DivX codec.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

ugh too much pressure for me but good luck to anyone who gives this a whirl. I am not so great at this "do it fast" stuff anymore blink.gif

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

Well I looked at the MS render options and it looks like I'll need to convert it.

I check the options in AnyVideoConverter and it looks like it should do fine for the quicktime conversion but does anyone know if its PAL format because the framerate is 25fps or if something else is required for it to be PAL format?
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

I believe this is waiting list only now unfortunately, does anyone know if any Moviestorm teams got in?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

QUOTE (kkffoo @ Mar 13 2012, 04:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I believe this is waiting list only now unfortunately, does anyone know if any Moviestorm teams got in?


Matt just posted a little after noon est yesterday. Does it fill up that fast or had entries already been being accepted for a few days? I filled out the form sometime around 10pm est last night and have not yet received the payment instructions email.
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#9 corthew

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:31 AM

Wow, this has been going since the 17th of February?

I really need to get on some of these mailing lists.


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#10 corthew

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

Here are two items from the FAQ.

The first is to PapaG's question:

"The Machinima contest 2012 will have 3 timezones: Australia, USA (California PDT/PAC) and Europe."

The second one confuses me because everywhere else it says there is a limit:

"How many teams will be allowed to participate?
There is no limit."

Both are taken from this page:

http://mamachinima.b...a-faq-2012.html
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:08 AM

QUOTE (corthew @ Mar 13 2012, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Both are taken from this page:

http://mamachinima.b...a-faq-2012.html


Chantal is the boss so I'd guess what she says is pretty reliable.

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


#12 corthew

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:33 AM

I really with these things would close the registration when they're full.

I got this auto-generated page last night after registering.

Registration

Your team, Halls of Cort [HoC], has begun registration for the Machinima 48 Hour Film Project. Your registration will NOT be complete and you will NOT be guaranteed a spot until payment has been made.


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#13 kkffoo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

We were asked to add this to last month's expocast over a month ago, so Matt might be late. However I could be wrong, I took the waiting room only info from one of Chantal's blogs, i could have misunderstood it...maybe only one section is full?

Or maybe I dreamed it, don't let me stop you Corthew.

edit: I sent Chantal an email

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:57 PM

Apologies for the confusion, Chantal tells me there are places free still.

(I wonder if I was looking at a 2011 page by mistake)

#15 iceaxe

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

Good luck to the MS entrants...! smile.gif

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (kkffoo @ Mar 13 2012, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apologies for the confusion, Chantal tells me there are places free still.

(I wonder if I was looking at a 2011 page by mistake)



Cool. I had emailed Chantal this morning to make sure I hadn't missed it. She sent me an email saying I should be getting the payment info soon.smile.gif

My son said he'd help me do voices, for a cut. Hehe


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

Good luck with this, hope you do well!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE (kkffoo @ Mar 14 2012, 04:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck with this, hope you do well!



Thanks. smile.gif I just paid the invoice so we're in.smile.gif

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:14 PM

I don't have the time and we spend most of our weekends taking my daughter to her different sports events. She is an athlete. So that is why I have never gotten involved in this. But I do hope someone from Moviestorm wins.


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