The thing I'd say about monologue is that it is less
I think it is much harder to deliver a movie that has a story told both visually and through dialogue
. All good movies need to be planned, but as soon as you involve multiple characters the planning becomes exponentially more complex. If the purpose of the competition is to see what can be done in 'Storm then you're more likely to be dazzled with dialogue.
Certainly there'll be more entries with monologue, but without throwing down the gauntlet that there should be some surprising element to the story we could end up with a whole series of man-in-chair talking to camera type movies.
C'mon folks - the way to showcase this software is to encourage great story telling, and superlative cinematics.
Tell me I'm wrong. Go on!
Funny - I think it's the exact opposite - a well done monologue with complementing visuals is (in my book) one of the hardest things to pull off!
Let me explain why I think so....
1. It has to be superbly written - much more difficult than a dialogue, because that is more "forgiving" - you have more characters the viewer has to occupy himself with, and the different voices make it more lively.
If a monologue isn't well written, the viewer will be bored to death in no time at all.
2. The images - will you go with images that supplement the monologue, or will you do something completely different? The visuals accompanying the monologue have by no means to tell the same story as the words.... you could even tell two (or more) different stories - and in the end, have a "surprise" ending by making them meet....
Just an idea.
Oh, and I don't think you're wrong, IceAxe - I value different opinions very much!