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Old 04 April 2005   #46
5 minutes? Last I heard was 1-2 minutes.

I like the idea of not specifying a genre but rather a topic. I think it might be really interesting to see how people might approach a concept like "Two people fall in love on the eve of disaster" in terms of both story and genre. Someone might do a 'documentary' about Pompae, someone else an alien attack on earth in 2055, and yet another person might make a romantic night before the wedding comedy.
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Old 04 April 2005   #47
best script/story
best directing
best original music (if any)

honor mentions (at your pleasure)

question: what is the meaning for "screenplay" i thought it was a synonym for "script" (more or less)
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Old 04 April 2005   #48
I agree with velk...free genre. You could be surprised of what one can think (urban western, noir, propaganda, sexy comedy, 50s sci-fi...). Maybe we can make an updatable list of genres so if someone don't have inspiration can take a look.
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Old 04 April 2005   #49
Roberto: Yep, I´d take those.

Velk: It´s not exactly 5 min, but under 5 min. 1-2 are in that category.

ZakkoS: best script/story=best screenplay,
best directing=best cinematography.


I wouldn´t give any award for music or sound. C´mon guys, let´s do this!



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Old 04 April 2005   #50
Pete I was refering to the over 5 category and anyway I was just playing around, its actually easier to tell a good story with a little looser time frame (if your confused just remember the Under 5 second movies that Cadillac sponsered). I agree let do it!
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Old 04 April 2005   #51
Originally Posted by The Peteboy: ZakkoS: best script/story=best screenplay,

so what's the meaning of
"Best Screenplay (if any, the stories might be silent)"
even with silent films a script is required
Quote: best directing=best cinematography.

maybe is just a language problem but i disagree with that

cinematography is what a d.o.p. do (lights, camera settings, etc)
directing is what a director do (select the pov, supervising actors job, etc)
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Old 04 April 2005   #52
Point made...

How about:
Best Directing
Best Cinematography


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Old 04 April 2005   #53
Sounds good to me.
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Old 04 April 2005   #54
One difficulty surprised me as I was making my first film. It's directing actors. It's incredible how you can obtain a bad performance from a good actor. I think we should have a category for that.
Also maybe it would be wise to have two seperate categories for sfx: one for "on set" effects (such as gore effects, explosions...) and one for digital effects.
There is one thing we must consider though. What if there is only one single film with say digital effects? It will win by default. Does it make sense to have that category in that case?
Maybe we could group the categories in order to have something like:
Main Awards
- Film of the Month
- Best Script (whether it's silent or not shouldn't be a problem, there is still a story)
- Best Direction of Actors
- Best Photography
- Best Editing
(- Best Camera Work... not sure about this one)

Special Mention
- Best Digital Effects
- Best On set special Effects
- Best Original Music
- Funniest Film
- Most Poetic Film
- And so on and so forth
We could find a lot of special mention that wouldn't be considered as a award, yet rewarding to the artist.

Just a thought.
I agree with what has been said any way.
Can't wait to start
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Old 04 April 2005   #55
I'm with Igor

Quote: - Best Camera Work


with this you mean things like pov, movements, etc?
If it's like that (a division between directing actors and directing where and how the camera looks) i'm totally with you.
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Old 04 April 2005   #56
Yes that's exactly what I meant by Camera Work. I wasn't sure if it's needed but if everyone agrees...
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Old 04 April 2005   #57
I think we are making this harder than it should be.

Awards:
Cinematography
Directing
Film Editing
Best Picture
Visual Effects
Writing

I pulled these right off the Academy Awards site and it should be pretty obvious what they are for. Cinematography is for the d.o.p. and Directing leans more towards the handling of the overall scope including actors.
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Old 04 April 2005   #58
Velk
For me its ok...for me was important only to divide cinematography and directing (the whole directing act). I still think music can have an award.
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Old 04 April 2005   #59
Doh! Of course I would forget one.
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Old 04 April 2005   #60
ZaKKoS: You´re right.

The only problem with having too many awards is, that (as I guess there´s not gonna be too many pictures at the first challenges), almost everybody´s gonna win an award. It´s like there were a 100 runner ups on the master and servant challenge. I think we just should develop this slowly and that´s why I´d put cinematography and directing together first. But let us the majority (or Roberto) decide. I´m totally neutral in this.

For animations I´d do an extra-award. Simply "Best animation".


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