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Old 08-18-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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3 Day Cinematic Challenge! Again!-WINTER Challenge- Post your ideas

Way back in (early) 2012 there was thread asking what could be done in 3 Days.

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...p?f=2&t=1032207

The resulting discussion was fantastic, and it prompted some of us to see what we could come up with in 3 days.

Dutchman created this short called EVA

Xharthok created a very funny short called The Invasion!

And I did one called The Box.

I learned a lot while doing this, and it was a lot of fun to see how much juice I could squeeze out in a little less than a weekend of available time!

I would love to do another one of these short challenges, and with the constant discussions around IP Development going around I thought maybe others would be interested as well. No dates set, no themes, just a discussion about if people want to be involved.
 
Old 08-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #2
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Sounds great! but I'd be busy this weekend :(
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:00 PM   #3
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OK I can help under the fxwars forum.I am coming back from vacation tonight.
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Old 08-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #4
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It doesn't have to be this weekend. We can chose another date, or just have people start whenever they want and see how far they go after 3 days!

I can just really say that I learned a LOT the last time I did it. Keeping a strict deadline like this forces you to push yourself and find faster ways of doing things. Its quite an enlightening experience!

Roberto, you are WAY better at setting these things up. I definitely defer to your judgement!
 
Old 08-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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Definitely watching this thread with interest.
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:27 PM   #6
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Would anyone like to suggest a topic? Or we can just have a free for all?
 
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Sounds interesting, and I'd be willing to try.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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Sounds pretty cool!
 
Old 08-18-2014, 11:11 PM   #9
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No theme. Just how cool can you make something in 3 days. I remember this thread. I loved what some of ya'll did. Somebody asked if it could be done and ya'll answered the question. That was cool!
 
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Count me in! Last time was fantastic.

Was a very good Exercise. And it evolved in a small IP for me, which I will reveal in more detail later this year in the IP Thread.
Here's a Pic (WIP):



I think the topic of the Challenge should be more on the vague side, so people can transfer it better in their respective medium or genre of choice. Last time was "the Box". Worked perfectly.

Topic suggestion:
- "Detached"
- "0.5"
- "Flowerbed"
- "sober Bloodbath"

Next weekend I'm busy too, but the following weekends would be cool.
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OK guys help me with the rules...
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:06 AM   #12
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Well I suppose the general idea with the challenge is to

A) See what you can do in 3 days.
B) Learn new skills and faster ways of going about things.
C) Actually FINISH something!

So many people start projects without ever finishing them - they get bogged down in the details, and having a super short deadline like this FORCES you to figure out where to draw the line and move on!

For rules I would say:

Anything goes. Premade assets, purchased assets, DAZ models, motion capture, live action, compositing...you have to use anything and everything at your disposal to create something. This could be the perfect opportunity to pull out that old human model you have on your PC and do something with it!

The 'cinematic' has to tell a story. Doesn't matter how crude, simple, or complex - but there has to be some sort of story in it.

Minimum of 60 seconds long. Can be longer if you want!

Any resolution, as long as we can see whats going on!

Timeline - 3 days. I think its best to run this over a weekend - so Friday Night, Saturday, Sunday - upload on Monday Morning. That gives a half day on Friday (night) and Monday (morning), and 2 full days on the weekend.

Do these seem fair to everyone?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xharthok
Count me in! Last time was fantastic.

Was a very good Exercise. And it evolved in a small IP for me, which I will reveal in more detail later this year in the IP Thread.
Here's a Pic (WIP):



I think the topic of the Challenge should be more on the vague side, so people can transfer it better in their respective medium or genre of choice. Last time was "the Box". Worked perfectly.

Topic suggestion:
- "Detached"
- "0.5"
- "Flowerbed"
- "sober Bloodbath"

Next weekend I'm busy too, but the following weekends would be cool.


Thats completely bad ass man! I loved your characters - Im so glad you did more with them!

- "Detached"
- "0.5"
- "Flowerbed"
- "sober Bloodbath"

I love them all. Im happy with any of those!
 
Old 08-19-2014, 08:43 AM   #14
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Instead of whole 60 seconds or more complete cinematic why not more "3 Days cinematic shot".

The problem with doing quantity in 3 days it that it will look pretty rushed from all points. If people focus all their attention in one interesting/epic shot that should look like it's part of a cinematic then that shot would look better, presentable and usefule in a portfolio. Imagine someone has a great character that raises his sword and in the background there is a whole army chanting. Or a single car chase scene, or a castle reveal shot with a bird flying towards it or things like this.

Make it simple but make it better. Just my 2c.
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Quote:
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Imagine someone has a great character that raises his sword and in the background there is a whole army chanting.


You mean just the audio of the army chanting right? After all, they're only getting 3 days.
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