2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!:Challenge:2 "The fight"

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  07 July 2005
2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!:Challenge:2 "The fight"

VOTE! 2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!:Challenge:1 The Big "Chase"
Ok I have picked the winners
based on a POPULAR vote

WANNA JOIN THE NEXT 2 Minute film Club?
Click the thread below!:

2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!_Challenge 3: "My City"

Lets see the current winners



Best Overall Entry

AND THE winner is...!

Best Overall ENTRY! and a sweep for all cathegories:

Animation: http://stephenbodin.com/2minutefilmclub-stepingtonSMALL.mov (15 fps Quiktime/sorenson small )

Comment: This is a definately a strange one. But more importantly it was a lot of fun.

Thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=262850

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Looking for a team?
Click 2MN FC: THE Fight SIGNUP LIST: Post here those who are looking for partners/teams
2-MINUTE FILM CLUB! "The fight"
by sergioKomic

And thanks to Sam Chen for his great ideas....


Create a short micro movie inspired by the published topic.

The finished short can be LIVE ACTION, LIVE ACTION WITH VFX or ANIMATED. But you only have ONE MONTH to finish the piece. The projects can be done by an individual but team entries are encouraged.

The key of the challenge, for all entry types, is to do an simply do a short. This means that the final piece will be evaluated mostly on the principles of story telling. My advice, keep it simple and work as part of a team.

Rules for the different types of entries:

ANIMATED (Difficulty Level HIGH)
  • Pre made models can be used.
  • The story and animation must be done after the topic has been selected.
  • Extensive WIP posts are required as evidence that the work has been done after the topic selected.
  • More emphasis on composite work and Visual effects
  • The VFX must complement the storyline
For this kind of entry You can do anything you want, as long as the entry looks polished, and has at least some basic filmaking theory behind it. The entries will be judged more on the esthetics of the scenes and the dynamism of the finished effects.

LIVE ACTION: (Difficulty Level MEDIUM)
  • More emphasis on editing, lighting and cinematography.
  • The scenes in the entry require good flow and good camera work
For this kind of entry You can do anything you want, as long as the entry looks polished, and has at least some basic science behind it. The entries will be judged more on the esthetics of the scenes and the dynamism of the finished animation.

HYBRID ENTRY: (Difficulty Level VERY HIGH)
  • It combines the required of both the LIVE ACTION and the VFX entry.
The best animation/short will be selected by an open vote
for these categories:
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Storyline
  • Best Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Overall Entry
The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.

DATELINE: Monday August 31th 12:00 PM

YOU HAVE One month to do the challenge.

The winner will be picked by an open vote and special winner will be picked by the moderators...

  • No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.
  • You may use a pre exiting models and filmed footage, as long as you have the rights to use them.
  • Dont breat any local laws or ordinaces to film in your neighborhood. Go to this thread for more information on how to apply for permission to film locally.
    FILM PERMITS: Post contact info of your local Film Commission
  • If you create models for this challenge or have any visual effecs but you need to post development images on your WIP thread.
  • You need to post a storyboard (even a crude one) and a shot list, BEFORE you film anything.
  • And Remember the key of the challenge if for you guys to brush up on your filmaking skills.
  • The lenght of the mini movie should NOT be longer than 2 minutes, but shorter entries are acceptable
  • Work on the mini film, and animation (if any) must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
  • WIP are encouraged if they are posted in ANOTHER thread. Please provide a link to them on this thread.
  • WIP thread should be posted on the Cinematography, Editing and Directing forum and should follow
    the following naming convention:
    (Note: Group entries are allowed)
  • It is Recommended that Final movies should be rendered at 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 in Quicktime* format (Sorenson Compression), but other resolutions and formats are allowed. * The animation format is open for discussion.
  • The animation should follow the following naming convention:
  • Add the following tile card at the beginning and end of the animation:

    MY NAME (Individual or team)

    , and if you can, also add a small non disruptive watermark during the animation.
  • If for some reason, you can't host movies, sequential images (Thumbnails size 160 x 120 ) are accepted.
  • Please add a brief text description about your piece.
  • The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.
  • Collaborative pieces are accepted and encouraged, but Teams entries must have a identifying banner and a name. Shot lists should be included with the entry.
  • Individuals participating in a team CAN have their own individual entries.
  • The topics will be picked at random from the list on
    this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So
    guys keep them coming.
  • Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.
  • You can add multiple entries, as long as they have different WIP threads.
  • Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.
  • Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
  • And please PLEAAASE NO PORN.
DISCLAIMER: The creator of this thread, Roberto Ortiz, CgNetworks And CGTALK is not responsible on what happen while these project is filmed. It is assumed that all required permissions will be requested by the filmmakers and NO LAWS will be broken. By posting on this challenge you are accepting this terms. The persons are meeting under their own accord and their actions are their own. The parties mentioned before are not responsible in no way shape or form for their actions and thus are not liable.

Good Luck

-Roberto Ortiz
:Daily Sketch Forum:HCR Modeling
This message does not reflect the opinions of the US Government

Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 09 September 2005 at 08:31 PM.
  07 July 2005
kinda early but been waiting for #2 to come
i'm in http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=262010
  07 July 2005
Here is my starting thread/page:

Please Visit!

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

-Sagan, Carl.
  07 July 2005
Good luck to all the participants!
I can see all of it, all but the bit behind the fireplace. Oh! I do so wish I could see THAT bit!
Through the looking glass
  07 July 2005
I'm in also: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthr...988#post2494988

  07 July 2005
Alright - I'll give it another go.

added thread link
sketch blog

Last edited by stepington : 07 July 2005 at 07:31 PM.
  07 July 2005
Dose it need to be a melee fight or can I make a gun fight as well ?

  07 July 2005
I would assume it's open for personal interpretation.

for example -

A man can't get comfortable while trying to watch The Big Fight on television.
sketch blog
  07 July 2005
Well yeha thats cool thanks. Now I understand how this works ^^.
  07 July 2005
Thanks for the invite RobertoOrtiz. I was planning on joining, but I just haven't got around to making my thread yet. Also been kinda brain fart'n. Weird I know its such a fun and easy topic too.

Animation is Dedication -- Live Action is sweet satisfaction
Peace Out!
  07 July 2005
This will be the first time I take part in 2 min animation challange.. I'll try to do my best on this one
Sometimes, Life is a boring and bad game... but has a very very good graphics ;)
  08 August 2005
Oh my God...

My topic gets chosen for a short film contest...


So I probably wont be able to create an entry....

WHAAAA boohoo hoo hoo......

I only have a week to shoot direct and sound design this.....
Its Alive (spectacular)

  08 August 2005
Hey guys, dedline is in sight. Who has finished yet? How is going? I saw very few updates...just wondering who is still in.
I can see all of it, all but the bit behind the fireplace. Oh! I do so wish I could see THAT bit!
Through the looking glass
  08 August 2005
Mine is finished. I forgot to post it here.
WIP thread: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=2519032
File: http://rapidshare.de/files/3840646/...0-270_.mov.html

Good luck everyone.
"If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes..."
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