2-MINUTE FILM CLUB!_Challenge 4: "Cute Girl




Create a short micro documentary/Movie inspired by the published topic.

The finished short can be LIVE ACTION, LIVE ACTION WITH VFX or ANIMATED. But you only have TWO MONTHS 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.

The best animation/short will be selected by an open vote
[li]For Best Overall Entry[/li][/ul]The winner will get bragging rights and a small banner
designed by me.

NEW DATELINE: Monday JUNE 4th 12:00 PM

YOU HAVE Two months to finish the challenge.

The winner will be picked by an open vote

[li]No work taken DIRECTLY from an existing tutorial. You may use an existing tutorial only for reference.[/li][li]You may use a pre exiting models and filmed footage, as long as you have the rights to use them.[/li][li]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.[/li]FILM PERMITS: Post contact info of your local Film Commission
[li]If you create models for this challenge or have any visual effecs but you need to post development images on your WIP thread.[/li][li]You need to post a storyboard (even a crude one) and a shot list, BEFORE you film anything.[/li][li]And Remember the key of the challenge if for you guys to brush up on your filmaking skills.[/li][/ul]GENERAL RULES:
[li]The lenght of the mini movie/documentary should NOT be longer than 2 minutes, but shorter entries are acceptable[/li][li]Work on the mini film, and animation (if any) must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.[/li][li]WIP are encouraged if they are posted in ANOTHER thread. Please provide a link to them on this thread.[/li][li]WIP thread should be posted on the Cinematography, Editing and Directing forum and should follow[/li]the following naming convention:
(Note: Group entries are allowed)
[li]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.[/li][li]The animation should follow the following naming convention:[/li]MYNAME_2-MINUTE FILM CLUB[b]/b.mov.
[li][left]Add the following tile card at the beginning and end of the animation:[/li]
2-MINUTE FILM CLUB! Cute Girl MY NAME (Individual or team)

, and if you can, also add a small non disruptive watermark during the animation.
[li]If for some reason, you can’t host movies, sequential images (Thumbnails size 160 x 120 ) are accepted.[/li][li]Please add a brief text description about your piece.[/li][li]The artist also has to post total length of time it took and program used.[/li][li]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.[/li][li]Individuals participating in a team CAN have their own individual entries.[/li][li]The topics will be picked at random from the list on[/li]this >>thread << (The author will be given credit). So
guys keep them coming.
[li]Post on this thread your link to your WIP thread and your FINAL piece.[/li][li]You can add multiple entries, as long as they have different WIP threads.[/li][li]Only participants who follow the rules and submit a final entry will be eligible for the voting process.[/li][li]Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.[/li][li]And please PLEAAASE NO PORN.[/li][/ul]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


Damn! nice topic!

Ok, wel lets start putting a team together than.
I’ll report back later.


Very cool topic Roberto! I’d love to squeeze this in to my schedule but I’m not sure I can make it fit.


I agree with the others. Great topic Roberto! I’m off to work …


Roberto You copy-paster, you should at least remove all the MyCity labels and put in “Cute Girl”.

When there is no plug we can at least expect that… tstststs



Awesome guys,

I’m excited to work with everyone on this.

I’ll be flying solo with the hands on development:

and if you’re a cute girl let’s talk about gathering reference hahahaha kidding kidding…

I’ll be the “filming making newbie” learning as much as possible. So spread the word about this opportunity and let the storytelling begin!

see you in the progress threads,
Matt Vogt


hehe, i didnt even noticed that!
lazy piece of … :wink:



Ill fix it now.



That would be to easy… now you have to plug it :wink:


har har…


he he …


Man you guys are ruthless… :wink:

Glad to see so many people excited to be involved.


i may try to throw something together for this too. i’m not officially entering until I’m 100% sure I can get it done.
great topic though, and good to see some activity here!


Just created the thread for my entry:-

I wish you all good luck and I’m looking forward to seeing your entries! :slight_smile:



Although I thought there’d be more in terms of a direction, but having thought about it for a few minutes I’ve got a basic idea now so I’m entering. I’ll post my wip thread soon

…I need to finish my entry for the FXWars compo first…


Good luck everybody!



I can’t come up with a idea… ok I had one but someone else already did sth with pieces (hmm).

And it would be much easier with just “girl” but cute implies automatically those positive feelings. only thing i know is: i wanna crush it.

time’s running out. im on again.


Sounds like you have an idea, now run with it :thumbsup:


Any updates?

Sorry for the lack of posts but things got cray on my end.

I have moved the dateline for JUNE 4th for those who wish to try to submit an entry.



anyone still alive around here? just wondering what the status is for the shorts?
It’s been crazy at my place, so sorry for the lack of interrest recently. Really wondering what is becomming of this challenge…