Spectacular - FAQ/Answers/Questions


#21

Does this mean no hover-cars, flying boats, animals acting like humans (like the “the dogs playing” poker), fairies, dragons or other “non-existing” creatures?


#22

Yeah, I was wondering about that as well (although hover-cars are technically possible and do exist)


#23

They do?! Wow

go a link? PM me


#24

[b]Q: Can I base my main character on a celebrity, i.e. use celebrity photos as reference?

Q: Can my final image contain human blood or droid blood in bruses and injuries?
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#25

ANARKY said it best. But I’ll attempt another explaination …

The Past = Future History
Current Time = Future History
Future Time = Future History

Or leave out the “future history” phrase if it’s confusing for you …

Your challenge is to conceive and create an image that could potentially become part of future history as one of those iconic spectacular images that grasps viewers by the throat; that quickens the pulse; that excites and scares at the same time.
… this doesn’t change any guideline of the challenge rules.


#26

Thanks for clearing that up, Kirt. :slight_smile:


#27

Can you gather inspiration from an event that happened already? Yes. Can you illustrate the event as it happened? Yes. Does it make your image more than a documentary or Editorial? No. The decisions are yours, but I’d recommend pushing your imagination and trying to do something unique.

A: For reference? Yes, but don’t copy or paint over a photo to the degree where the original photo(s) will be identified easily. Quick way to get yourself removed from the final judging phase.

A: Yes. Injuries and blood aren’t offensive to most people. Use your judgement here.

If they are related to each other I don’t see why not.

Read the rules, instructions and inspiration pages again. I believe this is all covered.


#28

http://www.moller.com/skycar/


#29

No, not copying a photo. Just basing my character on a celebrity. For example if I want to express a droid girl flying (literally) and I want her to look like Pamela Andersen for instance. Just look like, not exactly her person. I just want to use some facial features that are physically unique.


#30

Anarky made it even confusing actually.

But that is the main problem I actually posted and I can’t ignore it just like that. I know it’s future history, but how I understand your explanation…EVERYTHING is future history and there is no past history…that’s weird. I do not want to sound harsh, but I really do not get it.

Pasi


#31

Thank you. I read the inspriations page, it’s a lot more clearer now :slight_smile:

http://www.moller.com/skycar/

Cool!


#32

Past history is still history in the future :wink:
thats how I think it’s ment anyway


#33

The past is behind you and the future is in front. If you switch your orientation then the past will become your future and your future will become your past, only this time you’ll know your future and you won’t know where you’re comeing from. Thus the past and the future are the same! :slight_smile:


#34

I’m glad thats all been clarified now, :stuck_out_tongue:


#35

They said:
“Your challenge is to conceive and create an image that could potentially become part of future history”

So what is the point of having part of FUTURE history if there is no really a difference about it and PAST history. Why not just say part of a HISTORY instead?

Pasi


#36

Just to clarify how I understand history is that everything that has happended is a past history. What will happen or is happening right now can be a future history.

That way challenge rules means we can’t use happenings that already has happened, since they said in a “future history”.

I hope this will clarify my problem better.

Pasi


#37

This is like arguing “who’s on first” (Abbot & Costello) … :rolleyes:

History is any event that has been recorded. There is no difference between past history and future history. It’s still history. The only history that will not be history is when the universe and everything within is no longer. If there is nothing, then how can it be recorded as “history”?

Maybe it’s a language thing …
There is no history of the future - because it hasn’t happened yet.
However, the future has history - because history has happened prior to the future.

The “future history” asks you to speculate what may happen in the future which will become a spectacular and eventful item of the future’s history.

What is the big deal about the words used in the description of the challenge anyway? Illustrate a spectacular event and you will be fine. Stop nitpicking the guidelines and get to work. :smiley:


#38

Your challenge is to conceive and create an image that could potentially become part of future history as one of those iconic spectacular images that grasps viewers by the throat; that quickens the pulse; that excites and scares at the same time.

As far as I understand from reading this all over ten times, the rules don’t require the image to describe future history. It is rather encouraged then strictly required to create futuristic images. Also I think what is required is the images to be emotional, expressive, impressive, inspiring etc.


#39

What if I want to do a scene that starts off as 3d (to do the perspective and the main elements) but then do the majority in 2d? Is that acceptable for a 2d entry?

Sorry if this has already been answered.

:slight_smile:


#40

I have just posted my first sketch and a discription of the overall idea if 2 images are allowed.
see my thread here.