Seems like more mini challenges has the most votes, so far. I agree that the time limit should be shorter, I feel like everyone works better when they can see a deadline coming.
As for using the mini’s towards a collaboration. It’s a neat idea but a little tricky to implement. Don’t forget that in less than 6 months we’ll be going through the holiday season when everyone gets more distracted. Small groups is also an interesting idea, but a little difficult since we don’t know each other face to face, and we don’t know each other’s skill levels.
But still the group building a larger project through mini challenges is a good idea. I think the answer may lie in the final product, if we have the right end goal then it will be easier to knit the seperate pieces together. Something like Aardman’s “Creature Comforts” would work pretty well because there’s no long complex sequences, just short self contained snippets.
This all reminds me of the Dojo project. Any of you oldsters remember that. What happened to that, why didn’t it finish?
Finally there seems to be a fair amount of interest in working collaboratively on a group project even if it has nothing to do with the mini-challenges. Wegg if your looking for grunts maybe you should just start a “collaborator’s wanted” thread here in the CGTALK A:M boards and see what kind of bites you get.
Sorry, guess I like to talk