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10/06/2016 02:35:03

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Hey everyone, how would you feel about a funny video contest, and I would throw some set pack for the prizes, if so then what theme would you pick out of the ones I have listed at the bottom.

1.A Star Wars style Cop tv show using the storm trooper characters.

2. A castaway style video using the castaway set, or any other characters.

3. A slap cap comedy like the three stooges, or Benny Hill.

4. A sherlock holmes style video.

and what kind of of set pack would you like to have for the prizes?

this is an idea, not sure if everyone would like to enter it, but it would be fun.
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10/06/2016 04:32:03

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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All clever ideas, Clayster!

Dang, I was planning on taking a break from Muvizu until September, but the contest idea is too intriguing to pass up! Count me in on whatever is decided !
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10/06/2016 04:34:51

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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PatMarrNC wrote:
All clever ideas, Clayster!

Dang, I was planning on taking a break from Muvizu until September, but the contest idea is too intriguing to pass up! Count me in on whatever is decided !




Ok, just waiting for any others to speak up
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10/06/2016 08:07:38

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Wow you're way ahead of us in planning this (see http://www.muvizu.com/forum/topic5742-competition.aspx?p=f#post30796 )
This seems like a fairly big project for people to do, but I'd be interested to see the results! I might enter myself (unless I'm disqualified because I'm a mogul )

Any chance of you joining forces with us?
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10/06/2016 08:24:01

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
Wow you're way ahead of us in planning this (see http://www.muvizu.com/forum/topic5742-competition.aspx?p=f#post30796 )
This seems like a fairly big project for people to do, but I'd be interested to see the results! I might enter myself (unless I'm disqualified because I'm a mogul )

Any chance of you joining forces with us?



No your ok, but first I want to see how many would like this Idea Contest before I continue, I do have some Really great characters, props, and more That no one has ever seen yet, stuff I made that I was keeping to myself, but I was thinking of putting in the store, So As becoming Mogul I wanted to do a contest to get everyone going, once I'm sure that I have enough who would like to enter, i'll start setting up the rules and theme, but first I need to know what theme every one chooses.

Joining forces I may just do that!
edited by clayster2012 on 10/06/2016
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10/06/2016 14:33:29

Rocque
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I like the Star Trooper idea. I might enter depending on the dates of the competition and whether or not I could actually complete something that actually worked. The only reason I would enter is because it would force me to start and finish something.
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10/06/2016 16:07:47

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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How about if we combine forces in this way:

1) A series of challenges, and Clayster's is first

2) Each challenge will be defined and judged by a different mogul.

3) All the other moguls can participate in the challenges they don't judge... that way everybody gets to play

if different people define each challenge, that will make it interesting and will give a lot more people input without having to decide by vote or consensus, which really tends to slow any idea down to a crawl. One person can make decisions easily... get many people involved and no decision is possible.

If Muvizu gets involved and declares their own challenge, of course they can award whatever prize they want... but if the forum members do this without sponsorship, I kind of like Clayster's idea that a Mogul could offer a custom set as a prize. All the moguls tend to be really good at that.
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10/06/2016 16:11:27

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'd recommend staying clear of anything 'franchised' like Star Wars (lawyers never sleep). I'd keep the theme to one word, to make it as unrestricted as possible (like Crime, Tragedy, Journey, etc). Maybe make a list of a dozen theme words, and entrants have to combine two of them (so everyone doesn't go making the same movie). Set the minimum to 30 seconds, max 5 minutes (to keep the judges from losing the will to live through a 20 minute diatribe). Make the deadline 3 weeks from the date of announcement (more than enough for most, not enough for some, but it forces you to plan ahead). I like the idea of a 'lottery' prize as well as a 'merit' prize, it encourages more participation. Most of all though you shouldn't overthink it - it's all about having fun after all
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10/06/2016 16:18:47

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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assuming we went with the idea of Moguls running a series of challenges, and offering custom sets as a prize... here's an idea that would provide an incentive to participate in the challenge, and minimize dissatisfaction of people who didn't win:

1) Everybody who participates gets the set, and the set will NEVER be offered in the store... so the ONLY way to get it is to submit a video to the challenge

2) There could be a secondary "attaboy" award for best video... maybe having the video displayed somewhere with the other winners... but not a physical award, since that's what tends to make people feel slighted

or maybe everybody starts out with the set, and the challenge is to see what everybody comes up with

or whatever the mogul sponsoring the contest wants to do....

I like all of the ideas that have been set forth so far... all we need now is for one of the moguls to declare the rules of his/her challenge and say "ready...set...GO!!"
edited by PatMarrNC on 10/06/2016
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10/06/2016 16:23:44

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Ok, first of all we might as well stick to this thread rather than have the two running simultaneously.
3 weeks sounds like a good time frame. (If you disagree please say so)
If we have many little challenges (each with a best video and randomly selected winner who each get the prize) then it might encourage users to pump out videos. It may also be too many for people resulting in barely any entries, but you don't know until you try.
I'm alright at set design but the modelling for custom sets may be slightly out of my comfort zone (I'll give it a try anyway!).
I like the idea of starting with a set and making a video from there. Each challenge could have its own concept, picking words, having a set etc.
I agree that you shouldn't be able to put the prize set up on the store for free, but how about as a paid asset?

So, Clayster, you're first!
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10/06/2016 16:57:35

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
Ok, first of all we might as well stick to this thread rather than have the two running simultaneously.
3 weeks sounds like a good time frame. (If you disagree please say so)
If we have many little challenges (each with a best video and randomly selected winner who each get the prize) then it might encourage users to pump out videos. It may also be too many for people resulting in barely any entries, but you don't know until you try.
I'm alright at set design but the modelling for custom sets may be slightly out of my comfort zone (I'll give it a try anyway!).
I like the idea of starting with a set and making a video from there. Each challenge could have its own concept, picking words, having a set etc.
I agree that you shouldn't be able to put the prize set up on the store for free, but how about as a paid asset?

So, Clayster, you're first!


Yea, well I have a awesome western town that I made for finger pistols, that I was planning selling, I I'll submit it for the contest, plus to give more then one chance to win, I'll also include second and third prize, of character sets, and weapon,I'm at work at the moment, but when I get off I'll work on more details.
And the 3 week time limit is fine with me, since you was going first with a contest, which I'm sorry, didn't mean to change it for you, but if you would like, I'll let you decide the rules just let me know
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edited by clayster2012 on 10/06/2016
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10/06/2016 20:15:02

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Don't worry Clayster, you go ahead with the first competition. (Your first duty as a Mogul )
I still have just over 3 weeks left of the college year so the timing works out quite well.
I'll probably try out different contest rules so we can build up an idea of what works best.
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11/06/2016 01:17:44

Rocque
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I should have more time in another 10 days or so, and might enter something depending on the challenge. Is it okay if we have a date where entries are not accepted before, so I do not see the really good ones show up before I even start and decide not to enter since it would be too embarrassing? LOL. For example entries are accepted for a 24 hour period starting on the day before the last day?
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11/06/2016 02:45:14

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Hey should I start another thread when I start the competition, because it would have to be labeled and started fresh from the top in order to stand out in the forum, think it would be kind of hidden if it was started at the end of the thread.
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11/06/2016 06:39:36

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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I agree that it would be best to start each contest/challenge with its own thread. That way the rules for each can be posted at the top, and all correspondence for each one can be kept in one place.

I'm looking forward to seeing your guidelines, theme and prize!
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11/06/2016 07:34:27

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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PatMarrNC wrote:
I agree that it would be best to start each contest/challenge with its own thread. That way the rules for each can be posted at the top, and all correspondence for each one can be kept in one place.

I'm looking forward to seeing your guidelines, theme and prize!




I'm working on the plans now
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13/06/2016 06:28:06

eugenecheese
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If I may make a suggestion about a subject for this competition? ..... No Subject!
It is too restricting. Most of the subjects suggested so far, are way away from my own personal interests.
Sure, everyone ought to make animations of their own favourite things, so I suggest that we all do our own thing
but with a common, agreed, TITLE.
I submit my titles - "What I did on my holidays"
Or - "The misprint"
Then we could all do our own thing, but only be restricted by the title.
Let's agree on a time for the Animation, say "Less than 2 minutes". This means not having to pad out an idea to fill the time.
Prizes ? I have no ideas about that, but I'm sure somebody will have great ones!
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13/06/2016 07:22:53

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I like the title idea, but it's probably worth experimenting a little with each competition if we are running a few in a row. Think of these next few as testing.
Also, thanks for the title suggestions! (Less than 2 minutes is pretty good; is less than 1 minute too short?)
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13/06/2016 15:28:50

PatMarrNCMuvizu mogul
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one idea for a challenge that I think would be WIDE OPEN for interpretation, useful to everybody, and guaranteed to be short and interesting: "Create an exciting Intro scene"... (you know, like the beginning of a TV show or movie... the scene that isn't part of the episode, and is the same for every show)

Equally interesting might be a challenge for the most interesting way to display the credits at the end of a video.
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13/06/2016 18:06:05

clayster2012Muvizu mogul
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Hey everyone, sorry I been quiet, been feeling a little under the weather, I been thinking that maybe this should be an open competition,but still keep the main concept as a comedy, I think that this should be a little bit of a break from having a theme to go by an not worrying about what we want everyone to make, it seems that every competition that's been thrown out has a theme restriction, that's most of the reason why I never enter one, yea it's ok to use a theme every once in a while, but some times a concept is all you really need, concepts like comedy, drama, actions, thrillers, sci fi,and so on, I think this would give everyone more freedom to be able to use their imagination on their videos and make their own theme, but still keep in the assigned concept, and then throw in the rules, then again some of you may feel different about it so this is why I'm throwing this in here, to find out what you think, so if you think the theme idea is better then I'll stick with theme, I just want to get your take of the concept idea.
edited by clayster2012 on 13/06/2016
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