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The Creative Minds Competition


Sponsor

matrixstorm.com


Prizes

- Prize money distribution is subject to change according to the amount of submissions received. Style-Productions reserves the right to alter distribution as seen fit for the number of contestants. In the unlikely event that less than 5 entries are submitted, the single best video will be awarded 150€.

In the event that 6-10 videos are submitted, we distribute 150€ between the top 3 contestants. The remaining cash prize will be used as an additional reward in the next competition. In the scenario that more than 10 users submit a video, the full 300€ will be awarded to the top 3 users.

- 1st Place will also be given an SPMA and a front page interview


Rules

Contest run time: August 27, 2014 - November 9, 2014 (Deadline: November 9, 2014, 11:59 pm CET)

- All games allowed. No live footage.
- No editing restrictions.
- One submission per user.
- Length Restrictions: 120s minimum, 240s maximum

- Our sponsor's url, matrixstorm.com, must be presented clearly for 3 seconds. There is no restriction on where you place it. However, extra points will go to the editor that finds a unique way to incorporate this into their video.

- In your YouTube description or when posting on sites, include the following line: The Creative Minds Editing Competition hosted by http://www.style-productions.net

- The official Style Competition Banner must also be presented clearly for 3 seconds. There is no restriction on where you place it. You may edit it, animate it, turn it into 3D, and/or apply effects to it. However, it must ultimately appear in its default position for at least 3 seconds. Again, extra points will go to the editor that finds a unique way to incorporate this into their video.

You can find the competition logo and supplemental files here.


Judging Process

We'd like to stress the focus of this competition. Creativity while establishing atmosphere in your movie will earn you a huge amount of points during the judging process. Overediting your submission will not win you this competition. We are looking for movies with the most balance between effects, tempo, atmosphere, and creativity.

Every submission will be reviewed by the Style-Productions crew and our guest judge, ripieces. Each judge will compile a Top 5 list in which points ranging from 2 to 6 will be distributed accordingly. Furthermore, each judge will have an additional 3 bonus points which they can use to award any movie that portrays a unique feature or aspect that they enjoyed. After the points are tallied, the top 3 movies will be awarded their respective prizes.

Winner announcement: December, 2014


Submission Instructions

When you are ready to submit your movie, click "Give Contribution" on the right side.
COMMENTS
#1ripieces HLAE 28. August 2014 08:51
Btw guys, there are no restrictions on how to release the movie in the rules:

Meaning you can upload it on YouTube once you finished it for example and do not need to wait until the contest is over.
(Of course you still have to submit it on the page as described above in order to enter ;)
#2Dec HLAE 28. August 2014 13:39
I assume you also want an actual download link rather than just streaming. Where to upload 100-200 MB files these days?
#3ripieces HLAE 28. August 2014 14:01
Well the rules don't state anything about that, one would have to ask anthony, but currently Streaming versions would be allowed too I think.
#4anthony Style-Productions 29. August 2014 17:24
RIP wrote:
Well the rules don't state anything about that
#5Dec HLAE 14. September 2014 22:38
The official Style Competition Banner must also be presented clearly for 3 seconds. There is no restriction on where you place it. You may edit it, turn it into 3D, and apply effects to it. However, it must appear in its default position for at least 3 seconds.

Really? So my vid would get disqualified for scaling down the logo by say 25-50%? Or even animating it slightly? So the logo have to be in its original size for 3 seconds? Then I think I need to re-render my whole movie... :/
#6anthony Style-Productions 16. September 2014 03:35
already told you, but your questions are lacking simple thinking Dec. Use your common sense. we explained in the rules that you're allowed to edit it and obviously scaling it to a smaller or larger size is no way in violation of the guidelines...

Last changed: 17. September 2014 07:37
#7ripieces HLAE 16. September 2014 11:40
He is thinking like a programmer. I see the same issue as him with the rules :P
#8anthony Style-Productions 16. September 2014 19:58
Im sorry, but its quite absurd to have to write 100 "if this, then this" scenarios for people who can't make inferences.
#9ripieces HLAE 16. September 2014 21:06
How do you interpret "However, it must appear in its default position for at least 3 seconds"? :P
#10anthony Style-Productions 17. September 2014 07:49
Not Default

Default

Prettyyyyyyyyy simple guys....
#11ripieces HLAE 17. September 2014 09:49
Hm, that would affirm Dec's concern.

I guess what you are wanting to say is that there is an acceptable gray area between what is allowed as default position and what is not :P

Last changed: 17. September 2014 09:56
#12anthony Style-Productions 17. September 2014 17:29
how does that affirm Dec's concern? if anything, it disproves it. the logo is clearly scaled in the screenshot. Additionally, the rules state he can animate it and/or edit it.
#13xyanide Style-Productions 17. September 2014 17:47
You may edit the logo to fit your movies theme and animate it however you want, but for 3 seconds the text and the cogs needs to be in their default spots, like it was designed.

An example of what we mean is one of the logos in Awoken Eyes. http://youtu.be/ii9rMOka5KM?t=4m52s At 4:53 the animation starts with the different parts of the logo animated seperately. At 5:00 all the parts are in their default position and stay there for a short period of time, then it animates again.

Last changed: 17. September 2014 17:49
#14Dec HLAE 19. September 2014 15:50
So simply scaling the whole image down (or up) won't affect its default position. Got it. That was my main concern.
#15xyanide Style-Productions 20. September 2014 14:11
Exactly, that won't be a problem.
#16undeadz0r 23. October 2014 22:26
Any entries so far??
#17undeadz0r 23. October 2014 22:28
I would like to have contact of any admin of this contest, please :D
#18Dec HLAE 31. October 2014 22:26
There are quite a few entries so far yes, #16.
#19undeadz0r 2. November 2014 16:13
And can anyone watch them?
#20Dec HLAE 3. November 2014 13:54
Only the admins can see the full list of participants, but you can choose to release your movie to the public before the competition ends. Most participants have done that. It's not against the rules.
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