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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:40 PM   #91
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Sheer number of contestants

As much as I respect amateur video and am certain everyone will try their best, I don't know if I'll be able to handle watching entries for hours on end just to cast my three votes responsibly. I'm assuming, of course, that it was intended to keep the same voting method as last time. Even though it means some videos will get much less exposure, I propose that a committee narrow the field before inviting the popular vote.


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(It sounds so formal when I re-read it; try to imagine it said with a smile.)
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 01:45 PM   #92
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If I had read this earlier I would have made the theme Birthdays... but too late now. :)

Happy birthday(s)!


And Jay, I like your idea of narrowing the field to the top ten and then letting the public vote go at it.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 02:10 PM   #93
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If I had read this earlier I would have made the theme Birthdays... but too late now. :)

Happy birthday(s)!


And Jay, I like your idea of narrowing the field to the top ten and then letting the public vote go at it.
Dylan,

What do you mean it is too late? It's never too late!!!!!!!! I do agree that some knowledgable soul like you and or others needs to narrow the field. It is just too many. We want as many people as possible to participate, but the field needs to be narrowed before judging. 50+ people having to watch 50+ movies, or one or two people watching 50+ films and narrowing it down, the latter seems much better and more practical.

Have a great day Dylan, I'll hoist one tonight just for you!

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 02:33 PM   #94
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I don't mind watching that many 3 min films. a few a night. That's if everyone turns one in. I bet there will be a lot less that actually make the deadline (including mine hahaha).
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 03:24 PM   #95
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Wanna know what I think?

I think Dylan should post however many films he does every night, like usual. And If we'd like to watch them, we can, if not, we don't have to.

Dylan, the head of the contest, and probably most experienced(?) should decide on the top ten using is MASSIVE POWER in the contest.

Haha. How else could we narrow them down?

I admit, there are a LOT of films.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 04:12 PM   #96
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A suggestion for judging:

Group the films into sets of, say, 12 or so.

Then those 12 filmmakers get to vote on those 12 films. The top 2 or 3 from each group get to make it to the 2nd round.

In the 2nd round, everybody gets to watch all the 2nd round films (which hopefully are pretty decent) and vote for the winner. If there were, say, 50 films initially = ~4 groups, and the top 2-3 from each group make it, this would result in another 8-12ish films in the 2nd round.

This way, everybody has to watch 11ish 1st round films and 8-12ish 2nd round films. Nobody has to watch 50 films.

Thoughts?
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 04:37 PM   #97
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Bill, sounds pretty good, as long as my film isn't in your group.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:27 PM   #98
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Bill, are you some kind of math guy?
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:37 PM   #99
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I believe in DV5 about 50% of the initial entrants actually submitted a film. If the same holds true for DV6 we're talking about 40 films, which is 10-12 more than DV5. That would add maybe two more days of viewing. Not bad as far as I am concerned.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:47 PM   #100
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Dylan,

What do you mean it is too late? It's never too late!!!!!!!! I
Well, I was going to make the theme "Bikinis" but I guess if you don't want it.... :)

Heh, just kidding, it isn't that.


I'm coming up with a variation of the judging, but I will still be posting 5 films a day, every day, untill they are done. Everyone gets their chance in the sun.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:48 PM   #101
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And that was a situation where we had almost a month to complete the project, not 10 days.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 07:00 PM   #102
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Bill, are you some kind of math guy?
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. But don't hold that against me... :)

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:36 AM   #103
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Since we are all blabbing about how old we are, I'm hovering at 45 right now.

When I'm on the treadmill here at home I feel about 28. It's the next day I feel over 50!

Happy B-Day to all the old coots in the crowd. We're lucky we can see the viewfinder let alone shoot video through the thing.

Us "seasoned" folks have put up a pretty good showing in these challenges. In fact, how old are the past winners? That will be intertesting to average.

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:58 AM   #104
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Is anyone in their 20's?
Anyone in highschool?














Annnyyyooonnneee?
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 04:38 AM   #105
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I'm 19.

This contest should be pretty fun. I already know what my movie will be about, regardless of the theme. That's how I roll.
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