FX CHALLENGE 01!
OK! Here we go!
The first FX CHALLENGE will be to create an 8-10-second complete shot of the Hoover Dam breaking in some dramatic way!
Simple to complex, it's up to you.
A small web of cracks, water jets and a bit of debris, OR a complete destruction sequence with a camera move and all of the above. You decide
The number of assets given allow for a small camera move if so required to complete your idea.
NOTE: You do NOT have to do a camera move!
It is up to you if you wish to do anything more advanced than a simple camera shake on a still plate
You can even feel free to make it a day-for-night shot as well.
Heck, you can even replace the environment completely with other things if you wish, but the main dam must be in the shot in the beginning and must be the point of the shot.
Your completed shot should be 192-240 frames long (8-10 seconds) at 24fps at low HD res 852x480 delivered in a compressed format as stated in the main FX CHALLENGE rules sticky-post.
Each FX Challenge will kick-off with a ONE week (7-day) "Pre-Production" period in which ALL challengers must do the following to qualify as a challenger:
1. Format your WIP thread title like the following:
EXAMPLE: "RAGECGI FX-01-2008"
(The "01" part is the challenge number)
2. Within the first week of the pre-production period, before the Challenge start date, you must post a scetch, or a text description of your intended idea.
Yes, we know things change, so in the event you may get in over your head, or want/need to change your idea, update your WIP thread accordingly!
The assets I'll be giving out for this challenge have all been given usage rights by my plate photographer Todd Lynch, under the Creative Commons Attribute v3.0
The PRE-PRODUCTION week begins NOW.
Thursday Feb. 14th (Happy Valentines day!)
This means you also have a nice weekend to mull-over your idea and chat about it here
And the OFFICIAL START date for everyone will be:
Thursday Feb. 21st!
I think a little present is in order for everyone still involved with this TOUGH, TOUGH challenge
The NEW official deadline for this challenge has now been pushed out to FRIDAY April 25th!
To top it all off, I will be ordering 2 of the aforementioned prizes, so that means that there will be prizes for the TOP 2 ENTRIES!
So get cracking all!
Please feel free to post any questions, comments, and general challenge-related conversation here
PLEASE READ THE GENERAL RULES BEFORE POSTING QUESTIONS!
Have a good time and remember to post your initial idea in your properly TITLED WIP thread! (see rules)
Oh, one more thing, I will ALSO be doing my version of each challenge along side everyone else!!
You will not be able to vote for me in the end, but its always good to feel the pain too
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS