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Title: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 08:51:44 PM
As I mentioned in another topic we're going to do a featured video contest. This will be a monthly thing (assuming there's enough entries to keep it going)

Here's how it works:

You make a TM video. Sorry, I'm not interested in your Call of Duty clip collection. If you want to use a video from something like twitch, that's fine also. But upload it to youtube before you send it to me. The twitch player is laggy, not as well supported across browsers, and generally horrible.

You PM it to me. DO NOT POST IT IN THIS THREAD. If you post it in this thread I am going to disqualify you for not reading.


Send me only ONE video. So pick wisely. Sorry but I don't have the free time to sit around watching 18 hours of youtube videos.

Around a week before the start of each new month, I will post a topic for community voting.

Video with the highest amount of votes gets 5 points. Second place gets 4 points. Third place gets 3 points. Fourth gets 2 points. Fifth gets 1 point. Anything after that gets none.

Then there's the bob vote. Point values are the same as the ones listed above. I'll rank them in order of what I like best.

Highest total points wins.

In the event of a tie, I'll ask the moderating and testing teams for votes and that will be the final decision.

Contest begins right now. You have until the final week of November to send me your video.

Prizes: Forum Artist award. Featured on the Total Miner homepage for the month of December, and your video is posted on the TM facebook.


Also, before you think about trying to game the system. I already have that part figured out, and you're wasting you're time. So don't bother, cause it will most likely end up with you being disqualified.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Nefty on October 24, 2015, 09:20:44 PM
Is this any video about TM whatsoever? Like Tutorials, Showcases, etc...?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: The Gold Knight on October 24, 2015, 09:22:34 PM
Is this any video about TM whatsoever? Like Tutorials, Showcases, etc...?
I wonder if animation would be counted in that etc of yours.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Faint of Clubs on October 24, 2015, 09:23:19 PM
I'm very interested in this,, however i currently have no way to make a video.
Would i be disqualified if i had another player record a short highlight reel of some of my best script works for submission?
(This wouldnt be any very great builds, but if you look at youtube, minecrafters love to see creative redstone builds, why not a showcase of impressive scripts?)

am i applicable as long as i follow the other guidelines?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 09:29:35 PM
It can be whatever sort of video you guys want to make. I'm not going to put a ton of restrictions on that. Just as long as it's no more than PG-13 rated (this will be on the homepage after all.)

I'm very interested in this,, however i currently have no way to make a video.
Would i be disqualified if i had another player record a short highlight reel of some of my best script works for submission?
I don't mind if someone else does the actual recording. The person who submits it will be the one who wins the award though, so that there isn't any potential drama.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jesse on October 24, 2015, 09:41:26 PM
Video with the highest amount of votes gets 5 points. Second place gets 4 points. Third place gets 3 points. Fourth gets 2 points. Fifth gets 1 point. Anything after that gets none.

What are these points for?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 09:44:04 PM
The points determine the winner. ie, if video A totals 7 points and video B totals 6 points, video A is the winner
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jesse on October 24, 2015, 09:49:03 PM
The points determine the winner. ie, if video A totals 7 points and video B totals 6 points, video A is the winner
ahh are these videos allowed to be map trailers?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Nefty on October 24, 2015, 09:50:03 PM
It can be whatever sort of video you guys want to make. I'm not going to put a ton of restrictions on that. Just as long as it's no more than PG-13 rated (this will be on the homepage after all.)

ahh are these videos allowed to be map trailers?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jesse on October 24, 2015, 09:51:31 PM

Thanks Nefty and bob got it that is all i need to know.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Nefty on October 24, 2015, 09:55:26 PM
Will there be a limit on how many submissions you will accept? I know one per person, but an overall cap on videos allowed?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 10:06:39 PM
Will there be a limit on how many submissions you will accept? I know one per person, but an overall cap on videos allowed?
I don't think that'll be necessary right now. People on the forums with cap cards are fairly limited. If it's an overwhelming number of entries then I might add one for the January contest, but for this particular one, no.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: .ok on October 24, 2015, 10:17:23 PM
whats the video length limit
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 10:25:34 PM
Length is up to you.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: .ok on October 24, 2015, 10:34:05 PM
Length is up to you.
so if its a hr vid youre perfectly fine with that? :3
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 24, 2015, 10:54:27 PM
so if its a hr vid youre perfectly fine with that? :3

Yeah that's fine with me if that's what you want to do. Though I suspect it would cost you a lot of votes since most attention spans cut off around 7 or 8 minutes
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Xian-mei on October 25, 2015, 12:08:28 AM
Oh wow , I'm totally up for this  ^-^. In fact I'm actually developing this TM video I had in mind a few weeks ago, it's going to be a little different than what I usually do  :! . I haven't spoken of this video project much, only hinted at it and told one miner  ;). This is the first contest on the forums I've participated in and I hope I can get this video finished soon. There's lots of planning that goes in development especially the scripting and concept.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: BOBL19 on October 25, 2015, 12:32:34 AM
hmmmmmm, this is going to be fun, time to put me skills to the extreme  ^-^ Good luck everyone and have fun.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jared on October 25, 2015, 04:51:21 AM
Why you guys are asking questions that are already stated on the OP or common sense, I've already started thinking of a plan for my 3 hour long 160p video! May the best individual win.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Dauntless395 on October 25, 2015, 10:52:07 AM
Can we nominate other people's videos and PM to you, assuming they haven't already submitted a video themselves?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: King Goliath on October 25, 2015, 10:59:45 AM
Why you guys are asking questions that are already stated on the OP or common sense, I've already started thinking of a plan for my 3 hour long 160p video! May the best individual win.
my video is gonna be 5 hours long & recorded with a flip phone, im obviously gonna win so everyone just stop  8)
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Xian-mei on October 25, 2015, 11:54:49 AM
my video is gonna be 5 hours long & recorded with a flip phone, im obviously gonna win so everyone just stop  8)
Pfft my video is gonna be packed with action, Michael Bay explosions, generic actors, and potatoes. Plus all of this is gonna be captured with my trusty toaster , recording at a breath taking 50p 20 fps. I think we all know who the real winner is going to be.... so bow down to dah queen Xian  8)
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: King Goliath on October 25, 2015, 12:05:51 PM
Pfft my video is gonna be packed with action, Michael Bay explosions, generic actors, and potatoes. Plus all of this is gonna be captured with my trusty toaster , recording at a breath taking 50p 20 fps. I think we all know who the real winner is going to be.... so bow down to dah queen Xian  8)
man thats op i give up :8
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Empire on October 25, 2015, 05:20:04 PM
Definatly gonna take part but which i shall i choose....
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Lord Leo on October 26, 2015, 05:52:44 AM
Hmm im going to put my recording to the limits! But good luck everybody!  hmmm what should i do… got an idea!
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on October 26, 2015, 07:19:09 AM
Can we nominate other people's videos and PM to you, assuming they haven't already submitted a video themselves?
I'd prefer to just have people submit videos they made. I don't want there to be any possible confusion when handing out the award
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Gazebomancer on November 06, 2015, 10:03:58 PM
Ah heck, I might toss my hat in.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: MrMarooca on November 09, 2015, 01:04:04 PM
Why you guys are asking questions that are already stated on the OP or common sense, I've already started thinking of a plan for my 3 hour long 160p video! May the best individual win.
Don forget to record the video in 24fps (or less) for that cinematic feel.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on November 18, 2015, 12:22:32 AM
One week left to get your entries in. I've only gotten 3 so far.

If all I wind up with when I put this up for voting is 3 entries, don't expect to see this contest again next month.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jesse on November 18, 2015, 12:50:14 AM
One week left to get your entries in. I've only gotten 3 so far.

If all I wind up with when I put this up for voting is 3 entries, don't expect to see this contest again next month.
I never entered yet got to find my best work.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Lord Leo on November 18, 2015, 08:15:53 AM
One week left to get your entries in. I've only gotten 3 so far.

If all I wind up with when I put this up for voting is 3 entries, don't expect to see this contest again next month.
Do it next month yes i do and did you get mine?
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Xian-mei on November 19, 2015, 05:46:23 PM
One week left to get your entries in. I've only gotten 3 so far.

If all I wind up with when I put this up for voting is 3 entries, don't expect to see this contest again next month.
I don't know if I can hit the deadline  O_O so the submissions end around Nov 31 ?? I plan on using this upcoming weekend as an intense work day for me if there's still enough time.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Jesse on November 19, 2015, 06:30:37 PM
I don't know if I can hit the deadline  O_O so the submissions end around Nov 31 ?? I plan on using this upcoming weekend as an intense work day for me if there's still enough time.
The 31st don't exist. But the 30th is two weeks monday.
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on November 20, 2015, 01:05:56 AM
I don't know if I can hit the deadline  O_O so the submissions end around Nov 31 ?? I plan on using this upcoming weekend as an intense work day for me if there's still enough time.
I'll stop accepting submissions this coming Wednesday, and put up the voting thread
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Empire on November 20, 2015, 12:34:53 PM
Could you add a list of who has submitted so far please. Just there names. Also I would like to know if mine is there
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: bob on November 20, 2015, 07:17:31 PM
Could you add a list of who has submitted so far please. Just there names. Also I would like to know if mine is there

Circlecat
Empire
TotalMinerDude
Nefty
Mysterio
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Lord Leo on November 20, 2015, 09:16:42 PM
Circlecat
Empire
TotalMinerDude
Nefty
Mysterio
yeah!
Title: Re: Featured video contest
Post by: Xian-mei on November 22, 2015, 02:30:46 PM
I'll stop accepting submissions this coming Wednesday, and put up the voting thread
Oh okay, and since my world filming sets aren't loading up due to the data bug  /-: I'm just gonna use a clip that I have and make a short teaser video. I couldn't record much of the awesome content cause' I was more focused on getting the studio sets finished first before I start filming/editing. Once the bug gets patched I'll work on producing the full intentional trailer  ::). I'll pm you the teaser clip later today once I'm done editing.