***LCC VI Rules***

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  1. ObiJuan2080 Force Ghost

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    Jan 31, 2004
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    Ok guys....here are the rules for the LCC VI. They're the same as last year's. I heard everyone's request and I think it's safe to adjust some rules even if it is for just this year;

    Lightsaber Choreography Contest VI

    1) We reserve the right to adjust, alter, add, remove, and downright screw with any rule that we choose. There is a reason for this. Circumstances change. We are not omnipotent. We cannot foresee every bump in the road. When things go bad, we have to do what's best for the contest. We will, however, do our best to keep things set in stone.

    2) The new maximum compressed file size limit is set to 45 Mb or under. Also, all files have to be QuickTime. This is a standard format that we've always used and we see no reason to deviate. However you do have a choice of either compressing it with Sorenson 3 or H.264. Whichever will help you achieve the 45 Mb or under mark.

    3) The new running times must come in under 7 minutes. Credits and opening titles, logos, etc., do not count against your time.

    4) ENTRIES MUST BE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED. We can not stress this enough. We are not flexible on this rule. This one has been around from the beginning.

    5) No single contestant extensions. If we reach the deadline and we deem that there are not enough entries received at the time, we may grant a small extension to try and accommodate as many as possible.

    6) Go nuts. Use anything you want. Weapons, costumes, and yes a story too, if you like. As long as you meet the time limit criteria, we want to see what you have. Just make sure you remember that this IS a LIGHTSABER CHOREOGRAPHY contest. Have fun, guys.

    Contest starts Friday, February 1st 2008 and the deadline for entries is Sunday, June 1st 2008. I threw in an extra month. Your entry must be in my hands before 11:59:59 PM, EST Saturday May 31 2008. That's 8:59:59 PM, PST.


    Here are some answers to possible questions;

    I will not accept .WMVs, AVIs, .DIVXs, .FLVs or any other file type that isn't .MOV.

    Yes your entry will be disqualified if I see your entry posted somewhere else before the deadline of the LCC VI.

    Yes you can add effects you couldn't get in, AFTER the deadline and host it yourself. But only AFTER the deadline.

    No there will not be a DVD this year due to poor response and lack of know-how by new comers to TF.N last year.

    Yes there will be outsiders entering the contest. I've got a few emails from people that are interested. Their entry, like last year, will be marked "Non-TF.N Member".

    Finished Entries should be delivered to my LCC email with a link to either yousend or filefront to;

    ObiJuan2080@sabercomp.com

    I will also be available on AIM for file transfer if needed.


    There you go guys. I will answer any questions you may have.
  2. SilentBat Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2006
    star 4
    Cool, so southern cali people please hit me up.
  3. PaplooTheory Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2001
    star 5
    Any Bay Area people want/need a fighter?
  4. VaporTrail Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Hmmm. Earlier than I expected.
    Deadline is the day before my birthday. Nice.


    So. Who's in?

    -Vaportrail
  5. Robi-Wan Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 11, 2006
    star 4
    We should do that list thing we did last year, where we copy the list and add our name at the bottom of it and post it.
  6. -Spiff- Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 9, 2005
    star 4
    You should put them all on youtube and Stage6. You could still make a webpage - but these days youtube is far easier for the viewer, and you're more likely to get more than 100 votes total.

    -Spiff
  7. maul2 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 2005
    star 2
    Agreed. I don't know if I'll enter. I might but i doubt it, most of my time will proabably be going to my Harry Potter film.
  8. Kaat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2004
    star 4
    I am officially in. It's my first time in a LCC, and I am eager to do this. Man, that's so great. You can definitely expect my new lightsaber burn mark method in action.
  9. ObiJuan2080 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 31, 2004
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    *sighs* this again.

    To this I say; "You're welcome to put your entry on youtube or Stage6 or anywhere else, AFTER the contest."
  10. VaporTrail Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
  11. NateCaauwe Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2005
    star 4
    *Takes up arms by Spiff's side*

    Seriously, making a channel specifically for the contest that you control, Juan, would be pretty cool and much more streamlined and easier for the viewers. You could easily make a playlist so people can just watch the entries straight through. Plus the option to keep videos private for however long you want would be valuable in my opinion. QT Downloads are sweet, but YouTube is quite a bit more convenient for a larger crowd[face_whistling]
  12. VaporTrail Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    With YouTube though, you'll get people watching this entry or that entry, and missing out on all the rest, or not caring to. Around here (I like to think) that everyone's fairly involved and take the time to watch, if not comment on all of them.

    The added viewership is somewhat appealing, but I don't mind having it done the way it has been, either. YouTube's full of jerks, anyway.

    -Vaportrail
  13. SilentBat Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2006
    star 4
    Full of jerks indeed.
  14. Evil-Henchman Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2004
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    I want to add that for once, there will be tangible prizes. I will be providing to the winners, two custom machined aluminum lightsaber hilts.

    I hope to have my shop setup soon at my new place (been unable to lift heavy stuff for a month due to torn intercostle muscles... they still hurt) so I can build them and post pics here well before June 1st.

    They will be free of course (otherwise they wouldn't be prizes) and shipping will be free as long as it is to the continental U.S. If the winners live outside the continental U.S., then normal shipping charges apply.

    I would like suggestions on whether or not they should be able to take 1 inch outside diameter blades (for Luxeon LED light up purposes) or 3/4" OD blades (think carbon fiber or aluminum tubes) as well as if the emitter should be "rotoscope friendly" or have cut-outs. If you have a suggestion on this matter, please let me know via a PM.

    If any of you would like to see my previous work, you can check it out here.

    Thank you and good luck.
  15. SilentBat Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2006
    star 4
    Very nice very nice and very fitting! Winners get more lightsabers! Hooray!
  16. QbnJedi Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 1
    Evil Henchman those my friend are some nice looking sabers. I think that would a fantastic prize for those who are entering.

    Fabian
  17. Sith-Man Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2004
    star 4
    Well I'm wanting to finaly get to enter this year. But it just depends on if my sparing partner is up for it. We've been wanting to do an entry every year, and have had choreography that we've been working on since contest 2, but never got to film, (due to no camera). So I'll talk to him, and then give an official word on it.

    Should be a few days before I get to though, but yeah.


    And thank you so much for bumping the time to 7 minutes, I've been requesting that every year. lol.

    [face_peace]
  18. VaporTrail Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 6
    Free hilts, man. That's up to you. It's mighty generous of you, too.

    Good show.

    -Vaportrail
  19. Rhys Force Ghost

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    Jun 27, 2005
    star 4
    I'd be willing to front-page the winner at rhys-works.com if anyone's interested in that. Would expose it to around a thousand hits a day or so, and at full-rez or thereabouts.
  20. sithjeff Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2005
    star 4
    Sounds good Rhys. But 1000 unique hits or just hits?
  21. Rhys Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 27, 2005
    star 4
    Unique hits baby. Last six months we tend to fluctuate between about 500 and 2000.

    I can't guarentee everyone will click on it, of course. Would be prepared to do append/prepend the video with something from the creator if required, voiceover, website link, introduction, whatever.
  22. Kaat Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2004
    star 4
    Mighty generous from both of you. Now I'm really glad that I decided to enter this. =D= =D=
  23. Sith-Man Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2004
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    Yesh, I agree completely.

    But one question about the hilts. By Custom, do you mean, of the winners design? Or do you just mean, that they'll be your designs, that aren't like any other sabers? Because sabers of the winners design would be awsome.

    And I vote them to be stunt blade friendly, but with a cap for when the blades are out. (as in, a cap that will fill in the hole, and make it look like a solid show prop for wearing at conventions and whatnot.)

    =D=
  24. Evil-Henchman Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 17, 2004
    star 4
    They will be of my design. I want to make them before the contest submission deadline. I'm also not fond of making other people's designs (too time consuming and too easy to mess up). Sorry about that.

    Actually the only hilts to not have holes in the emitters were the prequel hilts (except for Anakin's in Episode III). The OT had holes in the emitters and in my opinion it looks better that way (I love the look of the Graphlex saber). Even though lightsabers are fictional and bogus in every way, I still like to think that the energy from the blade/crystal needs to emit from something with a hole on top rather than a smooth, solid surface. Also it's more work for something that I'm not seeing a return on.
  25. Whiteley79 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 2006
    star 3
    I'm defintely in. Good to hear about the extended production time, run time, and file size. I also agree that Making a youtube channel would be good to get viewers and perhaps people who are intrested in future contest. It could be fun to have 2 seperate polls. TFN members can choose the overall winner, and youtube viewers can pick a 'youtube favorite'. Just some ideas.

    But either way, Im so in for this.
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