Stepping back into the bosses shoes again after a break, moving house and such. Also spending some time researching a new machine and getting my business up and running. Thanks to Bruce/Bif for taking over while I took my break... without him I wouldn't be running this contest as it is now.
Now that you know I'm back, lets get into it.
I've been running this contest for about 3 months, taking over after Huey handed in the reigns. I myself have been trying to think up ways to improve the entries, and the amount of them coming in to this contest, with nothing changing at all. Only one or two contests have more than 2 entries... and it's disappointing.
I don't want to see this contest die, and I'm sure some of those regular entrants (Timbit comes to mind) don't want to see it die either. WE NEED MORE ENTRIES. Because, I'm getting sick of running contests only to see one entry. If I see another contest with only one entry... I'll be forced to close the contest. I have no time to run a contest for only two or three people. I will be willing to dedicate my time, on the other hand, if these entries improve in quantity and quality. I've made changes to this contest to try and help those who were unable to enter due to the previous "rules"... and I'm yet to see these people actually enter. You got your three weeks, take them and use them!
A little piece of advice to those of you who are film makers, or want to be. YOU NEED TO LEARN TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE. Time limits are one of those limits. Procrastinating doesn't create, so rather than tell us all "the rules don't fit me", why not try fitting the rules?
To those of you who enter this contest as regularly as possible... PLEASE HELP ME BY DOING YOUR PART to advertise our contest. We're only small, we offer no prizes... but we encourage people to create by giving them ideas and letting them run with it. HELP US GET THIS CONTEST OUT THERE. If you love this contest as much as I do, you'll help us out!
ONTO THE CONTEST
THIS CONTESTS THEME IS: Re-Enactment
You have a favourite scene from a movie, right? If you're a movie buff, of course you do. Anything from the "You want the truth..." line in 'A Few Good Men', to "I'll be back" from the Terminator films.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to take your favourite scene from any film of your choosing, and re-create it in any way you see fit. You can take that scene, film it word for word and shot for shot.. or you can improve on it with your own ideas.
THERE IS A TWIST! You must include THESE ITEMS: (1) Cigarette, lit., and (1) ACE OF SPADES. "But they have nothing to do with my scene!"... so what? Shirking challenges isn't what this contest is all about!
I WANNA SEE QUALITY guys! Quality audio, quality lighting! Let's ramp this contest up a little!
YOU HAVE THREE WEEKS TO COMPLETE YOUR MISSION. Your debrief will commence on the 18th of April, 2011 at 12am UTC. That's a Monday, for some of you Countdown To Contest deadline!