|An early logo used by David West|
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2003 - 2008
David West is a member of the brickfilming community. He is best known for being the first host of the Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest, which he ran the first four installments of and which still runs to this day. He was also the co-ordinator of the BrickFest 2006 Montage and a major contributor to the first successful community project Cleaning Time, collaborating on writing and animating multiple scenes.
|2003||Duel of the Bums|
|2004||Speeding Demon||10 Brick Contest entry|
|2005||AnimatorDV Ad||AnimatorDV Commercial Contest second place winner|
|2005||Cleaning Time||Community project co-ordinated by Doug James and Joshua Leasure and directed by Tom Dean|
|2006||BrickFest 2006 Montage||Community project co-ordinated by David West|
Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest Edit
Main article: Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest
The Twenty-four Hour Animation Contest emerged from a January 2005 discussion on Brickfilms.com of a one-day brickfilm contest idea by Stephen Nolen, which itself was based on a one-hour competition idea by Robinson Wood. West spoke of having had a similar idea in the past, and volunteered to host as Robinson Wood wished to enter it himself (which, ultimately, he did not until THAC 2 the next year).
The first THAC took place in August 2005, and it became an annual occurance. THAC 2 and 3 took place in summer 2006 and 2007, but as David West would be joining the army in 2008 and due to demand, he decided to host a second THAC in 2007, with THAC 4 taking place over the winter break. This would be West's last time hosting THAC and also the last THAC to take place on Brickfilms.com.
When in March 2008 the brickfilming community moved to the site that would become Bricks in Motion, Scott "Uncle_Cheesedog" Loeppky wished for a THAC on the new site, and, with the blessing of David West, continued on the THAC name with THAC 5. THAC changed hands a number of times since and, beginning with THAC 7, the contest has been held officially by Bricks in Motion, with the current host being Nathan Wells. THAC has gone on to become the biggest contest on the site, with the most entries to a single THAC being 78.
Other hosting Edit
Other than THAC, David West also hosted the trailer competitions for the Heroes and Villains Contest in March 2005 and for the Fame, Infamy and Glory Contest in May 2006. He also organised the BrickFest 2006 Montage.