|Heroes and Villains Contest|
|The contest logo, designed by Zach Stanley|
|Start Date||March 1, 2005|
|End Date||June 13, 2005|
The Heroes and Villains Contest was a brickfilming contest hosted by Joshua Leasure in 2005. It was the sixth official Brickfilms.com contest and the second hosted in conjunction with BrickFest. It was preceded by the High Adventure Theatre Contest and followed by the Fame, Infamy and Glory Contest, though a "mini-contest", the Ten Lines Contest, was hosted by Leasure in the interim.
The contest was announced on the Brickfilms.com forums on March 1, 2005. The deadline was June 13, 2005. Entries were required to be encoded in Realmedia format at no more than 3MB per minute. The maximum time limit began at 8 minutes and was later extended to 10 minutes. There was no minimum time limit. The contest received 17 entries.
When entries were screened at BrickFest, issues arose over some of the content in the films, particularly first place winner Frankenstein. Parents with young children were in the audience expecting cartoony films, and were shocked by its horror and violence. However, it was also mentioned that Frankenstein received some very enthusiastic applause from select audience members.
"Frankenstein was, well, not well received. I showed it first to a crowd of about fifty people. The crowd was, for the most part, silent. There were audible gasps during the knife part. As the film progressed, children became visibly upset, as did their parents. One lady removed her teary-eyed daughter from the room. I had not anticipated so many young children in the audience and I was getting a little nervous. Sure enough, at about the 5th film Christina (the BrickFest coordinator) came to me and told me there had been complaints "about some of the subject material in the films." I apologized and promised to skip any of the films with questionable subject matter on subsequent showings."
- Joshua Leasure
As with the High Adventure Theatre Contest the previous year, a DVD of all Heroes and Villains Contest entries was compiled and sold on Brickfilms.com. Also included on the DVD were the Brickfilms.com community project Cleaning Time: The Janitorial Contingency and a late HaV film by Chris Boyer and Brian Bridges, Attack of the Evil Robotic Turkey from Outer Space.
List of all entries:
|Blambo Part II||Logan Dwight and Ian Hirschfeld|
|Damsel in Distress?||Curt Werline|
|Don't Bug Me||Stephen Nolen|
|The Dragon||Stefan van Zwam|
|Flux & Strength-Man!||Robinson Wood and Toph Beach|
|GRREENERED||Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen|
|The Job||Cornelius Koch and Theodor Becker|
|Moms: Everyday Heroes||Curtis "Yo-Blob" Mutter|
|Monkey Removal Man||"Hoogiman"|
|Operation: Save Brickfilms||Aaron Leming|
|The Search for the Sound||Marc "GopedGuy"/"Exile Studios" Pierson|
|Special Deliverance||Leftfield Studios|
|Super Pat||"BRICK MAN"|
Judging and prizesEdit
The nine top entries were nominated for the final judging by a select committee. The ranking of these nine films was then open for voting by all Patrons 24fps and above. The final placing, in addition to the winner of the Trailer Competition, was announced in the Brickfilms.com chat room on July 30, 2005. The Heroes and Villains Contest was the final contest to feature the Sisters' Awards. The awards were for Most Heroic Hero and Most Villainous Villain.
The prize pool format introduced for the High Adventure Theatre Contest was retained for the Heroes and Villains Contest. The prize pool when first announced consisted of a copy of Stop Motion Pro, $50 store credit for the Bricklink seller Active Builders and an AKG D60S microphone. This pool was later changed. The final prize pool consisted of a copy of Stop Motion Pro, a copy of Sony Vegas 5.0 and a Behringer UB1002 mixer.
Unlike the previous year, there was no Viewers' Choice vote at BrickFest, though Leasure mentioned that audience response indicated that if there had been a vote, the most likely winner would either have been Blambo Part II or Damsel in Distress?.
|2.||Special Deliverance||Leftfield Studios|
|3.||Don't Bug Me||Stephen Nolen and Austin Nolen|
|4.||The Dragon||Stefan van Zwam|
|6.||The Job||Cornelius Koch and Theodor Becker|
|7.||Damsel in Distress?||Curt Werline|
|8.||Flux & Strength-Man!||Robinson Wood and Toph Beach|
|9.||Blambo Part II||Logan Dwight and Ian Hirschfeld|
The Sisters' AwardsEdit
The results of the Sisters' Awards are not currently known, and it is assumed that they were never actually announced.
In addition to the main contest, a competition was held by David West where participants could make a trailer for their film. The prize was a free Heroes and Villains Contest DVD and judging was held through a poll on the patrons' forum. The trailer competition received seven entries and was won by Brendan Henry.
List of trailer competition entries:
|Bounty Trailer||Brendan Henry|
|Don't Bug Me Trailer||Stephen Nolen|
|The Dragon Trailer||Stefan van Zwam|
|Flux & Strength-Man! Trailer||Robinson Wood and Toph Beach|
|GRREENERED Trailer||Viljami Teekkinen and Ilmari Teekkinen|
|Jay Trailer||Daniel Holmes|
|The Search for the Sound Trailer||Marc "GopedGuy"/"Exile Studios" Pierson|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Event page for the Heroes and Villains Contest
- ↑ Ten Lines Contest thread
- ↑ Announcement thread for the contest
- ↑ List of HAV entries
- ↑ Brickfilms.com DVD merch section archive
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Results of the contest and the trailer competition
- ↑ Forum thread about the results chat
- ↑ Event page for the contest at a later date.
- ↑ Robinson Wood suggests that the Sisters' Awards winners were not announced
- ↑ Forum thread for the trailer competition