Hey there! Thanks for fixing some things on the Brickfilming is Just Awesome page. I have a question though, why did you change the picture to a smaller version? I realize that the image I uploaded had small black bars on the top and bottom of the frame, but that is the way the film was made (I downloaded it from YouTube and took a frame out of it). Your image is much smaller. I'm not opposed to removing the bars, but maybe you should have uploaded over my image instead of having a dumplicate.
This is an interesting point. Previously we have removed black bars but if the film is made that way then maybe they could be kept. As for the size, I just downloaded your image and cropped the bars and as far as I can tell it is almost the exact same size and not much smaller.
Ah, I see. Must have been due to saving it from the image viewer. On that note though, I think Boats has mentioned very large images slowing down pages so I wouldn't say it's imperitave to use the biggest possible resolution, especially since they appear small enough infobox.
Sillypenta wrote: Ah, I see. Must have been due to saving it from the image viewer. On that note though, I think Boats has mentioned very large images slowing down pages so I wouldn't say it's imperitave to use the biggest possible resolution, especially since they appear small enough infobox.
I'm afraid that boats is incorrect. Wiki uses a dynamic thumbnail system, which, like the name implies, creates smaller versions (or thumbnails) of every image when the full size is not needed. That is how you downloaded a smaller version of the image. You downloaded a thumbnail.
Here's an example of a thumbnail:
As you can see when opening it, it's a 212x119 image, instead of the original 1280x720 image. It's actually a separate image. So the user will only have to download the small image on the specific wiki page instead of the entire image (unless they click on it and open the raw file) It doesn't matter what image size you upload, if Wikia says it's too big, don't upload it, but always try to upload the best version of the image you can. For another example of thumbnails, Rockydude uploaded a small version of the Bricks in Motion logo (taken from the other/older brickfilming wiki) and put it on the Bricks in Motion page. I replaced that with an image that was much larger and clearer.
Sorry, that got a little long, but I guess you get the point. ;)
Hi Sillypenta! I noticed you had flagged my page for Notability. Bummer! I just wanted to bring up some things that make me notable.
My BrickFilm's have been in 9 film festivals worldwide. They've also won 6 awards. Addition to the festivals and awards, they've also won on a few BrickFilms.com contests hosted by users.
My BrickFilm Life Of Savings was the first BrickFilm to win the Light's, Camera, Save! national competition. Earning me $5,250 and a paid trip.
I feel as if I'm notable enough to have my page stay. Do I have thousands of views and subscribers? No. I'm busy in film festivals, letting the world see my films and don't worry about views. Thank you.
Shouldn't be some guidlines on what qualifiels as a feature length brickfilm; like the length of the brickfilm must be more than 3o minutes long to qualify this criteria. Or something similair. I was just curious.
Sillypenta wrote: This is a good idea. I will add guidelines to the page. Previously, I have used the usual standard for a real film to be considered feature length, which is 40 minutes or longer.
Should complications of brickfilms be allowed on the list. For example that some one made a 12 episode brickfilm series and combine it into one film. Is that allowed to appear on the list if it made the 40 minute mark?
I think it should not count if it is a series of individual films that has been combined later. However, it should count if it is one single film that is split up and released in parts, such as the ones by Andrew Bermudez on the list. These would have been uploaded when YouTube only let you put up 10 mins at a time. I think some things could be considered exceptions. I put LSW Project on the list which was released in parts, but the parts were unfinished and more like previews for what was intended to be one single film that was never finished.
To be perfectly honest, it basically comes down to me just knowing. It would be impossible to lay out a formal set of criteria that must be met. Some things mean automatically deserving a page, such as winning a major contest or award (i.e. BFG awards Best Film). Other than that, it just comes down to a judgement call based on a film's influence or standing within a community, or something.
So, I've read the Dynamic Duos page, and understand what criteria a brickfilm must meet to be considered a 'dynamic duo' film, and I put The Cleaners and Weed Cops in the Dynamic Duos category, seeing as both films center around two protagonists. But my edits on both have been reverted, and I've redone the edits, and I just wanted your opinion. Thanks
Most of those are reasons as to why it is not. Wikipedia defines it as "A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film with a cult following, obscure or unpopular with mainstream audiences, and often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed." A brickfilm that is an extremely well known all-time classic as recognized by all people cannot be a cult brickfilm. It can't be a cult classic if it is a regular classic.
Hey Silleypenta, I wanted to ask a questiom. I am familiar with the policies about making pages for one's own films, and I also know that the main reason people passed the policy was out of fear that after one made pages for their films, they would leave the wiki and not come back. Well, I have been a faithful editor of this wiki for 2 years now, and I was wondering if I could have your permission to make some pages about some of my films, seeing as I edit this wiki pretty regularly, and I could also use some of the exposure. I will still stick around and edit other pages if I am allowed to make pages for my own films, and I won't leave, at least not for a while. Anyway, I know you're the admin, and I know you've made pages for your films, but I know that you are a pretty notable brickfilmer, and I am not as notable. Anyway, I just wanted to ask if it would be ok for me to make pages about some of my films. Thanks, and have a great day.