I’m thinking of making a community film. Lots of people submit little shorts, others vote for them, and they’ll be assembled into one feature film. What would it be about? Nothing! (Note: I also have this idea called “Blender: The Musical,” but I’m going to try this first.)
What does this have to do with a contest? Simple: People make a short film, submit it, and we vote! The highest will be near the end, and the others will be scattered randomly!
- If we release this theatrically, we’d be aiming for PG-13 in the US. Nudity and sex should be limited to brief mentions. If you have a gratuitous sex scene, then hopefully we’ll have editing software. On blood and language: Don’t make it gratuitous. Don’t go towards “Pulp Fiction.”
- Your short must be between 2 minutes and 8 minutes.
- As long as the subject matter is appropriate for PG-13, the short can be about anything.
- Keep the models, no matter how weird or bad they look. We’ll need them if this is going to be one huge film. (Hey, there’d have to be a little sense in it!) Why? Linking shorts together. It helps if you don’t have to rebuild the models.
- Pre-made models can be used. Models you found on the Internet can be used as long as the artist doesn’t mind.
- Use Blender as much as possible. Textures can be made out of Blender, but that’s the closest you can come to leaving Blender.
- Teamwork is allowed. Just so long as 17,576 people aren’t working on one short.
- Center your short on story, not visuals. Your short shouldn’t be a portfolio, it should be a short. There doesn’t need to be a real plot, but try to be close to one.
- The looks of the film don’t matter. They can be non-realistic, semi-realistic, or photo-realistic. Preferably, go for semi-real.
- You can make up to 3 shorts. Don’t make them the same thing, though.
- Not sure how long it would take. Probably 8 months.
- The genres can range from fantasy to comedy to Western. I don’t care, really. Just do what you like (just not Adult).
- Have fun.
Of course, I don’t have a good website, so I’d probably not be the one to host it. Hmm…
If the moderators want to do this, that’d be fine.