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Isaac_Brody
12-23-2008, 01:34 PM
Top Ten:

1. David Jerome - Ten Tumbles and a Boom.
2. Preston - Solstice
3. Jamiejay - Valor
4. CallaghanFilms - Wooden Kimono
5. Chris_Keaton - Lovecraft
6. Alex Whitmer - Another Man's Dame
7. themighyshrub - Don't Say I Didn't Warn You
8. Noel Evans - Candy
9. Farnsworth - Trigger Finger
10. Nektonic - The Man From Tomorrow.

Well done to you all. :beer:

For those who want to know you placed PM me personally and I'll send you your ranking.

seansshack
12-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Well done guys and gals.

david jerome
12-23-2008, 01:50 PM
shi*. I didn't expect that. I was hoping I would do better than my second to last placement on scriptfest II. shi*. Sweet. shi*.

Congrats everyone.

Brandon Rice
12-23-2008, 02:18 PM
Congrats to everyone...

ghalied
12-23-2008, 02:36 PM
Congratulations to all. Well deserved!

jamiejay
12-23-2008, 02:37 PM
wow. i'm extremely humbled to be in this group of talented writers. what a good top 10. this was a terrific experience even without coming in third... but it feels good that so many people liked my work! thank you to everyone who voted and who gave me helpful feedback! you guys rock!

david and preston, you both deserve it. i know you were my personal favorites!

i also really loved fun palace and ned three n's... thoroughly entertaining. great work to everyone who entered and i already can't wait for the next fest! :)

Captain Pierce
12-23-2008, 02:56 PM
Congrats to all. RL hasn't allowed me time to participate or vote on this one yet, but I hope to at least get around to reading them soonish... :)

Mike Manning
12-23-2008, 03:18 PM
Congrats everyone!

lawriejaffa
12-23-2008, 03:18 PM
*waves hat* hurrah hurrah everybody!! ;)

Nektonic
12-23-2008, 03:22 PM
Congrats to everyone. :thumbup:

I still say we all won because everybody did a killer job with the theme of pulp / noir. To all the others who placed in the top 10 and to the top 3 winners, I bow to your excellence. :beer:

Holy biscuits and gravy!!!!!!!!!! I can't even fathom right now that I made the Top 10.

Mere words can not describe it... so I would like to express my excitement with a short clip from Scanners. Warning, it's a little messy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA

And Captain Pierce, your new Christmas avatar is hilarious and scary at the same time. I love it.

ConspiracyPenguin
12-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Congratulations, everyone. I know I kind of stayed in the shadows for this one. I had always planned on entering but I got so busy I just decided to sit it out.

But I will be back next time. :)

DarkElastic
12-23-2008, 03:44 PM
Congrats.

preston
12-23-2008, 04:08 PM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/shocked033.gif wow, i'm speechless. congrats to all...

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/shocked016.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Russell Moore
12-23-2008, 04:28 PM
Big congratulations to David, Preston and jamiejay on getting top three, well done!

Congratz to everyone that entered, there were a lot of good scripts and the most solid scriptfest from top to bottom that we've had yet.

pauly_the_hitman
12-23-2008, 05:16 PM
Well done guys. Congratulations all around.
Pauly

Horncastle
12-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Congratulations to the winner and the top ten. Good scripts every one of them.
Jason

Chris_Keaton
12-23-2008, 07:50 PM
Congrats! Everyone, great job!

Now all we need to do is get these filmed. :)

Farnsworth
12-23-2008, 08:00 PM
Congrats to everyone! I am immensely proud to be included!

nitramlehcar
12-23-2008, 09:05 PM
Excellent job, guys! Congrats!

Noel Evans
12-23-2008, 09:27 PM
Congratz to everyone that entered, there were a lot of good scripts and the most solid scriptfest from top to bottom that we've had yet.

Yeah wow. This was a great fest. Full of good spirit and great work all round. And for us local folk (thats ALL the people that entered this fest), and I say this sincerely, I think we would be extremely competitive had this "PULP" fest been held anywhere in the world.

alex whitmer
12-24-2008, 02:53 AM
Spectacular show guys!

Just goes to show you that peeing on lizards will win every time! Wait, this is the first time I've seen it. A most entertaining script - and title!!

Certainly a memorable fest.

aw

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DarkElastic
12-24-2008, 06:47 AM
I won't be getting involved in another script fest in the future, put it that way... I came 25th - thanks for the votes guys!

lawriejaffa
12-24-2008, 06:57 AM
Yah mate definately don't take it too personal - mine didnt tear the rafters of rankings either but thing is - these are just opinions of peers - many of which may never have envisioned the film as you intended, and many who for reasons of taste would never share the same perspective of you on your or anyone elses film anyway.

I think its clear that scripts based more towards 'entertainment' within pulp, than say 'drama' came up trumps, and another day it could be the opposite.

My rankings and everyones rankings would have been different to the official ones here (unless their was a striking coincidence for someone) so in a way share the thought that not everybody would have the same order as those voted for. Its not like a kind of final statement!

For your script i wouldn't have rated that 25 at all - for me the kind of trendy/pulpy one liner / cheese/genre stuff is less palatable than more noir hard boiled detective/vintage type stuff. Others might have loved that and read ones with infancide and thought u know what 'i prefer something less horrific' fiiiine lol! haha

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=156837

You are also an artist (everyone here is) and that art is subjective, there will be works under/appreciated and over/appreciated with every contest. I suggest posting here and TELLING THE WORLD why your script is better than rank 25! Im sure you'll find some like me that would agree, and you'll feel better.

Vent it there!

jamiejay
12-24-2008, 08:02 AM
darkelastic- the winner this time came in second-to-last in the last fest... so you never know. lawrie is correct... we all have different tastes and the voting is subjective. i hope you do enter again.

david jerome
12-24-2008, 09:23 AM
I don't blame you for feeling bummed darkelastic. I was 38 out of 39 last scriptfest and was pretty bummed. I still like the script I wrote last time but I can see better now why it didn't do so well. But that doesn't matter to me personally. I wrote what I liked. I did learn a hell of a lot being involved last time and that's why I entered again. I certainly don't care about being mainstream but I do want to get better at the craft. For me personally, I rarely see winners of a voting contest that I agree with. And unless your taste is mainstream you probably won't. Except for Kelly Clarkson, I can't argue with that. Anyway, I hope you enter next time. And remember, the winners didn't really win anything.

krestofre
12-24-2008, 09:56 AM
Congrats to the winners!

I'll add my voice to say that I hope these fests are never a discouragement to any writer. I said before that this was overall the strongest scriptfest and I still believe it. I hope to see everyone back next Fest.

GrizzlyGuy
12-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Congratulations to everyone! I learned a ton about screenwriting from reading the scripts entered, and they were all good, fun reads. :beer: :beer:

themightyshrub
12-24-2008, 01:51 PM
Well done everyone! I honestly mean it when I say that I don't think anybody deserved to come last in this fest - it's really just an unfortunate statistical fact that some people have to come further down the table. I'm sure if you look at the actual scorings out of ten, there's probably very very little between the top few and the bottom few, the strength of the competition this time was so amazing!

Just a quick mention - thanks to Alex Whitmer. I've learnt so much from this fest, so thanks for telling me about it and pursuading me to enter!

Nektonic
12-24-2008, 07:03 PM
I won't be getting involved in another script fest in the future, put it that way... I came 25th - thanks for the votes guys!

Whoa, I'm shocked yours didn't do better. Seriously, I enjoyed yours quite a bit overall.

While I can understand being bummed about it, I wouldn't get too worried. I mean these votes are only about 24 other people in the entire world population (which was +6 billion last time I checked). It's not like you made a film that opened worldwide and tanked.

DarkElastic
12-25-2008, 01:48 AM
Whoa, I'm shocked yours didn't do better. Seriously, I enjoyed yours quite a bit overall.

While I can understand being bummed about it, I wouldn't get too worried. I mean these votes are only about 24 other people in the entire world population (which was +6 billion last time I checked). It's not like you made a film that opened worldwide and tanked.

Thanks for the kind words nektonic...
I totally agree, in the large scheme of things this result is nothing... I am more concerned about the friendly voting rather than the desered votes! I was hoping this filmmaking Forum was different from others!

lawriejaffa
12-25-2008, 07:08 AM
Well maybe thats something that needs to be addressed - either by getting rid of anonymous voting - that would hold people more accountable (i mean we're not voting for a government so why is anonymous voting needed?! If its all tallied at the same time then it couldnt affect changes onto peoples voting.)

Less effective - would be for scripts to be posted with anonymous authorship!

preston
12-25-2008, 08:34 AM
hey, this thread reminded me of Larry's post (http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showpost.php?p=1382935&postcount=31) during scriptfest II.

Captain Pierce
12-25-2008, 08:56 AM
Yes, the post by Larry R that preston linked is well worth a read at this point.


Well maybe thats something that needs to be addressed - either by getting rid of anonymous voting - that would hold people more accountable (i mean we're not voting for a government so why is anonymous voting needed?! If its all tallied at the same time then it couldnt affect changes onto peoples voting.)

You have to log in with your DVX User username to vote--how is this anonymous voting by you? :) To quote the relevant part of Larry's post:


and then, if necessary, check each vote given by each individual voter.

There's nothing anonymous about it.

lawriejaffa
12-25-2008, 08:58 AM
Well i mean its anonymous if you don't know who votes what rating for who - i think f that was put up - and people knew it would be, then folk would be more conscious about being reasonable, more proportional etc

Chris_Keaton
12-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Thanks for the kind words nektonic...
I totally agree, in the large scheme of things this result is nothing... I am more concerned about the friendly voting rather than the desered votes! I was hoping this filmmaking Forum was different from others!


Hey, someone will always end on the bottom. And to be completely honest your screenplay was the bottom on my voting list. Not for any other reason than not being better than any of the other screenplays in my mind.

Isaac_Brody
12-25-2008, 10:54 AM
Alright, well I've read just about enough of this.

Merry Christmas.