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Jason Ramsey
04-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Rules to come...

Zim
04-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Sounds good. Thanks Jason

MSpencer
04-07-2011, 11:21 AM
OHHHH.. This seems like it'll be fun.

ASchear
04-07-2011, 12:20 PM
I've been waiting for this for a week now! I think I'm finally ready to enter one of these...

Matt Harris
04-07-2011, 03:16 PM
Coolest fest idea ever. I'm in.
Although it'll be hard to top Hanz Gruber, Agent Smith and Darth Vader.

RodThompson
04-07-2011, 03:22 PM
I don't give a shit if I have to film it on the $200 dollar handy cam (HV20 shit the bed), I'm in!

Matt Harris
04-07-2011, 03:24 PM
HV20 R.I.P - Great camera. I still use my HV30 for certain shoots.

Mobie540
04-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Agreed or Hannibal Lector, the Terminator and actually I liked Gary Oldman in Book of Eli and The Professional.

Matt Harris
04-07-2011, 05:58 PM
Gary Oldman's a great bad guy. I like when serious actor's play bad guys. Here's a few roles i like: Denzel in Training Day, Phillip Seymore Hoffman in Mission Impossible 3, Robin Williams in One Hour Photo/Insomnia, Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs Of New York/There Will Be Blood.

Barry_Green
04-07-2011, 06:06 PM
Guys, keep in mind that the strength of a story is usually directly relatable to the strength of your villain. There have been lots of films about villains as the protagonist, such as "Fallen" or "Despicable Me" or "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog". The rules haven't come out yet, so I don't know if the requirement will be that the villain must be your protagonist, but while we're spitballin' -- I'm not concerned about whether or not the villain is your protagonist, only that the villain is a strong character. He shouldn't be some two-dimensional "evil" guy, he should be as fully fleshed out as the protagonist is. Put it this way -- you should be able to tell your story from either character's perspective. Your villain should be just as motivated, just as challenged, and just as devoted to his/her goal, as your hero is to his or hers. Look at Silence of the Lambs -- there were two villains in there, and one of them was a serial killer, but it wasn't just some nameless/faceless scary guy, they actually took the time to let you understand what Buffalo Bill's motivation was, and follow his progress towards his goal.

Flesh out your villain. Make him (or her) real. Make them believable. Make us understand why they want what they want, and show them trying to achieve it. Have fun with it -- they could be a comic villain, or a dastardly villain, or a serious villain... there's so many ways to go with this. You might even want to explore making them an unwitting villain (like Arthur Dent was for Agrajax). They could be a comic-book supervillain, an evil mastermind, or a struggling entrepreneur who's just trying to get his cocain business off the ground.

There's a lot of fertile ground here, let your imagination run with it, then go make a great film and blow us away!

ASchear
04-07-2011, 06:14 PM
From the suggestion thread, if that's where villainfest was pulled from; it looks like the villain will be the protagonist.

AJ Brooks
04-07-2011, 08:01 PM
I'm in.

ZazaCast
04-07-2011, 08:10 PM
Oh... good one! Very good one.....hummmmm

stinkpot
04-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Required element = handlebar mustache.

Hawk Teflon
04-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Required element = handlebar mustache.

I think that's a given ... also required: Damsel tied up on train tracks.

Mister Stocks
04-08-2011, 05:24 AM
Every time I tell myself, THIS is the DVXfest that I will enter and I never do, but this sounds too cool for me not to try. At least try harder than I have before.

Zoidoid
04-08-2011, 10:33 AM
This is very, very cool news!

Zak Forsman
04-08-2011, 12:57 PM
rules have been posted. and funny enough, we had the same thought. one of the required elements is in fact... a mustache. also, your villain DOES NOT HAVE to be your protagonist, but they certainly can be.

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?245192-VILLAIN-FEST-Official-Rules-and-Guidelines

David Jimerson
04-08-2011, 05:55 PM
http://www.imdb.com/media/index/rg2775161344

namelok
04-09-2011, 02:41 AM
damn required elements :)
I have a short that I'm having trouble finishing and it matches the theme perfectly, but doesn't have any of the required elements...
I'll need to squeeze one in somehow! @#$%$#

Hawk Teflon
04-09-2011, 07:50 AM
I think this is discrimination against all those who can't grow mustaches ... like me.

Mobie540
04-09-2011, 11:07 AM
I forgot to mention the ultimate bad@ss, Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men.

AJ Brooks
04-09-2011, 05:21 PM
I forgot to mention the ultimate bad@ss, Anton Chigurh - No Country for Old Men.

Heath Ledger's Joker and Anton Chigurh are my favorite villains.

Matthew B
04-10-2011, 03:56 AM
Mr Glass from Unbreakable is definitely up there for me. Not to mention Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest.

Mobie540
04-10-2011, 08:20 AM
Speaking of nurses, Annie Wilkes from Misery, she's awesome. 'I'm your biggest fan!'

Chris_Keaton
04-10-2011, 01:32 PM
So how many films do you all think we'll have this time?

Anthony Todaro
04-10-2011, 02:32 PM
Of all the villains we've had over the years, so many stand out, but Snidely Whiplash comes to mind every time I hear the word villain. He's the archetype in my head...

@Chris I hope a bunch, this is a GREAT theme. You have some wicked villains in your scripts. Hope to see a few up there!

Gohanto
04-10-2011, 04:21 PM
Personally, how Voldemort from the 1st Harry Potter book was portrayed was one of the best ways. Just "he who must not be named" and hearing about all the terrible things that were done when he was "alive". It was kinda a let down when they finally introduced the actual character...

John Doe from Se7en also up there for a lot of the same reasons, and Biff Tannen from BTTF, because... well it's BTTF.

Brandon Rice
04-11-2011, 07:29 AM
damn required elements :)
I have a short that I'm having trouble finishing and it matches the theme perfectly, but doesn't have any of the required elements...
I'll need to squeeze one in somehow! @#$%$#

The rules state the short has to be produced within the time frame, so if any of your short is already shot, that means it would already be DQ'd

Sorry...

Austinv
04-11-2011, 01:36 PM
I think I may have to enter this one!

abalex
04-22-2011, 12:58 AM
Well, well....this sound really good, really love this idea.....I will try to do my best and get my idea on paper and on tape....last time I entered was in '07 , spyfest....

cheers!

Matt Harris
04-22-2011, 10:53 AM
Abalex, why the long wait to enter another fest? Spyfest was my first fest, ah the memories.

Chris_Keaton
04-22-2011, 12:39 PM
He just needs a great script....hint, hint. :)

abalex
04-23-2011, 12:19 PM
a great script is all I need....hint hint....

looking at the possibilities of entering the scifi-thriller-horror genre....I still own an hvx but I want to try one of the canons, 7D, 5D or t2i..... any advice?

there will be one long running shot, long shots, and 90% will be hand held

cheers

Hawk Teflon
04-23-2011, 12:39 PM
If you have a running shot (where YOU are running with the camera), I wouldn't suggest the DSLR's. Stick with your HVX.

Heck, if I had the option, I'd shoot the entire thing on an HVX, and i have a t2i.

abalex
04-23-2011, 12:53 PM
If you have a running shot (where YOU are running with the camera), I wouldn't suggest the DSLR's. Stick with your HVX.

Heck, if I had the option, I'd shoot the entire thing on an HVX, and i have a t2i.

thanks for the advice, hvx....here we go again, buddy..