I understand that a dvxfest short must be shot within the allotted time frame.
Does this also include any VFX or CGI related work?
For example, could I create a CGI character now and integrate that into footage that has been previously shot into a short for a given entry into next years dvxfest?
//My guess is VFX shots or CG shots could be considered as stock footage so it wouldn't mattter as long as the short in general was shot withinin the given timeframe. That's assuming that using stock footage is okay and using CG assests that were created before hand are okay. I'm not trying to be too hypothetical here since at some point a series of previously animated scenes could eventually make up a short which would be an obvious violation.
I'm just talking about developing a character based on a script that will both have been created before a given dvxfest announcement.
If it were already animated and provided as stock footage then..?
Maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing. I was wondering though. I guess a couple shots would be fine then?
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07-21-2010 07:31 PM
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07-21-2010 11:23 PM
Given that many feature films often use stock objects in parts of their CG either completely or after some modification, I dont think they could exclude this without appearing to be just anti-CG.
If would be like saying that you cant make a film with any script that was written before the start date of the festival, and we know they dont mind the use of existing scripts or stock footage.
My 2 films used existing models that I customised for the films in addition to models made just for the film. It was never mentioned as an issue so I dont beleive it is.
Obviously, using rended sequences that were made before the festval dates would violate the rules as it would be like filming actors before the start date.
07-21-2010 11:44 PM
Yeah, I think I was just over thinking it a bit. I'm sure if everything was carried out in the spirit of the fest and was reasonable I doubt there would be an issue unless someone had an objection to it.
I know what you mean and I agree. I guess renders would be out then unless it was something like a cloud-fly-through or what might otherwise be considered as stock footage. Something like that.
But yeah, any CG character performances could be considered acting I suppose. I agree there.
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01-18-2011 03:47 AM
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