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23/12/2011 07:36:41

ukBertyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Looks like Santa's going to miss us out this year. Oh well, maybe the Easter bunny will be kinder.

On a more sincere note, can I just say how much I've enjoyed working with Muvizu and its users this year, it has and will continue to allow me to realise some of my ambitions in a very fulfilling way.

And also can I commend the forum for being the most supportive and civilised forum I've ever been on.

Too gushing ? Oh well, it's Christmas.

Berty
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23/12/2011 11:42:27

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
bigwally
Posts: 400
Dylly wrote:
Dreeko wrote:
If You Wait Then It Will Come....

I mean how restrained am I...?
Not one mention of a vicar
or an actress...
not even a touch of 'titter ye not' or 'ooh err missus'!
It must be Christmas!


Sheer poetry!
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30/12/2011 03:42:50

pyrrho
pyrrho
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Hello, chaps. I suspect that you'll be wondering a few things, first among which is what happened to our release (it broke just before the Christmas period and, although now fixed, we didn't want to release it when the office was unmanned and in the event of a further glitch we wouldn't have been able to patch until later). Robert is confident that, all things being equal - which is a rare state of affairs - we should get it to you by January 9.

Second, you'll probably also want to know who won our AMD competition. This news could and should have been released in the news section before Christmas. I'm not going to describe in this post the blend of woe (technical) and ineptitude (mine) that felled that plan. In fact, I'll probably only drip-feed the details to anyone I can corner in cheap Glasgow pubs in return for a free sherbet. Good business is where you find it :-)

However, in first place we have Dylly's Muvizu Monster: http://www.muvizu.com/Video/17873/Muvizu-Monster-AMD-Fusion

In second, we have Ziggy's Mysteries of Science 1: http://www.muvizu.com/Video/17859/Mysteries-Of-Science-1-AMD-Fusion

And third, it's Silent Movies, by Hexslayer: http://www.muvizu.com/Video/17953/silent-movies-AMD-Fusion

Our thanks to all entrants, though, and hackneyed as this sentiment seems, it was a tough battle and it pains me not to have been able to reward all you folk who worked so hard and produced some excellent work.

We'll be back to full operational status as of January 4 and look forward to seeing you then.

Very best wishes,
vince
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30/12/2011 10:10:02

toonaramaMuvizu mogulExperimental user
toonarama
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Congratulations to Dylly (nice early birthday present!) Ziggy and Hexslayer! All great animations.

Surprised that there was no award for Mona Liza's smile though....
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30/12/2011 11:15:20

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
ziggy72
Posts: 1988
Wow, I've actually won something! First time ever - thankyou. Congrats to Dylly and Hex, and I have to agree with Toon on the Mona Lisa one - thinking about it, I suppose it showed off what you could do with external 3D stuff more than what you could do with just Muvizu though, and I guess that was more what you (Vince and the Muvizu Crew) were after. That's my theory anyroadup. Thanks again!
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30/12/2011 13:22:10

jonbezMuvizu mogulExperimental user
jonbez
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Congratulations to the winners. Great short films guys.
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30/12/2011 17:01:36

DyllyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Dylly
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Congratulations to Ziggy and Hexslayer...Hex's clip was one of my favourites, and Ziggy's was sublime, great idea and superb set, and my other half thought Ziggy's was brilliant...and so true to life!

Thanks to the Muvizu team and the Muvizu community for the software, support, encouragement and opportunity. I'm chuffed to bits and looking forward to the new release!

Tim
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30/12/2011 17:52:21

mystoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
mysto
Posts: 471
Congratulations guys! Great videos!
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30/12/2011 19:50:37

Cneda
Cneda
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First of all congratulations to the winners! Funny videos Big Grin

I followed this competion with a special attention because I love animations and I knew Muvizu thanks this contest! (I'm still working to my first animation)

Now I'm astonished that there aren't awards for "Mona Lisa Smile", "No escape", "Marriage" or "Mosquito". For example the works of 11apr1973 are wonderful as much as the winners' videos... He worked a lot making five entrances for the competions... and two of these are well-done, with brilliant ideas and superb realization!

What's about Mona Lisa Smile? Ziggy said enough! (It is a masterpiece)

I don't want to enter into a debat with the community and Muvizu Staff: I want only to understand what were the criterion followed...

Tastes are personal matters, but in a contest standards count... In this competion what they were?
edited by Cneda on 30/12/2011
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31/12/2011 00:38:48

pyrrho
pyrrho
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Cneda wrote:
I'm astonished that there aren't awards for "Mona Lisa Smile", "No escape", "Marriage" or "Mosquito". For example the works of 11apr1973 are wonderful ...
I want only to understand what were the criterion followed...

Tastes are personal matters, but in a contest standards count... In this competion what they were?
edited by Cneda on 30/12/2011


Thank you for your interest and I look forward to seeing your Muvizu creations. To deal with the videos that you favoured but which did not win a prize, we had only three prizes to give out, the main one kindly donated by AMD and the other two bought by Muvizu rather than being donated. So we had only three prizes and that meant choosing only three winners.

The criteria were to make the best use of Muvizu and to entertain. The second criterion, to entertain, is as you point out subjective. You'd be surprised, though, how the first is also subjective depending on who is giving their judgment.

We break down into roughly three teams: artists, developers and testers. A developer may admire use of technical features present in Muvizu and used well. A tester may appreciate the skill and dexterity needed to use these features - or even to find a novel way to squeeze the most out of them. An artist may admire animation qualities, camera cuts, character design.

Within each team, opinions also differ, depending on the individual's specialism.

So, we thought it fair to ask every member to submit their top five choices and award points on a quasi proportional representation system. The winner was the one that received the most points, second place went to the next - you get the idea.

Naturally, your preferences differ from the final results - as did preferences within the Muvizu team members; some individuals were disappointed that their first choice did not win. But the results are what the numbers said, and those reflected in pure points scored the aggregated thoughts across the team as a whole.

We listen to our users and, as you will have seen in these forums, spend a lot of time engaging with them, often on quite a personal level. (We even had a couple of users who said they wouldn't enter because they didn't need the prizes; another who entered said that, because he'd won a previous competition, if he won this then his prize should be given to someone else.)

Perhaps the best lesson to take from this is that competitions generate interest, recruit new users - such as you - and create a nice buzz within the Muvizu world. We should run more of them.

I hope that this helps.

vince
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31/12/2011 09:34:09

65Radius
65Radius
Posts: 61
I would like to add my congratulations to the three deserving winners! There might well be a video about this sometime next year...
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31/12/2011 10:34:18

hexslayer
hexslayer
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Wow I won something !!! That made my day !many thanks for all the congrats and a BIG WELL DONE to Dylly and Ziggy both well deserved winners.
expect to see new movies from me coming soon
Happy new year to everyone
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31/12/2011 14:42:01

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
bigwally
Posts: 400
Congratulations to Dylly and the others who won.

Next time, I'd love to see a real challenge. How about sticking to the 10 second idea? Even I thought it wasn't enough time at first, now I'm more and more intrigued about it. A 10 second video (not counting the titles) as competition fodder.
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01/01/2012 13:23:17

DreekoMuvizu mogulExperimental user
Dreeko
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Congrats to all prize winners, well deserved I'd say!
Looking forward to the Muvizu movies that will be created in 2012!

Wonder what the next comp will be?...
Any suggestions folks?
How about a create a trailer comp?

Cheers
D
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04/01/2012 13:12:36

drychalice
drychalice
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Congratulations to Dylly, Ziggy and Hexslayer! All great animations.
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