Proposal: Official construct Showreel

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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:58 am

great idea,i too was thinking of some ideas that we could use when Construct 1.0 is released but didn't have any time to post them here... anyways what would be the deadline for the submissions?
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:02 am

Awesome, glad you guys like the idea! Agreed that folk who are interested could start on things now, or finish up stuff they're working on already. Even if it ends up not being an official showreel, it'll still be great to have something with current examples in. Could be a new one each year around this time, see how things develop and change over the course of 12 months. :)

@hero_bash
I've edited my first post to credit you for the original montage video, since the idea to do one was yours to begin with almost a year ago :)

@StAtrill
I think the deadline should be at least a few months away. I know quite a few users who are working on some really impressive stuff that would look great added to a showreel and would deserve the chance to submit something.

@abhilash2863
A few months I think would be fair, and it might then coincide with v1.0 (with luck).

Ashley, David, any official opinion on this? Don't want to step on any toes if you guys already have something planned.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:31 pm

Great idea!
First and foremost there needs to be a guideline set up so everyone will produce to the same size and format. Then a real deadline (with timely reminders). I am sure people will forget or get busy. But this could really boost the user base.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:59 pm

[quote="Guyon":3cr6hd1g]Great idea!
First and foremost there needs to be a guideline set up so everyone will produce to the same size and format. Then a real deadline (with timely reminders). I am sure people will forget or get busy. But this could really boost the user base.[/quote:3cr6hd1g]

Well size and format wont matter for the executables. For those providing video. I reckon HD 720p, no audio, and a maximum of 60 seconds long. Though obviously the full 60 seconds might not be used on each submission, it'll depend on the one putting the video together. It should also be in a usable format, eg: mpeg1 format, none of that queer quicktime stuff. Executables should include instructions on what to do with it, and not run in full screen.

In both cases, they should focus on something specific and not be mini trailers in themselves (cause all of that would simply get stripped out anyway).

What do you think?
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:03 pm

10 second max for a clip with the majority being 5 seconds. We want to keep the attention of the viewers and make them want to see more. the max length of the preview shroud be 60 seconds.
We need a good sound track started too.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:05 pm

I like the idea and I'm if I get my P.A.W done :P
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:07 pm

[quote="Guyon":3oxzq88w]10 second max for a clip with the majority being 5 seconds. We want to keep the attention of the viewers and make them want to see more. the max length of the preview shroud be 60 seconds.
We need a good sound track started too.[/quote:3oxzq88w]

Well the submission would be 60 seconds, to give the one making the vid, plenty to choose from per submission, then he/she can hopefully match it better to the music. Agreed though, each "segment" in the final video shouldn't be too long.

And yeah, a custom soundtrack would be helpful wouldn't it lol. But none of that hiphopcrap or trance or shit like that lol. Or Requiem for a Dream. I will kill everyone slowly with a spoon, if that damn piece of overused trash is used for yet another youtube video, LOL! :D
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:48 pm

the video should be longer than 60 seconds, just keep the actual clips short so that things stay interesting.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:12 pm

[quote="QuaziGNRLnose":1qa8obmq]the video should be longer than 60 seconds, just keep the actual clips short so that things stay interesting.[/quote:1qa8obmq]
Each clip should be only long enough to demonstrate the features that the clip is showing off. Once it has shown what it can do, there's no need to show it do something again. Just move to the next clip. When you show a person something similar to what they've already seen, they can lose attention.
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Post » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:56 pm

[quote="Mr Wolf":3q9co7xl][quote="QuaziGNRLnose":3q9co7xl]the video should be longer than 60 seconds, just keep the actual clips short so that things stay interesting.[/quote:3q9co7xl]
Each clip should be only long enough to demonstrate the features that the clip is showing off. Once it has shown what it can do, there's no need to show it do something again. Just move to the next clip. When you show a person something similar to what they've already seen, they can lose attention.[/quote:3q9co7xl]

How about categories? For the initial submissions? Then when it comes time to voting. People vote the best of each category, and the winners are then used in the showreel. That way it could avoid too many duplicates in the final video, but not prevent people from submitting similar things to start with.
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