The January Movie Jam got off to a bumpy start Friday night, with too many people in chat and an incorrect computer clock causing 7pm to catch us by surprise. It still managed to be AWESOME! CHECK OUT THE ENTRIES.
I would like to apologize to the writers from the written portion of the event. There was a change of course towards shorter stories after a lot of guys had already put time into their submissions, followed by a really messy selection process Friday night, and a lot of comments about the number of bad stories... In the end, lots of funny cartoons were made and I hope everyone had fun. Sorry to anyone who didn't get to see their stories get animated and especially sorry to anyone who did get to see their stories animated but didn't like the results. In the future, I think it's a given that we can't take the writing too seriously if animators will only have 48 hours to make it into movies. We still plan to have a larger-scope event, where winning stories and scripts are commissioned to be made into movies by some of NG's top talent.
TEAMS: Please be sure to add the writer as a Portal Buddy, and when he accepts, co-author him with at least 20% rev share.
WRITERS: Check this page to see if you have a buddy invite from the team that animated your story!
To keep the machine moving, WE'VE ALREADY SELECTED WINNERS.
1st - 3rd ($130, $100, $70 store credit split amongst teams)
THAT'S RIGHT, we totally snubbed Egoraptor, Oney and TomaMoto. I sure hope they win at something else some time! You can find their amazing shark movie on the MOVIE JAM PAGE.
Store credit will be applied once authors are credited. MindChamber would like to give an honorable mention:
Tomorrow is the start of voting for the Best of January, so check your account page tomorrow to see if you're on the voting panel.
If you're around this Friday, we'll be browsing the portal LIVE from 3-6pm EST, looking for gems from the past week. I'll make a post when we start, in case it's earlier.
Finally, upload your larger-sized User Picture and User Icon if you haven't done so already - they will show up on those pages if you have. These images will be presented at full size when the redesign launches.