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#1 Killian

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:00 PM

:nuke:The First Annual Ollies :nuke:


As part of the celebrations in regard to the first birthday of TMU, we are looking to see which movies the "viewing public" loved over the last twelve months, in our 1st Annual Ollies!

The process is simple; we are looking for everyone (for indeed YOU, as the viewing public, will be the "members of the Academy" in these awards) to place their votes for the award categories below; everyone gets a vote and the winners will be chosen based on the total number of votes tallied for each category. This way, the community speaks, and the winners will be those voted for BY the community as a whole.

PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND CATEGORY INFORMATION THOROUGHLY BEFORE STARTING YOUR SUBMISSION!


Procedure
1) Complete the online form (link in the post below) or (if you can't get it to work), copy and paste the list into a PM and send in your nominations that way.

2) List your vote for each category against the category name.

3) Submit the form or PM me the list.
The votes will be tallied after the deadline, and the nominees and winners will be listed at a later date.

Any questions please feel free to ask Mr Tom Foster, who will be happy to field any queries you have (provided they’re not the ones about where babies come from, how many beans make five, or two trains start from New York and Chicago…).

Please note that both Tom and I have exempted ourselves from nomination for any of these awards to ensure fair play, so DON'T vote for either of us.


Rules
1) One vote per registered TMU member (you must include your screen-name at the top of your voting form).

2) You must complete as many categories on the list as you can (i.e. no voting for “Best Picture” and leaving the rest blank, for example; if you honestly can't think of a movie/director/writer, etc, that fits a category, then fill in "-----" and move on, but PLEASE try to complete as many as you can. I'm sure everyone here can complete at least 90-95% of the form without breaking much of a sweat). Nominations that only contain entries for best actor, director and movie, though (as an example), will be unlisted in the final tally.

3) To qualify for nomination, the listed movie(s) must have been released
on TMU between 22 July 2008 and 22 July 2009 (either via direct upload or embedding from another hosting site).

Movies hosted/uploaded to other sites, which have NOT been embedded on the movie site, do not qualify
(i.e. forum posts pointing to movies hosted off-site, for example). As clarified on R&K tonight, these films CAN be films that were previously released on TMO, PROVIDED they were on the site/embedded between those two dates.

As the Movie site lists movies by days since it was uploaded, the cut off point is: any member who joined the movie site or a movie uploaded 20 days ago OR MORE (correct as of Tuesday 11 August 2009).

The last acceptable movie that could be voted on this year would therefore be Sanction27’s Mod Showcase movie for July 09; anything later than this would be acceptable for the 2010 Awards, but not this year’s.

3) All completed lists must be back by
31 August 2009.

4) You CANNOT nominate yourself or your own movies for categories; you can only nominate ANOTHER community member; self nominations will be disqualified.

5) No canvassing for votes will be allowed; anyone caught doing so will be DISQUALIFIED from nomination.

6) Please follow the format as suggested after each category (i.e. BEST PICTURE (list FILM-DIRECTOR); it makes it easier for us to count up the nominations.

The votes cast will be tallied, and the top three in each category will go forward to the final stage. A list of the top three will be posted.

At that point, a second round of voting will be taken for the nominees; the movie or individual in each category with the highest number of votes cast will be judged the winner.

PRIZES
All winners will be awarded a forum badge denoting their win.
The coveted OLLIE AWARD prop (only available to Ollie Winners), available in Movies, Moviestorm and iClone format (courtesy of the multi-talented Mr MikeDeBoing!)
Further prizes to be confirmed.

THE TMU MOVIE AWARDS

1.
Best Picture (Best overall movie released on TMU in the last twelve months) (FILM - DIRECTOR)

2.
Best Director (Best overall director of movies in the last twelve months) (DIRECTOR)

3. Best Actor (Best Male Voice over artist in a movie released in the last twelve months) (ACTOR-FILM)

4.
Best Actress (Best Female Voice over artist in a movie released in the last twelve months) (ACTRESS-FILM)

5.
Best Newcomer (overall best new filmmaker, writer, voice artist, etc, to come into the community in the last twelve months) (COMMUNITY MEMBER)

6.
Best Writer (for the writer who has shown consistently good scriptwriting ability over the last twelve months) (WRITER)

MOVIE AND SERIES INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY AWARDS (any length)

(AS PER THE CATEGORY TAG ON THE TMU MOVIE SITE)
7.
Best Drama (FILM - DIRECTOR)

8.
Best Comedy (FILM - DIRECTOR)

9.
Best Western (FILM - DIRECTOR)

10. Best Romance
(FILM - DIRECTOR)

11.
Best Sci-Fi (FILM - DIRECTOR)

12.
Best Action (FILM - DIRECTOR)

13.
Best Arthouse (FILM - DIRECTOR)

14.
Best Fantasy (FILM - DIRECTOR)

15.
Best Horror (FILM - DIRECTOR)

16.
Best Musical (FILM - DIRECTOR)

17. Best War (FILM - DIRECTOR)

18.
Best Mystery (FILM - DIRECTOR)

19.
Best Trailer (FILM - DIRECTOR)

TECHNICAL AWARDS
20.Best Soundtrack (Best music for a machinima movie; whether or not this music was composed especially for the movie or not) (MOVIE-DIRECTOR)

21.
Best Composer (the creator of the music soundtrack, NOT the film in which it was featured; ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED FOR THAT MOVIE ONLY) (COMPOSER)

22.
Best Sound Editing (best ambient and/or atmospheric sound use) (DIRECTOR-FILM)

23.
Best Sound Design (best use of sound effects, ambient sound, music and voice tracks overall) (FILM-DIRECTOR)

24.
Best Set Use in a Machinima Movie (modded sets or best use of existing sets/models) (FILM-DIRECTOR)

25.
Best Costume or Makeup in a Machinima Movie (best use of existing costume or makeup, or new costume/makeup) (FILM-DIRECTOR)

26.
Best Special Effects (outside edited using a third party program or particle effects from within the parent software) (FILM-DIRECTOR)

26a. Best Prop for a Machinima Movie (best custom mod for any engine; this award is for the PROP, NOT the movie in which it appeared) (MODDER; MOD NOMINATED)

TMU FILM AWARDS
27.
Best Short Form Film (under 10 minutes) (any genre; total running time including credits must be under 10 minutes in length) (FILM - DIRECTOR)

28.
Best Long Form Film (over 10 minutes) (any genre; total running time including credits must be over 10 minutes in length)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

29.
Best The Movies Film (using The Movies engine; no length limit)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

30.
Best Moviestorm Film (using the Moviestorm engine; no length limit)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

31.
Best iClone Film (using the iClone engine; no length limit)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

32.
Best Other Machinima Movie (using any engine that does not have its own category (i.e. Sims1, 2 or 3, Poser, Antics, game engines, etc))(FILM - DIRECTOR)

33.
Best "Mash-up" Movie (using one or more software engines to produce)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

34.
Best Screenplay (the best SINGLE script for a movie; collaborations are allowed) (WRITER-FILM)

35.
Best Subtitled Film (must NOT contain a vocal track, but can contain music or sound effects)(FILM - DIRECTOR)

36.
Best Non-English Movie Award (for the best Non-English machinima film on TMU (any engine))(FILM - DIRECTOR)

37.
Best Live Action Movie (live action film created by, shot by and/or starring a TMU community member)(FILM - DIRECTOR)


THE "FILMIC COLLECTIVE" AWARDS
38.
Best PR Campaign (posters, threads, teasers and trailers combined) (COMMUNITY MEMBER)

39.
Best Movie Poster (self explanatory; the award is for the ARTIST who created the poster, not for the film or series for which it was produced) (COMMUNITY MEMBER WHO CREATED THE POSTER-FILM IT WAS FOR)

40.
Most Helpful Community Member (overall, including movie site commentary, forum posting and radio show appearances) (COMMUNITY MEMBER)

41.
Funniest Comment on a Movie (must be derived from the movie page itself, not from the forums)
(MEMBER, COMMENT, MOVIE)

42.
Best Comment on a Movie (must be derived from the movie page itself, not from the forums) (MEMBER, COMMENT, MOVIE)

43.
Most Entertaining Guest (for ANY TMOA Radio Show between the qualifying dates; this can be for the funniest, most informative, etc; the person you enjoyed hearing interviewed the most) (GUEST; SHOW ON WHICH THEY APPEARED)

44.
The Thong De Roger Award for Outstanding Contribution to TMU (the single director/voice artist/writer/modder, etc that YOU think has epitomised TMU and the community in the last twelve months)(COMMUNITY MEMBER)

If you are not sure of names (i.e. for things like the Composer category, for example), contact the filmmaker in question for the name (this is one reason why you should always use proper crediting for mods, VOs and music, folks!)

Please note neither categories nor rules are subject to negotiation.

And remember: these are YOUR awards; vote for the films, directors, writers, etc, who YOU think best encapsulate the spirit of the community.

You have until 12:00 midnight GMT on 31 August 2009 (3 full weeks, people!) to get the first round nominations in. Once these are in and tallied, we will produce the final nominees for the second round votes; submission guidelines for this will be posted after Round One.

Looking forward to seeing how the voting turns out!

Now, enough blather; get your thinking caps on and let’s have those votes in!

Edited by Killian, 11 August 2009 - 05:36 PM.
Clarifying certain parts again.


#2 fospherous

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:04 PM

Yes Folks, if any of you guys have any questions on The Ollies, please do post in this thread your question or contact me via PM, Email or skype, and I will try my best to answer them for you, well...I will, because I am the all knowing PR Guy! :P

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Film on guys! :)


Edited by TFoster, 09 August 2009 - 08:29 PM.


#3 Jake

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:02 PM

Question- How do the movies get chosen into each category?
Jake :mellow:

#4 fospherous

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:07 PM

Look down below Jake on Killian's post, it explains. :)

So when you send the PM to Killian with the nominations you simply put down, e.g:

Best Horror - (Insert movie title & director)

Best Sound Editing - (Insert movie title
& director)

Best Comedy - (Insert movie title
& director)

and so on and so forth for each category


#5 TehPoptartKid

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:46 PM

What a great idea, guys! ^^

I'll definitely participate in this event.

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#6 Roger

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:50 PM

The first nominations are now in! :)

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#7 Killian

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

Thank you, Roger... one down, a coupla hundred more to come... :)


Just a reminder; please make sure you read all the rules and the categories thoroughly before sending in your nominations so no confusion arises in your decisions (and it saves me having to send the forms back for amendments!)

Thanks to all who have sent their votes in so far... but there is still plenty of time to get them in... and plenty of people to SEND them in! Keep 'em coming :)

Edited by Killian, 10 August 2009 - 12:23 AM.
Tidying up my wibblings


#8 TINMAN

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:59 AM

Consider calling the MASHED-UP catagory the ANYMATION catagory. (winky)

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#9 Dulci

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:55 AM

Looking through the movies over the past year has been a fun stroll down memory lane :)

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:06 AM

Since I suggested the Olllies, I thought I should do a little searching and I found this little trinket. If ya think it can serve as the Ollie, then great. Imagine this coveted golden baby in your hands! Woot!

Can a modder out there mod THE OLLIE as a holdable item for THE MOVIES format? It would be neat to actually hand it on stage as you give your acceptance speech!

In the meanwhile......
All members of TMUnderground should be casting their ballots!

Here is the Ollie that I've submitted.
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#11 fospherous

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 09:12 AM

Since I suggested the Olllies, I thought I should do a little searching and I found this little trinket. If ya think it can serve as the Ollie, then great. Imagine this coveted golden baby in your hands! Woot!

Can a modder out there mod THE OLLIE as a holdable item for THE MOVIES format? It would be neat to actually hand it on stage as you give your acceptance speech!

In the meanwhile......
All members of TMUnderground should be casting their ballots


I think thats a wonderful poster K4, and I like that idea alot about the winner getting there very own OLLIE award prop which can be formatted into use for iClone, The Movies, MS, etc etc and then sent to them via skype when it has been announced they have won.

I'll get in contact with a certain modder to see if he can do that. Thanks a lot for all these wonderful ideas.

But for now, get those nominations rolling in! :)

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:03 PM

Major Update!

Ok then, Killian has just made nominating a lot easier with this:

(CLICK HERE!)



It's a custom made spreadsheet by Killian which you can use to cast your nominations. It will make both my life and Killian's a lot easier and should be easier for all of you out there! :)

Simply click on the link and type in your TMU Username where stated, then fill in your nominations for each and every category and submit! :)

Thanks and get nominating! :walkman:



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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:33 PM

Not here to make waves but what is the reasoning behind rule #2 (you must fill in all categories)?

If nothing sticks out to me, I am not going to go hunting for something to nominate and I don't want to nominate something simply because it fits in your category and I happen to have seen it. Theres also an issue of having to fill out categories that have nothing to do with movies (K&R show). Does this mean I should not get to vote on the movies because I don't often listen to the show (don't tell Ken please...)?

I bring this up after filling out the form with my share of "No Selections" and then reading the manual. Er...

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#14 Killian

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:01 PM

Good question and one that deserves an answer.

The purpose behind the "all categories" is to ensure that someone doesn't just pick and choose what they want to fill in (ie best picture, best actor, etc) and leave out those categories which also deserve to be recognised (best non-english film, best music, best poster, etc) but don't get checked ordinarily (which are all equally valid categories to be looked at).

The whole point of the exercise is to prod people into looking at things they might not necessarily check out normally, and to wave a flag for the people, movies and indeed skills in MAKING those movies that get overlooked in the usual hype, not to act as "just another movie award ceremony".

There are a lot of achievements in the fields of "technical know-how" that should be recognised as much as overall film, acting or writing, which don't get the recognition they deserve (where would some of the "big movies" be without custom mods, music, special effects work, etc, etc). Equally, the very existence of these forums we use daily indicates that the collective of film-makers (community, gaggle, call it what you will) deserves to be recognised in some way or other, otherwise what's the point?

And, equally, just because someone doesn't have access to VOs for their movie, or speaks a language that isn't English, or spends time and effort creating PR for their movie, or any of the other categories that are in the list, doesn't mean they should be swept under the carpet or ignored in favour of the "usual suspects" like best picture, etc.

Ultimately, though, if people don't want to participate in the nominations, that's their perogative; no-one is being forced into voting for movies or directors or technical awards if they don't want to.

In the instance of "Best Guest", for example; yes, there are people who don't listen to R&K, VOTC, W&D Hour, etc, etc; that's fine and we understand that. But I think it'd be a very sad day indeed if people AREN'T either looking at these other categories or at least remembering films they've seen which fit into them.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:07 PM

Indeed, but please do try your best to fill in as many as you can. If you feel you can't fill in one because you can't think of someone to nominate and you don't think anyone has lived upto that certain category, just move on :)

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:36 PM

From what I can see, there is a mod for best prop; but why only have that award for our hard working modders?

I think more catigories for modders are nessisary; without them, the community wouldn't be what it is now.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

From what I can see, there is a mod for best prop; but why only have that award for our hard working modders?

I think more catigories for modders are nessisary; without them, the community wouldn't be what it is now.


I see best set, best costume, and best prop.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for that Dulci ;)

Question answered Kit, just required more patience and looking :P


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

Please note neither categories nor rules are subject to negotiation.

The categories for this year are set now; they will not be changed. That said, new categories are being thought of for next years, so suggestions made will be considered for next time.

Also, yes there are categories for best set, prop and costume/makeup; bear in mind that with multiple engines now available, the site and forums aren't Movies-centric (but, of course, you can nominate whatever you want) and "modding" is a lot easier for iClone and MS than the Movies ever was.


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:30 PM

Indeed, we always want your thoughts to help improve the ceremony for coming years :)

Now get nominating people right

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Edited by Killian, 10 August 2009 - 05:42 PM.





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