As most of you know, the A:M community here has a group movie project going - "Scarecrow of Oz" (SO). In an attempt to keep the community as a whole involved, and to perhaps get higher quality work in the movie, we are going to have a "Lighting Art Contest" where the goal is make a completed SO scene "better." Hopefully, this will draw in many of you who would like to put your toe in the water of this moviemaking biz, learn something, compete on a high level with relatively little criticism, and make a better movie.
Basically, you would download the targeted sequence and get after it. I suspect most of you will stick to Lighting but who knows? In a month we'll post your finished Stills for voting and discussion. (You can show your intermediate work along the way.)
There are a couple things still needing decisions:
1) The ".zip" file is almost 30 megs. A better way would be for each of you to setup for SVN and get the data that way - then when we have the next Lighting Art Contest, everything will already be downloaded. However, some people futz around and can't seem to get SVN loaded and running (even though it's relatively easy) and it takes 4 gigs of HD space for the SO data.
2) You'll need V15. (Really, I don't even want to be having discussions with people who use this forum but can't support me keeping it running. So, if you don't have V15, just don't say anything and I won't bite your head off.)
3) You'll be downloading a whole animated sequence - I assume we'll pick a certain frame to play with?
Let's discuss it before we start anything... Any suggestions?
BTW, here's the scene we're going to be lighting:
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The Project data is attached. Go get 'er!