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WINNERS! Firefly Episode Trailer Contest

POSTED BY: HERA
UPDATED: Monday, March 19, 2007 18:26
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Friday, September 15, 2006 2:41 PM

HERA



My apologies for posting so late in the day. Between FFF.net being down and work, this was the soonest possible, gorramnit!

I’d like to say that I’m amazed and humbled by the amount of time, work and effort that the contestants and the judges put in to make this contest a success. The love you all feel for the creation that is Firefly is inspiring. You people make me giddy, and I have loved every minute of working with each and every one of you. Browncoats RULE. Thank you.

Please note, the highest score an entry can earn with the rating system (scores from 0 to 5) with five judges is 25.

An extra-special heartfelt thank you is extended to the other judges (LithiumDoll, jtskier1200r, MalNourished, FollowMal), who, when they volunteered for the task, possibly did not fully realize what they were signing themselves up for. The time they took to comment on each of the 48 entries, their surmounting of youtube bandwidth issues, was invaluable. 11thHour declined to judge for personal reasons, and we thank her for her initial consideration of taking on the judging task.

But I digress, and I’m sure you find that irritating. So, to get to the part that everyone is waiting for, we do have our winners, and they are...


BEST SERIES OVERVIEW 12 Entries

mnemosyne23 (M the Literary Lemming)
Full Series 3:02


Score: 18

Next Highest Scores:
ImEarly
Series Overview: Free Bird 1:44


Score: 14


BEST EPISODE TRAILER 32 Entries

Tzegha
Serenity 2:54


Score: 23

Next Highest Scores:
Cub
Serenity 2:23


Score: 21.5

Citizen
Objects in Space 1:38


Score: 20

SuicideSquirrel
Objects in Space 1:45


Score: 19

Dopeyname101
The Train Job 1:22


Score: 19
Safe 1:05


Score: 19


BEST NONE OF THE ABOVE
4 Entries

Houdini
Score: 23
Serenity (BDM) 2:04




BEST EPISODE CATALOG
3 Catalogs Entered: 4, 6 and 4 vids, respectively.

Dopeyname101
Score: 20
The Train Job 1:22


Bushwhacked 0:58


Our Mrs. Reynolds 1:19


Shindig 1:12


Safe 1:05


Jaynestown 1:03




To peruse the full ballot, please reference http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=23629


Vidders, if you¹re interested in receiving the judges’ comments via email, please drop me a line at doeramey3000@yahoo.com and I will send them to you. Please reference your alias, the name of your trailer, and the category it was in, so I can cross-reference and send the correct comments!

Winners: please email me a shipping address so that I can ship you your trophy (doeramey3000@yahoo.com). Also, please let me know if you would like your trophy to sport your alias, or your given name. Said trophies have been ordered and will be ready in a few days. I’ll post pictures of them to this thread before I ship them, so that everyone can see.

Coordinating this was an honour. Thanks again everyone...you done good.

Best,
-Hera


The next step is to get the winners up on the www.fireflyfans.net myspace page, the part of the project I’ve been neglecting for various reasons. Please keep a look out for developments. We’ll welcome your comments as we work out the kinks on that aspect of this project.

ERRATA
Entries by Episode
06 Serenity
04 The Train Job
03 Bushwhacked
03 Shindig
02 Safe
02 Our Mrs Reynolds
02 Jaynestown
02 Out of Gas
01 Ariel
03 War Stories
01 Trash
00 The Message (bummer)
01 Heart of Gold
02 Objects in Space

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Friday, September 15, 2006 4:59 PM

VERSEEXPLORER


Thanks, Hera, to you and all the other judges, (LithiumDoll, jtskier1200r, MalNourished, FollowMal. You had a difficult job. I enjoyed checking out all of the entries. They were fun to watch. Thanks to everyone who entered their fan trailers.




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Friday, September 15, 2006 6:10 PM

FOLLOWMAL




Ok, I just have to stop by here and say.

Thanks for thankin' us.. but I want to say thanks to all the folks who worked so hard and gave it their all.


Congratulations winners! Thank you Hera! And thank you all!

From here to the eyes and the ears of the 'Verse
http://www.geocities.com/browncoatsignalcorps/



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Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:13 AM

DREAMSOFTHESPIDER


how wonderful!

Great job, everyone, from my fellow vidders to the organizers and judges. What a fabulous enterprise.



~Tzegha

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:33 AM

YINYANG

You were busy trying to get yourself lit on fire. It happens.


Quote:

Originally posted by Hera:
But I digress, and I’m sure you find that irritating.



No, I don't.

Oh, and those were really great. I especially liked Tzegha's "Serenity" trailer, because it would be perfect to show to non-Browncoats (i.e. is not spoilerific). Not that I'm saying that any of the other ones weren't good, and yummy, and neat (because they were all that and more), it's just... I can see why that video won, is all.

A big thank-you to Hera, LithiumDoll, jtskier1200r, MalNourished, FollowMal, 11thHour, and all of the entries. Warms my heart...

---

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love -
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some, but for everyone."

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 8:38 AM

SKITZO


I want to thank fireflyfans.net for giving me a reason to even try making trailers! It gave me a reason to try making some more videos and I was having a great time! I also want to say thank you to the fellow vidders who gave me helpful hints and critique that will help me grow! PS...I watched most of these videos already, to see what the others were doing and I HAVE to say you are all VERY talented and really have some great insight into the feeling for Firefly! I feel very lucky t have been a part of this ~
~Heather aka MWR686

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:01 AM

PENGUIN


Are these available in a non-youtube format???



King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:01 AM

SILENCE


Congrats everyone! And thanks

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"Listen, if you got guests I can come back later."

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:08 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by Penguin:
Are these available in a non-youtube format???



Send the vidders a message via youtube or FFF.net and ask them. They may be willing to share the vid with you.

-Hera

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:17 AM

SHINYDS


There sure is a lot of thanks and gratitude and so forth being exchanged every which a'way here, and I figured that since I owe so much the the people who made this possible, I might get in on some of that. Thank you to the concept creaters of this here video contest. Thank you to the judges who made the whole thing possible. Thank you to those who helped me along the way. Thank you to everyone else for putting up such shiny videos. And, of course, Thanks you to Joss and the cast and crew and everyone who made Firefly and Serenity possible. Making the videos was twenty different kinds of fun and seeing the finished products is all manner of gratifying. It was hard, intense, sweaty, grimy, grungy work. Ok, I suppose not so grungy. It was hard, intense, sweaty, grimy work. Actually, just hard, intensive, sweaty work. ...Well, it was work. But in the end, it was all worth it. So once again, thank you all!

"Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That's what a ship needs but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom."
--Capt. Jack Sparrow

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 11:53 AM

HOUDINI


Quote:

Originally posted by Penguin:
Are these available in a non-youtube format???



You can download a high-res version of my Serenity movie vid at: http://www.magicalrealmsent.com/trailers/SerenityTrailer-hi.avi

Keep in mind this video file requires DivX codecs, which can be downloaded at: http://filesharingplace.com/downloads/k-lite_codec_pack.php


- Houdini

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 12:15 PM

CUB


Congrats to the winners, thanks to the organizers, and - above all else - I hope the trailers help hook some new fans.

---

"I am luck's last match struck in the pouring down wind." - Chris Cornell

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 3:15 PM

MNEMOSYNE23


Quote:

Originally posted by Hera:
BEST SERIES OVERVIEW 12 Entries

mnemosyne23 (M the Literary Lemming)
Full Series 3:02


Score: 18



Oh... wow. Gosh! I didn't expect to even rate, let alone win! My heartfelt thanks to the judges, and of course to Hera for doing such a wonderful job organizing this shindig. It was so much fun, it should be illegal! :D

Thank you again!

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Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:34 AM

DREAMSOFTHESPIDER


all my vids, including the Serenity ep trailer, can be found at www.dreamsofthespider.com/fanvids

~Tzegha

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Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:58 AM

PENGUIN


Thanks!

You all did a great job!



King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:02 PM

WOLFEN68


It would be nice to have a central location we can download these great pieces of work in some type of standard format. Then the recruiting of new Browncoats can begin.....

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Sunday, September 17, 2006 3:17 PM

KANEMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Houdini:
Quote:

Originally posted by Penguin:
Are these available in a non-youtube format???



You can download a high-res version of my Serenity movie vid at: http://www.magicalrealmsent.com/trailers/SerenityTrailer-hi.avi

Keep in mind this video file requires DivX codecs, which can be downloaded at: http://filesharingplace.com/downloads/k-lite_codec_pack.php


- Houdini




I think I commented before results, Houdini your video is awesome. Gives me the chills every time.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:04 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by Wolfen68:
It would be nice to have a central location we can download these great pieces of work in some type of standard format. Then the recruiting of new Browncoats can begin.....



The plan is to host the winners on the fireflyfans youtube page once we get that up and rolling.

EDIT: I meant "myspace page", not youtube. Heh.

But if someone wants to host an additional way, feel free. The more the merrier.

-Hera

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:21 AM

LEXIBLOCK


Quote:

Originally posted by Penguin:
Are these available in a non-youtube format???




Just what I was thinking.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:25 AM

LEXIBLOCK


Quote:

Originally posted by Hera:

The plan is to host the winners on the fireflyfans youtube page once we get that up and rolling.



Yeah, but youtube is such a crappy lowres non standard format. Besides, there are many people I might get to watch the series, but who would never watch youtube.

How about posting them in high res(dvd?) format at least once to the binary newsgroups - that way no storage is required, and I'm sure someone would pick up the ball and run with it.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 5:35 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by LexiBlock:
Quote:

Originally posted by Hera:

The plan is to host the winners on the fireflyfans youtube page once we get that up and rolling.



Yeah, but youtube is such a crappy lowres non standard format. Besides, there are many people I might get to watch the series, but who would never watch youtube.

How about posting them in high res(dvd?) format at least once to the binary newsgroups - that way no storage is required, and I'm sure someone would pick up the ball and run with it.



Sorry, I meant myspace page. Not enough coffee yet.

http://www.myspace.com/fff_firefly

-Hera

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, September 18, 2006 6:02 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by LexiBlock:
How about posting them in high res(dvd?) format at least once to the binary newsgroups - that way no storage is required, and I'm sure someone would pick up the ball and run with it.



Can you provide more information about this? I know not of which you speak. Background and links would be very helpful!

-Hera

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, September 18, 2006 10:15 AM

ANUSIEN


Actually, just get them all together and make a Torrent file out of them, then post the torrent. It will take up a little of whoever's hosting's bandwidth, and then people can seed them on their own.

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Monday, September 18, 2006 10:27 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by Anusien:
Actually, just get them all together and make a Torrent file out of them, then post the torrent. It will take up a little of whoever's hosting's bandwidth, and then people can seed them on their own.



Sounds cool, whatever that means.

Define for me: seed, torrent, and who hosts these things?

Kids, I assume all these are great suggestions, but you're talking to someone who doesn't know how to do what you are suggesting. Any clarification or a volunteer to coordinate would be very helpful.

-Hera

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Monday, September 18, 2006 2:03 PM

HERA


Totally random trivia here, but I was pleased to note that our winners split down the middle along gender lines: 2 men and 2 women. We have a pretty balanced 'verse.

That's all. Just thought it was neat.

-Hera



"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, September 25, 2006 12:34 PM

KURYA


just a *bump* someone wanted to see the vids lsted, if you need to convert some vote, these vids are an excellent place to start! Especially for the serneity versary celebrations!
Prakash

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Monday, September 25, 2006 5:26 PM

FOLLOWMAL




Oh, yeah.. burn a CD of these and then show them, non-stop til you get to the point of showing the show or movie after the shindig meal!

Great idea, Kurya!




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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 3:28 AM

KURYA


Or, if you have friends who are unsure of coming, and you described the show to them and you got a blank stare, just sent them these shiny clips!
Prakash
PS
Burning onto CD's is also a cool idea. I know it was thought of i nthe past to make trailers of the movie etc burn them to cds or dvds, and hand them out or leave them in public spaces.. but there was some reservations whether they would be thrown out or not.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 8:21 AM

CHINDI


Thanks to the creative types that MADE these shiny vids and to the braniac heartfelt types that jusged them.. well done to all!!!

It is always fun to watch these fanvids, made with such love and dedication... thank you all!!


Chindi

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:52 AM

KURYA


*bump* I think more people should see them, and show them to new folks etc to help them get hookd. Is there anyway to have these linked on a central page or something? How about linking these winning trailers to the front page of fff.net? Can that be set up?
Prakash

ETA: I realize on Youtube, you can create a group , so if we can link all the episode trailers and the serenit ytrailr and overview to one group, then it would be easier to send a link to that group(the address would be relatively easy to remember)... watchya think?

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:59 PM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by kurya:
*bump* I think more people should see them, and show them to new folks etc to help them get hookd. Is there anyway to have these linked on a central page or something? How about linking these winning trailers to the front page of fff.net? Can that be set up?
Prakash

ETA: I realize on Youtube, you can create a group , so if we can link all the episode trailers and the serenit ytrailr and overview to one group, then it would be easier to send a link to that group(the address would be relatively easy to remember)... watchya think?



Did anyone ever do this? What Kurya suggested?
Will attempt it if no one answers.

Attempt being the operative word.



"You hold. Hold 'til I get back." Mal
Go to www.bigdamnthankyou.com and check it out!

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:33 PM

KURYA


Well I can try to set it up if you want, I jsut did not want to take awa ythe spotlight from the folk who worked hard on this. let me know if you want it, and it shall be done(or attempted to)
Prakash

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Sunday, October 22, 2006 9:07 AM

HERA


Heya kids, so sorry I've been out of touch. Real life has been interesting this past month, but I'm recovering and slowly getting back in contact.

Kurya/FM: I'll try and do some youtube research to see if I can set up the group of the winning vids that Kurya spoke of. We'd thought in terms of that before, but it fell off the radar. Kurya, thank you for suggesting it!

Considering having a link to the vids from fff.net: I've sent messages to Haken a couple of times in the past year concerning the adding of a button on the home page for the Big Damn Browncoat Calendar, and never heard back. That being said, I'm at a loss how to orchestrate putting something permanent on the home page. Maybe we can brainstorm further on this point...?

That's all for now. Again, my apologies for being so out of touch!

Best,
-Hera



"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Sunday, October 22, 2006 10:45 AM

KURYA


jsut want to let you know i did attempt something check it out:


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Sunday, October 22, 2006 11:04 AM

HERA


Thank you, Kurya, for tackling this. I like your descriptions, too! Well done.

Now that I'm back, I'm hoping to have some time to devote to the Firefly myspace idea, where we can host the vids there as well. Discussions were ongoing with jtskier1200r when I went in for surgery, so I hope to pick up on them shortly.

The debate was whether or not to start a new Firefly page, or add the videos to our favorite of the existing pages.

Hopefully, more on that soon.

Thanks again for your help on this!

-Hera



"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, October 23, 2006 10:40 AM

HERA


Wanted to let everyone know I mailed out the trophies today. OH YAY! Here's the complete set. And yes, that is the Serenity ornament from Dark Horse:



The trophy vendor did good work, but man, were they ever slow.

Thanks again to everyone. This was so much fun. I really enjoyed designing the trophies.

~Hera



"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, October 23, 2006 10:58 AM

TERRI


Those trophies are awesome!!! You told the vendor what you wanted and they did it? 'Cause that's pretty cool. What was the name of the company? Is it a local thing? I've gotta know.


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Monday, October 23, 2006 11:08 AM

HERA


Quote:

Originally posted by Terri:
Those trophies are awesome!!! You told the vendor what you wanted and they did it? 'Cause that's pretty cool. What was the name of the company? Is it a local thing? I've gotta know.



I used Longhorn Trophies in Austin, TX, but most trophy makers can do something like this, no problem. I chose the bases, provided the jpg of the artwork for the plaque, and the Serenity ornaments from Dark Horse Comics. They glued the ornaments to the bases, and etched the metal plates with the info I provided.

Everytime I went in to check on the order, I would just have to say "You know, the space ships?" and the clerk would go "Oh, yeah. I remember those."

Hope this helps.

~Hera

"Wanna?" – Mal to Kaylee, Out of Gas

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Monday, October 23, 2006 2:20 PM

JTSKIER1200R


Hera,

Glad to see your feeling better! I havent been aroung much, but Im still holding...

PS: The trophies are awesome! Nice work!

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Monday, March 19, 2007 6:26 PM

SLOWHAND


I had the trailer..I think it was the one that won for overall season...it had the music from Armageddon in it. Anyway, it was on my myspace page and I was showing it to people that had never heard of the show. I was really bringing in some interested people. But it's not available anymore. Is there any way to get a copy of that?

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