Are you a master of storytelling through the means of emotes with your friends? Join in on the LunarCon Machinima Video Contest!
Your Machinima will be in video form in 16:9 (either 720p or 1080p) and at least 24fps. You are free to have your video at a higher resolution or frame rate if you wish.
All video assets must be from the official FFXIV client, no mods. Video editing filters and effects are okay.
All audio assets must either be from FFXIV or totally original, and follow SE’s musical performance guidelines.
Avoid usage of copyrighted iconography (ex: a picture of master chief) References are fine as long as it’s all made from in-game assets or original assets (an original drawing of master chief made by those involved in creating the Machinima)
If you have dialogue, no harder swears than you’d hear from FFXIV itself
Avoid including anything that may spoil FFXIV’s story from the start the 2.1 patches and onwards
No longer than 4 minutes
Upload the Machinima Video to Youtube
Include “LunarCon 2023 Machinima Entry” in the title
One entry per person/group
All entries on finalized
Note that your entry may be used in future promotional material for LunarCon
Judging Process & Criteria:
Judges will be reviewing your submission based on the criteria listed.
Each submission can be scored up to 10 points per criteria per judge.
All scores of a submission will be tallied to a total score.
The submission with the highest score is the winner.
Your entry will be judged by the following criteria:
Polish - technical aspects like video quality, audio quality, etc
Editing - aspects having to do with video editing such as timing of cuts/transitions, and other potential effects outside the game's engine
Cinematography - filming technique and composition, things like lighting, positioning of actors, camera angles, movement etc
Execution - how well the video executes on its idea and goals based on both what the creators intent, and the interpretation of the judges
Disclaimer: Prizes can only be handed out on NA Data Centers.
The prizes for the Machinima Video Contest are as follows:
First place: 20 million gil (NA Data Center) + Half-Body Tendered Art from Frey
Second Place: 10 million gil (NA Data Center)
Third Place: 5 million gil (NA Data Center)
Gil contributions provided by: Lrek, Arya Ranahiir, Akari Zanto, Diamond Dust Entertainment, Bedlam Aura, Sailysium Leingod, Og Mandino, Calia Balor, and other Anonymous donors in the FFXIV community!
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