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maliciousstudios
04-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Jason brought up a very cool idea ... I hope I dont step on any toes BUT I think in his Challenge to Larry post he struck something that sounds cool... At MHC they have makeup wars.... Costume Contests..... and etc.

How about his idea ?? ( Scene Building Contests ? )

All interested would enter to be chosen youd have to send video or pics or something like that. You would have a bunch of stuff pre selected and draw straws for whatever package youd use to design the scene... No scare points or animation, just best scen wins. ( based upon your skills )

Hey Barry, whats the chance this would work along with Monster Makeup Wars ?

How about prop contests ? Something like.... a bucky skull, latex, great stuff etc...

( To me this is a cool idea ) Both entertaining AND Educational....

drfrightner
04-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Seriously this is a good idea. I'm sure you'd have many people wanting to do this and many people would benefit from such an event. I don't think you should get groups who hate each other to go against each other it should be friendly and it should benefit something like HHA.

Larry

FEAR ASYLUM
04-01-2009, 01:39 PM
i agree and why not even sell raffle tix to every one to bid on the scene or even have an auction on the scene at the end of the show . where the money would go tohha or a local charity or something

Boni
04-01-2009, 07:23 PM
What happened to the other thread on a scene building contest?

maliciousstudios
04-01-2009, 09:22 PM
Oh ( Damn ) no offense.... I really didnt know there was another thread on Scene building contest other than Jasons thread about him and Larry. I just thought he was really onto something. I really thought it was a great idea but more than just him and Larry. Hell give me a can of Great stuff and a bucky some material.... let me have my tools, I will show you a couple things I bet you NEVER thought of.

LMFAO

If there was another thread outside of Jasons I didnt know about I do appologize, I didnt "Highjack" this one on purpose....lol

maliciousstudios
04-01-2009, 09:31 PM
If Jasons challenge was what your talking about.... I think Larry said no.....


You know that reminds me.... "I think theres some Bar B Que KFC in the fridge...."

( DAMN )

Killer Katie
04-01-2009, 09:45 PM
I LOVE this idea!
Barry! What do you think???

Boni
04-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Oh ( Damn ) no offense.... I really didnt know there was another thread on Scene building contest other than Jasons thread about him and Larry. I just thought he was really onto something. I really thought it was a great idea but more than just him and Larry. Hell give me a can of Great stuff and a bucky some material.... let me have my tools, I will show you a couple things I bet you NEVER thought of.

LMFAO

If there was another thread outside of Jasons I didnt know about I do appologize, I didnt "Highjack" this one on purpose....lol

No, that was the one I was talking about, did it get deleted?

Mad Wax Sculptor
04-01-2009, 10:32 PM
I thought it was a very good idea. Maybe it should be promoted like a big Vegas boxing match. I wanted to offer up my experiance on haunting on a dime. I have mad dozens of human torsos using old sofa foam cussions. I strip off the cover and trace the shape of the body on the foam. You then carefully cut into the foam and cut out the form. after its cut out put a shirt and mask on it or add great stuff and bloody it up it all works. You can crank alot of these monkeys out for alot less than a hundred bucks.

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 02:09 AM
Well.... would any others be interested? What are your opinions ? Lets hear some moe talk on the ide.... Im am very interested in THIS one...lol

I think it would work....

I think it would be beneficial......

and Most important, I think it would be funn!!

A great adition to MHC ?

Who's ready to sign up ?
WHAT DO ALL OF U THINK ?

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 02:12 AM
No, that was the one I was talking about, did it get deleted?

Oh yeah it got deleted...lol 2...lol its in negative post heaven...LMFAO

Haunting Copy
04-02-2009, 03:12 AM
You guys might want to give both "sides" the same materials and see what each one comes up with. The judging would be easier than if you had all different props and materials.

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 03:41 AM
Well... of course. That's what I stated earlier. A skull prop for example.... 1 skull great stuff, latex, etc. per person. winner gets something some kind of prize, and pieces are auctioned off whether it be scenes built in a competition or props built it would be auctioned off for charity, or to the winner, or HHA or whatever. I say everyone should have the same materials but should be allowed to bring tools I.e. special brushes, tools etc. no materials only tools in addition to tools supplied by contest. Some of like to use our own tools and we have our own methods for materials.

Yes, everyone has to be restricted to the same materials or 1 it wouldn't be fare and 2 it would be impossible to judge.


Someone like Barry would have to set it all up to se what is possible or is fare.

The scene competition would be a bit harder to set up than the prop competition, but man... would it be nice to watch say 2 or 3 people compete for scen design ?? Everyone watching would learn from it.

Or imagine watching Bo or Brady... or Jason or pros vs. Joes in a all out prop competition ? What would you learn from that ?

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 04:12 AM
In addition to the idea, maybe the contestants will receive an email regaurding materials to be used once they are chosen. This way they can do so research... this will help them prepare for the show AND everyone will learn more. If they knewthey were going to use latex, they could prepare themselves and tools I will need to apply lates using their particular method

Better prepared contestants equal better teachers.

Barry
04-02-2009, 05:00 AM
I think it is a very good idea. Let's weigh the pros and cons:

Pros:
It would be a fun competition
Opportunity to get new ideas
Could be used as a fundraiser

Cons:
People already "complain" that we pack too much into the weekend
There is not a time when it would not conflict with something else
When would I find time to organize it???? LOL
Who would want to spend a good portion of a day out of their booth, missing classes, and/or not shopping with the vendors??

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 05:08 AM
Hmmm...thats a shame, I really figured youd be on board for this.... well, atleast I THOUGHT it was a good idea. Oh well..... moving on

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 05:26 AM
Hey Larry whats the chance this competition could be added to your neck of the woods ( Transworld 2010 ? ) - Barry sounds like he wants to pass on the idea -


Or is this SIMPLY just a bust ?

Barry
04-02-2009, 05:41 AM
I am not against the idea. I think it would be a fun event. However, it is one thing to look at adding an event of this nature to a show in 2010. It is an entirely different thing to add it to one in June. I think the "cons" I brought up are very valid points and should be considered (especially the one about taking buyers away from the vendors more of the time).

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 06:22 AM
I understand ... it would be hard to fit the scene contest this year how about a simmple prop building contest ? Say.... a simple Bucky skull and materials winner get simple trophy I.e. ghost rides haunt trophy ... and possibly a free add in Haunt world, 13th Hour, or haunted attraction ....

I think its possible as long as you keep it small enough to fit it into the time that you have,

Lets do something like this, if not this year - next year for sure !!

Boni
04-02-2009, 05:44 PM
It would be really educational if you did have two professional groups going at it with crews of 2 or 3, and you put a live mic on the leader of each group.

Then they take turns explaining their rational for what they are doing on the fly. You just have to have two cooperating groups that will take turns like gentlemen.

A lot like Junkyard wars. One guy could start out talking to the crowd as he works "I decided to start on the back drop first, I wanted to set the mood of the scene", while the other guy might come back and say, "I really wanted to hit a home run with some of the props so we used most of our resources on our lay-out and props, and will work on the back drop last"

You see what I am getting at, an on the fly competion tht teaches us something too.

Barry, I totally understand your time constraint, no worries man, just something to consider.

drfrightner
04-02-2009, 06:18 PM
I could not do this at MHC. However I would be williing to judge it! To be honest with everyone I'm totally burnt out, totally. Towards the end just before the haunt show I was already spent. I'm done.

I need a break from it all... we had a meeting about Creepyworld yesterday and we're trying to figure out what to do and I couldn't even think. The funny part is we talked about how to finish the Darkness... and I'm like after 4 intense months of non-stop everything, all that money spent and we are still not done. I wanted to jump out of a window.

Anyway I'm spent, I need a break, and I can't even think about something like this. I would love to watch others do it and would be willing to assist as a judge but I think after a month maybe I could re-charge.

Larry

Jim Warfield
04-02-2009, 08:19 PM
You're getting older. (that tired thing..)
more bad news, the longer you live,, the older you get! (More tired)
Take heart though remember"Death is nature's way of telling us to "Slow Down!"

Of course none of this applies to ME!
"Crazy" often is a good insulator.

screamline studios
04-02-2009, 08:39 PM
what about the scene designers do the sets at the bar (at MHC's costume ball) and let the patrons judge the event???

Just my thoughts

Jason Blaszczak

http://screamlinestudios.com

screamline studios
04-02-2009, 08:57 PM
This maybe to much?? but if the sets are up and people are in costume why not put the actors in the sets and have acting wars... winner take all???

Jason

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 09:54 PM
Yes, I think its totally possible.... the scene design contest rocks... the prop design contest could be held where ever and wouldnt take a whole lott of time to do... hell it could be held right in the showroom ( Except of course you prob couldnt use torches to burn materials in but you prob could use heat guns ....hmmm who knows ) I enjoy using a small tourch for some materials, it helps them to dry faster and leaves a original look ( believe it or not it is a very cool idea )

Barry, I think a small prop design might be able to fit into the schedule ( this year ) Im sure it wouldnt take anymore than an hour or 2.... I think it wouldnt be hard to fit it in sometime during the weekend if possibe....but I do understand where you are coming from ( there is allot packed into the weekend )

As for the scene design contest, that will take allot of thought.

Prop Design Contest - maybe something something simple...

( 1 ) Bucky Skull

( 1 ) can Great Stuff

( 1 ) piece of cheese cloth

etc etc etc.

individual contest 4 or 5 people once its all done, attendees can walk by and vote on paper.... then the skulls could be given out lotto style to voters by drawing numbers names or whatever.

I dont know theres not allot of time but it would add more fun ( much like monster make up wars )

maliciousstudios
04-02-2009, 09:55 PM
actor wars....awesome