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THE ORIGINAL FLAME CHALLENGE IS BACK!

This year is the 20th anniversary of the original 1999 One Frame of White contest.

To put things into perspective, in 1999…

  • Flame only ran on SGI Onyx & Octane systems.

  • No timeline, no BFX, no 3D shape, no projectors in Action. Extended Bicubics and Particles were just introduced.

  • Batch was pretty much unusable at the time.

  • Mixed resolution projects were 4 years away.

  • Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture,What Dreams May Come won Best Visual Effects.

  •  Top-of-the-line PowerMac G3 ran at 400Mhz with 64MB of RAM and a 12GB HD.

  • 2 years before the iPod & Xbox.

The original 1999 entires were only shown once at NAB. For a brief period of time they were available on the web, but this was 6 years before YouTube, so they quickly disappeared. Fortunately, Jake Parker (2nd Place, 1999) had a Digibeta in his house and sent it our way!

 
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PRESENTING ALL 15 OFoW ENTRIES FROM 1999. Keep in mind how limited the hardware and software were 20 years ago. These were all, for the most part, one Action node!

1999 “A”

1999 “D”

1999 “G”

1999 “J” - 2nd Place

1999 “M”

1999 “B”

1999 “E”

1999 “H”

1999 “K”

1999 “N”

1999 “C” - 1st Place

1999 “F”

1999 “I”

1999 “L”

1999 “O”

Amazing, right? That’s why we decided to make the 1999 contest our THEME for 2019!

THE CHALLENGE:

Pick 1 (or more) of the original entries from 1999 and interpret it in any way that you like! Oh, and your entry can’t be longer than 20 seconds!


FREE LICENSES OF FLAME AND SAPPHIRE PLUGINS TO USE FOR YOUR ENTRY!

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Everyone who registers for One Frame of White or You’ve Got To Be Kidding receives a FREE 3-Month License of Flame for MacOS AND Sapphire Plugins to use for their entry! Courtesy of Autodesk and Boris FX, respectfully Details on how to obtain your licenses will be emailed to you after you register.

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BOTH CONTESTS HAVE THE SAME LINEUP OF FABULOUS PRIZES!

THE RULES!

ONE FRAME OF WHITE:

  • It's simple: Come up with the most amazing idea you can think of and create it in Flame - using only ONE FRAME OF WHITE as your starting point. YOU CANNOT IMPORT IN ANY FOOTAGE, 3D MODELS, etc. All content has to be generated inside Flame.

  • Any fonts that you use must be included with your submission.

  • You can use any of the tools in Flame, including the default 3D models, plus Sapphire Plugins, the built-in Matchbox shaders and the LOGIK Matchbox collection. You cannot write custom a Matchbox shader for your entry. The LOGIK Matchbox collection is available at https://logik-matchbook.org/.

  • Your work must be done in one Batch Group or in multiple BFX segments on a single timeline.

  • Audio is optional, meaning that it won't be considered in the judging. Please do not use copyrighted audio.

  • Your entry can not be longer than 20 seconds.

  • The theme this year is the Original 1999 OFoW contest. You need to pick one (or more) of the original entries as an inspiration. How you interpret it is entirely up to you. When you submit your entry you need to declare which of the 1999 entrie(s) you are referencing.

  • The contest starts NOW! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Entries are due by 11:59:59pm EST on June 30, 2019.

  • For the complete list of contest rules, click here.


2019 One Frame of White Registration Form

If you are interested in participating in this year's One Frame of White, please fill out the form below. Once you have registered, we will contact you with information on how to obtain your temp licenses of Flame for OS X and Sapphire Plugins.

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