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NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« on: March 10, 2013, 01:38:43 AM »

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Hi all
How about starting a new contest : everyone can (should) participate

main topic : a Joke Trick

format : video posted on the tube
time/duration: 1 minute maximum
technical requirements : editing allowed
minimum must-have : a spinning top : finger spinners, assisted launcher tops ,other tops of any type allowed

it can be a simple joke trick , a joke which uses the top as an element , a joke on the play itself, overstatements ,funny characters,odd endings and the like welcome
language :  any language is allowed

judgement criteria

the joke itself : humour , fun , irony, sarcasm, laughs, etc...
50% of the final score

the setting ,the light, the props, the actors,the production
25%
 
the tricks,the spin-play,the skills involved
25%

the judging will be done by 2 forum members minimum
i would be happy to have Larry D and Earl of twirl if they have time and envy
anyone else can apply for judging

deadline in a month :  April 10th

award : special toupie-pack

WHO IS IN ?

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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2013, 04:50:15 PM »

I am in!   Bien sûr!

Great idea Jim! 

But I think that for a comedy contest, the Earl should be in front of the camera, not be a judge!  :D

This time I'll work on the setting, but mostly on hitting the deadline  ::)

Thanks for organizing these contests. You do so much for the spintop community!
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 07:56:36 PM »

I agree with ta0 on the fact that I am really not in a position to be much of a judge.  I also may not be in  a position to be much of a contestant.  I am pretty swamped with Lent and Easter stuff.....then I am dreaming about going to RIT.  Maybe something could be done at RIT with some of the top spinners up there?
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 11:53:05 PM »

I'm in! I have no ideas yet, but I'll work on it.
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 12:03:39 PM »

arf arf ! scenario ready  ;D

3 weeks to go :o


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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 11:55:01 PM »

Why is the new Pope a spinner?
Because he cannot be a sinner!  :P

Would boomeranging ice cream cones full of ice cream be funny enough?
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 12:40:22 AM »

It depends on how melty they are and how close they get to your face.
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 08:51:50 AM »

Jim,

Thank you for the nomination.
I hope you realize that I only understand “American”.
No, not English. (I worked with a lot of Brits at the United Nations some years ago and they never missed a chance to remind me of the difference!).
Subtleties of International and region specific irony, sarcasm, humor and such may slip by me due to my lack of “worldliness”.

So who else is signing up to do some judging?  (Don’t leave me alone out here.)
Or,
should it be a poll in the Forum?
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »

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deadline in a month :  April 10th
Hey, Jim, perhaps you should extend the deadline one week so people attending RIT and MOYO on the weekend of the 13th can film over there (you do want to get footage of the Earl gone wild, don't you?  ;D )
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 09:43:58 AM »

No extension? If that is the case I need to come up with an idea, like, now!

As a last resort I can always post the video in which I hit myself while filming the butterfly trick and ended up on the ground cursing in pain :-[

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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 12:59:33 PM »

Ok, I started gathering the props and planning the set. I will try to film next weekend (in between spring cleaning chores  :( )
I am thinking in submitting it also to America's Funniest Videos. If I get one of the $10k prizes, I promise to visit Jim with all the family. Unfortunately, it won't have a chance for the $100k grand prize as there will be no babies involved  :P

Hint: Gustin Joss could have done it better  :-X
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 01:19:37 PM »

hello Jorge and Hi all

ok better delaying the deadline than getting only 5 videos  >:D

new deadline April 28 th

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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 03:55:31 PM »

2 more days!!!

get yourself new batteries  ;D ;D


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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »

and here is my entry

toupie joke trick


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« Last Edit: April 26, 2013, 07:56:25 PM by ta0 »
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Re: NeW ConTesT StarTinG
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2013, 08:06:10 PM »

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Can I listen to WTOP through satellite radio?

That was highbrow humor.  Mine will be more the slapstick variety, if I finally record it tomorrow (the last two weeks have been crazy.
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