FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Q: How do I submit my 30 seconds video clip?

A: Register and fill out all required fields. Please provide your video online for download (e.g. via Vimeo, WeTransfer...) In the registration site's section "Add project" you can find a URL mask where you can insert the download link. Remember to send us the password if required! We will upload the collection of all submitted videos for the public exhibition.

 

Q: Where should the content be placed inside the HD video?

A: To clarify this, we created a series of templates, one for each building. Please use these templates for your submission. You can find the templates in the animation pack on the respective building site:

 

Q: I downloaded the animation pack, but in the 3D model is no camera view position. Where can I find the render viewpoint? 

A: The render viewpoint is descirbed in the document"_START_HERE_ReadMe.pdf", which is also part of the animation pack:

"Please render you animation in a front view with a parallel perspective without a vanishing point.The projection surface should be in the middle of the image. To achieve that, please refer to the .pdf or the .png with the name »facade contours« for aligning your animation."

This camera view position is only valid for the 30 seconds competition submissions, which will be projected onto miniature models and shown in a travelling exhibition in Weimar.

 

Q: Can my video be longer than 30 seconds?

A: You can submit a longer video, but the staff will cut 30 seconds from it, and you cannot control which part is taken, so we recommend you do this on your own.

 

Q: How should the 30 second contest video look like?

A: We will present the clip mapped on simplified building models to the jury and the public. All clips will be presented one after another for a fair comparison. Please use the templates and create a plain and flat 30 second clip in full HD resolution that can be mapped onto a simplified facade in ca. 50x20cm in size. Do not integrate any explanations or text into the video, because we cannot guarantee that this explanations will be readable once the clip is projected onto the model.

 

Q: What do you mean by "The explanatory text and the self-description will be professionally edited and translated before being displayed to the public"?

A: This means, that a professional translator will proofread the self-description as well as the explenatory text before they will be displayed on the voting side. To make things clear - the editor will not change the meaning of the texts but check them for mistakes and translate them. Since we have submissions from all over the world and not everyone is a native English or German speaker, we just want to make sure that the displayed texts are clear and comprehensible.

 

Q: When will the winners be announced?

A: The winners will be announced approximately six weeks after the end of the competition.

 

Q: Do I have to apply for every location?

A: No.

 

Q: Can I apply for all three locations?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Is it possible to submit several ideas for one location?
A: Yes.

 

Q: How many projections have to be produced by the award winners?

A: Each award winner produces only one projection (5-10 min) for one building.

 

Q: Which mapping software will be used at the festival?

A: The software that will be used is MXWendler FXServer and will be provided for the award winners. The mapping will be done by the contestant teams. An expert team is on site to assist you.

 

Q: Are interactive installations allowed?

A: As far as we can realize it, yes. But you may face difficulties regarding the jury and the public vote, because they expect a 30 second video of the result mapped onto the facade. So best would be if you send a simulation of your interactive installation for the competition.

 

Q: How are the jury and the public going to know that the projection is interactive when the submitted video is just a simulation?

A: Besides the 30 second video clip you have to submit an explanatory text for your projection. In the explanatory text you can also describe the envisioned interaction between visitors and projection.

  • Should circumstances permit a travelling exhibition to be held, only the submitted videos will be shown, projected onto miniature models of the respective location. People will have to visit our website to give their vote.
  • Visitors of the online exhibition on our website will see a summary of the concept besides the respective video. Visitor can rate each submission with 1-5 stars. The votes of the visitors count all together as one jury vote.
  • Our official jurors will go through all data submitted (video, explanatory text, letter of motivation).

 

Q: Can it be live show? With e.g. dancers and musicians?

A: It is hard to answer this question in general. Basically yes, but please note the following:

  • Will the budget of 15,000 € be enough?
  • Will it work with the 15 minutes cycle of the festival?
  • How can the idea be expressed the best with the given tools (project description + video clip for model projection)?

 

Q: Is there a tent for protecting our devices?

A: Yes.

 

Q: Which codec should I use for the 30 second clip?

A: H.264 with ALAC audio. The resolution should be HD 1920×1080.

 

Q: Is the technical equipment for the projection provided? And is a sound system also available?

A: Yes, the technical equipment is provided. A sound system is also available.


Q: Is (sample) music desired for the 30 second clip or should it be presented silently?

A: Please consider music when producing the 30 second clip.


Q: Are the windows of the buildings all taped and are they part of the projection surface?

A: For the competition submission, all surfaces including the windows can be considered. In individual cases, it may not be possible to cover smaller, insignificant areas in production (e.g. in the staircase area of historical buildings). However, this should not result in any restrictions for the competition submission.