Jalkow wrote:While fixing that I got kind of frustrated that the CCC doesn't really give you the chance to build something that moves. I mean, you can (and it has been done in the past), but you'll have to show it in a picture and not in a video.
I do understand your point. It's cool when MOCs have movement, and yours looks cool. My son in particular wanted to watch it again and again. The problem is that there is necessarily a limit to the number of pictures per entry. We limit things to three to make it fair for everyone and manageable for the judges. There are currently 326 entries, another 26 awaiting moderation (some on the naughty list, some awaiting Brickshelf moderation, and probably a few that have been submitted since I went through the list before making lunch), and I fully expect there to be another couple of dozen in the last minutes before the deadline (there always are). Imagine if each entry had between ten and twenty pictures to look at - it would be impossible. And so there must be a limit. But a video breaks that limit. A video is, essentially, an infinite amount of pictures strung together (think how long it takes to make a short brickfilm). If one person uses a video to show how their dragon's wings flap, or whatever, why couldn't another use a video to do a fly through of a whole medieval village layout, pausing for each of the details, or whatever?
In your case, you couldn't enter a video, but it looks like you only entered one picture. You could easily use three pictures to show the boat and tentacles in different orientations, and note in the description that it is motorized. Us judges are pretty experienced at this, you know, and we could pretty much infer the movement. But you just gave one photo, which sort of wastes the movement (as far as this contest is concerned - you actually built this for a public show, which is a venue where the moving parts can best be appreciated).