Team Goofy is using 3 vacation days. Challenge is now due Thursday August 20th at 8pm EST
@Vipraa, no more than 3 vaca days can be used per challenge.The Third Amendment -
Vacation Days may not be taken out of hand. To prevent overly extended due dates, there is a limit to how many Days each team may utilize. Unless told otherwise, only 3 Vacation Days can be used from both teams combined for a single challenge. This rule must be followed to maintain a respectable competition.
I know that I'm not a judge, but the challenge was to design a street performance, not streetmosphere.One question I have for the judges. Didn't the challenge call for "streetmosphere", not a full blown show?
For this challenge, teams will be tasked with designing a street performance for Disney's Animal Kingdom. The park has a huge array of culture to draw from, so be sure to put your thinking caps on and come up with something unique! Because this is a smaller project, the due date will have a smaller window. This project will be due Monday, August 17th
We contacted the judges on Monday to confirm if it was an adequate direction to go, and they okayed it.No. We were actually planning to complain about your "streetmosphere" if we lost, since it wasn't what the challenge called for.
Cultural was not a requirement... coming up with something unique was. And I'm biased, but I think what we came up with was extremely unique. Heck, in the brainstorming stage we came up with a lot of the same stuff as you. Sitar players... storytellers... Also, if you guys think that street performances should be less complex or "something you just walk past" you shouldn't have designed a whole new area solely for street performances.The challenge also called for something that fit the cultures from Animal Kingdom and something unique.
While I'm not a judge, and this is in no way a knock on Team Mickey, Cirque du Soleil is not unique and I think our project did a better job of developing the cultural background in Asia. Heck I even took a side trip to AK on my vacation just to make sure it fit.
I think for the future the challenges need to be better worded. This challenge was particularly weak in my opinion and street performance = streetmosphere to me...not a show. A street performance is something that you can casually walk past and observe, not something you have to go through a pre-show/show to experience.
I think it's unfortunate someone has to go home because of this challenge, even if we won.
I respect your opinion, but I don't agree. I like it when the teams take different directions, as it's interesting to see how a challenge could have been interpreted. It was very cool to see what Team Goofy did this week.Yeah, there have been a few challenges that different people/teams have taken in different directions, not really thinking to ask a clarifying question because it doesn't seem like there's a grey area (for example, the DAK fantasyland-style dark ride in TSI...what is with you DAK?! ).
I think the rules for a challenge should try to be as clear as possible for what the judges are looking for, and if a team isn't really doing that then I'd say that it's the responsibility of the judges/advisors in the PMs to try to steer them on track a bit. Obviously I wasn't in any PMs so I don't know what the processes were like but that's just my outside perspective take on it.
I agree that it's interesting to see different ideas like you said, but the problem is now it's causing a bit of controversy. I like when they take different directions in things such as last challenge. You both went completely different ways on creating dark rides, but there was no grey area in whether or not one was not within the rules. I personally think that this challenge was fine, the fact that you went different ways didn't really effect judging, but that's what seems to be making contestants upset. So making it specific enough (or general enough) could fix that.I respect your opinion, but I don't agree. I like it when the teams take different directions, as it's interesting to see how a challenge could have been interpreted. It was very cool to see what Team Goofy did this week.
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