Posted 09 November 2007 - 05:17 PM
Written, shot and edited in 72 hours.
Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:38 AM
The idea of the competition is to produce a film in 72 hours.
The complication is, you have to include 3 things in the film:
A character - for us it was Tina Fuller, cheerleader.
A prop - peanut butter.
A dialogue line - "Now, that's what I call using your noodle!" (at that point I was ready to shoot myself
Looking forwards your critique!
Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:52 AM
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:34 PM
It's very well-directed and shot -- I like the mist along the horizon at the end. I'd say that, due to the simple content, it could probably be tightened even further even though it's quite well-edited.
Thanks a lot, David!
Posted 01 December 2007 - 11:24 AM
We made it to top 15! That means we are nominated for the Grand-Prix!
Also, the film will be on the website (www.filmchallenge.com) for the public vote of the Audience Award.
Now all we do is wait for the results to be announced on 1st of January.
(parts of the letter we have received today)
Hello NFC Teams:
The moment you have all been waiting for: Our first round judges have completed their voting which determined the 16 finalists for the 2007 National Film Challenge. There were many, many great films this year. In total, 159 films were finished by the deadline and eligible for awards. That said, here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):
"Brown Gold" by Yutka Productions
"Cheeks" by Persistent Cough Productions
"The Date" by The Focus Group
"Heroic Love" by the Smith Brothers
"The Interview" by Year of the Rooster
"Kirsten's Treasure Map" by Hippopotami
"Love Always" by Conspiracy
"Machiste Nouveau" by Rational Spirit
"Man vs Machine" by Mike Productions
"Open House" by Pixotic
"Salvage" by The Hi-Def Chefs
"Sent" by Somatic Cinema
"She's With Me" by Instant Noodles Film
"Spy Team" by The Convection Ovens
"Time Cougars" by rattlesnake wash productions
"Traffic Jam" by La Toalla Productions
The next step is for our Round 2 Judges (listed below) to determine the Grand Prize Winner.
By mid-December we will have the films on the NFC website for audience voting. The film that receives the highest rating will be declared the Audience Award Winner and will screen at Cinequest.
All of the films are still eligible for the other awards such as Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Use of Genre, etc. Since the 16 Finalists were the highest rated films overall, it is likely that many of them will win awards. But it is not a guarantee.
Edited by Edgar Edgar, 01 December 2007 - 11:25 AM.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:09 AM
Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:20 PM
Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:22 PM
Great job for your second month in film school. It's hard to get projects started. It is a good story, but I think it can be tightened up a bit. Good job on the last scene. Did you originally shoot it in color or b/w?
Originally shot b/w.
What would you suggest to cut?
Posted 05 January 2008 - 01:19 PM
Please take a look and vote for the ones you think are best.
Edited by Edgar Edgar, 05 January 2008 - 01:20 PM.
Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:26 PM
We won the 'best Cinematography' award.