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Old September 15th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #16
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I like 5-6 minutes and I like 3 weeks, but I don't want to have to include a character a la 48 hour and I don't want it to have to be about a current topic. Especially since every thing in the world at that time will be political with the election coming up.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #17
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My intention was not to require a current new topic, just to show something in the footage that refers to some current news, so there was not a problem with someone submitting a pre-made film. Never intended that it be about some current news story, and I agree we don't need political positions pieces !
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Old September 15th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #18
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I could get into making something around a horror theme. It would give me a push to actually do it and finish.

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Old September 15th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #19
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Here's a paste from the original DV Challenge Web site that explains this challenge in a nutshell. From the head nut himself:

This contest is the pet project of Vancouver based director/filmmaker Dylan Couper, who is a veteran of 24 and 48 hour short film competitions. He found one of the most difficult things in making a short film is to just force yourself to do it. If there isn’t some kind of motivation or challenge, then it usually just doesn’t happen. Frustrated by some of the ridiculous themes and crazy hoops that other short film contests make you jump through, as well as the high price tags on entry fees, Dylan decided to keep this sweet and simple… and cheap.

And there we have it, folks--sweet and simple--just what I like. Oh, and cheap is good, too. :)
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Old September 15th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #20
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If there isn’t some kind of motivation or challenge, then it usually just doesn’t happen. Frustrated by some of the ridiculous themes and crazy hoops that other short film contests make you jump through, as well as the high price tags on entry fees, Dylan decided to keep this sweet and simple… and cheap.
I don't think our suggestions added any of those "complications" except for providing verification of newly produced material, as the rules call for. But I do have a group of film making "nuts" who want a project, and I was hoping we could have something in the hopper that we could count on for them to do in October. I do think that the lack of a schedule of contests does result in people planning other things, and having to dissappear from theDVChallenge, because they can't reserve the time on the their calendar. Perhaps that is what is intended, and that is fine.....

In our case, a group of us are getting together this week to consider things like the 72 hour National Challenge, or a project with the theDVChallenge. Without being able to tell people we will have something going on in October, we may have to go another route. I prefer the theDVChallenge because of the time allowed and the kind of exposure and response we get.
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Old September 15th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #21
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I don't think our suggestions added any of those "complications" except for providing verification of newly produced material, as the rules call for.
Chris,

I prefer the honor system.

It got me through college...
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Old September 16th, 2008, 01:16 AM   #22
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I prefer the honor system.

It got me through college...
Actually, I do too. I guess I was anticipating an objection to having a recurring horror film every October where someone knowing of the annual even could work on a project year round....
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Old September 16th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #23
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I would like to see it the same as it has been. maybe mostly cuz, it's my first and I am just getting familiar with it.
Are we getting close to an announcement form the powers that be?
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Old September 21st, 2008, 04:55 PM   #24
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I'm all for another challenge. I've only participated in one but I'm ready willing and able to get a project going.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 11:03 AM   #25
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Are we getting close to an announcement form the powers that be?
Hey Ken,
I haven't heard from the power that be Dylan in a while, but I bet there will be something coming along soon in the way of an announcement. Stay tuned...
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Old September 26th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #26
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You can count me in whenever it will be :)
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Old September 26th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #27
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Im hoping I can make an Instant Message 2... this time its offline......

Ok... I think I need some sleep... hehe.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #28
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Gearing up

Figured out how to put together the soft box for my 1000w light. That was really bugging me.
One step closer...
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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #29
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*crosses his fingers and bows his head*

Deep focus master requirement, deep focus master requirement, come on deep focus master requirement.

LOL
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #30
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*crosses his fingers and bows his head*

Deep focus master requirement, deep focus master requirement, come on deep focus master requirement.

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What??? :)

“Do we still have gas?” Looks pretty low to me, though if every one of you who posted interest here signed up for real and submitted a film we’d have enough. Trouble is, that [generally] doesn’t happen.

Dunno, fellas....it’s not looking good for October...
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