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Old September 8th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #1
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Do we still have gas?

It's been a while since DVC13. I sold my Sony FX1 when I read the Scarlett info, and had to sit the last one out. But sitting on the sidelines is making me antsy. So I went out and bought an HV30 to have something to shoot my kids with.

There is only so much editing one can do of children running on the playground. When you start laying the dolly track down to get a shot of your kid traversing the monkey bars, the other parents get to acting a little weird. I'm thinking maybe it's getting close to time for another DV Challenge.

The turn out for DVC13 was a little light. Are we all just getting old and running out of gas? Or are you all just making too much money to work for art's sake?
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Old September 8th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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I say bring on DVC14. I love a good challenge. We went silly last time but I think we wanna try to be serious again.

Bring it :)
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Old September 8th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #3
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Lorinda and I have debated making the next one in October, just been busy making art... er... money... er... pocket change.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #4
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Bring it

Newborn baby et al helped me find my way to the wall of shame on the last one. I have to say, that's been burning a hole in me lately. I'm feeling all "gassed up" for DVC 14.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #5
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Got a whole crew raring to go on a project....
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Old September 9th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #6
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I'm there !
This time I will be paying attention and barring the inevitable "vapor-lock" writers block, I hope to have an offering on this my first time around.

"...lights...camera...: "MEOW !" "...get that cat outa-here !..."
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Old September 9th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #7
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Dvc14

I know I say this every time, but I am ready to go and hpe to actually finnish a project this time!
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Old September 9th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Lorinda and I have debated making the next one in October, just been busy making art... er... money... er... pocket change.
bring on the scary stuff! sadly, my zombie lovers broke up, so i'll have to do a zombie film where the boy zombie demands his stuff back and the girl zombie tells him to stuff it....
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Old September 9th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #9
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sadly, my zombie lovers broke up, so i'll have to do a zombie film where the boy zombie demands his stuff back and the girl zombie tells him to stuff it....
LOL, Now there's a log line. ;)

After a looooooooooooong break my team has told me we need to bust something out so I'm up for something scary too.
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Old September 9th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #10
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I was watching some of the entrys for DVC13 again and only just now noticed the blooper reels that were posted along with some of them.
Hilarious! I am so going to do that.
Can't wait.

BTW, I am already starting to stress about how I won't be able to think of anything when the theme is announced.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop taking my Prilosec...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #11
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When you start laying the dolly track down to get a shot of your kid traversing the monkey bars, the other parents get to acting a little weird.
Ha! You’ve been away from the Challenge waaay too long, Dick.

I totally relate–in a literal sense–to the pocket change for art. Last month, for $150 I shot and uploaded a 15 minute video of a guy throwing a pot at a farmer’s market.

Looking forward to DVC14 and something with a bit more meat... :)
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #12
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Dylan, Lorinda and other Big Cheeses:

Last year in October, we did scary theme. I'd kind of like to see that become a tradition so we can all sharpen our mayhem production value.....

Further ramblings:

Ideas to make sure it is original:

1. The production must refer to a current news topic

2. You could require a character name with a required carreer, like the 48 hour festivals.

Also, to allow time for proper build up of suspense, fear and loathing, a length of 5-6 minutes would be cool.

To allow time to really get a good production together, I would like to see a 3 week window to write and shoot.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #13
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I would only add that if suspense or horror is a theme.... ANY short is challenged to build up suspense....an essential element to a good scary movie, and I agree that a little more time, a paucity though it might seem in the grand scheme of moviemaking... is better. I concur with Chris's comments.

To carry it a bit further.... a December theme (planned for New years) about renewal, hope or celebration? (Or is that a bad time to think about making movies?) A June-July Theme about Country and the things we celebrate on 4th of July?

Just a few times during the year we can plan ahead for generally.... the rest, well, catch as catch can....

My late night musings.

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Old September 12th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #14
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...we can plan ahead for generally.....
I don't know... plan ahead? That would take the fun out of the ten day turn around.

If you get an idea and the theme doesn't match you can always do what I did for #13 - shoot it anyway and submit it non-competitively.

I don't think I'll be able to manage joining for 14 though. I've got tons of travel for work this fall. But I'll be sure to watch and comment. I'm looking forward to whatever scary (or not) stuff y'all come up with.

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Old September 14th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #15
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I'm in if you get it going.
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