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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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April Fools - DVC Starts Today! Theme announcement - GO GO GO GO GOOOO!!!!!

What, you really thought we were going to start it on April 2nd?


The DV Challenge starts TODAY!

Starting right.... NOW, you have until May 3rd at MIDNIGHT, to write, shoot, edit, and upload your film to a video hosting site (Vimeo or Youtube), and email the link to us at thedvchallenge@gmail.com

So, the theme for this DVC is... a prop!

And that prop is: Food

So, you can make your film about anything you like, as long as you use a food prop throughout. It should be one specific item of food, not food in general. For example, a film about people chasing a runaway meatball would suit the theme, but a short set in a grocery store or restaurant would not. Part of judging will be based on how well you use your prop. (note: this is food only, not drinks)

If you are new to the contest, please go see: The DV Challenge for specific rules/details.

Since we have more than a month to complete these, we are extending the time limit to 5 minutes (+ credits but not titles), so use it wisely!

And remember... the prize!
For our extended challenge, Guy Cochran and dvcreators.net have donated a
Reflecmedia 8'x8' Chromatte Package! Reflecmedia in action - Chroma key made easy on Vimeo
This includes everything you need to create a Green Screen set - fast!
* Litering
* Controller
* 8'x8' Chromatte curtain
* adapter ring to fityour specific camera.
Last year these were $3800!
Here is Guy using it with the Canon 5D Mark II Chroma key with the Canon 5D and Reflecmedia on Vimeo
If that isn't incentive to get your butt in gear, nothing will.


Happy filming!

Dylan & Lorinda
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Old April 1st, 2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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Wow

good thing I checked....BUT it could be wrong do to the date...


Note to Craig: Sorry! I meant to quote you on this post and edited it instead! Oops...hope there wasn't something else here... :) -Lorinda
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Old April 1st, 2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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good thing I checked..... BUT it could be wrong do to the date...

Nah, that wouldn't be as funny. :)

I guarantee you, today *IS* the start day! Sure, I may lie to you, but Lorinda wouldn't!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:28 PM   #4
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Question: Can people sign up for this after the theme is announced? I had a few friends who were teetering on the fence today?
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:39 PM   #5
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For example, a film about people chasing a runaway meatball would suit the theme ...
That's terrible! Making some poor Italian guy run all over town just so we can win some expensive prize.

I like the food idea; go figure my fat ass already has several stories in mind. If the theme also involved sitting around playing video games my film would clean up in the voting.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:48 PM   #6
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Question: Can people sign up for this after the theme is announced? I had a few friends who were teetering on the fence today?
That's the trouble with teetering on the fence--sometimes you get a sliver in your butt.

;)

The door isn't closed yet so tell 'em to get on in and join the fun!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Good for you guys who checked today. I'm laughing about the ones who won't look 'til tomorrow! Actually, I've been laughing to myself ever since Dylan said, "What about starting a day early for an April Fools Day joke?" :)
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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:19 PM   #8
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Question: Can people sign up for this after the theme is announced? I had a few friends who were teetering on the fence today?
Sign up usually closes when we announce the theme. However, since we said it starts tomorrow, we'll accept sign ups until 9am tomorrow when we normally would have announced it. It will then be closed!
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Old April 1st, 2009, 10:22 PM   #9
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Once again, unexpected, galvanizing and. . . well. . . a challenge! Looking forward to competing. Thanks!
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:06 PM   #10
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alright! i have the script written already and started story boarding! this is gonna be goooooood.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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Come On

No one really writes a script or does story boarding! You have to wing it like the real big boy pro's, with the big boy pro camera's.. 8^)
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my HMC will eat you alive =O
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:54 PM   #13
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Hey Dylan, in the old days when we only had a few days to make our films... we didn't have time sit around and BS like this....
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Hey Dylan, in the old days when we only had a few days to make our films... we didn't have time sit around and BS like this....
Yeah, but isn't this more fun!?
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Hey Dylan, in the old days when we only had a few days to make our films... we didn't have time sit around and BS like this....
I think the next one should be a 48 hour challenge.
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