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Old July 5th, 2005, 10:25 PM   #46
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Sign me up if its not too late

Hi,
I have only taped a few meetings and such but this sounds like fun. So if its not too late sign me up
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Old July 6th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #47
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Hi,
I have no actors, no lights, no microphone and I must check if I have a tape left.

But I'm in !
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Old July 7th, 2005, 08:57 AM   #48
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Benjamin, that's the spirit we are looking for!

Anyway, THE THEME HAS BEEN POSTED!!! THE COMPETITION IS A GO!!!

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...762#post330762


YES, you can still enter if you haven't. It isn't too late.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #49
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You are going to have to add me to the wall of shame, for I have to drop out.

Aside from my regular job, I have just been handed the job of finishing a show I just left (because the other editor is directing 2nd unit on a feature) over the weekend and first part of next week. So double shifts. AND, I am leaving for Montana on the 13th. I was planning on having this all done before I left, but...

Hang me on the wall of shame. I have no qualms.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:47 AM   #50
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Ok

To prove a point to everyone who is dropping out... :)

I'm signing myself up, THE DAY BEFORE THE CONTEST IS OVER!!!
I won't even start today, I'll wait until tomorrow afternoon to start shooting, and I don't even have an idea, despite the fact it was my theme. I'll do it using one camera, sticks, and myself as cast/crew. No, I won't be shooting for the cinematography prize, I just want to prove how quickly you can do this if you apply yourself. And yes, I'm busy with paying gigs and running this contest.

Plus, I'm on the wall of shame from the DV Challenge #1 and want off. :)
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Old July 14th, 2005, 11:17 AM   #51
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Kudos to you Dylan...that is the spirit. Everyone has a story...some more so than others, and sympathy is definately appropriate in many cases, but the challenge is what it is...and so are the conditions. As long as there is a camera and a hosting service....something can be submitted - no matter how crumby it looks.

As for me...the experience is alot of fun, and I gain alot of needed experience just working out the finer details on a budget and time constraint. It is great practice. My friends and I had a lot of fun with the first challenge - even though it is a little laughable despite our best efforts on short, short time. As I recall, we hammered out a quick idea, and basically scripted it on the fly as we shot it in under an hour. Editing took not much longer. Now we look at it and laugh at the campiness.

My friends came over the day the theme was posted for this go-'round.

We had a bunch of good laughs about horrible possibilities, and then when the laughter died down, we discovered that we couldn't think of any good 'serious' ideas, so we went with one of the jokes (although we are trying to ham it up a bit as we developed a storyboard)

We met the other day to shoot - subsequently I threw out my back during the week while I have been busy working on 2 other paying gigs - and while being the primary for my 2 year old daughter - and hobbling around with a cane (I have blown disc in my back and it is quickly degenerating)...

But our idea seemed almost decent, we had fun shooting, and we got a kid to be the main character - he is very excited about being in it and I want to do right by him to finish and post it. The wall of shame is small potatoes if I don't finish it for his sake, so when my daughter goes down for her afternoon nap, I will try to get to my editing bay and throw something together that works.

I think it is worth it.

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Old July 14th, 2005, 11:22 AM   #52
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sob, sob, wall of shame am i.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #53
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Yea Dylan!

I'm on the phone with Bellsouth right now as I type this, and attempting to gain access to my web page. So far they can't even get in.

My actors are coming this afternoon or evening, at least I have my fingers crossed.

Hey, my web site is up so I should have a place to send the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone watch out! One and a half days left and I Can now start.....

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Old July 15th, 2005, 12:06 PM   #54
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Well, 13 hours left in the deadline. I basically just got up with a killer hangover. I'm going to grill up some lunch and then get started. The hardest part is going to be cleaning my set (office). :)
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Old July 15th, 2005, 02:05 PM   #55
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Cheers Dylan Couper,
Boy, you sure know how to instill GUILT!!!! ;-)
Not even another word on this subject from, in the form of "next time" etc etc etc.
BTW, is Challenge #1 still viewable? My grandson and daughter would like to see it (me too). They think it would be fun to "play" with Grandpa.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #56
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I handed mine in today. I've also done a PSA for a corporate cable company, attended my normal job, acted as vice president for a non-profit organization, took care of a hit and run on my truck, and some other of lifes hurdles. If you want it bad enough you'll make it happen.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #57
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Hey Dylan. I'm in the same boat as you. I pretty much forgot about it until today. So I shot mine at 12 this afternoon and just started editing and scoring now. Hopefully, I make the deadline!
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Old July 15th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #58
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BTW, is Challenge #1 still viewable? My grandson and daughter would like to see it (me too). They think it would be fun to "play" with Grandpa.
Yours,
Tom
Hi Tom,
I had a look at them yesterday. I presume the reason we can still look at them is by the good will of those that posted them in the first place; another words, they haven't removed them. You may want to check out the winning one before you show your Grandkids - great humour.
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Old July 15th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #59
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Hey Dylan. I'm in the same boat as you. I pretty much forgot about it until today. So I shot mine at 12 this afternoon and just started editing and scoring now. Hopefully, I make the deadline!
And see, I just left mine until the last minute to prove a point. :)
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Old July 17th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #60
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And see, I just left mine until the last minute to prove a point. :)
I'm so pissed. I finished everything early, and it came out all right, IMO. I couldn't get the damn thing online, though. It kept freezing at 95% uploaded. I really want people to see it, but I don't have high speed internet, and still won't be able to get it online for a few more days now.

Did it come through in the email I sent you, Dylan?
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