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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:17 AM   #1
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Dvc5 Begins! Theme Anouncement Here!

DVC5 is now officially underway!
Ok, I said I would post the theme tonight, but I'm excited about getting this going, so here you are, a freebie...

THE THEME FOR DVC5 is....

Reflections

Here's a little twist in the spirit of Lady X.

You must use your city/town/countryside as a backdrop!

Closing date for the competition is April 8th. This gives you a full month (mostly because that is when I get back from Africa). This will allow you to scout locations and wait for good weather as needed. I'm curious to see how much better quality (if any) your films will have with all this time to prepare.
So by midnight PST of April 8th, you must have your film up on the web, in a format viewable by everyone (I suggest not using free download sights that make people wait to watch), and the link to it sitting happily in my inbox at thedvchallenge@hotmail.com
PLEASE, make the subject of the email: DVC5 ENTRY - "your name" - "title of the film"

Running time is extended to a full five minutes. Your film doesn't have to run that long, but it is there if you want it. I'd still prefer to see three minute films.

THE PRIZE
And what will you be battling for?
How about a 30gb video Ipod, as donated by Guy Cochran and www.dvestore.com !!!


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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:41 AM   #2
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I get the twist and that's fine and all BUT, how long a shot counts as using the cityscape (etc.) as a background image? If I use a shot with it in the background for 5 seconds and the video is 5 minutes, does that count or does the background need to be there for all the shots - which would make it pretty challenging but I already have an idea or two. Suitably dark mind you...

Actually, re-reading it, it doesn't really say it has to be in the shot so just a mention of the town the video takes place in might cover it nicely. What say you oh great and powerful Oz , er, Dylan.

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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hurray!

Now, let me see how far can I stretch the Reflections theme in such a way that it becomes something more interesting than putting in a mirror? ;)

Gotta work it out.

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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #4
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By "you must use your city/town/countryside as a backdrop", do you mean it must literally be the backdrop or the movie just has to take place there? I'm guessing the latter.

That's a very generous donation by Guy!
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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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So, do you mean reflections in the physical/visual sense, or the mental/spoken word sense? Or is that left up to us?
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Old March 9th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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Nice one.....

By the way, everyone asking the Q's-- you will see by the other contest results that the "theme requirement" has been given a wide latitude.... Make your film and enjoy it !!
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Old March 9th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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By the way, everyone asking the Q's-- you will see by the other contest results that the "theme requirement" has been given a wide latitude.... Make your film and enjoy it !!

Well put.

How about I just say this, the more you incorporate the theme and the twist, the better you will do. How you interpret "reflections" is up to you, but the more creatively you apply it to your short, the better you will do.

If you use one 5 second shot of your town, and then barely mention it, I would consider it a poor use of the twist. If all your scenes were shot in and around the major attractions of your city, I would consider that a very good use of it. If you combine both the theme and the twist into one story, you may have a winner.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 01:27 PM   #8
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....this is perfect. I've already got the music laid out, I got my talent lined up.....now if we could just get some @#$% RAIN! I'd be set....

Thanks, Dylan! (and Guy for donating such a cool prize!!!)
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Old March 9th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #9
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Ideas

I really need to steal someone's idea, so I'll need everyone to send an outline of their movie to me at scott@.dvc5winner.com no later than Saturday at midnight.

Please also include a brief history and motivation for each character. Let's say no more than four pages per character.

Seriously, I just wanted to say that I am very happy to be a part of DVC5. I look at this as a fantastic learning experience. Good luck to all.

Let's get it started!
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Old March 9th, 2006, 01:44 PM   #10
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I have no idea what I'm doing yet but I'm excited. . .nice work Dylan.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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Reflections sounds fun :)

Ideas are flowing and with lots of time to get this one done i just might be able to find some actors :)
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Old March 9th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #12
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I got an idea! Now to just work it to the bone, and getting it all organized and laid out.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #13
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In my town I think the challenge is going to be avoiding the cliche.

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Old March 9th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Kris Holodak
In my town I think the challenge is going to be avoiding the cliche.

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What a town to have to work with! Put all of the cliches to work for you!

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Old March 9th, 2006, 11:11 PM   #15
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Sweet, thanks for the hard work Dylan, stay safe in Afrika. Good luck to everybody.
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