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Old November 1st, 2004, 12:20 PM   #1
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Help us with the MTVu Best Film on Campus Contest!

VOTE OR DIE! Says P. Diddy, and in terms of the MTVu Best Film on Campus Contest I can't agree more.

Fellow DVinfo'er Devin Doyle and I both have made it into the semi-finals of a national short film contest (only 11 made it), and we need your help to see us to the final round. Via online voting (apparently you can vote as many times as you want so long as itís not by a voting bot/program) we can move on to be judged by industry giants such as Joel Schumacher and Gus Van Sant! The overall winner gets to go to the Sundance Film Festival, receives a paid MTV Films internship, and most importantly gets a pitch meeting with MTV Films for a feature. This could be the opportunity of a lifetime, but we need your help to achieve it.

The two shorts that made the cut are "Detonate", and Devin's "Fade Away," but because we don't want to split our vote, we are choosing to promote "Detonate" as the one people should vote for mostly. (Because it is more likely to appeal to a general collegiate audience.)

So please help us out, click
http://www.mtvu.com/contests/best_film/
and vote "Detonate", heck vote a few times if the spirit moves you.

Thanks to all of you who help us out in advance,
Spencer and Devin
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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voted for both of you a couple times. Good luck!
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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Thanks, Steve!

Jeff (writer of detonate and the biggest par-t-com dvinfo.net lurker)
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Old November 4th, 2004, 10:41 AM   #4
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Shamelessness

Hey everyone, in attempts not to lose any steam this is a shameless bump. Afterall, the polls are open till Sunday.

We're reminding everyone that this shadey voting process encourages you to vote over and over again. It's barely a film contest as much as a popularity contest, but we've gotta roll with what we're given.

http://www.mtvu.com/contests/best_film/

Please take a minute of your time to watch and then vote over and over again for "Detonate". Just a minute of ticking, voting, going back, ticking, voting, going back could really help us out here.

Thanks Steve and everyone else!
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Old November 5th, 2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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We've made the final three!

Thank you to everyone who voted and we look forward to any help in the final round, which begins Monday.
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Old November 25th, 2004, 04:59 PM   #6
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We Won!

Thanks goes to all of you who went out and voted for "Detonate", especially those who voted a few times -- we've officially won mtvU's Best Film on Campus 2004 contest!!

Here's a rundown of what we get:
-Dec 10th - Interview director Joel Schumacher
-Dec 11th - Attend the red carpet premiere of his new movie "The Phantom of the Opera" at the famous NYC Ziegfeld theater (and afterparty ;) ).

-January 20th - Two of our crew will be sent to attend the Sundance Film Festival as well as receive a pitch meeting there with both MTV Films and CAA (Creative Artists Agency).

-An internship with MTV Films in 2005.

If you haven't seen the short, you can still head to
http://www.mtvu.com/contests/best_film/
and view it (windows media player only), or head to our site
http://www.par-t-com.net/
and see it in all it's Quicktime -- mac friendly, glory.


Thanks again everyone, we'll keep you updated!
-Spence, and the rest of us.
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Old November 29th, 2004, 01:57 PM   #7
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Congrats on the big win guys. Sounds like you guys got a great prize package too and a ton of exposure. What is MtvU? Is it only shown on campuses?
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Old November 29th, 2004, 05:27 PM   #8
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Thanks, Steve

The prizes will definitely offer a great opportunity to get some exposure/experience. We go to college in rural southern Ohio, so we need all the help we can get! This win should also bring good PR to our school, Ohio University-- we hope to blackmail them into dropping some of our pesky bottle-neck Telecommunications requirements for all our troubles ;).

You're right about MtvU, it's the university based MTV. It's a 24 hour cable network similar to MTV, but all centric to college life. Schools have to be MtvU members to get the programming, but thankfully plenty of schools in the US are. It plays in most dining halls and other public lounge areas, and students have access to it in their dorm provided cable just like any other channel.

Because I'm a junior and I live in an apartment (off-campus housing), I don't actually get MtvU, but I believe the national viewer numbers are quite large.

Thanks again,
Spencer & co.
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Old December 5th, 2004, 06:52 PM   #9
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voted for fade away. Haven't seen any movie on the site but YOu got my vote. always happy to help.

good luck

oops


I see your movie has allready won the contest...

WOWWW

...no need to vote I guess
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Old December 5th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #10
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saw detonate. Nice start but when the guy started to sing, the movie changed for me. I couldn't watch the rest of the movie. Sorry. I don't there is enough action in the movie. It is too static and you can almost predict what is going to happen. The continuity of the scenes all very filmschool like....too static or flowless. YOu know? The same idea I got from the other movie. The movies are a bit static and cold. The acting could be more natural as well. The thing I like most are some camera views on the ground or other interesting spots.
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