Judging UWOL 23 - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > DV Info Net Community Contests > The UWOL Challenge

The UWOL Challenge
An organized competition for Under Water, Over Land videographers!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 12th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #16
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Entebbe Uganda
Posts: 768
Re: Judging UWOL 23

I vote that we keep them all in the running for the competition. We had a good turn out this round, and lots of different takes on the theme. So it would be cool to keep them all in.

Rule 11. One rule to rule them all...
Simon Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #17
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southwest Idaho, USA
Posts: 3,063
Re: Judging UWOL 23

Per Johan, because of where your ending credits started your entry is okay; no worries.

Simon, your points on editing are well-taken, and I agree. Nothing sharpens editing skills like having a mere 3 minutes to tell a story. It has been proven over and over in this challenge and in the DV Challenge that it can be done. That said, there is the occasional story that could be even more fulfilling if given a little extra time. After watching all of this round's entries I thought there were two.

Thinking that in the coming rounds we should place an emphasis on editing, with tips at the beginning and the promise of feedback to help hone the skills. We want to keep it fun, but I think every filmmaker wants to please his/her audience, as well--which adds to the fun!

After chewing on this all night I think we should chew a little more. I want to loosen the time up a bit, but my gut has been telling me that 5 minutes is too long. Split the difference and go with 4?
__________________
Lorinda
Lorinda Norton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #18
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elk Grove CA
Posts: 6,838
Re: Judging UWOL 23

Okay, I sent my votes in this morning. These films all demonstrate great story and/or great technical shooting. A vote for any of them would be right. In this case, I found myself looking at use of theme as the deciding factor. I hate being a judge. :)
__________________
Chris J. Barcellos
Chris Barcellos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #19
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada
Posts: 492
Re: Judging UWOL 23

Lorinda I'd go for the 4 minute max. Would you want to set a minimum length to or just a max of 4 minutes?

Gordon
Gordon Hoffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #20
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Southwest Idaho, USA
Posts: 3,063
Re: Judging UWOL 23

One of my favorite examples that you will have to read again comes from the DV Challenge. Several years ago we had a winner in the charity challenge that was a 30-second PSA! It was so compelling and well done that it swept the contest--the clear winner.

So there will be no minimum time, but there will be multiple comments regarding the value of keeping it short. I'm really leaning toward the 4-minute maximum, too, Gordon. Thanks.
__________________
Lorinda
Lorinda Norton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #21
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 1,499
Re: Judging UWOL 23

Why limit it at all? If you can crank out a feature film that grabs every one of us in the time allotted then why not? It's still a challenge. But if you give us 40 minutes of drivel then I hope the others that finished a film would call you out on it.

I find it harder to do a longer film that a shorter film. I'm working on making a much longer film and you have to have a hell of a compelling story to hold people's attention.
__________________
--==Kevin==--
http:filmmakingnaturally.com
Kevin Railsback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #22
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand
Posts: 233
Re: Judging UWOL 23

I think they call it 'The UWOL Challenge' as the challenge is trying to pick the top three when they're all in that category.
__________________
Owen
Owen Dawe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #23
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pincher Creek, Alberta Canada
Posts: 492
Re: Judging UWOL 23

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Railsback View Post
Why limit it at all? If you can crank out a feature film that grabs every one of us in the time allotted then why not?
I know I have a limited amount of bandwidth that I can use a month and sometimes it's not very fast so if I've got to keep waiting for it to load I'll lose interest pretty quick. I never watch anything over about six minutes as it is because of that.

Gordon

Last edited by Gordon Hoffman; July 12th, 2012 at 06:52 PM. Reason: spelling
Gordon Hoffman is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > DV Info Net Community Contests > The UWOL Challenge

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network