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Old January 1st, 2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! UWOL Theme #1

so! when i conceived of this hare-brained scheme, i was hoping for, oh maybe twenty entrants.

forty-two of you signed up. didja get that? forty-two. my mind is blown.

thanks to chris for supporting it.

thanks to dylan for doing such an excellent job running the DV Challenge--i borrowed a lot of ideas from his model, and hope that i have learned a few things from observing his way of running a tight ship in such an easygoing way.

thanks to kevin and mat for their fabulous work and amazing efficiency on the website.

thanks to everyone who chimed in on the ground floor of conceptualizing this thing....

and, most of all, thanks to the forty-two entrants. i am sooo excited to see what you all produce.

and now, THE THEME

suggested by dale guthormsen, stolen by me:

THE LIVING SKIES


definition of skies: anything (skies, insects, clouds, weather, Superman, UFOs, architecture, humans, animals, etc etc) that you see up in the air that is higher than my single-story ranch house. for reference, see a single-story ranch house in your own neighorhood.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO THE 42 ENTRANTS: you have two weeks to e-mail me your working e-mail, so that i can send out the password for uploading your entry onto the UWOL website. this is your responsibility, to get on my e-mail list for the password. i won't have the time to track your e-mail down through DVinfo, there's too many of you. make sure that you send me an e-mail address that you check regularly.

GOOD LUCK! HAVE FUN! MAKE SOMETHING MAGICAL!
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:00 PM   #2
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Great Meryem! I cant wait to start shooting! My mind is already flooding with ideas!

whats your email Meryem? would you mind to post it here? Or do I need to track it down via DVinfo?

Thanks to everyone that made this happen!
Best of luck to you all! And Happy New Year!
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Living Skies? Hmmm... should be an interesting competition.

Good luck everyone
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thanks Meryem!

The Living Skies.....great idea. Should provide some interesting material.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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To send my email address, I clicked on Meryem's name on her post, and selected send an email. I hope that is what she intended.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Chris, I just did the same thing.

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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for the contest. It certainly should be an equally available theme topic to everyone- except for anyone living in caves. I am really looking forward to it. I just have one technical question. On the website, it says videos must be submitted in Sorenson 3 format. In a quick bit of research, I see that is an option on FCP, but as a current PC user (thinking of switching to Mac and FCP) I don't have access to that now. Could I possibly use some other format? Thanks again. And Happy New Year!

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Old January 1st, 2007, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thank you Meryem, Kevin and Mat

Sure appreciate everything you have done to put this together.

This should be a lot of fun! Am looking forward to seeing all the films.

Best wishes~
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Old January 1st, 2007, 02:02 PM   #9
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It certainly should be an equally available theme topic to everyone- except for anyone living in caves.
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Ok, so here we go, we cavemen get bashed again! :)


Sounds like a fun topic. I'll get out my club, I mean camera!

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Old January 1st, 2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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It certainly should be an equally available theme topic to everyone- except for anyone living in caves.
....I'm screwed.


hehe... Anyway, should be interesting, got some good ideas here, hope I can find the time to make this happen.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 02:28 PM   #11
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Ok, so here we go, we cavemen get bashed again! :)


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lol Mike! Watching too many commercials again? Me too. Obviously.

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Old January 1st, 2007, 02:47 PM   #12
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Damn! I just found out about this, a day to late. :-(
Maybe next time.

Good luck to all!!!!

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Old January 1st, 2007, 06:03 PM   #13
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My e-mail

yes, you guys did the right thing in sending via my dvinfo e-mail link. it's an active account and will work fine...whoops, i see it's working just right. 28 of you have already sent me e-mails. excellent.

and a whoopsy from me, smack!: i forgot to thank our esteemed judges and emmy winners, jacques and christi... they should have a fine time in a few weeks!

to answer ruth's question, if you don't have access to sorenson 3, i'd say it's okay to use mp4. what we need from you is a universal, cross-platform codec. so no .wmv, no h.264, etc.

you'll be DQ'ed if you use a codec that excludes viewers from universal ease of use.
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Old January 1st, 2007, 07:15 PM   #14
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Mmmm, all my first reactions to the theme aren't doable here so I'll have to think of something else. :)
Now if the theme was dead skies, I'd smoke ya all! :)
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Old January 1st, 2007, 08:46 PM   #15
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Mmmm, all my first reactions to the theme aren't doable here so I'll have to think of something else. :)
Now if the theme was dead skies, I'd smoke ya all! :)
Kevin,

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