Now Accepting Submissions for Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge. Emerging artists ages 18 to 24 compete to win a year of professional and creative development, mentorship, all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Seeking the next generation of emerging filmmakers, Sundance Institute and Adobe Project 1324 opened the Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge. Fifteen winners will be selected from narrative and documentary short film submissions to win a career-launching opportunity.
More info at sundanceignite2018.com. Deadline is September 26.
Check out this great resource for all things Minnesota Indy Filmmaking…
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Filmmaking Class: Location shooting at UMD Land Lab / Farm
Project 1: Capturing the Light (20 sec)
Explore a simple subject through deliberate choices of light + shots + angles. Shoot on location in Duluth, capturing a sense of place, natural light, and a short narrative arc. Your video must include at least one person in addition to the “object of desire”. Use a variety of shot types and angles. (You must include least 10 different shots in 20 seconds) Use a tripod when shooting. Avoid handheld or camera movement of any kind. Focus on framing and composition of various shots. Subjects may move in or out of frame. Bring video clips to class next week for import and edit practice. Follow directions discussed in class. Your 20 second edit is DUE at the end of Class 2.
Examples of shots, angles and lighting:
resources: Camera Shots and Angles https://jrockviznar.wordpress.com/category/camera-shots-and-angles/
What makes a good short film? What types of stories and characters can be captured in this short format?
Art2040 Students: Please view at least 5 Short Films over the next month and take notes using the format below. Find quality short films… like Oscar Nominated Shorts and other award winning short films. View others you find on the web. Be selective.
If possible, find works that relate somehow to your own creative work, as inspiration for a technique or look you hope to achieve. Try to use films that are longer than one minute and shorter than 15 minutes (though the definition of a short film may vary).
Make notes on your favorite shorts, type your reflection and post to the class folder once you have viewed 5 shorts.
PLEASE Title your document: YOUR NAME_FIVE SHORTS
Your writing/ reflection must note all of this info for each film (some of this info can be found online and pasted into your reflection):
Link to the film : (URL of website, dvd, tv or movie theatre)
Use of Light / Color:
Use of Sound / Music:
OVER THE NEXT MONTH, YOU SHOULD PLAN TO VIEW MANY SHORT FILMS and PICK YOUR FAVORITE 5 shorts TO SHARE WITH CLASS. When considering shorts to view, look for genres and techniques that represent your own aesthetic direction. You may include Oscar Nominated Shorts, check out some shorts from the library DVDs, or search links to many collections of short films on the web…
See links to Short films… (know some good links to short films? send them!)
If this was a story about my life, it would be a ___________________ (genre / style), created by _________________________________ (artist/ director).
The story about my life would be ____________________________________________________________ (describe visual qualities and emotional tone).
It would be set in _______________ (era) in ___________________ (location). The pace of the story would be _________________, the camera work would be ______________________.
It would be the story of _______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ (short synopsis).
In the project, my ________________ (family member) would be played by _____________________ (actor) and __________________ (actor) would play the love interest.
In the climax of the story, _________________________ would happen. This scene would feel very ______________(emotion) and be visually _________________ (look). The audience would be most surprised by the ending, when I _________________________________________________________.
No Film School is a great resource for beginning filmmakers. Full of tips, tricks, and smart examples. Here is a link to their recent collection of useful forms for pre-production planning and other tasks…
FOR YOUR PRODUCTION BIBLE