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/
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
Every Filmmaking Form You’ll Ever Need in 99 Free Templates
Coen Brothers Storyboards on Youtube / Published on Sep 19, 2016
While preparing our release of BLOOD SIMPLE, photographer Grant Delin created a video that compares scenes from the film to their original storyboards, with commentary by Joel and Ethan Coen, cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld, and actor Frances McDormand.
How to Join Vimeo https://vimeo.com/sign_up
You can join Vimeo for free with a Vimeo Basic membership. ( 500MB/week of storage, Up to 25GB a year) You can later decide to upgrade to Vimeo Plus or Pro if you want more space and features.
Students in Art2040 need to join Vimeo this semester, and then join the Vimeo group for UMD Art & Design Students. https://vimeo.com/groups/115939
This Vimeo group is for students to share video projects and inspirations. If you are a student at UMD (University of MN Duluth), you are welcome to join and share here. Only members can see this group, so feel free to post your favorite short films for discussion!
Is Vimeo Basic just a free trial?
Nope. Vimeo Basic is perfect for individuals who want to join the community, but who might not be uploading tons of HD videos each week. If that sounds like you, you might never pay a dime for Vimeo.