2007 Insomnia Film Festival

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    So, who's doing it?

    I'm assembling a team at my school, and we're going to take the festival by storm. :)

    Does anyone know if I can see last years entries so I can inspire my team?

    Link.
     
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  3. marsvolta macrumors newbie

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    I'm doing it, still working on my team. I need a few more people.

    I was also wondering about submissions from last year...
     
  4. colto macrumors regular

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    same here....im pretty much gonna be a winner with the story i have....now i just need an hd camera.....
     
  6. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh it has to be an HD camera?
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    no.

    so having an HD camera would be useless.. DV is more than adequate.
     
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  9. colto macrumors regular

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    *sigh* You know that they will give you elements that you have to incorporate into the story and you aren't allowed to have a story pre-written right? The whole point is to be able to come up with a story centered around the criteria they give you. Having a story done before hand won't help you. As far as HD goes, there isn't really a point to it. The submission must be in a very small format and IF you win you will still only have it in DVish size. That being said I am filming mine in 1080p at 24F so as to increase the clarity of my overall picture and give me a wider color gamut to play with.
     
  10. fart macrumors regular

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    I'm shooting mine in HD as well, with an FX1. Not so much for the HD rez, as someone pointed out, it's gonna be reduced to the size of a postage stamp, but for native 16:9.

    Anyone else here Film majors?
     
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    I'm thinking about it... I don't know how much time I'll have that weekend. I need to sit down and learn Avid soon so I can move up to Asst Editor next season. That is the weekend I was planning to start working on that...


    Oh, native 16:9 doesn't give too much if you're still compressing down to 320 x ***. If I enter, I'll shoot in 4:3 on my DVX and crop it.

    fart: I was a film major, but I graduated in June. Working in reality TV now *sigh*.
     
  12. colto macrumors regular

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    I am :)
    Only currently enrolled high school or college students may enter.
     
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    I consider myself graduated ;)


    I only have one GE class left and I'm not returning to UC Santa Cruz. I am enrolled at Santa Monica College for an online course.
     
  14. fart macrumors regular

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    true, but I figure if it goes anywhere, they'll probably want at least a DV rez copy- although I highly doubt we'll get into the finals. Should be a fun weekend though
     
  15. jshbckr macrumors 6502

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    I'm assembling a team, a few buddies of mine are in it with me. We're all film majors/vfx-heads.

    To the original poster: Did you find the page yet? You can view all of last year's videos here.

    There are a few gems in there, but also an awful lot of stinkers.

    I'm pretty excited for the whole thing, seems like there will be a lot more people involved this year (with record-setting Mac sales, and all).
     
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    If only I had my DVX100a.

    I was scammed online (long story) and it stings just thinking about it .
     
  19. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yay, after 17 hours I finally finished and entered my teams film!!! Well, I'm exhausted after all that work. It was fun though.

    YAY!!!
     
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    Yes! After finding a ton of workarounds, I submitted my project. I had to find a way to export with Quicktime so I didn't have to wake up every hour until four. So now, I'm going to do what the website says, and go to bed.:D
     
  21. theyoda3 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    A friend of mine and I made up a 2 person team to do a 3D animated video for the competition. Unfortunately I ran into a slew of problems when putting the animation together with the audio and was not able to submit the film by the deadline. Oh well, but I finished shortly after going to sleep and thinking of a resolution to the problem. If only I had thought of it at the time. Here's a link if you want to take a look.
    http://homepage.mac.com/applepi314/FileSharing1.html

    I'm thinking about redoing it in the future as it didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, but still neat anyways.

    -Chris
     

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