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The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 27 Sep 2005 10:03 AM
I wanted to pass this along. It would be great if this site produced one of the winners.

The 64 Second Film Contest

www.64seconds.com

October 10th submissions begin.
The subject: Waitlessness, The Duration: 64 Seconds, The Judge: The whole wide world.
The prizes: A VIP trip to Dreamworks. A screening of your film at DreamWorks. Three sweet home editing suites.

The world will vote December 1-18th in the 64 Second online exhibit.

Overview of the rules: Complete Rules Here
-Use any visual medium
-No stock/file or film footage
-No unauthorized use of copyrighted property
-No nudity, profanity or extreme violence(Think PG)
-Exactly 64 seconds in length
-4mb file size
-320x240 pixels max size
-Nero Digital, Windows Media and QuickTime formats only
-Only U.S. residents may enter.

The top 28 finalists will be selected by popular vote via an
online ballot box at the contest's official web site, www.64seconds.com

The top three winners will then be selected by a panel of judges including Daniel
Gregoire, CEO and president of Halon Entertainment, a company
specializing in digital effects for major films. Gregoire's credits
include blockbuster films like Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the
Sith, and War of the Worlds. Judging criteria includes creativity,
originality, technical excellence, and the best expression of the
concept of "Waitlessness."

The grand prize winner will receive a package including an editing
studio with furniture, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based
digital video/audio "Dream System" with peripherals, and powerful
editing software. The grand prize winner also will receive an
all-expense-paid trip for two to California, with a tour of DreamWorks
Animation studios that includes meeting an animation artist, a special
pre-screening (sneak preview) of an upcoming movie, a private screening
of his or her contest submission, and a signed sketch of a DreamWorks
character.

"DreamWorks Animation SKG is dedicated to encouraging up and coming
artists to express their talent and push the limits of creativity using
cutting-edge technology," said Ed Leonard, chief technology officer,
DreamWorks Animation SKG. "AMD64 technology is enabling the creative
ambition of digital media buffs and professionals alike and DreamWorks
is proud to team up with AMD in providing this opportunity for aspiring
story tellers."

In additional to the grand prize package, finalists will be awarded as
follows:
The first prize winner will receive:
* An editing studio with furniture
* An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
The second prize winner will receive:
* An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor-based "Dream System"
The other 25 finalists will receive packages that include:
* An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor
* DreamWorks movie passes and DVD Collection
* AMD-branded T-shirt and hat.
Please visit www.64seconds.com for detailed contest rules and prize
information.

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 27 Sep 2005 05:11 PM
The grand prize winner will receive a package including an editing
studio with furniture


That's a super prize. It's great to see contests like this. However, I find it very lame that they say "Judged by the whole wide world" and the contest is only open to U.S. residents. Darn lawyers.Sad
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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 06:14 PM
So far my favorite submission is the Cool Avengers film.

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 06:19 PM
this is going to sound DUMB but what is a An AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor ??Embarassed

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 06:35 PM
Go to 64seconds.com and click on 'Get a Lift'. A dual core processor is essentially 2 CPUs on a single chip to give you a boost in processing speed. A search on Google or going to AMD.com will probably get you more details.

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 07:27 PM
ok thanks I am soEmbarassedlol

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 14 Nov 2005 07:28 PM
oh the 64 Contest sound cool I am going to get all the info and ask my parents if I can enter.. I 99.9% chance I won't but hey I will have fun making it..SmileyBTW what dose Waitlessness movie mean?

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 12:10 PM
^He heh well atrqlock thats for you to define ;). Waitlessness is not techinically a word used in the English language but to make it more understandable lets break it down:



wait (verb): to stay in one place or do nothing for a period of time until something happens or in the expectation or hope that something will happen


less (could be adjective, adverb, or preposition): a smaller amount or proportion of something


ness: is usually added to an adjective to change into a noun



So it literally is a noun meaning the condition of wanting to wait less. I am no English professor but that sort of makes a bit more describable. Remember though, it is your definition that wins the contest ;).

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 12:15 PM
It is obviously a play on the word "weightlessness" and a lot of people have choosen to show floating/flying/jumping, etc. I think the contest sponsors also want to remind you that with their AMD dual-core processor you might expect to "wait less"... so a video on the state of waiting less would show "wait-less-ness"...

Anyway, PPG is right that part of the competition is to come up with *your* interpretation of the theme topic. If it helps, look at the other entries for inspiration.

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 12:57 PM
ok thanks PPG and CG...SmileyI will post when I get a (waitlessness) movie done.... um do you guys know how many you can send in? thanks againWink

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 01:00 PM
I suggest you read the rules Smiley ... but I'll be nice today and tell you what I just read, "Each Entrant may only submit one (1) digital video to the Contest. If it is discovered that an Entrant submitted more than one (1) entry, all of that Entrant's entries will be void."

So pick wisely!

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 01:15 PM
yeah ok thanks my plan is to make two of the BEST videos I can and pick the better one of the two... I am going to take like a poll for the form members...Wink

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 05:33 PM
Remember, no copyrighted songs or other material.

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 15 Nov 2005 08:07 PM
rightWinkok thanks

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 21 Nov 2005 05:42 PM
I was looking at the rules and didn't see anything about this but just wanted to see what ya'll think.Tongue outcould I make it an 64 sec movie like with Lego's.. (wait less) or does it have to be real people?

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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 03 Dec 2005 04:52 PM
Have any of you entered?

Please take a look at my entry, and if you like it, please vote.

http://www.64seconds.com/?movie_id=115

Feedback is also appeciated.


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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 03 Dec 2005 04:53 PM
How do the links work here?


Will try this:

[/url]http://www.64seconds.com/?movie_id=115[/url]
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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 03 Dec 2005 11:55 PM
That was very, very funny and very well done....who were the actors?
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Re: The 64 Second Film Contest
Posted: 04 Dec 2005 04:00 PM
kathokatho wrote:

>>>>>That was very, very funny and very well done....who were the actors>>>


Thank you for the kind comments. Since I'm currently in post production on an epic full length feature, which has over 500 locations, 65 character parts, and a soundtrack of nearly 30 tracks of music from 10 different artists. So in other words, the resources were already in place when the 64 Second contest came up.

But a better answer for any aspiring filmmakers is this: Where did these actors come from? You have to cultivate them yourself. These are all originally non-actors selected because they either look like they could be professional actors, or have the ability to deliver lines in a professional manner (with a great deal of coaching and patience).

At the same time that the revolution in technology has made it possible to shoot a movie with a camcorder and edit it on your computer, there needs to be a change in thinking with regard to actors. Non-actors, under the right circumstances can be just as effective.

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New Online Entry - 5 minute short film
Posted: 17 Mar 2007 10:38 PM
Take a look at http://films.thelot.com/films/23105

This is a 5 minute film entitled "Lipstick & Lithium", but is a glimpse into the full length feature, "Catch A Rising Bullet" from which this footage came.


Feedback is appreciated!

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