Films from around the world.

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Films from around the world.

Post by Ektagraphic » Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:45 am

Hello-
Is there any way to get another one of the projects going again that was done a couple of years ago with people all over the world shooting a roll of super 8 all on the same day? I would love to participate! Thanks-Patrick
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Post by 71er » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:52 am

Hi!
I'd be in as well!
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Post by Charlie Blackfield » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:08 pm

Sounds interesting. What was the previous project like?

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Post by Superbus_ » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm interested in a project like that.
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Post by Ektagraphic » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:14 am

It was done in 2003. You can see it here. http://www.filmshooting.com/index.php?o ... Itemid=105
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Post by 71er » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:51 am

Yes, we just have to get the people together!
I am personally not so keen on the time lapse, but that's only my opinion. I'm sure everybody knows a little story about the place he/she lives in that can be told to the others via this medium.
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Post by Ektagraphic » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:05 am

I don't care for the timelap either. I'm not sure how to post a video on here yet, but if we got enough people willing to do this and they all send me their movie on a DVD or send me the unprocessed film with the processing cost and shipping back to you and I will put it up here....or something like that.
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Post by 71er » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:42 pm

I think you have to give it a theme, something that all the contributions can go with, even accounting them being from different corners of the world; in the end it has to be cut into an interesting short film. Imagine 20 people take part - if you had to put their whole films one after the other you'd end up with more than one hour!
I wouldn't have a problem to send the developed film to you or any other person who is willed to do the work of cutting.
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Post by Ektagraphic » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:14 pm

The exaple of the one in 2003 didn't have much of a theme. Maybe we could do....my city or town kind of thing so you can take a movie all aroud where you live.
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Post by 71er » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:49 pm

Sure. I was just thinking that there might be the danger of people filming static objects. That's what also got me a bit with the time lapse: it is kind of static - yes, the clouds and probably people are moving, but within a static frame and often without details and maybe impersonal. I find filming so exciting because it can follow, it can capture the change of a situation or it can get the swing of a mood, of an facial expression. And to make it more exciting: you never know, will you get it on your film or not?
Well, maybe I'm making things too complecated, but surely it doesn't hurt if there is a bit of a discussing before a project comes to its start.
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Post by Superbus_ » Fri May 08, 2009 10:11 pm

Ok. what about June 01 as a starting date?

One day of your place you live and I'm thinking about to film people or any movement, because I agree with the idea that static things could be boring (although I like filming statues but I always move the camera - now i want to film people).

What do you think?
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Post by 71er » Fri May 08, 2009 10:22 pm

Hi Superbus! The first idea of Ektagraphic was that all people shoot on the same day. I guess you are thinking of one day, but any day. 1st of June as a starting date is fine - we should also give it an ending date, like 31st of August?
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Post by Superbus_ » Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 pm

I think we need to find some kind of a connection between the different films. ther same day filming could be a connection. A common theme could be too...
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Post by lastcoyote » Fri May 15, 2009 5:56 am

Here are my suggestions.... just suggestions:

A fixed sunday
A fixed weekend with my pet
Weekend afternoon
A timelapse office


or maybe even

A sweet day with lover

just need to pick a subject / theme easy to shoot because not everybody has expensive cameras... easy to shoot but need to be meaningful... not snap shots
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