What started as a director and a cinematographer doling slivers of paper to each-other in a dive bar, has turned into a collaboration of creatives looking to push their craft. The purpose of these shorts are to get us out there, and shooting with no excuses. Eliminating the usual restraints, we limited the budget to no more than $300, and all scripts must be written location-ambiguous.
To make it exciting, each creative involved is given a challenge to push themselves creatively, and is free to explore it as they see fit. We all go in know that if the final product turns out a bit of a mess, no one need ever see it! - But generally with the people at are involved, a cool short film materializes. Here are a few examples of some challenges faced.
Director: Direct actor without looking on a monitor, both live and playback - Watch and direct the performance off-camera.
DP: Not allowed to watch rehearsal, or see any blocking. Adapt to the actors movements.
Writer: The characters must constantly be misunderstanding each other.
Composer: Create a score with no instruments (self imposed addition - processed silence)
Costume Designer: Can only use what is in current collection or in actors closet.
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