The annual '60 Hour Film Challenge' begins from 1st – 4th of September 2017.
Filmmakers from across the world are challenged to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 5 minutes in length in just 60 hours. The challenge is free to enter and teams can register online (www.60hourfilmchallenge.com) until the 31st August.
The challenge begins on Friday 1st September at 9pm (UK Time). Teams will receive an e-mail containing a title, line of dialogue and prop/action they must include in their films. Each team has to make their films over the weekend (1st-4th September) and upload their final films to our Vimeo group no later than Monday 4th 9am (UK Time). The shortlisted films will be screened and the winners announced at Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 4th November.
The challenge will be judged by our expert panel, directors Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch), Tom Geens (Couple in a Hole), The Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever) and producer Jennifer Handorf (Prevenge).
Entering the challenge is a great way to get noticed, films from the challenge have gone on to feature at festivals around the world. Rob McLellan’s 2012 entry ‘Love and All That’ went onto inspire MGM’s feature film ‘Abe’, which is currently in pre-production.
Winning teams will receive over £10,000 worth of prizes which have kindly been donated from: Adobe, AKM Music, Beachtek, BlueStarProducts, Boris FX, Boxx TV Ltd, Cartoni, Cinedeck, Contour Design, Daz 3D, EditShare, FilmConvert, Filmstro, FXGuide, IndieFlix, Lenspen, Logickeyboard, Loopmasters, MindShift Gear, Musicbed, Peli, PowerProduction Software, ProMediaGear, RØDE Microphones, Snapperstuff, Spiffy Gear, Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Toon Boom Animation, Vid-Atlantic and Vocas Systems.
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/60hrFilm
Facebook : @colchesterfilmfestival
I would like to start a list of youtube channels that we frequent for our education.
I'll go first:
DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood
Every Frame a Painting
RocketJump Film School
For sale is a gently used BlackMagic 2.5K cinema camera MFT mount. w/ accessories. Used but in good condition. It comes everything you would need to shoot any kind of situation.
Selling the following:
-BMCC 2.5k MFT (w/strap, box, charger, DaVinci Resolve dongle)
-3 x SanDisk Extreme SSD 240 GB
-2 x Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Blackmagic Cinema Camera
-Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter w/ Apple Thunderbolt cable
-Alphatron EVF w/ SDI cable
-2 x batteries w/ battery charger
-BMCC Shoulder rig
-BMCC cage w/ handle
-MB-600 Matte box
-X1 follow focus
Looking for $4500 or best offer
Email with questions and for photos.
By Birk Kromann
According to DxOMark the dynamic range of the Nikon D800 is a whopping 14.4 stops. I have no problem believing that it is not the same as the Alexa and that the Alexa's 14 stops are calculated differently.
It is interesting though that the Canon 5D Mark III only scores a mere 11.7 in the same test, making it almost a half stop less than the 6D (currently the best performing Canon DSLR in the dynamic range category) and 0.2 stops lower than the Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Does anybody else find this a bit peculiar? Especially since the 5D is the "go to" DSLR for filmmakers, heck I even own one my self.