Student filmmakers embrace their inner undeadMarch 24th, 2010 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
The Association of Movie Productions will be hosting 24 Hour Film Festival this coming weekend at Virginia Tech university. During the film festival, students will have exactly 24 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film. Each team of three filmmakers will begin work on 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 and deliver their final piece by 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28. However, while all of the writing, filming and editing must be done during the allotted 24 hours, students were allowed to begin some preparation on Monday with the creation of vampire costumes.
“The festival is to get people excited, and to give them a chance to get together with friends and make a film in a very short amount of time, and to have a lot of fun with it,” said John Kayrouz, a member of the Association of Movie Productions.
Completed and entered films will be screened in Hancock 100 beginning Sunday, March 28 at 7 p.m. with winners announced later that night. There are no official judges for this contest and winners will be selected by audience popular vote. The InnovationSpace, located in Torgerson Hall, will be open all night so participants can use its resources to edit their movies and will also provide prizes for the winners. Registration for the festival is $9 per team of three.
Best of luck to all of the entrants! I would like to invite the entrants to send me links to your final pieces if you plan on uploading them to YouTube so that they can be enjoyed by the readers of the Eternal Vigilance website! Simply leave a link here to the video! May the best vampire filmmaker win!