Monday, June 30, 2008

An Overview of the 48/5

You can pretty much get any general information about the East Lansing Film Festival Summer 2008 48/5 Competition at

But here is an overview of how it will affect our team. There are four days involved, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 11-13, 2008 to produce the film, and Monday, July 14th for a screening of all entries and the announcement of the winners.

There is an entrance fee of $50.00. For the first one, it was $40.00 and I was promised that I would be reimbursed. Didn't happen. This time, I'd like to get some as soon as possible, so I don't have to pay the whole thing myself, again. I am suggesting $10.00 for each participant, and if we get more than $50.00 we can use that to buy pizza or soft drinks for the long Friday night meeting. I have a PayPal Account using the following e-Mail address, If you can't afford $10.00, send what you can, and, of course, more would be appreciated, too.

Friday night, the kick-off is at: (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St. East Lansing, MI. I can't locate the time right now, but I believe it is at 7:00. Only one person from the team is required to attend, but I think it is a great way to get energized and to meet the competition. I don't know who the judges will be, but I hope to find out before we meet for the first time.

At the kick-off at (SCENE) Metrospace, we will be given an envelope with the four elements that need to be included in the film. This year, those are: a pre-selected theme, a prop, line of dialogue and location. All of those things must be included in the film and they should be very obvious. The judges look for that.

After the kick-off meeting, those who want to work on the script will come back to my place to plan the script. More about that later. The planning is highly important.

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