24-hour Film Race

Have you ever stayed up all night? I guess most of us have had the last minute all-night study session, the ghost-story telling sleepovers, and the “I’m so excited for tomorrow I can’t sleep” moments.

Well tonight is going to be an all-nighter, and I can promise you a new Knife Parade video will be posted by Sunday. Oh yeah. Me and the boys are competing in the NYC Film Race 2008, a 24-hour video competition that lasts from 10pm Friday with a deadline of 9:59pm Saturday. Here’s how it works: the big Kahunas in charge will send us at email at 10:00pm, with a theme and a “surprise element” which must be incorporated into the film (last year’s theme was “fortune” and the surprise element was an egg). At stake is a first place prize of $2,500 along with a whole mess of video production software and the likes. Other awards are given for Best Direction, Acting, Writing, Cinematography, Editing, Original Music Score, Sound Design, Costume Design, Visual FX, Special FX, and others.

This should be interesting… I’ve had a crazy week with not enough sleep and I’m gonna be awake until tomorrow night? We’ll see about this… Anyone know of any advisable, legal, stimulants?

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2 thoughts on “24-hour Film Race

  1. Linda March 28, 2008 / 3:24 pm

    adrenaline will get you through.are you composing an original score? this sounds so exciting, I can hardly wait to see it!break a leg knife parade!

  2. Lore March 29, 2008 / 11:19 am

    Before I called this up to make a comment I thought adrenaline and then there it was, a suggestion from Linda. Well, I second that. Looking forward to the results. Good luck. Oma

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