Spring 2010 Prompt

***** Below is the Prompt for the Spring 2010 50 Hour Film Contest ******

Your Prop:  A Greeting Card

This prop must be clearly visible and somehow used/featured in the movie. It also can be of any type: birthday, condolences etc.

Your Character:  An athlete.

This character should engage in some sort of recognizable athletic activity during the film or in somehow make it known that they are an athlete.

Your Dialogue:

Who’s fault is it then if it’s not  yours?
Take nothing but pictures.
Why do they do that?
That doesn’t sound right.
Every day is Earth Day
See you tomorrow, maybe.
Nobody wants any trouble.
I still don’t understand
What am I supposed to say?
You’re lucky.
She doesn’t talk about you anymore.

You must use five of the lines above! This dialogue must be kept in
intact sentences or phrases , but the order, the timing or usage of these sentences
is entirely up to your group. These five sentences MUST be able to be
heard clearly in the final movie.

Your Genre: Disaster Film

Definition of genre for the purposes of this 50:
A disaster film is a film genre that has an impending or ongoing natural or man-made disaster (such as a volcano eruption, fire, shipwreck, tsunami, asteroid collision, locusts, or Huh ) as its subject. These films typically focus on the characters’ attempts to avert, escape or cope with the disaster and its aftermath. These films concentrate on the chaotic events surrounding the disaster usually using multiple plot lines, including efforts for survival, the effects upon individuals and families, and ‘what-if’ scenarios.

Disaster films:

The Poseidon Adventure
The Day After Tomorrow
Dante’s Peak
Deep Impact
www.foreversnotsolong.com — low budget disaster short

We want to remind the groups that we do not want to see explicit gory violence or extreme language in these films. If we see a film that portrays graphic violence or inappropriate content it may be disqualified from judging and/or viewing. If swears/cursing are present they will be muted/bleeped out. Stick to TV appropriate language and it will save us from having to edit out inappropriate language.

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