Orienteering Short Film not quite.
Posted: 21 June 2008, 6:18 PM
Below is a link to a short film Mapgirl and I made for a competition in the local newspaper. It is about an individual sport&the word orienteering does appear in it &..and it is about the great outdoors and the average Aussies attitude towards it.
If you have a couple of minutes please have a look, its titled I fish and I vote, and if you think it is OK then vote for it (you dont have to fish) so we can win some cash and a camera. If you think its crap thats fine as well.
We filmed it in about 3 hours with no pre-planning except for a bit of location scouting via google maps (satellite) and got a friend to do voice over the next evening. The film had to be no longer than 2 minutes and contain 4 of the following items. The Newcastle Herald; Grapes; a Knight; the Beach, the Hunter River. We used all 5 but you wont notice the beach.
To make it even more difficult it had to be shot only using in-camera editing meaning you are not allowed to download the video footage and alter it on a PC editing package although you can do whatever you like with the sound.
There are also judges considering these for first and second place that attract even better prizes (AUD$2500 for first), but scoring some of that would be wishful thinking. Personally I think the standout winner is Little Jim made by a local advertising agency.
TO VIEW FILM in Windows Media Player (BEST) http://theherald.yourguide.com.au/files/65/71/00/000007165/IFISHANDIVOTE.wmv
TO VIEW FILM in small window that doesnt always work