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Students urged to show digital skills by competing in 48-Hour Film Challenge

By Tim O'Keeffe on February 13, 2013
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Students edit video in the Digital Learning and Media Center.

Students edit video in the Digital Learning and Media Center.

Do you want to flex your creative muscles and have a chance to become the next YouTube sensation? Then join other students and take part in the Colgate 48-Hour Film Challenge.

No experience is necessary for this weekend competition that will result in the accepted entries being screened at Hamilton Theater in the village and a chance for the winning team to earn either a GoPro Hero 3 digital camera or $300 to use at the Colgate Bookstore.

Students must apply before 6 p.m. Monday, February 18, to take part in this weekend of creativity, teamwork, and fun that runs from Friday to Sunday, February 22 to 24.

Students will:

  • Create a 5-minute film in under 48 hours — completely from scratch.
  • Write the film, shoot it, edit it, and watch it — all in one weekend.
  • Enjoy a film screening at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 24, at the Hamilton Theater.

The challenge will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, in 560 Case. Students can join as part of a team (maximum of 6) or sign up individually and be placed with a team. Each team must attend this opening session to receive an information packet and to get started with their film projects.

This is a great way for students to learn valuable storytelling and video skills. There will be daily introductory workshops offered the week of February 18 in the Digital Learning & Media Center in Case Library. Participants will have access to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Lynda.com. Equipment rentals are limited to the first 5 teams, but participants are free to use their own.

See the workshop schedule and fill out an application here.

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