Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Theme for September 2006: Motion
slow, fast, action, change direction, ambulation, locomotion

Welcome to the inaugural theme for monthlyDV. Follow the submission guidelines located in the right navigation area (click the "Home" link if you don't see the submission guidelines), and submit a link to your video by 9:00 PM on September 24th. Also, please provide a short description or comment about your video, and a director's name (or alias).

Don't forget, the video deemed most interesting by our judges will receive a monthlyDV winner's t-shirt!

If you have any questions, leave a comment or send an email to monthlyDV Email.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I miss, a site created by Jason Zada that was extremely helpful to me when I first started shooting and editing video. The site entailed a weekly theme, usually one word or short phrase, and contributors were supposed to create a short video based on that theme. The videos were to be filmed and edited in a day or less.

The site sort of faded away because of the time and effort required to manage the site, and the limitation that the contributors had to have their own available space to host videos. With the advent of free and easy to maintain sites like blogger, and the ability to have video hosted on sites like youTube and Google Video for free, those issues are no more.

This an attempt to resurrect the concept of weeklyDV. Instead of a weekly theme, I will post a new theme the first of every month, probably starting on September 1st, 2006. Contributors will have about 15 to 20 days to film, edit, and submit a link to there video.

Additionally, a Star Chamber like group of secret judges will select their favorite submission for that month's theme, and that contributor will be awarded a custom monthlyDV winners t-shirt (sure to become a collector's item!).