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Author Topic: My film shot on 5D is a Semi-Finalist in Ridley Scott/Youtube's filmfest!  (Read 6087 times)


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I can't believe it, my film "Sold" was chosen as a semi-finalist out of over 15,000 submissions for Ridley Scott's "Your Film Festival"! http://www.voteforsold.com

If my film 'Sold' is voted by the public into the top 10, I'll be flown to Venice, Italy to open the Venice International Film Festival with my film! Even more amazing, if 'Sold' wins, Scott Free Productions will award a $500,000 grant for me to make my dream movie with Ridley Scott! Please help my dreams come true and vote! http://www.voteforsold.com

Sold is about a young journalist who is inadvertently captured into a human trafficking ring while investigating the treatment of undocumented immigrants in America.

This competition is another fascinating look at how Scott Free productions has been able to use Youtube to gain more exposure for filmmakers (the first being that Life in a Day documentary).

This is the link people are using to view the film and vote:
The above link will take someone directly to the film where they can click the red "VOTE" button to the right. Voting ends on July 13th and people are allowed to vote once a day. If you like the film, please help! I can't even imagine how cool it would be to go to Venice Film Festival and open the fest with my short! If you like the film, please vote!

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Fantastic work

What did you shoot this on?  (nevermind, just re-read the thread title - heh)

Anyway, really.... wonderful job.  Highly engaging story, characters that evoke empathy... I gave a $#!+, and getting the audience to care about the characters is half the battle.
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Couldn't watch it (could be only viewable in US?) but I voted anyway :)
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Thanks guys!
SamuelJay, not sure why it won't work...it should be viewable everywhere. In fact, I think it was translated with the Closed captions option so dozens of different countries can watch with translation. Maybe try with a different browser?

BP, Yep, We shot it with the Canon 5D Mkii and a set of Zeiss Primes.
Thank you for giving a *$&#! :)

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The link takes me to a vote page, but how to view it wasn't clear.  I finally just went to the top page and paged thru the 50 semi-finalists.
I'm wondering why you just joined CR?  It appears that the main purpose of joining was self promotion. 
Consider becoming a active member, and our members will be able to learn from you.  You might also get a lot more votes in your future events.
At any rate, good luck, I hope you make it into the top 10, and from my quick view of your festival entry, it looks like you have a good chance.


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The movie is beautifully shot (and edited), but the acting is bad and the story is kind of boiler plate.


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Hey guys, thanks again for your support!

HurtinMinorKey, I'm glad you liked most of the film. Thanks for watching.
Mt. Spokane, I think that link only works on a non-mobile device...it should be working though. Thanks for watching and your support.

I understand what you're saying, Canon Rumors is an awesome site and I have some friends on the boards. Sorry if this was my first post, Just now realizing it's sort of scummy of me.

I posted some images (hopefully they come through) of some of the behind the scenes. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to do the trunk scenes. It certainly helped to have a 5D (small size). At the last minute we found this back-half of a taxi cab on rollers that had a hole in the axle and a removeable side to get alternate angles! So cool!

Only 5 more days to vote by the way, thanks everyone for taking a look and voting!


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Re: My film shot on 5D is a Semi-Finalist in Ridley Scott/Youtube's filmfest!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:26 AM »
This looks very video.  DSLRS can do better, as can you.  I don't mean to be harsh, but you asked for an opion.  Read and practise my opening sentance.  Even if you don't agree you'll at least be playing with perspective and depth of field.

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Re: My film shot on 5D is a Semi-Finalist in Ridley Scott/Youtube's filmfest!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:26 AM »