Nor rain nor sleet nor dark of night deterred The Shoot Out Cheyenne teams from completing their movies in 24 hours.
On Friday night, temperatures plummeted to the mid-20s and 4 to 6 inches of snow fell through the morning.
The TSOC Classic film category was won by Chris Holmes who said his cast and crew were delayed coming over from Laramie by a big truck accident that resulted from the storm the night before.
He made a 24 hour film in 5 hours. His work paid off to the tune of $1000.
The Go Pro Be a Hero 3D filmmaking contest was won by Amber Nordvik of Cheyenne. She was awarded a GoPro 3D camera rig. The film also won Best Actor and Best Screenplay.
The Best 17 and Under Team hailed from Cheyenne East High School T-Bird Television. Their poignant film “Last Drop” netted a Union Wireless LG 3D Smartphone and the Best Actress award.
Two films brought home the Best Comedy award. “Pete the Super Hero” by Steve Siegel and “Remote” by Devin Henry were also invited back next year with Silver Spur Awards.
“The Elite” by Jeff Miller won the most individual awards, Best Cinematography, Best Music; Best In Camera Editing; Best Sound Design and given a Silver Spur Award for their efforts.
Other Silver Spur winners include 7Cents by a student team from Casper, Councilmen by a team sponsored by Derailed.
The Shoot Out Cheyenne “Brief” for 2012 can be downloaded by clicking on the TSOC Cheyennewood logo.
This year, we have a special ‘Piece d’ Resistance’ – Olivia Newton John is performing in Cheyenne on Saturday October 6th at 7:30pm.
If anyone is able to get her in their Shoot Out movie – getting out of the bus, at her hotel (we don’t know where’s she’s staying), there will be some sort of special recognition. (Remember to be lawful about it!)
If you decide to do a movie and missed the “kick off” you can still enter – copy the “Brief” and get your movie turned in on time!
Because of the inclimate weather, we’re allowing you to upload your movie either to youtube or vimeo – send the link to us by email at email@example.com so it can be downloaded.
The Brief 2012
The Shoot Out Cheyenne
* Mandatory – Visit Cheyenne (brochures and stickers are included in your bag)
* Mandatory – Derailed Sticker (a sticker is included in your bag)
* Five of the following – one must appear within the first 30 seconds of your movie
- Phrase: “Grease is the word!”
- Wyoming Arts Council logo (a brochure is included in your bag)
- Interior of Ruby Juice – wheat grass tray
- Nagel Warren Mansion: 222 E. 17th Street
- Wrangler: corner of 16th and Capitol
- Plains Hotel: Stained glass ceiling in the lobby
- Phoenix Books and Music: 1612 Capitol Avenue
- Political campaign sign
- Prairie Rose: Tile floor 1721 Carey Avenue
- Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper
- Bandana: (provided at registration)
* Piece d’ Resistance – Olivia Newton John, live and in Cheyenne (she is in town for a concert Saturday night October 6 at 7:30pm in the Civic Center)
We know about the toughness of Wyoming people. The weather should be no deterrent to making a great Shoot Out Cheyenne movie.
There were 6-inches of snow in Boulder for the Shoot Out There and teams were not stopped because of a “little weather” Here’s a pix of one of the teams that built a space craft for their Shoot Out movie.
The “Brief” this year takes the weather into account. You have no reason to film your movie outdoors. There are four Downtown locations in which your movies can be shot, lots of props that can be taken to your undisclosed shooting locations.
Besides, movies shot indoors are easier to make – especially in windy Wyoming!
No need to rush your movie back in person – especially if the roads are bad. Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and we’ll download it.
Figure the weather will keep some fair weather teams at home, meaning your chances to win $1000 is even better! We dropped the registration fees by 30 percent as an added incentive. Sign up now at http://www.theshootoutcheyenne.com
The Shoot Out Cheyenne is offering a limited web deal for team registrations. Get 30% off the adult, youth, and family team registration fees by signing up through the TSOC website.
This is a special promotion and if you want to take advantage, enter tsoc2012 in the discount/promo box on the registration page.
The discount does not apply to additional team members. The SmartPhone Philm contest and the GoPro Be A Hero 3D filmmaking contest are already very affordable at $20.00 and the discount does not apply to those registrations.
Get your friends and family members together, chip in a few bucks each and make a move this weekend.
Even if you don’t make a movie, remember to check out the Top 10 films screening at the Atlas Theatre at 211 W. 16th Street. Doors open at 1pm and tickets are $5.00 and includes a beverage.
The Shoot Out Cheyenne – October 5 to 7!
The Shoot Out Cheyenne (TSOC) 24 hour filmmaking festival continues to thank all the production crews, volunteers and community members and sponsors who have supported all the locally produced movies over the past three years. TSOC will continue to be a producer-focused event providing filmmakers of all experience levels with a venue to make films and have them screened. Entries will be accepted in digital formats on the thumb drive that will be provided to each team.
EDITING IN CAMERA – What It Means in 2012
TSOC Classic Films must be shot in sequence, i.e. produced in a linear fashion (NO EDITING). This means that teams may rewind tape, delete and tape over what was last shot and may also insert a shot if your camera has that function. Teams may not edit i.e. you can not use an editing suite, any method that views it through a monitor or by connecting several cameras or VTRs together or use of a computer or any other technology other than one camera used to shoot the video/film to rearrange your shots. You may use the forementioned tools to transfer your vision to an acceptable format for delivery i.e. MiniDV. Please ask if you have questions when you pick up your materials. **Festival Organizers reserve the right to amend these rules up until the start of the event.
You can now use the camera’s internal memory sticks or hard drive. You may edit the sound, add music, effects using a computer editing software as long as you don’t reorder or edit the video clips. You must submit your final project on as a digital file – H.264 MPEG4 is preferred on the thumb drive provided to each team. If any concerns come up during judging regarding editing, you must provide your HD or Memory Stick for review by Judges.
Important documents that you might need: Participant Release Form (Use page 2 only), Location Release Form and Music Release Form (PDF). Documents will also be provided at sign-in and tape return. Remember that your materials are not considered “turned-in” until the festival organizers have ALL documents.
Cheyenne favorites, The Peat Bog Mysteries, perform at The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour film festival top-10 screening on Sunday October 7th.
PBM will be on stage around 1pm and play their blend of Celtic and bluegrass music before the program begins.
TSOC seeks teams of all ages and abilities. Sign up online or at the event. Starting at 4pm on Friday October 5th at the Historic Plains Hotel.
Do you think Cheyenne is isolated? Don’t want to enter because Wyoming is in the middle of nowhere? As much as the Visitors’ Bureau want you to stay over night, you can make this movie in the comforts of your own neighborhood.
TSOC is 90 minutes from Boulder, 45 minutes from Fort Collins and Laramie. Come up and get “The Brief”, shoot your first shots in Cheyenne, return home, make your movie and upload it to vimeo by 6pm on Saturday and you’re done.
Recall that in 2009, the winning Team Cougar from Loveland sent a small crew to pick up The Brief. They shot their first scenes in Cheyenne, returned to Loveland and finished their movie. They drove it back to Cheyenne but when the team arrived, they noticed that the audio was dropped from their movie. Watch the movie by clicking on the image.
What did they do? Give up? Not Cougar.
He had the audio sent by email and he was able to lay down the sound track just in time to make the entry deadline.
Okay, so you don’t want to cut it close. Through the miracles of digital technology, you no longer have to physically drop off your movie. You can send all your paperwork by email and upload your movie to Vimeo and Youtube, as long as it can be downloaded. If you password protect it, remember to enable downloads – particularly for vimeo.
Union Wireless and The Shoot Out Cheyenne are teaming up on the Smartphone Philm Contest during TSOS October 5 – 7 in Downtown Cheyenne. The top Smartphone movie wins a LG Optimus 3D (P920). Enter through the Sign Up tab above!
The rules are simple, make a movie on your smartphone – iPhone, Andoid, Windows ipad, other tablet- whatever phone or tablet allows you to take movies. You also must follow the same TSOC rules:
Movie length including credits cannot exceed 7minutes
- Include five of the eleven elements required from The Brief of phrases, locations and props and one within the first 30 seconds
- In-camera editing using an smartphone app is allowed; no out of camera audio or video post production is allowed; if you don’t have an app to assemble your clips, the only other way is script a continuous shot. (Recall a continuous shot movie won the 2009 Shoot Out).
- Upload your movie to your vimeo or youtube account and provide us with the link when you return your contest paperwork (your upload will be time stamped to ensure it was turned in on time.
The top Smartphone Philm will be screened October 7th at the Atlas Theatre. Doors open at 1pm and program starts around 1:30pm.
GoPro and RealD are sponsoring the Be a Hero :90 second filmmaking contest as part of The Shoot Out Cheyenne (TSOC) 24 hour filmmaking festival. A one-day workshop is set for Saturday September 29th – Place to be determined. Kids are free and adults are $20. If adults would like to compete for The Shoot Out Cheyenne top 3D film prize, they are asked to sign up on the website http://www.theshootoutcheyenne.com
The Best 3D film wins a 3D camera rig and will be screened on a 3D monitor at TSOC
Top 10 Screening at the Atlas Theatre on Sunday October 7th. Doors open at 1pm with the program starting at 1:30pm.
There is a free 3D workshop Saturday September 30th to learn how to operate the GoPro 3D camera set and how to edit your content using the Cineform Editing Software.
The 3D workshop is unique because it will be taught by Fairview High School film students to community members and members of T-Bird Television from Cheyenne East High School.
Equipment will be loaned out to teams of one or more crew members upon providing a valid credit card and drivers license as security. Additionally, there is a $50 charge for community members to attend the workshop and create a film to be eligible to win the GoPro Be A Hero 3D camera rig.
This is the winning GoPro Be A Hero :90 Second Film Contest movie from the Boulder International Film Festival Event in February. If you have the magenta / cyan 3D specs you can see it in 3D.
The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival wrapped on Sunday. Watch the films by opening the link. The top 10 films and awards given are as follow:
Bear Switch Project
- Best Film
- Best Actor – Ron Vigil
- Best Comedy
- Best Under-17 Film
- Best Director
Dance of the Wyoming Winds
- Best Sound Editing
- Best In-Camera Editing
The Thousand Injuries
- Best Cinematography
- Best Art Direction
The Big Blind
- Best Screenplay
- Best Music Composition
- Best Actress – Sam Adkins
- Best Heart-Felt Story – Special Recognition
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