TO THE CHALLENGE - ENTER AT YOUR OWN CREATIVE RISK
How the Microcinema Project
comes to be.....
week, Mediaworks has a final session entitled, "The Wrap"
where they review the week's goals and activities, make plans for new
projects and view a series of performance/media pieces derived from
One Thousand Avant Garde Plays by Kenneth Koch.
the end of week one, students in the program were arranged into small
groups (or pods) that serve as study groups and collaborative production
teams. These "pods" are responsible for the production of
one performance media piece and for a short digital film during week
10 (the Microcinema project).
in week three the class began viewing and critiquing two to three pieces
each Thursday at the end of class session. The guidelines are as follows:
The piece must have a live performance aspect
The piece must incorporate audio-visual images (film, digital, moving,
The piece must utilize the written text of the play the pod has selected
The piece must be five minutes or a little less in length
the beginning of week 5 the student pods completed screenplays based
on Kenneth Koch's 1000 Avant Garde Plays. Students will read
the script packages (treatment, cast list, screenplay, continuity script)
and option on-line the rights to produce them for their collaborative
Microcinema projects which will be screened week 10.
How to option a package...
Read through all of the script packages.
Decide as a group which package you want to produce for your Microcinema.
E-mail the writers of the package. (Their e-mail addresses are located
next to their names respectively)
the writers have embalmed you back and OKed your group's request to
produce their script, pick one group member to e-mail Jennifer
(firstname.lastname@example.org) at Mediaspace and she will mark your
groups desired package as optioned and unavailable to other groups.
will e-mail the one member back telling them if the group can have
the package they requested or if some other group already claimed
it first. Once she approves your request, print out the treatment,
cast list, screenplay and continuity script and start shooting!
TO BE AWARE OF-
Once a package has been marked as optioned no other group may use
it. The only way to know if a package has been optioned or not is
to check its webpage. This is why it is important to claim the package
your group wants ASAP or another group might nab it first. (Just like
in the real world!)
much as Jennifer loves all Mediaworks students great and small, she
doesn't read minds. PLEASE remember in your e-mail to her to put all
group members names, the title of the package your groups wants, a
copy of the approval e-mail from the writers of the package, and both
names of the writers. Jennifer already had to go through all of the
packages and edit all of them because of layout problems, and some
people don't like to put their names or titles on their work which
made it very difficult to figure out to whom to give credit. Loss
of information means a slower response and you might loose the script
you want to option!!! Thanks!
GOOD LUCK AND MAY MEDIA LOAN
BE WITH YOU......