Visions 10 Film Festival & Conference 2021

Hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Visions is the only peer-reviewed, student-led, undergraduate joint film festival and conference. This unique pairing offers the opportunity for both emerging filmmakers and scholars to showcase their work in a diverse, scholarly environment. Visions is designed, managed, programmed, produced, and presented by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. We are especially excited for this year’s virtual festival and conference, as we’ve reimagined our festival to deliver the experiences through the screen of your choice. The festival will take place March 24-28, 2021.

All film and paper submissions must have been completed between January 2019 and January 2021 by undergraduate students to be considered. No works-in-progress will be accepted. Submission related inquiries should be directed to Samuel Farance at VisionsFFCProgramming@gmail.com.

Submission Deadlines

·         Early Submission Deadline: December 7th, 2020

·         Regular Film Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021

·         Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 4th, 2021

·         Late Film Submission Deadline: January 25th, 2021

Submission Instructions

·         All submitted films must go through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/Visions10FilmFestivalConference

·         Information about the filmmaker must be provided via this Google Form: https://forms.gle/3AT3pHsTnqw44t8v7

·         All Abstracts must be submitted through this Google Form: https://forms.gle/446Sg3j6Q9Rz53Q88

OFF: Odense International Film Festival 2021

OFF is an alternative film festival, born with passion and creativity in 1975. OFF supports and celebrates the short film genre, and works to support Danish and International film culture. We are open for submission for the next edition of our international short film festival which will take place August 30 – September 5, 2021. We accept films of any genre with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, and which finished production in 2020 or 2021. Applications are due March 15, 2021. Details here. We were able to hold our 2020 festival both in real life in Odense and online at our streaming platform. No matter what happens with Covid-19 restrictions, the festival will happen – and we have the knowledge and means to make it great in 2021 both online and offline.

Screenwriting Software Resources

Hi Everyone,

I just want to provide an overview of some of the writing specific software resources that are available to you as Middlebury students.

Highland 2

Middlebury is already registered for free student accounts so you just need to follow the instructions to sign up.

Final Draft 11 EDU Trial

This is a free trial available for one time use for 18 weeks. This is a great option for installing a temporary personal license on your laptop.

Final Draft – Lab License Access Via Apporto

You can still access Final Draft on our lab computers, but you must access it via Apporto which is a virtual machine.

go.middlebury.edu/apporto/

Log In Using your middlebury username and password.

Click on the final draft icon and you should be able to use the software the same way that you would in the lab. One very important detail is that you should backup and save regularly to your computer and should not rely on saving to the desktop on the virtual machine.

Video Editing Intern Wanted

Contact: Alison Weinlaeder (Midd ’06)

Email: cardiomelon@gmail.com

My name is Alison Weinlaeder (Midd ’06) and I’m starting up a small online wellness company in St. Paul, Minnesota. I’m seeking a Middlebury student intern to support editing video content to be uploaded to the company website. The intern should have familiarity with video editing software and is welcome to use whatever software they prefer. All footage has already been shot, student intern will work to edit and add graphics, voiceover content, etc. If interested, the student could also support development of photos and written content for the website www.cardiomelon.com (set to launch April 2020). This is a very exciting opportunity for someone interested in helping a brand new company launch.

Interns who have interest in film, video editing, fitness, wellness, and neuroscience will find this experience particularly rewarding. Anticipate 10-12 hours/week but can be flexible. Position is 100% remote, so you can work where and when you want. Desired dates are mid-Feb through May 2020, and also summer 2020. Currently unpaid, but we are happy to work with Middlebury if you would like to receive credit for the experience. Has potential to become a paid freelance position in the future for the right candidate. Please feel free to email Alison Weinlaeder at cardiomelon@gmail.com if you have questions.

Videographer and Editor Wanted

Contact: John Mahoney 

Phone: 802-238-0827

Email: jcjmahoney@comcast.net

Last summer there was an auction of a large farm in Addison County. On my phone I recorded some video and photos of the day’s events. I would like to assemble them in a narrative that might be several minutes long. Ideally I would like to include some titles and perhaps some voice narration. It’s conceivable the project could expand beyond the studio and even involve more filming/interviews. I am a retired schoolteacher and have a good deal of flexibility with my schedule. I have no experience in documentary filmmaking but I am looking forward to getting started. I don’t have a budget per se but am willing to compensate at whatever the appropriate hourly rate is.

MixPre-3

Access Privileges: Must have taken the Basic Sound Workshop taught by Ethan and Qian

Overview: The MixPre-3 is a portable multitrack recorder/mixer and all­-in-­one 5-­in 2-­out USB interface, with three Kashmir microphone inputs, which captures high quality audio in the field, on set, or at home, with or without a computer.

The MixPre-3 II features

  • 24-bit with sampling rates from 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz.
  • In-unit gain, pan, low-cut, phase inversion, phantom power, and ISO mixing.
  • Rugged enough for all applications, light enough for bag use and mobile recording. Includes a MX-4AA Battery Sled (batteries not included) and Y-Cable USB-C to 2 USB-A.
  • Record to an SD card or stream audio to your computer via USB
  • Three ultra-low-noise Kashmir microphone preamps with analog limiters capture high quality audio in the field, on set, or at home, with or without a computer.
  • Powerful 300 mW+300 mW headphone amp allows you to easily hear over loud sounds.

Other Resources:

User Guide

Quick Start Guide

New Addition – Sony – Sigma Art Lens

Our first big addition to the cage this summer is the Sony Sigma Art Lens Kit. This kit includes seven high-speed prime lenses that have earned a nice reputation over the last few years. Our kit includes the 14mm f/1.8, 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 70mm f/2.8 Macro, 85mm f/1.4, and 135mm f/1.8. Each lens has a fast maximum aperture to help with low light levels and each produces a beautiful image. The 14mm is the widest lens that we offer and the 70mm is a macro lens to get that telephoto look in an extreme close-up while being able to get physically close to your subject.

These lenses are manufactured as a sony e-mount lens and will only be available for checkout with the Sony FS5 and FS7 cameras. They are an advanced lens kit and will be prioritized for upper level production courses.

If you’r interested in using these lenses for a project, keep your eye on the Workshop Calendar. The workshop will be paired with other advanced lenses in the equipment room and should take about 1.5-2 hours.