by Terry Furry
Last week, the Express held its annual 24-Hour Film Festival, sponsored by Trumer Pils, Ex'pression College for Digital Arts, and Rooz Cafe.Ten teams were challenged to make a film of up to five and a half minutes in 24 hours. Each team was given a basic scenario, seven props in which to choose six, and a line of dialogue selected at random that could be spoken or visually displayed.
Screenings and judging of the films took place on Earth Day, April 22, at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.
Judges included Yael Braha, Program Director for Motion Graphic Design: Ex'pression College of Digital Arts; Tracey Snelling; Oakland Visual Artist, San Pablo Arts District Fund; and Kelly Vance, Film Reviewer: East Bay Express.
Thanks to all who participated. Here are the results:
First Place : Team 9: Robot Destroyer, Golly the Rainmaker
2nd Place : Team 1: S'up Doc, A Scientific Method
3rd Place : Team 7: The Critical Carolers, Carbon Dating
And the film festival's winner!
1st Place: TEAM: ROBOT DESTROYER THE SOLUTION Film and Music by: Chris Doornbos Chris Howarth
2nd Place : TEAM: S'UP DOC A SCIENTIFIC METHOD Andrew Peth Ray Sumser Ian Benedetti
3rd place: TEAM: THE CRITICAL CAROLERS CARBON DATING MADE BY: TIM ALDINGER BEN CHRISTIAN HEATHER AND THE FUTURE
Team : TREASURE PRODUCTIONS Produced by: Samantha Yapp Mikl Barton Mogli Maureal Edit: Mikl Barton Soundtrack: Mogli Maureal
TEAM: THE ILLUMINATORS DR.ECO-FURRY Dr. Eco Furry: Erik Tharalsen Eugene Tsui : Himself Stranger: Seth_the Dude Camera: Conrad Scheepers, Rachel Robertson Crew: Tihani Correa
TEAM: MANGO EMPIRE CAPTAIN CONDOR IN: " GLOBAL MELTDOWN" Written by: "Captain Condor" Cameron Johnson Directed by: "Dr. Ooze" Esau Hamadanyan Editing/Photography: Ryan "Ryry" Thomas Assistant Director: George Yong "Frankie" : Frankie Parise "Secret Government Official" : Alex Galler
TEAM: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL SHADOWS Written by: Bethany Lourie & David Ceaser Filmed by: Juan Tuyub & Shiras Corella Actors: Bethany Lourie & David Ceaser Snails Narrator: Shiras Corella
TEAM: HOTEL OAKLAND EBX 24 Neptune Venus Productions Filmed and Edited by: Mayor Aaron Neptune Cast: Mayor Aaron Neptune Ben Melinda
TEAM: EX'PRESSION COLLEGE INSOMNIACS SUGAR PLUM HOBO Erik Linares David Linares Alber Lamm Alex Sepulveda, Duane Allen Parish Webber
TEAM: JPL-BOTS BORDER WARS Jessica, Peter, Luka