LIVE THE LEGEND
Cheyenne. The name brings forth romantic images of the West – cowboys, rodeos, railroads and majestic plains. Recently named a “True Western Town” by True West Magazine for the second straight year, the town’s slogan, “Cheyenne – Live the Legend,” is a fitting invitation for travelers to come visit and take a step back into the Old West. What not a better place to have a Shoot Out?
For more information on Cheyenne, contact the Cheyenne Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, at (800) 426-5009 or visit its comprehensive Web site at www.cheyenne.org.
WE MAKE IT EASY AND FUN!
Each TSOC Classic can be no longer than 7 minutes in length (including credits) and must be edited in-camera and returned to the event organizers no later than 24 hours after the start of the event. All films must include 5 of the eleven items announced at the start of the event in “The Brief.” All films are judged to come up with the Top 10 Films for the Gala Screening Event. In 2012, two new categories will be pioneered - 3D and Smart Phone
SHOOTING STAR: ACTING FOR THE
There are opportunities for actors to engage the filmmakers in their craft.
Enter as a Shooting Star - The actor that can be in the
most number of films in the 24 hours in speaking and non-speaking parts. At sign-up
on Friday, we'll provide a check list to use and will help make introductions
to the other teams so that you can get the ball rolling. $45 participant fee includes
a ticket to the gala screening on Sunday.
TYPES OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED
The Shoot Out requires that ALL material be captured onto tape or hard drive / storage media. Final productions must be submitted in as a digital file (h.264; mpeg4, mov, wmv, avi) copied onto the flash driveprovided by The Shoot Out Cheyenne. You must provide your own equipment - usually a laptop computer.
You can provide your final digital movie in HD or SD - learn the workflow before hand to save yourself headaches.
It is the responsibility of that team to transfer their final film directly onto the Read/Write DVD provided. In the new digital age, you must learn how to compress files. If you've ever made a Youtube video, that is the same process for The Shoot Out Cheyenne. You'll be able to write and rewrite to the disk until you get it correct.
If you do not compress your file and submit the raw video, it will probably not fit on a 4.7GB dvd and will have to submit your film on a hard drive formatted for a Macintosh. If you enter your movie compressed as a DVD (as opposed to a digital file copied onto a DVD), it will be ripped and converted and likely will be lower quality.
ENTRY FEES & CONDITIONS
There are a couple different fee structures for entry. When a team signs-up, the entry fee also covers additional participants depending upon your team type. Additional team members pay a per-person rate. Each registered and paying participant receives (1) one comp ticket for the Sunday awards screening and makes them eligible for any categorical awards i.e. Best Actor. Go to Sign Up to learn more!
SCHEDULE, AWARDS AND VIEWING
The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival kicks off on October 5at 5:55 PM inside of The Historic Plains Hotel lobby. Top 10 Films are screened at the Atlas Theatre. Doors open at 1 PM on Sunday to Celtic music by Peat Bog Mysteries. The screening is open to the public with $5 advance ticket sales online and also available at Phoenix Books and Music 1612 Capitol Avenue or $10 at the door on September 25th. Go to Schedule to learn more!
Award Categories: For the TSOC Classic Films You only have 7 minutes and so great stories carry the day in The Shoot Out Cheyenne 24 hour filmmaking festival. The 3D films are no longer than 90 seconds. The Top 10 films have the best stories. This means a beginning, middle and fulfilling ending.