Rules & Guidelines

TEAMS
A “team” can be an individual or a group of people, open to all ages and abilities. Sign-ups for Crowdsourced Cinema: Beetlejuice are on a rolling basis, starting on July 2, 2019.  You do not have to live in Northampton to participate, but team leaders will have to sign up for membership at NCTV. Membership is free.

SCENES
Teams will be randomly assigned scenes via email on a rolling basis We’ll send you the script and clips from the scene you are assigned for reference. Please stick to the total running time of the scene you are assigned. Going over or under a few seconds is fine, but keep in mind your scene is a small part of a long movie. Make sure the beginning and end of your scene matches up closely to the original so it will transition nicely with the other scenes.

BE ORIGINAL
Be creative! We ask that you follow the script in terms of dialogue and action, but it will be more entertaining the more creative you get. You can shoot live action, use puppets, stop-motion, animation, whatever you think will be entertaining and fun! Check out some of the past Crowdsourced Cinema movies to get ideas.

No copyrighted images, logos, or music please. This includes the original soundtrack or dialog from the movie, please make sure you use your own audio. If you are looking for music or sound effects, check out Archive.org Community Audio, FreeMusicArchive.org or FreeSound.org or of course, make your own!

TECH SPECS
We’d prefer everyone to shoot Full HD 1920×1080 with a framerate of 24 frames per second. Shoot, edit, and export in the highest quality possible. Our preferred format is MPEG for files. If you need any guidance with camera or export settings, please get in touch.

DATES:
ON A ROLLING BASIS – Teams will receive an email from Northampton Community Television with their scenes, script, and a movie clip of the original scene from Beetlejuice for reference.
September 16th, 2019 – Scenes due
September 23rd, 2019 – Soundtrack due
October 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM – Crowdsourced Cinema: Beetlejuice will premiere at the Academy of Music.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call NCTV 413-587-3550 or email Liz {at} northamptontv {dot} org

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