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November 02, 2006

The Insomnia Film Festival

Hey everyone. I had mentioned that Drew and I were kicking around the idea to participate in the Insomnia Film Festival, run by Apple, and it got some quick interest from a number of you.

So I think we're going to try to do it. On 11/10, Apple will send us 3 elements we must use to create a 3 minute short film. We then have 24 hours to write, film, edit, track, export, and upload that film. People vote on their favorites and the winners get Final Cut and Shake software (which I already have!) and 80 GB iPods. Each team can have 5 official members (the ones that actually win that stuff).

Now here's the problem, you have to be in college and at least 18 to be an official team member (ie, able to win the loot). I could sign up because I'm in that program with UCLA.

So here's the deal, if you are in college and older then 18 (Ian, I'm looking in your generally handicapped direction), go online and register under the team "Visual Mechanics."and then email me so I know you're part of the team. You need an Apple ID to register, so either sign up for one or use it if you already have it.

You'll also need to know:
Team Captain: Jason Latshaw
Team Captain Email: jason AT thelookmachine.com

If you aren't both of those things, you can still participate, you just can't be official. Just email me (jason at thelookmachine.com ) and we can start our planning.

(Note: I couldn't get the sign up to work on a PC, I had to use a Mac running Safari.)

Posted by jason on November 2, 2006 12:07 PM


jason, i need to know the team captain's name and team captain's email address to register.

Posted by: childish on November 2, 2006 01:11 PM


Posted by: childish on November 2, 2006 01:12 PM

in case you need to know that too, I added it to the post.

Posted by: jason on November 2, 2006 01:15 PM

This is going to be fun!

Posted by: Ian on November 2, 2006 01:50 PM

Sweet. Count me in. I'll sign up when I get home and get my mac ID.

Posted by: ian on November 2, 2006 01:52 PM

I got a question asking if this was meant for specific people or anybody who's interested. Anybody who wants in can get in. Come one come all.

Jagang -- for some mysterious reason I got an email from you but with no "from" address so I can't respond. So send me another email if you want in, so I can let you know more details as they come about.

And as I see it, it's first come first serve on the "official student" registrants. I'm not saving slots for anyone. Actually, I think that the officials should be allowed to keep their ipods, but we should sell the software and split that money among everyone who helped. But hey, I don't really think we're going to win. So it shouldn't matter much.

Posted by: jason on November 2, 2006 02:02 PM

Shift + 2 = @

Posted by: SnakeMan on November 2, 2006 10:03 PM

putting a real @ in it let's spambots pick up the address!

Posted by: jason on November 2, 2006 10:04 PM

Snake + Man = SnakeMan

Posted by: Xerxes [TypeKey Profile Page] on November 4, 2006 02:47 AM

Boo spambots.

Posted by: SnakeMan on November 4, 2006 05:57 PM

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