Friday, April 2, 2010

Calling all movie stars! Any directors out there?

Calling all movie stars!!! by guest blogger Kara Crosson

Have you ever dreamed of seeing yourself on the big screen? Do you sit in class and picture your life a major motion picture?

If you answered yes to any of these questions I have good news for you – Campus MovieFest is back at Bridgewater State College! This amazing opportunity gives you all the tools and resources you need to create a five minute film. Now I’m sure you have questions but luckily you’ve come to the right place.

What exactly is Campus Movie Fest?
CMF is a student film festival where students can get together to produce films of any genre and style. All of the necessary materials are provided by CMF for free! I’m talking Apple Computer laptops and digital camcorders, the whole ordeal … (you must return them at the end of the program though, sorry folks). You have one week to film and edit then it’s show time! All the student films will be judged by a secret panel and the top 16 will be shown during SpringFest on Wednesday April 21st at 8:00 in the RCC Ballroom. Movies are then chosen for the regional and international grand finales!

What if I don’t know how to operate the technology?
No problem! CMF will be on campus the entire week of filming to answer any questions and to work with you through the software.

Does everyone have to be a BSC student?
All you need is one BSC friend and you are ready to start! Each team must have at least two BSC students and anyone else you’d like to partake in your adventure.

How do I sign up?
Glad we got you hooked!  Visit for even more information. You can register right on their website CMF staff is on campus until Thursday, April 1st (this is no April Fools joke) and you can find them in the RCC or in ECC from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Is all of this starting to sound familiar? You may be thinking of the success CMF had last year at BSC. Alex Perry wrote and directed this film which premiered at BSC then went on to win Best Picture at CMF 2009 Northern Regional Grand Finale and Best Comedy and the CMF 2009 International Grand Finale. If you haven’t seen “Scrabble” you are definitely missing out. Become a fan on Facebook of “Scrabb1e: The Motion Picture” and check out the movie on youtube This had me laughing for days and I can’t wait to see what they have planned for this year!

Are you ready for CMF? Look around on their website and find out some more information then get to the drawing board! Launch is April 7th in the RCC lower foyer from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Tech support will be available April 8th, 9th, and 12th while you work away at your film. Stop by RCC room 209 from 12:00 – 4:00pm with any questions you may have. Collection will be April 13th back in the lower foyer of RCC from 2:00-6:00pm. Then sit back and relax now that your hard work is over. Join fellow filmmakers and peers for the Finale April 21st

BSC is lucky to participate in such an amazing event. This gives you the opportunity to let the creative juices flow, to unleash a talent you didn’t know you had, and to represent BSC!
Can’t wait to see you there!


Justin Walley said...

I would love to do this, but the biggest problem is that early to mid-April is always stressful and full of projects and exams. If it weren't for that I would have made a great movie with my friends at I.T.

Cindy said...

Justin - that's a great comment...we try to connect it with Springfest but maybe that's not the only way. Thanks for the reminder!!