Make an approximately three minute documentary portrait about a surprisingly interesting person or place within a 10-mile radius of Bucknell.  The person or place (nor any onscreen content or voiceover) may not have ANY affiliation with Bucknell University.

– Entries must consist of original video footage shot during spring 2015
– No talking heads (i.e. no shots of subject talking on camera).  Show don’t tell.
– Entries cannot include any music or talking head dialogue; any other use of voice or sound effects and recordings are permissible.
– Entries must run between two and a half and three minutes. Please add a 4-second title screen at the film’s beginning with your name, the film’s title, and the date.  The film must also include up to 10-seconds of end credits (for a total maximum running time of 3:14).
– You must credit all individuals who contributed to the film.  Any person on screen or on the soundtrack (excepting people in public view) must sign a release (download here) to appear in your work.


– By Monday, February 23rd at 5pm you must submit a development package to Professor Eric Faden or Professor Rebecca Meyers.  The development package shall include:

  • outline of the project’s content, treatment of image/sound, and storyboards of anticipated shots (2 pages minimum).
  • signed releases from any individual appearing in the film or on the soundtrack.
  • list of locations for the project (and documentation of permission to film in such locations if necessary).
  • a production and post-production schedule.
  • a list of anticipated equipment needed and the source of that equipment.

– The finished project is due Monday, April 6 at 5pm and should be turned in to Professor Faden or Professor Meyers.

Frame size: 1920 x 1080
Frame rate: 24 fps
Export format: QuickTime ProRes 422 or h264


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