The Boston Area Under 3 Minute Film Challenge

  1. This is the story of two lovers and friends that suddenly come apart - for reasons make that no sense... until they do.

    Staring Nicole Trauffer and Will Madden

    Written, Directed, Produced, and Edited by Paul Antico
    Cinematography by Sean Meehan, Adam Kerchman, and Matt Stapleton.

    Part of the July 1, 2012 "Under 3 Minute Film Challenge" sponsored by Anticipate Media and Macomber Productions. For this challenge three shooters, using a pen as a prop, had to produce a narrative script and shoot it in a few hours on location at The Willows Park in Salem, MA. In addition the phrase "This isn't going to be easy" also had to be used in the story. [Yes the short pre-credits is under 3 min!]

    The other shorts from the Challenge:

    Watch also "Anniversary Day" from Rick Macomber, part of the same 3 min challenge, with the same requirements and camera: vimeo.com/45112824

    ...and "you're not safe here" from Sean Meehan, the DP on this shoot as well: vimeo.com/45483861

    To better understand Sean's short, you may want to visit "The Story Beyond the Still" The Story Beyond The Still

    BTS Coverage and Discussion:

    BTS Video: See Behind the Scenes extra-mini doc about the day and in particular the filming of this short by Aaron Strader: vimeo.com/46118838

    Audio Podcast: Listen & Subscribe to the NeedCreative Podcast to learn more about this challenge and what we all got from participating (Episode 3): anticipatemedia.com/podcast/

    Article: Great article in Filmmaker Magazine about the challenge by Michael Murie filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/07/inside-a-three-minute-film-competition/

    Filmed on the Canon Cinema EOS C300.

    # vimeo.com/45105680 Uploaded 2,015 Plays 34 Comments
  2. Starring Timothy J. Cox, Nicole Trauffer and Todd Mahoney.

    Part of the July 1, 2012 "Under 3 Minute Film Challenge" sponsored by Anticipate Media and Macomber Productions. For this challenge each filmmaker, using a pen as a prop, had to produce a narrative script and shoot it on location at The Willows Park in Salem, MA. In addition the phrase "This isn't going to be easy" also had to be used in the story.

    Here are the links for the other two films that were made as a part of this challenge:

    "Timing" by Paul Antico - vimeo.com/45105680
    "Anniversary Day" by Rick Macomber -vimeo.com/45112824

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  3. I was asked at the beginning of the day to shoot a BTS by Paul Antico and Rick Macomber. Shot everything with my Canon 60d. Big thanks to Todd Mahoney for supplying me with great GoPro video!

    Part of the July 1, 2012 "Under 3 Minute Film Challenge" sponsored by Anticipate Media and Macomber Productions. For this challenge each cinematographer, using a pen as a prop, had to produce a narrative script and shoot it in a few hours on location at The Willows Park in Salem, MA. In addition the phrase "This isn't going to be easy" also had to be used in the story.

    The actors did an amazing job performing on such short notice. Thanks to all of the crew and special thanks to The City of Salem.

    Here's one to check out by Paul Antico titled "Timing" vimeo.com/45105680

    Here's another one to check out by Rick Macomber titled "Anniversary Day" vimeo.com/45112824

    Finally here's yet another one to watch by Sean Meehan titled "You're Not Safe Here" vimeo.com/45483861
    To better understand Sean's short, you may want to visit "The Story Beyond the Still" The Story Beyond The Still

    Here's a great blog by Michael Murie about the 3 minute challenge. http://filmmakermagazine.com/news/2012/07/inside-a-three-minute-film-competition/

    http://notesonvideo.blogspot.com/2012/07/three-minute-film-challenge.html

    All of the shorts in this challenge were filmed on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 with various prime lenses.

    # vimeo.com/46118838 Uploaded 866 Plays 5 Comments

The Boston Area Under 3 Minute Film Challenge

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Starting on July 1, 2012, a group of local indie filmmakers came together to film three short scripts at the Salem Willows Park in Salem, MA. The requirement was that each film must fun under 3 minutes (except credits). Also for the first challenge, each…


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Starting on July 1, 2012, a group of local indie filmmakers came together to film three short scripts at the Salem Willows Park in Salem, MA. The requirement was that each film must fun under 3 minutes (except credits). Also for the first challenge, each film had to also include a pen, and the line "this isn't going to be easy".

These are the results of this mega-collaboration. You can learn more on the Notes On Video Blog (notesonvideo.blogspot.com) and on the NeedCreative Podcast, where key players in the event got together and talked about the experience, at anticipatemedia.com/podcast.

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