South Africa's next top filmmaker competition


parameters & limitations

Parameters Section:

  1. This year we are working in the Music genre. You will need to submit a 60” video shot on a mobile phone. The video could be a scene from your proposed music video or a motivation as to why we should select you to shoot the winning video.
  2. Please click here and choose ONE of the eight contenders for the Last Muso Standing, MTN8 2013. You may submit as many different videos on as many of the tracks as you like
  3. This is an individual competition so no teams please.
  4. Should you win the chance to shoot the winning video, you are limited to 10 extra’s/actors/dancers/additional bodies. They will be fed but not paid so you will have to get volunteers.
  5. Should you win the chance to shoot the winning video, you are limited to 2 locations (by locations we mean places that you have to get into a car and drive to, you may use multiple locations in the same area or building but remember to allow sufficient time for breakdown & set-up).
  6. Should you win the chance to shoot the winning video, you may use footage of the artists recording in studio that has already been shot in your music video if you wish.


Resources:
Winner (for production of music video)
You will receive the following to create your music video:

  1. 1x day usage of a Canon 5D camera, assorted lenses and basic lighting and grips from Nates Audiovisual.
  2. R5000 to spend on wardrobe, props and consumables.
  3. A professional crew consisting of a producer/AD, DOP, Make-up & Hair stylist and some production assistants.
  4. A Vito bus and driver to drive around your cast and crew.
  5. A modest allowance for location fees.
  6. 3 days in a FCP offline suite with a senior General Post editor.
  7. A grade at The Bladeworks.

Runner-Up (for production of making of video)
You will receive the following to create your EPK video:

  1. 2x days usage of a Canon 5D camera, assorted lenses and basic lighting from Nates Audiovisual.
  2. A professional EPK crew consisting of a cameraman and a sound/lighting assistant.
  3. 3 days in a FCP offline suite with a senior General Post offline editor
  4. 1 day in a FCP offline suite with a senior General Post online editor


What you will need to organize yourselves
Part of being a good filmmaker is the ability to network and get the right people on board. You will be allowed to include whoever you like in the way of performers / dancers in your production, provided they are clearly credited in your paperwork and on the credits. You will need to organize locations, wardrobe, props, actors and everything else that goes along with creating a production. The organizers will help if and where we can.

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