A team can be an individual or a group of people of all ages and abilities in the greater Boston area. You do not have to live in the Boston area to participate, but team leaders are encouraged to sign up for a membership at their local community media center so they can have access to video equipment and editing software.
At 5:00 PM on Friday, May 28th you will be assigned a scene. Once you are assigned a scene, you can begin filming. Please stick to the total running time of your scene. Going over or under a few seconds is fine, but keep in mind your scene is a small part of a long movie. Make sure the beginning and end of your scene matches up closely to the original so it will transition nicely with the other scenes.
Go ahead and get creative! We ask that you follow the script in terms of dialogue and action, but your scene will be more entertaining the more creative you get. You can shoot live action, use puppets, stop-motion, animation, whatever you think will be entertaining and fun! Don’t have access to a tyrannosaurus? Try making one with a Lego set! We recommend checking out the past Crowdsourced Boston movies to get ideas.
No copyrighted images, logos, or music. This includes the original soundtrack or dialogue from the movie, so please make sure you use your own audio. If you are looking for music or sound effects, check out FreeMusicArchive.org or FreeSound.org or of course, make your own!
We’d prefer everyone to shoot Full HD 1920×1080 with a framerate of 24 frames per second. Shoot, edit, and export in the highest quality possible. Most file types can be accepted, but we’d prefer an H.264 (.mp4) file in 24 frames per second. If you need any guidance with camera or export settings, please email email@example.com.