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Consecution 9: Romance / Love

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Consecution 9 is officially underway! After a lengthy voting process, we narrowly broke a tie and wound up with the subject being Romance and/or Love

Anybody and everybody is able to participate, first-timers are encouraged to try their hand. The "show runners" will by myself and [MENTION=8885]Rogue-theX[/MENTION] . If you wish to make a short, send it to one of us.

The rules:

1) Each short must involve the themes of love or romance as a significant factor (ideally, the primary focus). That's a broad range of emotions there, and there should be plenty of stuff to work with.

2) Minimum 5 minute length, maximum 15 minutes.

3) Ideally, there should only be one short per film/show/series, but if you can come up with a radically different use of footage than someone else who has claimed the same source material, I'm sure we can work something out.

4) Submissions should, if possible, be in some sort of NTSC DVD compatible format. Conversion can be done on our end if needed, however.

5) Have fun!
 

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A teaser poster for what is (At the moment) my idea for this Consecution...



(Click image ^ to see full resolution)

...I imagine most can work out what it's going to be ;-). I have many ideas I want to try but this is what I'm working on first.
 

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TM2YC said:
...I imagine most can work out what it's going to be ;-). I have many ideas I want to try but this is what I'm working on first.

Aw man, I was going to do a May-December, same sex romantic short told under the backdrop of martial arts training....
 

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When will this be due? I had an idea for this months ago but forgot it, so I'm curious as to how long I have to remember what it was and actually make it.

Should be a good consecution!
 

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Adabisi said:
Aw man, I was going to do a May-December, same sex romantic short told under the backdrop of martial arts training....

Damn, now I'm thinking that's a much better idea than the one I was going for :lol:. Wacks on, wacks... ahem.

It will actually be a non-martial arts based edit vaguely in the mould of a Yasujirō Ozu film. Black and White and hopefully somewhat timeless (The 1980s clothes look very 1950s anyways) in a more intimate 3:2 aspect ratio. The title is possibly going to be "Green Tea and Dancing" (A very Ozu title I think). This alternate poster is more what it will be like...



It'll take in young-love, rekindeled older romance, paternal love and loss.
 

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[MENTION=8885]Rogue-theX[/MENTION], we do need to come up with a tentative due date. Consecution 8 got pushed back many times, and I have no doubt that won't happen again this time. But it'd be good to try for some sort of schedule.
 

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TM2YC said:
It'll take in young-love, rekindeled older romance, paternal love and loss.

Mine starts with a conversation about snow cones, hairless cats, and VHS tapes. I'm worried that our shorts will cover too much of the same ground.
 

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Adabisi said:
Aw man, I was going to do a May-December, same sex romantic short told under the backdrop of martial arts training....
And interracial too! It's got everything. :)
 

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So who is going to do the obligatory edit for this and remove all the sex from a porn movie and leave just the plot? ;-)
 

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Some other ideas I'm considering...

- Life Is Beautiful: Just the beautiful fairytale romantic bit where Guido is wooing Dora, with the all the tragic stuff removed (If that's even possible).
- Make Way For Tomorrow: Just the gentle and sad romance between the two old folks. With all the generation gap plot excised.
- Short Circuit 2: Just the bits where Johnny5 is playing cupid for Ben and Sandy. Trouble is I can't think of strong ending yet.
- The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp: An unrequited love across time, space and memory... if I can make sense of it in my head.
- Peeping Tom: Concentrate on the odd but sweet little love story between Helen and Mark... with all the bits where Mark is murdering prostitutes with a sharpened camera tripod cut out :D.
Early Doors: If it's possible, condense down the running plot thread through Series1, covering Melanie meeting her real Dad, causing emotional termoil for her adopted Dad ken.

I'd like to hear other people's ideas?
 

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Okay. Talked to Rogue about this. Let's aim for a tentative due date for rough drafts of May 23, 2015. With final versions due July 23. This is subject to change. The rough drafts will be reviewed for technical or serious narrative issues. Recommendations for improvements will be sent back, and we'll see if we can't get this finished on time. Again, this is subject to change. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some extensions.
 

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I've got an idea involving Cold Feet, though I'm not yet sure if it'll work.

I also have a weird urge to see how much genre bending is possible by trying to turn supremely creepy horror thriller Sleep Tight into a straight romance. That may be an impossible challenge, though.
 

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That One Guy said:
I've got an idea involving Cold Feet, though I'm not yet sure if it'll work.

I also have a weird urge to see how much genre bending is possible by trying to turn supremely creepy horror thriller Sleep Tight into a straight romance. That may be an impossible challenge, though.

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That's probably my favourite genre-bend short; the Dumb & Dumber as a horror film one is also pretty good. The problem with Sleep Tight would be figuring out how to end it, but that may be an excuse to watch it again and see if any ideas pop out at me...
 

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g1orkatsos said:
So who is going to do the obligatory edit for this and remove all the sex from a porn movie and leave just the plot? ;-)

Impossible.

matrixgrindhouse said:
Minimum 5 minute length
 

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Does it have to be love between people. Can it be the love between a man and his car?
 

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^ I think probably yes, do you mean like Arnie Cunningham and Christine?
 
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