We Find Out What’s Beyond Infinity
There’s a real Buzz in the air as the Crowdsourced Cinema project embarks on it’s 9th year of adventure and prepares to remake the animated Disney classic Toy Story over the summer of 2023.
This community film project might not have a state-of-the-art animation studio, or even a slinky budget. The good news is we are all wealthy with imagination.. Grab your favorite deputy and get ready to claw your way through the challenge of recreating an animated film with a team of living neighbors and family members, coworkers and co-conspirators. It’s playtime and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
This will be the first time the public art project tackles source material that is animated in its original form and the intent is to encourage the teams of filmmakers who join us to translate scenes to live-action modes.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
A “team” can be an individual or a group of people, open to all ages and abilities. Choose a team leader who will be the main contact for important information, and have them sign up for a scene. Sign-ups for Crowdsourced Cinema Toy Story start April 5, 2023.
Teams will be randomly assigned scenes via email on a rolling basis beginning April 12, 2023. We’ll send you a video of the scene you are assigned for reference. Please stick close to the total running time of the scene you are assigned. 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.
Scenes are due September 5, 2023. Any scene not received by this date may not be included in the final film. Your scene is part of a larger project, and out of respect for the musicians and editors working with you, please deliver your scene on time.
Musicians will have an additional 2 weeks to complete their score. We will share completed crowdsourced scenes with musicians on September 5, 2023.
For copyright reasons, scenes CANNOT contain any visual or audio materials from the original film. This includes any of the original audio track soundtrack or recorded dialogue from the movie. If you use copyrighted content, we will not be able to use your scene.
1. Scenes will be distributed randomly to teams on Wednesday, April 12.
2. Scenes are due on Tuesday, September 5.
3. Each individual can sign up to lead a team to create one scene.
4. Not every scene has music. However, if you randomly get a scene that has music you can opt-in to be the team that recreates the score when signing up.
5. All teams are able to signup for additional unclaimed scenes after July 1.
ADDITIONAL SOUNDTRACK SCENE DISTRIBUTION NOTES
1. We will send you the original version of your scene on Wednesday, April 12.
2. Scenes are due on Saturday, September 30.
3. You can use the original scene as a reference for the theme and mood of your composition. Please let us know in this form if you would like to work alongside the film team and we can share your email with that group to reach out to you during their production. Otherwise, we will send all completed scenes to musicians after the video submission deadline of September 5.
4. Please note that if you are submitting music that does not sync directly with the video scene, our editors may edit your piece to fit the scene.
Be creative! We ask that you follow the script in terms of dialogue and action, but it 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! We will provide guidance for select scenes if there are important continuity elements for the story. Otherwise, be creative!
This will be the first time the public art project tackles source material that is animated in its original form. While many folks might consider creating their own stop motion, we encourage the teams of filmmakers who join us to reinterpret their scenes with live action footage and in general create scenes that tell this beloved story in new ways.
For copyright reasons, scenes CANNOT contain any visual or audio materials from the original film. This includes any of the original audio track soundtrack or recorded dialogue from the movie. If you use copyrighted content, we will not be able to use your scene. If you are looking for music or sound effects, check out Archive.org Community Audio, FreeMusicArchive.org or FreeSound.org or, of course, make your own!
We’d prefer everyone to shoot Full HD 1920×1080 and deliver scenes in MP4. Shoot, edit, and export in the highest quality possible. Contact us for guidance
March 22 – Film Announcement
April 5 – Filmmaker and Musician Team Registrations Open
April 12 – Scenes Assigned (This continues on a rolling basis)
May – Video Making Workshops Begin
September 5 – Scenes Due
September 30 – Soundtrack Due
November – Film Premiere (Date and Time TBA)
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowdsourced Cinema is open to anyone in the regional community.