24 Hour Film Racing 2012 – 1st Place in Denver!?

On May 18 – May 19 I participated in a 24 hour film competition hosted by 24 Hour Film Racing. Having sold the old camera to help pay for my recent move to Boulder, I decided to try my hand at animating in lieu of my lack of equipment. The rules of the competition were that you had to make the film within a 24 hour window and follow these specific guidelines: Theme: One Prop: The number one Action: Listening to music It took me about 17 straight hours of sitting at the computer using Photoshop, After Effects, Sound Booth, and Premiere Pro to make my animation in its entirety, from conception, creating graphics, animating, recording the voice over, editing, and rendering.

A few weeks later I was excited to receive an email notifying me that I had been selected amongst 10 other Colorado filmmakers to have my entry screened at a premiere in Denver on June 28 at the awesome Mayan Theatre. Whilst attending and watching all the great entries, I was fortunate to make some connections with other local filmmakers (my main goal of entering the contest in the first place), as I never imagined I would even place in the top 3. Crazily enough, when the top films were being announced at the Denver after-party, I was amazed to hear that my animation had been voted into 1st place! I ended up winning a $50 gift certificate for the bar we were at (that I tried to share with everyone at the bar), a bucket full of random apparel, and my entry moves on to the next round of the competition in New York City. Here’s to some good times and supporting local artists!