Archive for May, 2013

24 Hour Video Race Results: Team GDV – First Place in Futurevision Division

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm


The first place winner of the 24-Hour Video Race’s Futurevision (College) Division provides a lovely little reminder to recycle. By using a rather repulsive privileged couple and a kind, recycling homeless man, the short film shows what a profound difference the small act of recycling can make.

Each entry into the 24 Hour Video Race must include these four elements:

Theme: Recycling

Prop: Phone Book

Location: B_G … You can use any of the B_G locations all over Dallas. View locations

Line of Dialogue: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

24 Hour Video Race Results: “The Next Big Thing” – Third Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2013 at 2:46 pm


Imagine a world where hospitals are obsolete. It’s a little difficult, right? The concept is a bit of a stretch, but the third place winners of the 24 Hour Video Race’s Pixelvision (High School) Division did a great job of capturing the strange unknown of the future, and the changes that could come if everyone made recycling a priority.

Each entry into the 24 Hour Video Race must include these four elements:
Theme: Recycling
Prop: Phone Book
Location: B_G … You can use any of the B_G locations all over Dallas. View locations
Line of Dialogue: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

24 Hour Video Race Results: “Country” Takes Home 2nd Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 5:33 pm


This fun short film by team Cinemazing took home 2nd place in the Pixelvision (High School) Division of the 2013 24 Hour Video Race. The realty TV aspect and some seriously clever ex-boyfriend names make for a fun look at two roommates who have an affinity for each other’s current love interests, no matter how bizarre they are.

Each entry into the 24 Hour Video Race must include these four elements:

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24 Hour Video Race Results: “Cycle, Recycle” Takes Home First Place in Pixelation Division

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 5:07 pm


“The worst mistake in life is becoming stagnant.”

Spoken by one of the characters in Chase Anderson’s short film, “Cycle, Recycle”, the words perfectly capture the heart of the story. Life, in particular relationships, are filled with highs and lows, heartwarming triumphs and crushing defeats. Even when the blows are almost too much to take, the worst thing you can do is remain stagnant and resist change. Some relationships are meant to last, some require a little give and take, and some end up being just one more “Alyssa” of “Jessica” (or the occasional “Giselle”) on your path to finding the one. It’s all part of the process, the ebb and flow of life.

“Cycle, Recycle”, directed by Chase Anderson, took home first place in the 2013 24 Hour Video Race’s Pixelvision (High School) Division.

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Among Giants

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2013 at 10:36 am

In Among Giants I got to watch as a group of environmental activists lived a dream I’ve had since I was a kid, living up in trees among the leaves; but while as child I was just looking to live some place different where I was high above the ground and out in nature the activists followed in this short cinéma vérité style documentary had a much more noble purpose for choosing to make trees their homes.

In 2008 Green Diamond Resource Co. began clear cutting red woods in what is known as the McKay Tract, located in Humboldt county California. In response to the clear cutting a group of  established a protested by initiating a tree sitting in which they lived hundreds of feet up in canopy on small platforms. For the duration of their protest they sat, slept and cooked on these platforms, risking both serious injury and incarceration. Four years later their risk and vigilance payed off  when Green Diamond Resource Co. agreed to negotiate the sale of the McKay Tract to the community of Humboldt.

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A tour through the abandoned: Malaise

Posted by    |    May 14th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Located in the southwest portion of Berlin, Beelitz-Heilstätten was originally built in 1898 as a sanatorium to care for victims of tuberculosis. Soon after however it was utilized in World War I and II as a German military hospital where most notably a young corporal Adolf Hitler was treated after being wounded at the Battle of Somme during World War I. Surviving two wars and Soviet occupation the massive complex still stands consisting of over 60 buildings spread over 200 acres that are linked by underground tunnels.  While some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinson’s disease the remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000 and continues remain uninhabited.

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