What we're about

Minute Movies is a group for film enthusiasts who want to make short films. Every month there is a new single-word theme and filmmakers make movies about a minute long inspired by the word. Everyone is invited to participate, no matter their equipment or experience level. We have a range of people from first time filmmakers filming on a phone to professionals filming on a high quality camera and everyone in between.

On the third Sunday of the month we have a virtual live screening with the filmmakers in attendance so anyone can come, watch, and ask the filmmakers questions or give feedback. Everyone is welcome to submit a short film or watch the screening!

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Upcoming events (4+)

FrankenFilm - Theme TBD

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**NO MEETING for this meetup! This is the deadline to turn in your clip - I'll email out the details and scripts to those who complete the sign up form**

Here comes another Minute Movies FrankenFilm! In the spirit of coming together virtually and creating something awesome we're going to be making a minute movie together. (But apart, like responsible physical distancers.)

Sign up: https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-sign-up/

This film will be included in this month's YouTube playlist.

Please only RSVP to this event if you want to participate in making the film.

The details:

Step one: Sign up to participate by DATE TBD https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-sign-up/

Step two: I'll send out a scene from a script for you to film on DUE DATE TBA

Step three: Film your scene!

Step four: Send me the clip by DUE DATE TBA via https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-submission/

Step five: Tune in to our live stream session for the premiere of our FrankenFilm! (Details can be found in the meetup event listing for this month's screening)

Submission specs:
- 23.9
- 1080p
- H.264 (.mp4 file type)
- No music added (I will add a soundtrack for the entire film to tie the clips together)
- Keep your audio as clean as possible and free from background noise. Make sure you are loud enough to be heard clearly

If you have questions about these specs let me know! Most editing platforms will have pre-sets you can use that follow these guidelines if you don't want to get into the details on your own. If you have a single take directly from your phone you can upload that to me as well and I should be able to work with the raw footage.

Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLjYP0Z0ensgOgdWwdrjDBw

If you use Facebook, join the networking group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702898259847228/

And like us at https://www.facebook.com/SeattleMinuteMovies/

Virtual Minute Movie -Theme TBD-

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Theme of the Month: TBD

Every month we're going to each make a minute movie on a theme. This month it's (Revealed the end of prior Meetup) . Your interpretation can be as literal or as figurative as you want. Let your imagination take over!

All minute movies will be screened the third Sunday of the month. So come see your movie on the big screen, talk about it, get feedback from your peers, learn new techniques and meet awesome people!

Live stream: (link coming soon!)

See you there!

Suggested $5 donation
Come here often? Become a patron! https://www.patreon.com/minutemovies

The movies will be available on the YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe and never miss a playlist: https://www.youtube.com/c/minutemovies

Use #minutemovies on your posts!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleMinuteMovies

Twitter: @Minute_Movies

Blog: https://minutemovies.com/news/

If you want to connect with other filmmakers to make a minute movie, head over to the Facebook group to find and coordinate with them! https://www.facebook.com/groups/702898259847228/

Swag: https://represent.com/minute-movies-ltd-edition-shirt-2014-15?var=tutorial_share_fb

Some quick guidelines:

To submit: Send in your video file and YouTube link: https://minutemovies.com/film-submission/

-All movies should be roughly one minute long, no more than two minutes (plus 15 seconds of credits)

-Somewhere in the credits include the theme and the phrase "Made for Seattle Minute Movies"

-No copyrighted material (including music*)

-Keep everything respectful. This is a family friendly group!

-Deadline is the Saturday before the screening

-Movies will be screened on a first-come, first-serve basis. So send me the link as soon as you're done!

-Priority will be given to those who are present at the meeting, but if you finish a movie and can't make it, send me the link and I'll still screen it!

-In the interests of keeping the screening from going more than 2 hours, movies that follow all the guidelines have priority (on time and within the length limit). You are welcome to submit multiple films, but I might ask you to pick which one will be shown if there are a lot of submissions for the month.

-By submitting you're giving Minute Movies permission to use clips and images from your video for promotional purposes.

*A few sites for royalty free music:
Incompetech - http://incompetech.com/music/royalty -...
DanoSongs - http://www.danosongs.com/
Mobygratis - http://www.mobygratis.com/film-music ....
Free Soundtrack Music - http://www.freesoundtrackmusic.com/
ccMixter - http://ccmixter.org/
Partners in Rhyme - http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/
Pac DV - http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/free-musi ...
Public Domain 4 U - http://publicdomain4u.com/
Musopen - https://musopen.org/
Beatpick - http://www.beatpick.com/player/index
Free Music Archive - http://freemusicarchive.org/

Minute Movies Mix - Theme TBA

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Minute Movies Mix invites videographers and editors to collaborate on a film together. Every month videographers collect footage inspired by the theme of the month. Editors then download that footage to make a Minute Movie using only the clips uploaded by videographers. We’ll watch the films at the monthly screening on the third Sunday of every month.

Films will be screened at the monthly screening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOAMvRoaZM

How to Participate

PARTICIPATE AS A VIDEOGRAPHER
- Film great clips!
- Clips must be filmed at 1080p, 23.98 fps
- Clips can be silent or have audio
- Must be rated no more than PG-13
- Upload your clips: https://minutemovies.com/videographer-clip-submission/
- Put your name in the file name of the clips so you can get credit
- Clips are due the first Sunday of the month
- Clips will be used under a Creative Commons license. Only upload if you are comfortable sharing your footage for others to use and download.

PARTICIPATE AS AN EDITOR
- Sign up: https://minutemovies.com/mix-editor-sign-up/
- Download clips from the shared folder
- Make your Mix!
- You can add music and graphics you have permission to use
- Only use clips found in the shared folder. If you want to film your own footage you can, just be sure to upload it so others can use it as well.
Include the names of the videographers whose clips you used and “Made for Minute Movie Mix” in your credits
- Submit: https://minutemovies.com/mix-submission/

FrankenFilm - Theme TBD

Online event

**NO MEETING for this meetup! This is the deadline to turn in your clip - I'll email out the details and scripts to those who complete the sign up form**

Here comes another Minute Movies FrankenFilm! In the spirit of coming together virtually and creating something awesome we're going to be making a minute movie together. (But apart, like responsible physical distancers.)

Sign up: https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-sign-up/

This film will be included in this month's YouTube playlist.

Please only RSVP to this event if you want to participate in making the film.

The details:

Step one: Sign up to participate by DATE TBD https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-sign-up/

Step two: I'll send out a scene from a script for you to film on DUE DATE TBA

Step three: Film your scene!

Step four: Send me the clip by DUE DATE TBA via https://minutemovies.com/frankenfilm-submission/

Step five: Tune in to our live stream session for the premiere of our FrankenFilm! (Details can be found in the meetup event listing for this month's screening)

Submission specs:
- 23.9
- 1080p
- H.264 (.mp4 file type)
- No music added (I will add a soundtrack for the entire film to tie the clips together)
- Keep your audio as clean as possible and free from background noise. Make sure you are loud enough to be heard clearly

If you have questions about these specs let me know! Most editing platforms will have pre-sets you can use that follow these guidelines if you don't want to get into the details on your own. If you have a single take directly from your phone you can upload that to me as well and I should be able to work with the raw footage.

Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLjYP0Z0ensgOgdWwdrjDBw

If you use Facebook, join the networking group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/702898259847228/

And like us at https://www.facebook.com/SeattleMinuteMovies/

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