What we're about

We like to make movies. Whether professionally or just for fun, this group is for people who want to flex their creative muscles. We welcome everyone no matter which genre you're into. Each month we will all create a short film "minute movie" for a specific theme. Interpretation of the theme and execution of the film is completely up to you. One a month we will meet for a screening of all the submissions and for a discussion.

The movies will be available on the facebook page, twitter and on the blog so be sure to like and follow:

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

Twitter: @Minute_Movies

Blog: https://seattleminutemovies.wordpress.com

If you want to connect with other filmmakers to make a minute movie, head over to switchboard to find and coordinate with them! https://minutemovies.switchboardhq.com/

Upcoming events (5)

Frankenfilm - Wrap

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 social distancers.) Sign up: https://forms.gle/A1tEpTom8UqFWudT8 This film will be included in the June YouTube playlist. We will also live stream the premiere during the live stream of the June playlist, so join us there! Please only RSVP to this event if you want to participate in making the film. The details: Step one: Sign up to participate by Saturday, May 23rd https://forms.gle/A1tEpTom8UqFWudT8 Step two: I'll send out a scene from a script for you to film. Step three: Film your scene! Step four: Send me the clip by Sunday, June 14th via wetransfer.com Step five: Tune in to our live stream session on June 21st for the premiere of our Frankenfilm! Submission specs: - 24 fps (technically 23.98, but who's counting?) - 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/

Minute Movie - Wrap

Online event

**Exciting update for our virtual meeting! We will be doing a live screening in addition to posting the playlist of submitted films. Please join us for our YouTube live stream. Filmmakers will be invited to introduce their films and stay after their screening to answer any questions and reply to your comments. Join us to feel like you're back at the theater just like old times!** Filmmakers will receive instructions to join the live stream upon submission of their film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWAH9Fe20GA Theme of the Month: WRAP Every month we're going to each make a minute movie on a theme. This month it's WRAP. 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. Join us for a live stream chat when the playlist goes live! **Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be conducting all of our meetings virtually until further notice. Check back for a meeting link before the Sunday meeting as we're still working out the details for transitioning to a virtual meeting and trying out different platforms to see what works best for our format.** See you there! Suggested $5 donation The movies will be available on the facebook page, twitter and on the blog so be sure to like and follow: Use #minutemovies on your posts! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleMinuteMovies Twitter: @Minute_Movies Blog: https://seattleminutemovies.wordpress.com (https://seattleminutemovies.wordpress.com/) 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 me your video file with https://wetransfer.com/ -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! -Upload your video to YouTube and send me an email at [masked] with the link and I'll post a list of all the videos after they've been screened. -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 Movie Network & Workshop

Seattle Film Institute

Do you have an idea for a Minute Movie but no idea where to start? No ideas? ...but you wanna help out with someone else's masterpiece. Maybe you're stumped with some aggravating production problem or just love to help other people solve theirs. Do you have a camera with no script, a script and no camera crew? We'll be meeting every month on the 4th Sunday in support of our Minute Movies screening (that happens on the 3rd Sunday of every month). We'll gather to network and workshop. Oh, in case you're wondering what makes a Minute Movie... a one word theme is "randomly" chosen at the end of our screening to guide the direction of the next set of films. Something suggestive like: HOT or BRILLIANT or PASSION. We allow any genre be it comedy, drama, documentary, docudrama or maybe some weird experimental musical...etc. Just keep 'em original and under two minutes. All comers are welcome from green-newbies to crusty-ol-pros, young and old. What to bring: Enthusiasm, curiosity, ideas for a movie, cool resources to share, ingenuity, positive attitude ;-) Let's make some Minute Movies!

Minute Movie -Theme TBD-

Seattle Film Institute

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! We'll meet at 6:30 in the lobby for some socializing time (bring a contribution of some kind) and then at 7 we'll move upstairs for the screening. See you there! Suggested $5 donation The movies will be available on the facebook page, twitter and on the blog so be sure to like and follow: Use #minutemovies on your posts! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleMinuteMovies Twitter: @Minute_Movies Blog: https://seattleminutemovies.wordpress.com (https://seattleminutemovies.wordpress.com/) 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 me your video file with https://wetransfer.com/ -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! -Upload your video to YouTube and send me an email at [masked] with the link and I'll post a list of all the videos after they've been screened. -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/

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