The winner of the best picture award is the film that contains all of the qualities mentioned in the previous awards. These
techniques come together in such a way as to make a complete work, a work that captivates us from beginning to end and is unique.
Traditionally editing has been the invisible art. It dramatically influences the way the audience responds to what has been filmed. But no
one notices the editing itself, just the content. Good editing adds another dimension to the work. After the writing and shooting have been done, editing
has the last word.
It's difficult make your visual ideas come true. So many things get in the way: permissions, weather, places that are hard to get to, or
things that only happen once a year. To create a good production is to bet against the odds and cover all of your bases at the same time. But good
preproduction can ensure that magic moments happen.
What does a director do on a nonfiction film? It's the same as in the studio but with a twist. She guides her team on the visual or
emotional interpretation of the script. Except in documentary work, even the script can be a work in progress. A good director will have a sense of what
is going on in reality and follow that story to make it work by capturing something unique and taking us, the audience, through it.
The nominees for best achievement in directing are:
Screenwriting is a very tricky thing to pin down. It exists all through preproduction, but persists through production and is actually
very important during post. A popular saying for writers is that all writing is rewriting, and the same is true of screenwriting. Those writers who have
done the most to shape-up, fix and guide their stories are:
Cinematography is more than just good operation of the camera. It's also about the planing, design and motivation of shots. Sometimes the Director of
Photography never even touches the camera.
To take really good shots, one must be both an artist and a technician. For documentary films, it means knowing your camera so well that you can capture
that unexpected moment. For short films, it means keeping the viewer engaged with camera skills like rack-focus, low key lighting, and more.
The nominees for best achievement in cinematography are:
Keep the page in your browser and refresh often. I will post a new award every 10 minutes. Feel free to comment in the section
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and the award for Artistic Achievement goes to…
Poy Sang Long, A Father's Dream
The award for artistic achievement is an acknowledgement of a film that came together really well. It could be the overall color scheme, graphic design, montage work, cinematography or other factors that make the work artistic. But above all the piece stands out in the theater. The Nonfiction Film Festival is for the big screen. And it's like a presentation in a way. A piece of time based art.
I would like to thank everyone that has checked in so far. I would really like to get started, but there are still so many groups that aren't represented
from the nominee list. I would like to know they are watching before we start. This is a reward for your hard work, and not for a grade or anything like that. It's also
a place where you can show your videos to friends, family or prospective employeers if you have a chance.
While we are waiting for them to make a "tweet" over there on the right, I have posted some of the nominations and winners from last year's festival. It's a
big deal to get a nomination because of the high standard we set at the beginning of the term. Watch what the seniors did last year and compare the films to this
years nominations. And don't forget to watch your classmates films as well.
2012 Nommination for Best Production
22 May 2013
A Fisherman’s Life
2012 Nomminations for
Best Cinematography and Editing
22 May 2013
Folk Art Island
2012 Nomminations for
Best Production, Editing and Artistic Achievement
22 May 2013
Last Year's Winner for Best Production
21 May 2013
Thai Tradtitional Tattoos
19 May 2013
Here is the list of nominees by category. Nominated films are listed in alphabetical order.
This is a very close competition. The quality of these pieces are quite good. Many of these pieces had large teams, one group had a crew of 13 people. Some groups
called in outside help, while others consisted only of the above-the-line positions who did everything themselves. All in all it worked. We have fifteen
unique nonfiction films in competition here.
Here is a list of the films that recieved nominations for an award in one or more of the following categories: Best Artistic Achievement, Best Cinematography, Best Screenwriting,
Best Directing, Best Producing, Best Editing and Best Picture.
Tune in later to find out which films were nomminated in each category.