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OCS students have been making award winning films for 10 years without a budget. Imagine what we could do with a little bit of cash? Read more

Olivebridge, NY Shorts
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OCS students have been making award winning films for 10 years without a budget. Imagine what we could do with a little bit of cash?

Olivebridge, NY Shorts
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The semester is 20 weeks long.  We hope to have our films finished before the student film festival cycle that corresponds with the end of the semester. We will follow the following process:

1- Each of the 20 students in the class will write a 2 minute pitch.
2- The class will vote on the pitches and will select the most interesting 10.
3- Students will break into writing teams of 2 and will write scripts for the top 10.
4- The class will again vote on the best films.
5- If we make our kickstarter goal, we can afford to produce between 3 and 5 short films based on budget and length.  So we would next reduce the 10 scripts to between 3 and 5 selections.
6- Students would then be assigned pre-production jobs.
7- after completing pre-production would re-assign roles and begin production.
8- ditto for post. . .
9- Then we package and bring it to festivals and send it to you. . .

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges are, we hope, what this kickstarter is all about. We have produced some amazing films in these classes. We have also made some duds. There has always been a risk that students, not fully embracing the project, make mediocre films. We hope that creating a more professional environment will produce more professional films. When we talk about the potential for this to work, the kids are SOOOOOO excited.

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    We thank you soooooooo much!

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    If Kevin Bacon gives us ANY amount of money the film will begin with "A very special thanks to Kevin Bacon, without whom we would not truly be connected. . ."

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    If you contribute 10 dollars you can download one of the completed films in June.

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    If you give us 25 dollars you can download ALL of the completed films in June.

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    For 50 dollars of support you can download all of the films and you will have your name mentioned in the special thanks credits of one of the films.

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    If you contribute 100 dollars you will be mentioned in the credits of all of the films and in the special thanks section of the DVD, which you will receive.

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    If you contribute 250 dollars towards our films you will receive a producer credit on all of our films as well as all benefits of the $100 pledge.

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    For a 500 dollar pledge you will be credited as an executive producer on all of the films. You will also receive 5 copies of the DVD.

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    A special reward is available for three contributors of 1500 dollars. Your production company is credited as an executive producer at the beginning of the film.

    Imagine our films with a "A yourname production"

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