Patrick Henry College
A film team from Patrick Henry College wrote, filmed, scored, and edited a three-minute short film for the Apple Insomnia Film Festival the second weekend of October. The film, titled Score and directed by PHC junior Scott York, was created in just 24 hours in accordance with Festival rules.
“It was a pretty crazy experience,” said York, “you’re not just racing time, you’re racing exhaustion.” From 9 a.m. on the 13th to 9 a.m. on the 14th, the team battled fading daylight, technical difficulties, and frenetic shooting conditions on increasingly little sleep. “Our blooper reel is almost an hour long,” said Bradley Roy, director of photography, “and well worth watching at that.”
The film itself, however, “turned out great” said David Carver, author of the film’s original score. York reports that all reviews have been positive so far, and the entry’s Facebook fan club has jumped to over one hundred members since its creation just two days ago. But success in the festival will require more than just a fan club. “We need people to visit our film on Apple’s website and vote for it,” reports Kelsey Stapler, who worked with the team’s editing crew into small hours of the night.
The team was part of a recently formed student organization called Incremental Pictures. “Scott and I had been talking about creating some sort of film group like this,” said Tobin Duby, assistant director for the film, “and this contest was kind of the catalyst for that.”
The short can be watched and voted for on the Apple website: http://edcommunity.apple.com/insomnia_fall07/item.php?itemID=1333
Voting requires an Apple ID and Festival registration – both of which are free and are necessary to prevent computer programs from tampering with contest results.