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downtube42 03-20-21 11:57 PM

Formally Rejected
 
On a pandemic inspired whim, going stir-crazy with all the 2020 events canceled, I made a short video and submitted it to a film festival. Inspiration came while I was on my indoor trainer. I asked friends to record specific shots, downloaded some free video editing software, and stitched the thing together in a total of two weeks. It was a hoot. A highlight was getting permission from the musical group Handmade Moments to use the snippet from Eye in the Sky, which was playing in the background in one of the clips.

The anticipated rejection email finally came. My film budget was the $35 submission fee.


Thank you for submitting your project to the Filmed by Bike Film Festival. Unfortunately, we are not able to include your film in our programming this year.

It's only 2 minutes 47 seconds. I hope you enjoy.

Lonely Sweat Drops

Classtime 03-26-21 07:46 PM

Very fun. Thanks.

Waxbytes 04-05-21 12:56 AM

Did they say why it was rejected?
I found it interesting.

downtube42 04-05-21 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Waxbytes (Post 22000576)
Did they say why it was rejected?
I found it interesting.

Only the quoted text. "Rejected" is my overly dramatic word. It's simply a matter of them choosing the best, from submissions.

unterhausen 04-05-21 08:20 AM

I suspect they didn't like the scenery in your garage.

Sonofamechanic 04-15-21 11:36 AM

That shot at the end of the empty roads....and in color...poetic capstone to your whole point. Nicely thought out.

ClydeClydeson 04-15-21 11:42 AM

Very nice.

downtube42 04-16-21 06:13 PM


Originally Posted by unterhausen (Post 22000889)
I suspect they didn't like the scenery in your garage.

Granted I'm an engineer attempting artistic expression, but the point of the movie is we're riding solo in our grungy garages rather than together in the beautiful outdoors.


Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic (Post 22016167)
That shot at the end of the empty roads....and in color...poetic capstone to your whole point. Nicely thought out.

Thanks! Just after I stopped recording, a bird burst into song right off camera. Would have been perfect.


Originally Posted by ClydeClydeson (Post 22016172)
Very nice.

Thanks, I appreciate it.


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