Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Finite Films

This is a lot of fun.  The folks at Finite Films ask for ideas/constraints from you.  Visitors to their website vote on them, and then they put them together into a Hollywood-style short film.  The one below is a science fiction film called Stealing Time, made with the following constraints:

  • Cannot take place entirely in one location.
  • Someone must say the words “time travel.”
  • Two characters must have a long-standing rivalry.
  • When one character was a kid, he/she used to wish he/she could travel back in time to see real-life dinosaurs.
  • One character is a wine lover and is very picky/elitist about their wine.
  • One character prefers bubble baths to showers.
  • Someone has to say: “I have to go back.”

Watch and see how they wove these constraints into the story line.

You can find more on the making of Stealing Time here, and of course other moives at the Finite Films website.

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