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The UWOL long form competition

The uwol long form contest is part of a new chapter in the uwol challenge. The idea is simple you get 1 year to complete a long form outdoor/wildlife related film. The film can be between 20 and 90 minutes and requires you to hit 4 milestones on the way to its final production. We hope that this will push the talent of our challengers onward and upward and produce a diverse selection of broadcast length films. The very best of luck to all the challengers!

The full rules can be found at the bottom of this page.

The UWOL long formers roll of honour. 

This is a list of all the folks taking part in the uwol challenge long form 2009 and will also be the place where we list all the competitors 'milestone' content on the way to the completion of their films. Please take the time to check out their feedback threads on dvinfo.com and add your thoughts, comments and feedback.

Want to know where all the long form challengers are from...no problem...you can see exactly where by going HERE!

Vidar Vedaa

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase not-completed
Completed Film  
Comment on Vidar Vedaa's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Steve Siegel

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Steve Siegel's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Per Johan Naesje

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase not-completed
Completed Film  
Comment on Per Johan Naesje's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Ruth Happel

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Trond Saetre

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Vegard Paulsen

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Mike Sims

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Mike Sims's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Chris Swanberg

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4   Phase not-completed
Completed Film  
Comment on Chris Swanberg's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Eric Gulbransen

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Bob Safay

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Bob Safay's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Bryce Comer

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase not-completed
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Bryce Comer's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

John Dennis Robertson

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Marj Atkins

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Marj Atkin's dvinfo feedback thread HERE- Read more about this film HERE

Jennie Stenhouse

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here  
Phase 2  Phase not-completed
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Jennie Stenhouse's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Mihali Moore

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase not-completed
Completed Film  
Comment on Mihali Moore's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Mat Thompson

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Phase not-completed
Comment on Mat Thompson's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Annie Haycock

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here  
Phase 2  Phase not-completed
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Annie Haycock's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Keith Heyward

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Kevin Railsback

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase not-completed
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Kevin Railsback's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Catherine Russell

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Catherine Russell's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Dale Guthormsen

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Dale Guthormsen's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Finn-Erik Faale

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Finn-Erik Faale's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Markus Nord

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here  
Phase 2  Phase not-completed
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Markus Nord's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Jeff Hendricks

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase not-completed
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Jeff Hendricks's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Shane Rielly

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

Geir Inge

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase completed - Download here
Completed Film  Phase not-completed
Comment on Geir Inge's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Andrew Hood

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  Phase not-completed
Completed Film  
Comment on Andrew Hood's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Rob Evans

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here

Phase 2  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 3  Phase completed - Download here
Phase 4  
Completed Film  Film completed - Download here
Comment on Rob Evans's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Mike Blumberg

Phase 1  Phase completed - Download here  
Phase 2  Phase not-completed
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
Comment on Mike Blumberg's dvinfo feedback thread HERE - Read more about this film HERE

Jeff Bach

Phase 1  Phase not-completed  
Phase 2  
Phase 3  
Phase 4  
Completed Film  
 

 

Uwol Long form rules

1. You must sign-up on the long-form contest sign-up thread at Dvinfo.net before the contest begins. The thread will close after two weeks, and no new entrants will be allowed after the thread is closed. A free account at DVinfo.net is required to play. Activation of your account may take up to one week, so if you are new to UWOL and DVinfo.net, you will need to get this done quickly.

2. By signing up, you are committing to one full year to make a long-form film
Minimum length: 20 minutes Maximum length: 90 minutes

3. You are required to post short versions of your work on a feedback thread 4x throughout the year. Your work can be defined as scripts, storyboards, footage – anything that brings you closer to the final production of your film. Your feedback thread should: give some context to your work, explain the effect you desire to achieve, and ask questions that you think will guide your community to giving you useful feedback.

4. You will give feedback to other players and receive feedback on your work on your threads on an ongoing basis. You may use these thread to pose additional questions throughout the year.

5. Your postings will take place during the weeks of February 16-18, May 10 - 13, August 9-12, and October 11-14. This should give you a window which will allow you to plan for these in advance. You must post to your feedback threads within each of these windows to be eligible to continue participating in the long-form contest. Missing a deadline disqualifies you from continuing on to the next deadline.

6. Keep in mind that the sooner you post, the more likely you are to receive the valuable feedback that will strengthen your project.

7. You must post a minimum of five minutes worth of footage during each feedback period. The sole exception to this rule is during the first feedback period, February 16-18, when you must post a minimum of 3 minutes worth of footage. The planning stages may consume more of your time on the front end, so the footage minimum is more relaxed.

8. File dimensions cannot exceed 428 x 240 and cannot exceed 180 mb in size. If you are making a longer film, we would suggest either shrinking the file dimensions or posting your draft footage to your own website or to the free footage site of your choice and providing a link back to your feedback thread. You are free to host your own draft material, if you decide that you want to exceed UWOL’s file sizes and dimensions.

9. Your final project must be posted the week of November 15, at which time your entry will be available for final judging. You will not post a feedback thread at this time, instead you will upload your file to the UWOL site. We will have a thread announcing the finalists and linking to your entry. This will be the one Giant Final Feedback thread that will serve all the finishers.

9. UWOL will archive your final project, but all draft footage materials will be discarded at the end of the contest, to save server space.

10. The winner will be announced December 1, 2009

11. We must have a minimum of five completed entries for the judging to take place.

12. Many of you will be basing your long-form project on an idea that you formulated during a previous Challenge round. Therefore, you can use up to 3 minutes of footage shot for previous UWOL short-form contests. All other footage must be unique to this Challenge and shot specifically to meet the requirements of the long-form contest.

 The rules may be updated at any time so please check back regularly and watch the dvi forums for updates.


 

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