The Northampton Arts Council is an organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Northampton Open Media presents Crowdsourced Cinema: Cast Away

Crowdsourced Cinema: Cast Away

Crowdsourced Cinema is a public art project created and managed by Northampton Open Media in which the community collaboratively remakes a famous film. This summer we will create together the suitably isolating and social-distance friendly "Cast Away"

Each team is assigned a scene from the film to interpret creatively – it could be filmed with live action, animation, remix, puppetry, and other visual styles. Scenes should contain similar dialog, action, and run time, though there is some wiggle room in those aspects as well. We encourage teams to look at the film with new cultural eyes, which may mean revising swears in script or rethinking historic contexts and constructs. Scenes cannot contain any copyrighted images or audio.

The final film scenes are edited together, color corrected, and normalized and we screen the film together in celebration!

Teams and individuals can sign up now to participate! Scenes will be handed out on a rolling basis until they are gone, but we also have a waiting list on which we will put additional teams in case there is a team that must drop out.

We are also seeking musicians and composers to contribute new music to our remake! Since the original film soundtrack is copyrighted, we will need new music for several scenes.


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