ATHENS, Ohio (March 2, 2007) -- A comedy about race relations, featuring a laundry list of gags, is the winner of the fifth annual Shoot Out Student Video Contest sponsored by the School of Telecommunications in the Scripps College of Communication. Now Outlook readers can see the winning video.
Contest organizers gave 35 teams their assignments and turned them loose at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. Their task was to each write, shoot, edit and produce a three- to five-minute film subject to screening and judging just 48 hours later. Organizers assigned each team a film genre, a prop that was required to appear in the film and a line of dialogue required to be spoken.
The winning film is "Vicious Cycle" from the production team calling itself The Sheepleaser. Judges assigned the team to shoot a comedy, include bleach as their featured prop and use the dialogue, "You open it; I hate surprises." In the film, students struggle between those who want to wash away the "stain" of integrated laundry and those who want colored clothes and whites to be washed harmoniously in the same load. Other winning teams included:
- Second place -- 2nd Try Productions
- Third place -- Cherry Tree Productions
- Underclassmen division (first-year and sophomore students) -- Wompus Productions
Faculty members from the School of Telecommunications judged the films Sunday night at Baker University Center Theatre. The screening was so popular that organizers aired the films a second time the following night.
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