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WEEK 001

FIRST MEETING OF INFLUENCE – 04.19.11

OBSTRUCTIONS:


Mary: One character has to be a racial stereotype.
Nelson: Everyone talks in slang.
Johnny: One character embodies your biggest fear.
Alec: There has to be a romance.
Stefano: The film can only have one character.
rrr: There must be a muffled soliloquy.

FILMS DUE SATURDAY APRIL 30TH, 2011

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FILMS RETURNED SUNDAY MAY 1ST, 2011

"Together" by StefanoBlack▒
"Influence One" by rrr
"White Man's Burden" by Alec Lambert


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WEEK 002

SECOND MEETING OF INFLUENCE – 05.03.11

OBSTRUCTIONS:

Nelson: It has to be an instructional video.
Alec: Your film, in total, must be 3 minutes and 43 seconds long (3:43).
Mary: One character must be a hypochondriac.
rrr: The film can only be told visually in stills.
Stefano: All photography must be physically done outdoors.
Johnny: Your main character has to die.
Jesse: The film must be an original music video (music created for the film).

FILMS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY MAY 18th, 2011

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FILMS RETURNED MONDAY MAY 23RD, 2011

"Children" by Alec Lambert
"Skin. Cement. Wood." by Lorelei Ramirez
"How to be Happy" by StefanoBlack▒


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WEEK 003

THIRD MEETING OF INFLUENCE – 05.23.11

OBSTRUCTIONS:


Lorelei: Your film must be presented/projected on an alternative viewing surface (whether live, or recorded for the internet).
Stefano: The film you conceive for this challenge must be directed by someone else.
(You must give them a script, synopsis, explanation or other pre-production document.)
You will receive "Story by," "Written by,” etc. credit[s], based on your preference/participation.
Alec: Your film must heavily feature beer.
rrr: There must be a dance.
Johnny: Your main character must be obsessed with a fandom of your choice.

FILMS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY June 8th, 2011

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FILMS RETURNED WEDNESDAY JUNE 15th/22nd, 2011

"Union Made" Part 1 & Part 2 by Alec Lambert
"The Map of None" by Lorelei Ramirez (Returned FRIDAY JULY 29, 2011)


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WEEK 004

FOURTH “MEETING” OF INFLUENCE – 06.22.11 / 07.09.11

TWO-WEEK MINI ASSIGNMENT.

OBSTRUCTIONS:


Alec: Your film must consist of only three moving images.

Keep in your mind the words of Kenneth Anger,
“Let’s give our Western poets the opportunity to reflect on the possibilities offered by three lines,
by three brush strokes, and - for our film poets - by three images.
The result may well be surprising,”
(
Modesty and the Art of Film, 1951).

Create a piece of visual poetry with only three moving images.
It can be three hours long, it can be three seconds long;
you can spend hours, you can spend minutes; shoot it on film, shoot it on a cameraphone;
anything, as long as it speaks to you.


Feel free to experiment. Relish the freedom of limitation.

Multiple submissions acceptable.


FILMS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd, 2011

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FILMS RETURNED HAPHAZARDLY THROUGHOUT JULY & AUGUST

"I'll Replace You" by Brendan Steere
"SOUTH" by Johann Muñoz
"Order" by Claudia Scalise
"I N F L U E N C E 4: A Study in Form in Three Movements" by [r} [ r ] r (YT/Vimeo)
"01. Circle of Life", "02. Security Gate", "03. My Hands", "04. Flash of Light", "05. Wind" by Alec L. Lambert


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WEEK 005

FIFTH MEETING OF INFLUENCE -- 11.20.11

OBSTRUCTIONS

rrr: Your film must include an icon from every INFLUENCE film.
Jonathan: Your film must be no shorter than 15 minutes.
Teresa: Every shot must have a head or face in it.
Kieran: All spoken dialogue must be extracted from To Deny Our Nothingess by Maurice Friedman.
Alec: "You" (the cameraman) must shoot the film entirely on your (their) back!

FILMS ARE DUE SUNDAY DECEMBER 2ND, 2011

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FILMS RETURNED DECEMBER 15th, 2012

"More Than A Man" by Teresa Lu
"Untitled INLFUENCE Film" by Kieran Raian
"INFLUENCE 5" by rrr


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WEEK 666

SIXTH MEETING OF INFLUENCE – 12.15.11

OBSTRUCTIONS:


Jonathan: You must manipulate time for at least 1.5 minutes (making it either slower or faster).
Kieran: In every frame, there must be an unconscious person.
Teresa: You must appear in your film as a person of the opposite sex.
Alec: Every character in the film can speak only in a single repeated noise (the noise does not have to be the same for every character).
rrr: At least one character in your film must have a male armpit fetish.

FILMS ARE DUE SUNDAY JANUARY 29th, 2012

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FILMS RETURNED FEBRUARY 2012

"Dirty Laundry" by Teresa Lu
"6" by Lorelei Ramirez
"INFLUENCE 666: THE SELFISH INFLUENCE FILM // "I AM A WOMAN"" by Alec Lambert
"INFLUENCE 666: Paul Bunyan II" by Alexander Fofonoff


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WEEK 777

SEVENTH MEETING OF INFLUENCE – 03.04.12

OBSTRUCTIONS:


Lorelei: Someone in your film must interact with a stranger in a public setting.
Timmy: You must have “a shot of a really sick quote from, like, a really pretentious author” in your film.
Jesse: Your film must appear to be one shot.
Johnny: Every actor in your film must be played by someone you have, or have had, a crush on.*
(*Kept secret from the casts until all films were publicly screened.)
Stefano: Your film must be a character study of someone you know very well.
Kieran: The person to your immediate left will direct your film.
Teresa: Your film must be shot outdoors.
Alec: The production must be in a chemically altered state while shooting (alchohol, coffee, drugs, etc).

FILMS DUE SUNDAY MARCH 18th, 2012




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