Image: 'explore' word is a submission to the film from 5 times world champion female surfer Stephanie Gilmore
Your shot at being part of a Tropfest film is here with the most unusual criteria, no film experience is necessary.
Australia’s first community created social media film, Share-A-Word, will be directed by Tropfest multi award winner Jason van Genderen and will premier at Tropfest 2013.
The Share-A-Word, social media film is an innovative concept bringing together the vision of Australians through the incredibly popular App Instagram.
Jason van Genderen has thrown the challenge out to Aussies to take photos of words and then share the photos via Instagram. Giving budding and pro photographers what Jason calls ‘a once in an Instagram opp’ to be part of a short film that will be premiering at Tropfest 2013.
Jason is no stranger to making films in unusual ways; he won Tropfest NY with a film shot in the same manner. Mankind Is No Island is a stunning heartfelt film created entirely from photographs of words and tells a story about the disconnect between homeless and society in Sydney and NY. So popular it has been viewed by over 1 million people on YouTube.
"Filmmaking has become so incredibly accessible to everyone. I'm so excited to see how our communities embrace the first opportunity to contribute to a truly social film collaboration, via Share-A-Word. With Instagram capturing these daily slices of life, it'll be wonderful to work with a huge canvas of words submitted by people far & wide… it's a process I've never used before and whilst it's part terrifying, I think we'll all be surprised with the story that ends up unfolding. I don't think there's quite been a project like this anywhere – it's a chance for anyone to be involved in a true first" says Jason.
Five times world champion female surfer Stephanie Gilmore has already jumped on board with her favourite word ‘explore’. Steph said “ I love the Share-A-Word film because it’s unique, fun and easy to be involved with and words are around us every day”.
Register online @ www.shareaword.com, take a photo, share on Instagram with #shareaword and @nikon_australia tags. It’s that simple. Each week from now till January 14 the most creative word entry scores a Nikon Coolpix X800c sharing-camera from Nikon.
So what’s your word?
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Steph Gilmore video: http://shareaword.com.au/webisodes/?s=stephanie_gilmore