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On Oct. 16, KVIK will be holding its second scavenger hunt, an opportunity for students to try their hand at filmmaking in an open and creative environment.
The scavenger hunt will take place over 24 hours, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 and ending at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.
Once teams are finished filming, an overnight editing session will allow participants to try their hands at editing while meeting and socializing with other students interested in film.
The films will be screened later that night, when the winning film will be chosen. Prize packages for first, second and third place entries include DVDs, comic books and gift certificates to local Bellingham businesses, like the Bellingham Food Co-op and Avenue Bread. Andrews said the winning film must not only incorporate the specific objectives and items given, but in a way that creates a fluid, cohesive film.
The free competition will be headquartered at the Academic Instructional Center. KVIK Coordinator Royce Andrews said she wants to use the event to attract interested students.
“Events like this make KVIK really open and inviting,” said Andrews. “We want new people of whatever skill level.”
While many of the rules and format of the competition are still under consideration, participants will have 24 hours to create a film that incorporates a number of items including local landmarks and celebrities. Objectives are assigned a point value based on their difficulty, and teams must accumulate a certain number of points for their film to be finished. The competition will have a reality show theme that entrants must follow, but much of it is left ambiguous to encourage spontaneity and creativity.
“It’s a really good way for people of any level or interest to test it out and see if filmmaking might be something they’re interested in,” said Andrews.