Aaaand…. ACTION!

2015.ActionThe day has arrived! Be on the lookout around campus for our teams who have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website.  Follow @GeneseoInsomnia on Twitter for the latest news or check out the Facebook page.

Teams are competing for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to create the most witty, interesting, and creative video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate their skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Submissions are judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special  award event at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Get Your Teams Together!

2015.RegistrationClosingClose of registration for the 2015 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival is getting close. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Get your team together and register onthe Geneseo Insomnia Film Fest website.  Once you’re signed on, start planning for Friday, March 27th, when SUNY Geneseo students will compete to create the best 3 minute video, within a 24 hour window.  That’s right! You’ll write, shoot, edit, and post in a single day.

All videos will be shown and awards presented on the evening of GREAT Day (April 21st). Insomniacs are encouraged to invite friends and family over the age of 18.

Remember, you must be registered no later than March 18th to participate. Get more info and check out last year’s winning videos on their Facebook page for updates!

Teams ready? FILM!!

2015.RegistrationRegistration in now open for the 2015 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival. On Friday, March 27th, SUNY Geneseo students will compete to create the best 3 minute video, within a 24 hour window.  That’s right! You’ll write, shoot, edit, and post in a single day.

All videos will be shown and awards presented on the evening of GREAT Day (April 21st). Insomniacs are encouraged to invite friends and family over the age of 18.

Remember, you must be registered no later than March 18th to participate. Get more info and check out last year’s winning videos on the Geneseo Insomnia Film Fest website. Oh, and follow their Facebook page for updates!

Digital Media Lab Recording Studio

The Digital Media Lab Recording Studio in Milne Library was created to give the college community a location to record live audio & video and for making screen recordings. Over this past summer the studio was renovated and relocated to Room 210. It is right next to the Digital Media Lab (DML) in Milne and is accessible from the DML.

Milne Digital Media Lab Recording Studio Room 210
Digital Media Lab Recording Studio in Milne Library Room 210

The new recording room has three unique areas to support a variety of live recording needs. There is a semi-enclosed single seat sound absorption area for making live screen recordings, with or without a webcam, using Camtasia for Windows or Mac and for making audio recordings or podcasts using GarageBand or Audacity.  There is group area for those needing to record group audio such as group discussions or interviews and an area to setup a tripod and video camera to make on camera video recordings. The studio is equipped with a dual boot Mac Pro with a Blue Yeti Microphone and is lined with sound absorption material. There are sound absorbing blankets that can be hung over the doors to reduce outside noise.

Podcast and Screen Recording Station
Podcast and Screen Recording Station

The room is restricted to those who need to make live recordings. Reservations are required. Select room 210 as your room preference when making the reservation.

Please allow 2 business days to confirm your room reservation. An email will be sent to you once your reservation has been made. Just stop at the service desk in Milne and tell them you have a reservation and need the door opened.

For more information or assistance, please visit www.geneseo.edu/dml.

Sound blankets
Sound Blankets to Cover Door

Choose the Winner!

GIFFChoice Here’s you’re opportunity to see and share the videos that resulted from our second annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival.

View the entries and vote for your favorite right here!
Students had a mere 24 hours to write, shoot, edit and post a three minute video using three (or more) “elements” from a list of twenty (below). Nineteen teams registered and sixteen completed the challenge for a total of 74 Geneseo students. Some of these teams have never shot/edited video before.  The results range from fun and cute, to touching and dark.
Please enjoy them and take the time to “like” those videos you find most compelling. The team with the most “likes” by 10PM on Thursday April 11th will be our first place winner. I hope you enjoy the videos as much as we (GIFF Overlords and Participants, alike) enjoyed bringing them to you!
Please, share the links widely, ask your friends and family to help determine the 2013 GIFF Champions. If you’re interested in keeping up on this year’s results or want to be in the loop for next year, then simply “like” our Facebook page and follow us (@GeneseoInsomnia) on Twitter!
Here are the elements of the 2013 GIFF:
1. Two black T-shirts with “Insomniac” printed on them
2. Popcorn popping in a microwave oven
3. Point of View (POV) shot of a door being answered or slammed in one’s face
4. A request for a cup of, “Tea, Earl-grey, hot.”
5. A child’s sleeping bag/blanket
6. An extreme long shot of someone waving
7. A character proclaiming that something is “Legen…wait-for-it…DARY!”
8. The Phrase, “My Precious…” while doing a Gollum impression
9. The phrase, “I’m a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.”
10. A character named Miles Morales
11. A character wearing a fedora and trench coat with Hawaiian shorts
12. Someone doing the truffle-shuffle
13. Someone doing a handstand
14. A character “breaking the fourth wall” (speaking directly to the audience)
15. A tennis ball in a salad bowl
16. An empty birdcage
17. A tracking shot of a person walking down a hallway
18. A person wearing a paper party hat while, clearly, not having a good time
19. A single shot containing both the “Seuss Spruce” and the “Painted Tree”
20. A LATS Bus

Are you the next Spielberg?

Registration in now open for the 2013 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival. On April 5th-6th, SUNY Geneseo students will compete to create the best 3 minute video within a 24 hour window.  All videos will be shown and awards presented during a special Geneseo Late KnighInsomniaFest2t.

This year, the film fest get’s social. 1st-3rd place winners will be determined by the masses who “Like” their favorite video on Facebook!

Register by March 27, 2013.

Get more info and check out last year’s winning videos on the Geneseo Insomnia Film Fest website.