I love the idea that just about anyone can pick up a camera and make a movie. It doesn't even have to be an expensive video camera - you can take a bunch of pictures and indulge in a little stop-motion. This was the idea behind a party I threw for my friends. We invited them over, fed them, divided them into four teams and then sent them out onto Commercial Drive where they each had about 40 minutes to produce a short video. There were no rules other than you had to try and keep to a minute and you had to follow the theme "The Rites of Spring." Below is the finished product; what four groups of friends brought back on a sunny Saturday afternoon using only a digital camera.
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