Corpus Christi focuses on 7 Day Film Project
by Paul Gonzales
Jun 22, 2014 | 580 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CORPUS CHRISTI – Every year around this time, amateur and professional filmmakers of all ages converge in Corpus Christi for the annual Corpus Christi 7-Day Film Project, or CC7D as it is commonly known.

For those unaware of what CC7D actually is, it’s a short film project where each individual team will have seven days to produce, write, film, edit and score a film no longer than eight minutes.

The event kicks off with a cast and crew call this coming Wednesday.

Heidi Hovda, the project’s coordinator, said of the event, “At its inception, CC7D was designed simply to do two things—help to build a film community in the Corpus Christi area and also be a consistent and annual film event for that film community.”

And every year the film event grows bigger and bigger with hundreds of wannabe actors and filmmakers showing up to hand out resumés and network amongst the community and try to join, or create, their own teams.

The event is open to anyone of any age and experience level.

And every year the event organizers add new and exciting elements along with the occasional curve ball.

“We have a few surprises in store for the film community and CC7D participants. We like to announce them at our events, so no scoop today, but we do think some cool and exciting things are in store for our filmmakers.”

And, of course, after the teams are chosen another event will occur which is the kickoff party where the teams will receive their essential elements and phrase that will need to be in the final short film. The elements are top secret and ensure that the teams don’t film anything prior to the seven day allotted time period.

And after that, they start the clock, and you have seven days to make a film.

Hovda added, “With the amazing advances in technology, it’s becoming easier and easier to make a film. CC7D is a great way to try it out.

“It’s not about making the best movie or the winning movie to a lot of our filmmakers. It’s about the experience of doing it. Like running a marathon or climbing a mountain. The fun is in the challenge.”

The cast and crew call will be held Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the House of Rock, 511 Starr St. in Corpus Christi.
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