Nu-Media Breakthrough: Pokemon Go Filmmaking Challenge (Editorial/Contest)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 | 0 comments

As MicroFilmmaker explores new media and content creation as it happens, we would be remiss to not shine the light on the Pokemon GO phenomenon, which is taking over the world.

Pokemon GO Players in central park. (Photo courtesy of Eli Blumenthal/USA TODAY )

Pokemon GO Players in central park. (Photo courtesy of Eli Blumenthal/USA TODAY )

The potential for geocaching storytelling that we’ve been talking about for years may begin to be unleashed for other creatives in the wake of this!

And regardless of how long it lasts, hopefully some of our readers are already grabbing footage and developing a documentary about the Pokeman GO phenomenon.

In fact, we’d like to challenge you to create 5 minute short films on how Pokemon GO is effecting members of your local community–wherever you’re from!

To get you started, here’s a 2 1/2 minute BTS short from the folks at Schmoes Know and!

The director of two feature length films and half a dozen short films, Jeremy Hanke founded MicroFilmmaker Magazine to help all no-budget filmmakers make better films. The second edition of his well-received book on low-budget special effects techniques, GreenScreen Made Easy, (which he co-wrote with Michele Yamazaki) is being released by MWP in fall 2016. He's curently working on the sci-fi collaborative community, World of Depleted, and directed the debut action short in this series, Depleted: Day 419 .

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