Last year I called up the wonderful people at the Ottawa International Film Festival and offered to help with their 72 Hour Film Challenge as the organizer for Ottawa Rock Lottery. That collaboration ended up with me putting together a group of 5 songs from area artists to be included as part of the participant requirements. It was so inspiring to see what the filmmakers did with the music! They had to include 3 songs for 10 seconds or more in each of their films and there was over 20 submissions! This year I’ve had over 30 submissions and have been working on narrowing it down to 10 songs that could work for film. It’s a lot of fun!
This year I’m doing music supervision again for them and will be talking about it on CTV Ottawa Morning LIVE tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m with OIFF’s fab PR person. Don’t worry though if you don’t get up that early or don’t have cable; a Youtube link will be up by the end of the week. It’s a great opportunity to talk about the whole theme of rock lottery, which is “Why have a scene when you can have a community?” I have a strong background in film (academically speaking I studied it for 7 years) and so many local filmmakers are involved in the music scene too. I’ve recently learned of another collaboration from some people that met at last year’s event in their newly formed band that are now operating a successful creative marketing business together! ORL brings people together! It’s a charity operation so it can be difficult, but what’s come out of it inspires me so much.
These were some of my favourites from last year that showed the possibilities of how the music could be used.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/35900435″>Opposable</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/fiore”>Luca F</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>