Tyler Holland has just announced a Rough Cut Video Contest! Create or join a team of 4 or more. Create and promote your work. There will be a rewards and opportunities for the winner early next quarter. To find out more information on details and rules of the contest please check out-
The reward package will be later announced, but Greg LeSar as faculty advisor will oversee and give out the rewards to the winner and will be circulated in the next Student Film Show case of 2011 as well as the Sun Screen film Festival of 2012.
Senior Film Student, Richard Inman, is looking for crew positions for his senior thesis film. If you are interested in being a part of this upcoming and amazing experience find out more about his film and how you can be a part of it, you can find out all the details at-
There is more that meets the surface with Malachi. He is a deep dude. Very creative and not afraid to speak his mind. It is a shame his career at AI was cut short. However, I am sure this will not stop him from being in the film industry. When I first met him I knew that he is a driven intelligent guy. Looking forward to seeing what he does next.
Malachi is a bright guy with a level of determination matched by few other students I've met. I wish him the best and hope to keep working with him in the future.
I'm gonna miss Malachi, He did good work here at Ai, but I have no doubt that he will continue his work and do it well, even without the resources the school provides. However he is still a member of Rough Cut. He has the drive to do what he loves and be good at it. I wish you luck man.
I've enjoyed my run as Rough Cut President and I'm proud to pass the reins onto a filmmaker with such dedication and passion for creating and promoting work. As Tyler as the new President I wanted to share some of Tyler's Inspirations and passions and give insight to the Rough Cut members, new and existing about their new President.
Tyler Because the Boston Red Sox haven’t called me to be their 2nd baseman. I thoroughly enjoy making films. From holding the boom pole, filming, editing and most recently being on camera. It is all a lot of fun. Basically Film is the only thing I am good at.
What are some of your inspirations and influences?
Tyler I am influenced by a lot of different things: Believe it or not the show Jackass was a big influence on me. When that show came out it motivated my friends and I to make our own Jackass style videos. The skating and BMX is a huge influence as well. I got a camera and that is pretty much what started why I am in film school today.
Tyler Music is a huge influence on me. It is the soundtrack to our lives. Watching Music Videos when I was younger Spike Jonze’s name kept coming up on many of my favorite videos. My favorite bands Thrice and A Wilhelm Scream are huge inspirations.
Tyler As far as an influence on my work: The Chappelle’s Show and Arrested Development are influences, with a little bit of Andy Samberg’s SNL Digital Shorts and Kenny Powers of Eastbound and Down.
With such an interesting spectrum of influences I asked him about some of his favorite films.
My favorite film of all time is hands down The Big Lebowski Fargo The Dark Knight Fight Club
Coen Brothers: They can do no wrong.
The Farrelly Brothers: “Kingpin” “There’s Something About Mary” Me, Myself, and Irene”
Christopher Nolan: “Dark Knight” “Memento” “The Prestige”
Stanley Kubrick: Has to be on here. He made powerful films.
I was then curious about his overall goal as a filmmaker.
One of my favorite things to do is to make people laugh. I want to continue to make humorous videos. I want to make people feel how I feel when I watch one of my favorite comedies.
Plans for the future?
Some filmmakers are pre-production people others are post. I really enjoy the production side of it. I am keeping an open mind. Being a Director of photography sounds awesome. I am a huge baseball fan, if I got a job filming for that or ESPN I would be set.
Who are some of the people you want to thank that have helped you get to where you are now?
I’ll try to keep this brief but I do have a lot of people to thank. In no particular order...My folks for creating me. My family for supporting me. The Morris family for the love and support. My girlfriend Cassandra for putting up with me and her support. Chris ‘Loot’ Leutbecher, Rob Ward, Robert Pearson, Chris Yocom, Chris Amatruda, Josh Morales, Matt Benedict, Matt Jimenez, Richard Inman, Greg LeSar, Justin Padilla, Kristina Mitchell. Belleview High School Class of 2004. The Rough Cut Community and The Art Institute of Tampa. You have all had an impact on me in some shape or form. I am forever grateful. Thanks!
The Rough Cut Video Contest is a team competition, designed to get you and your friends making movies, networking and promoting Rough Cut!
The following is a list of stipulations and requirements you will need to follow to enter and win!
1. Teams must have at least 4 members, a name, and be registered by week 4 with a RoughCut officer. (a filmmaker can be a part of multiple teams) Register via facebook or send an e-mail to email@example.com
2. The completed video can be of any genre, but cannot exceed 3 minutes or be any shorterthan 1 minute.
3. Your video must contain a featured appearance by a Rough Cut cabinet member. Becreative, as this cameo can come in any form.
4. Your completed video must also feature on screen appearances by two non-DFVP students.These appearances can be as minor or mayor as you like.
5. One or more scenes in your film must contain a shot composed using the dolly and or jib.
The finished projects must be submitted by week 11, and will be posted to the Rough Cut YouTube channel. Although the winning video will not be decided exclusively by it’s number of views, popularity will be a factor.
It is encouraged that you refrain from producing offensive content that may discourage multiple views.
A jury comprised of Rough Cut officers, Ai Tampa faculty, and guest judges will choose the winning video.
The winning video will be chosen based on its originality and skillful execution.
The winning team will be announced within the first 4 weeks of the Spring 2011 quarter at a special screening of all the entries, and receive a prize pack! The pack will include a guaranteed entry into the 2011 Ai Tampa Student Film Showcase along with prizes designed to help the winners both celebrate and produce future projects.
Video of the Week Omar Ellis' Kickstart My Heart Home Green Screen Test
Even on his break Omar Ellis keeps producing work, so for this week's Video of the Week selection we feature his Kick Start My Heart home green screen test. Be sure to let Omar and the rest of Rough Cut know what you think by leaving a comment and or rating this post. Check back next Monday to see the next Video of the Week!