Here's something I did last week for a local film comp. I live in the country and the rules were...
1. Showcase the 'South Burnett' area. (That would be like your local county in UK terms)
2. incorporate the local council 'swirl' logo. (I stuck it on the intro)
3. 50% must be filmed in the local area and be recent footage. (this became a clue for the concept)
4. Any recognisable people in the video must sign an approval form. (I got away with just myself and 3 others)
5. The council retain all rights to the video, may use it locally and internationally if they choose, and you will waive your rights to royalties or recognition for having produced the video. (sob)
6. There are 2 weeks between opening and closing dates for entries. (crikey)
So first up I would ask for opinion on those conditions. Are these regular conditions? They seem quite suffocating to me.
Anyhow, my first idea fell to pieces due to needing 5 actors, and finding NONE. Not as easy as it sounds.
Finally I found a concept and had 3 days left to produce something. I spent one day bombing around the local area for footage, then off to the City for another day. (Brisbane, about 100 miles away). Then one day and a no-sleep night to review and edit.
Overall it was a challenge to get so much footage in so little time, and to also appease rule #4.
In the context of all that, I am willing to accept any feedback, especially regarding colour, cuts, angles, flow, natural transition, and success in getting the concept across. It was a dull day in Brisbane, I'm not sure I could do anything about the grim light, and luckily it added to the concept