A Mad Dash in 48 Hours

October 17, 2009 at 3:43 am | Posted in Film, fun | Leave a comment
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I recently participated in my second 48 hour short film competition, helping out the lovely Cat & Jo, as well as Mooch. It does what it says on the tin, essentially you need to come up with a concept, write a script, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours all based on a theme that they give you at the start of the stint. The theme this year was ‘War’ or ‘Peace’. The film was called “Make Piece”.

We have been fortunate enough to get our hands on the Canon 5D Mark II. We shot entirely on there, using some in camera sound, but recorded most sound on a separate camera. The 5D is a magnificent camera, pumping out beautiful, crisp, high quality footage, but of course comes with the downside of being 30 frames per second. So we had to deal with that side of things within the 48 Hours as well!

It was freezing cold on the day, we spent the morning out on the beach in Southend-on-sea and then went to a factory. This factory had the most amazing equipment that all had a specific purpose.

Anyway here is the end result. If you are interested.

Magnification

May 10, 2007 at 8:42 am | Posted in Film | 2 Comments

Finally, after 9 months of pre-production, production and post production, i saw a short film I produced up on the big screen. A lot of the cast and crew were there to witness the moment. It was great seeing everyone, but caused me to reflect. All of us were brought together to help make this short. We all share that one experience, that no one outside of that group will ever know. And we all won’t work together as a group ever again. It’s like that with holidays with tour groups. You always say, yeah I’ll keep in touch. I have done it on all occassions (my bad) and wish I had a bit more diligence. But then someone said to me..sorry don’t remember who…it’s not about trying to keep in touch with everyone. It’s about the experience that you all shared at that point in time. Which is why I thought I’d blog this. Just so that in a couple of years I’ll look back and go, hey I was part of something special whether or not the end product is good or not.

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