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Monday, June 21, 2010

The 48 Hour Film Project

I just wrapped on our third production for the 48 Hour Film Project's stop here in Salt Lake City. I feel we created our best short film yet. And with our new hardware, we were able to create a true cinema feel with amazing color grading and a nice shallow Depth of Field.

The 48 Hour Film Project is an international competition which takes place in many cities throughout the world, Salt Lake being one of them. It's primary competitors range from beginning amateurs all the way to SAG talent and professional indie film makers. It's basically a run and gun fly by the seat of your pants deal where you have only 48 hours to write, film, edit, and produce a completed original 4-7 minute short film. And when I state original, that includes all music and dialog too. To make the competition official and prevent any pre-production, you have no idea what your film's subject matter is going to be until the Friday night kickoff where each team draws a genre out of a hat. From there, you are given a prop, line of dialog, character name and their career which must be implemented into the film.

This year, our team had the following:
-Genre: Film Noir
-Prop: Egg
-Line of Dialog: "that's what I'm here for."
-Character: Ed or Edna Keegan who is a reporter

We made a great film and it will premiere on the Big Screen tomorrow night. We are excited and anticipate winning something this year. We had an excellent crew. I love making indie films as much as I love photography! The film will be loaded to YouTube and Vimeo later this week following the premiere.

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