The Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project
What Happened During Your Weekend?
The Albuquerque filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)
Humans are great. Technology sucks. Everyone on our team worked their asses off and the cast was fantastic. Computer glitch during transfer nearly caused several heart attacks and we made it in by 7:28 PM.
Funny moment: Towards the end of the day we were shooting last sequence which involves the fiance of an ex-cop who is blind, leaning back on a couch moments before his girl friend is about to clobber him with a bowling ball (See our film "Bloodline" for all the fun details).
The writer (Me) shouts out at the director, " He is leaning too far back, he can see her with the bowling ball."
The Director looks at me like I have completely lost it and reminds me, "HE IS BLIND."
So much for astute writers.
- Ron Salzberg, Rosebud 5
WOW, What a weekend! Best Ever
What a weekend! Everyone on our team was amazing! Some of us took positions on that we had not ever done before and found our footing. All Contributed to the Storyline, we had a DRAMA-FREE TEAM, Kudos to all Crew-cast-supported family for doing 5 locations, 14 hours of shooting thru NM heat, less than adequate Swamp coolers, rain, wind and some really amazing folks that let us use their places for our film making. THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE IN 48 HOURS!!!
- Joan Siebens, Siren 13 Media Productions1
Edgar the Pug Rocked It!
Edgar the Pug is the greatest Pug actor in history. Way better than Frank from "Men in Black." He delivered an Oscar caliber performance on "Pugs, Not Drugs." Though he can't take direction worth a shit, the camera really loves him. So did the entire cast and crew. He, along with Cyd Schulte, Mike McCabey, and Andrea Kepple really lit up the screen. The 48 should include a "Best Canine Actor" category, which he would easily win. Be sure to catch him Friday night at 8pm.
- Jim Sicard, Team Tickling The Dragon's Tail