The 48 Hour Film Project

The Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project

What Happened During Your Weekend?

The Atlanta filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)

The Team!

I am in awe at the talent in this group. These young men and women came together, worked as a team, and created a piece of art. We had not a minute to spare – we worked so intensely that we hardly had time to sleep! The team was always thinking and working on the project, especially during the brainstorming process. Everyone listened to each other to make things work, and we compromised without any fighting or arguing. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to watch everyone work together as a team.
The team was composed of Wes Walker, who carried the vision of the project into his skillful filming and editing; Clay Brantley, who directed the actors with the utmost patience and sincerity; Joe Perez, who produced our project and maintained important documents; Josh Worley, who wrote our fabulous script in only a matter of hours; Logan, who was the personal assistant and the camera man for the project; David Richards, who supplied the project with amazing original music; Jessica Moskowitz, who helped make fast cuts to shorten the script and played Young Marjorie; Cindy Sherwood, who skillfully played Marjorie; and Adam LaBorde, who brilliantly played Doctor Oliver Sandman.
I am so amazed by the talent and skill level of this team, which consisted mostly of college students. I cannot wait to see where their careers take them in the future! We all focused on making the project a success and we stood strong together as a team. To me, the 48 Hour Film Project was more than just a weekend of creating a short film. It was a profound experience that I am so grateful for having shared with such amazing people. Words could never explain how I feel, but I will never forget any of my team members. You have all burned a special place in my heart.

- Cindy Sherwood, Shafty Fingers Productions

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Animals and Kids

So we went to all the 48 hour casting call we seem to like every child so we cast kids. We went to the kickoff hoping not to get Sci fi what did we pull off the bottom of our Red Bull can you guessed it sci fi. we decided to take a chance is with the wild card. We pulled animal film. Lucky we had a card from tracie at star k9. We ensed up with u great kids and 6 great. Animals to work with. Loved it!

- Pat Taylor, Choir Boy Films

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Silent film ROCKS!

So we were given Silent film. I texted the writers and they were excited. After 2 years of comedy we were ready for something else. At first we were a little worried, but once the script was written we started filming.

When you don't have to worry about sound, and since we were going with grainy black and white we also put very little effort into the lighting (except to blow things out a little) we were done filming in about 4 hours. Editing took about another 2 hours. We were all finished by 3pm on saturday.

Easiest 48hr ever!

- Bob Place, Red Pill films

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