The Chicago 48 Hour Film Project
What Happened During Your Weekend?
The Chicago filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)
The Pinochle Club
You can read about our film experience at our blog:
This was our first year participating in 48 Hour Film Project and we had a blast!
- Oceanna, Green Shoe Studio
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Oh those mandates
The genre is always the biggest curve ball. Depending in who you have for actors, writers, location, it can be the ultimate challenge. This year for us, the genre worked out well because of those things. However as if often the case, the prop and character can be harder. In our case we decided to do a romance set in the 1920's so we immediately started looking into remote control history. We found out that Tesla had invented remotes as early as the late 1800's and by the 1920's they were being used by trains and other vehicles. So we decided to employ a brief little shot of a remote starter for our old car. If it wasn't for instant web research we'd have used up half of our time at a library.
- Kerry Shaw Brown, Rascals & Rogues
Back Away, Not Today mp4!
Cautionary Tale: make sure of how your footage exports because in ours this past weekend, the 'raw' footage was in mp4. With the FCP7 that we had, it kept crashing and we had to spend 6 hours or so compressing into ProRes. The film would've been cleaner and we would've delivered on time. Still though, loved the whole process, just a tip from me to you.
- Oscar Armendariz, Distress Pop Productions