The Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project
What Happened During Your Weekend?
The Glasgow filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)
What an experience!
I started getting my team together around a week or 2 before the filming weekend, this was a bad idea! Was let down by our lighting guy and so had to make do with domestic lamps and natural light. The one positive being we did manage to have 2 new dedicated team members. One of which, after meeting for the first time on the Sat of filming, had to act out the part of a creepy, stalker fan and she played the part ridiculously well.
We also were let down by a main actor at 8am due to medical reasons and had to scramble around friends to see who could do it at such short notice. In stepped our friend Gary Morton who got out of his bed to come along and help out. Turned out he was a natural and brilliant for the role. Bonus!
Finished filming by 3pm on Saturday and I thought we were on easy street. Then the editing began....
We were so tired me and my editor Dave (who also was camera man) had to call it a night at 10ish and return to it the next day. In the end the colour correction process ate up so much of our time we were cutting it close to the deadline.
Thankfully we made it in good time with a degree of pride, excitement and nerves at how it would go.
I managed to live out a lifelong ambition and see a film I made up on a big cinema screen with an audience.
I'm already looking forward to next year's competition!
- Richard Evans, Alpha Wolf International