The San Antonio 48 Hour Film Project
What Happened During Your Weekend?
The San Antonio filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)
Fun and hectic
We had a lot of fun this weekend. We spent Friday night hanging out at Candlelight planning our story. We wound up having to write our story around the availability of our actors. Our initial ideas were a little grander than would have fit in the time limits. Luckily we had a few people who had more experience with short films and they were able to help us reign in our expectations. Filming started first thing Saturday and went pretty well. Our first location was a cafe and we had to time our filming for low activity periods. Actually getting started was a little daunting, but once we began it went well. Next it was off to Alamo plaza for our other location. It was already getting warm, so we tried to keep to the shade as much as possible. Our main actress was amazing and she worked hard, even as it got hotter. Everyone else on the crew helped things go great. I got to just focus on the story and the shots. After shooting, it was down the just a few of us for editing, effects, sounds, and paperwork. Our script supervisor also kept up with all the paperwork and she helped to compile the end credits. Our sound guy thought he wasn't going to have anything to do because we got the silent film genre. We came up with a story that was going to have some sound effects, so he and some friends got to craft our noises, which made them happy. I think I got a little overzealous with the ideas for the effects because it turned into a lot of work, and there wasn't much time left. We managed to get it done though. We had to cut one effect clip that would have answered some questions, but we will see if that is the case once other people get a chance to see it. All in all it was lots of fun, and I think most of the team is looking forward to getting a chance to do it again next year.
- Chris Osiecki, Redacted