The Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project
What Happened During Your Weekend?
The Minneapolis filmmakers share stories from their wild weekend of filmmaking. (Blogging ended shortly after the filmmaking weekend.)
This was an amazing fest. We had a 4 page script done by 11pm. The shoot started at 7am we were done before 6pm. Film in the can by 6:50 and turned in on time.
Our actors go bloodied and bruised.
The only unfortunate thing is we had about 3 more SFX shots which we did not have time to edit. Will be in a directors cut though!
- Damian Walker, Waking Hour Productions
Can't wait to do it again!
Chaos in every direction, but it was the best chaos. Amongst that, a group of virtual strangers got to know each other. In fact, a group of virtual strangers came together as one to create (and almost fully complete) a project in 2 days.
The 48HFP was a tremendous learning experience, which I can't recommend strongly enough for those learning the business or those already deeply ensconced in it.
I'm looking forward to next year!
- Pete Lakin, Sunny-a-Bunch Productions
Best Group of People Ever
I was not sure what to expect when I arrived at location Saturday morning but I must say, it was the most fun I have ever had. I also had the pleasure of working with the best group of people I could ever hope to work with on any project. It was amazing.
- TaNika Austin, Sunny-a-Bunch Productions
No sun but burnt
Well discovered late Friday that the Genre was Horror...Ouch.
Then Sat morning got the news I was channelling and insane Tim Russell (who I have had the pleasure to work with on the yet to be released feature film \\
- Dan Carroll, Sunny-A-Bunch Productions
Everything went wrong and everything went right!
No 'finished' script until 6 AM Saturday. On-location at 7 AM. Camera malfunctions. Audio malfunctions. Lead actress drove to different suburb. Camera started working. Audio started working. Lead actress showed up while other crew members scrambled to get props, costumes and makeup put together. Off and on sun and light rain. Downpour at lunch. Continuity issues. Clever storyline 'fixes'. Dedicated and creative cast and crew. 22 people all together, mostly strangers, made everything come together as well as can be expected in a 48HFP. All we needed was a few more hours. Couldn't have gone better! No, really!
- Chris Schendel, Sunny-a-Bunch Productions
The life of a crime actress
A summary of what I experienced on Saturday, in no particular order: Wrapped in a tarp and tied up. Dragged out of the back of a pickup truck. Buried under a tree. Poisoned by one coworker, died on the floor of another. All in a day's work. Go Team Fire Beast Arm!
- Amber Larson, Fire Beast Arm1