Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 17 - 19, 2020

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 17 - 19, 2020

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Milwaukee, WI area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner.


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Registration Fees

In response to the coronavirus we've reduced our 2020 prices.

  • Early Bird: $128 USD/team ends Mon, Jun 22
    (reduced from $148, a savings of $20)
  • Regular: $138 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 7
    (reduced from $168, a savings of $30)
  • Late: $148 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 17
    (reduced from $188, a savings of $40)
Register Your Team Now!Find Team / Team Members

Prepare for Your 48 Hour Filmmaking Weekend - LIVE Online Class (Beginner Video Editing Class)

Fri, Jul 10, 2020 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th - LIVE Online Classes presented by our own Stan Luberda.  Each class will run 45 minutes followed up by your real-time questions.  Friday’s class is geared for first time 48ers.  Saturday’s class will dive into more advanced strategies to prepare yourselves for a most amazing weekend of your life.

Session 1

- Beginner Video editing class. 
Are you are making a short film but don’t feel like you know everything involved after you’ve shot your scenes?  In this intro session learn about the workflow covering the basics of putting together  an edit from scratch.  This session will introduce you to editing and how to tie video, audio and graphics together to create a short trailer for a film.
In this session you’ll learn how to:
  Import and organize media
   Editing basics terms and functions
  Creating J or L Cuts
  Adding music to your film
  Adding a title to your film and animating it

Final Cut Pro will be used for this session, however topics and functions will remain as platform agnostic as possible.
After the session there will be time for Q&A and we can talk about everything from equipment to special effects.
This class is geared towards those that are new to editing and filmmaking in general and considered a beginner to intermediate class.

Session 2
 - Intermediate Post Production class
Are you a creator looking to enhance your workflow and efficiency?
Do you work with color and want to better understand color balance and scopes? Are you looking for advanced effects to make your film look more cinematic?
 In this session you’ll learn about using and creating Proxy media. Next, explore the different color scopes available. We will wrap up with an overview of some effects to give your projects a more cinematic, polished look.
In this session you’ll learn how to:
  Create and Use Proxy media in Final Cut Pro
  Use color scopes, how they work and why we use them.
  Use Comparison viewer in Final Cut Pro X.
  Utilize third party tools in your edit 
  (mFilmLook, Mocha, and Neat Video effects)

Final Cut Pro will be used for this session, however topics and functions will remain as platform agnostic as possible.
After the session there will be time for Q&A and we can talk about everything from equipment to special effects.
If you’re a creator looking for a deeper understand of color to tell a deeper story, or looking to make your film more cinematic, this session is not to be missed.

If you cannot attend LIVE, a rebroadcast will immediately be available.

TO ATTEND, LIVE classes will be held at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0N-iKBpHZlhSFu6BqLsHWQ  at 1pm this Friday & Saturday.

Prepare for Your 48 Hour Filmmaking Weekend - LIVE Online Class (Intermediate Post Production CLass)

Sat, Jul 11, 2020 @ 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online

1:00pm Friday & Saturday, July 10th & 11th - LIVE Online Classes presented by our own Stan Luberda.  Each class will run 45 minutes followed up by your real-time questions.  Friday’s class is geared for first time 48ers.  Saturday’s class will dive into more advanced strategies to prepare yourselves for a most amazing weekend of your life.

Session 1

- Beginner Video editing class. 
Are you are making a short film but don’t feel like you know everything involved after you’ve shot your scenes?  In this intro session learn about the workflow covering the basics of putting together  an edit from scratch.  This session will introduce you to editing and how to tie video, audio and graphics together to create a short trailer for a film.
In this session you’ll learn how to:
  Import and organize media
   Editing basics terms and functions
  Creating J or L Cuts
  Adding music to your film
  Adding a title to your film and animating it

Final Cut Pro will be used for this session, however topics and functions will remain as platform agnostic as possible.
After the session there will be time for Q&A and we can talk about everything from equipment to special effects.
This class is geared towards those that are new to editing and filmmaking in general and considered a beginner to intermediate class.

Session 2
 - Intermediate Post Production class
Are you a creator looking to enhance your workflow and efficiency?
Do you work with color and want to better understand color balance and scopes? Are you looking for advanced effects to make your film look more cinematic?
 In this session you’ll learn about using and creating Proxy media. Next, explore the different color scopes available. We will wrap up with an overview of some effects to give your projects a more cinematic, polished look.
In this session you’ll learn how to:
  Create and Use Proxy media in Final Cut Pro
  Use color scopes, how they work and why we use them.
  Use Comparison viewer in Final Cut Pro X.
  Utilize third party tools in your edit 
  (mFilmLook, Mocha, and Neat Video effects)

Final Cut Pro will be used for this session, however topics and functions will remain as platform agnostic as possible.
After the session there will be time for Q&A and we can talk about everything from equipment to special effects.
If you’re a creator looking for a deeper understand of color to tell a deeper story, or looking to make your film more cinematic, this session is not to be missed.

If you cannot attend LIVE, a rebroadcast will immediately be available.

TO ATTEND, LIVE classes will be held at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0N-iKBpHZlhSFu6BqLsHWQ  at 1pm this Friday & Saturday.

Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bluemel’s Garden
4930 W. Loomis Road, Greenfiled WI 53220

Dropoff Event

Sun, Jul 19, 2020
by 7:30pm to be on-time

Premiere Screenings

Tickets: $10.00 USD
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Times Cinema
5906 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee WI 53208

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Milwaukee in only 48 hours.

  • 2646 Media Jeff Jelenchick
  • B/S Incorporated Simon Earle
  • Bad Example Productions David Kaye
  • Chair on Stair Films Derek Pfister
  • Electric Crayon Studio Patrik Beck
  • Established Heroes Adam Ferry
  • Good Entertainment Justin Goodrum
  • Kick A Rock Sergio Torres
  • PIZZA SUTRA / ISR Sergio Espino
  • Pogo Pro Films Paul Gall
  • The 96 Anthony Montoya
  • The Danger Company STANISLAW LUBERDA

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