If you’ve never heard of it, the 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and wonderful creative challenge to write, shoot, edit, and score a 4 – 7 minute film in 48 hours or less. This year the 48 Hour Film Project is breezing through San Francisco from June 8 – 10 and I am delighted to announce that I have joined the talented and enthusiastic Fog Belt film team. I’ll be working as the script supervisor and one of three writers on team Fog Belt, as well as any other job our small team needs done to turn the film in on time.
A Movie in Two Days? What’s It About?
One of the beauties of the 48 Hour Film Project is that the film teams do not know what kind of movie they will be making until the Friday night kickoff. This Friday night, we will be assigned a genre, a prop, a character, and a line of dialogue, all of which must be included in the film. Using these prompts, we will scurry to create the finished movie by Sunday evening. So cool!
Where to Begin?
This is a whiz bang opportunity to dive into a creative endeavor head first and I can’t wait for the weekend. Yesterday, team Fog Belt had a preliminary preparatory meeting to put the whole film crew in one place and get attuned to each others’ vibes. We ate some food, organized cast and crew, made lists of the gear we’re going to need and who’s going to get it, and even scouted and secured locations to shoot. Those are the only activities permitted outside of the official 48 hours allotted for film making.
Though I have been writing for years, my experience is primarily in novels, short stories, and web copy. I am looking forward to plying my talents to writing for film. I can only imagine how much I’m going to learn in only two days.
Wish me luck – and await my report!