Runs, Won’t Stop

Veteran 48 Hour Film Project company, It Donned On Me, put out this short documentary about a local runner who just can’t seem to get enough.

What makes someone agree to run without stopping for 24 hours? Take a few minutes to check into the mind of Charles Wickersham.

Look for a series of similar pieces from IDOM in the coming near future.

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A Magical World (or: A Real Truly Live Place)

This weekend, the 48 Hour Film Project will take place in a city that spans distance and time — the town of Machinima.

Competitors will begin Friday night with instructions about elements that must appear in their film, and then using tools built for video games, virtual reality environments, and other mainstays of the Machinima community, they will make a short film in only a weekend.

Take a few minutes to enjoy this short piece from one of the competing teams. (Fluent Media Productions)

We can’t wait to see what these teams create. You can see it yourself in Second Life when the films are screened.

(SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UWA/6/248/1638)

San Jose 48HFP 2010: Jurists Nominations

The judges have seen this year’s films and are ready for the Awards Night. They laughed a lot (often, where you intended for them to), and they cried a couple of times (once each over the terrible music I put on the DVD Screener Menu), and more than once they reported having the hairs on the back of the neck stand up.

So here are the nominations for Awards to be presented on Sunday night:

(an envelope rustles…and then)

Continue reading San Jose 48HFP 2010: Jurists Nominations

San Jose 48HFP Audience Awards Nominees!

Audiences for the 2010 48 Hour Film Project in San Jose submitted ballots during the screenings and results are finally in.

These are the films that came out on top at the ballot box this year. (They are presented in alphabetical order.)

  • Group A:
    • Beeswax
    • Deported
    • Elf & Fairy
  • Group B:
    • Come Back to Me
    • Jefferson Banks
    • loveHarmony
  • Group C:
    • Love Technically
    • The Price
    • Spindrift

You can find out who wins the top honor in each category as well as see most of these films on Sunday night, Sept 19th at the San Jose Theatre on San Pedro Square.  Here are the details:

San Jose 48HFP Awards Show
Sunday Sept 19, 5-8pm
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Tickets: $10 online (http://bit.ly/bj4svD)

Just Her Type

Bay Area filmmaker DB Cheng contributed to the 2009 San Jose 48 Hour Film Project hit “Dave and Liz.” For the 2010 season he decided to bring his own film company, EM West Productions to the party and submit his own competitive entry. This is what they came up with. We think you’ll enjoy their new film, “loveHarmony.”

Awards from the San Jose 2010 season will be presented on Sept 19th in the Theatre on San Pedro Square.

San Jose 48HFP Awards Show
Sunday Sept 19, 5-8pm
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Tickets: $10 online (http://bit.ly/bj4svD)

What’s on YOUR Mind?

We love to feature content that is designed to enlighten and teach. It’s no secret that the TED lectures are among the best of this sort of material online.

These talks are a little bit longer than typical clips and videos online. But they are definitely worth the time.

In one of the best of this series, Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.

Imagine now, inside your head is a 3 pound mass of jelly asking the question, “when will I check in on this blog again?”

Surely that’s what you’re thinking, right?

Adventure cometh…

Seems like teams that compete in the 48 Hour Film Project either love or hate the new genre: Adventure Serial.

This veteran team (you may know them as Beyond Forever Studios — now Ovation Pictures) leapt on the opportunity to do a sendup of the most iconic adventure serial from modern times. We think you may get as big a chuckle from this as the audience did in San Jose.

You  can see how this movie did in audience polling and with the judges by attending the Highlights and Awards Night on Sept 19th.

San Jose 48HFP Awards Show
Sunday Sept 19, 5-8pm
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Tickets: $10 online (http://bit.ly/bj4svD)