48HFP Colleague Awards – The Roster

What happens when you take 8 veteran 48HFP filmmakers from San Francisco and ask them to submit their best films from the past for awards consideration by their peers? We’re about to find out as the 2012 San Francisco 48HFP Colleague Awards ballots are being submitted now.

Friday night in San Francisco (Jan 27, 2012) at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, eight of the  top 48 Hour Film Project veterans from the Bay Area each brought one of their best films to be screened for an audience and rated by their peers for recognition in several categories. (Overall, Cinematography, Editing, Writing, Score, Production Design, Sound Design, Post Production Magic, and Creativity)

If you missed the event, all is not lost. You can see the films right now online.

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The Actors’ Sandbox: Be an Actor

Held every Wednesday in Second Life, The Actors’ Sandbox is a tuition-free open enrollment workshop for voice and machinima actors.

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Producers of machinima and other forms of animation are welcome to attend and observe. It’s an excellent opportunity to evaluate talent in a context free from the anticipation and tension of an audition.

More information about the workshop can be found here.

Transvideo Returns – Serious As Ever

The folks at Transvideo Studios work each and every day to produce some of the finest commercial and industrial media that the Bay Area has to offer.

This film was their contribution to the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project in 2009. The story won the hearts and minds of both audience and judges, and brought them home multiple award in the year’s competition.

On Friday of this week (Jan 27, 2012) they will compete with other top filmmaking teams from the region in the first ever 48 Hour Film Project Colleague Awards. To get you in the mood for their entry in that prestigious field, we offer their award winner from the Summer of 2000 – The Legend of Chloe.

You can see their entry in the Colleague Awards by being in the house yourself on Friday night. It’s at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center in San Francisco, the doors open at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $6 online and $8 at the door. They can be purchased in advance here. (http://schoolhouseearthtickets.ticketleap.com/bay-area-48hfp-colleague-awards/)

We hope to see you there!

A Stagecoach is Coming

This month in San Francisco, the 48 Hour Film Project will present 8 specially selected films from the past years of the competition in the Bay Area. The films have been selected by the filmmakers who created them from among their favorites. The filmmakers were selected from among veterans in the field who have competed on multiple occasions and who have submitted award caliber films more than once.

Each of the participating filmmakers will complete a ballot that contributes to the final determination of the first Bay Area Colleague Awards.

One of the teams that will exhibit a film in this event is Fogbelt 2880. We found this reel with some of their bloopers and outtakes. It appears that they had a lot of fun making this.

You can see the full film in the company of a great audience and projected at full size by attending the Colleague Award Screenings on Friday, January 27th. Tickets are available here.

New Hope!

In a season of bad news, poorly produced videos meant to shock us into consciousness, and regurgitated snippets from terrible faux news programming, it’s refreshing to encounter a well made comic masterpiece.

We dare you not to laugh.

We did get hate mail from some offended Icelanders over this. We’re not sure why.