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ArtShots Mixer

ArtShots is a filmmaking competition designed by the organizers of the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project in partnership with Silicon Valley arts community leaders and businesses.

One part filmmaker, one part artist, every bit inspiring
One part filmmaker, one part artist, every bit inspiring

Its intentions are to combine talented filmmakers and artists in a way that brings attention to the work of both. Teams comprised of local independent filmmakers along with prominent artists and arts organizations work to each create a 90-second clip that captures the essence of the artist.

For 2015, the competition will range from May 1st through the 20th. Registration is open now.

A mixer designed to answer questions about the program, and to invite both filmmakers and artists to sign up is being held on Friday at San Jose CreaTV studios. (More information can be found here:

Listen to the Art

The folks at 48 Hour Film Project wanted to see what would happen if they paired up some of their most talented competitors with prominent Bay Area artists.

The result was a collection of clips called ArtShots.

This short perspective on musicians Bev & Greg (Bev Barnett and Greg Newlon) evoked the spririt of their music and brought us a glimpse into their lives together as artists.

ArtShots and the 48 Hour Film Project are designed to inspire talented media artists to show off their skill.

In San Francisco right now, you can see what Bay Area filmmakers have created for the 11th 48 Hour Film Project to be held in the City by the Bay. Premiere screenings for the films in the competition can be seen at the Clay Theater on Fillmore St.

Tickets are available online here.

Two Days plus Music plus Filmmaker equals Magic

We welcomed the Music Video Race to San Francisco last month as they kicked off their event series. They chose the City By The Bay for reasons obvious to those of us who love the music and the film scene here. Competitors were challenged to make a music video in just 48 hours. (sound familiar?)

One of the 48 Hour Film Project legacy players (It Donned On Me) entered the competition and gave us this gem.

The filmmaking teams were paired with the musicians randomly and we have to say that IDOM found themselves with breathtakingly good fortune.

ArtShots: She Just Gotta Dance

The ArtShots competition was conceived to bring audiences a glimpse of the talent that lives within the community’s vibrant art scene. The bonus showed up when the stories told through the ArtShots clips also brought forth the inspiring stories of artists who would not quit.

Tony Smith delivered this clip about an artist who is made for one thing, and that’s what she does. Dalia Rawson brings dance alive. Take a look.

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