Tag Archives: 48hfp

Tears Don’t Always Hurt

We believe that tears have many uses. (You can use them to lubricate a door hinge if you collect enough. And they also make a great salad dressing, if you mix them with whiskey and remorse.)

We challenge you to watch this clip to the end, and if you don’t experience tears, we’ll send you an AED to get your heart started again.

We won’t ask you if your tears were from hysteria or from the sadness of genius lost.

One cool thing though, his playmate is still running around loose. So keep your eyes peeled because we need this kind of laughter badly these days. (And meanwhile, we’re watching the last minute of that again, and now the tears are sadness.)


Filmmakers who participate in the 48 Hour Film Project often trend toward comedy because it easily wins the hearts of  audiences. We just learned this weekend that the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project will return in April and will present awards to the winners in May.

Stay tuned here for more intel on this amazing time-based filmmaking challenge, or get over to their Facebook page and learn how you can get involved.

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Split Perspective

Life works out better when we realize that everything is perceived through split perspective. Here’s a great reminder of that from the talented folks at LifeUp! Productions.

You can see more great #48hfp movies by subscribing to Facebook groups for the competition in your city. Here are two that are certain to have great information for you as the season unfolds.

San Jose – https://www.facebook.com/sj48hfp/

San Francisco – https://www.facebook.com/sf48hfp/

Stipulations

Ovation Pictures creates something almost every year for the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. Fans of Be My Guest and of this blog have seen many of their contributions to the 48HFP catalog.

This entry won them the Producers’ Choice Award, their second such award in a row for San Jose. We think you’ll like it too.

The San Jose competition for 2016 is planned for the springtime, and viewers of Be My Guest will be seeing more of Ovation Pictures in the coming season.

Working for the Lunch Hour

Some days in the office, the best you can hope is just get to the next break. Anyone who’s ever worked in a call center will feel this next film touch a nerve.

This film from Once Upon a Thyme Productions fared well in the awards race for the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project during 2013. This year the team is in the hunt for awards again.

Their newest film will screen on Sunday, Sep 20th at the Camera Cinema in downtown San Jose.  The show starts at 4:30 and you can get Tickets Here.

Nothing to See Here Malcolm

We’ve lost count of how many gems the filmmaking team Film Antics has produced in time-based film competitions

They’ve brought home awards for Cinematography, Acting, and have finished as City Winner or runner up on multiple occasions. This entry brought them the prize for Best Comedy.

You can see the latest 48 Hour Film Project entry from this team on Wed night (Aug 19) at 7pm in San Jose. Their film will screen with about a dozen others at the Camera 12 Cinema. You can get tickets here.

Hush – It’s Not Really Us

Everybody wonders what it’s REALLY like in witness protection. The folks at Ovation Pictures made an entry for the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project to help us understand better.

They have a new film for the 2015 competition and you can see it on Wed, Aug 19th. The screening for their film, and a dozen others will take place at Camera 12 Cinema in San Jose. You can get tickets here.

 

Dream On

Some film production companies simply cannot get enough of stress, excitement, challenge, and accomplishment. These are the ones, like Once Upon a Thyme Productions, who keep coming back to the 48 Hour Film Project.

This year in San Jose, the troupe finished what was probably their fifth entry for the competition. Here’s a glimpse:

They put this together on the weekend of Aug 8th, right on the heels of rolling out their acclaimed feature film, Writer’s Cramp. You can see this entry along with a dozen others at the Camera Cinema in San Jose on Aug 20. Tickets are available here.