No, It’s Not My Eyes

We came across this short film recently through a friend. It’s perfect! Simple set, simple story, moving performance. Not to oversell it or anything, but go ahead and see if you can keep your eyes dry. Many of our fans and friends tell us that they think this story is about them. The one take-awayContinue reading “No, It’s Not My Eyes”

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 ProjectContinue reading “Nothing to See Here Malcolm”

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 aContinue reading “Hush – It’s Not Really Us”

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: TheyContinue reading “Dream On”

You Lookin’ At Me?

After nearly twenty rounds in the 48 Hour Film Project, we sort of expect Film Antics to be a well-oiled machine. They’ve produced numerous films that gathered awards including a City Winner for San Jose in 2013, and Best Film finalists in other cities and years. This time we opted for a closer look, soContinue reading “You Lookin’ At Me?”

Cinema and Frame Rates

John Hess and the folks at Filmmaker IQ do a great job of unraveling the mystery (and the folklore) of technical issues that affect filmmakers.  You don’t have to be a budding John Cameron to find this fascinating. The math is elementary and the history is rich in this story about Frame Rate and theContinue reading “Cinema and Frame Rates”

2013 San Jose 48HFP Awards Finalists Announced

It’s official. The jury finalists for the 2013 San Jose 48 Hour Film Project are online. The names of the top contenders for jury awards including the prestigious Best of City are not public and can be seen on this page. The jury decisions are being tabulated and the names of the winners will beContinue reading “2013 San Jose 48HFP Awards Finalists Announced”

Where ARE Those Voices Coming From

I thought it was only me, but perhaps others can also hear the voices in my head. Maybe the voice in my head isn’t the same as yours. Surely there is something about it all that puzzles the characters in this next story. If you can quiet your own voices, then relax and enjoy Transistor.Continue reading “Where ARE Those Voices Coming From”