Tag Archives: cinema

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-away they all report in common is, “keep creating, keep performing, keep sharing your art, because someday that magic moment will come together and you want to be there!”


Maybe that magic moment for you is to have your next short movie shown in front of a full-house audience. It’s why they have the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project.

Learn more about it and sign up now if you have your own story to tell. You’ll never forget it, we promise!

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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.

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, so we agreed to help them on-set and even make a cameo appearance in this year’s San Jose film. Take a peek:

The full movie screens at the  Camera 12 Cinema on Wed, Aug 19 at 7pm. You can find tickets here.

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 the Movies.

If you’re so inclined, we invite you to take John’s parting advice. Go make something amazing!