Tag Archives: humor

Just 207 Words

We haven’t had a lot of chances to watch Louis CK work a crowd, but this seemed like a good time. Nerdwriter1 decided to illustrate the anatomy of both a Louis CK joke, and his masterful delivery.

We thought it wise to watch some of his work before studying this analysis, and were delighted by both experiences.

Now take a look if you will, at the magic that can be rendered with just 207 words.

We’re usually predisposed to let the comedy happen how it will and not dig too deep to see the gears turning. But this time it turned out to be both instructive and hilarious.


Comedy seems to be the most popular mechanism for entertainment among the participants in the 48 Hour Film Project. It’s probably because when people are having fun making a movie, they tend to want to laugh, and that makes them want the audience to laugh, and well…

The San Jose 48 Hour Film Project is going to happen in early Springtime (probably the start of April) and if you have a desire to make an audience laugh, you’ll be able to sign up right around the start of next month. keep an eye on their website or the Facebook page for news as the registration launch grows near.

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.

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.

There’s Help for Anyone

This film, created for the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project, reminds us that no matter how deeply seated our troubles might be, there is possibly someone who could help.

Take a look at May-December, and see if you agree with us that someone with generous listening, and adept coaching can really help a person to open new vistas in life.

This film was submitted by veteran filmmaking team, It Donned On Me. They have create more than a dozen 48 Hour Films and almost as many entries for other time-based filmmaking competitions.

The top honors for the 2013 competition were announced at the gala Awards and Highlights show.

The event was held at the Delancey Street Screening Room.

The 48 Hour Film Project will return to San Francisco the weekend of July 10 – 12, 2015. Filmmakers from all over the SF Bay area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2015”.

Registration opens Tuesday, May 5, 2015.