In a world of big production values, loud vitriolic debates, and self-indulgent superstars – can something like this make a difference?
We’re still drying our eyes over here. (And then the song loops and our Kleenex supply dwindles further.)
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Don’t forget to save the dates for the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project screenings on the weekend of Sept 10 and 11. Over three dozen filmmakers put together short films to entertain premiere audiences and you can be there to see it. Details are on their website.
By now, most of us who are paying attention know that the traditional mercator projection is quite inaccurate when used for the world map. But did you know how inaccurate it is?
Take a look at this enlightening (and delightful) journey around the world. You may have a moment of deja-vu when the narrator lapses into an homage to Yakko Warner’s iconic “Nations of the World” rap.
We think a student of the world could spend several hours just following the clues and links stuffed into that fast-moving piece.
Although we hope cartographers and historians will do their best to tell the truth, storytellers and narrative filmmakers are not expected to observe that restriction. That’s why we’re glad to know that San Francisco independent filmmakers are setting out today to create a new crop of short films as part of the 48 Hour Film Project.
You can learn more at their Facebook page, or just subscribe to this blog and we’ll be sure to remind you when the premiere screenings and awards show are announced.
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.
…if you could have Morgan Freeman read a story to the children, would you do it.
Really, are you sure?
Okay, you’re right, we DO think it’s a good idea.
New video from Ainslie Henderson. The single is “Moving On” by James, and the animation that accompanies it will knock your socks off!