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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!


PanReality Media Seeks Communications Director

PanReality Media is seeking a communications director to start immediately.

We do a lot, just the two of us

This is a part-time position with very flexible working conditions, designed to fit the schedule of someone with a full time job elsewhere. Compensation package consists of significant equity in a vigorous emerging media company comprised of, and owned by, a troupe of talented performers and media professionals.

Duties include: managing social media marketing campaigns, collateral design and distribution systems to coordinate with our live and recorded shows, overseeing our fan contact base, and the creation of business communications for both internal and external audiences.

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2013 San Jose 48HFP Awards Finalists Announced

San Jose 48 Hour Film Project
Check out the Finalists!

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 be announced on Monday, Sept 2 at 7pm PDT. The results will be announced during an online virtual screening that will feature many of the top finishers along with some other fun content from the competition season.

The screening will appear on Livestream, hosted by one of our sponsors, Schoolhouse Earth.  You can tune in from any web browser or streaming video device. If you’d like to follow the screening from a mobile device, you can monitor the event on Twitter by following the #48hfp hashtag.

Full instructions are available on the nomination page.

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.

This film brought home multiple awards for its filmmakers in the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.

Stories from the 2016 San Jose competition are about to appear in the theater on April 27 and 28. You can get tickets here now.

What Does It All Mean?

In the age of Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram – who can  tell what we’re really saying.

The characters in this story endeavor to unravel the mystery, and probably just add to the confusion with their antics.

See if you can work it all out as you enjoy Love in the Time of Texting.

This film was created for the 48 Hour Film Project. Notice from the credits that this team consists of only five people!

You’ll find many other great examples of such films in our archives.  If you think it would be fun to make a 48 Hour movie with your friends, it’s easy to register for the San Jose competition. The filmmaking weekend is July 26-28 and all films turned in will screen at the Camera 12 in downtown San Jose.  Hope to see you (and your movie) there.

Tweet It, and It’s True

We all know, if you see it on Twitter, then it must be true.

But what happens to an old-school cop who is forced to partner up with a young gun who nows just what to do with modern social media? Take a look at Tweet, the Movie and see for yourself.

This film was an entry in the 48 Hour Film Project, and is annotated in a way that brings the viewer right into the production. You can make your own 48 Hour movie in San Jose. Registration is open now.

If you’re in the San Jose and aren’t sure if you want to lead a team, you can drop in at the Happy Hour meet & greet tonight to ask veterans how it’s done and what you should plan for.  Details are on the city web page, and on the Facebook fan page.

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.