Sometimes we do things because we think it’s a better way. Sometimes we do things because there’s a chance that it will make a difference, or solve a long-standing problem, or improve a condition we see around us.
And sometimes we do something just because of the sound!
There’s just something about that sound that stirs the blood for certain people. We confess to being in that group!
Just as some people can’t resist putting a small block chevy on anything with a fuel tank, other people can’t resist making a movie or video about something on their mind.
The 48 Hour Film Project was made for those people. It’s the oldest and largest time-based filmmaking challenge that invites participants to write, direct, and edit a short film in just two days.
In San Jose, the competition will take place in April this year, and you can start some of your planning now. Registration will begin in a few days. When you complete your movie and turn it in, you’ll see it screened in a theatre before a packed house audience.
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.
We’ve all probably seen some animation about how an internal combustion engine works. Usually it’s when we don’t care and we just want permission to take the car keys.
But somehow, seeing the real thing happen in slow motion, and right in front of your eyes — it’s a different thing.
We were afraid that this video would be a little bit too long, but we definitely felt that it was worth the time. We probably ran the view count up by a few, watching it over and over.
We’re always drawn to Maker Videos, and we expect to get something like that out of the next San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. It looks like the competition will run in April and the movies will be screened for audiences in late April and May.
Learn more about it and keep up with the latest news by visiting their website, or checking in to their Facebook page.
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!
Two things that should be guaranteed to cross political and cultural boundaries, music and nature, come together in this moving piece.
We’re inspired by both the raw beauty of the setting, and the calm mastery of the performance. Hope you’ll like it too.
Everyone has a story to tell, and we all go about telling it in different ways.
If your way of telling your stories is through film and video, you may want to take advantage of the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project coming up soon. Registration is still in the Early Bird phase, so if you want to get started with team building right away, you can save a few bucks.
We’ll have more to say about it as it draws closer.
We all know that cooking is both a science and an art. In fact, maybe most art is a science and an art.
This clip brings the both into focus as we see how to sear the surface of a good steak.
Okay, Now we’re hungry!
Hey just a reminder YouTubers and filmmakers. There’s still a chance to get the Early Bird rate for registration in the San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project. It’s a great way for you to get to tell your own stories.
We love to see the battles in movies where they use fire arrows. It seems like such a good idea on a movie screen.
But would it really work? This charming video explores the matter. It’s longer than we normally post, but we couldn’t stop watching because the narrator is just so darned engaging.
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