Monday, September 10, 2007

If you find my brain, please call 818-...

I'm not sure I can write a proper blog post at the moment. This weekend I participated in yet another event of pure masochim, the 2nd round of the VISA Invitational via the 48 Hour Film Project. This second round is a Visa sponsored thing -- the top 10 films from Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco (as figured out through some voodoo beyond the #1 and #2 finishers in each city) were invited to participate in another 48 hour marathon to vie for a prize of $10,000. So, being the greedy little b*stards that we are, we eagerly signed right up.

So last time out (in July) we drew Horror as our genre and found a way not to make a slasher/creepy monster film. At least we could make it 6 minutes.

This time, we got three. And we had to use a VISA card as a prop. I think you see where this is going.

So we get the draw at 7 PM Friday night...oh great, we can choose any genre we want! That's oh so helpful, Visa people. Now we have to contemplate what genre to write for an hour. We finally settle on our genre and set to staring at the walls for another hour or so to come up with a story idea. We finished our first draft by 1:30 AM.

This wasn't like our 12 person production last time out. We had 20 people -- 5 actors, twice as many grips, a dolly, a Director and a Cinematographer, a Make up artist...oh and a kick ass location. Of course, with a larger production comes more challenges, and, oh did we have challenges...

But right now, I don't have a brain, so once it's recovered, I'll spew forth the details of the weekend.

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