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48 Hour Film Project 2014: Houston May 28, 2014

This was our 2nd time participating in Houston’s 48 Hour Film Project.  We view it as a great exercise in creativity, time management, and working under pressure (plus we just like to see if we can do it).

Our first year we submitted our short, The Replacement, and walked away with 5 awards.
– Runner Up for Group A
– Best Use of Line
– Best Ending
– Special Jury Award
– 2nd Runner Up Overall (of over 50 entries)

So not too bad for a first timer 🙂

Our category this year was drama.  Our Line: “It’s probably easier than it looks”, and the prop was a mask.

We knew exactly what to do when we drew drama as our category.  We had kicked around the idea of doing an overly dramatic soap opera, since traditional dramas aren’t our style, so we saw this as the perfect opportunity to take creative liberty and really have fun with it.

After every project, we get together and go over what we learned.  We write down everything that worked, didn’t work, who was the best where, and any other advice for future films.  So we consulted our list and took what we learned last year and applied it to filming this year.

The result?  Filming turned out great!  We took creative suggestions, had a blast on set, and everything ran efficiently and wrapped early. There was a lot of laughing 🙂   I think having just the right amount of fun on set is paramount to a great finished product.  For us, making a film should be fun.  If it’s not, then what’s the point?

Enjoy!

Alex

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