I went to the screening tonight of some entries to the Atlanta edition of the 48 Hour Film Project. Former ITC assistant Matt Lewis and current assistant Philip Dido had an entry, 48, and a tasty morsel it was, too. Clever parody, timely references, good visuals.
Last Friday at 7 p.m., teams picked a genre from a hat (they got mystery) and were given the required line of dialogue (“All my hopes and dreams are coming true”) and a required prop (a snow globe). The finished (or kind of finished) films must be returned 48 hours later. Some really were weak, but Matt and Philip and their friends and crew did very good work. A couple of them, especially the “mockumentary” Revelation and the Atomic Wedgie, the “romance” Snowblind, and the “fantasy” 8.5×11 were quite good.
This is a great way for students and young filmmakers to get immersed in the medium. I hope it comes to your town.
Of the 12 or so short films I saw tonight, only Matt worked in a Citizen Kane reference with the snow globe. Go boy.