Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Romancing the Screen.

This past weekend, I participated in my first 48 Hour film competition. Tonight is the screening. That's right, people, I woke up a big shot.

It was a blast. And an utter failure--we had technical difficulties at the end that delayed us, thus putting us out of contention for the main prizes (c'mon People's Choice Award!). But it was also a blast.

Some highlights:
  1. Assembling a team of six highly talented guys.
  2. Showing up to the genre drawing and getting assigned "Romance" (see point number 1).
  3. Having our friends/arch-nemeses also draw "Romance". 
  4. Calling/begging/pleading a few women to come out and film a few scenes (well, okay, that's every weekend).
  5. Working with the idea of "Girlfriend in a Coma" to limit the amount of female camera time.
  6. Coming up with something more exciting and hilarious.
  7. Writing until the wee hours of the morning.
  8. Having the subject matter go in areas you never expected or intended.
  9. Outstanding special guest stars.
  10. Biting body parts to keep from ruining a take from laughing too hard.
  11. Texting our arch-nemeses "Today is daylight savings time, so you have an extra hour".
  12. Having that come back to bite us in the a$$. 
I'll post/link to the final once we're able.