I want to enter the 48 hour film competition next year. I think I could do it, and I want to. So…now I have a year in which to obtain a camera.
The finalists we watched last night were of varying quality. Some were so professional that I would expect to see them in the Big Film Festival, before a film or in one of the short film collections. Some of them had a lot of trouble sticking to the genre they had picked…such as Flatmate Tree that was supposed to be Heartwarming Family Fare but started with a violent murder. Huh?
My personal favourites were: How to deal with the Situation an amazingly slick black and white educational film. Done as old fashioned as possible and very educational indeed. I am now well prepared to deal with the situation, should it arise.
Toy Boy which was a gay romance about a guy who was in love with an inflatable doll. The doll came to life when the guy’s partner wasn’t in the room. Awesome, and actually very well made and tender.
Nice and Easy a slick and smart detective film. Just professional looking, and cool.
The funniest one was definitely Heinous Crime which was Taika Cohen’s film. It was supposed to be Courtroom Drama. It was definitely set in a court room. It was extremely funny to watch but not a patch film-making-wise on a lot of the others. There were no special effects, no animation, no music…it was just two people being funny. They were (let me reiterate) very very funny. But I don’t think it should have won. It was the grand prize…trip to LA, flash computer with editing and scriptwriting software, etc.
Lee and I were both pretty disappointed. I mean if all those other people could put in huge efforts and come up with something professional and stylish and clever, why shouldn’t that kind of thing win? Not just two people doing the kind of silly funny video that Giffy and I might have made in high school. (If we were anywhere near as funny, which we weren’t, but the production values were the same.)
I wonder if I’ll get anyone bitching to me about this entry. Ah well. The competition is for film making, not best comedic effort. Taika Cohen doesn’t need the help to get started in film making that the groups that no one has heard of do and the genre was supposed to be courtroom *drama* anyway!
It was still a fun night. We tried to get into Shrek 2 at 4.45 but it was sold out. Came home and watched the rest of Firefly instead.
“I don’t care, I’m still free. You can’t take the sky from me”