Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Calling All Bands & Filmmakers!

The 48 Hour Film Project is a crazy weekend where a team you put together writes, shoots, edits and scores a movie. The teams are provided with a character, prop, line of dialogue and a genre that must be used within the film. You get all the details that Friday night, and have to turn the finished product in 48 hours later. Then about a week later, all the movies are screened in a theatre and a winner is selected. I have some friends that have done this, and it sounds like it can be crazy. The 48 Hour Film Project takes place all over the world. They say that in 2012 alone over 50,000 filmmakers will make almost 4,000 films in 120 cities on 6 continents. That's a lot of movies. 
Now that you know a little about that, there is a related project going on in Detroit this year- The 48 Hour Music Video Project. Detroit filmmakers and bands/musicians/songwriters will be paired up, given a prop to use and 48 hours to make a music video from scratch.

Sound interesting? Anyone can register, you just need to provide a high quality recording of an original song. At the kickoff of the project, the film teams will draw 2 bands and choose one to work with for it. Then the teams get 48 hours to design, shoot and edit the videos and drop then off by Sunday night. The music videos (all of them- late and on time) will be screened in a theatre for all to see! 

Registration is underway and the project will be going on in Detroit November 9-11. If filmmaking teams register by Monday, October 22, they get the early bird discount price of $95. The regular registration rate is $125. If you participated in the 48 Hour Film Project in 2012, you get a $25 discount, too! Early bird registration for bands is $190 and also needs to be completed by Monday, October 22. The regular rate for bands is $220. 

If you're interested and want to learn more, you can visit their site here. Good luck to those who enter! We look forward to seeing what you come up with!


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