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I Won an Award!

So my cousins and I enjoy making movies in our spare time… Film Production was my major until recently when I switched to Phys Therapy.

Anyway, we entered the 48 Hour FIlm Festival. If you’ve not heard of it, basically groups make movies in just 48 hours, write the script, shoot, and edit all in that time. We have entered the last three years, and this year we actually won something!

We won the audience award, which basically means we were in the top 7 movies out of 72, from the city of St Louis (which has the third most participants internationally, strangely enough).

Here is our movie! Called Supply & Demand.

that was pretty good. i think the lady in the holding area needed to work a little more on lines… but other than that it was good for such a short time span…

[quote]coolnatedawg wrote:
that was pretty good. i think the lady in the holding area needed to work a little more on lines… but other than that it was good for such a short time span…[/quote]

Thanks. I agree, some of the lines were a bit shoddy… but you are right that the time span was a factor. If anyone has ever been a part of making a movie, you know how long it takes… it was pretty crazy, but fun.

None of the people in the movie were professional actors in any way, either, but yeah i agree with you. I was working with the actors the whole time and pretty much had to coach her after every take, “OK that was alright, why don’t you try saying it like THIS”

Well done.

Were you inspired at all by Soylent Green? lol

Outstanding work!

I enjoyed it!

I have to admit that I was waiting for someone to come on in a deep, gravely voice say:

[center]…“Let’s play a game”…[/center]

Congratulations!

Mufasa

Good work. That’s a cool movie.

Geez…!

I also have a screwed-up way of looking at the World, kkeane!

This is what I immediately thought about when I read the title of your thread…!

(Sorry…!)

Great work!

Mufasa

wow. i don’t know anything about film making or cinematography, but i liked the camera angles.

you guys got talent. good job man and definitely keep it up.

floripa

My younger brother has done some amateur film production so I have a little idea of what’s involved.

This was excellent! Some nice camera-work in particular.

Thanks everybody! It was a lot of fun to make, and we were VERY excited that it came out so well, and even won the award. I even got a little cameo there in the end as the BIG BAD “combustible fuel” reporter :smiley:

Molotov_- I had never heard of Soylent Green until I just looked it up on Wikipedia (I am young, forgive me), but it sounds SOMEwhat similar. what DID influence us was an old Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man”. It sounds a lot like the Soylent idea, basically the humans were being cultivated for food.

Mufasa- I’ll admit, we WERE a little inspired by the SAW movies, and a little bit by The Island. There can really be no completely original idea anymore, you know? SOMEONE has done everything, so its been crucial for us to accept that and just decide to make it as good as we can. :smiley: (I love SAW by the way)

sen say- Thanks. That was our goal. Other teams try to make insanely deep philosophical meanings, we like to make the coolest thing we can. :smiley:

floripa and t-ha- thanks. my cousin and I have been making movies together now for 8 years or so (yes, I am only 20 lol) so we know each other pretty well… he especially is extremely talented and we both have an eye for what will be a cool shot.

[center]From “To Serve Man”[/center]

kkeane:

You are REALLY on the right track by viewing “Classic” Cinema and TV.

If you think about those early “Twilight Zones”…they were 30 minutes in length. With commercials, they probably had, what, only 18-20 minutes to a) develop character and to b) tell what was often a story with a VERY deep message?

It seems like EVERY film school tells students to view Classic Cinema and TV when they are developing their art.

Keep us updated on any further work of yours!

Mufasa

That picture STILL creeps me out… such a good episode.

anyway, I agree with you on the Classic TV/Films thing… I was brought up on REALLY classic films (think abbott and costello, bob hope and bing crosby, later alfred hitchcock, that kind of thing) and you are right… its good stuff. Just look at Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarrantino, all their films are tributes to 60’s and 70’s films.

Sweet video.

I’d use that metal bar to pry open the grating at the top of the ladder.

That or take some of those heavy tools and whatnot outside and use it to hold the door shut so “they” couldn’t take me when the lights go out.

The place looked like it must have a grinder and an extension cord hidden away somewhere, too…

Yeah, I’m the friend that always ruins the horror movie for everyone else. :smiley:

[quote]ElbowStrike wrote:
Sweet video.

I’d use that metal bar to pry open the grating at the top of the ladder.

That or take some of those heavy tools and whatnot outside and use it to hold the door shut so “they” couldn’t take me when the lights go out.

The place looked like it must have a grinder and an extension cord hidden away somewhere, too…

Yeah, I’m the friend that always ruins the horror movie for everyone else. :D[/quote]

lol. There is always ONE of you in every audience… we did discuss this tho. they must have been dumbasses to not be able to figure out how to get out of there. not to mention that the one door by the sitting guy couldn’t lock, nor did it actually close, so we had to be VERY careful when he “forcefully” tried to open it… it flew open several times. :smiley: