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    Dates announced for this year's 48 Hour Film Project [Movies]
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    How long does it take to make a Hollywood movie? Quite a while, I’d imagine: pre-production consists of writing the script, casting the parts, hiring the crew, scouting locations, making costumes, building sets, storyboarding, and all sorts of other planning; shooting the film can take months; then post-production – editing, scoring, sound mixing, creating a trailer, booking theaters, etc. etc. etc. Making a movie is a lot of work.

    How to simplify?

    That is the task of the participants of this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. The objective is in the title: filmmaking teams have just 48 hours to produce a short film, from writing to shooting to editing. To make it even more interesting, the rules specify a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue which must be present in every film. In addition, each team draws a genre at random, thus dictating what type of film they will produce.

    The dates for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project have been announced: the creation of film will commence at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 20, and conclude on Sunday, July 22. This gives aspiring participants three months to get together a team – but keep in mind, any sort of production prior to the start time, including writing, is prohibited.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for those who aspire to a career in film to show off their talents. All films created will be showcased at Village 8 Theater, and the especially good works have potential to move on to bigger and better audiences; last year’s winner of Best Film from Louisville (see below) screened during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.

    Complete details, rules, and sign-up information can be found at the 48 Hour Film Project website, and updates will be posted to Facebook and Twitter.

    Image: 48 Hour Film Project website

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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