The 48 Hour Film Project: Detroit combines all the fun of filmmaking, stressful time constraints, and sleep deprivation into one awesome contest. In other words, filmmakers are given exactly 48 hours to create (write, shoot, edit) an original (4-7 minute) short film. However, the 48 hour time limit isn’t the only challenge. Filmmakers are also assigned a random genre at the beginning of the contest. But if that wasn’t enough, contestants must also include a specific prop, character, and line of dialogue in their film. These were our assigned elements:
Genre: Road Movie
Prop: Nail Clippers
Character: Marvin Greenberg
Line of Dialogue: “Momma told me not to come.”
To read more about our personal experience and approach to this project, click here.
Special Gear: Homemade Jib (for under $100)(video coming soon!)
Editing Software: Final Cut Pro 7
Shooting Location: Milford, MI / New Hudson, MI
Crew Size: 11
Costumes: Off Broadway Productions
The 48 Hour Film Project is a global competition, taking place in major cities across the U.S. as well as in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. We highly recommend it if you’re looking for a great film competition to enter, or if you just want to have some fun with friends. Learn more about the competition and sign up today.