Hey everybody! It’s Marcus here to tell you about our first-ever theme month on the site—that’s right, it’s Film Challenge Month at TwoJackets.com!
In the past we’ve written about our involvement in the 48 Hour Film Project and the Four Points Film Project-- both activities that require filmmakers to make a film from concept to final edit in a limited amount of time, and with a beyond-limited amount of sleep. As Andrew, Eric, and I gear up for another entry into the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project this June, we wanted to share some of our stories from past timed film challenges. Tales of intrigue, and adventure, and, did I mention not much sleep? Because… uh… you don’t sleep much on a 48 hour shoot.
Each week in May, we will be featuring retrospectives on our competition pieces, including posting never-before-seen (on TwoJackets.com) entries from our formative college days! Between the three of us, Andrew, Eric, and I have participated in over 25 timed competitions, and we have a lot of stories to tell. Like this one time, when I didn’t sleep all weekend and was hallucinating at the after-party. True story. I think. I was hallucinating, after all.
At the end of May, we will be detailing our schedule and planning process for the next Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project. This is where you will get to see the best laid plans of mice and men. The weekend generally seems manageable beforehand, but there’s always something that comes up. Laugh with (or at) us as you see us try to schedule sleep into the weekend, then come back the second week of June to see how the competition actually went!
So, stay tuned to TwoJackets.com for more on Film Challenge Month, and hear about what these competitions entail, why we love doing them, and what we’re planning for the next one!
Also, it’s May. Eric said I shouldn’t promote a certain superhero movie because it already has enough buzz, and we’re not getting paid for the endorsement, but I’d recommend seeing whatever movies directed by the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and starring Sam Jackson that you can find. Nuff said!