48 Hours, A Title, A Bit Of Dialogue… Go!
By Perry Michael Simon on April 6, 2011
You know those 48-hour challenges where you have to make a movie in just two days with certain restrictions dropped on you at the last minute? Boing Boing points us to this one by writer Mike Sizemore and director Andrew James Sykes, who were given a title — “Precision” — a prop (a clear, label-free bottle of red or green liquid), and a single line of dialogue: “It is just a glitch in the time continuum, it will sort itself out in a minute. Just hope it won’t wipe you out in the mean time.” The team took that line down the time travel path, went out with a Canon 550D, and shot this:
Shot, scored, edited in Final Cut, done in 48 hours. The editing may be a little choppy, the dialogue occasionally muddy, but for a two-day affair, it’s a pretty strong calling-card. Read Sykes’ discussion of how they did it here. And whether you like the results or not, it serves as a reminder of something you know already: With the present state of technology and distribution, and a little — okay, a lot — of creativity, you can make art. No excuses.
HT: Boing Boing