April's Birthday Celebration (AKA 48 Hour Film Project!)

  • July 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Y'all! Have any of you made a movie? Have acting/costuming/film editing/storyboard/art/anything I can't remember experience? Then I NEED YOU! Hell, even if you have amnesia and don't know anything about anything, I need you!

Yep, this year, after 5 years of hemming and hawing, I've gone and done it; I've committed to the 48 Hour Film Project. "What is the 48 Hour Film Project?" I hear you cry. Exactly what it says it is: 48 hours to make a movie. From scratch. You have to write, film, and edit the entire 4-7 minute flick in that time. The awesome part (besides making a MFing MOVIE!) is it is screened at a local theater, so we get to see the fruits of our labor presented in STUNNING TECHNICOLOR! Well, we probably will film in SHITTY DIGITAL FROM BEST BUY and not STUNNING TECHNICOLOR, but you get the point. You, me, red carpet. That's boss.

This event conveniently coincides with my birthday (11 July), so in case you were asking yourself, "What can I get for the hardworking Meetup Organizer who has everything?" Nothing is more valuable than your time, and I would be forever in your debt. I'll take everything from people dropping off food throughout the weekend to lower our craft service bill to actually agreeing to spend 48 hours with me in a mad acting/writing/editing dash to the finish line. I'll probably need a non-sleep deprived, coked up (just like a real director!) individual to drive the complete film to the finish line, so that would be handy too. Plus, then you could start your Hollywood dreams and start a page on IMDB or something.

I am hoping to get a hotel in Mission Valley to function as our studio back lot, because I don't want to be stuck out in El Cajon all weekend. I am currently wheedling my long-suffering partner into it, but he remains skeptical of its necessity. All that to say, the location will change as that does.

Comments are open, so let me know what you'd be interested in doing. I hope at least a few of you are able to help. This event is of course open to non-meetuppers as well. Feel free to pass my info along to any of your crazy friends who may be interested in joining in (even if you are not).

All info on the Project can be found here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/

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  • april

    Ladies, that was an amazing experience. Thank you so much for helping me out all weekend. If you haven't sent me your mailing address, please do so at your convenience.

    July 16, 2013

  • Megan

    This is so damn awesome and I am mega pissed I can't be there :( GOOD LUCK!!!

    July 10, 2013

    • april

      We totally missed you, it was A BLAST!!!

      July 16, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hey gang, I know that not everyone who worked on the film was able to come to the screening last night. I'll be reshowing it at the movie night at my place on the 28th. You're more than welcome to come for the showing and not stay for the rest of the movies:) Should be showing it around 3:30. Let me know if you can make it.

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ... or are we all bunking at this hotel.

    July 10, 2013

    • april

      Please email directly at [masked]. Thanks.

      July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry I couldn't make to the meeting on Ttuesday. But I'd still love to help out. I have some props and can draw if you need story-boarding or anything.
    I also live in Fallbrook, is there some chance I could squat at someones place while I'm there? I only need a couch :).

    July 10, 2013

  • april

    We're still taking people! Grips and script supervisors would be rad. People who are handy with a camera or with the ability to draw (for storyboarding) or have EXPERIENCE with post-production would be seriously awesome as well.

    July 9, 2013

  • Katherine

    I'm changing my RSVP to join the "official" craft services brigade event. :)

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will stop by to help...
    Crew

    July 3, 2013

  • april

    If y'all can make it, we're having a meeting at the Kensington Cafe at 5p today. If you want to sign up for food over the weekend, please talk to Annie.

    June 30, 2013

    • Jackie

      I should be able to make that!

      June 30, 2013

    • Jackie

      ...the one on Adams Ave., right?

      June 30, 2013

  • Jackie

    I have some costuming and acting experience. I make no claims as to the quality of either, but I'm totally on board.

    June 30, 2013

    • Jackie

      ...leave it to me to forget to mention that my job is writing/editing, and have to edit that in. Oh yeah. I'll be an asset...

      June 30, 2013

  • Raegan

    Sorry that I'll miss it :(

    June 24, 2013

  • Theresa F.

    This sounds like crazy, awesome fun!

    June 22, 2013

    • april

      YAY! It's going to be amazeballs!

      June 23, 2013

  • Justine D.

    Do you want a music score?!

    1 · June 8, 2013

    • april

      Nope, all filming will take place on Saturday (from 5a-midnight). Sunday is solely for post production. No worries, I know it's Pride weekend and that's a kicker for a lot of people in my life.

      June 16, 2013

    • Justine D.

      Bummer - if you need assistance with anything sound or audio related on Sunday, please let me know!

      June 16, 2013

  • denise

    Ready to work! /OrcPeonVoice

    June 13, 2013

  • Paloma

    Your geeky actress has arrived! (Acting experience not included but will be faked if necessary.) I might be more helpful in other areas too. :)

    June 12, 2013

  • Renai

    I've got costuming experience! Count me in.

    June 8, 2013

    • april

      Awesome! We're meeting Monday at 7 at the Kensington Cafe for an informal session. Let me know if you can make it.

      1 · June 8, 2013

    • Renai

      I'll be there.

      June 8, 2013

  • Katherine

    I took one film production class waaaay back when in undergrad and will be happy to lend any lingering expertise (such as it is), although I don't know if I can commit to both days. But let me know what/when I can help! Are you allowed to do any pre-work for it, like scripting?

    June 2, 2013

    • april

      Nope, we are assigned a genre, prop, line, and character, and have to work with that. We can think of possible ideas for each genre, but we're pretty much limited to the 48 hours. I'll take any time you can give, I know you've got responsibilities and shit. ")

      June 3, 2013

    • Katherine

      Sweet--anything I can help with, I'll do my best. I love to write and so forth, and I'm pretty good with continuity stuff while shooting. :)

      June 3, 2013

  • Emma

    Hah! This sounds like so much fun. If I can swing the free time, I'm in.

    June 1, 2013

    • april

      I also need an overnight shift, probably!

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh no! This is the weekend I'm headed to New York, so bummed!

    June 1, 2013

    • april

      :( But Mr. Darville!

      June 3, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I don't think I have any skills that would be helpful here but I would love to help!

    June 1, 2013

    • april

      I don't have any useful skills either! It's going to be amazing!

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's a bit far off for me to be able to tell for sure but I know I would be 100% happy to commit to the full 48 hours and I can help you with whatever you need, I love film making and I'm kind of your jack of all trades! I've produced/filmed/edited/acted. Very exciting project will make for a very exciting birthday! :D

    June 3, 2013

    • april

      Awesome! I hope you are able to make it. I'll be contacting folks soon about a pre-meet, so we have some sort of idea what we're doing.

      June 3, 2013

  • Raegan

    I'm in! My plus 1 is my teen who can help as needed but doesnt necessarily have to come with me. She is a good writer though and has some theatrical experience :)

    June 3, 2013

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