Friday, November 30, 2007

Contact me if you have questions

Email me at with any questions, or call me Saturday or Sunday on my work phone, 210-394-6117 (I'll have it on starting about 9:00 AM - it doesn't have voice mail, but I'll be checking email before 9:00 AM)

Good Luck Teams!

Here are the teams and their assignments:

Production Corp
GENRE: Action
LOCATION: Institutional

Parker Creek
GENRE: Film Noir
LOCATION: Hill Country

GENRE: Western
LOCATION: Nightlife

Thinner Oaks
GENRE: Mockumentary
LOCATION: Agricultural

GENRE: Fantasy
LOCATION: Urban/Big City

Darling Dickies
GENRE: Soap Opera
LOCATION: Restaurant

Stroke Victims
GENRE: Holiday Story
LOCATION: Industrial

Lone Bannana
GENRE: Mystery
LOCATION: Recreational

I'll post the characters and dialogue in the morning.

Film Permit

The blanket film shooting permit for downtown City parks is now available. Download the pdf file here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jungle Software Returns!

Jungle Software, makers of the Gorilla film production (budget and scheduling) software, is returning this year as a sponsor! The winning team will receive a copy of the state-of-the-art software which is a favorite for independent filmmakers around the world. Welcome Jungle!

New Genre Added

So as I was watching one of my most favorite tv specials of all time (yes, I'm a child of the sixties - MERRY CHRISTMAS CHARLIE BROWN), I realized, we need a HOLIDAY STORY genre! That's the beauty of running a local event. We can be flexible. So on Friday night, we'll throw an additional genre into the hat:


How will you do it?

I've been talking to some of the filmmakers that will be participating this weekend, and wondering if you all will share some of your techniques for getting a film made in just 48 hours. Coordinating actors, locations, equipment, etc., is a challenge. Use the comment feature to tell us how you plan on creating a masterpiece!

Friday Night Meet at Ruta Maya

We'll be meeting on Friday the 30th at Ruta Maya Coffee ( at 107 E. Martin St., at 6:30 - 8:00 PM, in downtown San Antonio, and we'll draw for all the film variables at that time. You may pay your entry fee by cash or check then as well.

See you soon!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Deadline Extended!

You now have until Friday, November 30th to sign up! Complete the TEAM ROSTER and return by fax today!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

2007 Locations

This year, we are doing the locations a little different. You will draw from the following list of "Generic" locations, and you must include this generic location at least once in the film. We also understand the time constraints of this contest - for instance, if you can't get permission to access a location on the weekend, how about a drive-by shot? Or perhaps your characters can do a walk'n'talk on the sidewalk in front of a particular location. Be creative! And remember, permits generally are not required for filming, unless you are filming in a City Park - this includes the River Walk and Alamo Plaza. You can review the filming policy at Parks on the film commission website.

Generic Locations for 2007

Urban/Big City
Middle of Nowhere
Middle America
Small Town USA
Hill Country

2007 Genres, Characters and Dialogue

The 2007 San Antonio 48 Hour Experience is almost here. Here are the genres that teams will draw from Friday night (November 30th):

Film Noir
Holiday Story
Soap Opera

Here are the characters:

Roberto - the Spaniard from Bosnia
Lili - the waitress
Sam - the insurance adjuster
Carpacio - and Italian automotive designer
Alicia - the nervous driving instructor
Arthur - the wealthy hotel owner
Perry - the gay novelist
Slim - an large landlord
Terence - a mysterious filmmaker
Rafael - a magician
Sher'ee (with three e's) - a trendy homeless person
Tina - the well-intentioned gossip
Enrique - the actor with his first Sundance film
Sniffles - an allergy prone young adult
Chris - the lousy wrestler

Here are the lines of dialogue:

"I can't believe you want me to do that."
"Why does this always happen when you're around?"
"For crying out loud, are you serious?
"If you include this in your plan, no one can stop you."
"I think I love you."
"You know, I really hate it when you do that."
"For the love of Mike - can you get a hold of yourself?"
"I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to remove that."
"In this scene, nothing happens."
"If I were a bird, what kind of a bird would you be?"
"Sir, this is serious - I think he's dead."
"That's not the way I heard it."
"We can get those anywhere."
"For what its worth, I think you're cheap AND trashy."
"Is this as good as it gets?"

Still time to register! Enter today by submitting your TEAM ROSTER.