Ever hear about it?  I particpated in it this past weekend and it was some of the most fun I have had working on a project in years! Aside from the extreme exhaustion that settled in and stayed with the cast & crew from noon Saturday until we wrapped early Sunday morning, it was a complete learning experience.

Our team’s theme was “doppelganger” and our necessary line of dialogue…”It works for me.” I unexpectedly ended up on the writing team and was able to work with the assitant director on the second draft of the script. We started working at 1am between Friday and Saturday and finsihed it at 4:30, printed the script and began shooting! The entire effort was the most intense, focused, and productive collaborative writing I have ever been involved with. Furthermore, it was the first time I was on a film set. I was in awe at how each person’s job on set compliments one another’s and how the entire production relies on every person doing their specific task. This is so completely different from the solitude of writing–alone with your computer and your thoughts.

But most of all, I fell in love with the 48 hour deadline. Sleep depravation, hunger, fatugue, it all fell away, we overlooked our exhaustion, caught an hour of sleep here and there because there was a movie to be completed and a project to see through.

Anyone have ideas for another type of “48 hour project?” 48 hour play? 48 hour magazine? Let’s start a dialogue about it, who wants to collaborate? yeahyeahyeah! Or I am sure there are others out there in cyberspace who particpated in this as well. Let’s hear about your experience.

If you want more infomation about “The 48” visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/


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