Earlier this year Village 8 Theaters hosted screenings for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. It's an intense challenge for local filmmakers: movie-making teams were given exactly two days to write, shoot, edit, and score an original film. In addition, every year there is provided a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue which must be included in each film. All reports indicate that it is quite a challenge, but a lot of fun for those involved.
Thus, it is natural that there should be a spin-off.
For the first time ever, the 48 Hour Film Project introduces a new game: the 48 Hour Music Video Project. The premise is basically the same: teams of filmmakers have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit a music video. Making it even more interesting, however, is the involvement of a completely different group of artists: the musicians themselves. At registration, filmmaking teams will be paired with bands and musicians, and they will collaborate to create the best music video they can.
The filmmaking weekend will run from November 9 to 11 with screenings of the completed videos taking place at Village 8 on November 15. Registration is now open, with discounted early bird pricing available until Monday, October 15 – so sign up soon.
Registration for filmmakers is $95 until October 15 and $125 after. Also, teams who participated in this year's 48 Hour Film Project receive a $25 discount. Registration for bands is $190 until October 15 and $220 after.
Complete details, rules, and online registration can be found at the 48 Hour Music Video Project website.
Image: 48 Hour Music Video Project website