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    Tickets now on sale for the 48 Hour Film Project this weekend
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    Making a movie is hard work. You have to come up with an idea. Then you have to write a script. Then you have to get together a cast and crew. Then you have to actually make the thing, followed by post-production: scoring, editing, color correction, adding titles and visual effects, all followed by aggravating rendering times. It can take a little while, and it usually requires lots of people and lots of resources. So, how to make it even more interesting? Set a 48-hour time limit!

    The 48-Hour Film Festival, by now a beloved annual tradition among filmmakers and film lovers, returns once again. Last weekend, while you were sleeping, thirty teams were doing exactly the opposite of that as they struggled to put a whole short film together in merely two days. They were given three criteria: they had to include a character entitled Trey or Trish Balderson, contractor; they had to include a bowl as a prop; and they had to include the line, “I have three words for you.”

    You can’t rush creativity, but at the same time, extreme restraints can often inspire some really imaginative output, and we, the lovers of film, have the opportunity to see what these thirty teams came up with starting this Sunday, August 2. Divided into three groups of teams, Group A screens Sunday at 5:00, Group B at 6:30, and Group C at 8:00. There are repeat screenings the next day, Monday: Group C at 7:00, B at 7:15, and A at 9:00. This is a lot of film, so if you wish to see a concentrated version, the best of the best, come out on Thursday, August 6 for the final screening at 7:00.

    48 Hour Film screenings take place at Village 8 Theaters, located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Screenings at $10 per session – and they often sell out, especially the Best-Of, so get your tickets fast! Complete details can be found at the Village 8 website or at the 48 Hour Film Project website.

    Image: 48 Hour Film Project Facebook page

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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