48 Hour Film Project - 2007 Thu, 17 May 2007
The 48 Hour Film Project for Boston 2007 has come to an end and it was pretty awesome. There were 100 teams this year of which 92 finished films and handed them in. I helped usher again and saw some 83 movies over the course of the last two weeks. A bunch of them were filmed within a half mile of my apartment just outside of Davis Square.
This is my fourth year ushering. Over the four years the movies have gotten better. A large portion of the teams have done it for several years and you can definitely tell they've gotten most of the kinks out of their filming and post-production. I think the availability of better filming and production equipment and software helps as well. Some of the teams were mentioning how they used cameras that stored data on hard drives directly and this saved them gobs of time that they would have spent transferring the data from tape to hard drive.
The 48hfp folks have created a new site for hosting movies at http://www.48.tv, though they don't have the Boston 2007 movies up yet (obviously). Some teams are uploading their movies onto YouTube and other video sites. If you search for "48hfp" or "48 hour film Boston 2007" you can see them.
It was a really great year for movies. There's a Best Of showing at the Cooliedge Corner Theatre on June 7th. It's definitely worth going to if you've got the time. There are more details here under "Best Of".