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June 13, 2007

Movies & Music: 48 Hour Style

For the third year in a row, I participated in the 48-Hour Film Project. It's an annual adrenaline rush where teams of filmmakers pull a genre out of a hat and are then given a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue they must incorporate into a short film. Then the clock starts and everyone has 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a 5- to 7-minute film.

This year I formed a team with my old pal Lee Mueller. We co-wrote the plot and script. He did all the camera work and editing, and I directed. We had a fabulous cast and crew. It screened last night in St. Louis and got a great response from the audience.

Check out the YouTube version below. And keep your ears peeled for a great original song written and sung by Matt Logan, who took our crazy plot line and crafted the perfect song for the soundtrack. (Matt also did the voice of the doll and appears as the guitar player on the back of the truck.)

Here are the details we had to work with:

Genre: Road movie
Character: Ryan Coccinelle, entomologist (an insect expert)
Prop: A doll
Line of dialogue: "Don't look now, we may have trouble."

This was one of those awesome group efforts that everyone who participated will remember for years to come. Want to get involved? The 48-Hour Film Project takes place in cities across the U.S. and around the world. Check the web site for upcoming cities and dates.


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posted by Bob Baker @ 11:53 AM   2 comments


At Jun 14, 2007 1:00:00 PM, Blogger Rodney Robbins said...

Bob, I love your publicity book and your blog! They are the BEST. But who is the nerdy scientist in your film? He looks just like me, Rodney Robbins. No kidding. I can even do that voice. Spooky.

At Jun 16, 2007 2:23:00 AM, Blogger Ron said...

The more I read of your blog, the more impressed I am. Solid tips and tricks for any musician, regardless of their ultimate sized goals. Thanks


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