48-Hour Film Kids
The 48-Hour Film Project celebrated it’s 10th year in San Antonio, and this year we decided to do something different. We mentored a group of 10-14 year old Middle School kids, with no previous film experience, through the project.
The 48-Hour Film Project is a crazy weekend in which you and a team make a short movie — write, shoot, edit and score it — in just 48 hours. On Friday night, you get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be completed.
We had a few meetings prior to the weekend, to go over expectations and define the crew roles the kids would have. Murray and Jeff helped out, but the kids were in charge of scripting, directing, editing, acting, sound, locations, lighting… the works!
KoolKids Crew after a long shoot day
The end result was an exciting weekend for all involved. The KoolKids Crew made in into the “Best of Show” and won Best Use of Character over 27 teams of adults for their movie “The Chair.” The kids were all great and it was fun to see them tackle a project that they would never otherwise have been able to do. They even made it onto the evening news.