Monday, May 11, 2009

Creativity Boot Camp

Take a bunch of insomniacs, give them a film genre, a line of script, a character, a prop and 48 hours and you have the recipe for a creativity boot camp otherswise known as the 48Hours - the Furious Film Making Competition.

From the web site: "

"It's a cinematic bootcamp but instead of drill sergeant screaming obscenities at you, it's the constant tick-tock of the countdown clock drilling into your mushy brain. 48HOURS is a serious challenge for both first time filmmakers through to experienced directors.
Simply put, filmmaking teams have just one weekend to make a short film.

Filmmakers don't know what genre (thriller/romance etc) they will be shooting until the start of the competition. All creativity: writing, shooting, editing and adding a musical soundtrack, must occur within the 48 hour window."

Mix a producer, a director, scriptwriters, a camera person, a sound person, actors , some people who know what they are doing and others that don't and various other roles critical to the success of the movie [food and moral support] - and you have the potential for a local blockbuster. Peter Jackson had to start somewhere!

I have always thought that creativity within boundaries is a way to get the creative juices flowing - this 48 hours across New Zealand was proof enough.

The concept could be applied to a fashion show, a collaborative sculpture, a musical or theatre performance - think I need some sleep first!!

Thanks to Studio 15 - - for their hospitality.

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